July
02
23:01

Tennis, anyone?

The US Open has always been one of the coolest thing about living and parenting in New York. It’s one of the few sporting events that doesn’t cost your family six hundred gazillion dollars, you’re pretty much guaranteed not to have a drunken, obs...
July
02
23:01

Bow knows

The simple bow is clearly the new design icon of 2010. (Wait, is it even possible that owls have gone by the wayside?) I’m seeing it on accessories, on stationery, even kids clothes. A British stylist I worked with recently was obsessed with bows...
July
02
23:01

This birthday, give your prince or princess the royal treatment

Edited to add: Unfortunately, Kate Landers Events no longer exists. Why settle for paper plates with generic movie princesses on them when you can actually have a party fit for a princess, complete with a hand-made felt crown and personalized p...
July
02
23:01

Little blog of big party dreams

My daughter’s fourth birthday is coming up, and I spend a good bit of time daydreaming of mastering fondant, hand calligraphing creamy envelopes, and crafting a birthday banner in lovely watercolor washes over newspaper. Ha freakin’ ha. Instead, ...
July
02
23:01

From nature to your ever-changing skin, with love

Pregnancy. Nursing. Postpartum. Pregnant again. Getting my first crow’s foot. Freaking out. My skin’s undergone more changes in the last five years than the cast of Saturday Night Live. I wanted a skincare product that was natural and safe, so I ...
July
02
23:01

Rainbow Bright vs. the zombies

“My baby will never wear pink,” I once said. But I had to eat those words when I discovered that all those gender neutral onesies in melon, lemon, and lime made my darling, olive-skinned daughter look like a zombie. And I have pics to prove it. I...
July
02
23:01

Velocity Girl – all grown up but no less rocking.

When Seattle’s The Not-Its! blasted onto the kids music scene last year with their debut We Are The Not-Its!, I took a lot of notice. It wasn’t just that the songs were great indie rock tunes. It was that their sound was so tight and authentic, t...
July
02
23:01

Stop me! Before I buy another pair of kids mary janes!

If there were ever a Fall/Winter collection I’ve been waiting for, it’s the one from one of my favorite kid’s shoe designers, See Kai Run. And while my kids will probably be in sandals for a few more months down here in the Deep South, that doesn...
July
02
23:01

Bob Dylan, children’s author

I admit, I feel just a little bit cool when my little girls walk into a store or a friend’s house, hear the radio, and immediately say, Hey! It’s Bob Dylan! So when I learned that one of his old tunes had been made into a brand new children’s boo...
July
02
23:01

Mommy, where do organics come from?

This here city mama is lucky that my children have grandparents in the country who grow tomatoes and kale and sweet peas and wild strawberries, so that they can learn that no, vegetables do not come from aisle 3. I’ve always thought that learning...
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