June
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Raising creative kids – here’s a hint: You’re not starting from scratch.

When my kids were young, the challenge for me wasn’t trying to get them to be more creative. They had access to all my art supplies and were constantly creating all kinds of art creations. My issue was where to store and display, say, a four foot...
June
21
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The princess and the peas. And carrots. Probably ice cream too.

I have accepted the whole princess thing that has definitely turned into a Princess Thing around here as of late. But I’m still having trouble embracing…you know. The princesses. The ones with the skinny waistlines and luxurious hair and faces on...
June
21
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14 x 24 inches of Patriotism

With a family of two girls and one boy, decorating a playroom with a gender neutral theme is a bit more complicated than it sounds. But thanks to the new limited edition travel poster series from design studio The Heads of State, I’m no longer at...
June
21
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Fishy fishy on the wall

So, aside from the cluster of dirt smears from his heels, my kid’s bedroom wall is a little lackluster. And why, by the way, does he feel the need to kick his dirty little feet against the wall every night while he sleeps, anyway? I’m loving the ...
June
21
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Just Let Me Lie Down – The working mom’s ABCs of BTDT

Kristin van Ogtrop is the editor of Real Simple, which means that her life as a working mom is full of high-power glamour and nary a regret. Right.Okay, I’ll confess I was worried that might be true, but it turns out that Kristin is someone with ...
June
21
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Practical parenting. Period.

Do you suppose our parents agonized so much over what kind of parents they were as we do, today? Probably not. And yet, I hate to cast aspersions on folks genuinely seeking guidance on the right way to raise little people into fabulous adults. It...
June
21
23:00

It’s a high chair. It’s a low chair. It’s a HiLo chair.

When you discover a kids shop through the Wallpaper* Magazine Facebook Fan Page, it’s a pretty good bet they’re going to have taste up the wazoo. So when I clicked over to ella+elliot, yep. That’s just what I found. This beautiful Toronto store c...
June
21
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Tea towels aren’t just for tea lovers

I always thought of tea towels to be completely prim and proper, but that’s absolutely not the case with the gorgeous block printed tea towels at Fisk and Fern.  The bright inviting designs are printed on absorbent 100% cotton which evidently is ...
June
21
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Oh, okay. Wire hangers.

Normally, wire coat hangers kind of skeeve me out. The way they get all tangled together makes me a crazy person. Therefore, you must understand what it takes for me to fall in love with anything made of wire with a pesky hook on top.These Origin...
June
21
23:00

Lunchwalla stomps out event-planning indigestion

I used to organize a girls night out with friends once a month, and it always started with one itty-bitty email to the group. Pretty soon though, that email had mushroomed into dozens of reply-to-all’s, forwards, links to can we try this place, a...
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