June
21
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Prayers for the modern mama

The short, tongue-in-cheek “prayers” you’ll find in Tracy Mayor’s Mommy Prayers are perfect for believers and non-believers alike. Because no matter our faith, we can all agree that yes, we’ve all recited some version of the Before the Meltdown p...
June
21
23:00

Pegs are not just for legs

If bobblehead dolls have taught us anything, it’s that adults can now play with toys in public. Hence my complete lack of shame in adoring the simple yet amazing hand-painted peg dolls from mooshoopork on Etsy. Especially the sassy pirates. And g...
June
21
23:00

Mini portraits of your minis

The ghosts of bad desk tchotchkes of Father’s Days past still haunt me: Paper weights, coffee mugs, mini voodoo dolls. Sorry Dad! Sometimes you’re hard to shop for. But grandpas and new dads — not too hard. Especially if they’re sentimental about...
June
21
23:00

This Mother’s Day, say I love you in wood

Growing up, we had a big framed photo of my family that was a Mother’s Day gift for my mom. How I hated that photo only five years later, with our embarrassing clothing, my poofy hair style, the cheesy backdrop. It isn’t something I plan to repea...
June
21
23:00

On April 16, shove those tax papers where the sun won’t shine

No matter how I fare in the annual rite of Tax Reporting, on April 16 I cannot wait to get rid of all the papers and receipts and do-dads I’ve had to hold on to for a year. A bonfire would be nice, but I’m not that rebellious, so instead I’ll ju...
June
21
23:00

How to train your dragon to sit on the couch

Sit. Speak. Shake. Breathe flame. Okay, now make the room more attractive. Go on. Good boy! You get a biscuit!Okay, so maybe it has nothing to do with the movie, and maybe it can’t sit up and beg, but I saw this duck’s egg blue and ivory dragon c...
June
21
23:00

Big news for the littlest of people

We are so excited to make sure everyone hears that cardshop extraordinaire, Hello! Lucky, now makes super cool birth announcements. One of our favorite brands for hip holiday cards and stunning letterpress paperworks, it’s no surprise that we lov...
June
21
23:00

You mean things can go somewhere other than the floor?

You know those special areas some people have in their entryways with hooks and nooks and spots for every last mitten, bat and cleat? Well, in my house, the catch-all we have is known as the floor. Yes, I have mudroom envy.But wait! It turns out ...
June
21
23:00

A plate filled with love

Of course we want to make sure that each and every mom is treated like the goddess she is on Mother’s Day, but it’s also important to make sure that grandmas are not overlooked. After all, they had a little something to do with each of us being p...
June
21
23:00

A baby gift for the stars

Even after we compile our favorite baby shower gifts of the year in our Ultimate Baby Shower Gift Guide, it’s so fun spending the rest of the next year looking for cool new ones. The kind that make you go wow. Which is just what I did when I stum...
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