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Sep20
If they won’t eat it, maybe they’ll play with it.

If they won’t eat it, maybe they’ll play with it.

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I am the long suffering mother of a picky eight-year-old and a sometimes picky six-year-old. When my daughter was four she would play for hours at her pretend kitchen making up lots of delicious pretend dinners for me to pretend eat. I sometimes pretended to be her and acted like the meal was as disgusting […]

Sep18
Halloween Costumes: my favorites for 2007

Halloween Costumes: my favorites for 2007

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Each year I start shopping for costumes in mid-October and then end up at the party supply store buying whatever’s left and spending a million dollars on it. This year I will likely do the same thing but I will have looked at all the options before I spend a million dollars on costumes for […]

Sep13
Tiny Chairs For Tiny Bottoms: Children’s Chairs

Tiny Chairs For Tiny Bottoms: Children’s Chairs

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As I sat around this week thinking of what to write for today’s column I realized I’d never shared my obsession for tiny chairs. At the height of my obsession I had 7 tiny chairs in various rooms of my house. I found most of them at our local flea market and one adorable wicker […]

Sep11
Recipe Binders: keeping recipes close at hand, beautifully

Recipe Binders: keeping recipes close at hand, beautifully

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About, I don’t know, four months ago someone emailed me asking for recipe storage suggestions. I hope my dear reader didn’t lose all her recipes in the time it’s taken me to get to this topic. I have started organizing recipes I want to try on my computer in a bookmark folder, I try to […]

Sep06
They Grow Like Weeds: Best Growth Charts For Kids

They Grow Like Weeds: Best Growth Charts For Kids

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Right before we put our house on the market I had to paint over our door frame growth chart where we’d tracked our kid’s rapid (Maddie has the growing pains to prove it) growth over the last 8 years. I took pictures of it for the sake of the memories, but I wish we’d had […]

Sep04
The Best Children’s Number Art.

The Best Children’s Number Art.

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A few months ago we looked at alphabet toys and decor. In the last couple of weeks I’ve run across a couple prints which help your kids learn their numbers and decorate their rooms. Robin Rosenthal’s counting birds poster at Etsy has a delicious color scheme and is just about the perfect price. In case […]

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