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Oct10
Haunted by frugal ghosts. (Best Halloween Cookies & Crafts)

Haunted by frugal ghosts. (Best Halloween Cookies & Crafts)

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Before we begin, I think it’s important in the name of transparency after Monday’s post, for you to know I have managed to steer my daughter away from ‘Gothic Child Prostitute‘ (as a related aside, Gothic Lolitas are all the rage in Japan. Thanks for the link, Mary.). Madison is now interested in being a […]

Oct06
Sometimes even I can’t believe how cheap I am. (Halloween: Best DIY Costume Ideas)

Sometimes even I can’t believe how cheap I am. (Halloween: Best DIY Costume Ideas)

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When I was pregnant with my daughter along with planning her bedroom and hoping for a girl I could shop for, I also browsed Halloween costumes thinking of all the costumes I’d create for her. I made her into a small monkey one year and an absolutely adorable chicken the next year. Then, at the […]

Oct03
The DIY Storybook

The DIY Storybook

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By Claudea Blythe of Claudea’s Place At the age of four, my daughter, Areya, informed me that she was “too old” for story time. This bold statement left me feeling like a failed parent. After all, a “good” mom would be trying her best to raise a lifelong reader. I figured this was just a […]

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Sep25
Family Day: Share a Meal. (Best Ideas for Mealtime with Kids)

Family Day: Share a Meal. (Best Ideas for Mealtime with Kids)

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Today is Family Day which means it’s a day to eat dinner with your family. This ‘holiday’ was started in 2001 by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. Researchers at the center have “consistently found that the more often children eat dinner with their families, the less likely they are […]

Sep18
Welcome Hat Fans. (National Hat Month: best hat pictures)

Welcome Hat Fans. (National Hat Month: best hat pictures)

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I thought I was terribly fond of hats, hats made me feel good and I liked them. I had a soft spot in my heart for hats really. You people are maniacs for the hats and I can’t believe how many pictures of hats I now I have sitting in a folder titled, “The Internet […]

Sep15
Hat Culture. (National Hat Month: our favorite hat pictures)

Hat Culture. (National Hat Month: our favorite hat pictures)

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Wow, I wrote about Hat Month early in the week and thought to myself, ‘Wow, no one likes hats.’ And then the world opened up and my inbox is now pummeled with hats. Hats on everyone. Hats on cats and babies and kids and grown ups. I was wrong, people do love hats and a […]

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