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May15
Best Children’s Outdoor Toys: Go outside and do something.

Best Children’s Outdoor Toys: Go outside and do something.

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We live in the suburbs of Detroit, I rarely lock my door and I feel pretty safe in our neighborhood. Safe from crime, I do not feel safe from the irritation of loud neighbors. So you’d think my kids would be living the same kind of carefree stay outside from morning until night life I […]

Apr17
The Best Music Boxes: a Round Up

The Best Music Boxes: a Round Up

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I get email asking me for gift ideas for newborns and birthday presents for three year olds and I have to be quite honest here. I am the worst at buying gifts. I will do a round up of some good baby presents at some point in the near(ish) future, but until then, consider this […]

Apr05
Great Easter Egg Decorating Ideas: Procrastination– Eggs

Great Easter Egg Decorating Ideas: Procrastination– Eggs

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You’ve probably already colored all your eggs and prepared your baskets and rented the bunny costume you’re going to make your husband wear on Saturday night to hide all the eggs. You know, just to keep the ‘magic’ in the holiday for the kids. (“For The Kids” = “It’s Been A Long Winter And This […]

Apr03
The Best Tea Party Sets: Like the Boston Tea Party, only less important.

The Best Tea Party Sets: Like the Boston Tea Party, only less important.

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A very nice lady named Sara emailed me to ask, “I’m looking for a tea set to give my niece. I don’t even know where to find something which isn’t plastic and decorated with princesses.” We all know how I feel about character themed items, so I felt compelled to save Sara. I found a […]

Mar15
Great Children’s Birthday Traditions:  Birthdays On The Brain.

Great Children’s Birthday Traditions: Birthdays On The Brain.

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Birthdays are on my mind this month since we’ve been invited to 6 birthday parties since March 1st and since I’m hosting a little party for Max on Sunday. The kids are bowling on a day when the alley offers something called ‘Pindemonium’. I hope this involves alcohol. I’ve been storing lots of ideas for […]

Mar08
Best Birthday Party Favors: Less Is More And Consumable Is Even Better

Best Birthday Party Favors: Less Is More And Consumable Is Even Better

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I have a few allergies. I am allergic to not having the last word and to paying full price for anything. I am also allergic to Polly Pocket’s shoes, or more specifically, tiny pieces of clutter which never seem to have a place. If you open my vacuum bag right now, you’ll find at least […]

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