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Aug25

Returning to Work: How to Survive & How to Cut Yourself Some Slack Already

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Dear Amy, Five months ago I had the most delicious little girl in the whole world. Perfectly chubby thighs? Check. Sleeps through the night? Check. Always smiling and/or laughing? Double check. In short, I’m half-way convinced that the hospital made a horrendous mistake by giving me someone else’s happy-go-lucky girl, and by giving my screaming, […]

Aug22

The art of losing (and winning): how do you teach your child to compete?

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Henry is in one room. I’m in the other. Two outfits lie before each of us. We’ve been waiting for this moment for seconds, if not minutes. And now the moment of truth has arrived. “Ready,” I call out. “Set,” Henry yells. Go. The race is on. And just like that, within seconds, it’s all […]

Aug21
Back-to-School: Vintage-fabric Backpack

Back-to-School: Vintage-fabric Backpack

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cloth_backpack_small.pngI’m always amused by those tiny preschoolers who look like they are going to be toppled over by their enormous backpacks. We’ve found a perfect-sized one for young kids.

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Aug19
Back To School: Five Excellent Fundraisers For Your School

Back To School: Five Excellent Fundraisers For Your School

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A couple of my friends are big jerks and have kids that have already gone back to school. We have a few more weeks to plan everything out. What outfit we’ll wear on the first day, what neighborhood kids will walk together, mimosas or Bloody Marys? Late last year a reader emailed to ask for […]

Aug19
Back-to-School: BPA-free Reusable Bottles

Back-to-School: BPA-free Reusable Bottles

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back_school_school_klean_kanteen.com.pngKlean Kanteen makes BPA-free bottles which fit in most kids’ lunch boxes. The wide mouth fits ice cubes and users report they leave your liquids tasting nice and clean without any funky flavors. Sweet.

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Aug18
Back-to-School: German School Cone

Back-to-School: German School Cone

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schultute.jpgWhen children head off to their first day of school (first grade), they get this traditional school cone known as Schultüte to make this eagerly awaited day a bit sweeter. The schultute is filled with school supplies, treats, small toys and other small goodies.

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