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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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Aug16
Back-to-School: Messenger Bag

Back-to-School: Messenger Bag

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back_to_school_kata_gold_messenger_bag.jpgNot the most practical book bag, but we think definitely this season’s prettiest. It is made of wool felt and decorated with charming hand-appliquéd designs by artist Kata Gold.

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Aug15

When is it okay to leave your child alone at home?

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If we have learned anything from the film classic “Home Alone,” it is that leaving a child by himself (accidentally or on purpose) for any period of time can result in all manner of shenanigans. Also, Joe Pesci will show up. However, at some point, the parent must make the leap and let her child […]

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