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Jul17
Discovery: Bical Shoes

Discovery: Bical Shoes

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Check these out. I visit my sister’s children’s boutique, Ola Baby, at least once a month. It’s based in Brooklyn in the neighborhood where we grew up and the majority of my family still lives. She has a great eye and is constantly scouring the trade shows and such for merchandise to sell. I walked […]

Jul01
Here Comes the Sun… now protect yourself

Here Comes the Sun… now protect yourself

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I’m loving the summer so far with the endless playing outdoors. After hours at the playground my son’s body is so dirty that I need to scrub his toes several times over with a nail brush. I love the unscheduled abandon of summer and the smell of my son’s sweet perspiration mixed with sunscreen. It […]

Jun25
Name Maker: what a well-timed post!

Name Maker: what a well-timed post!

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Melissa’s recent post at the Buzz Off reminded me about my favorite label maker company: Name Maker. It’s quite retro over there. Lots of cloth labels to sew into your kids’ clothes. Yes, it takes more work than Mabel’s Labels (which I also own) or using a Sharpie but there is something so pleasing when […]

Jun21
The Best Children’s Clothing Labels: Good For Stuff, Bad For People.

The Best Children’s Clothing Labels: Good For Stuff, Bad For People.

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I got this letter in my imagination. Dear Melissa Summers, I have amazing news for you. You have won a summer worth of sleep away camp for both your children, all free of charge because this is your imagination. Now, how will you label their belongings so they come home with what they take with […]

Jun15
Chasing Fireflies: love it

Chasing Fireflies: love it

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I must buy too many things online, because boy-o-boy do I receive an extraordinary amount of catalogs. Most wind up in the trash, but over the years I have discovered some good ones: like Brocade, Viva Terra and Land of Nod. My new fave is Chasing Fireflies. Even the name is great. From, the cover, […]

Jun05
Best Summer Reading Ideas for Kids: They either read this summer, or clean my bathroom.

Best Summer Reading Ideas for Kids: They either read this summer, or clean my bathroom.

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I’ve had this entry brewing in the queue for a while. I haven’t been able to bring myself to write about it until now because the thought of summer vacation gives me hives. I don’t really hate summer vacation, It’s fine for the first 3 weeks or so, it’s just the last 6 which send […]

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