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Jun26
The Best Baby Mobiles: What constantly moves but never gets anywhere? My mouth and mobiles!

The Best Baby Mobiles: What constantly moves but never gets anywhere? My mouth and mobiles!

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I’ve been checking out mobiles for a few months now and finally have a substantial collection of favorites to share. I love mobiles for kids rooms but, after spending $50 on a pastel Flatso mobile for my daughter’s nursery only to sell it a year later at a yard sale for a ridiculous $4 (yard […]

Jun26

Continuous Replay: Cold War Kids

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When I worked on a Wall Street trading floor for a decade I was blessed with the constant hum of traders shouting or CNBC, usually both simultaneously. Now it’s a real privilege that I can and do play music nonstop in the office. This is a new thing and a very good thing. My husband, […]

Jun25
Peeling Lips & Other Pregnancy Wonders

Peeling Lips & Other Pregnancy Wonders

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Dear Amalah – Seems as though there is a baby boom amongst my friends at the moment and, of course, we share our woes and joys of pregnancy and being a mama. I have not found ONE SINGLE pregnant person with the same problem I’m experiencing. It’s not in any of my many pregnancy books […]

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 […]

Jun22
Alpha mom? Slacker? Good Enough Mother?

Alpha mom? Slacker? Good Enough Mother?

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View Today Show segment here. My comments on this segment are here.

Jun22

Why children should be muzzled, and other news.

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In the news this week! A Long Island couple might be going to jail. Why? Because their kids are too loud, silly. William and Rachel Poczatek have been charged with violating a noise code “usually reserved for ‘the shouting and crying of peddlers, hawkers, and vendors.’” In fact the noise was coming from their two […]

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