The Magic of Muddy Feet

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The weather in New England has been unusually warm this winter, which is both wonderful and eerie, depending on how you look at it. While I love the snow and all the sledding and snowshoeing that accompanies it, my son is EXTREMELY sensitive to the cold weather and pretty much hibernates from December until March, […]

Puree 101: How Much Mush Do you Know?

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Think you know your purée stuff? Here’s a few fun facts. And pay attention because there will be a quiz later. Word Origin: Well, we all know that it’s French (“purée de pois” – 14th century), but did you know that term was based off the Latin word purare (“to purify”) which came from purus […]

Silence and Solitude

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As much as I adore and cherish my family, the holiday vacation honestly took its toll on me. Yes, it was jam-packed with love, fun, celebrations, activities and snuggles, but it was also hectic, busy and kind of stressful. I’m the kind of girl who needs a few moments to myself each day or I […]

No Vice New Year

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While resolutions are really not my thing, I still use the month of January as an opportunity to reflect honestly and critically on the choices I’m making in my life. Am I headed down a path that makes me proud and brings me joy? Am I treating my body with the respect and honor is […]

Pregnancy Issues: Looking Through a Fun House Mirror

A few weeks ago, I was chatting with a girlfriend about her body image. She’s just entering her third trimester and she basically feels completely mortified by her body. She can’t help but feel like people are staring at her and there is nothing beautiful to her about being pregnant. I sat there listening, thinking, […]

Baby’s First Flight

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Call us brave, I don’t know, but we survived our first flight from Los Angeles to New York with a toddler and a 7-month-old. I tried reading up on all the different tips beforehand and we settled on keeping our load lighter, rather than over-preparing for every possible scenario. We checked 3 bags and carried […]

Love is Christmas

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I don’t care if the carpet’s stained We’ve got food upon the table I don’t care if it’s gonna rain Our little room is warm and stable Love is who we are And no season can contain it Love would never fall for that. These are the lyrics to a 2011 Sara Bareilles song entitled […]

Hand-Painted Letters for Christmas

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These hand-painted letters are a meaningful and affordable gift that you can make for children and adults alike! Easy to make, beautiful, and totally personalized, they’re an easy way to cross every gift off your holiday present list. These particular letters were painted for a set of twins turning three. I asked what their favorite […]

It Figures: Ideas for Making Fabulous Stuff With Figurines

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If your kids are anything like mine, they have loads of tiny cars, dolls, party favors, and figurines that they love for a about a week, then these collectibles accumulate in every bin in the house, ultimately collecting nothing but dust. Whenever I decide I am going to clean-house and get rid of the buggers, […]

The Magic of Salt Dough Ornaments

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I’m part of the International Moms Club in my area and we plan various fundraisers, play dates and get-togethers that both moms and kids can enjoy. This holiday season, some of the moms organized and hosted a salt dough ornament making party, a simple and natural way to make ornaments and decorations. The kids rolled […]