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A Wish List that isn’t just for Santa

Last year I altered a rhyme that had been floating around the internet for a while – the “want, need,/wear, read” rhyme. I was hoping it would shift the way my family thinks about Christmas gifts. We have a pretty big extended family and between aunts, uncles, grandparents, and Santa I wanted a little more...

A mom of 2

A mom of 2

A guest post by Alyson Sobol I’ve been a mom of two for 12 weeks now. This officially qualifies me to impart knowledge about life as a family of 4 to others who are currently trawling the internet looking for some sort of parenting tidbits. For the most part the last 12 weeks have been...

Back-to-school means slowcooker meals

Back-to-school means slowcooker meals

…at least around my house. Back to school means planning out dinners and lunches at least a few days (or a week) in advance. And often at least a couple are things that can be left all day in a slow cooker or prepared during nap time and then popped in the oven . My...

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In Praise of Stay-At-Home Dads

A guest post by Fiona Jager There was a fleeting moment, soon after our first daughter was born, when my husband and I considered the option of me going back to work full time while he stayed home with her. But I didn’t want it… then. I wanted my share of at home time and...

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The Essential Layette

Liz recently became an Aunt, and I am about to become one. We were both asked by our sisters, to help figure out what a new baby really needs and how to sort through all the options and decide what should go on a registry. We love our lists, so we thought we’d share what...