Be the Change: Tree Change Dolls

I’m so excited about the Tree Change Dolls! A mom has been removing the face paint on Bratz and turning them into realistic looking dolls in hand-knit clothes. This combines so many of my concerns as a parent: reduced consumer waste and a positive body image for my kids. Hooray! It sounds like Tree Change […]

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IKEA: Hack my Family!

IKEA Toy Loft bunkbed Mydal hack

If I Had An IKEA Family… Our home would, at all times, be dappled with golden light streaming through windows unblemished with greasy fingerprints. It would be soft and warm, but never glaring, and always photo-ready. There would be no dust fairies dancing in that light. Instead, my children would dance like fairies, delighted with their […]

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Pretty Awesome

Do I look pretty? “Yes, you look pretty. So, so pretty.” Here I am with another 3-year old going through that “Pink Phase.” This time around, however, I’ve given in to the pink. I’ve surrendered. I’m encouraging it, even. The first time around, I bought my daughter blue, green, and purple clothes–even black. I urged the […]

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Character Assassination Carousel: Good Dog Carl is a Bad, Bad Dog

Good Dog Carl Character Assassination Carousel

I’m so excited! I’m riding the Character Assassination Carousel with Ninja Mom Nicole Leigh Shaw! What is the Character Assassination Carousel? Why, it’s a lovely blogging tradition in which NinjaMom invites intrepid bloggers to skewer their children’s beloved detested picture book. Last time, it was Meredith at Pile of Babies who took on the big scary Brown Bear, Brown Bear, […]

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