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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The Goodie Bag Mommafesto

I want to live in a world where we celebrate each other with hugs and cake and silly songs. A world where “I love you” slips easily off the tongue, and “Happy Birthday” is a heartfelt acknowledgement that we are so glad to be friends. I want to live in a world where every child […]

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Ring My Bell!!!

  It’s time for BlogHer’s Voices of the Year. Click here to vote for my post: Won’t You Ring a Bell with Me? Readers may remember it’s a post about Santa and Sandy Hook… and how I struggled with explaining the truth about both of them to my 8-year-old daughter. On the same day. Some readers know that I’m […]

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YoGoGroSho #NaBloPoMo

BlogHer prompt: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Name five things inside your refrigerator right now and how you feel about them. http://www.blogher.com/nablopomo-november-2013-prompts I went grocery shopping tonight. Sounds mundane, but it was a feat, I tell you! One of the local stores has free drop-in childcare. Two hours of free childcare. In a place that has […]

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In which my son learns the term “mullet”

Golden Curls, Long Lashes, Big Eyes, Rosy Cheeks My son is so pretty. He is often mistaken for a girl, despite wearing the same Nike “soccer” clothes nearly every day for a month. (He is obsessed with the Nike swoosh, which he’s grown up seeing on his brothers’ soccer uniforms. Brand loyalty starts young, people.) […]

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