Three Easy Container Garden Tips to Give You More Bang for Your Buck

Once upon a time, I gardened, I mean REALLY gardened. Flowers were my thing. Our first home was a townhouse and I spent the better part of a year transforming our postage stamp backyard into an oasis with pea gravel paths and carefully planned beds where texture, color and size were all carefully deliberated and […]

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My Feelings About Back to School Are Wildly Unpopular With the Internet

I am in a funk, a melancholy, a fog of stone-cold dread. I really need someone to stroke my hair and whisper sweet comforts in my ear, but I can’t ask for commiseration, or even a cookie, for fear of sounding sanctimonious. You see, while pictures of moms jumping for joy and toasting the camera […]

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How to Talk to Your Kids About Sex

If you have kids, after worrying about what to feed them, where to educate them, and when it’s the right time to sell them to the circus, you’re probably also wondering when it’s time for THE TALK. We have a few caveats and some great tools to help ease you into this big moment which […]

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Review of The Boy’s Body Book and The Girl’s Body Book

You know we’re big proponents of talking early and talking often with your children about all of the important things in life. And what can be more important to kids than their ever-changing bodies? So when Cider Mill Press asked us to review The Boy’s Body Book and The Girl’s Body Book, we were happy […]

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The Last Firsts and Other Reasons It’s Awesome to Be the Baby of the Bunch

Siblings provide the dynamite in family dynamics. All that jockeying for position means that somebody has to come out on top. In our experience, that numero uno position can change daily or even hourly, but we will concede that some spots definitely carry with them an inherent advantage. Here are some reasons it’s awesome to […]

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Last Blast of Summer Book List and Giveaway!!

It’s here, friends. The end of summer is upon us. We know. We’re sad too. But just because lazy days on the beach are ending, doesn’t mean the reading stops! In fact, just the opposite. No time like the present to lose yourself in a great book to escape the hassles and woes of Back-to-School […]

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I Attended a Pinterest Wedding. They’re Real!

We love Pinterest because it fills a void for us 70s/80s gals now that paper magazines are going the way of the telegraph. Or maybe they are fading away more like David Hasselhoff: they know the writing is on the wall, but they’re still trying REALLY hard. But unlike The Hoff who bounces around from […]

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9 Reasons to Kick Your Kids Outside

We are better, kinder, gentler parents outside. True, we are also sweatier, dirtier, and more likely to be doused with copious amounts of DEET, but the good so far outweighs the uncomfortable here that we stopped noticing. In any case, we have strong, rock solid arguments for why you need to kick your clan out […]

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