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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Why You Should Leave Your DSLR Behind

A little while back we posed the question: “Are photos ruining our memories?” Well, actually we repeated the question that The New York Times asked, but the main point is, it got us thinking about our parenting since we use our DSLRs like they are extensions of our arms. Yes, we questioned our parenting, not […]

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6 Ways the Carnival is Just Like Gifted and Talented Camp

Have you gotten to that point in the summer where–if your kids are anything like ours–you can actually see the knowledge oozing out of their ears like a Popsicle melting on a parking lot seven inches away from the concession stand? Was this the summer you weren’t going to let that happen? Did you gather […]

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What Type of PITA Are You?

You can just stop blinking with that doe-eyed innocence right now. We’re talking about Pains in the Asses–PITAs–and we’re talking to you! Yeah that’s right, but rest assured we are not singling you out as a bad person. Each and every one of us has our own brand of pain in the assery–that little sliver […]

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We Are Anti Bucket Lists

Ahhh, skip rocks, dip toes in a babbling brook, get eaten by mosquitoes–the joys of slow parenting. It’s no secret that we are summer girls so the whole slow parenting idea going around the internet piqued our interest. In theory, this is how we do this season—without shoes or schedules. But once we got talking, […]

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DIY Picnic Table to Coffee Table Transformation

Settle in kids for a little DIY story time. This tale has it all: love, villains, triumph, and transformation. And contrived drama. Much contrived drama. Once upon a time, there was a family who needed a table and chairs for their deck that would not crash through their sliding glass doors when the occasional hurricane […]

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Better Parenting Through The Happy Family World Summit

If you are landing here from The Happy Family World Summit, WELCOME! And here are the tips for handling social media with your kids we promised you. Just click here. If you are “just” a faithful reader, we have a little bit of explaining to do. You know how we’ve been known to give some […]

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