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MARTHA STEWART & MARLEY SPOON

You might remember a while back I went through a meal delivery phase. I wrote about my experience here. In theory I love the meal kit concept. Stop wasting food, spend less time shopping and spend more time with your family. But the one thing I couldn't get past with [...]

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THE SCHWINN + SAFETY 1ST TRAVEL SYSTEM

I told you a couple of weeks ago about the Schwinn Interval jogging stroller that we've been using. Today I want to tell you about the Safety 1st car seat that fits the [...]

INTERVIEW WITH ASHLEE DEAN WELLS

Ashlee Dean Wells is the photographer and founder of the 4th Trimester Bodies Project. Her gorgeous black and white images of mothers after having children are a celebration of body diversity that plays [...]

SCHWINN!

I usually invest in high end baby gear, not because I care what the ladies at the kiddie park think of me, but because good quality gear lasts, and because when I'm done, [...]

CAMPING THEMED PARTY

We had a camping themed party for Finn's fifth birthday this week. It's winter in New England, so we thought it would be fun to bring the great outdoors, indoors. We started with the Modern [...]

HAVE YOURSELF A SCANDI LITTLE CHRISTMAS

My good intentions for an amazingly organized holiday season have been thwarted the last five years by pregnancy hormones and lack of energy. This year is no different. If you're doing last minute decking [...]

A SWEET + SPICY GIVEAWAY FROM PRANA CHAI

Prana Chai has been at the top of my "bring home from Australia" list for years. A while back I wrote to Prana in Melbourne and asked them if they would please, please, please come [...]

MY FAVORITE FOOD BLOGS

When I think of my favorite food blogs, I'm not thinking about cooking. I go to Ina for that. My favorite food blogs tell stories from beyond the kitchen. I want to be there in the [...]

SHOP SMALL HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

Small business Saturday is November 26th and if there's ever been a more important time in our history to shop small it's now. One way we can make the world a better place for our [...]

BUGABOO DONKEY REVIEW

I've been wanting to post a Bugaboo Donkey review since April. When we bought ours, I was pregnant with Jules. We got it because with three boys under four, we liked the idea of the [...]

TRAVEL ESSENTIALS | BABY EDITION

It's easier to fly with an infant than a toddler so if you have the choice, try to do as much long haul travel before your baby starts crawling and after she has started [...]

BEST GIFTS FOR KIDS WITH AUTISM

Board games for family time and swings that hang from the rafters - the best gifts for kids with autism double as awesome gifts for the whole family. 1. CLOUD B [...]

PUT IT IN A BASKET

If you have children you know that a tidy house is really only minutes away from being a messy house as long as the kids are awake. The smart mama's secret weapon against clutter? Baskets, [...]

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DESIGNER DIAPER BAGS 2017

We can thank mainstream designers who have dipped into the baby market for the best designer diaper bags 2017. Sophisticated classics and French Riviera stripes that don't scream "I'm packing diapers and wipes!" are [...]

MATERNITY GIFTS

Baby shower gifts are easy. Baby booties, teddy bear, done. Maternity gifts can be a little more tricky. The best products for the mama to be can be used while she's still pregnant. If you [...]

JESSICA JOELLE ALEXANDER INTERVIEW

Residents of Denmark continue to rank as the happiest people in the world - why? What makes Danes so well adjusted compared to the rest of us? I interviewed Jessica Joelle Alexander, the author of [...]

HUBBUB IS COMING TO BOSTON!

Makenna from The Boston Book Festival contacted me last week to tell me about a kids festival that is coming to Boston on June 4th. She asked me to share the love with you on [...]

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A RECIPE FOR BANANA BREAD

This recipe is for anyone who has over ripe bananas on the counter, but especially anyone who has just had a baby or is breastfeeding. Because it's ridiculously quick to make and hard to mess [...]

FOUND + FORAGED

We are hosting Thanksgiving for Robbie's parents this year. Which is manageable because Robbie can somehow get a turkey plus sides on the table in under three hours and largely unassisted. He does well with [...]

ADORABLE IPAD APPS FOR TODDLERS

Like so many parents of toddlers, Robbie and I have a complicated relationship with the iPad. Finn would happily play it all day if given the choice. Even with advice from pediatric associations that limited [...]

REVIEW: NATURAL HAND SANITIZER

Last week I discovered Aēsop's travel sized Resurrection Rinse-free Hand Wash. I love the Resurrection line (mandarin rind, rosemary leaf, cedar atlas) so I bought it, bringing my hand sanitizer collection to 7926 bottles. I [...]

GLOSSYBOX REVIEW

As fun as they are, the little red and white Sample Society boxes from Allure have been outdone by the marketing department at GLOSSYBOX.  PS: pink always wins. I tried the June and July editions [...]

ALLURE SAMPLE SOCIETY REVIEW

Discovering recently that I am not 20 years old (believe me I was as shocked as you are) I have developed a sudden and urgent interest in make up and skin care. I'm using my [...]

MAMA’S SKIN

I'm not much of a product girl. I have started using a Clarisonic two to three times a week, but apart from that I don't do a lot. But lately my skin looks tired. It [...]

SMOKED BLUEFISH PÂTÉ

New England residents are spoiled by an abundance of fresh seafood, so it's no surprise that some of the best seafood restaurants are located here. The Straight Wharf Restaurant on Nantucket is one such restaurant. [...]

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DIY BluePrint CLEANSE

So I did a DIY BluePrint Cleanse. When it comes to rapid weight loss programs, I’ll try anything once. I’ve done the cabbage soup diet, the South Beach Diet, the Master Cleanse; and the very [...]

BOYS’ COLORS

Last night I had a middle of the night, Oprah Aha! moment about decorating the boys' bedrooms. Once I thought of it, I couldn't believe I hadn't thought it all along. The revelation? They need [...]

DECORATE LIKE A GROWNUP

Moving house five times in three years has had some dangerous side effects. One is that every time we move, I become obsessed with interior decorating. I collect paint swatches and create a million Pinterest [...]

TOCOTÓ VINTAGE LOVE

Tucked away in a drawer at my house, is one gorgeous pink Origami tutu and one Janie and Jack pink swim cap, both in sizes 6 to 9 months. I have two boys and will [...]

ETSY LOVE – BIG STUFFED

The over-sized soft and fluffy sea animals from Etsy store Big Stuffed. Shop owner Dana Muskat lives in Paris, France and she custom makes octopuses (octopie?), albino humpback whales, starfish, sting rays, a huge crab, [...]

ETSIES THAT I LOVE – ANNAPAVLOVNA

Meet Tisha. This little bear is from annapavlovna's Valentine's Day collection. He is my very own hand made bear and there is no other bear exactly like him. I have had my eye on [...]

BLUE APRON, HELLO FRESH, PLATED… IN THAT ORDER

Blue Apron Tilapia Meunière with Moroccan-Spiced Lentils & Rainbow Chard Life with toddlers is pretty crazy at the best of times. My wing-man is down with a back injury, so things have been especially [...]

CRAZY EXCITED ABOUT FORMULA

I’m no longer breastfeeding and I can’t wait to stop using formula. I hate the smell, I hate the taste (yes, I have) and even though Bennett drinks it I can tell he doesn’t really [...]

I TRIED CITRUS LANE

I signed up for Citrus Lane while they were having a promotion so I paid half price for my box. The way it works is that you pay a monthly subscription fee ($24 per month [...]

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