Bring on the Mommy Wars

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So many have put so much into stopping the so-called mommy wars: the fight over which parenting practices will irrevokably damage our children, and which will send them to Princeton. There are tiger moms, helicopter moms, attachment parents, unicorn moms,…

Ethos Babywearing Review: Manhattan Sundown

I’ve been hearing a lot about Ethos since they released their first green argyle wrap. They were supposed to be comfortable and super-affordable: like $99 for a size 7 affordable. And the company lives up to its name; the sale…

Love Those Yoga Pants

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Yoga pants have gotten a bad rap lately. People say they’re lazy. They’re the uniform of the can’t-care-less stay at home mom. They’re boring; they’re usually stained; they’re the equivalent of wearing pajamas in public. Basically, the Fashion Police need…

Poe Spangled Review and Giveaway

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I’ve tried several tencel wraps now. I’ve found most of them diggy; though they were soft, they wore like linen and didn’t have anything you could call cush. Then I tried Poe Woven’s Spangled with tencel. Spangled Glory is Poe’s…

BB-SLEN Rocks My World

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The wrap company Babylonia used to be on the top of the heap. Back in the dark ages, when I started wrapping, my babywearing leader recommended BB-SLENs, and the company’s Turkish Delight colorway was fiendishly HTF and HSA. BB-SLEN was…

Hoppediz El Paso: More Cultural Appropriation

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It’s happened again. A mainstream European wrap company has co-opted Native American imagery and patterns. Hoppediz named the wrap “El Paso”, but the pattern is clearly stolen from western Native American textiles. Not only have they stolen cultural heritage, however.…

My Kids Went to #TakeItDown

As the thermometer hit 95 degrees, we loaded up our kids and headed out to the July 4th #TakeItDown anti-Confederate flag protest. From the twenty month old on up, we wore matching Captain America shirts, because there’s no Captain Confederacy.…

Bijou Wear High Plains Review

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Newcomer Bijou Wear is testing out some brand-new fibers this summer with their mid-range ($165 for a size 6) High Plains Windmills. The wrap uses eco2cotton, a trademarked brand of recycled cotton. It works like this: fibers and clippings are…