Vaquero Wovens Gatsby Review

I love Art Deco – I have an Art Deco dining room, and I used to collect Louis Icart prints. So I was thrilled to see Vaquero Wovens taking inspiration from the movement for its latest wrap design, aptly named…

Preschool Graduation Address

Congratulations! You’ve made it. There were tears at the beginning. You were uncertain. You didn’t know if this would work, if this was right for you. You knew you’d much rather be home on that sweet September morning. You tried…

Mother’s Day: We’ve Got It Wrong

Jason Devaun, Ageless Daisy. http://flic.kr/p/9FwgeF

I hate mother’s day. I’ve always hated it: it always felt contrived to thank my mom on one certain special day, and it never felt like I could do enough. A card? Well, it’s not breakfast in bed. Breakfast in…

Herringbone Splendor Review

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Forget unicorn hair. In the wrap world, tencel’s the new fiber on the block. A sub-category of rayon, with the technical name lyocell, tencel is made of organic fiber (usually wood chips, in this case, eucalyptus) passed through a long…

Looking at Baltimore

John Brucato, B-More Graffiti http://flic.kr/p/4RmYGM

The protests in the wake of Freddie Gray’s death have exposed, again, the roil of racial tension America prefers to ignore. Pundits argue about rioters and protestors, thugs and n*ggers. We fixate on a black woman hitting her son to…

The Truth About Postpartum Depression

"Depression  Please Cut to the Chase." Darcyadelaide, http://flic.kr/p/dAqXgQ

People assume they know what it’s like to be depressed. Like sad, for sadder and longer. Not even close. And especially not close to postpartum depression. Depression isn’t pretty. It’s not the sad, slumpy girl in the corner from Reviving…

Saying Yes

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It starts, every morning, with jumping on the bed. We have a queen sidecarred to single mattress and boxspring on the floor to maximize cosleeping, and for small boys, this makes an irresistible trampoline. They can’t hurt the mattress. They…

Questions to Ask About Antidepressant Use

14 of pregnant women will take (1)

No one asks to be depressed while pregnant or nursing. And sometimes, in the course of treatment with a trusted psychiatrist or psychologist, you may find you need medication: for your sake and for your kids’ sake. A drugged mama…

Mamamokum Tester Review and Golden Ticket

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If the Mamamokum tester is anything, it’s cool. I was skeptical about asymmetrical wraps – i.e., wraps that don’t mirror each other at the middle marker. But that’s in right now, and I was surprised at how much I enjoyed…

Nana to the Rescue

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Nana came to visit last week. She brings loads of presents we’d never buy, cruises thrift shops with me, and doesn’t complain even when the German Shepherd decides to sleep on top of her. That’s Nana. She bogarts my hair…