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…

How Pinterest Makes Me Feel Like a Giant Failure

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I like Pinterest for some things — we all do. But most of the time, Pinterest seems like it’s screaming inadequacies down at me from Martha Stewart’s land of Craftocleanonia. Every time I open the app, Pinterest suggests something I’d…

Little Frog Bamboo Review and Giveaway

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I had to steal this wrap from my co-VBE. She’s nannying for a squish right now, and she happened to get the size 6 bamboo Little Frog before I did. It’s a rainbow, colorway Labradorite, 45% bamboo and 200 gsm.…

On the Funeral of Walter Scott

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Every mother experiences that startling moment: the rush of wonder, the bone-deep love when she looks her baby in the face for the first time. It comes, most often, after a long labor, then a sharp catch and drop and…

Hip Baby Review

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Rainbows are in. Hip Baby Wraps are no exception to the rainbow trend, so when owner Jeannie asked what colorway I wanted her to send, you know what I asked for. It’s not your typical Lisa Frank bright wrap; Rainbow’s…

Parenting Sins We All Commit

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There’s pressure to be a perfect parent. We have to pack the perfect bento box, plan the perfect fundraiser, pin perfect boards full of links about sensory play and birthday parties. `Dirt and doubt are not allowed; A’s are expected,…

My Son Burned Himself – And I’m Glad

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My son burned his hand the other day. We were camping at a local state park. And while the menfolk fished, we lit a small fire to keep warm. The kids were entranced. There’s something primal about fire. That’s why we…

What Your Baby Carrier REALLY Says About You

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There are lot of baby carriers out there! Mamas and daddies and grammas and grandpas choose different types of carriers for all kinds of different reasons. It can be overwhelming for newbies gaze upon the vast, bewildering world of babywearing…

My Husband’s Ten New Wraps to Look For in 2015

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Inspired Love’s “Lindisfarne Borealis”: cotton, sizes 4-6. This wrap comes with a super special limited edition complimentary bag you will add to the pile of reusable bags accumulating in your laundry room. It also tries and fails to evoke the…

Action Baby Carrier Review: I Found My Jeans

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Soft-structured carriers are like bras. You have to find the one that fits, and the one that fits you might not fit your BFF. That, at least, is what babywearing educators keep saying in the wake of the Tula craze.…