Author: Elizabeth

I Hate the Beach

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I hate the beach. I know, it’s heresy. I’m supposed to love sandy toes and salty kisses, sun and surf and waves. On a sweltering day, I’m supposed to troop down to the water’s edge with an umbrella and towels…

Why We Homeschool

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I don’t know when we decided to homeschool Falcon. I always knew we would, the way I knew I’d breastfeed or I’d wear him. It made sense, for a few reasons. I’d be home. I have most of a Ph.D.…

Baby Doo Review and Giveaway

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By now, everyone’s heard of Baby Doo, the multicultural, community-minded wrap company who’s blanketed every BWI chapter in the US with a donation. It was a smart move. Based on a Czech company, but run here in America, Baby Doo…

A Whiter Shade of Pale

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I’d have fit in better with Tudor monarchy. Back then, pale was in. Women had creamy skin, milky skin, snow-white skin. Queen Elizabeth herself was known to be vain about her long, pale fingers. Any sign of color was despised…

Wrapsody Breeze Review and Giveaway

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People claim you need a thick wrap to wear any child over infancy. I’ve seen it over and over in the babywearing world: What’s “toddler-worthy”? Will this wrap work with my bigger baby? Granted, some people may prefer thick wraps…

Vaquero Wovens Gatsby Review

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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…

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

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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…