December 18, 2013

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non-traditional holiday movie list

Upon request, I’m re-posting this list because it’s timely. Because there’s snow. Because ’tis the season. I will also say that HOLIDAY AFFAIR has made the list this year after falling in love, deep-deep love, with it last year. Oh,…
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December 17, 2013

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snuggle movies for kids

Below: December 10, 2013 Below: November 7, 2013 Look how much can be accomplished in a month, just one month. Knowing this, I like to remind myself to make the moments matter, that so much can change, that fast. I…
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December 16, 2013

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the answer to the dreaded play date

Play dates aren’t something parents are supposed to dread. Watching your child bloom, share her toys, use his imagination, and problem solve should fill a parent with pride, savoring the occasion, there to witness the exact moments our children will…
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December 12, 2013

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I’ve always wanted to…

What’s your “I’ve always wanted to…”? And what’s your “Why Not Today?” Oh, to see the careful to-do list scrawled on the back of this writing prompt pad. I’m at Target now, as I type this, crossing even this off…
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December 10, 2013

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selfish or selfless love

I felt like the father in a TV series who keeps waiting to bond with his newborn. By the end of the episode or act break, there’s a crisis, he’s forced to swoop in, and inevitably they bond. Sure I…
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December 2, 2013

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the elf on the shelf?

I‘ve of course heard of this Elf On The Shelf business, where you buy a specific elf, then each day, a parent is to reposition this wooden freak of nature in a surprising situation: in the bathroom sink with marshmallow…
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November 25, 2013

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truly the best gifts for kids

Half the joy of any gift is the anticipation of it. Look at the pleasure we get in planning a trip, for example. It’s part of the fun to choose the destinations, research the restaurants, collect recommendations from friends, plan…
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November 21, 2013

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black friday on thursday

WHAT I ACTUALLY BOUGHT TODAY METAL SPOON STRAWS At a recent life-changing meal at Atera, we were served cocktails with these metal straw spoons. Forget for a moment that they’re good for the environment (I always do), the mouth-feel experience…
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