I can’t tell you how many times in a morning I get asked “what’s the weather going to be like today mom?” and how annoyed I am that I have to stop what I’m doing to look at the forecast so my 9 year-old daughter can get herself dressed appropriately. I recently took to writing […]


One of my boys got this as a birthday present recently and now I want to give it to every kid I know. Papertoy Monsters is a encyclopedia of monsters (a combination that ranges from manga- to traditional fairy tale-inspired) that you pop out along perforated lines and turn into 3-D figures with various folds and […]


Okay, if I had put “Rubber band Gun” in the subject line, most left-leaning moms like me would have been aghast, but it is in fact just that: a good old-fashioned rubber band gun. I know this will elicit lots of “I can’t believe you encourage guns” comments, but if you think of it more […]

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