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Great Cookbooks for Families: Oh She Glows

Great Cookbooks for Families: Oh She Glows

[ 0 ] April 13, 2014 |

The Oh She Glows Cookbook snapped me simultaneously out of both cookbook malaise syndrome and late winter gloom-funk. It’s Angela Liddon’s Oh She Glows blog in book form, and it is filled with food to make, eat, and love right now. The blog started in 2009, but it’s new to my life this spring, and it […]

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My Favorite Game

My Favorite Game

[ 3 ] January 7, 2014 |

Recently my family got really into a card game: Anomia. And I got kind of evangelical about it. It’s easy to carry, so I brought it in my bag whenever we were invited somewhere, just in case I might find players. I have played this game with adults, schoolchildren, and college students. Everyone* loves this […]

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Lunchbox Redux

Lunchbox Redux

[ 0 ] November 11, 2013 |

Each year at this time, I beg for lunch box ideas from friends, please share!

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An all-new My Little Pony adventure makes a splash!

An all-new My Little Pony adventure makes a splash!

[ 2 ] April 23, 2013 |

Maybe it’s our close proximity to the prestigious art school Rhode Island School of Design, or perhaps it’s because our towns are situated on their own little corner of the “sparkling sea”–but the East Bay of Rhode Island is a mecca for children’s books authors and illustrators. One jewel among working artists in our community […]

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Mighty Tidy

Mighty Tidy

[ 1 ] February 28, 2013 |

This must be the feeling that keeps the niche porn industry afloat. What fun—and what a relief!—to see your private psychopathology transformed into beauty. We love Swiss artist Ursus Wehrli’s new book The Art of Clean Up: Life Made Neat and Tidy.

Anyone on the rigid order-lust spectrum (with mild interest in The Container Store on one end, and clinically diagnosed OCD on the other) will get sucked right into Wehrli’s work. He alphabetizes his alphabet soup (above); dismantles a Christmas tree into a pile of needles, bundle of sticks, coil of tinsel, and precise rows of ornaments; and arranges laundry on a clothesline in Roy G. Biv order. Parking lots filled with cars, beaches filled with people, and other messy situations are divided into components and arranged according to Wehrli’s intoxicatingly soothing rules. There’s no text. Each situation includes a before shot and an after, the ordinary jumble of life made manageable within each double-page spread.

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Express Yourself: Easy Expression Hands-Free Bustier

Express Yourself: Easy Expression Hands-Free Bustier

[ 9 ] November 2, 2009 |

Reviewed by Maura Keating This review has been brought to you by the (divine?) intervention of the product that I am reviewing. Hallelujah! My hands are completely free! Last year, I reviewed the Medela Freestyle Hands-Free Breast Pump and I loved it–I still love it. The pump is light, portable, and rechargeable. The breast shields […]

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Rolling Doubles: Strollers for Two (or More)

Rolling Doubles: Strollers for Two (or More)

[ 0 ] August 3, 2009 |

Editors Note: Maura has done a fabulous job test-driving and reviewing a number of double strollers recently, hopefully to help in your search to find the perfect one–or as close to perfect as possible. I never found “the perfect one” when my children were stroller-age because until just a few years ago there were fewer […]

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Spice It Up: The Phil and Teds Dash Adds Something Extra

Spice It Up: The Phil and Teds Dash Adds Something Extra

[ 0 ] July 29, 2009 |

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The Magic Number: The Valco Baby Tri-Mode Twin Rides with Two or Three

The Magic Number: The Valco Baby Tri-Mode Twin Rides with Two or Three

[ 1 ] July 29, 2009 |

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Two, Therefore: The Joovy Ergo Follows Through

Two, Therefore: The Joovy Ergo Follows Through

[ 0 ] July 29, 2009 |

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