Artsy Fartsy, Feature

Tied and dyed

Old-school craft remains fun

No Comments 14 November 2011

Tie-dying clothing long has been a favorite pastime for many. A few supplies, short instructions and a couple of hours and you have a handmade beauty!

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Dining Out

Holy queso, kids!

No Comments 14 November 2011

This site has been home to so many restaurants over the years, let’s hope Holy Taco is here to stay. The food is creative, but still kid-friendly with options for tacos and quesadillas. Quesadillas can be made with chicken, shrimp, steak, veggies or just Monterey jack cheese and queso fresco. Plantains and guac make a […]

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Gettin’ spooky

Netherworld's Bill Johnson creates characters to scare the bejesus outta ya

No Comments 01 September 2011

Bill Johnson isn’t afraid of the dark. He makes the dark scary. As one of the top designers of frightening characters for Netherworld Haunted House, Johnson creates characters who are bloody, mangled, gory – just plain scary. And each year, because the characters and themes change annually, he gets to create something new. Werewolves and […]

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Secondhand savvy

Scoring big on kids' clothes

No Comments 01 September 2009

I come from a long line of thrifters, so I consider myself an expert on secondhand goods. As far back as I can remember, I loved going “yard sale-ing” with my family. The kids would load up in the back of a pickup truck (when it was probably still legal!), and head out, cooler of […]

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Media Review

Mommy Says No!, Asylum Street Spankers

No Comments 01 September 2009

Austin, Texas’ Asylum Street Spankers are a neo-Vaudevillian act known for their fantastic musical chops and raunchy, drug-happy humor. Their charismatic stage presence, gee-whiz wordplay and encyclopedic knowledge of musical styles are a natural fit for entertaining children, but songs like “Shave ‘em Dry” and “Wake n’ Bake” can be a little difficult to explain […]

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Media Review

My baby rocks

No Comments 01 September 2009

www.punkbabyclothes.net My Baby Rocks can start your little anarchist or rocker toddler out in the right direction. And there’s apparel to get you cool points. The company sells fun and funky clothing and accessories for the entire family that are a devilish alternative to the traditional frou-frou children’s clothing. You’ll find matching ninja or skull […]

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Alterna-meats

Hamburgers, turkey and chicken are not the only way to get protein in your diet

No Comments 01 September 2009

Vegetarian and vegan diets have been gaining ground in the Western World for years now. The health benefits, including reduced cancer and heart attack risks, rank as the top reasons for “converting,” but a lot of people want to minimize their impact on the environment or decide they want to live a life of compassion. […]

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Hear no evil

When you’re doing what’s best for your family, but others don’t think so

No Comments 01 September 2009

Your grandfather tells you that if you keep picking up your 2-week-old son every time he cries, you’ll spoil him. Your grandmother just wants you to give your breastfed 3-month-old a bottle of Karo syrup and condensed milk at night “so he’ll sleep better.” Meanwhile, an older gentleman at the grocery store told you that […]

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Media Review

An Indie Rock Alphabet Book

No Comments 01 September 2009

For parents tired of the old “A is for Apple, B is for Bear” routine, An Indie Rock Alphabet Book offers a welcome change. The small paperback picture book, published by Paste Media Group (the publishers of Paste magazine), written by Caren Kelleher, Kate Kiefer and Rachael Maddux, and illustrated by owen the owen, gives […]

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Media Review

cafepress.com

No Comments 01 September 2009

It’s easy enough to find hip clothing for your baby when you’re a mainstream couple, but seeking out onesies that proclaim, “I love my two mommies” or “My Daddys are hotties” seems a little more difficult. Café Press (www.cafepress.com) offers more than 100,000 products with gay family-friendly sayings and graphics, including infant bodysuits, toddler T-shirts […]

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Atomic Family

The Colvins

No Comments 01 September 2009

They met in a tattoo shop many years ago, but at the time, Hope and Phil Colvin were seeing other people. It was several years before Phil finally tattooed Hope while he was working at Liberty Tattoo. At the time they were “both kind of available” and one thing led to another. Phil and Hope […]

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Dining Out

Grant Central Pizza’s low on prices, big on portions

No Comments 01 September 2009

This is a no-frills kind of place, but certainly boasts loads of character! There’s a decent beer list, and tons of great options for pizza, salads and huge calzones. Order the NY style pizza by the slice or by the pie. You won’t be disappointed and neither will your wallet, with low prices on big […]

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