Artsy Fartsy

T-shirt tailor

Turning cool concert T's into trendy tot wear

No Comments 01 March 2010

Back before going out for an evening required written instructions for a babysitter, I used to go out to see many live shows and sport lots of cool band T-shirts. Still have the T-shirts, but they don’t all fit like they used to. So I was excited to find some cool ideas about how to […]

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Feature, Mama Rules

Movies, museums and more, oh my! Cinemoms membership offers deals all over town

No Comments 01 March 2010

To get to know more moms in her children’s school and her synagogue, Marci Miller first had to stop working so much. And she wanted to spend more time with her 8- and 6-year-old so in 2008, Miller decided to retire from her marketing and public relations job at an entertainment PR firm. In order […]

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Daddy Rocks

Musical communication

Father and son language strikes the right chords

No Comments 01 March 2010

I’m sitting cross-legged with a sitar in a makeshift percussion pit of kindergartners, and we’re having a musical conversation. Most of the children are banging their tambourines happily, like they’ve been granted permission to go mad and fingerpaint their bedroom walls. A few of them are experiencing some anxiety. They sit tentatively tapping the clattery […]

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Green Bean

To the curb?

Consider the options when looking to unload stuff

No Comments 01 March 2010

I love clearing out clutter. I love the sense of purpose as I purge our closets, drawers and garage of unwanted stuff and the feeling of clarity and accomplishment when I’m done. Ever since I got a little more educated about landfills, finding good homes for my cast-offs takes time and patience. In the old […]

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Hump Day Humor

Two-wheeling it

I know for whom the (bicycle) bell tolls

No Comments 01 March 2010

Any day now my husband and I are going to become Real Grown-Ups. Like the kind with actual jobs and mortgages and I don’t know, balanced meals and stuff. We’re on year AHEM of our one-income, student-loan-receiving, renting-instead-of-owning married life, and yearn for the day when we’ll walk straight past the generic mac-and-cheese and load […]

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Media Review

Freepeats.org

No Comments 01 March 2010

If you’re anything like me, you hate to pay a lot for something your baby or kid will outgrow or lose interest in! That’s why Freepeats is so awesome. Just log onto Freepeats.org, find your local site, then you’ll be able to search the posts for “offers” of great, and most times barely used, baby […]

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Media Review

World Playground, Putumayo Kids

No Comments 01 March 2010

One of my favorite collections of children’s music is Putumayo Kids. The Putumayo label boasts an array of wonderful choices such as Latin Playground, Brazilian Playground, Asian Dreamland, and many more. Recently I listened to World Playground again and it is by far my favorite. Each of the 12 songs is from a different country, […]

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Dining Out

Worth the wait for Flying Biscuit

No Comments 01 December 2009

It’s hard to walk through Candler Park and not be surrounded by dogs, families with strollers and a long line outside the Flying Biscuit Café. Kids will feel they stepped into a fairytale with the hand-painted murals covering the walls and ceiling, including “flying biscuits” with gold wings shooting through the clouds. The food not […]

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Dining Out

Old Spaghetti Factory just right for kids and adults

No Comments 01 December 2009

Though The Old Spaghetti Factory appears fancy, the restaurant is actually very accommodating for children. The kids’ menu includes traditional pasta items, healthy pasta items such as wheat and gluten-free pasta and a grilled cheese sandwich for the kids who aren’t feeling any amore for pasta. The food is moderately priced, and every dinner comes […]

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Dining Out

Elwood’s Pizza offers Italian, Mexican and American kid-friendly fare

No Comments 01 December 2009

Bright red walls, vintage guitars, bowling balls and tiki mugs greet customers entering Elwood’s Pizza. One of the first things diners see is a portrait of the owner’s rather unusual looking dog with long gray hair covering his eyes, curly hair surrounding his torso. The pizza restaurant is named after the dog, Elwood, and his […]

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Media Review

offsprung.com

No Comments 01 December 2009

Thanks to the Internet, today’s parents have many more resources available to them than parents did 10-15 years ago, especially families that don’t fit the traditional mold. Billed as “an irreverent, inclusive, alternative parenting community,” the social network Offsprung provides forums for parents to discuss the unique problems of a diverse range of family types. […]

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Media Review

The Bottle Let Me Down: Songs for Bumpy Wagon Rides, Various artists

No Comments 01 December 2009

I admit I have a hard time buying typical kid’s music for my 2-year-old son, so when I came across Bloodshot Records’ compilation, The Bottle Let Me Down: Songs for Bumpy Wagon Rides, I was intrigued. The cover alone made me laugh out loud. Could it be possible to find a kid’s album that didn’t […]

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