Costuming

Just popping in to share a few darling Halloween costumes for next month. Bee’s going to be an astronaut (thanks for the hand-me-down, Charlie!), but if you’re in the market, there are some super cute options this year!:

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4 Babysitting Tips

We’re lucky enough to have a [very energetic and doting] grandmother two doors down and a handful of neighbors who love to entertain Bee when we’re in a pinch, so finding reliable babysitters is rarely an issue for us. But for those of you in larger cities where babysitting fees are outrageous (seriously, $15/hour?) or

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Dorm Decor for Grown-Ups

I’ve been helping a friend of the family’s daughter furnish her dorm room for the fall and couldn’t help but be mesmerized at the incredible, affordable options as of late. But when PBteen sent over these Zio Ziegler sheets, my instinct was solidified: today’s dorm decor is 100% suitable for adults. Need proof? Here are

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Follow: Local Milk

Of all the things I love in life, food and stories are at the very tip-top of my list. And in Local Milk, Beth Kirby pairs both like the finest of homespun pb&j sandwiches. She writes, “There are messes that abide for weeks, screaming matches, missed deadlines, and ill starred decisions. And there is fresh

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Follow: This Is 50

I’m a firm believer in role models – women who are paving the way for the others, those whom are 3, 5… sometimes 7 steps ahead in their journey through life. For that reason, the perspective and wisdom and advice they hold close (and willingly share) are some of my most treasured gifts. And although

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Follow: Joyce Croonen

While I’m off teaching in Singapore for the rest of the month, I thought it might be fun to share a few blogs I love, for a variety of reasons. I’ll be popping in on Instagram non-stop I’m sure, but until I’m back, enjoy a few recommendations from yours truly!:

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A Gift To Build On

So, Bee’s still a baby, which means my gifting strategy goes like this: (1). I look around my office and see a bajillion toys, and (2). Wrap one of those so she has something to open for the upcoming holiday season. Instead of saving gifts for holidays, we’ve purchased a few toys throughout the year

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Let’s Swap

Thanks to Swapdom for helping me clean out my closet this weekend! The first freelance article I ever published at the ripe age of 20-something was a piece on the rise of bartering. It was such a great assignment, uncovering stories like this one artist in Portland who bartered large-scale murals in exchange for dental

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