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I am moving this week – between packing up house, shuttling the kids, and setting up utilities at the new house – I’m sure it will take me a week or two to get back to posting. I’m also starting a separate home renovation blog that I’ll let you know about soon. Back when the […]

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Custom Paper Dolls

Check out these adorable, custom paper dolls. Send the artist a few jpegs of you (plus your spouse, kids, pet — choose your assortment) and four months later, she delivers these customized paper dolls. Prices start at $35. Available from JordanGraceOwens on Etsy.

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I’ve been using the The Honest Company products for a little less than a year. I wanted to move to more green cleaning supplies, and I love home delivery, so I signed up for the monthly essentials package. The experience has been a mixed bag. I was super annoyed by their treatment of The Honest Toddler […]

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uber, the hugely popular app that connects riders with taxis, has launched a family-friendly option. uberXL offers vehicles like Toyota Highlanders and Honda Pilots that can fit up to six passengers. So instead of flagging a cab or having to pay exorbitant parking fees for a day out in the city, parents can use uber […]

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Wanted to share a blog post I wrote for Chicago Parent on the 25 things I cannot accomplish while my children are awake. (Spoiler alert: It includes items such as sleeping and eating.) Anyone else’s life ruled by toddlers? Check out the full text here. I feel your pain!    

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Ever wonder what neighborhood to live in once kids are on the scene? Here’s a graphic, courtesy of Apartment Guys of Chicago, that serves as a guide for Chicago residents to the most family-friendly city neighborhoods, taking into account such factors as transportation options, parks and recreation, safety, schooling and entertainment options.  

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Happy Kids

Happify, a Web site that offers games and activities to train your brain toward happiness, just released an infographic about kids and happiness. I thought it was worth a look. Check it out below.

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Local graphic designer Karyn Denten, who came to my attention because of her adorable robot series, creates hand-drawn prints and note cards that are kid-friendly and suitable for framing. (Not to mention an affordable way to outfit a nursery or playroom.) Take a peek at a sampling of her work below and buy through Den10Studio.com or in […]

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Something Less Spooky

Not all kids go for the spooky side of Halloween. (I, for one, still would rather have a root canal than ever step foot into a haunted hause.) So here are some fun Halloween items that celebrate the sweeter side of a sometimes sinister holiday. Skull cookie jar, $12.99, available at Cost Plus World Market […]

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