Day: July 23, 2014


What Not To Wear: Baby Edition

Poor Winnie the Pooh. Such a nice guy, but moms are not into him these days. We asked our Facebook page about what types of clothing they refuse to put on their children. While this is a very subjective topic, and I don’t imagine we all share the same opinions on these styles, here are […]

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Activity #24: Be a tourist in your own town

Today’s challenge is to strap on your fanny pack and be a tourist in your own town with your little sidekick. Ok, I’m kidding about the fanny pack. But how about you two go somewhere only the visitors ever enjoy? If you’ve never taken the time to see your hometown’s greatest hits, choose a destination […]

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Going all Mary Poppins on my bedroom

When school was cancelled for a snow day this Spring (argh!), the first thing I did was jump to the list of Rookie Mom challenges and see if there were any I could complete while home with the boy all day long. There was a perfect one: Challenge# 29, Refresh your bedroom. I took Weston […]

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Biz Ladies Profile: Nicole Shariat Farb of Darby Smart

When she noticed a gap in the DIY market, Nicole Shariat Farb decided to take matters into her own hands. Nicole was tired of trying to piece together all of the tools and resources needed for a single DIY project. She thought that there was an opportunity to create  DIY kits that come straight to […]

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The Royal Baby: His First Year, in Photos

When Kate Middleton and Prince William had their first baby, it seemed like the whole world was anxiously awaiting the deets (and pics!). Now, we have a year’s worth of photos to reflect on. Happy Birthday, Prince George!

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How To Get Beach Hair Without Hitting The Surf

There’s just something about those long, effortless, feminine, beachy waves that make us all swoon with hair envy. Luckily for time-crunched mamas (especially those living far from the coasts), you don’t have to hit the beach to get that spent the whole day in the ocean look. We’ve got some great tips on how to achieve beautiful, salt-water hair […]

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A Swaddle That Makes Your Baby Even More Burrito-Like

Chances are, your cozily swaddled newborn has been compared to a sweet little burrito at one time or another. And now, you can make that link even more literal thanks to a line of genius swaddle blankets from Bon Vivant Baby. Meet the Tortilla Baby swaddle, which is made of a super-soft cotton-polyester blend that looks… […]

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Pregnancy Style: Model Amanda Booth

Good pregnancy style is always something we’re inspired by. And who better to show off six comfy-chic, bump-friendly looks than Amanda Booth? The model, who has posed for everyone from Ellen Von Unwerth to Wildfox to Playboy (she’s Miss February 2014), invited us into her cool L.A. bungalow to try on looks from her own closet for […]

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Murrieta is a Mess: Border Crisis and Confusion (a guest post by Joey Aszterbaum)

Two weeks ago a crowd of angry protesters faced off with border patrol agents in Murrieta, California, where the city’s mayor and residents blocked buses carrying immigrant children who were going to be processed there. Some saw anti-immigration protestors as patriots bravely standing up against a failed federal government. But when I went to the […]

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10 Beautiful Homes in France

Since our resident ex-pat, Anne Ditmeyer, gave us her insider tour of Paris today, I decided it would be the perfect time to look over some of my favorite French homes, from Paris to the countryside. Whether it’s the beautiful views, gorgeous detailing or their effortlessly chic minimalism, French homes je ne sais quoi. Click […]

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NEW: San Francisco Social Media Workshop July 31st!

After last week’s Social Media Workshop in Brooklyn sold out, I got some very sweet requests for classes on the West Coast. My goal has always been to turn this into part of a larger online curriculum series (which will happen this fall!), but all of the sudden it dawned on me- I’m going to […]

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24 Hours in Paris with Anne Ditmeyer of Pret a Voyager

My head starts to spin when thinking about how I would spend a single day in one of the dreamiest cities in the world, but when we posed the task to DS contributor and five year Parisian resident, Anne S. Ditmeyer, she managed to outline  a lovely day indeed. Anne founded her blog, Prêt à Voyager, in 2007 to explore […]

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