Minted: Design Your Own Stationary with Art from Around the World

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A few weeks ago came across a new line of stationary that caught my eye instantly.  You have to understand that I am not typically into design - I tend to buy a lot of Hallmark cards.  I have never really discovered a line that excited me.  But this card made me linger and want to explore the line futher: A totally new concept for me has come into my life: Indie stationary.  Made by a company called Minted, a design-your-own stationery site, these pieces of stationary are made by designers all over the world, in 43 countries.  Minted believes that Read More


How She Does It by Britt Reints

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This is the ninth entry in “I Don’t Know How She Does It,” a series of guest posts about the working mom/stay-at-home dilemma.  It’s written by Britt Reints from a wonderful blog called In Pursuit of Happiness.  Britt is also a freelance writer  who writes about traveling around the country with her family in an RV.  I met Britt last summer at BlogHer and it was one of those IRL connections that I cherish. When Holly first emailed me and asked if I wanted to participate in this series, my first thought was that I was woefully unqualified to discuss Read More


Danielle Hughes: Mompreneur


I've known Danielle Hughes for 10 years.  We worked together at a start-up called Oxygen Media, now owned by NBC (and no longer small, as you know).  We became instant friends, sharing a love for film, theater, writing, amongst other things.  A few years ago, she started a children's tee-shirt company inspired by famous lines from classic films called Baby Fish Mouth.  It's hip slogan is Fashion for future film fans.  Read More


Kid Culture: Scholastic Storybook Treasures DVD Giveaway


I've got two great DVD's to give away.  Both are from Scholastic Storybook Treasures.  They are classic children's stories, brought to life on DVD.  One is written by my personal favorite childhood author, Beverly Cleary, and the other one is pertinent to Earth Day and teaching our kids to be and stay green. To commemorate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, the first is He's Got the Whole World in His Hands..and More Stories to Celebrate the Environment (Illustrated by Kadir Nelson, Narrated by Chrystal Taliefero) This beloved folk song celebrates Read More


Inspiring Culture Moms Interview and Twitter Party: Jeanne Muchnick, Author, Dinner for Busy Moms

Jeanne Muchnick, a fellow resident of Larchmont, has a new book coming out called Dinner for Busy Moms.  Just like Jamie Oliver is doing with his successful Food Revolution, Muchnick is bringing dinner home again.  This is a book you will definitely want to pick up after you read the interview below, and we are even going to have a Twitter party featuring Muchnick herself next Monday night that you can RSVP for below.  Muchnick is a freelance journalist and the former editor of BaBY Magazine and BaBY Magazine’s Infant Care Guide, two Read More