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Cuddle Up With These Fresh, Nerdy Throw Pillows

Ahhh, spring. We’re more than a week into the freshest and greenest season of the year, but with the kind of weather we’ve been having all some of us can really do is try and remember spring from last year. The other day, I thought I kinda saw some grass poking through the dirty snow, […]

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What Your Mug Cupboard Says About Your Family

Aside from a fridge, the mug cupboard is arguably the most important spot in the kitchen. Are your mugs perched precariously on top of each other, or are they in neat rows with the handles all facing the same way? If your mugs hang from hooks, don’t worry, that still counts. You can tell a […]

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How to Get Kids Into Puppetry

On March 21st, the world will welcome yet another (probably stupendously fantastic) Muppet movie, Muppets Most Wanted. This one promises to return to its lighthearted roots by making a film that’s less nostalgic and weepy than the last one, making it much more accessible for your kids. In short, it’s time to meet the Muppets […]

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Mana Pots for the Real World

Sometimes we all feel a little drained, especially this time of year. The sky is grey, it’s cold, and life is beating us down. How many more soccer practices and math homework worksheets until summer? Too many. That’s how many. What would a pixelated hero do in a situation like this? He’d find an inn, […]

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Four of the Coolest Alternative Strollers We’ve Ever Seen

As far as necessary new-parent frumpiness goes, strollers are right up there with minivans. When it comes to the wheels in your life, ‘being cool’ has gone from the top of the list to the bottom. It can now be found right underneath ‘practical’ and ‘economical.’ Remember when your friends were jealous of your stuff? […]

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Whoops! An Awesome Gender Neutral Toy For Babies

Finding cool unique baby toys is like searching the caves of Middle-Earth for a ring that won’t corrupt your soul. Let alone looking for something that a newborn can safely cuddle and drool all over. Luckily, the folks over at Manhattan Toy sent us ¬†Whoops!¬†from their award-winning Whoozit line. So, what is it? Well, it […]

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Surrounding Your Kids with Good Grammar

To many, those who care about grammar are among the worst villains of all history. “Grammar Nazi,” they say. Are they jealous? Are they still suffering from some long-ago trauma dealt by someone’s mean red pen? I’ve never been able to figure out if they don’t know they difference between there they’re and their or […]

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5 Easy (and Frugal) Ways to Nerd-ify Any Nursery

In case you can’t tell by a quick scan of our catalog of articles, we really REALLY like finding cool nerdy stuff for baby’s first room. There are a couple of reasons for this, the first and foremost being our belief that being a parent shouldn’t mean giving up the things you like to geek […]

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Should Your Kids be Watching Hitchcock Movies?

Should your kids be watching Alfred Hitchcock movies? I’m sure your gut reaction says no. I mean, just filming Psycho left Janet Leigh unable to shower for the rest of her life. But as I was sitting in the theater with my dad last year watching Vertigo for the umpteenth time at one of those […]

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