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21 Quality Wind Instruments for toddlers and children

As Christmas draws closer and closer, I've been looking for musical instruments. Sure, everyone from Fisher Price, to Doug and Melissa, to even the fancier European wooden toy companies offer musical toys. But I'm looking at things that transcend the idea of a musical noise maker that's only good from ages 3-6. So here I begin [...]

LACTATION

The search for better lactogenic cookies

Why do lactation cookies suck every last drop of moisture from your mouth? Have you ever had a zinc lozenge do that? Lactation cookies are so much worse. Oh, and they come out of the oven the very same pale shade of beige that they entered the oven with. Never a good sign. They often crumble [...]

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21 ikea christmas gifts for the littles

Ikea has some pretty great stuff at incredible prices, and their children's department is no exception. Until November 25th, they are having Ikea family member prices on select items, including their MAMMUT stools, chairs, and tables - the latter two come in soft shades of pink, blue, and green. I've been eyeing some Montessori type furniture for [...]

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10 graphic tees and more from Uniqlo

UNIQLO is my go-to place in Hong Kong to buy fun $10 graphic tees for adults, and I would call it something to the effect of a Japanese Gap, but with rights to Disney, Peanuts, and many artists - from Andy Warhol, to Keith Haring, to Michel Basquiat and more. Their children's section always has [...]

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Superhero first birthday

One year ago I gave birth across the room from a former workmate whose family hails from Argentina. I call her Mrs. Argentina. I imagine we'll have at least one joint birthday party together, but for this year I had a relatively simple barbeque, and she put together what I would call a pin-worthy party. [...]

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Whole Grain Zucchini Cakes

This recipe is adapted from a recipe in Whole-Grain Mornings, a fantastic book by a Seattle-based blogger. I've married the flavors of zucchini, mint, and lemon, which I love. This is yet another recipe book that I love all the recipes in; I've probably made over half of them already. I chose avocado oil because I [...]

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A Joyce Wan themed birthday

I wanted to keep Winter's first birthday relatively simple. We have at least one barbeque each summer that usually coincides with my own birthday (two days after Winter's!), so we just tied it into Winter's birthday party. I honestly wasn't planning on doing anything big, but after being asked several times what my "theme" would [...]

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