Archive for tag '2017 holiday gift guide'


Last Minute Gifts

I don’t know if you’ve noticed or not, but Christmas is less than a week away. I always do my shopping early on, but it inevitably happens that a few days before Christmas I realize that I am missing a gift for someone. Rather than panic, I have a go-to list of easy and nice […]


Books About Tolerance, Diversity, Equality and Activism

I have always been a book lover and really enjoy gifting books. There are so many amazing picture books for kids that are beautiful and tell wonderful stories. I also like picture books that teach our kids about values we cherish: kindness, empathy, gratitude, activism and more. This year in particular, I’m finding that I […]

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Gift Guide for Expecting and New Moms

For most of the past 6 years, I’ve either had a new baby, been expecting a new baby, or been dreaming about adding a new baby to our family. During that same time period it feels like tons of my friends (as well as my sister and sister-in-law) were traveling the same path. Consequently, I’ve […]

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Gift Guide for Teachers, Nannies, & Coworkers

It can feel really hard to find the perfect gift for teachers, nannies, and coworkers, but it doesn’t have to be! In my experience, teachers, nannies, and coworkers are often the most appreciative among all gift recipients (despite all the viral articles claiming all teachers hate mugs). There are so many great gift ideas for this group, […]


Gift Guide for 7 Year Old Boys

Since Drake is my oldest, it’s always interesting to see what toys are out there for the older kids. These are some of the ones that perked my interest when I was searching out things to get Drake this year. 1) Seedling Design Your Own Marble Maze – Drake has been getting more into Minecraft recently and […]

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17 Gifts of Experience Ideas

Our kids have way too much stuff. Mr. Dolphin and I have way too much stuff. That’s why this year, we are asking our families, “No Gifts, Please.” We know that our four sets of grandparents are unlikely to abide by that and want to get our kids gifts, including tangible things like toys, books […]


Gift Guide for Co-Workers

I work in a small department at a large university and we are technically “not allowed” to celebrate Christmas, but that doesn’t stop us in my office. The people I work closely with are really pretty awesome, so I really enjoy getting them gifts. If you are wondering what the heck to get your co-workers […]

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