Swapping. Why Not Give It a Try?

A few years ago, when my brood became a party of five, we were heading back to my native land of Canada for a week long visit. There was only one little problem—no one in my immediate family could accommodate my gang in a comfortable manner, so instead of two adjoining rooms at a downtown hotel, we decided to be

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Baby Gifts with a Personal Touch

When I was a child, I received some cheap blue hair clips with my name inscribed on them that I absolutely adored and wore almost everyday. They were my pride and joy. My dear friend Cornelia always points me in the right direction for sites that make fantastic monogrammed baby gifts. There is something so special about receiving a gift

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Oh Glider, My You’ve Changed

My sister-in-law is expecting her first child later this year. One of her top priorities for the nursery is to find the perfect glider to cuddle with her new baby. When I had my eldest son seven years ago, there were few gliders to choose from. Mine was a cream colored, no-nonsense chair with zero personality. I donated it immediately

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Art: Back By Popular Demand

Children’s art has been the theme of my last two posts. What I didn’t realize is how passionate PN readers are about this topic, so I thought I would bring to you more of my favorite pieces for decorating your walls. Enjoy friends! I have a funny feeling that you, dear readers, are going to love the affordable art shop

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Cool Tips to Preserve Your Child’s Artwork

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post mentioning a unique way of preserving your child’s art by creating a mosaic collage. It got me thinking of other ways to organize all your little Picasso’s works of art that may be accumulating in a box at the back of your closet (that would be me). These are a few ideas to

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Tips for Toys: “Type A” Organization Without the Stress

Living in New York City has its perks, but apartment living with three young children has its challenges. It requires me to be super organized when it comes to keeping the kids rooms clean and clutter-free. When my kids want a toy they want it pronto, so categorizing toys by size and type (cars, balls, hockey pucks, small dolls) help

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