If there was a single photo that could capture my feelings and thoughts about the past year, this would be it. It reminds me to keep looking toward the brightness of the light, even if I am caught in the wild tangle of grasses. This shot reminds me that even though my family .... read more
This photo of my daughter Ramona captures a wistful but joyous moment this past October at a local farm outside of Portland, Oregon. This snapshot memorializes her two front teeth, which she yanked out herself the following week. (As you can see, they're barely hanging.... read more
Just in time for holiday season, we are so pleased to have discovered Kid's Busy Box. Here it is at last, the solution to two of our most vexing parental problems: 1. How to be a crafty parent (without, in fact, being crafty in the slightest)2. What to give to as present.... read more
November is the month for thanksgiving, a time we set aside each year for contemplating all of our many blessings, and for considering all those people and things in our lives for which we feel grateful. I've come to understand that being grateful is an attitude, a choice one .... read more
There are certain sacrifices every new parent is prepared to make. We know that babies come at the price of sleep, free time with friends, and nights out on the town, not to mention the very real costs of child care. But more it’s more than that: they change our lives unal.... read more
Every once in a while, a book comes along that promises to answer a fundamental parenting question that has been nagging at us. Lise Eliot’s new Pink Brain, Blue Brain: How Small Differences Grow Into Troublesome Gaps -- And What We Can Do About It is one of those books. The.... read more
It's gift-giving season and instead of throwing yourself into the mosh-pit that is the shopping mall, discover a fantastic alternative, especially to give to those who "have everything." If you are familiar with the high-end photo publishing website Shutterfly, then you might.... read more
Taking a tour through You Tube can be a bit like stepping back in time. With a bit of patience and just-the-right keywords, we can find almost anything from our childhood. What a joy to be able to pass these experiences along to our children directly instead of trying to .... read more
Have you been reckless enough to invite a bunch of preschoolers over to your house for a holiday get-together? Or did you impulsively volunteer to organize your preschool's December party? In case the prospect is sending you into a slight panic, Being Savvy has a few tried and.... read more
1. Regularly wash hand with soap and hot waterThe chemicals found in some soaps have health and environmental concerns. Look for bath, shower, and bar soap products that don't contain Triclosan, a common antibacterial chemical that bioconcentrates in the food chain, is hazar.... read more
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