Author Archives: Peace, Love, and Toys

About Peace, Love, and Toys

As a mom of 2, I know that the recipe for a happy child is simply peace, love, and (who are we kidding) toys. I'll try to share my tips on how to get all 3.

Sweatpants Mafia

I’m a member of the Sweatpants Mafia. For the purposes of this blog and its title: Sweatpants: juicy velour, denim (jeggings or jeans), or yoga pants. Mafia: my group of friends/acquaintances/kiddie classmates, who have a mostly common set of values; who are … Continue reading

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No Paper Pushing For My Babies! (Reggio Emilia Method Part 1)

My husband and I are both attorneys (well at the time I was, but that’s another story).  We push paper both actual and virtual.  All day.  Every day.  So, when I showed up and a not-so-open open house at my … Continue reading

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Dear iPhone, I Love You.

Hi iPhone, How are you? Are you having a good day? Sorry I dropped you like 5 times today.  Thanks for not cracking.  I appreciate that.  You must have been reading my texts and known that I just don’t have … Continue reading

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Time For Some Help With Time

If I have to say “just because the sun is shining doesn’t mean it isn’t bedtime” one more time I’m gonna scream. I love long summer days, don’t get me wrong.  But Super thinks that he doesn’t have to go … Continue reading

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And A Bowl Full Of Mush

Friday night was always drinks with friends and Saturday was usually a stop on a culinary tour of my town.  Sure, there were weekends when we had something else going on, but if there was nothing special to do on … Continue reading

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Tantrum-Free Top 3

The other night while I was out at dinner without the kids, my girlfriend wrote me in desperation asking for advice about tantrums.  See, this girlfriend of mine has never met my kids, so I’m guessing my blog made her … Continue reading

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Come Si Dice “foreign language DVD” in Italiano?

My husband’s family is Italian for the most part.  In fact, I remember a family dinner with my in-laws during which my brother-in-law announced that the family wasn’t so very Italian.  I remember it vividly because I thought my father-in-law … Continue reading

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