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CAMPING THEMED PARTY

By | January 28th, 2017|Categories: BLOG, GAZETTE|

We had a camping themed party for Finn's fifth birthday this week. It's winter in New England, so we thought it would be fun to bring the great outdoors, indoors. We started with the Modern Camp theme from Harlow & Grey and expanded from there. [...]

THE BOYFRIEND WATCH

By | January 23rd, 2017|Categories: BLOG|

I love winter. I know I say it every year and I know it's probably starting to sound like I'm trying to convince myself, but it's the truth. I love the snow when it's big and clumpy and blanket-y, I love having a fireplace and actually using it and [...]

A SWEET + SPICY GIVEAWAY FROM PRANA CHAI

By | December 11th, 2016|Categories: BLOG, GAZETTE|

Prana Chai has been at the top of my "bring home from Australia" list for years. A while back I wrote to Prana in Melbourne and asked them if they would please, please, please come to the USA. Turns out they had found a distributor and they were already on [...]

MY FAVORITE FOOD BLOGS

By | November 29th, 2016|Categories: BLOG, GAZETTE|Tags: , , , , , , |

When I think of my favorite food blogs, I'm not thinking about cooking. I have Ina for that. My favorite food blogs tell stories from beyond the kitchen. I want to be there in the Tuscan Autumn, along side the hunting dogs when white truffles are unearthed from between the [...]

BUGABOO DONKEY REVIEW

By | November 14th, 2016|Categories: BLOG, GAZETTE|

I've been wanting to post a Bugaboo Donkey review since April. When we bought ours, I was pregnant with Jules. We got it because with three boys under four, we liked the idea of the Comfort Wheeled Board (we call it the skateboard), so Finn can walk some and ride [...]

PUT IT IN A BASKET

By | October 20th, 2016|Categories: BLOG, GAZETTE|

If you have children you know that a tidy house is really only minutes away from being a messy house as long as the kids are awake. The smart mama's secret weapon against clutter? Baskets, bins, buckets and hampers. Keep them in every room that the kids use. At the [...]

SAFE BATH TOYS

By | October 10th, 2016|Categories: BLOG|

Every time Bennett has one of his fevers I panic and overhaul a different part of our routine. A few months ago I put all of his stuffed toys in a hot dryer to kill any dust mites that might be contributing to his allergies. Last month I threw out [...]

ALL THE PRETTY GADGETS

By | September 9th, 2016|Categories: BLOG, COMCAST|

A couple of weeks ago, Comcast put on an Xfinity event for Boston influencers to learn about their X1 platform and Xfinity Home. I left Jules with Robbie for the first time and it felt so good to be out meeting adults. The Comcast staff were so nice. They [...]

THE DANISH WAY OF PARENTING GIVEAWAY

By | September 1st, 2016|Categories: BLOG|

➕ WINNERS HAVE BEEN CROWNED ➕ The winners of two signed copies of The Danish Way of Parenting were drawn this morning, all the way away in Rome, Italy. Congratulations to @yesteacher (Instagram) and Lauren Gordon (Facebook entry). I will be in touch shortly! Thank you to everyone who entered!! [...]

BUSH-WALKING WITH SOLLY

By | August 25th, 2016|Categories: BLOG|

Bush-walking is Australian for hiking in the woods. I was never much of a bush-walker in Australia until my friend Sam got me into it in the summer of 2006. Sam is a bush-walking kind of girl. She's also a baby-wearing kind of girl. I've been living as an ex-pat [...]

BUY THE BISSELL

By | August 18th, 2016|Categories: BLOG|

Yesterday I left Finn painting in the kitchen and Bennett watching Max and Ruby in the lounge room while I nursed Jules. Five minutes, max. I felt secure knowing that law and order was in the hands of my very capable four year old. I Instagrammed the aftermath of that [...]

JESSICA JOELLE ALEXANDER INTERVIEW

By | August 3rd, 2016|Categories: BLOG, GAZETTE|

Residents of Denmark continue to rank as the happiest people in the world - why? What makes Danes so well adjusted compared to the rest of us? I interviewed Jessica Joelle Alexander, the author of The Danish Way of Parenting, which looks at the Danes' use of respect, empathy, reframing [...]

THE HAPPIEST CHILDREN IN THE WORLD

By | July 31st, 2016|Categories: BLOG|

I love the Danes. Back in 2007 to 2009, I was reviewing foreign films for the World Movies Channel in Sydney and my favorite films were from Denmark, Norway and Sweden. I saw in these films, cultures that were both gentle and intentional and I dreamed of living my life [...]

PADDLE FEET + A FRESHLY PICKED GIVEAWAY

By | July 11th, 2016|Categories: BLOG|

When we brought Jules home from the hospital, things at home looked strange. My mother was staying with us and she had tidied areas of the house I hadn't touched for a year. Also, Finn's vocabulary had increased and he was somehow more well behaved. But the most profound [...]

HOME OFFICE UPDATE | BEFORE + AFTER

By | February 16th, 2016|Categories: BLOG, HOUSE|

UPDATE: For those who have asked, the rug is from Arhaus but I can't remember the name of it! We've been doing some re-arranging of furniture at our house. Mum is coming from Sydney to stay for a couple of months in March, so we've made the [...]

THIS IS MY HOSPITAL BAG

By | February 15th, 2016|Categories: BLOG|

Months before Finn was born, I had my labor plan written and my hospital bag packed. I was taking birthing classes and listening to hypnobirthing CDs. I bought anything that anyone suggested and ignored anyone who started a sentence with the words, “you really don’t need a…” With Bennett I [...]