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Office Parties

Does your/your partner’s company throw a holiday party? We attended one at my husband’s office yesterday afternoon. It was pretty low-key: some snacks, a ping-pong table, and coloring pages for the kids. My husband won second place in the ugly sweater contest for that Mario jumper you see in the picture, which isn’t really that…

Photos for Santa

Do you take photos of toys your kids want? I overheard another mom doing this at Target and I thought it was brilliant. Since then, whenever my kids get the gimmes on a shopping trip, we take a picture for Santa. Of course, they know (or should know because I’ve said it over and over)…

SBT Gift Guide: The Theater Geek

Of course, I’m always going to recommend books as gifts. For your neighborhood theater geek (I can call them that because I sort of am one… I most certainly was in my youth), books are a fantastic option–and by books, of course, I mean plays. Or screenplays, if your theater geek is also a movie…

The Girl Gives Thanks

Always casual, Violet declined to meet me for coffee but invited me to play blocks instead. She wore her favorite t-shirt (a cheeseburger driving a car on orange jersey) and a diaper; her hair was stylishly tousled as if she’d just awoken from a nap. Mommy: Do you know what it means to be thankful?…

SBT Gift Guide: The Outdoorsman (or -Woman)

It’s the Christmas shopping season, people! Maybe you’ve got someone on your list who loves to be outdoors–maybe they hunt and fish, or maybe they just love to commune with nature. Maybe they love to watch TV shows about survivalists just so they can quibble. They own more than one pair of hiking boots and…