Maternity Leave Zen

Maternity Leave Zen

by Allison Lefrak

It took me two days of maternity leave—before the baby arrived—to get over the feeling that I was playing hooky.   

I got a pedicure, stocked up on groceries, prepared meals and froze them, organized the baby clothes, installed the car seat. By day three, I’d long since forgotten about work and was toying with the idea of outlining a novel.

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Talking to Kids About Becoming a Big Sibling

Talking to Kids About Becoming a Big Sibling

by Twigtale

How do you announce the impending arrival of a new baby? You might send friends a sweet bitmoji, take your family to brunch, or just post a an awesome YouTube video. But the even harder question is how do you tell your existing children that one more will be joining the ranks?  We thought we would turn to some experts (a.k.a moms) and hear how they imparted the news. 

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A Battle With Clutter: One Mother’s Exercise in Futility

A Battle With Clutter: One Mother’s Exercise in Futility

by Allison Lefrak

When Malcolm and I moved into a 3-bedroom townhouse in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., it felt vast compared to our 900-square foot condo in the city.  I actually uttered the words, “What are we going to do with all this space?”  Stupid, stupid woman I think now of my younger self.

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Carrie Southworth on This Week in Startups!

Carrie Southworth on This Week in Startups!

by Sara Garrity, MSW

Our Founder Carrie Southworth was interviewed by Jason Calacanis on his This Week in Startups podcast yesterday. If you couldn't watch the live broadcast, a recording is posted below! 

You don't want to miss this dialogue. Here are some gems from from the interview: 

-     Jason is a "high extrovert" and loves doing this podcast. We like his story. 

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It’s Tough Being a Toddler

It’s Tough Being a Toddler

by Twigtale

Some days it may seem like your toddler is actively trying to make your job harder, but Dr. Karp promises he is not. It's just that he is a little like a miniature caveman who may not see the value in patience and logic. Dr. Karp outlines four major struggles that our primitive little children face every day. 

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Is Your Child Starting School? Our Personalized Book Prepares Children for a Fantastic Year!

Is Your Child Starting School? Our Personalized Book Prepares Children for a Fantastic Year!

by Twigtale 

Starting school can be a monumental day for your child. A quick poll around the office revealed some amazing first day of school memories.  For example, Sara fondly remembers the London Fog jean jacket and new pink backpack slung over her shoulder. 

And just like Sara’s fashion preparedness got her off on the right foot, Twigtale’s I’m Starting School book is designed to prepare your child for a great start to the year.

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