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Entries from the ‘Family’ Category

Christmas Scavenger Hunt

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Christmas scavenger hunts are typically a way to keep the kids from ripping through their presents in a flash. But in my family, the scavenger hunts began when we were much older, in high school. My brother, sister, and I kept asking for cash and gift cards for Christmas, so my mom and dad devised [...]

Is This Your #BestSummerEver?

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Over the last few weeks, we’ve asked you, our fabulous readers, to live your #BestSummerEver and share your experiences with us on Twitter and Instagram. We’ve received hundreds of beautiful and creative submissions. @redworldstudio’s buckets of bright red cherries caught our eyes immediately–summer produce at its very best! Look through our #BestSummerEver gallery for more of our favorites. And [...]

Mountain Herb and Flower: a micro green and flower business comes to life

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Living intern Elke Talbot shares how she, her mother and her sister turned a passion for gardening into a thriving family business on the Caribbean island of Tortola: I was born and raised on the Caribbean island of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, where my parents had settled decades before. I grew up surrounded [...]

Paris With Kids? Yes You Can!

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We are so charmed by Paris en Famille, a family-friendly guide/map to the City of Light written by Yolanda Edwards, Living’s executive editor, for Herb Lester Associates. Edwards, a former travel editor with incurable wanderlust, has always dreamed of living in Paris. And while this dream has yet to become a reality, Edwards, her photographer [...]

Links We Love This Week

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Here a few blog posts that caught our eye this week. Hope you have a lovely weekend. Happy Mother’s Day! These amazing paper flowers created by Rebecca Thuss are everything we love about spring, sans the sneeze-inducing pollen. Tweet

On Reparenting

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For so many of us, parenthood is as much about raising a child as it is about “reparenting” ourselves in the process. I know a lot of moms who vacillate between empathy for their parents and sadness about the emotional or material deficiencies of their own childhoods once they become parents themselves. Sometimes, as we measure [...]

Guest Pinners: Kristen and Liz of “Cool Mom Picks”

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Don’t get me wrong: I love that the Internet boasts an abundance of blogs written by talented crafters, makers, and DIYers. Whenever I’m feeling uninspired, nothing helps jump-start my creativity like the beautiful photography, witty prose and helpful how-tos I receive from these like-minded creators. That being said, sometimes navigating the blogosphere is overwhelming. With [...]

Let Them Eat Cake (& Cupcakes) This Easter!

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After an uninvited snowfall earlier this week, we’re welcoming the first day of spring with open arms here at MSL. Whether you’ve already begun donning warm weather wear or you’re still humming “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” during your morning commute, it’s certainly possible to celebrate springtime indoors with a lovely Easter dessert your family and [...]

American Made Series: CHEERIUP Thickets

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  We caught up with Kelly English, founder of the company CHEERIUP and the creative dynamo behind these amazing dwellings that she hand-weaves from recycled native willow. We are so intrigued by your magical play nests, how did you come up with the idea for them? Thanks so much! CHEERIUP was born from a perfect [...]

Our Global Kitchen

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Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture is an engaging and informative exhibit currently showing at the American Museum of Natural History on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. This thoughtfully curated show traces the evolution of food through human history and is a feast for the senses. Great for kids (and the kid in all of us), [...]