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Farewell, friends

by Ashley on November 28, 2011

Or, rather, see you soon! I’ve decided it’s time to say goodbye to Baby Mine and bring some of its family-focus over to Hither & Thither. Now that Hudson is here, exploring the city and beyond with us, it’s hard to know which personal stories belong where. And then, let’s be honest, there’s the matter […]

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Danger, danger

by Ashley on November 17, 2011

Aron’s words when I announced that JCrew now sells things for babies. Don’t worry–no cashmere sweaters in Hudson’s immediate future. But I’ll be watching.

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Opening Ceremony for Kids

by Ashley on October 20, 2011

Opening Ceremony just added retail for kids! Duds by brands like Jean Paul Gautier seem a little decadent for our bebe, but you gotta know I love the French Sailor shirts. And there are some really cool things for gifting. [Via Style Revue]

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Dressing for cooler temps…

by Ashley on October 19, 2011

I just went back and looked at this guest post I wrote (pre-baby) for Alyson about a potential outfit for a nursing mom, and I’m happy to say that I still think it would be a good one! (The one challenge I encountered was that most of my pre-baby button-downs didn’t fit my post-baby chest–at […]

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Maptote for baby

by Ashley on October 3, 2011

I really love Maptote’s onesies, with city-specific designs. But now I’ve got my eye on their bandanas, too. Besides camouflaging my messy hair, they’d make a rockin’ little drool-catcher! [cute kiddo pic from Maebird via Hank and Lucy]  

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Crewcuts Vacation Shop

by Ashley on September 13, 2011

I spotted these starry luggage pieces–a rolling overnight case and a boxy train case–on Fifth Avenue in the JCrew kids’ department.¬† I want them for myself! (And maybe this and this, too.)  

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Giveaway! Boumy shoes [closed]

by Ashley on August 3, 2011

Teeny-tiny baby footwear might just be one of the cutest things. Ever. (Well, right after teeny-tiny baby toes.) Pairing up little socks when we did our first load of laundry elicited a good deal of oohs and ahhs. And when he needs shoes, I would love to see him sporting a pair of these! Aren’t […]

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reCrib

by Ashley on July 12, 2011

Michelle Lehmann and her husband Daniel recently launched a new retail site called reCrib where you can find gently used, brand-name baby gear. The items for sale tend toward high-end and so the prices¬† still tend toward steep. But if you had your hopes set on this $730 Oeuf Crib, you might be pretty excited […]

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Dry shampoo

by Ashley on July 7, 2011

Not to sound gross (I promise I do shower regularly), but I’ve relied on dry shampoo for years to keep greasy roots at bay and, in a pinch, rush off to work without washing my hair. My mom first shared this trick with me when1970s-era Psssssssst! was a common drugstore find–and suggested baby powder as […]

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Chewbeads

by Ashley on July 6, 2011

I’ve really gained a new appreciation for necklaces while being pregnant: I love the way they can dress up a basic maternity tee, and the elongating effect of the right necklace can feel flattering. I think I might have developed a new shopping interest. So while the concept of a teething necklace at first makes […]

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