Want to join me on an Internet sabbatical?

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Things have been quiet around here for good reason. I'm taking a big, fat Internet sabbatical for the holidays. There's a family adventure going down which I'll tell you about when I get back online after the New Year. It feels good to step away from the Internet to focus on the bricks and mortar […]

Stocking alternatives, hacks for working parents, experiential gift guide, and more


My favorite gift guides (in addition to my Very Small Gift Guide!): a list of experiential gifts from Unclutterer, Christine Koh's ideas for no-clutter gifts, and Kristen Howerton's Fair Trade Handmade Christmas Gift linkup (beautiful and brilliant). Gabrielle Blair used rain boots as stand-up alternatives for Christmas stockings. Great hack for those of us without fireplace mantels! […]

The Very Small Parent Hacks Holiday Gift Guide

The Very Small Parent Hacks Holiday Gift Guide 2013

I’m the last one who should be putting together a gift guide. I’m not a tastemaker nor a trend watcher. I’m not even much of a shopper, and I’m a general proponent of less stuff. But I do love to give and receive gifts. I love finding an interesting or useful or helpful or beautiful […]