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It seems that the secret to success in Toddler Art at Mama’s Hip is to mix it up. To offer a variety of engaging activities so all the littles find one thing they can really dig into. Each week we offer some combination of painting, gluing, cutting, coloring, mixing, squishing, rolling, sticking and even eating. […]

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Written by Brigid Kaelin Originally posted on her blog Red Accordion Diaries on August 11, 2014 One magical night in Oban, Scotland, the wee boy slept. Well, he only woke once, gave a huge scream, and promptly passed out again. Ah, Oban… we’ll always have Oban. He’s never been a good sleeper. I’ve stopped complaining […]

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5 simple steps to pumpkin carving according to toddlers. We highly recommend you try this one at home! All this fun was had and one of our Toddler Art classes at Mama’s Hip. Messy fun, adult conversation and we clean up the mess! Did somebody call a doctor? Dr. Baby Eli is on the scene! […]

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Written by Mandy Olivam Originally published on her blog Amazement’s Bride On March 23, 2015 I run a hand along my calf to feel the difference. Raising my arms above my head, I notice the dark patch between my arm and torso. A new portrait of myself: bare face, stretched belly, hairy legs and underarms. […]

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  Mama’s Hip can be described in many ways – a space, a place, a shop, a community – as many descriptions as there are people that participate. It has become for many of us the village we depend on to get through those challenging parenting days. It is a living breathing example of kindness, […]

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Written by Crystal Mackey Free When you ask most parents what kind of attributes they’d like to instill in their kids, they will say that they want them to be responsible, kind and hardworking. Almost no one says they would like their children to be racist, sexist, classist, homophobic, ageist and/or ableist. Fortunately, humans aren’t […]

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Written by Sarah Reinhart Originally published on her blog Little White Whale on April 23, 2015 I knew it was a bad idea from the start. I mean, I felt it. Sometimes you feel these things. My Uh-Oh-Don’t-Do-It meter screamed Tilt, Tilt, Tilt. But I shushed it when I should have listened. I should have […]

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Written by Molly Shah Originally posted on the blog Red Accordion Diaries on September 17, 2014 As a mother I am practically legally obligated to participate in many online forums and discussions regarding parenting. Typically things sail very smoothly on most of the ones I participate in until someone posts about the dreaded topic of […]