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Don't Panic

Don't Panic

You know that phone call that starts with "I need to tell you something but DON'T  PANIC!" and then the person on the other end tells you something that freaks you out for a second but then they explain why it's actually okay?  This email is going to follow that format. Okay, don't panic. We are closing the Short North Cub Shrub. DON'T PANIC! Cub Shrub as a brand and as a store and as a community of people who care deeply for the little ones in their lives is not going anywhere. We feel operating two stores within such...

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The Art and History of Silhouettes

The Art and History of Silhouettes

Comments on the art and history of silhouettes with Varin Acevedo of Sweet-Silhouette

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Music lessons are about waaaay more than just learning an instrument.

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Music lessons are about waaaay more than just learning an instrument.

Lessons on music and life from Kay Barker of Musicologie. When I first started teaching private lessons, I had a little piano student who would scream at me in her lesson when I asked her to do almost anything. I would say, "Please open up your book to the song from last week," and she would slide her face inches from mine and yell "NO!!" I was horrified. What can you teach a child who won't open her book? Why was she so aggressively resisting seemingly benign instructions? I quickly learned that in a battle of wills against a 7...

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Device-Free Days Help Us Connect

Device-Free Days Help Us Connect

A book and a simple idea gave me the motivation and space to more deeply connect with my child last week and I am truly grateful. There are times when a small step to the side is all the perspective shift we need to drastically change our behaviors.

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Wooden Cars, Based On Classics. Don't Be Surprised If You Get Hooked Too!

Wooden Cars, Based On Classics. Don't Be Surprised If You Get Hooked Too!

Chances are pretty good that if you're reading this, you already know that we just got our newest toy line, Candylab, in store. We are really stoked on this cool new line of vehicle toys, and we wanted to take a few minutes to give you a better scoop on this super rad new line. Vlad Dragusin, a Romanian-born, Brooklyn-based architect and designer, runs his design firm, Designyard, out of New York and Bucharest. He has practiced architecture in New York City, as well as in Europe, and is regarded highly on both sides of the ocean. His foray into...

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