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happy long weekend + 12 years of oh joy! 1 Sep 2017

Oh Joy is 12!

Happy September folks! September is always a very special month for me because in September 2005, I started Oh Joy which means we're turning 12 this month! Throughout September, I'll be giving more behind-the-scenes looks at various parts of Oh Joy...where we were and where we're headed, a look back at our collections at Target (and launch our last one), and show you more the behind-the-scenes of Oh Joy!

Also, stay tuned to our Instagram tonight for a very special giveaway you won't want to miss! Have a great, LONG weekend all!

{Photos by Lily Glass, styling by Julia Wester, styling assistance by Jess Hong

let's discuss: teaching empathy to kids... 18 Aug 2017

Oh Joy / Photo by Bonnie Tsang

For the last couple weeks, we've discussed some things that were fun to talk about and get various perspectives. They were light and sometimes silly, but today's post is about to get a little more serious...

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peacing things together... 13 Aug 2017

Christopher David Ryan Print

Perfection is not my goal in life. But respect for other people is. Sometimes I forget that I live in a bubble here in Los Angeles where there is more diversity and openness to differences. I am shocked and saddened by recent events. While I try not to get political here, it's not political when it's about human decency and just being a nice person. I'm hoping that someday—for our children's sake—everyone can and will focus on being their best selves and respect everyone for who they are—and not judge others for the way they look, what religion they are, or part what the country they are from. I beg you...to please teach kindness, compassion, equality, and love to future generations...

{Print by Christopher David Ryan}

let's discuss: the toilet paper roll... 11 Aug 2017

which direction do you put the toilet paper roll on? over or under?

There's something that happens in my house every few days that almost causes my husband and I to go our separate ways in life...

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preparing (yourself) for pre-school... 7 Aug 2017

Oh Joy

A few years ago, I wrote a post about how to choose a pre-school after I had gone through the process of choosing one for my oldest (who recently graduated pre-school and starts kindergarten this fall!). My youngest, Coco, started pre-school last week. After having gone through the process with my first, I thought the start of pre-school would be easy the second time around. But, it wasn't and we are still working on getting her used to a new environment and a new schedule. Here are a few things I've learned that I thought might help some of you starting your babes at pre-school soon...

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let's discuss: picking a side of the bed... 4 Aug 2017

Let's Discuss: Picking a Side of the Bed

Recently, at the Oh Joy office, we got into a VERY serious debate...

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let's discuss: on finding love... 28 Jul 2017

Let's Discuss: On Finding Love

This may feel sort of random, but every so often, there are things I think about in life that I wonder what other people would think about this topic, too. So I thought...I have this blog that people sometimes read...and maybe I'll just discuss these life questions with you guys here! Here goes...

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happy friday + try some new things this weekend... 21 Jul 2017

Oh Joy Pattern Play

Sometimes we get so bogged down by the everyday—schedules, our usual workday, getting kids from school, making lunches, morning/evening commutes that we forget to try new things. This weekend, I want to break out of my usual routine and do some new things with the kids and just mix it up! How about you? Anything new you've been wanting to try and just need to go for?

{Photos by Casey Brodley, prop styling by Julia Wester}

happy long weekend! 30 Jun 2017

July 4th Nails / Oh Joy

This year, July 4th falls on a Tuesday which feels odd because most people are taking Monday off and having an extra long weekend. Even yesterday, so many people. Are you guys taking off work Monday? Our office here will be closed through Tuesday so the team can get some extra down time and so that I can focus on potty training my 2.5 year old ;P

Oh, and our Oh Joy Diaper Drive is still going strong! If you're interested in donating, every case of diapers purchased enters you in a raffle to win a one hour consulting session with me. We are up to almost 200 cases (that's 15,000 diapers!) of diapers donated so far for babies in need. If we can get to 500, I'll raffle off TWO sessions as a thank you and an increased chance of winning. Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who has donated already!

Have a great, long weekend...we'll see you back here on Wednesday!

{DIY Nail tutorial can be found here.}

happy friday + rad dads... 16 Jun 2017

RAD DAD Cookies / Oh Joy!

Happy Friday, all! Wishing you a great weekend celebrating your favorite Dad or parental role model! We're getting Bob his favorite fried chicken sandwich this weekend which will be his favorite gift of all... ;)

Have a great weekend!

{Photos by Lily Glass. Prop styling by Julia Wester, Crafting by Jess Hong}

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