Christine Koh

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I'm Christine Koh, a music and brain neuroscientist turned multimedia creative. I'm the founder + editor of Boston Mamas, co-author of Minimalist Parenting, co-host of the Edit Your Life podcast, and creative director at Women Online. Drop me a line; I'd love to chat about how we can work together!

Life.Style Thanksgiving Solutions

life-style-episode-4.jpgIf you didn't have a chance to watch episode 4 of Life.Style live on Thursday, please check it out! It was a fantastic episode, in which Paige Lewin of Mudroom Boston shared easy and inexpensive tips for holiday décor and tabletops, Jane Maynard of This Week for Dinner offered fantastic recipes for traditional side dishes, twist-on-traditional side dishes, and perfect-for-potluck dishes, and Sheri Gurock of Magic Beans shared great ideas for toys to keep babies, toddlers, and older kids entertained while traveling. Check out the segment to see additional images, video, and inspiration, but as promised, for easy reference below I link up recipes and leads shared by my guests. Enjoy!
Décor inspiration points shared by Paige Lewin:

DIY thumbtack wreath
Paper Source Thanksgiving wreath
Garnet Hill wood curl wreath
West Elm Pom Pom Throw
L.L. Bean Washable Wool Throw
Etsy Peace pillow
Seasonal floral arrangements
Table fabrics
Mini-wreath seat markers

Recipes shared by Jane Maynard:

Mashed Potatoes
Stuffing
Cranberry Slush
Cranberry Orange Sauce
Sweet Potato Souffle
Corn Souffle
Broccoli Casserole

Travel toys and gear recommended by Sheri Gurock (we couldn't cover everything in the segment so I listed everything below):

FOR BABIES AND TODDLERS:

Multisensory & Compact
Freddie the Firefly
Babyville Photo Album
Edushape Young Maestro
Babyville Pull Musical Toy
Touch N Discover Book
Small World Toys IQ Baby Zoom Zoom Vehicles
Whoozit Whoohoo

Manipulatives
Spring-A-Ling bead maze
Happyland Sunflower School Bus
Skwish Classic
Little Chubbies Cars

Handy In Transit
Sunny Stroll Arch
Sophie The Giraffe
Skwinkle
Tiny Love Take Along Mobile
Three Ring Circus Teethers
ZoLi Gummy Stick
Squirt Spoon
A Day In Fantasyland

Books
Swing! Scanimation Book
Kid O Animal Homes Wooden Book

Sleep/Cuddly Things
Sleep Sheep On The Go
Skip Hop Treetop Friends Hug And Hide Owl Toy

Keeping Things Clean
Travel Pack Toy Cleaning Wipes

FOR OLDER KIDS:

Crafts
Alex Color a Flower Bag
Faber-Castell Do Art Travel Easel
Create Pop Up Books
Alex Markers To Go

Great For Transit
Travel Bingo
Splash Art

Building/Imaginative Play
Magna-Tiles
Automoblox Minis
Schleich Animals

Stretch Those Legs
Green Toys Green Jump Rope

Games
Ruckus
Set Game
Blue Orange Spot It!
Thomas Great Discovery Card Game

Cuddling On The Go
Zoobie Pets Tama The Tortoise


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