Simply Marve

The women in my life are everything to me, so I want to pay that love forward to all of you by highlighting some of the things that make my life easier, more interesting/delicious/efficient…you get it. I have no sense of style, but I know what I like and what works for me, my girls, and our dogs. This is so cheesy I know, but here’s to women helping women. We are amazing.

Non-essential bathroom must-haves.

August 30, 2022

These products are the things I reach for time and time again. Some are life changing, but mostly, they’re just over-achievers. For instance, I hate all the time I lose brushing my teeth, but the DiamondClean Toothbrush makes it relaxing — I feel like I’m getting a gum massage. Pretty good, as my dad would say.

The best toys for little kids.

August 16, 2022

Determining what makes a great toy is easy: how many minutes of distraction does it offer? More than five means you’ve found a great toy. These meet that high bar for my 4-year-old and me.

My at-home favorites.

July 26, 2022

With kids, dogs and a home to care for there’s always a list of essential items and love-to-haves that I’m shopping and holding out hope for. The below items (and one service) are all things I love and use daily or weekly. I might not need them, but I love them.

Feeding favorites for little kids.

July 19, 2022

Isn’t it great to put down food and have babies and kids eat it? Well, no one knows because that never happens. Trying to get food into kids is challenging – with a 1- and 4-year-old, I know this frighteningly well. We really need all the help we can get around feeding, and these items have offered me some much-needed assistance.

Shopping for dad should be fun.

June 12, 2022

Socks, ties, mugs – aka, the only Father’s Day gifts for hundreds of years. I guess we all thought, men have money and power, they don’t need great gifts too. Or maybe we wanted to spend our babysitting money on froyo and Clearasil instead. Bottom line, our time is precious and shopping for socks and ties is boring. These are a few options I really like for dads…

Give mom something good.

April 27, 2022

Every mom on this planet deserves an annual month-long retreat at Esalen. We really do. But until that happens, we should at least get something we actually want for Mother’s Day. Here are a few ideas for all the amazing moms and mother figures in our lives.

A few of my favorite things for me. Yes me.

February 25, 2022

I obviously never look forward to getting out of bed in the morning, but listening to a podcast on my Bose Headphones and guzzling a hydrating chocolate-y LMNT drink make it tolerable. Life is just better with the right stuff.