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The Blog of Emily McDowell Studio


New Parenting Support Cards

Hey friends! Based on my experience as a human person, we're adding another new category of cards to our line. We're starting small with three styles, but I'm planning to add more in the spring. We're calling these new cards Parenting Support, and they're designed for anyone who's struggling with the day-to-day of raising small to medium-sized people.  Here's the truth -- the wonder, awe and joy of parenting goes hand in hand with complicated emotions like confusion, resentment, boredom, and anxiety. This doesn’t mean you don’t love your kids. It means you’re a totally normal person. But often, parents—especially moms— don’t talk about these feelings because...

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New cards with Papyrus, now at Papyrus stores & Target!

Hi guys, I started talking with Papyrus two years ago about creating a card collection with them, and the cards finally hit stores this week! (Licensing takes time, y'all.) These cards are now available in Papyrus stores and in Target, at these snazzy branded endcaps! (That's my college housemate's cart and snacks next to it, abandoned in surprise.) To be honest, I didn't know the extent of the Target plan until someone tweeted a photo at me earlier this week -- I'm still on vacation in Spain for a few more days as I write this -- and I about fell over...

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Dance Neurosis Resumé

Hi guys, It is FOR REAL my intention to be blogging here regularly because I really like writing in a longer-form way. People keep asking how my “new life” is going now that we’ve shifted our wholesale fulfillment to Madison Park Group, and I keep responding with a weak laugh because nothing is less busy yet. But it will be! In the meantime, while I’m still working on other things, I wanted to share a thing I wrote a few years ago. I am fascinated by why we believe the things we believe about ourselves. Like, how is it that something some...

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