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fugu fugu press cards!

Between baby talk and toddler speak, it’s a wonder you can still communicate with the grown-up world.

Make a universal statement with a Fugu Fugu Press greeting card.

The tiny Pasadena letterpress deals in charming, self-explanatory illustrations printed with soy-based ink on recycled paper. Cards are blank inside, so you can use your words to say what you like.

Wish new moms well with an ultrasound sketch surrounded by hearts or an infant joyfully going No. 2. They can also whip up custom shower invites or birth announcements.

Which you’ll go goo goo ga ga over.

Available at Firefly, 1409 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, between California and Milwood Streets, Venice (310-450-6288 or shopfirefly.com). For more stores, go to fugufugupress.com.

this week in los angeles!

The Parent Experiment
What: Journalist/new mom Teresa Strasser and producer/mother of twins Lynette Carolla tackle a range of issues from daddy confessions to recovering martini moms on this brutally honest and irreverent parenting podcast.
Why: Guest speakers include comedian Greg Fitzsimmons and Melissa Rivers.
When: To quote their tagline, you don’t want your mind to wear mom jeans.
Where: To download a free podcast, go to itunes.com.

The Ultimate Wave Tahiti 3-D
What: Hang ten with Kelly Slater while learning about one of the planet’s more intriguing and dramatic phenomena.
Why: Wave hello.
When: Mon.-Fri., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 & 3:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 5:30 p.m.
Where: California Science Center, Exposition Park, 39th St., at Figueroa St., Downtown (323-724-3623).

Drop-In Studio Days at Create Studio
What: Little artistes turn bottle caps, egg cartons, and other recyclables into masterpieces during two-hour walk-in sessions at this ecominded studio. Check out the website for a list of items to use or donate.
Why: One kid’s trash is another kid’s treasure.
When: Tues.,Wed. & Fri., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Call 818-522-5213 or e-mail createstudiofun@gmail.com for the address.

Photo: Courtesy of Fugu Fugu Press

Exposition Park
@ 39th Figueroa Sts
Los Angeles, CA 90037
1409 Abbot Kinney Blvd
bt California & Milwood Aves
Venice, CA 90291