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My favorite tradition: matching Christmas pajamas

Use black and white photo filters to make Christmas pajamas match

While I can’t always remember what Santa Claus does from year to year, I always remember my favorite family tradition to purchase matching pajamas for my children that they open on Christmas Eve.  For sizes from toddler to tween, check out these candy-cane striped Santa pajamas (also for mom! Am I too excited?) for prices from […]

9 cool new baby and kid products I saw at ABC Kids Expo 2015

Karen — who has written numerous posts here and who has her own site Off the Meathook — and I spent the past two days walking the enormous floor of the annual ABC Kids Expo, where folks in the baby industry show off their products to potential buyers and media. Karen even spent some time laying on […]

Stylish shoes for toddlers that are socially responsible, too!


Thanks to for sponsoring this post.Morgan & Milo slip-ons from Shoes are an entire new world of responsibility for parents. From deciding when kids start wearing them, to how many pairs of shoes a growing body needs at a time, to managing where they are, and if they are allowed to be worn in the […]

New skateboard-stroller allows parents to move faster — and be rad.

Quinny Longboard Stroller

Quinny, the stroller folks who brought us the Quinny Buzz and other slick folding strollers, has introduced something new: a longboard stroller. How rad is that? Skater moms, rejoice! Or, at least skaters in the European Union, because currently that’s the only place you can order the product. Quinny is producing a limited run of […]

Toys that get serious play year after year

kid craft rocket dollhouse for boys or girls

This post contains affiliate links. As a young toddler, Holden always had one eye on Julian’s garbage truck toy. Whenever we went for a playdate, he’d seek out this same toy. Each time a birthday or holiday rolled around, he’d ask for his very own garbage truck. I don’t know why I resisted so long (oh yeah […]

Stuff your kid just doesn’t like. Sorry, Pinterest.


Here’s a truth: Parents like things that are pretty to look at, thoughtfully designed, and often free of logos. Kids like bright colors, buttons, bells and whistles, and icons they recognize. These two taste groups often butt heads, and in early parenting, the parent wins. A one-year old does not know she’s been dressed up […]