Four treasures for you today: These dolls, from Wonder Crew, are designed to inspire children of any gender to have a companion with whom they can be nurturing and playful, and I think they are awesome. Pricey, but if you’ve ever shopped American Girl and wondered WHERE ARE THE MALE DOLLS, we’ve found them. Only the superhero version is currently […]
My 8-year old has been selling Girl Scout cookies out of our plastic Radio Flyer wagon this month. I get a little hit of that delicious pride-of-parenting feeling each time she says, “Have a nice day!” to a customer. But there’s another emotion, too. I feel deep consumer satisfaction from having owned this wagon for […]
Easier than stickers on clothing or blankets, we love this app for making cute photos for instagram, your walls, or a “baby book” (whatever that is!) When I was a little girl and my stepmom was pregnant with my sister, my dad took full-length profile photos of her changing body each month. Or at least […]
My sweet sister-in-law emailed me about Layla, a lady blogger from the Deep South in the process of adopting a little boy from Haiti, who was telling the story of an amazing new diaper. Amazing diaper, really? Yep, for DriButts, diaper need was the challenge that spurred some very creative solutions. It turns out that in […]
We’ve done our share of craft kits over the years, and I love opening a box that includes everything my child needs to complete a project. This December I wasn’t loving my daughter’s attitude toward giving. She was much more interested in receiving. So it was with open arms that I welcomed the offer from Little […]
I hope I’m not the first person to tell you that your baby won’t remember Christmas. Save your money and your stress, Mama. Go easy.
The dollhouse above, aka Mrs. Goodbee, was pretty great. (It’s no longer available.) It has two sides so more kids can play at once; it features audio effects (my daughter loves the toilet flushing sound); and, it was designed to teach manners. After the toilet flushes, a voice calls out, “Wash your hands!” But my […]
My friend, the very creative Wendy Copley, created a clever advent calendar for her children and unknowingly changed the course of my own children’s holiday traditions. Whoa, right? Before I tell you that my family is only altruistic and kind, I will have you know that we usually also supplement with a LEGO advent calendar (prices […]
Buying my three sons matching Christmas pajamas is the closest thing I have to an annual tradition. Stripes, plaid, whatever!
This post contains affiliate links. Save 25% on your TinyPrints.com order when you shop via this link and use code AFF25OFFTP. Every year, I write up the hottest thing in holiday cards so that you can be ready for the trendspotting exercise I enjoy every year as the cards begin arriving at my house. We’ve […]
I recently made a great kids’ storage setup using an Ikea Kallax shelf and some sturdy, stylish 3 Sprouts storage boxes. I love the way it looks, and it holds tons of toys and books out of sight. We keep a bunch of books in the bottom two containers, and even a 3-year-old can slide them […]
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 […]