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Deals on Olaf, Anna, and Elsa: FROZEN costumes for kids


I know it’s early for Halloween, but many of these have been marked down, and I don’t think there’s any reason to wait. Why should kids only wear their costumes once per year? Kids Character Jackets – 2 Styles! – $14.99 Retail Price: $49.99 You Save: $35.00 Who doesn’t want to be Elsa every day? […]

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 […]