Eleven Shoes get a perfect 10

Eleven Shoes get a perfect 10

When my girls hit shoe sizes in the double digits, I was dismayed at how grown up some of the styles were.  Heels for a preschooler? Eek. Thankfully, the new line of fall shoes by Eleven, the big brother/sister line of CMP fave See Kai Run, gives my growing five...
Baking kits for your own little Betty Crocker

Baking kits for your own little Betty Crocker

My daughter loves cooking with me. Loves it. And, while a mother/daughter cooking extravaganza might sound good in theory, the reality is actually quite messy. So I was intrigued by the many promises of Zebra Mix. These brownie, cupcake and cookie kits gives kids the...
Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody

Baby bedding has come a long way, even since having my son just under two years ago. And what’s amazing to me is that designers, like Catherine Fitzsimmons of Rikshaw Design, formerly of Pottery Barn and Ralph Lauren, are still able to impress us with their...
Take note. Or better yet, give one.

Take note. Or better yet, give one.

This past weekend, no one was going to mistake my son for the MVP of his soccer team but he did try his best. It was the perfect occasion for one of the playing card-sized notes from Kiddo Kards: One that said Especially for you on the front and on the back, I am so...
What’s in a baby name? Everything.

What’s in a baby name? Everything.

Sure, I slogged through 8 Hundred Million Names For Baby (or whatever that well-thumbed paperback was called) each time I was pregnant, but did that tell me which celebs picked which baby names just last week? Or what names were on the rise in the last month? Of...
Modern moms like plush baby blankets too

Modern moms like plush baby blankets too

I’ve never quite understood why the plushest baby blankets have to be made out of the most unnatural of materials (hello polyester!). Apparently, mom Tamre Sutphen and owner of Shi Shu Style didn’t get it either, and when her son had an allergic...
Rollout – Some enchanted wallpaper

Rollout – Some enchanted wallpaper

One thing we haven’t seen a whole lot of for some reason is cool kids wallpaper. And then we discovered Rollout, a creative design studio in Canada, which is doing some truly dandy things with wallcoverings. Their artists series features some amazing patterns...
Buttoned-up baby gifts

Buttoned-up baby gifts

As far as I’m concerned, the greatest gifts are the ones that you’d feel far too frivolous buying for yourself, but are unexpectedly practical.  That theory goes double for new baby gifts. That’s why the Car Seat Cardigan from Pomegranate Babies...

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