Month: October 2008

Momzelle Organic Nursing Tops – Breastfeeding Made Easy

I hate hiking up my shirt to breastfeed my baby almost as much as I loathe the nursing tees with the overhanging half shirt, no matter how convenient and discreet they might be. But that all changed when I was introduced to Momzelle Organic Nursing Tops. These Canadian-made tees are super soft and comfortable, but best of all, they fit to perfection. The mid-torso opening was hidden under my bust, and thanks to the extra bit of spandex, there was absolutely no over-hanging to be found. Plus, the slightly longer length left my belly covered. No tugging to cover...

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And the tech makeover winners are…

Holy cow people, do you have some amazing stories. It was tough trying to pick just three winners of the $5000 tech makeover from Intel, but pick we did. Without further ado (because we know you’re dying to know)…the winners. Congrats to all three of the very deserving tech makeover winners. And to the rest of the entrants, we hope that next time we can pick 100 of you. –Liz and...

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Tiny Revolutionary continues to revolutionize the charity tee

The charities promoted on the stack of rarely-worn tees in my closet  are great; it’s the shirts that could use some work. So I was psyched to see that CMP fave, Tiny Revolutionary is continuing to put out great-looking t-shirts that provide some serious support to worthy organizations. Their new Giving Tee line is feel-good all around: My kids or I get a cool-looking, hand-numbered t-shirt (like No Guitar Left Behind) and Tiny Revolutionary sends a big chunk of the purchase price to the charity to help them do more good things in the world.  The latest groups to...

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Healthy treats that won’t get your house egged on Halloween.

Now that I’m a nutrition-obsessed mom, I get where those raisin people were coming from that I made fun of when I was trick or treating as a kid. They didn’t plan on being the lamest house on the block (although they were), but it sure is hard competing with all the sugar out there on Halloween. I think I can stick to my healthy ideals while still retaining cool mom status with the all-organic Yummy Earth lollipops. They taste just as good as the junky kind–really!–and the colors are vibrant, but not artificial, instead derived from organic black...

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Admit it, you’re too cool for the store-brand bags

When the time came to admit that even recycling the plastic bags from the supermarket was not enough, I did what any self-respecting tightwad would do: I bought the ugly bags they sell at the supermarket. I cannot begin to express my delight at having been saved from my dilemma by hotSACKS. The construction is reminiscent of my store bags (though larger and sturdier), but instead of advertising a store’s name they promote my good taste with a rainbow of dots and swirls. The bags contain 30% recycled content, are 100% recyclable, and an entire Ultimate Set of five...

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?l?phant clothes for kids – The accent marks let you know it’s cool

Wha-at? Kids pajamas that are cute but not cutesie? Why yes indeedy. They, along with earthy onesies, tees, and really wearable little dresses round out the collection of ?l?phant Couture, a label so new it’s still got that new e-boutique smell. Photographer-turned-NYC designer Leslie Hassler used to make her son’s clothes which were so popular, her celeb subjects (hello, Julia Roberts?) tried to buy them off his back. Since that wasn’t really an option, Leslie started a line. I really like the whimsical South American sensibility influenced by the designer’s worldwide travels. Cute toys too, especially those elephants. Leslie’s...

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It’s a (Semilla) Wrap

Considering my son spent the first eight months of his life in a sling, there’s no doubt my new daughter will be enjoying the same comforts. But now that I’m chasing after two other ones, I’m looking at options that give me a bit more mobility, like the wrap sling. The Semilla Wrap, found at CMP fave shop Hazel Wood Children features long yards of fabric that at first glance might send reluctant babywearers running for the hills. But it shouldn’t. It’s not as difficult as you might think to get it on properly, and thanks to the super...

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Muu Furniture: When a red plastic racecar bed really isn’t your style

I’m in favor of pulling out all the stops to decorate my children’s rooms beautifully. But since a little redecorating is inevitable between preschool and high school, that means choosing furniture with some built-in flexibility. Woodworker Robert Kwak’s beautiful new furniture line at Muu incorporates modern lines and sustainable materials to create furniture that’s perfectly suited to any kid’s room. But it’s the custom MuuPanel system that really makes this furniture stand out. No generic baby illustrations on these interchangeable panels; from guitarists to helicopters to Japanese blossoms, these motifs will stand the tests of time–and fickle tweens.  Even...

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Stroller liners – totally frivolous and completely necessary

Considering I’m on my third child, I’m probably not the strongest candidate for a stroller liner. But when I got my hands on the beautifully crafted ones from BooYah Baby–funny name, cute stuff–I had one of those defining “how did I ever live without this?” mom moments. These stroller liners combine a mix of stylish fabrics, lovely ribbon detail, and just enough padding to make any stroller a bit more comfy. It took me just a few seconds to pop it on and then off my stroller, great for when your child sets out to prove that his sippy...

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Design Online: Making your home more like the one you imagine and less like the one it actually is

When it comes to interior design, let’s just say that my spirit is willing but my flesh is weak. I admire fabulous design, but possess neither the knack nor the bottomless pocketbook to bring it to life without some serious help. If I were in LA, I could rely on¬†Designers Call–brainchild of Laura Fishman, owner of LA’s fancypants Storm Interiors–which travels around town in their DesignWagen providing eco-friendly, affordable design advice for your home. But since I’m not anywhere near LA, I get to try out the new Design Online service. Basically you can access design services from anywhere...

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