Flipping for the Flip

Flipping for the Flip

We lost $10,000. Or to put it another way, that $10,000 should have been ours – if only the moment of spectacular toddler hilarity captured on videotape had actually been captured on videotape. After which of course we would send it off to America’s...
Sock it To Me

Sock it To Me

How do you get a skirt-obsessed preschooler who hates tights out the door without a battle in the morning? All hail the adorable knee socks – like these cuties picked by my daughter herself – from Tote and Tee. Owner and mom Amy Trusler’s girls are...
Preemies Need Cool Wardrobe Love Too

Preemies Need Cool Wardrobe Love Too

Lately we’ve gotten a few requests for cool preemie-wear. Considering the number of twins and multiples out there, we’re not surprised at all; what we are surprised about was how hard it was to track down something that made us go ooooooh. We found one...
Cupcake Baking as Competitive Sport

Cupcake Baking as Competitive Sport

As my daughter prepares for preschool in the fall, am just now learning that bake sale goodies are not taken lightly there. I am going to have to get my act together if I want to compete with some of the works of frosting-topped art I’ve recently seen at PTA...
Flippin’ Out

Flippin’ Out

The toothbrush holder is only one small germy step above laying your toothbrush on the bathroom sink. But since trashing ours and swapping out for a Flipper, I’m feeling way more confident that my daughter’s toothbrush is actually cleaning her teeth...
The Sweat-Free, Hands-Free Baby Wrap

The Sweat-Free, Hands-Free Baby Wrap

I’m a devoted babywearer from way back, and for me, the appeal is convenience, not crunch. Being able to use both hands while still holding my infant securely? That’s pure genius no matter how much granola people think you eat. But the key word here is...
Turn The Beat Around

Turn The Beat Around

At Toy Fair last month, I spent wayyyyy too much time with the very enthusiastic music maker John Hayden of Jamtown, investigating his selection of fair trade instruments from around the world. Okay, so I wasn’t investigating so much as I was playing with them....

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