Month: January 2009

Horoscope baby tees for people who kind of hate horoscope baby tees

I’m not a horoscope junkie, which means you probably wouldn’t catch me wearing a Taurus necklace. But when I found the Starpower newborn baby astrology sets at WishWrap I fell in love a little. These simple onesie and hat sets highlight your kid’s sign in a really fresh way– instead of the typical zodiac graphics, one of your child’s positive astrological traits is listed under a complimentary graphic. You’ve got to agree that a picture of the earth under Making the world a better place is waaaaay cuter for a Libra baby than some scale. If you’re into this...

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The sack lunch, updated

Insulated lunch totes are bulky (and often of dubious origin; some vinyl ones contain lead). Paper lunch bags often rip (and aren’t all that eco-friendly). What’s a gotta-be-cool tween to do? Reach for 3 R’s lunch sac perhaps? Made of washable fair-trade cotton, with your choice of hip appliqued design, these reusable bags won’t prompt a “Lame, mom.” My own tween informs me that they pass muster. Which can only mean that I now need to pretend I don’t like them at all, lest she change her mind. -Mir Find these reusable lunch bags  over at...

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Girls just want to draw fun

My daughters draw the cutest things: Stick-figure women in triangle dresses, bulgy-eyed cats and larger-than-life flowers. Nothing could improve on what they dream up which is why I love artist Carla Sonheim’s new coloring book simply called, girls. Instead of trying to reign kids in by asking them to stay within the lines, this drawing and coloring book challenges them to stretch their imagination with whimsical illustrations of girls, fairies, animals and mermaids all surrounded by plenty of white space where anything goes. Older girls can write stories beneath the pictures, turning a charming coloring book into their own...

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Going green with baby – Don’t panic! You can do it.

When we first discovered Itsabelly (wayyy back before all the newspapers, magazines and tv news programs I might add), they were a mere baby concierge service, helping panicked expecting parents to get their lives in order before the new arrival. But what we really liked about them was their focus on greening up the nursery and starting a new family in an eco-responsible way. So it makes perfect sense that founders Melissa Moog and Jennifer Lo Prete have made their wealth of knowledge available to the masses with the wonderful Itsabelly’s Guide to Going Green With Baby: Mom-Tested Tips...

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Baby, it’s cold outside

For a guy who sets the thermostat at a level approaching “sauna,” it baffles me that my husband loves to take the jogging stroller on errands even when the temperature sinks below forty. While he dresses himself properly in layers, he tends to toss a blanket over the kids and assume they’ll be warm enough. Um, honey? It’s not the baby doing the jogging. The new stroller bunting from Bonne Bonnets (makers of those Bugaboo stroller canopies we love) was made for absentminded parents like him– and shivering kids like mine.  Basically, it’s a sleeping bag style foot muff...

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BIBS To Go – Genius! Genius!

We’ve all been there: You stop for an unexpected bite to eat with your babe, and find your only bib stuffed at the bottom of the diaper bag, crusted with food from a forgotten feeding last week. Enter BIBS To Go, a large tear-off pad of colorful, waterproof, disposable bibs and a ready-made neckhole. The fantastic illustrations come courtesy of SAMi, whose work you might recognize from some of the cooler board books out there. Though my kids are too old for me to realize the greatness of BIBS to Go, I plan to pass on my copy to...

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Hare brush! Get it?

That old wives’ tale about heartburn being a sign that your baby will be born with a head full of hair didn’t work out so well for me. I had twenty-seven months of fiery heartburn and three bald babies. But for luckier mamas who’ve got something besides peach fuzz to coif, check out the new Hare Baby Comb & Brush set from our favorite little-mom-run-company-gone-big, Skip Hop.  The wide-toothed comb and soft-bristle brush look like bunny ears when placed in the base, which has a shatter-proof mirrored bottom (for admiring oneself, of course). Plus it’s BPA, Phthalate and PVC...

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I’m a little bit country

We first found Dame Star Baby back in 2007 (check out our gushing gusher of a review here) and fell instantly in love with their amazing Martin Guitar tee with an appliqué made of an intricately handstitched collage of fabrics. Well a quick poke around their shop today in 2009 and behold! For they have expanded! I’m loving the new banjo tee for kids which lets country fans (or Steve Martin fans?) in on the Dame Star goodness. But I also love the cabbage rose knit cap of creamy alpaca wool which looks ready made for Suri Cruise and...

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Cool kids music – There’s now enough to fill its own video site

Did I ever tell you that my oldest daughter is a music video star? Yep, it’s true. Check out the Bedhead video from the Jimmies, and at about 1:40 you’ll see her rocking out with a spiky red mohawk and huge smile. You’ll find this and more at Jitterbug.tv, a new site focused exclusively on music videos “for hip kids.” Their list of kids’ musical artists include mainstays like Dan Zanes, Justin Roberts, Lisa Loeb and They Might Be Giants, but I really like that they include (relatively) smaller bands like CMP faves Princess Kate + Racer Steve, Frances...

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A baby changing pad that stays clean? Well, pretty much. Yeah.

While I don’t have a lot of patience for unnecessary baby “essentials” if there’s one little doodad I’m a big fan of it’s the changing pad. I stash one in the car, one at grandma’s, one in a diaper bag, one under the stroller, and even one on the actual changing pad in the nursery. Like I said, I’m a fan. Now CLENE has entered the game with their new baby changing pad which doesn’t just protect from germs in the bathroom changing station, it actually repels them. Smart. (Athough gawd, I hate having to write brand names ALL...

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