Month: January 2011

Big sister tees that don’t make anyone feel little

Even though my youngest is still a baby, I can’t tell you how many times I hear the other girls argue No I’m the big sister! And technically, they both are – however, my six-year-old is insistent that she’s the biggest sister. I don’t even try to explain that to my two-year-old. (And my son, he could probably care less. Ha.) I’ve always loved the idea of big brother and sister tees to welcome a new baby, but what do you do when you have more than one? Now with the Big, Bigger, Biggest t-shirts from one of our...

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The easy secret to an artful life.

Do you know what the secret is to raising a child who loves art? Love it yourself, and have it around, and make it, and talk about it. That’s it. Easy. And we’ve found a really easy way to enter the wide world of art, learn about it, and maybe even invite a few special pieces into your life with a fabulous new website. Little Collector is designed to connect you with a wide but carefully curated selection of kid-friendly contemporary art by recognized artists like Kenny Scharf, Shepard Fairey (whose elephant print is shown here), David Levinthal, and even designer Cynthia Rowley,...

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Pantone’s 2011 color of the year keeps you pretty in pink. Or honeysuckle.

This week on Blogher Style, I wrote about the new 2011 Pantone color of the year: Honeysuckle. Well slap me silly, I would have thought it would be some sort of yellow shade but nope. It’s pink all the way. And why yes, I am laughing a bit at Pantone’s promises that honeysuckle elevates our psyche beyond escape, instilling the confidence, courage and spirit to meet the exhaustive challenges that have become part of everyday life. Will pink nails and rosy scarves instill us with the confidence to meet life’s exhaustive challenges? Maybe not. But I do like the...

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The baby book that almost writes itself

My first daughter’s baby book is a masterpiece of elaborate details, funny stories and photos. But my second child’s baby book? Almost empty.  Every time I open it, I’m overwhelmed by all those blank pages and I’m struck with such intense guilt that I invent an excuse that I’m too busy (or maybe I am) and put it down. I know I’m not alone here. My Own Little Story (love the name!) is exactly what I need. This website was designed to make recording all the details and memories easy and fast. Seriously, you can create a baby book...

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The glider chair has come a long way, baby

One of my most tedious nursery purchases nearly six years ago, was our glider. I went with that ubiquitous glider brand, whose styles were just…not me. It did the job of course, but it never made me happy to look at and it didn’t feel right when the nursery was no longer nursery. If you’re looking for a beautiful modern glider, and you’re willing to invest in something that will be part of your decor longer than that baby will be a baby, there are a few really beautiful options out there now. Dwell Studio’s Savoy Glider (at Arte...

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Thank you, oh thank you

One of my resolutions this year: Get better at sending thank you notes. Have I broken that resolution already? No comment. But I’m here to tell you that it is not too late to send out thank you notes for your holiday gifts. I know how it gets as the weeks blow by and suddenly you’re like eh…I’ll thank her in person when I see her in a few weeks. However I can’t think of a nicer surprise at the end of a blustery, dark January than a handwritten note in my mailbox. I was browsing the selection of...

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What are your dreams for your children?

 No matter how you choose to spend Martin Luther King Jr Day–either at a local event commemorating his contributions to society, by participating in a volunteer event on this Day of Service, or simply using it as an opportunity to start a meaningful conversation with your kids–may you see the light of his vision reflected all around you today.  My dream is that we all continue to work to bring our children up in a world where Dr. King’s vision of equality, fairness and brotherly (and sisterly) love is much more than a dream but a reality. We’d love to hear...

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This week on Cool Mom Tech

A few recent posts on Cool Mom Tech we think you’ll like An Etch-a-Sketch iPad case that will totally make you want an iPad. Edible cupcake toppers for the video game obsessed. 5 upcoming tech products at CES made just for moms. The iPhone is finally coming to Verizon! Video calling options to keep you in touch with long-distance family. Children’s book illustrator Todd Parr creates an iPad app and it’s awesome. If you like underwear...

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Martin Luther King Jr’s dream coming to a city near you

Tomorrow marks the 25th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr Day or, as many kids will tell you, a day off from schooooooool! And while sleeping in is definitely a benefit, there are loads of kid-friendly, educational activities going on all over the country that’ll give you good reason to get out of your PJ’s. Along with the parades, birthday celebrations—Dr. King would have been 82—and musical performances, there are also plenty of ways to mark this National Day of Service by doing something to help those in your community. Just check out their extensive searchable database for volunteer...

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Look ma, there’s a monkey in my food!

My son is the proud owner of a Skip Hop Zoo Backpack (a froggie, in case you were wondering), so when I found out they were making a line of tableware to match, I got excited about the idea of luring my son to dinner with something besides bribery. Skip Hop’s new collection of children’s tableware feature matching plates and bowls, which come in bee, monkey, owl and dog. (For some reason the frog didn’t make the cut. They’re BPA-free, phthalate-free and PVC-free, but because they’re made of melamine we’d still recommend hand-washing. And if you can’t get enough...

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