Month: March 2011

Someone get the phone? It’s Celine Dion.

It’s been truly an honor to be a part of the More Birthdays campaign from our amazing sponsor, the American Cancer Society. Not only is it a cause near and dear to all of our hearts, but we’re so impressed with the generous mega-stars and artists who’ve jumped on board to share their talents to bring it to life. We’ve already described how you can send a personalized birthday video greeting from a celebrity (The Biebs! Ricky Martin!) or purchase birthday gift wrap especially created by top artists and illustrators. Now there’s another option: Create your own celebrity birthday...

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New crib bedding sets from Maclaren – the inside scoop from David Netto himself

I’m a firm believer in color therapy, especially when it comes to kid’s rooms. So when I saw the bold and peppy new crib bedding sets from Maclaren, which happens to be the complete opposite of their very chic and very white nursery furniture, my mood magically began to lift. [don’t miss a huge awesome giveaway after the jump!] “If you look around at children’s bedding, it’s vastly light blue and light pink,” Maclaren’s chief designer (and modern design icon) David Netto explained to me. And who could disagree? “I wanted to create something that didn’t exist in the marketplace, which was...

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A t-shirt that does a pretty darn good job of hiding my bump

While my belly has been massively expanding over the last eight months, my wardrobe hasn’t. My pregnancy dressing tactic has been to buy a few key maternity pieces and then fudge the rest with my regular threads. Fake it ’til you make, if you will. I hate spending money on something with such a short lifespan. But then I found a middle ground where maternity meets postpartum wear. Aussie brand Elk Accessories makes a line of A-line T-shirts that are insanely soft (thanks to a blend of cotton, modal and spandex) and incredibly forgiving. The swingy bottom half of...

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5 great picks you might have missed this week – March Madness Edition

If your kids have acted a little nuts this week, it’s totally not your fault. Blame it on supermoon–we do. Here are a few of our favorites from the last week, in case you were too busy pulling out your hair to have caught them. 1. The new AAP’s new car seat and booster recommendations for kids 7-12 may your big kid hopping mad. Luckily, we’ve rounded up 3 awesomely cool booster seats for the car to keep everyone legal and safe. 2. If you’re going crazy trying to find the perfect baby book, we’ve rounded up some of...

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Kids pajamas from Tea Collection lead to very sweet dreams

My kids have a thing for pajamas the way most kids have a thing for race cars or princess crowns. Each night is an exercise in patience as I wait for them to pick the very perfect pair, then argue about whose is the snowflakes and whether the striped ones can be worn yet another night in a row. Fun for the whole family! As pajama connoisseurs, I can tell you that an all-time favorite pair hailed from one of Tea Collection’s winter offerings, so I’m thrilled to see them come out with so many more styles this spring....

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These prints are kind of a big deal

It doesn’t take long for new parents to realize who’s in charge once a tiny, squawking baby makes an appearance in their house. And I love the idea of making it official with Penny People’s newest print. Bright, bold colors and the option to put any name–or combo of names–that fits across the top make this Big Deal print an amazing new baby gift. So perfect for the nursery. Or the front door, for that matter. Like all Penny People prints, these will fit into standard frame sizes, making it so easy to give those new parents an immediately...

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Finally, a made-up holiday I can appreciate. Hint: CHOCOLATE.

Guess what, mamas? It’s American Chocolate Week! Or at least the end of it. The way we see it, you just have to suck it up and do your patriotic duty by gorging on chocolate, right? If you love chocolate as much as we do, here are some of our favorite picks from the past for every occasion. Because we’re all about helping you celebrate the very important holidays of this world. [don’t miss a deeeeelicious giveaway after the jump!] For moms who want cocoa without the calories: Crio BruThis “drink of the gods” brews up in your coffeemaker...

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Vamplets – The most loveable vampires ever (besides Edward, natch)

The next Twilight movie doesn’t come out until this November– don’t ask me how I know. So for now, if you’ve got teens into Twilight or tweens into goth gone adorable, you might want to check out the Vamplets. This coven/nursery of snuggly stuffed babies is supposedly rotten to the core… except that they’re pretty darn cute. From Evilyn Nocturna’s skully-sweet pigtails to Count Vlad VonGloom’s bottle of blood, the Vamplet dolls and accessories are a fun way to bridge the gap between baby dolls and sparkly Team Edward baby doll shirts. If it sounds morbid, well, it is....

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Pink cadillac? Try pink race car.

My love runs deep for Green Toys and for good reason. Their sturdy, inviting toys made from recycled milk jugs never fail to make my kids squeal with delight. But the new addition to their line has me as happy as it does my kids. [don’t miss a great offer after the jump] Their brand new eco-friendly race car toys are simply awesome. Made with the same detail as their bigger trucks and toys, these cars come in three colors – red, blue, and pink. Yes, pink. They race quite well on hardwood floors, and even though they don’t...

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A chic accessory for your growing bun

I’m in the final stretch of my third trimester and no matter what I put on, I have a tendency to feel like, well, someone who’s eight months pregnant. So when I spotted a recent pic a of a pregnant celeb with a multi-hued scarf from new accessories line Theodora & Callum effortlessly tied around her neck and covering her belly just so, I knew I had found what I was looking for–an accessory that actually made me look and feel less huge. Theodora & Callum is created by former Scoop owner Stefani Greenfield and co-creator/executive producer of Project...

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