Month: April 2013

6 of the most delicious coffee drink recipes from around the world

For years, I’ve developed a taste for international coffees. Don’t get me wrong: I love me a good old fashioned brewed cup of joe, but sometimes I crave an international-style coffee drink for a little something different. And I’m not talking about flavored coffee powder, either. These 6 delicious coffee drink recipes are much more delicious and, if you ask me, a way better way to celebrate the moments of your life. –Stacie Cafe de Olla (above) is a Mexican-style coffee which, in this case, means a little sweet and spiked with cinnamon. (How much do we love the...

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12 natural products we love that are now easier to find. Thanks Vine.com!

featured partner As huge fans of natural products, we know first-hand that you usually have to shop at a few different stores–sometimes more–to get the exact brands that you love. So imagine our excitement when we were introduced to our newest sponsor Vine.com, who has an unbelievable (seriously) selection of natural products, including bath and beauty products, household cleaning supplies, organic snacks, even clothes for babies and kids. This is our kinda shop. What’s cooler: These are the very brands we’ve been raving about here for years, only all in one place! It was tough, but we rounded-up a...

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UV swimwear to keep our girls (and boys) covered

Every year, I look out for appropriately modest swimsuits for girls. Not to keep them bundled in tents, but to keep them cute and water-ready without having to succumb to ruching and triangle teeny-bikini tops for the nonexistent boobs. Well here’s a cool New Zealand brand that knows a little something about cool swimwear for boys and girls that has nothing to do with premature sex appeal and everything to do with actual swimming. (Weird, right?) Snapper Rock makes UV 50+ swimwear for boys and girls that’s meant to be run in, waded in, and wave-jumped in. Hold the hooch. And...

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The new Phil & Ted’s Poppy high chair converts to a not-so-high chair

You know what’s always a major disappointment? When an amazing company like Phil & Ted’s releases a great new baby item after my babies are already too grown up to need it. And now they’ve gone and created a high chair that almost makes me want to have more babies. Almost. The new Poppy high chair is a very nearly birth-control-defying product. The sleek new chair is such a perfect design meant to grow with your child, that I totally wish I had one in my kitchen right now. For everyone with a baby: you will want to take...

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A limited edition dress for 40 cool little girls

When we first discovered the limited-time indie design sale site Of A Kind, my first thought was get some kids stuff in there! And voila! My shopping hopes (for you…really) have been answered, as they embark on their first ever kids’ sale starting this morning, and we’ve got the exclusive scoop. Log on at 10AM ET, and you’ll find a beautiful little dotted chambray dress from Emily McMaster of Mabo Kids in sizes 12 mo through 4/5. (Yes, chambray. Because it seems this year, we’re not allowed to say “denim” anymore. Anyone else notice that?) Is it cheap? Not...

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Super cool boys’ accessories, because why should girls have all the fun?

Clothes might make the (little) man, but there’s something about cool hats, sunglasses and other accessories that can dial up the wardrobe a notch. Who says girls get to have all the fun? Browsing around at one of my favorite cool-kid indie clothing labels, Appaman, I was so happy to see another great brand that hasn’t forgotten the stylish little dudes in our lives. The future’s so bright…yeah, you know the rest.  Appaman’s sunglasses for kids are better made and longer lasting than thost $5 drugstore ones they’ll break in two seconds. There are some smart black glasses (at...

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Healthy Child Parties: That’s not an oxymoron, mamas.

We’re all familiar with sugar-happy birthday parties and itchy-sad Chicken Pox parties. But we’re excited about the possibility of hosting a Healthy Child Party that makes the moms, the kids, and the doctors happy. If you’re not yet familiar with Healthy Child, Healthy World, it began when Nancy and Jim Chuda sought answers for their daughter Colette’s tragic death from a non-hereditary form of cancer and determined environmental toxins were to blame. The parents met with environmental groups, celebrities, and government officials to protect children from the devastating effects of toxic substances in the environment.  They’re responsible for tons...

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Nine Naturals: Because once you go all natural while pregnant, it’s hard to go back to crappy shampoo

I still remember the day I learned about sulfates, parabens, and phthalates and what they can do to unborn babies. I waddled into my bathroom, read the ingredients of my favorite products, shook my fist at nasty chemicals and the companies that put them in shampoo, and ran out to buy beauty supplies that were healthy and safe for pregnancy.  [don’t miss a special discount after the jump]   We first covered Nine Naturals when they debuted in 2009, and we jumped at the chance to try their new formulations for hair and body. The entire idea behind the...

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Make your own Earth with these 5 cool Earth Day crafts for kids

Of all the Earth Day craft ideas I’ve seen that get creative when it comes to reusing and recycling, I love the idea of making an actual Earth on this very important day. Here are five cool Earth Day crafts for kids that we hope will encourage discussion and action. Related: A cool DIY Play Dough Earth Day project If you’re up for a challenge, this Plantable Paper Earth from Modern Parents Messy Kids (at top) is pretty fantastic. The best part? You can plant these earths in your garden and watch them grow.   Grab some green and blue food...

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5 tech picks you won’t want to miss this week

Here are five of our favorite tech picks from this week, just in case you missed them. 1. A wonderful fundraiser started by the tech community to help raise money for the Boston Marathon bombing victims. 2. We see this brilliant gadget getting lots of use in our cars. Lots. 3. A round-up of kids’ foreign language apps just for Android users at the request of a reader. (Yes, we take requests!) And for iPad users – an educational app for big kids that also happens to be stunning. 4. We can’t believe what created this amazing artwork. 5....

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