Month: May 2013

The coolest, funkiest nursing tops we’ve ever seen. About time!

My first baby was born in the dead of winter, which basically gave me an excuse to hide my pitiful spit-up stained shirts under a bulky coat. My second baby: summer. I just barely pulled off the shabby tank top look. Um, or maybe I didn’t. Time to start thinking nice nursing tops for the third baby coming in the fall! Mama FeelsGood is a cute online boutique based out of Bristol, England. They create adorable and funky nursing tops I’m already totally crazy about, and it’s not hard to see why, right? The layered look and the hip...

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Rock this summer on the radio with Sirius XM’s Kids Place Live

I am a pretty big fan of SiriusXM’s Kids Place Live for many reasons, but mostly because it is hands-down the best media outlet providing today’s family music makers the national exposure they deserve. The station brings the best in kindie rock and all-ages entertainment into the cars and living rooms across the country and save plenty of us parents from a backseat full of bored kids. The summer’s programming on KPL will feature three exclusive new series that are totally worth tuning into. Kids Place Live, if you haven’t yet discovered, is much more than a typical radio...

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A personalized Father’s Day gift that’s equally sentimental and swanky.

If you’ve got a father to shop for this Father’s Day, and he happens to be the well-dressed type, we have the awesome, personalized, sentimental gift for you. The personalized collar stays found at Etsy’s Tag You’re It Jewelry are like the next level up from a personalized key chain. (Not that we don’t love them too!) Hand-stamped in aluminum, you get 22 characters on each including those adorable little hearts which means they’re perfect for a short message on one side, and the kids’ names on the other. The price? Amazing. Just $20. It’s such a smart idea...

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5 of our favorite Pinterest pins this week

Follow us on Pinterest and catch cool finds like these daily. 1. In time for Memorial Day: The yummiest S’mores recipes! 2. A cool Father’s Day gift idea that the kids will love too. 3. Can these awesome summer shoes help you get over black? 4. An adorably easy summer look for little girls. 5. Declutter with this list of 10 things you should really stop hoarding. Bonus: Time to start keeping your eyes on our Father’s Day Pinterest Board for tons of gifts beyond ties.  ...

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A new baby blanket with a vintage feel

My sister-in-law is about to give birth to my new niece or nephew in just a couple of weeks. Here’s the problem: she’s a new mom and an event planner. So I’m glad to find her one baby gift that I know she doesn’t already have–and will actually appreciate. (No easy task!)         Little Auggie, one of our new favorite online shops, has just the answer in these beautiful baby quilts with a luscious new muted color palette to choose from. Little Auggie’s blankets look delicate, but they are machine washable which makes life as a new parent...

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What is the safest sunscreen for kids and babies? EWG has 20 of them.

Each year we eagerly await the Environmental Working Group’s list of the safest sunscreens for kids (and grownups too) and we’re so glad to see the 2013 list is ready, just in time for the unofficial start of summer. Click over to the list of the safest sunscreens and you’ll find not only more than 180 beach and sport sunscreens–the ones we’re most interested in for our own kids–but SPF moisturizers, lip balms and makeup that all meet their criteria. We’ve culled it down to their top picks all scoring a “1” that are made especially for babies and...

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Web Coolness: helping Oklahoma, summer learning tips for kids, and parenting hilarity

Here are some things we’ve been reading around the web this week. Hope you like them too.     Our thoughts are still with Oklahoma, and if you’d like to help, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite charities, as well as ways technology can come to the aid of those affected. Do your kids now have a ton of questions about tornadoes? This Parents magazine article has some good answers. Such important food for thought in Kristen’s post, Embrace Your Physical Flaws Now — Before It’s Too Late. Need a laugh this week? Brooklyn Parents will especially appreciate the...

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Before Midnight review: Love conquers all. Or mostly all.

Last week, I was treated to a sneak preview of Before Midnight, the newest movie in the popular now-trilogy starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. If you’re like me, you won’t believe it’s been 18 years since they first met in Before Sunrise, then met again in Before Sunset. 18 years, people!    As Hawke, Delpy, and director Richard Linklater discussed at the preview I attended, the hope is that each movie stands on its own, even though I’m hardpressed to find friends who haven’t seen at least one of these come-of-age movies.  Fan or not, if you’re curious...

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A kids’ world as cheerful as your kids (or one can hope)

Putting together a nursery or little kid’s room can be a challenge if you’re going for a certain retro-mod Scandinavian rainbow look. I mean, there is nothing out there that fits that exact description. Or wait, maybe there is.   The relaunch of colorful, childlike 70s era German designs from byGraziela designs celebrates every single color in the crayon box, and channels it into kids’ bedding, kids pajamas, German-made dishware, hooded towels, toys and home decor so happy you want to smile. At pots. You’ll be smiling at pots. If you’re the crafty kind, there are even fabrics featuring...

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Your baby is a big deal, doesn’t the announcement deserve an extra-big card?

A picture of your baby is a great way to announce the exciting and beautiful addition to your life. Could an even bigger picture be even better? The new line of jumbo birth announcements from our friends at Paper Culture are sure to make an impression and end up on the fridge, thanks to lovely design and their larger-than-usual size. The announcements weigh in at either 6 x 4.3 or 8.9 x 3.9, which are larger than your average bare-bottom baby card. Each of the many designs have several ways to customize it, front and back. And the cards,...

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