Sunny days, sweeping those clouds away

Sunny days, sweeping those clouds away

My kids have tons of cheap sunglasses — they’re fun and perfect for when they’re playing spies, but I know they’re not ideal when we’re in the sun. In fact, they always seem to “borrow” my expensive sunglasses when we’re...
Easy retro cupcakes for modern parties

Easy retro cupcakes for modern parties

Everybody loves cupcakes, but decorating them can be majorly intimidating. You can always outsource, of course, but spending a fortune at a fancy bakery for a kid’s birthday isn’t very appetizing either.  This is why I’m in L-O-V-E with these...
Latino cool for the little ones

Latino cool for the little ones

As a Hispanic mother, I know first-hand how difficult it is to find children’s products that celebrate our culture without being cheesy. Sure, it’s easy enough to find products for Spanish learners in the US, but there’s more to growing up Hispanic...
Quilts for the design snob in all of us

Quilts for the design snob in all of us

When I think of quilts, modern isn’t the word that jumps to mind. Cozy and comforting? Yes. Hip and fresh? Not really.  So when I came across the quilts made by Etsy seller Deer and Hippo I was delighted and more than a little surprised by just how at home they...
Hot trend alert: Chevrons are for kids!

Hot trend alert: Chevrons are for kids!

Chevron stripes have been one of the hottest design trends and far less polarizing than the moustache. Chevrons are literally on every available surface, and I’m still in no mood to give them up–they just make everything look so fun and fresh. Whatever you...
Stylish boys’ clothes. No trucks.

Stylish boys’ clothes. No trucks.

I know you’ve heard that old complaint about how boring it is to dress a boy. I hear it all the time, and I think it’s nonsense.  Sure, I can’t dress my sons in adorable outfits that I wish I could steal for myself; let’s say we have different...

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