Ready Sets Go

Ready Sets Go

When it comes to baby gifts, I’m a huge fan of matching sets. Unfortunately they generally fall into one of two camps: the Little Brown Bear category, and the Trying Hard to be Funny (But Failing) category. And there is that rare category I call, Gotta Have It. And...
Better than Duct Tape

Better than Duct Tape

The first time they throw thebottleon the ground, it’s kind of cute. They laugh, you bend over, and like the naive parent that you are, you give it back. But after doing it fifteen times straight, you realize that it’s not so cute, and neither are...
Putting Grannies Everywhere Out of Work

Putting Grannies Everywhere Out of Work

I used to live in Northern New Jersey, proudly known as “the embroidery capitol of the United States.” Seriously. There’s even a sign proclaiming the honor that’s posted on the highway running through the town. But two talented women in Santa...
Little Creatures

Little Creatures

Frequent readers of CMP will know that we’re not a big fan of barnyard animals on the kid duds, but we do love all things creepy, crawly, and traditionally unloved. So of course we were instantly smitten with the Beasty Baby monster rompers at indie emporium...
Project Runway, Here You Come

Project Runway, Here You Come

Since becoming a mother, I admit I’m a little lax about certain aspects of my appearance. However when it comes to my bags, I’m so picky that the folks at the local department store know me as The Crazy Purse Woman, who attacks them with questions like...
A Stylish Alternative to Vicodin

A Stylish Alternative to Vicodin

If baby #2 is anything like baby #1, you will rarely see me without a tot in my arms. Combine that with the toil of chasing around a three-year-old, and my back just might not be able to hack it without heavy medication.So I’ve got my eye on a reversibleHeavenly...
Old and Improved

Old and Improved

There is no shortage of great blankets out there to keep your newborn warm, from traditional baby blues and sweet pinks, to retro-modern hipster designs in every shade of chartreuse. But what if you’re yearning for a blanket like the one you had back...
What’s Bub Got to Do With It?

What’s Bub Got to Do With It?

When my daughter is a bit older, she’s definitely going to be embarrassed by the nicknames I’ve given her, some of which are so long and absurd, they sound like a combination of Russian and Chinese as said by a person rolling marbles around in her mouth....
Wearing Your Dirty Laundry

Wearing Your Dirty Laundry

I love getting my tees for my friends’ kids because I know they actually get worn. (Unlike a few of the things we’ve received–enough said?) But a gift needs to be something a little more special than your average, run-of-the mill Hanes undershirt...
Toting Sippy Cups in Style

Toting Sippy Cups in Style

I have never understood the question, “what bag do you carry?” Bag? As in, one bag, singular? I know of no such thing. If you share my weakness for accessories, you’re going to love Chicago designer Suzanne Kopulos’ Boujie Baby Couture. She...
Lettering in Toddler Fashion

Lettering in Toddler Fashion

Fall is in the air and I can almost smell the school lunches. Okay, so my toddler isn’t going to high school anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean I can’t dress her like alittle varsity superstar. Take these personalized varsity tees created by Karen,...
Only a Baby’s Butt is Softer

Only a Baby’s Butt is Softer

You’vebeen there before: You get the baby shower invite, peruse the registry, and try to figure out what you can buy that will actually be of use. And let’s be honest, a “keepsake blanket” is probably not at the top of your list. Isn’t...

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