Free-Range Rubber Duck

Free-Range Rubber Duck

If you’ve always liked the idea of rubber ducks for your kids but don’t like the idea of more plastic crap in your bathtub, here’s a solution: A real rubber duck. Like, one actually made out of rubber. We found this one at GrassRoots. The site claims...
For The Tea Party of the Season

For The Tea Party of the Season

You can hardly encounter my two year-old daughter without being asked to join her for a tea party. As long as you don’t mind that Puppy gets all the food and Llama bogarts the dessert tray, I guarantee you an enjoyable time. So I’m hoping to add to my...
Born With a Silver Rattle in His Hand

Born With a Silver Rattle in His Hand

I never really got the expensive silver rattle thing until I had kids (like everything else, right?) and my dear friend gave me the kind that come in the pretty blue box. Either my kid has extremely expensive taste or he just knows a good thing when he hears it, but...
Dream Dolls

Dream Dolls

I often dream about eating sandwiches. I’m not sure what’s up with that, but no matter what else is happening, sandwiches keep showing up…kind of like Charro on The Love Boat. So if I were a designer, I would create excellent dolls that looked like turkey...
Playing House. And Senate.

Playing House. And Senate.

Don’t be surprised if your little one starts asking why all the commercials on TV now have have scary, angry voices saying mean things about other people. It’s just the start of election season. So squeeze a timely civics lesson into your kid’s...
A Bicycle Built for Two Year Olds

A Bicycle Built for Two Year Olds

It took me three years to figure out that my daughter doesn’t care what the heck her ride-on toy looks like, just so long as it has wheels and she doesn’t have to work them. As for me…well, I care. Man, I love this über cool Italtrike Oko Bike found...
Stuck On You

Stuck On You

With all the bells and whistles – literally – that are the hallmark of modern toys, I’m always happy to find those that put a new spin on an old classic without the use of batteries–or the need for a bottle of ibuprofen for mommy. Artist Gaia...

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