Let’s Go Fly a Kite

Let’s Go Fly a Kite

I hadn’t flown a kite since I was a littlekid at the Jersey shore, but on a beautiful windy day at the beach last year, my daughter and I spent hours watching our little kite fly — until it broke and we had to retire it way too soon. This year I’m...
Art You Can Climb All Over

Art You Can Climb All Over

A rocking horse is one of the essential staples of the traditional American nursery. But what if you don’t have the traditional American nursery? If you’ve taken the time to pick out the perfect Oeuf dresser and Svan table and chairs, those little ponies...
Mini Queens of Mod

Mini Queens of Mod

Once upon a time, a doll featuring huge eyes, long lashes and skimpy skirts wouldn’t call to mind tasteless mass produced slut dolls that enrage millions of moms; but rather hip 60s-era fashion icons. That’s exactly what you’ll get with the super...
Shopping With a Conscience

Shopping With a Conscience

I simply can’t say enough about HandCrafting Justice, a partnership in which women from developing countries have an opportunity to better their lives by making and selling handmade items under decent working conditions for fair wages. The organization...
Anarchy in the Toy Chest

Anarchy in the Toy Chest

When I was a kid, like so many others, I was convinced that my toys came alive at night and had tea parties. I only wished that I could catch them, just once, and join in the fun. I can only imagine what the parties would have been like had a couple of these Punky...
Two Heads are Better Than One

Two Heads are Better Than One

Anyone can bring a cute fluffy dog, bear, or if you’re really fancy, elephant, to a baby shower or kid’s party. But if you’re going for the award for coolest aunt, uncle, or mom around, thenI suggest grabbing a two-headed Squeakum from Devout....
The Rhythm is Gonna Get You

The Rhythm is Gonna Get You

With the abundance of battery operated musical instruments out there screeching out some bizarre electronic form of “Twinkle Twinkle,” I find it totally refreshing when I stumble upon some really great instruments that kids actually have to play...
Baby’s First Hallmark Holiday

Baby’s First Hallmark Holiday

I’m all about gifts that you can actually use more than one day a year. It sounds like common sense, but then you look at all the Christmas bibs and Easter tees and Fourth of July themed flip flops out there and you sort of wonder. That’s why I love these...
I Dream of Genie

I Dream of Genie

Let’s admit, there’s been quite a bit of dvd-watching over the last few months. How else are you supposed to get the gifts wrapped, the holiday cards sent, and the cookies baked–or at least ordered through a handy toll-free number? But while those...

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