Category: Kids

Organic kids pajamas that might bring more pleasant dreams

Why my kids have an obsession with sleepwear and pajamas I’m not entirely sure, but yep, obsessed pretty much sums it up. Over the years, I’ve learned to invest a little more in their pjs because I find the cheap stuff stretches and loses elasticity and pills and generally doesn’t hold up for long at all. Especially considering how often my kids want to wear them. I’m so happy to find the brand new line of kids pajamas–er, loungewear–from Skylar Luna. Made by super eco-conscious California designer Wen C. Reese, you’ll find both summer-ready short sets and long pajama...

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Custom birthday books for kids that are beyond adorable

I love the look on kids’ faces when they open a book and see their names in the pages of the story. So in celebration of the biggest day of all—their birthday!—here are a couple beautifully illustrated books that will make the birthday boy or girl feel even more special. In Paper Hat Press’ Whose Birthday Is It? all the toys come together to throw a party for your favorite birthday child. Illustrated by the amazing Micah Player, who we’ve loved as the cover artist for Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band and as author/illustrator of Chloe Instead, this...

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Taking tangrams to new places: Your walls

I’ve seen enough tangram activities in my kids’ math books to know that they are supposed to be great at fostering an early understanding of geometry, spatial reasoning, and design. But eh, my kids just think they are fun and make neat pictures. So when we had the chance to play with some tangrams with a twist, I knew they’d be so much more willing to try them out. (Wish they were so eager to do their math lessons.) {Keep reading for your chance to win a set for you–and sets for the school of your choice!} Walls 360...

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Twin baby gifts that are two of a k1nd.

Looking for a cool twin baby gift? Move over, Baby A and Baby B. You, too, Thing 1 and Thing 2. We found a clever new way to proudly proclaim your twin status on your chest.  Our friends at mom and pop design shop Snug Attack are back with even more fun, handprinted styles to make being two-of-a-kind totally different. The Tw1n/Twi2 designs are available in four different permutations to differentiate twin boys and girls who were first and last in that race from the womb. With onesies running from 3 months to 24 months and tees from 2T to 6T,...

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Polos meet t-shirts in these clever shirts for boys

My son’s drawers are full of two kinds of shirts: casual tees and dressier polos, and absolutely nothing in between. That’s why I’m digging new-to-us apparel that’s perfect for doing double wardrobe duty.  The cool iNTAKT polo shirts are made from soft cotton and are rare slim fit, something that works well for my skinny son. Unlike so many of the other polos we own, these shirts are on the thinner side, and because they feature playful graphics, like the Home Run King (featured), I don’t have to beg him to wear something “fancy” (as he calls it). They’re perfect for playtime...

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Long live disco

The news that The Bee Gees’ Robin Gibb died this weekend seems particularly poignant following Donna Summer’s passing last week: Two of the most significant voices of my childhood, gone. I, for one, am thrilled that their music will live on for generations.  And though I have no desire to throw a Staying Alive tee on my kids, I’ve found a few cool, not cheesy, clothing ideas for children with a nod to the 70’s disco era that seem a perfect homage. Crank up the Baby Loves Disco album and put on your boogie shoes. –Christina The boogie shoes...

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LEGO Minifigures are breeding!

Living with three LEGO-obsessed children, it does seem like these little bricks multiply like magic. But now, it appears that those innocent-looking little minifigures have been busy doing a little uh, multiplying on their own. Oh, yes, we’ve got babies. Citizen Brick’s new Minifig Babies are ready to add a little family time to your kids’ LEGO play. And, at only a buck apiece, you can afford to Duggar-ize your brood. Or is that Octomom? I love that the expression on the baby’s face is exactly the same one that I make when I step on a LEGO in the middle...

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The one Potluck where everything is tasty

Since returning home from this year’s Kindiefest, I’ve been listening to loads of great kids’ music I can’t wait to share, like this brand-new release from one of our kindie favorites, Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band. Their latest collection of songs is a like a wonderful smorgasbord of treats for your family to love. {Keep reading for your chance to win this new release!} Sandwiched between the spoken word pieces Morning and Night, A Potluck is filled with a meaty middle of catchy, pop-y tunes. Lucky Diaz’s voice is cool and mellow which I love best when it...

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Two adorable Kokeshi dolls that are made to be read

As much as my kids and I love Japanese Kokeshi dolls, I can’t bring myself to let another collection into the house, what with all the stuffed animals and favorite rocks already displayed around my girls’ room.  But, I’ve found a way to combine Kokeshi cute with another collection I can totally get behind: Books! And, trust me, these adorable stories are just as sweet as a shelf full of dolls. Chronicle Books’ two new stories, Yumi and Aoki, follow the “day in the life” of two Kokeshi–little Japanese wooden dolls. What I love about the titles is that...

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Cool vintage toys, gifts, and clothes for kids, all in one place

When I had my first daughter almost eight years ago, I decided that my gift to each of my children would be to start a collection of some kind. And so, whenever I’m at an antique show or making my weekly Etsy rounds, I look for the perfect items to add to their collections– from old vintage pretzel tins from the Quinlan company (my daughter’s first name) to vintage Fisher Price fire truck toys for my son.  So of course I was instantly drawn to the well-curated Wary Meyers Kids Shop, which is chock full of some of the...

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