Category: Kids

Zutano boys’ clothes now as close as your nearest Tarzhay

Mamas of brand new little boys, I have good news for you: Beloved children’s clothing designer brand Zutano has a new collection available at Target — and it happens to be adorable. We all know how hard it can be to find cute clothes for boys; the Zutano for Target collection is coordinated so you can have fun mixing and matching unique outfits. And since all pieces cost between $4 and $12 you can put together a bright and happy designer layette for your precious baby boy at great prices. The one down side: Zutano Blue runs just to 9 months, so...

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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 outside. Hm, I think they might be on to something. What’s the point of wearing flimsy sunglasses if you’re still going to squint when you’re in the sun? Exactly. The Bubble sunglasses for kids by Julbo are certainly not cheap at $40, but if you’re concerned about eye safety, they’re definitely worth the price. The glasses are covered in...

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Gap Kids + Threadless – now the most indie of tees at the most unlikely of shops

Well lookie here at what Gap is doing these days: taking a page from the Target Shops, West Elm’s indie artist selections, and other mainstream retailer partnerships with the little guys. Because starting today, Gap has joined forces with the quirky, uncommon tees from Threadless in a brand new collection made just for kids. The Gap Threadless tees for kids have launched with five cute designs–of course. After all, they’re all crowdsourced and chosen by you. Lim Heng Swee’s bunny shirt is crossing fingers, ears and legs–not sure if she’s hoping for something or just really has to pee....

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How does your garden grow? With SeedBallz

If there are three things I was sure would never happen in my life, it would be: 1) writing the word “SeedBallz”; 2) knowing what to do with something called SeedBallz; 3) having kids who would fall in love with something called SeedBallz. The lesson? Never say never. All three not only happened–they happened simultaneously. And it was a blast. SeedBallz are a mix of clay, compost, and seeds, all rolled into little marbles, and they happen to be hand-rolled by developmentally disabled workers, who find fun and therapy in the task. The ball shape makes SeedBallz easy to plant (perfect...

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Maurice Sendak lives, through some of the best books ever

Live your life. Live your life. Live your life. That quote is from Maurice Sendak’s last interview on NPR. We’re so sad that the great curmudgeon, writer, and artist has passed away, but his books will live on in our hearts–and bookshelves–forever. In fact, we’ve all been reminiscing about our favorite books, pages, illustrations or lines from the brilliant author/illustrator. Here are our very favorites that Sendak both wrote and illustrated. We fondly remember them all today. Where the Wild Things AreArguably Sendak’s greatest masterpiece, every single page of this Caldecott-winner comes to life before you’ve even read a word....

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Make every outfit itch-free for sensitive kids

Listen, there are some fabulous clothing companies out there who are making cute kids’ clothes with sensory sensitivities in mind (oh, Soft Clothing, how we love thee). But sometimes your kiddo has to wear something specific, like a school uniform. Or he has a t-shirt he loves because it has that great picture on it, but the tag is itchy, so you cut the tag off for him, but then he complains that where the tag used to be is itchy, and you go through this over and over because he wants to wear it but it “feels funny.”...

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7 adorable mermaid toys and gifts that have nothing to do with Ariel Barbie

What’s that old adage about how spring is coming, and a young girl’s thoughts turn to mermaids? Oh right, that’s not an adage. Still, my girls seem to be extra interested in them these days, and I’m happy to see so many cropping up that don’t have a wide-release animated feature tie-in. Here, six adorable indie picks for a mermaid-loving little girl. Or hey, little boy. And I wouldn’t blame him one bit. –Liz The Su Chi mermaid t-shirt at Tea Collection (above) is inspired by a Balinese wood carving. Call me stodgy, but I kind of like finding...

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Gardening. You know, for kids.

I’m not the best gardener — my entire vegetable haul, from June to September probably equals little more than one large salad — but gardening really is good for the soul. And, there are always gardening chores that even the smallest kiddos can do, even if it’s just pulling weeds or digging a hole. Smear on some sunscreen, pull on some gloves, and dig in! The super cute, super durable children’s gardening gloves from Ethel Gloves might just be the thing to lure your little ones into the fresh air in early spring. Made with breathable stretch fabric plus a...

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Fedoras for boys – so much cooler than trucker hats

My boys dig hats, and I must admit, I love when they rock them. A cool lid can provide the perfect pop to any outfit–but it’s gotta be the just the right size otherwise it just looks like something out of a dress up closet. That’s why I love finding well-made hats designed just for kids. Liv and Lily is an accessory brand that gets kid-sized dimensions and honors them in the most rad possible way. The girls stuff is a little frilly for my tastes, but I think they excel with boys hats. While the newsboy cap is...

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The Beastie Boys Adam Yauch – Parents everywhere will miss you

Yesterday, Beastie Boys lovers everywhere collectively gasped with the passing of Adam Yauch. For so many of us, MCA will live on in our MP3 players and iPods–and for some of us, in our mix tapes that are still packed away in boxes somewhere. To celebrate his life and the nostalgia we’re feeling, we rounded-up a few of our favorite Beastie Boys shirts for kids and babies, that will have us singing Brass Monkey in our heads all week long. Above, we’re digging this No Sleep Til Brooklyn onesie from Baltimore-based LittleAtoms on Etsy, available in blue as well as white.   We...

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