Category: Kids

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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Hot Chili Pops are sugar and spice and all things nice

Even on Cinco de Mayo, Hot-chili lollipops sound like one of those joke candies I never want anywhere near my mouth, like those worm-in-the-lollipop “treats” sold in every gift store in Texas. But these all-natural, sweet-and-spicy treats from Yummy Earth are no joke. Yummy Earth’s Organic Hot Chili Pops really surprised me with their delicious and sneakily spicy taste. On first lick, both the Chili Lime Lambada and Chili Mango Mambo flavors taste like sweet, fresh lime or mango. But then…whammo. That chili really packs a punch. As someone who hasn’t craved a lollipop since I was about ten years old,...

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a hair clip holder!

We finally found an adorable hair clip holder that doesn’t have a princess on it. Or a fairy. Or a fairy princess. Now how super is that? Straight from girls’ hair clip pioneer and longtime CMP favorite, giddy giddy, the handmade Hero Hair Clip and Ponytail Holder is here to save our smallest citizens from evil villains like Dr. Disorganization and the Haphazard Hair Band Hulk. Instead of a grappling canon, it’s equipped with twenty-one inches of ribbon for hair clip clipping and a convenient S-hook for rubber band wrangling. You can even personalize the heroine’s hair color and the...

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Creating chalk roads with 100% fewer backaches

Around the same time our daffodils appear, the kids drag their big bucket of chalk out onto our driveway to create an elaborate chalk city. And while I love that we all get out into the fresh air, have you ever tried to help draw a road with a 4-inch piece of chalk on a l-o-n-g piece of asphalt? It’s a wonder I can walk upright again. But, now I’ve found a super-handy tool that makes the creation of these roads for their city almost as much fun as playing on it. And certainly less back-hurty. {Keep reading for...

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123’s with Orla Kiely

London designer Orla Kiely has had me under her spell for a few years now. I have always found her patterns and designs bursting with life, color, energy and a wonderful sense of playfulness. Orla has shown her love to mommies before with her gorgeous line of diaper bags. Now, she has gone even further catering to our little ones with her two new baby books. Orla Kiely’s Colors and Orla Kiely’s Numbers are board books featuring Orla’s signature shapes and patterns–stems, flowers, cars, pears and beyond.  The books are rewarding to fans and are delight to the child’s...

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First Communion Gift Ideas? Reader Q&A

My 8 year old niece is about to celebrate her First Communion, and I don’t have any good gift ideas. Can you help? Thanks, Sarah I don’t remember much about my First Communion oh-so-many-years-ago, but I think my relatives gave me cards with a few dollars inside. While you can go that route, here are some very special gifts that will have her remembering your thoughtfulness for a long time, which may be more than we can say for a $20 bill in a card. -Christina Commemorate the day with Pearlie Girl’s pretty silver bookmark (above) personalized with her name...

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In the mood for spring with Tea’s new kids collection, and a $100 giveaway

If you looked in my kids’ closet, you’d find more Tea clothes than pretty much anything else. (Besides my t-shirts that they steal and call “nightgowns.”) Since the day I first got a Tea outfit for my baby shower, I fell in love with durable, stylish, very wearable kids clothes inspired by fabrics from around the world. So of course I’m overjoyed that Tea Collection is once again a CMP sponsor, not just because I love them–but because they like you too! In fact, they’re generously giving away one $100 gift card to one of our readers. See below...

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Earth Day Pick – Eco friendly wooden toys

On Earth Day or any day, I love the feeling a wooden toy creates; fresh, clean and perfect for a creative little mind. It’s no secret we are fans of Little Sapling’s all-natural wood toys. Now the husband and wife team, Nick and Kimber, have done it again with this charming little piece just added to their collection. The wooden toy camera makes it pretty obvious why the Christensens have the top selling toy shop on Etsy. (Not that we don’t have other favorites, of course.) It’s an excellent, original gift idea for the kid who has everything or for your...

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