Turn The Beat Around

Turn The Beat Around

At Toy Fair last month, I spent wayyyyy too much time with the very enthusiastic music maker John Hayden of Jamtown, investigating his selection of fair trade instruments from around the world. Okay, so I wasn’t investigating so much as I was playing with them....
Reading For All

Reading For All

I recently had the pleasure of meeting the lovely Felicia Steves-Niles and was thrilled to learn that she was not only a cool mom, but a cool mom who ran her own cool online shop which sucked me into a marathon browsing session. Nairobi’s Knapsack features a...
Idle Hands

Idle Hands

My three-year-old must always be doing something with her hands – coloring, painting, or her current favorite, going through my entire jewelry box. Twice on a good day. So, when I saw these Maple Landmark Lace-A-Shapes I figured it was worth a try to save my...
Ground Control to Major Aidan

Ground Control to Major Aidan

We joke that since the lead paint recalls, that we’re all happy to let our kids play with cardboard boxes. But the reality is – kids like to play with cardboard boxes. So when is a cardboard box better than a cardboard box? When it’s actually a...
Tastes Like Chicken

Tastes Like Chicken

Okay so they say that newborns aren’t exactly ready for poultry. But when it’s this funny little MiYim pink chicken rattle spotted at Essere Organics, I suppose you could make an exception. It’s guaranteed free-range, hormone free, and 100% organic....
My Kingdom for a Horse

My Kingdom for a Horse

Okay so I know that most any child is imaginative enough to grab a broom or a Swiffer or even a paper towel roll, and turn it into a horsie. But if you’re like me, your heart will ache and swell and torment you until you break down and get that kid a real hobby...
All Natural Teddy

All Natural Teddy

I tend to avoid buying friends and family plush animals as new baby gifts. I figure that like me, the last thing they need is another stuffed bear to collect dust on an already full shelf. But then, browsing online shop Petit Baby, I saw the new organic bears from...

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