Brains = Cool

Brains = Cool

With my daughter starting kindergarten, I’ve been thinking a lot about kids thinking lately. And more specifically: how to make thinking cool to my kid. Part of the problem? Pop culture surrounds kids with celebrations of the body, not the mind. That’s why...
Three cheers for custom pennants!

Three cheers for custom pennants!

I used to love the show Happy Days–remember Arnold’s and all the sports pennants hanging all over the walls? (You do remember Happy Days, right? I can’t be that old.) I guess that’s why I loved these personalized felt pennants from Kristine...
Board shorts for girls? Like, totally.

Board shorts for girls? Like, totally.

From hour-long swim lessons to screaming leaps over our backyard sprinkler, my daughters will spend much of the summer in their bathing suits. That’s why we’re turning to the swimwear from Girls4Sport which boasts a line of swimsuits made for active,...
These children’s shoes go to Eleven

These children’s shoes go to Eleven

If you need another reason to be happy it’s spring, just check out Eleven’s new Spring line of kids’ shoes. A sort of “big sister/big brother” to our fave See Kai Run, Eleven offers children’s shoes in bigger-kid sizes 9 to 3....
1977 Stocking stuffer flashback

1977 Stocking stuffer flashback

I fondly remember those goofy frustration pencils with the googly-eyed gnomes at the top, and how you’d spin them between your palms to make the neon hair get all crazy. You know, to unload all the frustration we had pent up in fourth grade.Artist June Pfaff...