Gifts Teachers Will Give an A+ For

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Wanna help secure your child as teacher’s pet?  Based on some online research, what most teachers really want most from Santa Claus are gift cards, especially those that contribute directly to their classroom such as an office-supply store, a bookstore, or iTunes.  You also can’t go wrong giving them a gift card to Amazon.com, Dunkin Donuts ,… Read More

Your Rock Star Will Sing for These Musical Gifts

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I have a tiny confession….I think my son is going to be the next Justin Bieber. Hey, a mom can only dream! Plus providing youngsters who show any inclination towards music with some of these items might help them on their way to being inducted into the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame. (PS. In light of… Read More

Holiday Gifts that GIVE BACK!

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Remember it’s much better to GIVE than receive and with these special gift suggestions, you’ll feel extra good because in addition to putting a big smile on the recipient’s face, you’ll also be helping various important charities and causes: What girl, regardless of her age, isn’t wishing for a new pair of shoes?  TOMS was… Read More

Holiday Gift Guide for Twins–Double the Fun & Style!

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Twins can be described in many different catch phrases including “doubly blessed” and “double trouble.”  Hopefully these gift suggestions will make holiday shopping for twins feel “double the fun” and twice the ease.  After all, the best things in life come in pairs. Twin Boy & Girl Baby Gift – Organic Stuffed Animals  (Regular price: $44.95;… Read More

Holiday Gift Guide for Nick Jr Addicts

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If your little ones are anything like my lil guy then Nick Jr is probably their favorite television station.  Here’s a wide array of Nick Jr licensed products that your child will enjoy when you don’t want them sitting glued in front of the TV.  Think of it as a present for both of you –they will… Read More

Does an Apple a Day Keep the Doctor Away?

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According to the adage, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” However, today that adage seems to apply only to the fruit and not the juice form.  A new study found high levels of arsenic in some popular juice brands including Minute Maid, Welch’s and Tropicana. After testing 88 samples of apple and grape… Read More

The Greatest Travel Innovation Since the Wheelie Bag

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How difficult is it to pack to go anywhere – even just to grandma’s house- with kids in tow? Melissa & Doug have found the perfect solution to make it fun and easy to travel with little ones! Trunki is seriously the greatest travel innovation since the wheelie bag.  Trunki allows children to scoot along… Read More

Baby Gourmet: Tasty Food for Picky Little Eaters

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My daughter is a notoriously bad eater.  We have struggled with her eating for months, and have tried a seemingly endless collection of fruits, vegetables, grains, beans and even sweets to entice her to no avail.  Lately, we noticed she was a little more interested in chewing on things, so we thought we would try… Read More

RoSK Woobee Pouch Review

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The Woobee Pouch is the must-have accessory for winter! We love Rain or Shine Kids (RoSK) products so it’s no surprise that we can’t get enough of the newest member of the RoSK family — the Woobee Pouch. Like its cousin — the All-Weather Woobee — the Woobee Pouch is designed to provide comfort, protection… Read More

The Elf on the Shelf: A Holiday Tradition Your Kids Will Love!

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Lights, ornaments, wrapping!  It’s Christmas time, and that means one thing: traditions.  If you have a kid who’s ready to celebrate, then you might consider adding a new tradition with the Elf on the Shelf. If you haven’t yet met your family’s elf, here’s how it works:  Every year, in order to complete the Naughty… Read More

Bring outdoor play inside

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The weather is changing so now’s the perfect time to bring some outdoor play indoors! In addition to the puzzles, crafts, books and okay… video games, there’s no excuse to put the outdoor play on hold when it’s too cold. Here are some ideas and tips to still have fun inside while the rain and… Read More

Should Parents Put Their Child’s Needs Ahead of Their Own?

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Last week, I was lucky enough to win a raffle at a mom blogger’s event and had first choice of several scooters. Without even any contemplation, I immediately selected the mini scooter (with three wheels) for my two year old son. It never dawned on me that maybe I should get one for myself or… Read More

Balls from Heaven (Recipe)

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Nope this isn’t about baby gear!  But, hey, it’s a holiday week and I wanted to share a little slice of heaven that I like to make for the holidays!  Some may call these “Oreo Balls” or “Oreo Truffles” but I like to call them “Balls from Heaven”.  Classy name, isn’t it?!? I’m not sure… Read More

Alarm clocks for little kids

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Teach your kids to stay in bed with these easy to use, effective clocks made specifically for young children. Before a child knows how to read time, you can teach them that it’s not okay to jump out of bed at 3 am or to rise and shine with the sun. These clocks not only… Read More

Downtown Threads for Your Uptown Kid

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If you are a frequent reader, by now, you’ve probably learned that I love to shop!  I often joke that we’re lucky we have a son, or I would have bankrupted our family and my husband would have divorced me.  (Hope that’s not TMI, Honey)  While I may have been “born to shop” and admit… Read More

Mah Nà Mah Nà Muppet Mania: Fun for the Whole Family

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I was lucky enough to score advance screening passes to see Disney’s The Muppets courtesy of Divalysscious Moms, a phenomenal networking group in New York City which plans events for the “Sex and the City meets Mommy and Me set” (Thanks again, Lyss Stern). Ian’s Aunt and myself were willing to get up early on… Read More

Bounce in the House with Benny the Jumping Bull!

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Trying to entertain your house-bound toddler in the winter weather?  Help them get some exercise and some laughs with Benny the Jumping Bull!  This inflatable riding toy is great for bouncy toddlers and preschoolers who are always on the move. From Waliki, maker of exciting bounce toys, Benny the Jumping Bull is made from heavy… Read More

Creating Awareness or Over-the-Top?

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What’s your opinion of this image of an anti-co-sleeping ad from the Milwaukee Health Department? For more information on the ad, you can go HERE. Weigh in and tell us your thoughts.

Making Baby Food at Home: Storage Solutions for Purees

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If you have mastered the basics, tried out the gadgets and found baby’s favorite recipes, you are well on your way to being your baby’s full time chef.  There’s just one more step: storage!  Luckily, most purees will freeze beautifully, and, if done in small portions, will reheat quickly for fresh and easy feeding. When… Read More

You Might Want to Judge Your Baby’s Shampoo By Its Label

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When I attended a New Parents Expo last month, Dolphin Organics was one of the very few products which I was unaware of. Dolphin Organics is a family-owned and operated company which is committed to making the best, most honest organic and natural products for your baby. Dolphin Organics offers parents a line of vegan,… Read More