July
02
23:01

Go fish

Maybe toddlers shouldn’t fish.  I remember thinking this as I watched my 3-year-old niece clutch a big fishing pole while my husband tried to keep her from falling into the deep dark water or skewer him with the sharp fishing hook that was wav...
July
02
23:01

Cool kid travel guides they’ll actually read

When we moved to Georgia, I tried to pad the transition with various books about what a great place it was and the interesting things that have happened here. My efforts were met with a resounding “meh” from my children. Hmph. Of course, the br...
July
02
23:01

Rock around the clock, or at least until bedtime

It has been a long time since I’ve willingly rocked around the clock, but I still love me some good ol’ rock-n-roll during the daylight hours. Thanks to Putumayo Kids, I now have some of our favorite kiddie rockers assembled in one place to help ...
July
02
23:01

New kids accessories from Appaman – Hot (or cold) for Fall

After all these years of crushing hard on the cool kid’s clothes from Appaman, it’s high time that they added an accessories line. And just in time for back to school time. I’m really digging their hats, like the pilot hat in a cool striped fabri...
July
02
23:01

Read, write, learn, wipe, repeat.

I was absolutely blown away when my four year-old, in a single day, suddenly mastered lowercase letters. No thanks to me, of course. This time, all the credit goes to the new Brain Quest write and erase alphabet book. Filled with 40 pages of co...
July
02
23:01

Dear diary

Childhood diaries are always depicted as the tool of brooding, angry, angst-filled goth girls; more Heathers than Clueless. Personally, my own first journal was filled with a lot lighter fare. And a whole lot of bad rhyming poetry and original so...
July
02
23:01

Ferd gives boys a license to chill

Here comes Jimmy Bond. He rolls up on a black Big Wheel and requests his favorite drink: chocolate milk; shaken, not stirred. Aunts line up to pinch his cheeks. And I imagine him wearing this effortlessly cool striped shirt and tie combo from Fer...
July
02
23:01

A castle of one’s own

Almost every day, we drive by a castle. No, really– it’s in a field near our house, and the moat is a swimming pool, and the iron fence is guarded by concrete dwarves painted in garish colors. I can’t make stuff like that up.“Mommy, can we be fri...
July
02
23:01

Clothes for your little baby Buddha

Come on, you know your little man fits the bill. Chubby cheeks, laughing eyes, and a perfectly round Buddha belly. Wouldn’t he look utterly delicious in a kimono? A masculine (but snuggly) kimono?[see our giveaway after the jump!] We’ve always l...
July
02
23:01

The Okee Dokee Brothers take us along for the ride

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of super-fun kids’ musicians The Okee Dokee Brothers: I gave their debut CD Kids with Beards a gushing review, and it’s still one of my kids’ most-played CDs two years later.  And now they have a brand new k...
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