Category: family_toys

BOOYAH! by Olivia

Hello, everyone! This is Alma here. I feel like I’ve been away so long! I’m so excited to announce a great product I’ve helped to develop that is being sent to press! Around the beginning of September, I was contacted by a businessman who came across my portfolio about doing the illustrations for a children’s card game that his daughter Olivia invented. We talked through the game, through potential categories, and a couple months later, the game is ready for…
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You know how when Nie Nie was on Oprah and the other mom was talking about how Play-Doh made her want to pull her hair out? I was on the couch going: *Noooo! I live for Play-Doh!* If I can’t get down and dirty playing with the kids once in a while, all the toilet scrubbing and homework checking I’m doing is all for naught. We’re a little partial to the Play-Doh Ice Cream Shoppe at our house right now….
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fun gifting idea for kids.

You know how once your kids reach a certain age, invitations to birthday parties start flowing in and you have to start coming up with creative, age appropriate gifts on a ridiculously regular basis? Me too. This is where a couple of really clever, ahead of the game moms come into the picture: Lisa Fielding and Stefanie Katz-Rothman created Gift Hero to take the guessing out of gift giving. It’s pretty simple: you go to their site and pick the…
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Healthy Media

During our last visit with Miss Kris of PAT, we learned that as my toddler approaches age 3, it’s important to expose him little by little to using the computer. It’s something I hadn’t really tackled, other than letting him click the mouse around the desktop, sans batteries. Thank goodness for toddler-friendly websites where we can explore computer based cause/effect, learn something new and have fun at the same time. I recently learned about the Scholastic website for families. You…
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All Modern Baby Giveaway Winner!

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all modern baby + GIVEAWAY

Have you happened upon All Modern Baby yet? Allow me to introduce you. Oodles of fun, wonderful things for babies and kids in one spot. From wooden toys (you know me, you really know me) to ride-on toys to nursery bedding by all the big names, I could spend hours perusing their online boutique. If I were putting together a dream nursery right now, I’d be all over the Stokke Sleepi. I’m crazy about the oval shape, the conversion options,…
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wooden sailboats for kids

Such darling little wooden sailboats from my latest Etsy discovery, tweet. Darling indeed. But what else would you expect from the hands of a mommy named Willow. Isn’t it the loveliest name? She sent along this darling handmade dotty sailboat and everyone at my house loves it! wooden dotty sailboat, $16 “Dotty” took her maiden voyage last night. In the bathtub, of course. A smashing success. I’m crazy about the simplicity of these boats (little row-boats, too!) and charmed by…
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kids in the garden

Without fail, if I’m working in the yard, my toddler wants to work in the yard. With the big heavy grown up sized shovels and rakes. It quickly becomes frustrating for both of us, but he’s not content with the small plastic toy shovel I keep offering. Apparently, it just doesn’t get the job done for him. I’ve searched high and low and I may have found the perfect solution at Main Street Supply. The website is decidedly no-frills, but…
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great sand toys.

We do a lot of digging around these parts. Digging, playing in sand, playing in water, and digging again. I think it’s an inevitable part of having a preschool boy. Any boy for that matter. We’re always on the lookout for indestructible {or at least one Summer season} sand toys and have found the solution: Haba toys. Designed with C in mind, I think. Haba Spilling Funnel $10.79 {via Maukilo} I’m eyeing this for thirsty little adventurers. Haba Corsario Water…
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