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pompoms and blankets go beyond cute

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PIck a subtle, sophisticated palette, throw in some pops of super on-trend color, and maybe a tribal print. What do you get? The perfect hipster baby gift. Each handmade cotton/wool blend blanket from Little Louise NYC is the perfect size for strollers, with beautiful wool pom poms giving a little flounce around the edges. The […]

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origami playhouse

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I saw a T-shirt the other day that fits my Monday mornings almost perfectly: it said “I can’t adult today”. Anyone with me? Let’s go hide out in Origanid’s French Playhouse. You bring the hot cocoa, I’ll bring the pillows and blankets. Seriously, if the cost wasn’t quite so splurge-worthy, I’d probably be ordering one […]

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the kids bike you didn’t know you needed

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There are so many things, impractical, slightly unnecessary things, that one could want: ceiling lights shaped like clouds, the perfect holiday dress, wooden pianos the size of a toddler, yet another children’s book. Sometimes though, dreaming about those impractical things is really part of the fun of it all. Take these precious bikes from Republic […]

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munching with your munchkins

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Toddlers and food. They may be cute, and say funny things, and squish you tight over and over, but toddlers can be little terrors when it comes to food! I can’t guarantee that the Munch Eco Hero Feeding Set will calm the savage beast that is your toddler saying nononononono. But, at least it’s cute enough […]

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with a name like blooey hobbel horse …

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It’s got to be interesting. This rocking horse is more than interesting, it’s pretty much awesome. If you love a more modern look, then Blooey’s Hobbel horse clearly falls in that camp. Plus, it looks lightweight, portable, and potentially indestructible. Think it would work indoors and outdoors? On top of that, just think how easy […]

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school starts right with bright star kids labels

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It’s that time of year:: when all those new and improved school things we buy for the kiddos are about to get lost forever. Unless, of course, we take the time to label each. and. every. silly. little. thing. Let me share a little secret with you. Bright Star Kids labels makes the process easy, […]

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back to school: decorate your lockers with these DIY printables

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It’s Back to School season! For some of us, that’s a cause for rejoicing, and for others, it’s alot of dread. Plus, of course, the usual feelings of where did the summer go? Well, I’ve got a little something to make your back to school prep more fun. A cool set to decorate the lockers […]

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save your cents with these piggies & more

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Birdie found a stash of spare change in the car today, and spent a significant amount of time counting, and sorting her riches into one of her piggy banks. It turns out we have several – thanks in part to a favorite paint-your-pottery shop in our favorite weekend spot. One of these days I’m going to […]

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6 baby must-haves for summer time

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Summer is such a wonderful time, but when you have a baby it can sometimes feel so much more complicated! Dragging things around, remembering everything you need or might need! The obvious esssentials were what always ran through my head first. Things like pacifiers, snacks, diapers, wipes and changing gear, and sunscreen. (I always forget the […]

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a new balance bike system: Leg&Go Bikes

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I was watching Birdie practically fly down the street with her new bike the other day (we just graduated to a 20″ salmon pink hottie), and thinking how far she’s come. We started with a balance bike when she was around 3, and I can’t recommend them enough. It was almost exactly a year ago […]

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the cutest bowls you didn’t know you needed

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I’m fighting the urge to place an order for a complete set of these bowls. I want my every cereal, fruit snack, and lunchtime soup to be greeted with these sweet faces. These bowls from Marinski are not only sweet, but handmade to order. That means that the bowl you receive is unique to you and […]

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your living, bioluminescent, easiest pet ever

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When I was little, I remember one day my dad came home with this little vial of water. He was a music professor, and had nabbed this little vial from a colleague in the science building. When he shook that water, it lit up like a glow stick. Why? It was filled with tiny living […]

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you’re going to love mae

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I’m currently considering getting rid of all our more child-friendly plates, snack bowls, and little cups, but if Birdie was a little younger I’d be hoarding these sets of dinnerware instead. Love Mae creates the sweetest little illustrations on these bamboo plate, bowl, cup, and spoon sets. Bamboo is one of these eco-friendly renewable resources […]

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so much better than chewing your arm

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Chewbeads newest teething accessories just might be the prettiest of the bunch. Already known for their teething necklaces and bracelets (the ones I wish I’d had when Birdie was small!), Chewbeads is expanding to include these uber-cool car seat and stroller accessories. I hear some of the beads glow in the dark, crazy right? Thanks […]

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worth 1000 words: leather swing

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In my dream home with the endless budget, there is an old-fashioned attic painted entirely in white with fancy dormers, lots of play space, and a couple of these leather swings by Fritz Hansen & Louis Vuitton.

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