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Even Rebels Love Their Daddies

Even Rebels Love Their Daddies

Rebel Ink Baby is offering a tee or snapsuit of the winner’s choice to one lucky Mamanista reader. For Father’s Day, check out their “My Dad Rocks” and “My Dads Rock” styles. WANT IT: All Mamanista readers can enjoy 15% off Rebel Ink Baby designs with coupon code nista15. WIN IT: Visit Rebel Ink Baby and leave a comment by June 11, 11:59 EST letting us know which hip baby snapsuit or clever toddler tee you … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Fashion, Children's Fashion, Contests, Hip Find, Snapsuits

Books for a Man’s Man (or Woman)

Books for a Man’s Man (or Woman)

Does your guy only cook if there is an open flame? Is ESPN his default channel? Does he consider the 18th hole to be sacred ground? If this describes your fella (or you), you’ll love this trio of books from DK Publishing. Grill It! is one of those glorious cookbooks packed with inspiring photographs, short and illuminating travel stories, and recipes galore. If you thought grills were just for beef, prepare to be enlightened. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Books (Advice), Contests, Father's Day, Gift Ideas, Uncategorized

Soft-Soled Shoes for Your Tiny Tot

Soft-Soled Shoes for Your Tiny Tot

Whether you’re looking to protect your beginning walker’s  tender feet or just want a stylish pair of shoes to complement that cute outfit, soft-soled shoes are best for baby. Baby Mwah looks stylish in his comfy Elk Shoes.  He has a tendency to kick off his socks, but the adjustable elastic on the Elk Shoes keeps them on his little feet so I’m not constantly picking socks off the floor. When Baby Mwah is ready to walk, the soft leather sole of the Elk … Read entire article »

Filed under: Shoes (Baby), Shoes (Children)

Father’s Day Gift Guide from Mamanista!

Check out our Father’s Day Gift Guide for 2008 and shop for that Dad in your life. We have picks for the family guy, the man of leisure, the dad who brings home the bacon, the dad who cooks the bacon, the daddy-to-be, and many more. Plus we have coupons and contests! … Read entire article »

Filed under: Father's Day

A Twist on the Tie

A Twist on the Tie

Valentine’s Day means chocolates, Mother’s Day brings May flowers, and Father’s Day calls for neckties. Before you abandon the classics, consider this twist on traditional tie. Bird Dog Bay Neckware makes ties that are 100% silk, handprinted and handmade. You’ll find playful repeating patterns and more traditional designs with a touch of whimsy. My husband works in a more conservative office, so I selected the subtly fashionable Y-Knot in Blue. The interlocking pattern has … Read entire article »

Filed under: Contests, Dad, Father's Day, Gift Ideas, Hip Find

Not Your Ordinary Personalized Book

Not Your Ordinary Personalized Book

  Since children love seeing their name in print, there are tons of personalized books on the market. But Baby Mwah recently received a personalized book from Freckle Box that blows away the competition. The “My Name Is” Book by Freckle Box teaches your child how to spell his or her name through stunning personalized images. Your child’s name is shown in leaves, stars, ladybugs, seashells, pigeons and more as well as in the text of the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Books, Books (0-3), Books (Pre-School), Books (School Aged), Personalized

Alleviating Doctor Appointment Fears

Alleviating Doctor Appointment Fears

Even toddlers who only have to go to regular well-baby appointments may suddenly develop an intense fear of the pediatrician. And this fear can present an even greater problem if your child needs more regular visits to a doctor’s office or hospital. Here are a few products I’ve been using to alleviate doctor-phobia. Medical Set: HABA makes a beautiful metal and wooden doctor’s kit ($24.95 at Oompa Toys), but it does not include a pressure … Read entire article »

Filed under: Advice, Books (0-3), Health, Pre-schoolers, Tips, Toddlers, Toys (12-24 M), Toys (Pre-School)

Memorial Day and Our Little Heroes

We hope that you enjoy time with your loved ones this Memorial Day, while remembering the sacrifices of our soldiers and their families. If you know a child who has a service member deployed, we encourage you to visit Healing Little Heroes. If you would like to help the children and families of fallen service members, please visit the Gold Star Families Support Center and the Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity

Oompa Toys Coupon Code (Deal of the Day)

Oompa Toys Coupon Code (Deal of the Day)

Oompa Toys is still one of our favorite sources for unique, natural, wooden, and European toys. They stock all the best toys and room decor from Blabla, Brio, Bajo, Eco Tots, Djeco, HABA, Kathe Kruse, Plan Toys, and more. They only rarely offer discounts on their amazing selection, but this Memorial Day weekend, Oompa Toys is offering a 10% off coupon on all orders. Simply enter the coupon code “MEMORIAL2008″ during checkout.  Good until May … Read entire article »

Filed under: Coupons

Clothing for Babies Who Love Their Pacifiers

Clothing for Babies Who Love Their Pacifiers

A paci can have a remarkably calming effect on a baby. When Baby Mwah and I are out and about, he loves to suck on his pacifier while riding in his stroller or while I carry him in his sling. Alas, he frequently drops his paci onto the dirty ground. I know people say that germs are good for baby, and I’ve seen more than one mom pick a pacifier off the ground and the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Fashion, Colic, Hip Find