This Mother’s Day, join Macy’s in their “Thank a Mom Movement.” Macy’s will donate $5 (up to a total of $400,000) to a charity in your mom’s honor.
Archives for April 2011
Educational iPad Apps for Kids from WordWorld
While I am a great believer in “unplugged play” and limited screen-time for young children, I recognize that technology and even television shows can enhance learning. One of my favorite educational television shows is WordWorld, and I recently had a chance to test their new iPad apps for kids.
Ways to Go Green and Save Money
How are you celebrating Earth Day with your family?
Young children are natural eco-warriors. They love the outdoors and creatures great and small. My kids are always dragging me outside to play and explore.
And I love that environmentally-friendly options are usually money-saving options, too. When we reduce, reuse, and recycle, we save both kinds of green.
Here are a few ideas for celebrating Earth Day with your kiddos…
Best Products for Traveling with Baby
Back in the B.C. (Before Children) Era, my husband and I loved traveling all over the globe. While we have scaled back out travels a bit, we still enjoy traveling with our kids.
You can travel with a baby, toddler, or other young child (or even several of them) and have a great time, with a little preparation and a lot of patience. The challenge is in traveling light without forgetting any essentials. Over the last five years, we’ve paired down our list so that we can get enjoy our trips without breaking Dad’s back. Here are my top picks for traveling safely and in style with your baby…
A Fundraiser in the Best of Taste
Want to make your next school fundraiser something meaningful instead of the usual “buy a ton of junk so you don’t have to torture your friends and neighbors guilt fest?”
Equal Exchange Fundraising offers organic and fairly traded foods, beautiful fairly traded gifts and recycled (tree-free!) cotton gift wrap. You can build your own community organization while supporting sustainability in communities around the globe…
Beep, Beep, Here We Go! (Little Tikes Cozy Truck GIVEAWAY!)
The Little Tikes Cozy Coupe is a the single most popular toy at our play dates but now it has competition…from the Little Tikes Cozy Truck!
Kids line up to take their turn with this fun ride-on from Little Tikes. They’ve brought the cartoon styling of the Cozy Coupe to a new truck model and added a few new features to make this ride even more fun…
Appaman for Target Benefits Baby Buggy
We’ve been fans of celebrity-fave Appaman and are excited that they’ve designed a layette for Target. And we are even more thrilled that 10% of the profits are going to Baby Buggy, a charity dedicated to providing essential baby equipment to families in need.
The Target line has all of the popular elements from the pricier Appaman collection, including the trademark graphic monkey design, a hip color story, and fun details…
Chari-Tea with Kelly Ripa
We adore tea parties–and tea parties for a cause are even better!
So, we were thrilled to join Kelly Ripa and a group of mom bloggers for a “Chari-Tea” and girls’ dress-up party in support of her partnership with Electrolux (Kelly-Confidential.com) to raise money for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund…