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We found a line of ergonomically safe and stylish diaper bags that are so comfortable and functional that they’ve become a must-have among celebrity parents on the go.  Go GaGa diaper bags are a big hit among Hollywood's trendiest moms and dads, including Chris Noth, Angela Bassett, Jenna Elfman, Tori Spelling, Evan Handler and Tiffani Amber Thiessen.

Parents Are Going Gaga Over Go GaGa Diaper Bags

We found a line of ergonomically safe and stylish diaper bags that are so comfortable and functional that they’ve become a must-have among celebrity parents on the go. Go GaGa diaper bags are a big hit among Hollywood’s trendiest moms … »» Read the article

You’re a busy mom on the go and your baby practically lives in the car seat. In the constant shuffle that is the grocery store, errands and living your busy, fabulous life; your baby is exposed to bad weather, dirt and unwelcome strangers.  You can now protect your little one in style with this innovative new product designed by a devoted (and protective) grandmother.  Turtle Toppy baby carrier covers are the perfect solution for families everywhere that tote around their precious cargo, but want to safe guard them from intruders (like bugs, the weather, and paparazzi!).  Each made from durable, machine washable fabric, Turtle Toppy is reversible for easy clean up on the go.  Your little celebrity will love it too- all Turtle Toppy covers are equipped with 5”x7” fresh air ventilation, a 14”x11” baby viewing window and multiple toy loops.  To make your jaunts even more efficient- leave the diaper bag at home.  Turtle Toppy’s fully loaded with a 12”x10” diaper pouch, a mommy pocket, front cell phone pocket, a pacifier holder and a baby bottle pouch.

Shield Your Little Star in Style with Turtle Toppy Baby Seat Covers

You’re a busy mom on the go and your baby practically lives in the car seat. In the constant shuffle that is the grocery store, errands and living your busy, fabulous life; your baby is exposed to bad weather, dirt … »» Read the article

Are you one of those parents who like their house to be a cord free zone?  Does the thought of clutter make your hair stand on end?  Your home office may look organized and pristine, but you know there’s a dark secret lurking behind your desk- Wires and cords connecting your desktop to the monitor, the printer and countless other home office equipment, can become a tangled mess- not to mention a safety hazard.  Busy moms everywhere will love this thumbnail sized solution for clearing clutter and eliminating tangled, messy cords once and for all.  Not only is Cirago’s Bluetooth 3.0 Adapter a god-send for keeping small spaces organized, it is a smart way to keep wires away from little fingers and teeth. 
 
You can make the transition from tangled mess to wireless effortlessly; Cirago’s Bluetooth Adapter is easy to install- all that is needed is a USB port and the Adapter instantly converts any computer hardware equipment with Bluetooth capabilities into a sleek, wireless hub.  The adapters come with two different ranges, making it perfect for home, school or office.  Cirago’s Adapter is the affordable simple solution to getting organized, reducing clutter and eliminating safety risks.  If you’re thinking about going wireless, this is the gadget for you!

Once you organize your home office into a cord-free, safe zone; you'll want to transform any other place with computer hardware into an organized, stress free environment.  Cirago's Bluetooth Adapter is a great gift for all family members.  Teenager's rooms, college dorms and Dad's den could all use a makeover with a gift that is both functional and affordable.  With Cirago's Blue Tooth Adapter 3.0, it's easy to cut the cords.

Benefits and Features:

 Micro Design - RoHS compliant
 Bluetooth Specification 3.0 EDR - Class 1
 Enhanced Data Rata (EDR) compliant for both 2Mbps and 3Mbps modulation modes
 Full speed Bluetooth operation with full Piconet and Scatternet support
 Support for 802.11 co-existence
 RoHS compliant
 Full speed USB 2.0 interface supports OHCI and UHCI host interface
 Receiver Sensitivity -90dBm
 Stable, accurate search ability
 Simplification of multi-link scenarios

 
Cirago’s Bluetooth Adapter is available Online and retails for under $36.

Cut the Cords with Cirago’s New Bluetooth 3.0 Adapter

Are you one of those parents who like their house to be a cord free zone? Does the thought of clutter make your hair stand on end? Your home office may look organized and pristine, but you know there’s a … »» Read the article

Parents put their child's health is at the top of the list. Many of us start prepping and planning from the moment of conception, always looking for affordable ways to keep our children safe and healthy, especially when it comes to feeding. Meet the Adiri Ultimate Natural Nurser.  This innovative feeding bottle is 100% free from polycarbonate and BPA, making it a simpler and safer alternative that enhances your baby's feeding experience!  In addition, the bottle mimics the shape of the mother's breast for a more natural feel, making bottle and breast feeding more effortlessly interchangeable, and now comes in slow, medium and fast flow.

The Ultimate Natural Nurser: BPA Free Baby Bottles

Parents put their child’s health is at the top of the list. Many of us start prepping and planning from the moment of conception, always looking for affordable ways to keep our children safe and healthy, especially when it comes … »» Read the article

We can all relate to the multi-tasking duties of motherhood. So what mom wouldn’t want a product that also can multi-task? This mom certainly would.  That's why we're glad we discovered the DRIA Cover which is not only multi-functional, providing versatility for moms-on-the-go, but it’s also fashionable.  Creator Adria O’Donnell wanted a solution to feeling comfortable and stylish when it came to maternity wear.  After being inspired by a beautiful Italian scarf she owned, she came up with the elegant DRIA Cover.  It was the perfect cover-up while she was pregnant, and after giving birth to her daughter she realized that it was great as a nursing cover as well.

DRIA: The Multifunctional Maternity & Nursing Cover

We can all relate to the multi-tasking duties of motherhood. So what mom wouldn’t want a product that also can multi-task? This mom certainly would. That’s why we’re glad we discovered the DRIA Cover which is not only multi-functional, providing … »» Read the article

Hello, moms who love to wine!  No, I didn't say whine:)  Did we get your attention?  Ok, you're going to love this! The folks over at Moms Who Need Wine obviously had me pegged when they contacted me to try some wine from California Wine Club's Mom Series.  How would you like to get limited-production, award-winning wines without the meltdown, on a monthly basis?  Yes?  We're raising our hands!

Who Loves to Wine?

Hello, moms who love to wine! No, I didn’t say whine:) Did we get your attention? Ok, you’re going to love this! The folks over at Moms Who Need Wine obviously had me pegged when they contacted me to try … »» Read the article

Most little girls love their charm bracelets and many of us keep adding to them right through our adult life.  We love the wonderful meaning and memory behind every special charm.  But while we adore this traditional bracelet, wouldn't a more contemporary, trendy version be fun?  And that's exactly what MOGO has created.  The Mogo Magnet Charm bracelet is totally cool and modern, providing instant charm, instant connections and instant personalization.

MOGO Charmbands: The Trendy, Hip Version of the Charm Bracelet

Most little girls love their charm bracelets and many of us keep adding to them right through our adult life. We love the wonderful meaning and memory behind every special charm. But while we adore this traditional bracelet, wouldn’t a … »» Read the article

Kids love to pretend to be animals.  Mine were constantly barking, meowing, and growling when they were young.  So when we came upon a line of wearables that allows kids to be their favorite animal, we were sold.  Two Flowers One Bear is a collection of blankets, hats, jackets and booties available in a selection of animal silhouettes such as doggies, kitties, bunnies and bears .  So kids can bring their imagination to life.

Two Flowers One Bear: Designing Baby & Kids Wear with Imagination

Kids love to pretend to be animals. Mine were constantly barking, meowing, and growling when they were young. So when we came upon a line of wearables that allows kids to be their favorite animal, we were sold. Two Flowers … »» Read the article

Labor Day is over.  For most kids that means it's time to go back to school.  As parents, we worry how they'll adjust to new teachers, a new grade, and higher expectations.  Unfortunately, some kids also need to worry about school bullies.  Now, thanks to  to the Gracie Bullyproof DVD series, our children can be prepared to deal with kids who try to intimidate, tease or worse. This amazing program builds self esteem and valuable nonviolent self-defense skills through fun games that parents can do with their children.

Parents want their kids to be healthy, happy, and have the confidence to stand up for themselves when necessary.  And we're not the only ones.  Even celebrity dads like Modern Family star Ed O'Neill bullyproofs daughter Sophia with playful moves like "Crazy Horse" part of the Gracie Family Bullyproof Program.

Gracie Bullyproof DVDs: Helping Kids Stand Up to Bullies

Labor Day is over. For most kids that means it’s time to go back to school. As parents, we worry how they’ll adjust to new teachers, a new grade, and higher expectations. Unfortunately, some kids also need to worry about … »» Read the article

Today, as the wind was blowing and temperatures dipped into the fifties, we were reminded that Fall is really here.  Time to make sure that baby is bundled up well when you take him or her out for a stroll.  The Nuddle Baby Blanket is perfect for keeping baby warm and cozy in strollers.  This innovative blanket has an exclusive foot pocket to keep feet and toes nice and toasty.  It even has an opening for a 5-point harness to loop through and snap over the blanket so it stays secure on baby and never falls off the stroller.  This company has literally thought of everything.

Nuddle Baby Blanket: Comfy & Cozy in the Stroller

Today, as the wind was blowing and temperatures dipped into the fifties, we were reminded that Fall is really here. Time to make sure that baby is bundled up well when you take him or her out for a stroll. … »» Read the article

Active kids means lots of little injuries.  Scrapes and cuts are a common occurrence when you have school age children who love to climb, explore and run.  As parents, we worry, however, when these minor accidents happen when we're not around or when we're out and about and don't want to carry a bulky first aid kit.  Worry no more!  The I'M OK! pocket kit contains the most essential items you will need to administer first aid for minor cuts and scrapes.  You'll enjoy the convenience of its smart size that easily fits into the pocket of any jacket or pants.  I'M OK! pocket kit is great for parents, babysitters, or anyone enjoying the outdoors.  Just ask celeb mommies, Jennifer Garner, Gwen Stefani, Jessica Alba and Katie Holmes, who won't leave home without it.

I’M OK! Mini First Aid Kit: For On-the-Go Injuries

Active kids means lots of little injuries. Scrapes and cuts are a common occurrence when you have school age children who love to climb, explore and run. As parents, we worry, however, when these minor accidents happen when we’re not … »» Read the article

This product gives a whole new meaning to word smarty pants.  No, we're not talking about a junior Einstein, but rather an innovative way for kids clothes to stay up either with or without belt loops.  Smartie Pants is a patent pending kids belt designed to combat droopy drawers. Unlike a traditional belt, decorative clips attach to the back of the garment; the elastic draws the clips together, cinching the waistband. Smartie Pants can be used with or without belt loops. One size fits all, just clip and go.

Smartie Pants: No More Droopy Drawers

This product gives a whole new meaning to word smarty pants. No, we’re not talking about a junior Einstein, but rather an innovative way for kids clothes to stay up either with or without belt loops. Smartie Pants is a … »» Read the article

Ladybugs & Lullabies has become a household name in Hollywood since setting the trend in the world of girl’s hair accessories with celebrity moms including Jennifer Garner, Jessica Alba, Brooke Shields and Marcia Cross snatching up the adorable accessories for their little girls. But girls aren’t the only ones who want to have fun, boys do, too, and Ladybugs & Lullabies acknowledges that with their ultra cool and edgy Cool Cuffs line.  We're sure it won't be long before we see our favorite Hollywood boys sporting their favorite Cool Cuff!

Cool Cuffs for the Cool Kids on the Block

Ladybugs & Lullabies has become a household name in Hollywood since setting the trend in the world of girl’s hair accessories with celebrity moms including Jennifer Garner, Jessica Alba, Brooke Shields and Marcia Cross snatching up the adorable accessories for … »» Read the article

Enjoy doing art projects with your kids?  Then you'll love Clementine Art, a natural, fresh, real way of doing art with children.  This full line of natural paint, glue, modeling dough, crayons, crayon 'rocks' and markers is inviting and open-ended, encouraging children to create real art.  We love the fact that since these art supplies are all natural, they support the healthy development of your child.

Clementine Art: Eco-friendly Kids Art Supplies

Enjoy doing art projects with your kids? Then you’ll love Clementine Art, a natural, fresh, real way of doing art with children. This full line of natural paint, glue, modeling dough, crayons, crayon ‘rocks’ and markers is inviting and open-ended, … »» Read the article

One glimpse of this adorable mom and baby brand, and you can't help but fall in love.  Bohemian baby lifestyle brand Rikshaw Design is known for its Indian block printed baby apparel, accessories and bedding. Recently, they launched  bedding and kurtas for moms! Their chic kurtas are block printed on incredibly soft Indian cotton voile and include hand stitched details. They come in a traditional style which fits like a tunic for $70, and tuxedo style which fits like a blouse for $85.

Rikshaw Design: Bohemian Style for Mom & Baby

One glimpse of this adorable mom and baby brand, and you can’t help but fall in love. Bohemian baby lifestyle brand Rikshaw Design is known for its Indian block printed baby apparel, accessories and bedding. Recently, they launched bedding and … »» Read the article

Every little girl wants to carry their baby dolls like mom does.  Now she can with MyWallaby Doll Carrier.  This pint size baby doll carrier is perfect for every girl's favorite doll or stuffed animal.  Girls will also love the fact that it functions as a hip, stylish messenger bag.  Violet Affleck sure does, having been spotted out and about with a big smile and her MyWallaby Doll Carrier.

MyWallaby Doll Carrier: The Doll Carrying Purse

Every little girl wants to carry their baby dolls like mom does. Now she can with MyWallaby Doll Carrier. This pint size baby doll carrier is perfect for every girl’s favorite doll or stuffed animal. Girls will also love the … »» Read the article

Always struggling to get your kids to wear a helmet when they ride their bike or scooter?  Finally, there's a fun accessory that has kids cheering to wear their helmet.  Children actually want to wear their safety helmet when they have a Tail Wags helmet cover they adore.  Let your kids have fun but keep them safe when they play with these adorable helmet accessories.  Plus once parents see them, they will want one for themselves!

Tail Wags: Fun Helmet Covers

Always struggling to get your kids to wear a helmet when they ride their bike or scooter? Finally, there’s a fun accessory that has kids cheering to wear their helmet. Children actually want to wear their safety helmet when they … »» Read the article

We've all seen the fun, cute bows, hairclips, ties and headbands worn by Naleigh Kelley, Dolly and Charlie O' Connell, Stella McDermott, Honor Marie Warren, and more.  Now your little girl, too, can get this celeb tot look with Gum Drops Hair Candy.  This fun, super sweet line of hair accessories brings out the little girl in all of us.  And, just like candy, you can't stop at just one.

Gum drops Hair Candy: Sweet ‘n Stylish

We’ve all seen the fun, cute bows, hairclips, ties and headbands worn by Naleigh Kelley, Dolly and Charlie O’ Connell, Stella McDermott, Honor Marie Warren, and more. Now your little girl, too, can get this celeb tot look with Gum … »» Read the article

We recently discovered Happy Blankie, soft, oversized cuddly animals that are the perfect combination of stuffed animal and blanket.  Pretty neat right?  But that's not the best part.  Every time someone buys a Happy Blankie, an identical blanket is given to a child in a hospital, orphanage or distressed situation around the world.  How cool is that?  Their mission is "one to love" and "one to give".  What a great lesson for every child!  Celebrity moms Brooke Shields, Tori Spelling, Courteney Cox and Kelly Rutherford all agree.

Happy Blankie: One to Love and One to Give

We recently discovered Happy Blankie, soft, oversized cuddly animals that are the perfect combination of stuffed animal and blanket. Pretty neat right? But that’s not the best part. Every time someone buys a Happy Blankie, an identical blanket is given … »» Read the article

Kim Raver: My Boys Have a Crazy Amount of Energy

Kim Raver: My Boys Have a Crazy Amount of Energy

Actress and Grey’s Anatomy star, Kim Raver has stolen our hearts for years in shows like Third Watch, 24, Lipstick Jungle and as Dr. Teddy Altman on Grey’s Anatomy. She’s currently set to star in Bond of Silence a Lifetime … »» Read the article

Summertime means lots of outings to the beach or pool.  And with temperatures soaring, there's plenty of water time left.  This Summer, after letting your baby splash around, wrap him or her up in a plush, cozy hooded towel from Bebe au Lait.  The Bebe au Lait Hooded Towel Collection is made from soft, absorbent 100% cotton terry and is trimmed in their beautiful signature prints.  It's fashion meets function at it's best.

Bebe au Lait: Beautiful, Plush Hooded Baby Towels

Summertime means lots of outings to the beach or pool. And with temperatures soaring, there’s plenty of water time left. This Summer, after letting your baby splash around, wrap him or her up in a plush, cozy hooded towel from … »» Read the article

Celebrity Chef Gale Gand: “Everyone Needs a Little Indulgence”

Celebrity Chef, Gale Gand, was the host of the long running Food Network’s “Sweet Dreams,” judge on “Top Chef”, and has appeared on Martha Stewart, Oprah, Iron Chef America and Baking with Julia. When she’s not baking, Gale is running … »» Read the article

We all know that having a baby means carrying lots of stuff.  Diapers, wipes, bottles, pacifiers, burp cloths, formula, you name it.  That's when we, as parents, turn to the diaper bag.  A must-have commodity for every new mom and dad.  However, these days, no one wants to carry an oversized, clunky bag that screams diaper bag.  Fortunately, thanks to Momma Couture, carrying a diaper bag can be done in style while offering even better function for baby stuff then the previous generation of bags.

MommaCouture: Stylish, Insulated Diaper Bags

We all know that having a baby means carrying lots of stuff. Diapers, wipes, bottles, pacifiers, burp cloths, formula, you name it. That’s when we, as parents, turn to the diaper bag. A must-have commodity for every new mom and … »» Read the article

We were recently introduced to BabyChix.com, an online baby gift boutique filled with truly unique gifts.  Everything from hand crocheted baby blankets, custom disposable diapers to towel hoodies and Mommy Belly Butter creme can be found in this adorable online store.  We love the brand's signature product-the BabyChix Ceramic Diaper.  Talk about a fun keepsake gift!  They’re available in 3 sizes and are super handy for storing all kinds of baby accessories near the changing table.  They're also great as floral arrangements, tabletop settings for baby showers or as a general catch-all for miscellaneous stuff.  The ceramic diaper comes in a variety of styles and colors as well featuring sayings such as "Change Me" and "My Stuff"or you can even personalize it with initials.

BabyChix: Keepsake Ceramic Diapers

We were recently introduced to BabyChix.com, an online baby gift boutique filled with truly unique gifts. Everything from hand crocheted baby blankets, custom disposable diapers to towel hoodies and Mommy Belly Butter creme can be found in this adorable online … »» Read the article

Wish these had been around when I was having my kids.  Fitness programs to keep you in tip top shape while pregnant, help you get through labor and get you back into pre-bump shape after delivery.  The Fitmom series of three DVDs from Andrea Page covers it all-strength and endurance while pregnant, yoga poses to ease the labor and delivery process and toning and sculpting to get back to pre pregnancy shape.

Fitmom DVDs-Fitness Programs for Pregnancy, Labor and Postnatal

Wish these had been around when I was having my kids. Fitness programs to keep you in tip top shape while pregnant, help you get through labor and get you back into pre-bump shape after delivery. The Fitmom series of … »» Read the article