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How do actresses like Ali Larter manage to look so flawless?  When they're working with celebrity and movie make-up artist, Christina Smith, the answer is simple-SmartCover beauty products.  Christina Smith is a two-time academy award nominee and uses SmartCover while working with celebrities such as Ali, Julia Roberts, Gisele Bundchen, and Angie Harmon on movie and television sets.  Christina most especially loves SmartCover's Perfect Touch, the on-the-spot concealer that covers every flaw you want to hide.

SmartCover’s Perfect Touch: For Flawless Beauty

How do actresses like Ali Larter manage to look so flawless? When they’re working with celebrity and movie make-up artist, Christina Smith, the answer is simple-SmartCover beauty products. Christina Smith is a two-time academy award nominee and uses SmartCover while … »» Read the article

Every baby and child loves a yummy blanket to cuddle up in.  They love it even more when it's personalized with their name and birthdate.  Introducing Butterscotch Blankees, adorable, customized blankets that make for a beautiful gift upon baby's arrival and will become a lifelong keepsake.  Even the packaging is charming as the order arrives wrapped like a piece of butterscotch candy with tied bronze tulle ribbons on both ends.

Butterscotch Blankees: Personalized Blankets for Babies & Kids

Every baby and child loves a yummy blanket to cuddle up in. They love it even more when it’s personalized with their name and birthdate. Introducing Butterscotch Blankees, adorable, customized blankets that make for a beautiful gift upon baby’s arrival … »» Read the article

Who knew that making a mistake could be so much fun!  Kids will be a little more excited about doing their homework with KidsErasers.  This entertaining collection of erasers will turn every child (and many parents) into pencil users.  With erasers like hamburgers and fries, iPods, cell phones, skateboards, donuts and pancakes, penguins, elephants and rubber duckies, how can you resist?

KidsErasers: Making Homework Fun

Who knew that making a mistake could be so much fun! Kids will be a little more excited about doing their homework with KidsErasers. This entertaining collection of erasers will turn every child (and many parents) into pencil users. With … »» Read the article

For celebrity parents, beauty sleep is no joke – it’s a must-have! Luckily, the Good Nite Lite is helping some celeb mommies and daddies get a longer night’s sleep. The Good Nite Lite uses visual cues to help teach children when the appropriate time is to get out of bed in the morning. It features a friendly, glowing caricature face that changes from a Moon to a Sun at the programmed “wake-up” time and from a Sun to a Moon at the programmed “bedtime.” With the help of their parents (or grandparents), children rapidly come to associate the moon image with the knowledge that it is still bedtime and the sun with the idea that it is the correct time to wake up.

The Good Nite Lite: Helping Kids and Parents Get a Good Night’s Sleep

For celebrity parents, beauty sleep is no joke – it’s a must-have! Luckily, the Good Nite Lite is helping some celeb mommies and daddies get a longer night’s sleep. The Good Nite Lite uses visual cues to help teach children … »» Read the article

We just discovered this fabulous line of maternity body stylers that allows every fashionista with a baby bump to continue wearing the most stylish and trendy clothing without being self-conscious about her tummy.  Blanqi is founded on the philosophy that pregnancy is not a compromise.  It's made for the stylish mama-to-be who wants to be more glamorous than ever throughout her pregnancy.

Blanqi Body Stylers: For the Fashionista with a Baby Bump

We just discovered this fabulous line of maternity body stylers that allows every fashionista with a baby bump to continue wearing the most stylish and trendy clothing without being self-conscious about her tummy. Blanqi is founded on the philosophy that … »» Read the article

Moms and dads everywhere struggle with getting their little ones to sleep. Did you know that swaddled babies sleep better?  Swaddle Designs founder Lynette Damir sure did and, consequently, developed the ultimate receiving blanket line and called it SwaddleDesigns.  Swaddling can seem complicated, however, to new parents. This is why SwaddleDesigns blankets are large and square with swaddling instructions sewn to the edge of the blanket, so parents have an effective swaddling technique at their fingertips.  Now everyone, moms, dads, grandparents, and caregivers can swaddle like a Pro!

There are plenty of celebrity moms are swaddling like pros too.  The brand has an impressive list of celeb mommy enthusiasts including: Tori Spelling, Brooke Burke, Alison Sweeney, Bridget Moynihan, Marcia Cross and many more.  Famous identical triplets and new mommies, Erica, Jaclyn, and Nicole (Erica is married to Dr. Phil's son) even collaborated with the company on a special Triplets Paisley collection.  Jaclyn is pictured above with daughter Chanel cozied up in her Swaddle Designs blanket.

Swaddle Designs: Making Swaddling Simple

Moms and dads everywhere struggle with getting their little ones to sleep. Did you know that swaddled babies sleep better? Swaddle Designs founder Lynette Damir sure did and, consequently, developed the ultimate receiving blanket line and called it SwaddleDesigns. Swaddling … »» Read the article

Ever wonder what kind of baby furniture has made the must-have list in Hollywood? If you ask celeb mommies Bree Turner, mom of newborn Stella Jean, and Karolina Kurkova, mom to 8-month old Tobin, they will tell you that their nurseries are decorated with the contemporary, sustainable and customizable line of Muu baby furniture.

Muu: Baby Furniture for Celeb Baby Nurseries

Ever wonder what kind of baby furniture has made the must-have list in Hollywood? If you ask celeb mommies Bree Turner, mom of newborn Stella Jean, and Karolina Kurkova, mom to 8-month old Tobin, they will tell you that their … »» Read the article

If you're a parent concerned about the toxicity of the plates, cups and utensils your kids eat and drink from, you will love this new eco-friendly tableware.  Made from corn, yes, we said corn, Mother's Corn is non-toxic, anti-bacterial, bio-degradable and contains no environmental hormones.  Already popular in the Far East,  Mother's corn is safe for kids and the environment and helps to protect the earth for generations to come.

Since Mother's Corn is made from the natural resource of corn starch, environmental hormones, carcinogens, and heavy metals are not found in their products. It is totally safe when babies chew the container or when it contains hot foods. And, unlike other corn plastic containers which are disposable, Mother's Corn offers excellent durability.  A couple of drawbacks are that the products are not microwave or dishwasher safe as it will shorten the life of the products, however, Mother's Corn tableware is quickly and easily cleaned by handwashing.

Choose from a wide variety of convenient tableware products, including cereal bowls, cups of varying sizes (with or without lid), sectioned plates, spoon and fork set, and all inclusive sets.  In addition, the company offers cutting boards and sink strainers made of the same bio-degradable resource.

Exclusive CBS Offer:  Enter coupon code hollywood01 for a 25% discount on your order.

Mother’s Corn: Eco-Friendly TableWare for Kids & Babies

If you’re a parent concerned about the toxicity of the plates, cups and utensils your kids eat and drink from, you will love this new eco-friendly tableware. Made from corn, yes, we said corn, Mother’s Corn is non-toxic, anti-bacterial, bio-degradable … »» Read the article

Want your little tot to speak a second language?  A new iPhone application by Little Pim has made this easier than ever.  Have your little munchkin learning French, Spanish, Hebrew, Mandarin Chinese, Italian and more in no time with this handy educational tool.  The application, “Little Pim Word Bag,” is designed for children ages 1-4, and is the first children’s iPhone application tied directly to an educational DVD language learning series.

Little Pim: iPhone Application Teaches Tots Foreign Language

Want your little tot to speak a second language? A new iPhone application by Little Pim has made this easier than ever. Have your little munchkin learning French, Spanish, Hebrew, Mandarin Chinese, Italian and more in no time with this … »» Read the article

Every mom wants to feed her baby the best and freshest food – but it’s not always possible to select fresh ingredients and make your own.  Luckily you don’t have to worry anymore.   Celebrity chef, Tyler Florence has created an organic gourmet baby food called, Sprout.  It's certified organic, made entirely from nature’s purest ingredients, without any preservatives, sugar, starches or fillers and cooked to perfection for maximum flavor.  Plus, it comes in a convenient pouch package that makes into a bowl so it’s easy to use when you’re on the go.

Sprout Organic Baby Food: Fresh and Nutritious

Every mom wants to feed her baby the best and freshest food – but it’s not always possible to select fresh ingredients and make your own. Luckily you don’t have to worry anymore. Celebrity chef, Tyler Florence has created an … »» Read the article

"It's Hip Hop, Baby?" DVDs are new, innovative videos that have educational content set to music and energizing dance numbers, which enables children to learn and hit developmental milestones much faster.  "It's Hip Hop, Baby!" includes original songs, as well as the traditional toddler classics we all know and love, just spiced up with fresh beats and rhythms.

Hip Hop Baby DVD Series: Help Children Learn Faster

“It’s Hip Hop, Baby?” DVDs are new, innovative videos that have educational content set to music and energizing dance numbers, which enables children to learn and hit developmental milestones much faster.

Most moms love being organized.  Keeping all things diaper-related in one convenient and portable place is a dream come true for moms on-the-go.  Introducing the Diaper Keeper from Pink Koala Design, it's the go-anywhere changing clutch for diapers, wipes, creams and more.  Some of you might remember the Trapper Keeper from the '80s, which helped organize school supplies.  Think of this as the diaper version of the Trapper Keeper-everything you need for a quick diaper change in one handy and chic clutch!

The DiaperKeeper: On-the-Go Diaper Changing Clutch

Most moms love being organized. Keeping all things diaper-related in one convenient and portable place is a dream come true for moms on-the-go. Introducing the Diaper Keeper from Pink Koala Design, it’s the go-anywhere changing clutch for diapers, wipes, creams … »» Read the article

Sunscreen, sunscreen and more sunscreen.  This time of the year, parents have to be extra vigilant about making sure their kids are properly protected from the sun.  A new product called Kid Safe Screen, from Marie Veronique Organics, helps you do just that without using harmful chemicals or petroleum products. It truly protects your little ones' delicate skin, keeping it safe from the sun and damaging ingredients.

Kid Safe Screen: Organic Protection From the Sun

Sunscreen, sunscreen and more sunscreen. This time of the year, parents have to be extra vigilant about making sure their kids are properly protected from the sun. A new product called Kid Safe Screen, from Marie Veronique Organics, helps you … »» Read the article

Now when your child bugs you about wanting multiple earrings, instead of saying no, parents can say no problem with Bink'd.  Triple pierce away with Bink'd temporary tattoo earrings and let your kid   No magnets, stickers or glue and no piercing!  These fun tattoos can also be applied to nails, dolls, books, race cars and more.

Bink’d: Temporary Tattoo Earrings for Kids

Now when your child bugs you about wanting multiple earrings, instead of saying no, parents can say no problem with Bink’d. Triple pierce away with Bink’d temporary tattoo earrings and let your kid No magnets, stickers or glue and no … »» Read the article

Most of us are familiar with reading a book.  But what about smelling a book?  Now you can engage your kids in reading by using both their eyes and their nose. The Mo's Nose series of children's books take readers of all ages on a scentsational adventure through vibrant scents and hues, each emphasizing a different theme such as Love (Red), the environment (Green), Charity (Holidays) and Blue (Freedom).  

When we asked actress and one of our favorite celebrity moms, Liv Tyler, about Mo's Nose, she told us, "I love this book especially for how it includes aromatherapy".  Other Hollywood moms like Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Garner and Gabby Reese have become enthusiasts as well.

Mo’s Nose: A Scent-sational Children’s Book Series

Most of us are familiar with reading a book. But what about smelling a book? Now you can engage your kids in reading by using both their eyes and their nose. The Mo’s Nose series of children’s books take readers … »» Read the article

Leave it to Holland, the land of bicycles, to come up with this handy new bike/stroller combination.  Taga is a whole new way to travel and a whole new way for you and your child to experience the world.  Taga combines the fun of a bicycle with the functionality of a luxury stroller, it's exercise, sightseeing, and running errands all-in-one.

Taga: Bike & Stroller in One

Leave it to Holland, the land of bicycles, to come up with this handy new bike/stroller combination. Taga is a whole new way to travel and a whole new way for you and your child to experience the world. Taga … »» Read the article

Living thoughtfully and mindfully is something that many of us parents are striving to do.  But how about our kids?  How can we help them to do the same? Meet author Dana Perri and her Think Then Jump children's book series and t-shirt collection designed to help kids do just that.

Think Then Jump: Teaching Kids to Live Mindfully

Living thoughtfully and mindfully is something that many of us parents are striving to do. But how about our kids? How can we help them to do the same? Meet author Dana Perri and her Think Then Jump children’s book … »» Read the article

As a new mom, you can easily become overwhelmed by all the baby information and products out there.  Wouldn't it be great if there was a resource that sifted through all the clutter and gave you exactly what you needed to know?  There is!!  We recently discovered a fabulous new resource for new moms-StrollerTraffic.

 StrollerTraffic is an addictive weekly email for moms with kids under the age of three—covering everything from new brands and brilliant inventions to emerging trends and controversial topics—all wrapped up in a smart, once-every-seven-days email that won't clog your inbox.
 
The witty little email has a huge following of magazine editors, fashion designers, and Hollywood types—it's been read by everyone from Kelly Rutherford to Carolina Zapf to Sarah Jessica Parker, who called herself a "devotee" of the site.
 
The StrollerTraffic editors interview well-known experts on everything from getting rid of toddler stains to the best educational toys for babies, and regularly chat with celebrity moms about things like the products they can't live without and the challenges of raising kids in the city.
 
New moms everywhere can receive StrollerTraffic's Every City edition (published on Tuesdays); to keep up on the latest in the Big Apple, subscribe to StrollerTraffic New York (published Mondays and Thursdays). Los Angeles and Dallas editions coming soon!  Be sure to sign up right away so you can be among the first to hear all about the latest swag and must-have baby & tot info.

StrollerTraffic: A New Mom’s Must-Have

As a new mom, you can easily become overwhelmed by all the baby information and products out there. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a resource that sifted through all the clutter and gave you exactly what you needed … »» Read the article

New moms (and dads) spend countless hours behind the baby stroller.  Just imagine if you could turn all those hours into a workout.  You'd lose those pregnancy pounds in no time.  Well now you can, with Love Handles.  The first and only product that turns your average baby stroller into a full body elliptical trainer.  With Summer and beach season at our doorstep, it's time to get back into shape.

Love Handles: Workout While Walking Baby

New moms (and dads) spend countless hours behind the baby stroller. Just imagine if you could turn all those hours into a workout. You’d lose those pregnancy pounds in no time. Well now you can, with Love Handles. The first … »» Read the article

Most moms love the invention of the baby carrier, allowing you to take baby with you wherever you go.  However, moms (and dads) have different opinions on how they prefer to carry baby.  Depending upon the activity, parents may prefer front facing in, front facing out, or on their back.  Moms love the flexibility of carriers which can accommodate all kinds of positions.  Meet the Freehand Baby Carrier, comfortable, versatile, and easy to use.

Freehand Baby Carrier: The Easy, Comfortable Way to Carry Baby

Most moms love the invention of the baby carrier, allowing you to take baby with you wherever you go. However, moms (and dads) have different opinions on how they prefer to carry baby. Depending upon the activity, parents may prefer … »» Read the article

Finding a perfect Father’s Day gift is never easy but finding that perfect gift for an expecting dad is nearly impossible. Socks and ties just don’t convey the right feeling. Gadgets seem too impersonal. You wish you could give him something that helps celebrate the arrival of his new baby but almost everything about pregnancy is for the mom. What about dad? 
 
The company Art Bellies specializes in pregnancy gifts perfect for dads. They offer easy-to-use pregnancy art kits that instantly turn any father-to-be into a Picasso. With only the materials provided in the kit, any dad can create stunning works of art using the silhouette of mom-to-be and her growing belly. The resulting life-size portraits are worthy of being displayed in the living room, nursery, home office or even the local art gallery. Finally, a way for the new father to be involved in the pregnancy.

Art Bellies Pregnancy Art Kit for Expecting Dads

Finding a perfect Father’s Day gift is never easy but finding that perfect gift for an expecting dad is nearly impossible. Socks and ties just don’t convey the right feeling. Gadgets seem too impersonal. You wish you could give him … »» Read the article

It's amazing how much gear a little tiny baby requires.  Changing pads, bibs, burp cloths, nursing covers, diaper bags, diapers and wipes pouches and the list goes on.  Just because you're carrying baby gear 24/7, doesn't mean you can't look chic while doing so.  Meet the designers over at Ajo Bebe who will outfit you in an amazing collection of baby gear decorated in incredibly fun, colorful, stylish patterns.

Ajo Bebe: Chic Baby Accessories

It’s amazing how much gear a little tiny baby requires. Changing pads, bibs, burp cloths, nursing covers, diaper bags, diapers and wipes pouches and the list goes on. Just because you’re carrying baby gear 24/7, doesn’t mean you can’t look … »» Read the article

Kids like to carry their toys and dolls with them wherever they go.  Keeping tracking of them, however, usually falls on the shoulders of mom or dad.  Carry Me Babies has just made parents' lives a little easier with its collection of t-shirts which allows kids to carry their favorite friend right on the front of the shirt.  A handy little pouch on the front of each shirt conveniently holds a small doll or teddy so it's always available when your child needs or wants it.

Carry Me Babies T-Shirts: Doll Carrier & Shirt in One

Kids like to carry their toys and dolls with them wherever they go. Keeping tracking of them, however, usually falls on the shoulders of mom or dad. Carry Me Babies has just made parents’ lives a little easier with its … »» Read the article

When buying shoes for little feet, many parents are looking for function and fashion.  Well, look no further!  At Shoes for Little Feet, your tot's feet will look good and feel good.  So whether your child is a future shoe princess or wants to tear up the town, you will find just the right pair.

This online children's shoe boutique offers a wide selection of stylish, comfortable and healthy footwear for infants, toddlers, and young children. You will find shoes from such leading brands as Umi, Primigi, Naturino, Pediped, See Kai Run, Eleven, Keen, Rileyroos, Skeanie, Bobux, Livie & Luca, Jack and Lily, Beeko, Garvalin, Vincent, and many others. Shoes for Little Feet only offers high quality products that are good for the development of your children's feet.

Adorable Shoes for Adorable Little Feet

When buying shoes for little feet, many parents are looking for function and fashion. Well, look no further! At Shoes for Little Feet, your tot’s feet will look good and feel good. So whether your child is a future shoe … »» Read the article

With Spring in the air, it’s impossible not to think ahead and wonder how to look your best in Summer’s hottest fashions. For many, that means it’s time to get your pre-Summer tan on. This year you can skip the hassle of fitting in a trip to the tanning booth and save your skin from damage with Smart Tan. 

Smart Tan covers any unwelcome blemishes, stretch marks, spider veins, birthmarks, Rosacea, tattoos and more, while giving you a safe and natural-looking tan without making you orange.

Get a Headstart on Your Tan with Smart Tan

With Spring in the air, it’s impossible not to think ahead and wonder how to look your best in Summer’s hottest fashions. For many, that means it’s time to get your pre-Summer tan on. This year you can skip the … »» Read the article