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Kate Hudson's tot, Ryder Robinson, enjoys some outdoor fun while sporting the Rabbit Food tee from HatchlingKids.com.  The t-shirt depicts a rabbit having just devoured his veggies hoping to inspire the wearer to do the same.  Madonna's son, David, wore the same tee when visiting Malawi a few months ago.

Hatchling Kids: Fun, Organic Tees

Kate Hudson’s tot, Ryder Robinson, enjoys some outdoor fun while sporting the Rabbit Food tee from HatchlingKids.com. The t-shirt depicts a rabbit having just devoured his veggies hoping to inspire the wearer to do the same. Madonna’s son, David, wore … »» Read the article

Have you ever worn a piece of jewelry that EVERYONE commented on?  I found out quickly, that I (or should I say my necklace) was on everyone's radar when I wore my calendar necklace from Dalla Nonna Jewelry.  This exquisite piece features a calendar month on a delicate chain with a beautiful sapphire placed on a date of your choosing (birthday, kids birthday, anniversary, etc.).

The calendar necklace is Dalla Nonna's signature piece, it exemplifies Dalla Nonna's blend of tradition and trend by combining vintage chic with modern elegance.  Each piece is executed in 14k gold (rose, yellow or white) or sterling silver. And it allows the wearer to keep a special date close to her heart. 

Dalla Nonna translates (from Italian) to mean "from the grandmother" and is designed by Rebecca Richards and Jessica Bohrer, who are lawyers by day and jewelry designers by night.  Inspired by vintage pieces handed down from their mothers and grandmothers, Becca and Jess fell in love with the idea of taking something old and making it new again. 

Tinseltown moms Courteney Cox and Jessica Alba are among the many who have fallen in love with this necklace!

Dalla Nonna: Calendar Necklace

Have you ever worn a piece of jewelry that EVERYONE commented on? I found out quickly, that I (or should I say my necklace) was on everyone’s radar when I wore my calendar necklace from Dalla Nonna Jewelry. This exquisite … »» Read the article

California Baby: I Love You Bath Collection

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the most fragrant way with California Baby’s I Love You collection, specially blended to encourage relaxation and relieve tension. Consisting of aromatherapy spritzer, massage oil, and bubble bath, California Baby is as much fun for mom … »» Read the article

Nic's Sticks from Nicole by OPI, the on-the-go manicure, are the perfect fun and affordable Valentine's Day gift! This go-anywhere nail polish pen comes in an array of marvelously hip shades. Nic's Sticks enable women to achieve salon-perfect manicures in an instant, thanks to their "pump, paint and go" process.

Nic’s Sticks: The On-the-Go Manicure

Nic’s Sticks from Nicole by OPI, the on-the-go manicure, are the perfect fun and affordable Valentine’s Day gift! This go-anywhere nail polish pen comes in an array of marvelously hip shades. Nic’s Sticks enable women to achieve salon-perfect manicures in … »» Read the article

Designed to nourish, protect and replenish especially sensitive and delicate skin, Noodle & Boo offers a complete organic skin care approach for babies and kids.  From the tops of their heads to the tips of their toes, baby's skin should be tended to carefully.  With a complete collection of care products including shampoo, body wash, bubble bath, soap, diaper ointment, and sunscreen, Noodle & Boo makes sure all of baby's skin care needs are met.

Noodle & Boo: Sensitive Skin Care for Mom & Baby

Designed to nourish, protect and replenish especially sensitive and delicate skin, Noodle & Boo offers a complete organic skin care approach for babies and kids. From the tops of their heads to the tips of their toes, baby’s skin should … »» Read the article

BestEver: Animal-themed Baby Mats

It’s not always easy for on-the-go parents to find a clean and cozy place for little ones to catch some ZZZs while traveling or visiting friends and family. BESTEVER’s line of animal-themed Baby Mats™ creates an instant and portable 31-inch … »» Read the article

The classic yellow rubber ducky is no longer just for the tub.  Now, thanks to Celebriducks, they're available in a wide range of colors, patterns, and themes.  These fun favorites have become a collector's item for kids and adults alike.  Just in time for Valentine's Day, the company introduced it's latest addition, Cocoa Canard, French for chocolate duck.

Cocoa Canard: V-day Chocolate Rubber Ducky

The classic yellow rubber ducky is no longer just for the tub. Now, thanks to Celebriducks, they’re available in a wide range of colors, patterns, and themes. These fun favorites have become a collector’s item for kids and adults alike. … »» Read the article

Proud to be a mom?  Don't just say it, wear it!  ProMom Couture offers moms a fun, stylish way to celebrate motherhood with a line of tees, tanks, and accessories featuring themes like Grateful Mom, Peace Love Mom, Happy Mum, Good Karma Mom and more.  

Super comfy and super cute, these tees allow moms to wear their mom pride and communicate the message that moms are beautiful, vital, healthy, balanced and comfortable with the choices they are making in life.  Founder and mom, Vicki-Stern Brown told Celebrity Baby Scoop, "The reason that I started Promom was to deliver a message.  I felt so passionately that the 'mommy wars' were absurd! I wanted moms to feel comfortable to define motherhood however they saw fit. It does not matter if a mother is a doctor, mechanic, engineer, PTA president, school crossing guard, CEO, or carpool mom. Whether a mom works inside or outside the home, for pay or not for pay, what matters is that we celebrate each and every mother."

Hollywood moms including Kate Hudson, Cindy Crawford, and Juliana Margulies, have been spotted around town sporting their favorite ProMom Couture tee.

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Promom Couture: T-shirts that Celebrate Motherhood

Proud to be a mom? Don’t just say it, wear it! ProMom Couture offers moms a fun, stylish way to celebrate motherhood with a line of tees, tanks, and accessories featuring themes like Grateful Mom, Peace Love Mom, Happy Mum, … »» Read the article

Verymeri is a fun, trendy kids T-shirt collection, featuring designs that have been created by kids of all ages. This online boutique hosts online design contests for kids all over the world.  Kids submit ideas for tees, vote on their favorite and the winning designs are made available for purchase on the company's site.  These young designers receive 3% of sales of their design and an additional percentage benefits the charity of the designer's choice.  An incredible concept that teaches kids about philanthropy and entrepreneurship at a young age.

With themes like "Be Buddies Not Bullies", "Text Me", "Equality", "Peace Dude" and "Conserve", it's amazing to see how kids express their thoughts, emotions and feelings about issues facing the world today.  Verymeri encourages self-expression, creativity and building confidence among children while promoting messages of joy, love, social responsibility and, of course, fun!

We fell in love with the "Text Me" tee, designed by 9-year old Zianna from the San Fernando Valley.  This newest addition to the Verimeri collection is sure to connect with the younger generation, featuring a number of the most commonly used texting symbols.  A percentage of the proceeds goes to Zianna's chosen charity of Autism Speaks.

Tinseltown moms including Kourtney Kardashian, Kendra Wilkinson, and Reese Witherspoon couldn't wait to get their hands on these hip little tees.

Verymeri Tees: Designed by Kids for Kids

Verymeri is a fun, trendy kids T-shirt collection, featuring designs that have been created by kids of all ages. This online boutique hosts online design contests for kids all over the world. Kids submit ideas for tees, vote on their … »» Read the article

Looking for accessories that are on trend, but not saturated via mass market chains?  Celebrity Baby Scoop has found a fun, niche, online boutique based in Paris, (ok now we KNOW they're on trend), that specializes in must-have essentials for your wardrobe.  Je Ne Sais Quoi (meant to call to mind the French expression "that certain something" or that certain "I don't know what...") puts together seasonal looks featuring 5 must-have items made of edgy, yet elegant accessories created by up-and-coming designers from all over the world. 


The company recently sent me the Catherine Michiels Holy Trinity Bracelet in honor of the upcoming Valentine's Day holiday.  The inscription on the back of one of the charms reads "I'll Never Stop Loving You" making it the perfect Valentine's Day gift (have you left out your hint hint list yet?)  The Holy Trinity is the symbol of love, protection, enlightenment, spiritual awakening and peace, in the form of the Always, the Mudra and the Lotus pendants. The Mudra pendant, a hand with a 1.2 pt diamond in the palm, protects against the evil eye. The Always pendant with the love inscription inspires loving yourself first, then going on to love others while The Lotus is the symbol of purity, peace and enlightenment.  All three pendants are made of sterling silver and and come on a silk tie which can be worn as either a bracelet or a necklace.  You may select up to two additional ties with each bracelet purchase. 


No matter what your vision, focus, mantra, intention, this designer has a charm for each one.  Each of Catherine's 20 different charms has a special meaning envisioned by the designer herself.  Other bracelets in the collection include: the Gold Zinnia (for absent friends/family), Le Petit Max (good luck), the Lily de Paris (innocence, purity and perfection) among others. Ideal for both casual and dressy occasions, wearing jewelry that's made and worn with intention and soul, tends to draw attention and, in my experience, many compliments! 


Catherine Michiels is a Belgian, L.A.-based designer with a loyal celebrity following including big names such as : Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, and Julia Roberts all of whom have become fans of the spiritual bracelets. 


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Catherine Michiels: Inspirational Holy Trinity Bracelet

Looking for accessories that are on trend, but not saturated via mass market chains? Celebrity Baby Scoop has found a fun, niche, online boutique based in Paris, (ok now we KNOW they’re on trend), that specializes in must-have essentials for … »» Read the article

One of the hottest products in educational toys this year are the Kimochis...toys with feelings inside. The perfect gift for toddlers (and their parents).  With an already strong following, even celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Gwen Stefani and Jennifer Garner can't resist!  This brand has also been awarded the Creative Child Magazine 2009 Seal of Excellence and Best Vacation Products by Dr. Toy. 

Kimochi (key.moch.ee) means feeling in Japanese.  And that's what this brand is all about.  Feelings can be messy and, using the Kimochi characters, kids can get in touch with their own emotions in a fun and comfortable way while at the same time communicating what they're feeling to their parents.  These tactile, interactive toys come in a range of characters including Cloud, Huggtopus, Cat, Lovey, and Bug.  Each interactive Kimochi has a pouch to store its feelings-felt cushions in bright colors with a facial expression on one side and the name of the emotion on the other side. Children learn by placing the cushion that best matches their feelings into their Kimochi and sharing the experience. The process calms, comforts and instills confidence.

Kimochi: Emotion & Feeling Toys

One of the hottest products in educational toys this year are the Kimochis…toys with feelings inside. The perfect gift for toddlers (and their parents). With an already strong following, even celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Gwen Stefani and Jennifer Garner can’t … »» Read the article

Yes, it's now uber cool to walk around with a lollipop!  At least if it's a couture lollipop from Sugar Factory!  This candy, chocolate and gift basket boutique, with a flagship location at the Mirage in Las Vegas, has made lollipops a couture trend.  With a long list of celebrity fans, including Kim Kardashian, Britney Spears, Denise Richards, Tori Spelling, Sting, Kelly Rutherford, and the list continues, Couture Pops with their bejeweled handles have literally become a fashion accessory.  Choose from yummy flavors such as creamy orange, watermelon, pina colada, green apple and more, all with reusable handles in a variety of "bling" finishes to match any mood, occasion or outfit.

Beyond lollipops, Sugar Factory offers an incredible assortment of confectionery gifts for all kinds of occasions including birthdays, new baby, get well, holidays, romance, and more.  And, wow, do they ever make an impact!  I was the lucky recipient of their new baby boy and baby girl gift baskets which arrived impeccably packed and chocked full of everyone's favorites.  Each festive basket was filled with super sized swirl lollipops, jelly beans, popcorn crunch, gourmet chocolates, crispy cupcakes, fudge fortune cookies, chocolate cigars, along with the company's signature rubber ducky.  Even the baskets themselves were impressive and could easily be used to store diapers, wipes and other baby necessities after the gourmet goodies are long gone.

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Sugar Factory: Couture Lollipops & Sweet Tooth Gifts

Yes, it’s now uber cool to walk around with a lollipop! At least if it’s a couture lollipop from Sugar Factory! This candy, chocolate and gift basket boutique, with a flagship location at the Mirage in Las Vegas, has made … »» Read the article

As a mom, I am forever on the lookout for innovative and creative toys for my kids. Kushies is renowned for their quality children's products and their toy line Zolo is nothing short of fantastic! Inspired by EQ, the Theory of Emotional Intelligence and created with the guidance of child development experts, Zolo's toy design is said to stimulate the function of more brain cells than traditional baby products. 

  Winner of 5 awards and recommended for ages 0-100, Kushies Stacrobats Magnetic Stacking Acrobats help to build imagination, dexterity and independent play. From the cute figures right down to the carry case they come in, Stacrobats is an all-round winner. 

This fun set includes 5 fun and colorful magnetic figures, 3 magnetic balls and a powerful magnetic base which becomes the "stage platform". The base also doubles as a carrying case with a see through "window" and zipper closure. 

Both my 3-year-old and 9-month-old daughters had so much fun creating their own little Acrobatic circus! The stripes and bold colors grabbed my youngest daughter's attention and she was just as fascinated with the whole balancing concept as her older sister. 

Stacrobats also encourages:

·          Explorative play

·          Flexible thinking

·          Self-expression
           
·           Creativity 

·          Self-confidence

·          Hand & eye coordination


I have to say one of my favorite things about this toy is how everything fits neatly in the carrying case. Being able to bring something like this while traveling is definitely a bonus!

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Tried, Tested & True: Kushies Stacrobats

As a mom, I am forever on the lookout for innovative and creative toys for my kids. Kushies is renowned for their quality children’s products and their toy line Zolo is nothing short of fantastic! Inspired by EQ, the Theory … »» Read the article

Appaman has been favored by a long list of celebrity parents since its launch in 2003.  Inspired by the "mean streets of Brooklyn" Appaman's Fall & Winter 2009 collection has caused such a stir, some of the pieces are already sold out! 

I'm not one to buy countless outfits for my girls as it can get expensive so I really appreciated how all of the pieces in each collection intermingled and worked so well together! 

My 9-month old daughter looks city chic in her Princess Kitten Tee paired with the Cloud Cardigan, Black Leggings and Lipstick Punker Cord Skirt. I have interchanged all of the items creating 4 different looks. 

The selection for boys is also very impressive. Its no wonder Appaman has become such a wardrobe staple for the children of Gwen Stefani,  Victoria Beckham, Liv Tyler, Gwenyth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt. 

Just last week we saw Ryder Robinson wearing Appaman's Black Puffy Coat while out for a stroll in New York City with his mom Kate Hudson.

From funky coats to hip denim and graphic tees, Appaman delivers urban and edgy designer wear for cool kids.  Be sure to check out their website for a list of in-store and online retailers!

Appaman: Urban Designer Wear For Kids

Appaman has been favored by a long list of celebrity parents since its launch in 2003. Inspired by the “mean streets of Brooklyn” Appaman’s Fall & Winter 2009 collection has caused such a stir, some of the pieces are already … »» Read the article

If you are a mom-to-be or if you know someone who is currently expecting their first child, The Laugh & Learn DVDs are a must have.

Sheri Bayles has been teaching classes for over 20 years and after watching her Laugh & Learn programs,  it is easy to see why they have become the #1 DVD classes for pregnant couples in America. 

Jennifer Hudson, Isla Fisher, Brooke Shields, Jennifer Lopez and Jessica Alba are just a few celebrity moms who are fans of the Laugh & Learn classes!

The first program in this series, Laugh & Learn About Childbirth (2 DVD set) is split up into 6 fun, 45 minute sessions which include:

Laugh & Learn DVDS: Informative & Entertaining

If you are a mom-to-be or if you know someone who is currently expecting their first child, The Laugh & Learn DVDs are a must have. Sheri Bayles has been teaching classes for over 20 years and after watching her … »» Read the article

Looking for a pair of stylish  shoes for your little diva? pediped™ has her toes covered!

This year award winning shoe company pediped™,  has introduced a new arrival to their Original's line, "The Fall/Winter Couture Collection".  Designed exclusively for your little fashionista, these Safari-inspired shoes  are the ultimate in style and sophistication. 

pediped™ Originals are designed for infants and toddlers as the "next best thing to bare feet". The entire shoe is made entirely of non-toxic premium grade leather and the soles are hand stitched to provide ample ventilation. I love how the soft, cushioned leather insoles provide extra comfort and protection to my little one's feet! 

Their Fall/Winter Couture Shoe Collection is a limited edition and are available in the following embossed colors and styles :

Audrey - Black Snakeskin 

Gabriella - Metallic Pink Snakeskin (This style was worn by Tori Spelling's daughter Stella during the launch of Tori's new clothing line Little Maven)

Jules - Gold Snakeskin 

Nadia - Red Crocodile 

They available in sizes:  0-3 months, 6-12, 12-18 and 18-24 months. 

My 8-month-old daughter loves her Gabriella shoes and is enchanted with the metallic pink color.  Regardless of whether she wears a dress or jeans, these little shoes go beautifully! 

To purchase directly or for a list of retailers please check out pediped™.

Pediped: The Couture Collection

Looking for a pair of stylish shoes for your little diva? pediped™ has her toes covered! This year award winning shoe company pediped™, has introduced a new arrival to their Original’s line, “The Fall/Winter Couture Collection”. Designed exclusively for your … »» Read the article

I vaguely recall my first time ever coming across the word "LOL," my introduction to the brand new abbreviated computer/cell phone language, wondering what it meant. I certainly didn't realize at that time how often these short form words would be used in my future! Times have changed, and now many of us use these slang abbreviations in our daily life via emails and texting. Some of us have caught on more quickly than others, and mom of twin girls Carla Dickinson was one mama to catch on fast! Carla has designed a cute new product line, Text Message Baby, that puts the “Text” language to the forefront, with cute sayings on baby onesies. Not only are the onesies soft and organic, but the color selection is large as well! The packaging, designed to appear as a flip cell phone, is the perfect finishing touch for this great product.

Check out Text Message Baby, and view the complete line of adorable and eco-friendly baby onesies!

Tried, Tested & True: Text Message Baby Organic Onesies

I vaguely recall my first time ever coming across the word “LOL,” my introduction to the brand new abbreviated computer/cell phone language, wondering what it meant. I certainly didn’t realize at that time how often these short form words would … »» Read the article

Tried, Tested & True: The Step 2 Canopy Wagon

Tried, Tested & True: The Step 2 Canopy Wagon

At many points in my short time as a parent, I have searched for ways that could possibly make my life a little easier. As my children are growing a bit older, they are less inclined to want to be … »» Read the article

Bummis Organic Cotton Kit - Cloth Diapering From Scratch

Bummis Organic Cotton Kit – Cloth Diapering From Scratch

Not very long ago cloth diapers were a thing of the past. Thanks to companies like Montreal, Canada based Bummis, cloth diapers have made a comeback in a huge way. Bummis, who have been making cloth diapering simple for parents … »» Read the article

Tried, Tested & True: A Shawl For All Seasons

Tried, Tested & True: A Shawl For All Seasons

It has been one of the most prominent fashion accessories this year, and celebrities are spotted wearing them frequently. Pashmina’s, or shawls if you will, are all the rage these days, and thanks to Naturally Knotty, they can be worn … »» Read the article

Tried, Tested & True: Melissa & Doug's Art Easel

Tried, Tested & True: Melissa & Doug’s Art Easel

When I was on the search for an art center, I had come across many different brands and styles. I was having a difficult time deciding which one I would purchase, until I came across the Melissa & Doug Deluxe … »» Read the article

Summer Toys: A Sand Play Set Built To Last

Summer Toys: A Sand Play Set Built To Last

I have not had children for very long, but I can’t tell you the number of plastic sand pails I have witnessed destroyed between my son, and my sometimes destructive Labrador Retriever! I have watched the handles break off quickly … »» Read the article

Tried, Tested & True: Baby Brain iPhone App

Tried, Tested & True: Baby Brain iPhone App

The perfect app has been created for us busy moms! Baby Brain is the iPhone parenting app that the media (including Forbes), popular mommy blogs, and parenting communities are all talking about. It allows parents to easily time and log … »» Read the article

Charcoal BBQ's: Grilling Up A Gift For Dad

Charcoal BBQ’s: Grilling Up A Gift For Dad

Father’s Day always coincides with the beginning of summer, so a new barbecue it is a perfect gift idea for a dad that loves to cook! For those in search of a new barbecue, there is one thing that has … »» Read the article

Tried, Tested & True: Klean Kanteen, Water Bottle Extraordinaire

Tried, Tested & True: Klean Kanteen, Water Bottle Extraordinaire

It was just over a year ago that we began to really hear the term “Bisphenol-A” or “BPA,” and we went from feeling good about using plastic water bottles, which at the time seemed an appropriate option for a drink … »» Read the article