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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

Tried, Tested & True: Another Way To Stretch Your Dollars

Tried, Tested & True: Another Way To Stretch Your Dollars

When deciding what diapers I would use on my firstborn, I learned one important thing, cloth diapers have a bad rap. I actually had people warn me to “be careful” because I needed to have a bucket full of water … »» Read the article

Product Review: Stuk On U

Product Review: Stuk On U

Stuk On U is the first and only baby sleep-n-playwear that opens and closes with soft to the touch Velcro. Created by savvy mompreneur, Jeanine Altreche, when she developed Carpal Tunnel in her hand and it became extremely painful to … »» Read the article