Books
Wed 03.13

Different Like Coco: History of a Heroine

Truthfully, I bought this book more for myself than for my tots, but fortunately, my older daughter who is almost 8 enjoyed it just as much as I did (the suggested target age group is grades 2 – 6). In it, author and illustrator Elizabeth Matthews gives a narrative history of Coco Chanel beginning with […]

Fri 02.22

The Fashion Coloring Book: Artistic Differences

This unique coloring book is the perfect canvas for a budding fashionista. Its creators Carol Chu and Lulu Chang list the age range as 12 and up, but it’s never too early to get your tot’s fashion education going. With illustrations from over 50 designers, including household names like Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Jacobs, Alexander […]

Wed 02.20

The Book Snob: Read Along

My friend’s daughter has just started up a great new book blog. The name? Book Snob, of course! At the tender age of nine, she’s breaking onto the literary scene with a critical eye, a sense of humor, and just plain good taste (a true Snob essential). Each week, this voracious reader will post a review […]

Wed 02.13

Eeboo Paper Dolls: Let’s Play Dress-Up

No matter how far technology advances, some things from the past will always remain special. Case in point? Paper dolls. They have been around for centuries, beginning in Asian religious rituals and evolving all the way into the wildly popular children’s paper dolls of the 1920’s. The reason they remain relevant is because of how […]

Fri 11.30

Pajama and Book Set: Bedtime Without Bedlam

The Books to Bed pajama and book sets are some of the best gifts for tots. Why? Because when a gift can be given to a child that also helps a parent, it’s a win for everyone. These get tots excited for their bedtimes (when does that ever happen?) and engage them in reading. I […]

Mon 11.19

How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah? And Merry Christmas?

The holidays are a challenging balancing act – you want to spoil your tots but you’ve also got to set limits. They get so overexcited that it can be hard to keep them under control. I’ve heard that if you video your tots during tantrums and then show them the footage, they’ll be surprised by […]

Thu 08.16

BookPig: Rent-A-Book

This very clever website is like Netflix for books. In just three easy steps – Request, Read, Return – you’ve practically got a new library at home for your tots. You sign up for membership based on how many books you want to rent at a time, and the prices vary based on that. You […]

Mon 06.18

Dwell Studio Elephant Bookend: Book Buddy

When it comes to our tots and expanding their world, there are few things more important than books – and these days there are so many clever ways to store them. Dwell Studio has created an adorable lacquered elephant-shaped bookend, to make even the most miniature of growing libraries all the more inviting. In muted […]

Mon 06.11

The Kiss Box: A Kiss Away From Home

It kills me every time I have to go on a trip. Leaving my tots is the single hardest part of being a working mom, so I do whatever I can to lessen the blow, for my tots and myself. I’m usually guilted into promising to bring home anything they want. (They ask for things […]