babies, children, parents

Baby Names, 2010 Parenting Trends & STOKKE just released the top baby names in 2009. Aidan was the top boys' name and Isabella was the top girl's name. Click here to find the top baby names of 2009 for both boys and girls. And if you're interested to see what singer Jennifer Hudson named her little boy, click here to find… Continue reading Baby Names, 2010 Parenting Trends & STOKKE

children, families, family, holidays, Parenting, parents

Printable Pumpkin Carving Stencils

If you're like me you do everything at the last minute. Have I bought a pumpkin, yet? No. Does that give me angst? A little. How do I plan on carving my pumpkin? With stencils!! Even though I haven't bought a pumpkin yet I have done my due diligence to find stencils to make a… Continue reading Printable Pumpkin Carving Stencils

babies, child health, children, health, news, Parenting, parents

Speak Now For Kids Raises Awareness About Health Reform

Did you know eight percent of all children in America do not have health insurance? That's about 11 million children nationwide. That's too many. Spearheaded by the National Association of Children’s Hospitals (N.A.C.H.), leading children’s organizations are gearing up to launch a grassroots mobilization campaign asking Congress and the Obama Administration to make health care… Continue reading Speak Now For Kids Raises Awareness About Health Reform

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Chicago Museum Recreates Harry Potter

I'm not a huge lover of Harry Potter films, although my daughters certainly are. I do, however, remember in the Chamber of Secrets the unforgettable scene when the second year students learned all about the mandrakes by their teacher Pomona Sprout. Now for those who live in Chicago, the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry… Continue reading Chicago Museum Recreates Harry Potter

babies, Pampers, Parenting, parents

Pampers Mommy and Daddy Blogger Event 2.0 — Final Recap

It's been a week since I attended the Pampers Mommy and Daddy Blogger Event 2.0. For me, I absolutely love getting a behind-the-scenes look at companies to form a clear understanding about the philosophy behind the products they make, how their products best help me as a mom, and how they, as a company, impact… Continue reading Pampers Mommy and Daddy Blogger Event 2.0 — Final Recap

books, children's books, kids, Parenting, parents, reading

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Pop-Up Book

By now we've all read The Very Hungry Caterpillar and if you haven't you really should! It is indeed one of the best children's books of all time. It's allure? Eric Carle used nature and simplicity to create pure literary magic. The Very Hungry Caterpillar is akin to The Cat in the Hat; it's obligatory… Continue reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar Pop-Up Book

essence, mothers, parents, women

Essence’s February Issue + Mahogany Butterfly

If you aren't a subscriber to Essence magazine, the February issue is one to pick up on the newsstand.  You'll like their beauty picks, Fab in a Flash, and Cheap & Chic sections. The Essence editors did a fabulous job picking products that will make us look beautiful, but won't make us break the bank!… Continue reading Essence’s February Issue + Mahogany Butterfly

babies, Parenting, parents, tips, todders

Save on Earth’s Best Organic Baby Food

When my girls were babies I fed them as organically as I could. After all, it is very expensive to buy organic products. And now that the economy is out of whack, organic products from produce to soap cost a lot.  Earth's Best, the first and only full line of organic baby food, has recognized… Continue reading Save on Earth’s Best Organic Baby Food

families, Parenting, parents

Adventures By Disney: European Alps – Alpine Magic

In the first of eight posts about Adventures by Disney, I will take a look at Disney's European Alps - Alpine Magic destination trip for families. Adventures by Disney is expanding its list of itineraries by eight new destinations in 2009. According to Disney you can experience the Alps like never before with private tour… Continue reading Adventures By Disney: European Alps – Alpine Magic