Monday, December 27, 2010

Kissy Kissy Honk Honk! Line Now Available at

Your little car enthusiast will love the new Honk Honk Collection from Kissy Kissy! This adorable line features buses, police cars, parking signs, traffic lights, construction vehicles and much more. This would make a great gift for any little boy. Made with 100% soft Pima cotton.

View the Honk Honk collection, as well as nearly 100 lines from Kissy Kissy at

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Before parenthood, couples head to 'babymoons'

Babymoons have been a travel trend for several years, according to Frommer's, the vacation guide publisher, even though the term is unfamiliar to many. It is generally defined as a last chance for parents-to-be to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect before life is overrun with diaper bags and sippy cups. A babymoon can also be taken after the baby is born as a time to bond with the infant.

Monday, December 20, 2010

When Is My Baby Ready To...

There may be very clear guidelines for much of newborn care, but once my baby was out of the first stages of infancy, things became a lot murkier. Suddenly I had a million new questions, and the answers weren't exactly obvious. "So, is it okay... now?" I found myself wondering every few weeks. Will it be safe when she reaches a certain age? Weight? Developmental stage?

In this article, pediatricians -- experienced moms themselves -- share what you need to know about safe sleeping, eating, playing, and more.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

How much sleep do kids need?

Bedtime routines are important for children. Regardless of age, regular schedules and bedtime rituals greatly impact our ability to obtain sound sleep and function at our best. When it comes to children, this is especially true. Establishing and maintaining good sleep habits helps your child fall asleep, stay asleep, and awake rested and refreshed. It may also prevent future sleep problems. Good sleep habits can not only take the stress out of bedtime, but can help make it the special time it should be for you and your child.

There are no hard-and-fast rules for bedtime, and as always, there is individual variation. Your child is unique. If your routine is working, then it is probably best for you. That said, some approaches work better than others, and the following guidelines have been shown to be effective.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Kissy Kissy Jungle Pals Collection Now Available at

Lions, monkeys, giraffes, elephants - on my! Kissy Kissy's adorable Jungle Pals collections features all these animals and more.

Combining the softest 100% Pima Cotton with signature prints, Kissy Kissy Baby Clothes the Sweetest Basics around. is proud to offer the largest selection of Kissy Kissy Basic and Premier lines.

Check out the Jungle Pals line today!

Thursday, December 09, 2010

American Baby Cover Contest

Enter photos of your baby in the American Baby Cover Contest by December 18, 2010. Five finalists will each receive $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to New York City to be photographed for an upcoming issue of American Baby Magazine. One child will appear on the cover. To enter, your child must be between 3 months and 2 years of age.

Monday, December 06, 2010

MommyPR Review

New Review of Atterdag Kids from Mommy PR. Check it out at
"Atterdag Kid’s boutique offers a HUGE selection of many name brand lines. It was a really hard decision to pick out the items I would like to buy and then slim them down lol so I sent a few requests and this is what I got..... More..."

Mommy PR Review By TaraTodd

Now available: Wes and Willy - I'm so Board LS Tee

Now available at, the Wes and Willy - I'm so Board long-sleeve t-shirt would make a great Christmas gift for any boy in your life. Made with 100% cotton, this brown t-shirt features colorful surf boards on the front. Wes and Willy features stylish activewear for boys 6 months to 14 years.

Check out the Wes and Willy collection today!

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Get the white out of baby's first foods, pediatrician says

Concerned about increasing childhood obesity and growing rates of diabetes, some pediatricians want to change how babies eat.

Pediatrician Alan Greene is encouraging parents to abandon white rice cereal in favor of more nutritious brown rice cereals or even a homemade brown rice mash or vegetable purée. He is concerned that babies are getting hooked on the taste of highly processed white rice and flour, which could set them up for a lifetime of bad habits, such as a weakness for cakes and cookies.

Read the full article.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Too many families and not enough time? Maybe it's time to rethink the holiday shuffle

Overwhelming family demands can sour holiday spirits faster than week-old eggnog. Even reasonable families on good terms are rife with holiday expectations, forcing many people to face an unpleasant choice between disappointing loved ones and losing their minds.

How do you cope when everyone wants dibs on your precious holiday time? Read the full article to find out!

Monday, November 29, 2010

New Blog Review of Atterdag Kids

Atterdag Kids does it again! They carry of some of the most adorable high-end clothes for your children! Just a minute or two on their website and you'll be filling up that shopping cart! .........

Click Here to read entire review and to enter to win a $50 Gift Card giveaway.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Diaper Bag Giveaway - Sponsored by Atterdag Kids

Atterdag Kids is sponsoring a Sweepstakes to win a "Petunia Pickle Bottom" Diaper Bag that retails for $170. Contest is from 11/27 to 12/10/2010. You can enter by visiting Atterdag Kids' Facebook page, or if not a Facebook member, click this link.

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Now available at Baby's First Christmas Collection from Kissy Kissy

Just in time for Christmas, is now featuring Baby's First Christmas Collection from Kissy Kissy. This line, made with 100% Pima cotton, would make a perfect gift for the holiday season.

Check out Baby's First Christmas Collection, as well as the other lines from Kissy Kissy today!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Children can travel well, but it takes patience and planning

Parents often leave for the holidays with visions of warm family dinners, twinkling lights, mugs of cocoa.

But they frequently return home in a state of near-collapse, worn out by screaming meltdowns, endless airport delays and, for the truly unlucky, in-flight sickness.

While no one can guarantee a perfect holiday, seasoned travelers say a little preparation and a good attitude can help smooth any turbulence.

Read the full article.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Lessen Your Stress and Enjoy the Holidays

It seems that every year the potentially-joyous holiday season inevitably turns stressful. Between getting family together, traveling, shopping, cooking and trying to make everything special, there is so much to do -- and so many emotional blow-ups to avoid. While the holidays can bring back happy childhood memories, they can just as easily be the occasion for behavior patterns that have caused tension in the past. So be prepared.

Here’s is a list of typical emotional landmines that people stumble upon at this time of year, and the best ways to avoid them, so you can enjoy a more relaxed holiday season.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Go Green at With Sage Creek Organics

If you are looking for an eco-friendly gift, Sage Creek Organics is the perfect fit for you! Sage Creek Organics features organic cotton baby clothes, children's clothes and baby bedding. Absolutely no chemicals or pesticides are used in the entire growing and manufacturing process. All dyes are eco-friendly and no finishing agents are used on our organic baby clothes fabric. They start with 100% organic and finish 100% organic!

Featured here is this picture is the Forest Friend Jumpsuit. View more from Sage Creek Organics.

Friday, November 12, 2010

The Best Baby Toys of 2010

Christmas is around the corner, and many of us are looking for the best toys to give as gifts. So what are they? Well, had dozens of tots try the newest playthings -- and voted with their smiles and giggles.

Here, 15 that are sure to entertain!

Monday, November 08, 2010

Coping with an active child - Could It Be ADHD?

Work has been intense, and all you want to do is snuggle up with your 4-year-old and read Where the Wild Things Are. Except he’s running around like one of the Wild Things—as usual. And his preschool teacher can’t get him to sit still either. Are most little kids this hyper?

Read the full article.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Juicy Couture - Velour Love Batik Hoodie

Now available at, the Juicy Couture Velour Love Batik Hoodie has a Glitter Heart on Chest and Love is Printed on Right Sleeve. It also features a classic silver "J" zipper pull. This would make a great gift!

Check it out today at

Monday, November 01, 2010

25 Things to Do With All That Halloween Candy

Halloween is over, but many of us have more leftover candy than we know what to do with. Thankfully, provides 25 creative suggestions of what you can do with all of the leftover treats.

Read the full article.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

What's Worth Worrying About On Halloween

Maybe you’ve heard the urban legends: razor blades in poisoned apples, child abductors that stalk costumed kids, germ-filled trick-or-treat bowls. So which Halloween horror stories should you take seriously, and which should you relax about?

This article presents the scoop.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

New from Kissy Kissy - Chocolate Blossoms!

This beautiful print with delicate pink and brown flowers will look great on your little one. Made with 100% soft Pima cotton, some of the pieces feature hand smocking.

Check out this line, along with all of Kissy Kissy's other latest lines at

Friday, October 22, 2010

Children's Fears: Simply Spooked or Serious Phobia?

Halloween tends to bring scary subjects to the surface -- especially for kids. A normal part of life, childhood fears typically arise out of an upsetting experience (like being bitten by a dog), hearing or seeing something disturbing, or they can simply be conjured up in your child’s imagination.

Fears that don’t seriously interfere with your child’s life -- the fears your little one learns to cope with -- can actually be a healthy thing. They cause a child to become more cautious and resilient when dealing with life's difficult situations. But when does a fear become something more? Those that prompt kids to significantly alter their lives are considered phobias. For instance, concerns that make your child want to avoid places (like school) or daily activities (like bathing, sleeping, eating) should be addressed by a mental health professional.

Here, seven common fright-inducers -- and how to help your child overcome them.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Stop Fighting with Your Teen

I won't pull any punches: I hate fighting. I'll do anything to avoid confrontation, even if that includes pretending I don't notice the half-eaten bagel with cream cheese that has been sitting on my daughter's nightstand for two weeks. But it turns out I'm not doing my kids any favors. Fighting — done fairly — delivers a huge payoff: a stronger relationship with your child, and the confidence that comes from knowing you've equipped her with emotional survival skills that will last a lifetime.

Read the full article.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

New at - The Forest Fun Line from Zutano!

The colorful aesthetic and heartwarming ethic of Zutano was born out of the talent and dedication of one creative new mom and dad. Over the years, Zutano has matured, refining the essentials of its charter mission and blossoming into an extraordinary force in the children's clothing industry.

The Forest Fun line features a variety of fun animals that you would find in the forest. Made with 100% Cotton. View the Forest Fun Long Sleeve Bodysuit.

Monday, October 11, 2010

CyberSafe: Protecting and Empowering Kids in the Digital World

Most kids have their first digital experience with e-mail. There isn't an accepted "right" age for a first e-mail account, and there are many variables to consider. For young kids, e-mail accounts can be tricky because they don't always understand the ins and outs of their use.

The anonymity of the online world is where the danger begins and keeps on going. As adults, we usually recognize the dangers of being separated by a computer even when the person on the other end is known to us. At the same time, how tempting it can be to shoot from the hip and just rattle off an unedited, uncensored e-mail! That does occur, doesn't it? If we as adults recognize how tempting it can be to send those sorts of communications and how difficult it can be to tap into the restraint to not respond when we receive an inflammatory communication, imagine how difficult it is for a developing child at any age.

Read the full article.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

New! Kissy Kissy Dino Slide Collection

New from Kissy Kissy, the Dino Slide collection is perfect for your little boy. This line features an adorable bear sliding down the back of a playful dinosaur. Made with 100% soft Pima cotton. features one of the largest selections of Kissy Kissy around. Check out all of the Kissy Kissy lines by clicking here.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Using movement to raise happier kids

A stream of Mozart wafting from your baby’s CD player may be soothing, but the jury’s still out on whether classical music makes babies smarter. You may want to add a bit of Beyoncé to your baby’s playlist, because the latest research shows that it’s the beat, rather than melody, that gets infants going.

Babies coordinate their movement to the tempo and rhythm of music, and they find this even more engaging than hearing people talk.

Read the full article.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

New from Magnolia Baby - Over the Moon

The designs from Magnolia Baby are subtle and sophisticated, with no detail overlooked. Only the highest grade pima cotton is used and the most delicate of hand embroideries. Choose from blankets, bibs, footies and pant sets in a delicate green color that features an embroidered moon and baby with stars and clouds softly surrounding them.

View this line as well as other offerings from Magnolia Baby!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

How to Stop Sibling Struggles

The first grandchild on my husband's side, my eldest was occasionally treated like the second coming of the Messiah, or pretty close to it. Really, I'm surprised trumpets didn't announce his arrival at family gatherings. So when his little brother arrived, it rocked his world. He went from being the center of the universe to something more akin to Pluto.

Having a baby and a toddler is only half the problem, though, I discovered a few years later: These kids are going to get older, and pretty soon you have a toddler and a kid to deal with.

Here's how to handle both sibling stages.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Everything You Want To Know About Baby's First Smile

The first few weeks with baby can be grueling. Here you are, waking round the clock, using every last molecule of energy taking care of someone you just met, who’s completely helpless (and incapable of saying “thank you” -- just yet). Your worth-the-wait reward for getting through? Baby’s first smile. But don’t expect those first gummy grins too soon. Your baby’s brain needs a few weeks to develop before he’s able to smile at you for real. Looking forward to that or wondering whether it’s already happened?

Here’s everything you want to know.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Just in at Kissy Kissy Tiny Dancer Collection

Your little ballerina will love this new collection from Kissy Kissy! This new line features little ballerinas dancing, flowers and dancing shoes, all colored in soft pink tones. Perfect for any little girl! Made with soft 100% Pima cotton.

Check out the Kissy Kissy Tiny Dancer Collection, as well as the other brand new lines from your favorite children's clothing designers by clicking here!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Roll 'Em

Becoming a parent means less free time and more stuff to lug around, but it doesn't have to mean less running. Taking your child with you on a run can be liberating—you don't have to wait for your spouse or a sitter in order to get out the door—if you have a baby jogger. To figure out which joggers are worth a spin, we had five parents (and seven kids) test eight jogging strollers.

These four standouts will help you share your workouts with your little one, without missing a step.

Monday, September 13, 2010

The Smart Way to Talk to Teachers

When your child's teacher calls you, chances are she's worried about your child's behavior or schoolwork, so it's tempting to panic, get defensive, or fly off the handle before you've even heard everything she has to say. How can you stay calm? The key is to ask the right questions so you and the teacher can create a plan to help your child. asked teachers for the four most common reasons they call parents and the best way to handle each situation.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Back-to-School Health Checklist

Shuffling your child back to school these days takes more than a new wardrobe and a shiny apple. What about the dizzying array of immunizations? Hearing and vision tests? Special instructions for the school nurse? And tips for buying and loading a backpack that won't turn your precious offspring into an achy, whiny pack mule?

This article presents insight from experts on how to keep your child on the right track to health this school year.

Monday, September 06, 2010

New From Kissy Kissy: Space Venture Collection!

Perfect for the little space enthusiast in your life! This new line from Kissy Kissy features spaceships with friendly aliens, rockets and spacemen. Made with 100% Pima cotton - you can't get any softer.

Check out the Space Adventure line, as well as the other brand new lines from Kissy Kissy by clicking here!

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Parental safety Net: From brainy blogs to coupons, these Web sites give new parents backup

You endure nine months of pregnancy and survive the labor. Then, your doctor lets you out of the hospital and you drive home with your new bundle of joy - and not much more. New parenthood is daunting, to say the least, which is why new moms and dads rarely turn down advice. We've combed the Internet and asked some mom friends for their favorite websites - the ones you have to bookmark, star, highlight and memorize.

They will not only help you get through the scary times, but they'll also deliver some fun and even save you a few bucks.

Here, a dozen websites every new parent should bookmark.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

8 Signs of a Healthy Baby

Even if you fear you don't know the first thing about newborns, after a few weeks with your own little darling, you start to hear a difference between his hungry and tired cries. You know how he prefers to be rocked and burped. You grow more confident about your parenting skills. If it weren't for the exhaustion and the hormonal overload, you'd feel like you have everything under control. But all it takes is a small, paranoid though -- is my baby eating enough? Is all this crying unusual? -- and you can easily fall into a spiral of anxious concern..

So you search around online and read the comforting, vague phrases: "Healthy babies exhibit a wide range of behaviors, appearances, and temperaments." Question is, how do you know that your baby is happy and developing normally? To help reassure you, we've assembled a list of indicators to watch for that prove an infant is doing just fine.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Kissy Kissy Hello Pumpkin Line: Just in Time for Halloween!

This adorable line from children's clothing designer Kissy Kissy is perfect for the Fall season and Halloween. Made with 100% pima cotton, the print features bears, pumpkins, candy corn and cute phrases.

Check out the Kissy Kissy Hello Pumpkin line at

Monday, August 23, 2010

Tough Enough? How parents can help their kids handle criticism

Wise parents help their children -- not with false soothing, distractions or praise -- but with probing observations. For instance, you might say, "I noticed yesterday that Sally didn't want to play with you. Do you have any ideas of why that might be?" With some guidance, the child might respond, "It could be that Sally is having a bad day. Or it could be because I didn’t share."

Learning to accept criticism and evaluate one’s behavior empowers a child for life. Read the full article here.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The first day: Kindergarten, high school and college are big transitions -- how you can help them prepare

No other milestone provides a snapshot of a child's life like the first day of school. It's a tangible reflection of the child moving away from the parent and into the adult he or she will become. Unlike graduation, where success is celebrated and emotions are welcomed, starting a new school requires a tougher face.

Before the little fish can swim in the big pond, there is work to be done and decisions to be made: what to bring to school, how to get there and who will become a friend. Yet there are ways to prepare the child, whether they are anxious, confident or a mixture of the two.

Read the full article.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Cach Cach Tweetie Blanket

Founded in 1984 cachcach began with the unique concept of the “Pocket Buddy.” Each child’s garment came with a stuffed toy attached to the garment by a string and stowed in the pocket. Since the 80s the brightly colored character-themed prints with the matching pocket buddy has evolved to meet the fashion trends of the new decades. But to this day, cachcach is still remembered for its pocket buddies and animal motifs. Today’s cachcach is known best for its use of rich fabrics, textures that are visibly soft to the touch, charming dimensional motifs, and of course, whimsical animal characters.

Check out the Tweetie Blanket from Cach Cach at Made In USA.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Vaccines: Fact and Fiction

Most moms don't have to look far beyond their circle of friends to find a family with serious concerns about vaccines. It's not difficult to understand why. For one, it can be torture to watch your child get jabbed repeatedly with a needle. Combine that discomfort with a steady stream of negative publicity -- celebrity diatribes, alarmist news and Internet reports, ripped-from-the-headline TV shows -- and the wariness seems warranted.

Yet underneath all the debate and impossibly good intentions (after all, everyone hopes to be doing the best for their child no matter how or whether they immunize), there are some solid facts about the benefits of shots that cannot be ignored.

Read the full article.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Wes & Willy Flying 89er 100% Cotton Short Sleeve Tee

Just in time for back to school, your boy will look great in the Flying 89er shirt from Wes & Willy.

With families in mind, Wes & Willy creates durable classic clothing with a casual lived-in feel. Rugged enough for those keep-away games at recess, but comfortable enough for a brother to sit through his sister's dance recital. Clothing that kids will want to wear all day.

Check out this and more from Wes & Willy at

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Baby names with some bite

You can watch the "Twilight" movies and read the books, but why stop there? Thousands of Americans are giving their babies "Twilight"-related names.

Bella, the name of the love-struck heroine of Stephenie Meyer's vampire novels, hadn't quite cracked the Social Security Administration's list of the top 200 girls' names in America when the first "Twilight" book was published in 2005. Today, it's at No. 58, higher than Miley, Kingston or Maddox. Cullen, the last name of Bella's vampire beau, Edward, is in the top 500 boys' names for the first time in more than a century.

Read the full article.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Five Ways to Introduce Siblings

One of the most amazing parts of motherhood is watching relationships blossom between your children. Siblings share a special bond unlike any other so it's essential to emphasize that from the get-go. If you're expecting another lil one, consider a creative way to introduce your child to the family's newest addition.

Check out this slideshow for a couple of tried and true ideas.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

New from Kissy Kissy: Fairy Tale Castle Collection

Your little princess will look at pretty as can be in the Fairy Tale Castle Collection from Kissy Kissy. This adorable pattern features pink pumpkin carriages, castles, crowns, hearts, flowers and more. In addition, this line is made with 100% Pima Cotton.

View the Kissy Kissy Fairy Tale Castle Collection at today!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Atterdag Kids Reviewed at “Born 2 Impress”

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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Baby Allergies: Prevention & Treatment Tips

If you or your partner has an allergy, your baby is at increased risk. Her allergy may be completely different, though; if you're allergic to pollen, your child might react to cats. But even if you and your spouse never itch or sneeze, your kid isn't necessarily in the clear. Childhood allergies are on the rise, and many young sufferers have no family history. Some experts think our superclean, ultra-hygienic lifestyle plays a role. If kids live in an almost-germ-free bubble, the theory goes, their immune system will pick fights with other invaders, like foods or household particles. Of course, we're not suggesting you abandon hand sanitizer -- which is why we asked experts for practical advice on how to manage the types of allergies that affect infants most.

Read the full article.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

AtterdagKids Exclusive Promotional Offers Now Available to FaceBook Users!

Attention fans of AtterdagKids and Facebook users! Visit AtterdagKids' Facebook page and to click the "LIKE" button and you will get exclusive promotional offers for shopping at We update our page on a regular basis, so you will be first to know when your favorites designers release new items.

Visit our page today! Remember, you have to click the "LIKE" button to get the special offers.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Just in at Kissy Kissy Fire Pup Collection

Perfect for the little fireman in your life! Your little one will look adorable in the Kissy Kissy Fire Pup collection. Featuring fire trucks and puppy dogs, this line features 100% Pima Cotton and is made in the USA.

Check out the Kissy Kissy Fire Pup Collection today!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

9 Pregnancy iPhone Apps That Will Make Your Life Easier (and More Fun!)

There is so much to do before baby comes, yet so little time! Are you wondering what your baby looks like right now, or need to know the exact date that your second trimester starts? There is an app for that.

Click here to find out's 9 favorite must-have pregnancy apps.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Juicy Couture - Tiered Dress with Diaper Cover

Now available at Juicy Couture Tiered Dress with Diaper Cover has signature scotty and "Juicy" printed on left chest. The adorable, matching diaper has a multicolor "Juicy" on back. Made with 100% Cotton.

Check out the this and other Juicy Couture offerings at!

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Raising a kid who is your exact opposite

She’s a wallflower; you’re the life of the party. Couch potato; soccer star. Stylesetter; slob. When raising an opposite, focus on understanding your child rather than on your differences. Raising a child who’s nothing like you can feel like a voyage to an alternate universe. But it’s also an opportunity to nurture a unique personality rather than experience a mini-me.

Meet six “dynamic duos,” opposing parent-child personalities that clash more than mesh.

Friday, July 02, 2010

Skinny on Kids' Skin

Sun exposure isn’t just harmful to grown-up skin -- too much sun during childhood is also a risk factor for adult skin cancer. And you can’t always be there to slap on the block. So before your kid learns firsthand about sunburn this summer, send her online for facts about solar rays and skin safety. The American Academy of Dermatology’s new interactive website offers 8- to 12-year-olds engaging advice on proper skin care.

Read the list of tips here.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

New from Kissy Kissy Premier - The Monkey Collection

Your little one will look adorable in this fun print from the Kissy Kissy Premier line. The pieces from the Premier line feature the finest cotton and exquisite hand embroideries.

Check out the Monkey Collection today at

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Family Listening and Communication

Unfortunately, listening isn't as easy as it sounds. Thanks to schedules filled to the brim with family, work, and social commitments, multitasking has become the m.o. for the masses. But if you want to communicate better, improve your relationships, and learn more about yourself at the same time, tune in and connect by practicing these 7 simple steps.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Don't call him 'Mr. Mom:' Single dads fight for acceptance

At times, being a single dad can be a lonely existence.Single moms get a lot of attention, be it media fretting, specialized social services or heroic portrayals in movies.

The reason is simple: There are a heck of a lot more of them. But single fatherhood is likely to become a lot less lonely in the years to come. Although they are the exception right now, there is evidence single fathers are growing in ranks as societal stereotypes about child-rearing soften.

Read the full article.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Get that Baby to Bed!

Even after your baby starts snoozing for long stretches, usually by 6 months or so, at times he may regress to those early days of caterwauling at 10 p.m. or 1 a.m. or 3:27 a.m. (not that you're watching the clock or anything). And while you have your bedtime routine -- whether it's bath-bottle-book or some version of the cry-it-out method -- down pat, you're hardly in the mood for Goodnight Moon at two in the morning. How, HOW, you wearily ask the gods and the ceiling fan, do we get the baby to go back to bed so we can all get some rest?

At long last, we've got the answers.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Now Available at Pediped Shoes for Babies and Toddlers

Pediped Footwear combines comfort, quality and style in a shoe that is podiatrist recommended and a smart choice for parents concerned with the long term development of their children's feet. The shoes also come in a range of styles that are perfect for a variety of occasions.

Check out these shoes at

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

The Parent Fat Traps

Having kids is wonderful, fulfilling, glorious--and fattening. Here are nine ways the pounds can sneak up on you, and how to fight them off. You also learn how nibbling from your kid's plate can add up--and remember, all it takes is 50 extra calories a day to put on five pounds in a year.

Read the full article.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

New from Charlie Rocket: H20 Shark Tee

Your little one will look hip this summer wearing the H20 Shark tee from Charlie Rocket. Made with 100% cotton, this lightweight shirt is perfect for playing outside in the summer sun.

Check out this shirt and other items from Charlie Rocket at

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

The New Science of Mother-Baby Bonding

You take your baby to the pediatrician for her regular check-ups, vaccines, and at the first sign of a fever. You keep her away from runny-nose friends and steer clear of the sun. You babyproof your home and gently bandage her boo-boos. All to make sure your child grows up healthy and strong. But compelling new research is showing that the strength of your emotional bond with your baby may well trump all of those other measures you take to help her thrive.

Read the full article.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Kissy Kissy Construction Trucks Collection Now Available at

This new collection from Kissy Kissy features an adorable pattern of construction trucks. All the pieces are made with high quality, 100% Pima Cotton. is proud to offer the largest selection of Kissy Kissy Basic and Premier lines!

View the Construction Trucks Collection.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

7 Ways to Get Closer to Your Teen

When your kids are little, parenthood is pretty much a contact sport -- a nonstop marathon of smooching and snuggling. Fast-forward to their teen years, and it's an entirely different story. However, experts say we shouldn't let those cold shoulders fool us. Kids not only want us to reach out to them, but also need constant reminders that we care.

Read the full article.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Now Available at Sweetberry Bubble Romper from Kids Ink

Perfect for summer, this Sweetberry Bubble Romper from Kids Ink features and eye-catching graphic of a sweet strawberry on the front. The romper overall is a beautiful pink color. Easy to maintain, as it is machine washable. Made in USA.

Check out this piece today!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Potty Training: 10 Real-Mom Ways to Toilet Train

If you’re like most parents, potty training your toddler feels a lot like fighting an uphill battle. But sometimes, advice from another parent who’s been there can be encouraging enough to pull you through.

This article presents 10 tips from parents who tackled toilet training.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

New Children's Designer Clothes: Everyday Nay Garden Bouquet Kimono Romper by Baby Nay

You can't go wrong with this delicate Everyday Nay Garden Bouquet Kimono Romper by Baby Nay. Made with 100% Cotton in the USA, this stunning piece has gorgeous frills and a beautiful floral pattern.

Check out this piece, and others from the Everyday Nay collection at

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Choosing a Dog for Your Family

Considering expanding your family with a dog? Great! A four-footed friend can teach your kids oodles about responsibility and add true joy to all your lives. But like all life-changing commitments, adding a pet to your household should be carefully considered. Luckily, we have pet expert Heidi Ganahl to break it all down for you. As the CEO and Founder of Camp Bow Wow, Heidi has seen it all – and knows the ins and outs of choosing the perfect fit.

Here are her questions to ask yourself before bringing home a new pup.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

New at Kissy Kissy's Whale Bubbles Collection

Just in time for summer, this new collection from Kissy Kissy is perfect for fun days in the sun. The pattern features whales, bubbles, turtles, fish, starfish and more. All the pieces are made with high quality, 100% Pima Cotton - you can't get any softer!

Check out this collection today!

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Child-Friendly Teething Jewelry Gets Trendy

Every mother knows that teething children will stick just about anything in their mouths, so it's only fitting that moms came up with a stylish solution — for themselves and their tykes.

More and more mom-owned companies are creating child-friendly jewelry that babies can suck or teeth on safely.

Read the full article.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

New Designer Baby Clothes at The Wild Berry Dress from Isobella and Chloe

This new Wild Berry Dress from Isobella and Chloe is beautiful. The piece features a tear drop skirt and a scalloped hem. Any little girl will feel like a princess is this gorgeous dress!

View this piece and others from Isobella and Chloe.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

8 Discipline Mistakes Parents Make

We all see our discipline efforts backfire on occasion (hey, you're tired!), and of course there are those battles just not worth fighting (no kid ever flunked preschool because his teeth were furry). But you do need to prove you're the parent at least some of the time. Learning to avoid these discipline land mines can help you hop to it.

Read the full article.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Just In From Baby Biscotti - A Stitch in Time Top and Pants

The Baby Biscotti collection for baby girl and boy offers irresistible little luxuries in newborn, infant and toddler sizes. Precious layette collections, christening gowns, adorable dresses and versatile separates are perfect for baby's every need. Every item reflects Biscotti's signature attention to detail.

Check out this beautiful top and pant set made with 100% cotton.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

6 Things You Forgot to Childproof

A crawling child's instincts will trump your strategic planning every time, which is why accidents in the home injure 2.5 million American children each year.

Read this article to learn about 6 things you might have forgotten to childproof - yikes!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

New and Adorable: Baby Nay Everyday Nay Geisha Daisy Kimono Set

Are you looking for something unique and adorable for your little girl? Look no further! This Geisha Daisy Kimono Set from Baby Nay is absolutely adorable. All of Baby Nay’s trendy pieces are chic and made with the highest quality fabrics.

Check out this outfit today!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Breaking Bad Habits

Whether it's sucking on a pacifier too much, always needing to be rocked to sleep, or requiring silence to snooze, babies can easily fall into some bad habits. And while you may get more peace and quiet in the short term, you might later come to regret it when, say, your 3-year-old still needs you to sleep with him until he drops off.

Here, how to handle five of the most common bad baby habits.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

New from Kissy Kissy - Joli Tu Tu Collection

This new collection from Kissy Kissy is perfect for the little ballerina in your house. All the pieces in the adorable line are made with high quality, 100% Pima Cotton - you can't get any softer! The soft pink colors and beautiful patterns make any little girl look like a delicate flower.

Check out this collection today at

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Pregnancy Eating: What's Safe, What's Not

The one time you're actually supposed to eat more -- and now it suddenly seems like every food is off limits. This article from, gives the final word on which foods to skip and which ones are A-OK during pregnancy.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Juicy Couture - Left Bank Lovely Hooded Romper

New at! Start Spring out right with Juicy Couture's Left Bank Lovely Hooded Romper in Frosting (light pink) with multi scrolled floral print. Made with 100% Cotton Stretch French Terry with signature "J" pull tab and "Juicy" embroidery on left chest and center back. Ruffle trim on hood, shoulders, and pockets. Also includes Banded waist with tie details and puffed short sleeves.

See more details by clicking here.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Signs of a Happy Baby

You probably learned the signs (and sounds) of an unhappy newborn early on. But the signs of happiness can be more mystifying. Baby doesn't even hit the first true happiness milestone, smiling, until after the first month!

Here's how to tell if your tyke is feeling fine.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Cach Cach - Heavenly Hearts Snappie

Today’s Cach Cach is known best for its use of rich fabrics, textures that are visibly soft to the touch, charming dimensional motifs, and of course, whimsical animal characters. Check out the latest from Cach Cach - the Heavenly Hearts Snappie. This beautiful piece features a soft mesh skirt with raised hearts. The large ruffled heart has a sweet ribbon rose in center. This piece is machine washable and was made in the USA.

Click here for more information on this piece and other designer pieces from Cach Cach.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Is It Okay to Snoop on Your Kids?

A show of hands please: Who hasn't looked through her kids' things -- opened a tempting e-mail, rifled through school papers, maybe even peeked at a diary entry or two?

And now you can add to the mix all the ways kids give and get info -- between texting, e-mail, and social networking sites, tweens and teens can have dozens of so-called friends, connections, and plans you're clueless about. For parents, technology offers multiple ways to monitor what's going on. But how can you keep close track of their lives without violating their trust?

Read the full article.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Kate Mack - Hula Rose Terry Coverup

Nowhere else in the market place can little girls find such princess-worthy swimsuits and coverups! With sparkly embellishments and tons of pizzazz, Kate Mack's swimsuits, coordinating cover-ups and flip flops have left both retailers and the public wanting more.

Featured here is our cotton blend, pink terry coverup by Kate Mack. Check it out today!

Be sure to check out the matching swimsuits from Kate Mack.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Routines for a Happy Baby: A 5-Step Guide

As a new parents, you're no doubt feeling overwhelmed and out of sorts. How do you really know when Baby should eat? And when do you put your little one down for a nap? Establishing schedules can help.

Here's how to establish a peaceful and effective routine for you and Baby.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Kissy Kissy Jamming Gators Collection

New from Kissy Kissy! Be sure to check out the adorable Jamming Gators Collection. These high quality pieces are made with 100% Pima Cotton - you can't get any softer!

Check out this fun collection today.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

5 Big-Kid Discipline Dilemmas - Solved!

You probably thought there couldn't be anything more exasperating than a toddler's bedtime tantrums or public meltdowns. Now you realize: Those were the easy days. At least your 15-month-old wouldn't scream "You're the worst mom ever!" when denied a new pair of jeans.

The school years bring countless joys, but the increased defiance that sneaks into your child's repertoire isn't among them. Back talk, sarcasm, sibling manipulation, elaborate excuses for avoiding chores - these pose no shortage of tests to your parenting skills and your patience.

So what's a frustrated mom or dad supposed to do? Read on.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice! Look What's New from Beetlejuice London

This English Rose Sleeveless Dress from Beetlejuice London is picture perfect for a garden party! The beautiful piece features a layered twirl skirt accented with embroidered roses, lace and floral trim and side-ties. 100% Cotton.

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Thursday, March 04, 2010

Kids Today

What is state of kid's lives today? Children's Health Magazine screened, evaluated, measured, and assessed the juvenile landscape. Below are some of the findings.

  • 73 million Number of tykes, tweens, and teens scampering around the United States
  • 74 Percentage of children who are breast-fed at birth
  • 7 Number of bonus IQ points they could rack up from the experience
  • 3 years, 1 month Average age at which kids hang up their Huggies
  • 79 Percentage of kids who have a sibling to help double-team Mom and Dad
  • 10 and 13 Ages of siblings at which the fights are likely to be the most ferocious
  • 3 Average age at which kids meet their first true best friend

Read the full list!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Kissy Kissy Bubble Buddies Collection

Featured here is a new offering from Kissy Kissy. This, from one of their most recent lines, is the Bubble Buddies Short Playsuit. All of Kissy Kissy's lines are made with high quality, 100% Soft Pima Cotton and each piece is comfortable, stylish and sure to please anyone who receives or wears them. has many more of Kissy Kissy's latest offerings online at, so check them out today.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Is your child's food allergy real?

Food allergies are often misdiagnosed, leaving many parents needlessly worrying about dangerous reactions and painstakingly monitoring food, said Dr. Leonard Bacharier, director of pediatric allergy and immunology at Washington University School of Medicine. "It's a big, ugly issue. We deal with it every day."

A key reason, he said, is many parents rely solely on the results of blood or skin tests, which are increasing in use because of easier access. Blood tests measure IgE antibodies, chemicals present during an allergic reaction. Skin tests involve measuring hives that result from pricking the skin with food extract.

But experts agree blood and skin tests are not reliable. Read the full article.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Little Maven Palm Springs Resort Butterfly Tee

Get ready for Spring with Tori Spelling's Little Maven Palm Springs Resort Butterfly Tee. This comfortable and stylish Tee is made with 100% Cotton and machine washable.

Check it out, as well as our other pieces from the Little Maven line by clicking here.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Score Better, Stress Less: Prepping Your Kids for School Tests

Are your kids hit with a wave of panic on test days? They may get butterflies in their stomachs, or maybe their heads fill with negative thoughts like, "I'm going to flunk," or "I'm so dumb." And when they sit down to actually take the test, their minds go blank.

With today's high-stakes testing, those jitters are affecting even the youngest kids. And make no mistake, test-related anxiety can be costly to their academic success. Here are some ways to help your kids prepare--and stay calm.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

For the Cool Kid: Charlie Rocket Brown Guitar Tee

Exceedingly well made in the USA, Charlie Rocket is a California Lifestyle inspired collection created with the adventurous spirit of youth for Boys and Girls who want to express their Individuality. This Charlie Rocket Brown Guitar Tee is made of 100% Cotton.

Check it out today!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Soothe Your Baby

Your baby is crying and cranky (hmmm, you are, too), so you rub her back and belly—having read so much about the calming effects of infant massage. But with a little more stimulus, that massage can really do wonders in soothing your infant.

Fussy, stressed infants who receive massage plus “multisensory stimulation,” including talking, singing, eye contact and rocking, show lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol, according to research from the University of Illinois at Chicago. But babies who receive massage without other interaction or no massage show increased levels of cortisol—and stress.

Read the full article.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

The Perfect Halter Dress - Kate Mack’s Copacabana Dress

This pink Kate Mack Copacabana tiered tulle halter dress is perfect for any spring/summer beach or pool outing. Kate Mack has generated feverish craze for the cutest swimwear and cover-ups under the sun. With sparkly embellishments and tons of pizzazz, the swimsuits, coordinating cover-ups and flip flops have left both retailers and the public wanting more.

Check it out today!

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

6 Ways to Boost Baby's Emotional Development

When you think of milestones in the first year, walking and talking come to mind as the major ones. But there are a host of emotional milestones from birth on that will affect your baby's lifelong ability to learn, overcome frustration, and trust other people. Parents will be happy to know that the things baby needs to get a solid start in life are very basic and totally within our control -- no fancy gadgets, classes, or videos required!

Read the full article.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Look What’s New: Baby LuLu - Pepper Toes Car Romper

Really, can you get any cuter than this Romper?

Baby Lulu is a leading label that has brought beautifully designed and carefully crafted children's apparel to market for over a decade. Unsatisfied with fabrics that didn't embody her vision, designer Erin Murphy took inspiration from vintage tablecloths and textiles and designed the fabrics that would become her signature, applying new, trend-savvy color palettes, and combining them in fresh ways. She then created patterns that emphasized proper fit and Baby Lulu was born. Featured here is the Baby LuLu Pepper Toes Car Romper, made with 100% Cotton.

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Baby Napping Basics

Naptime at our house used to be a recurring mystery: When would Lucy go down today? I'd be on the lookout for clues and remain suspicious through dim lights, books, and droopy eyelids. When I could no longer stand the suspense, I'd plop her in her car seat, where she'd anticlimactically drift off like it was no big deal. I knew Lucy should be napping in her crib, but she hated to, so I was willing to do whatever worked. Thank-fully, sleep experts say this isn't all that bad. "There's no one way to get your baby to nap, so you have to try lots of different things," says Mary Ann LoFrumento, M.D., a pediatrician in Morristown, New Jersey, and the author of Simply Parenting.

If you've ever experienced naptime drama, read on for mom and expert help.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Just in time for Easter: Kissy Kissy Carat Bunny Line

Have your little one dressed right for Easter! Kissy Kissy's Carat Bunny line features an adorable rabbit and carrot themed print. All items are made with high quality, 100% Pima Cotton.

Check out the Kissy Kissy Carat Bunny line at today.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Tips for safe bathing

Bath time can be a fun, special time to share with your toddler. It's also a time for caution, though. The first and most important rule is this: Never, ever leave your toddler unsupervised, even for a minute. Children can drown in less than an inch of water. Gather all of the supplies (soap, towel, etc.) you'll need ahead of time. And if the doorbell peals or the phone rings, and you feel you must answer it, scoop your child up in a towel and take him with you.

Keep these bathing tips in mind to keep your little one safe while he gets squeaky clean.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Juicy Couture Boys Coverall Gift Set is now carrying the latest from Juicy Couture for kids. The Juicy Couture Boys Coverall Gift Set includes 100% Cotton Coverall, Hat, and Booties in Light Blue with Skull and Bones, packaged in a Keepsake Box. This would make a GREAT gift – wouldn’t you love to receive it if you were having a baby boy?

For more information, click here. By the way, this item qualifies for free shipping in the U.S.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Paging Dr. Oz: His five favorite health tips for parents

Besides heart surgery, my great professional passion is working with a group called HealthCorps—a program that places energetic, healthy young people in high schools, where they help students live better, healthier lives. Its message stresses mental resilience and the notion that even kids have the power to control their bodies and the world around them.

My wife, Lisa, and I have tried to impart that message to our own four children, and I stress it to my viewers on The Dr. Oz Show. We parents have to be role models. I've distilled what I've learned along the way into these five ultimate health tips for kids.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Baby Vision: What Your Little One Sees

All of your child's other senses -- touch, taste, smell, and hearing -- are ready to go at almost full power at birth. But vision takes some time to develop. For instance, months will pass by before your baby can see in color. For now, she sees in only black, white, and gray. And eye movements are pretty uncoordinated at the beginning, which means a newborn's eyes might move independently of each other. As your baby grows, her eyes will get stronger.

Read on to find out when and what she sees, plus how to keep those baby blues healthy.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Post-Holiday Sleep Recovery: 5 Tips for helping your kids rest up

December was a whirlwind. You shopped up a storm, performed magic in the kitchen for your houseguests, went to all of the holiday parties, drank your share of the wine and watched the ball drop. What’s left? Picking up the pieces! With the close of the holiday season comes a stark reality: You’re due at work on Monday and your family is off-schedule, tired and cranky.

If you’re lucky, getting back to your normal routine will be a piece of cake, with just a little nudge. But for many of us, it will be a week or more before our little ones snap back to the norm.

This article presents some quick guidance on recovering from the holidays.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Beautiful Baby Search 2010

We think all babies are beautiful, but we're looking for one to appear on the cover of Parenting magazine and be crowned the LIVE! with Regis and Kelly Beautiful Baby Search winner 2010.

  • The winner will appear on the cover of Parenting Early Years, and LIVE has partnered with Gerber to provide the lucky boy or girl with $125,000 to be used toward a college education.
  • In addition to the top prize, LIVE and Gerber will award an additional $100,000 to be divided amongst the four runners-up, to be used toward a college education.
  • 10 semi-finalists will receive fabulous prizes from Gerber.The contest begins January 5, 2010, and deadline for entries is January 29, 2010.

To enter, click here.

Monday, January 04, 2010

She’s a Mom First

Before Michelle Obama became First Lady, she was a working mother married to both her career and an ambitious guy. Does that juggling act sound familiar? In an exclusive interview with children's health, she reveals what works at her house. It just might help out at yours, as well.
Read the full article.