Are these the most incredible paper bag puppets you’ve ever seen? I thought so too. Our friends kindly made them for our son, Soren, who was amazed to see his favorite Where the Wild Things Are characters in 3D. Max’s private boat is a reoccurring theme in our sidewalk chalk drawings, and we’ve read the […]


Talk about a special present for the holidays, or Mother’s/Father’s Day…these custom wooden rattles are actually custom family portraits. You upload onto the Cameo by Rux site, portraits that are done in profile, of each parent, and then they are carved into the rattle. The baby’s name is also etched onto the handle.


If given the choice, I’ll take jolie laide over cute any day, which is why I love Hansa stuffed animals. My son has the baby emu, owl, and baby boar—they were gifts from my mother-in-law, who was inspired by the adorably ugly baby animal photos by Sharon Montrose that are hanging in his bedroom—and, though […]


I got these for my boys for Christmas (Yolanda picked them up at the PS321 Craft Fair). I saw more beautiful work from Coral and Tusk at Sweet William, the most beautiful children’s clothing store in New York. Bronagh Staley, the proprietor/creator, has these beautiful designs in simple white frames in her Williamsburg and NoLita […]


It seems that Crewcuts has expanded its line to include baby/new mom, which is great news. I noticed they are selling sailcloth bags (genius as a diaper bag idea, satisfying practicality and fashion quotients) and other new mom and baby items, such as the $15 diaper pouch, which makes a great small new mommy gift […]


It wasn’t the doll-sized diapers, laundered onesies or eensy cotton tufts posing as socks that made me feel ready for baby, but rather the bookcase lined with children’s books. I realized how totally impractical this was. Still, when I bolted up in bed one morning in overblown nesting mode, my husband indulged my panic by […]


I remember when our daughter was a baby, I was frustrated by the books I had to read to her. I wanted something that I could engage her with–so I could point things out, and not be constricted by the reading of words. I found these books on a trip to Italy, and bought several […]

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Just in from our friend Sarah Smart, who worked with us at Martha Stewart as as a stylist. “I am totally in love with Coyuchi baby blankets and hooded baby towels. I have, in the past, done a lot of obsessive baby bedding research…and this line is far better than almost anything I’ve seen (with […]

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