Striped shirts are totally in. And not just for hipsters, fashionistas, moms and dads, but striped shirts are seen more and more on babies, toddlers, kids and teens. Pretty much everybody, of every age and size, are getting their stripes these days. And why not? There is something so chic, stylish and just a little French about a classic striped shirt.  Here are 5 great picks to bring this staple into summer. Le Mont St Michel  – “I’ve Got Stripes” Tee (above) This 100% cotton shirt may not feature solid stripes across it’s front, rather they are depicted on a whimsical […] Continue reading →

BY: MIA FROM PRAGMATIC MOM/ TYPE A PARENTING FOR THE MODERN WORLD When I think of picture books for toddlers and preschoolers that evoke summer, I think of the beach and the zoo because we always make a point to make at least one trip to each of these and more, if possible.  But the power of books is the ability to transport readers to new experiences they would not necessarily including go back in time.  These are some of my very favorite books.  I hope you enjoy them. If you are interested in purchasing any of these books, please […] Continue reading →

“That baby’s got some attitude!” Part of their new collection for Spring 2010, Trumpette has debuted these spunky tees for infants and tots. Fun silk-screened prints are featured on these cotton tees and sizes are available for infants starting from 6-12 months all the way up to 8T. From top left: 1. Dress Up Tie Tee 2. Oxford Shirt with Messenger Bag 3. Headphone Tee 4. Sunglasses Tee 5. Peace Baby Tee 6. Sunglasses Tee Definitely some of the cutest tees I’ve seen this season! Looking for the cutest possible baby shower gift – this is it! If you are […] Continue reading →

The Nesting Birds set is just one of P’kolino’s new toys which were recently released. This playful toy for toddlers strengthens fine motor skills,  problem solving abilities and teaches spatial awareness. The silly birds “nest” inside each other teaching the fundamentals of size and shape. These functional features combined with the beautiful colors and natural wood creates a truly one-of-a-kind, playfully smart nesting toy! For ages 18 months and older.  Price: $34.99 (Currently available through P’kolino for pre-order – shipping May […] Continue reading →

Various earrings and jewelry for babies and kids are easy to find but after the recent Cadmium scare in the USA and Canada, more and more parents are becoming cautious when it comes to purchasing trinkets. We recently came across Loveivy, a fine jeweler for children that sells high quality pieces for babies, toddlers and teens. Their pieces are made from high quality 14 karat yellow or white gold (sterling silver is also available). Our favorite earrings have to be the adorable butterfly huggie hoops and studs! From top left : 1. Baby 14K Yellow Gold Huggie Hoop Earrings With […] Continue reading →

Livie & Luca have released 12 colorful new styles for their Spring/Summer ’10 collection! Using recycled leather that would otherwise be discarded, non-benzene glue and ultra-flexible soles, this innovative company is committed to “treading lightly”. Their new collection is inspired by the bright, colorful folk art of Latin America. Mary Jane, loafer and sandal styles suitable for boys and girls retail for $45.50 and are available in sizes ranging from 4-13. Among the 12 fun styles released Bloom is simply adorable! These peep-toe lime green sandals have gorgeous bright pink flower accents sure to dress up your little one’s feet. […] Continue reading →