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  • The "Essential" in Essential Oil

    Wondering what Essential Oils are good for?  Probably more than you think...  Read More...

  • Personalized Children's Books

    Looking for a gift that's a favorite among celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba, Brooke Shields? I See Me has it all from personalized coloring books to stickers to Easter bunny book sets.     Read More...

  • "If Only" : For The Man Who Has Everything

    Luxe experiences just in time for Fathers Day... If Only...   Read More...

  • Chocolate Milk Without The "Nasties"

    Light and refreshing drinks with only a few ingredients you can pronounce.  A prepackaged coffee or chocolate drink you can feel good about... not to mention brownies...    Read More...

  • Mothers Day Discounts

    Want a luxe gift without a luxe price tag?  Check out these great ideas for Mothers Day and use the discount codes to save.  Read More...

  • Kids Can Learn Programming Before They Learn To Read

    Today, the Montessori approved programming toy Cubetto, launches on kickstarter.  Before they can read, kids can learn the basics of computer programming and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) skills without the use of a screen.

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  • New Product for Kids Helps Stop the Spread of Cold & Flu & Germs

    You taught your kids to cough and sneeze into their elbows - just like the Centers For Disease Control recommends. Well now there's a product that'll make things a little less messy... and a little less contagious.  Read More...

  • UNICEF'S Kid Power Program Is Coming to LA

    UNICEF Kid Power is almost here! Learn about this incredibly powerful "kids- helping-kids movement” and try it at home with your family!

     

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  • The Absolute Guide to Eco-friendly Home Decorating

    From organic paint to natural wood, use these 5 suggestions from home improvement expert, Edna Thomson, and turn your home into an "eco-home!"

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  • Goodshop: Mother's Day Sweepstakes

     

    Mothers Day is right around the corner and Goodshop is running a celebratory sweepstakes to ensure your mom is showered with gifts of appreciation!

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  • Newly MINTED

    Over the holidays, we received a number of cards from the company, "Minted."  The designs were original, elegant, and expertly printed.  In fact, one was even foil-pressed with real gold and silver foil.  Turns out, Minted isn't your typical generic site with computer generated designs.

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  • Best in Spa

    What's better than a day at the spa? An evening showcasing all the best in organic spa products.  Last week I had the decadent opportunity of attending  Organic Spa Magazine’s wellness event at The Peninsula Beverly Hills.    Take a look at the latest and greatest in organic skincare...

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  • Back To School Prep: Keeping Kids Healthy

    While sick days are a normal part of growing up, there are ways to reduce the number of colds your kids get.  We got some tips from Pediatrician and founder of Zarbee's Naturals, Dr. Zak Zarbock. 

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  • 5 Cool Mom-Made Inventions

    We figured a lot out once we had kids... what worked, what didn't, what we needed, what was unnecessary.  Check out these 5 cool products created by moms for moms.

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  • Lunchskins: Giveaway!

     

    This school year, reduce your lunch print!  Win Lunchskins award winning reusable lunch bags and tote by 3 Green Moms! 

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  • Back To School: Looking At Lunch Boxes

    My latest article for San Diego North County Kids Magazine  already has me heading back into lunch mode - that daily routine of shopping, preparing & packing. But now, in terms of waste and safety, I'm thinking about it a bit differently.

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  • Unique Kid Gifts That Won't Disappoint

    Want to bring a present to the next kids party that's guaranteed not to be forgotten, returned or re-gifted?  Malibu Country Mart's Toy Crazy shares 5 of its favorite finds from bedazzled swim goggles to a (no joke!) make your own squirrel kit. 

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  • Book Review: Scardies Away!

    If you're looking for a way to help, handle and explain different fears your children have, check out "Scardies Away!," a beautifully illustrated story written by two psychologists about understanding the "scardies" and ways in which to banish them.  

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  • Give Yourself A Break: ‘Turn it On’ Mother’s Day Sweepstakes

    Just in time for Mothers Day, a sweepstakes that allows you (and the person of your choice) to choose your own adventure.

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  • New GoldieBlox & Giveaway!

    The engineering pioneers at GoldieBlox have introduced an exciting new invention!  GoldieBlox and the Dunk Tank is a construction set and book combo which challenges kids to create a carnival dunk tank for a very dirty dog.  Win one for yourself here!

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  • The Latest From Goldieblox: Giveaway Coming Soon!

    Getting ready to test out the new game, GoldieBlox and the Dunk Tank!! Try it with your kids or give it as a gift with the GOLDIEBLOX GIVEAWAY coming soon!

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  • K5: Online Enrichment Program

    Want an online tool to help your kids (K-5th grade) with reading and math? Check out the award winning tutorials at K5 Learning. 

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  • Mother of Two Relaunches Paper, Denim & Cloth

    Paper Denim & Cloth, one of the original “go to” brands for denim purists, recently re-launched with a modern day twist and a story of rebirth that every parent can appreciate. 

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  • Book: Max Pays Attention

    The beautifully illustrated book, "Max Pays Attention," written by by Barbara Gibson-Paul, a licensed marriage, family and child therapist recently came across my desk. In addition to the pictures, I liked the message about hard work and self discipline and shared the story with my kids.                          

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  • Lola James Personalized Jewelry: Great Gift For Mom

    A winning Mothers Day Gift that's a favorite of celebs like Emma Roberts, Eva Longoria and Jessica Alba 

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  • WATCH this GoldieBlox video!

    Want to see what little girls are capable of?  How about a tour of a working invention the size of a house set to an 8 year old's version of an old Beastie Boys song? Pretty amazing!

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  • Roundup: Cool Kids Stuff

    All types of gadgets and gizmos pass my desk, but the ones that make the biggest impression for being innovative, useful and just plain fun go in a special folder so I don't forget them.  Here is the latest round up of must have kid stuff.  

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  • Send Them A Little Lunchtime Love

    With school starting, I've been paying more attention to fun things you can do to make your kids transition easier.  So far, my favorites have been the littlest (simplest) ones with the biggest impact... like notes you can stick in their lunchbox to remind them that you're thinking about them.  There are really creative messages and ways of presenting those messages available for download straight from the web. 

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  • Lullaby Confessions

    "Tell your little bundle of joy that they can be anything or do anything..." Now set those positive affirmations to gentle, relaxing tunes and you have Lullaby Confessions, a feel good line of baby music your little one can drift off to. 

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  • Polish Those Piggies, Naturally

    The gift that keeps on giving. A natural, non toxic, oderless mani pedi!

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  • Goldieblox: The First Female Engineer Role Model & Construction Set

    Watch girls turn pink into gold with Goldieblox, a book series and construction set aimed at inspiring the next generation of female engineers.

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  • Travel Q&A: What are your travel must haves for kids?

    Hitting the road? From travel strollers to playpens, here's are our list of must haves when traveling with the family. 

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  • Kiwi Crate: Party In A Box

    My kids love getting mail.  It doesn't matter if it's a generic catalogue headed for the trash or a party invite directly addressed to them, just talking about the mailman gets them jazzed up.   So when I heard about Kiwi Crate, I was immediately intrigued.

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  • Summer Essentials

    Check out these 5 Must Haves for summer from shorts to sandals to sunscreen!

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  • Style File: A Most Modern Cradle

    Sleek. Simple. Modern.  It's not exactly how I would have described my decor once our children entered the picture, but then again, I didn't know about So-Ro.

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  • Modern Twist: Bringing Art To The Table

    San Francisco based company, Modern-twist, keeps kids happy, clean and busy while staying true to the belief that what we eat is as important as what we eat on.

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  • Memorable Gifts: Personalized Storybooks

    Finding memorable and unique birthday presents for kids can take a decent amount of time and effort. That's why when my children get something they use and enjoy I try to remember it for the times I need to go last minute shopping (and it always does seem to be last minute for some reason).

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  • Flor Violeta by Avon Fragrance Giveaway!

    Enter here to win the luxurious fragrance, Flor Violeta by Avon.  Happy Mothers Day!  Read More...

  • Mothers Day Must Haves

    They say the fastest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Well, as a woman and the primary cook in our household, I can tell you the short cut to my personal satisfaction starts with a good meal that I don’t have prepare. This adorably unique plantable gift card holder from True Food Kitchen is made of biodegradable "seed" paper which when planted will grow into a fresh basil plant in just weeks. The card itself reads" "Mother's Love Grows By Giving" on the front, and contains a quo...

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  • French Wrapping

    Now that all your holiday shopping is done, the only thing left is wrapping the gifts. Check out these last minute tips from L’Occitane on how to wrap your holiday packages in the perfect French manner!   Read More...

  • Recipe: Marshmallow Dreidles

    This Hanukkah my mother passed on a recipe that was almost as fun to make as it was to eat.  The kids were able to participate in almost every step from dipping to spearing the marshmallows. Best of all, our guests couldn't get enough. YUM!

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  • Beach Bag Basics

    Getting ready for summer?  Check out my article in Los Angeles Confidential Magazine featuring the best places in LA to get beach basics; from matching father and son swim trunks to the latest and greatest sand toys!     Read More...

  • Fathers Day Finds

    Not all men are created equal, which is why fathers day can be so anxiety producing. With just a few weeks left to find that perfect gift, it’s time to get the gears spinning. We uncovered a few great proving that luxury doesn’t always come at a hefty price. For the Chivalrous Man: Baux Chivalrous Set by L'OCCITANE ($55) This sensuous blend of cypress and incense pays homage to the strong, courageous and honorable knights from the village of Les Baux.   Read More...

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