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Author Archives: Dana

Just for fun: this baby has the most fascinating friends!

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Julia and Jason Heckathorn of Fauquier County, Virginia, already had a kangaroo named Boomeroo and an anteater named Captain Noche Cuervo, when their family simultaneously gained two new members! Their pet sloth, Daisy, arrived on the scene only days after their daughter Alia was born, and the two are now the best of pals, snuggling and playing together (and often ... Read More »

New Britax Frontier Clicktight Colors this April! Plus: see Britax at Drool!

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Britax will be at the Drool Baby Expo on May 15! Learn more here and get your tickets today!  We love Britax Clicktight car seats – and apparently, so do you, since they’ve been selling like hotcakes! The reviewers at CarSeatBlog.com are also big fans, and they really love the Britax Frontier Clicktight Harness-2-Booster. They recognize the importance of keeping kids riding ... Read More »

Ever notice that the ABC Song and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star have the same tune?

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This fairly obvious fact didn’t occur to me until this morning, I was mulling over the origin of the “ABC Song,” and found numerous articles pointing out that the melody is the same! In the Telegraph, writer Sebastian Doggart reports that “Baa-Baa Black Sheep” and “What A Wonderful World” follow the same pattern, and that he annoyed his three-year-old son by ... Read More »

Mocktails to DROOL over! Try Mocktails at the Drool Baby Expo

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Buy your Drool tickets today – don’t wait, they’re going fast!  One of the many luxurious treats we offer at every Drool Baby Expo is mocktails: cocktails that are just as sophisticated and refreshing as the real thing, minus the booze.  Our past offerings have always been delish, but when the folks from the Mocktails company offered to bring in some of ... Read More »

New for 2015: Bugaboo stroller updates!

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2015 is going to be an exciting year for Bugaboo, with the Bugaboo Runner jogging stroller attachment and the Bugaboo Stand on the way! Plus, Bugaboo’s commitment to superior design means that they’re constantly improving their current stable of models as well, and so small tweaks have been made to the Cameleon 3, the Donkey, and the Buffalo. The prices will be ... Read More »

Modern Baby Basics: An interview with Skip Hop co-founder Ellen Diamant on their exciting new baby layette collection!

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We love Skip Hop! Starting with the brilliant and simple idea to create a diaper bag that attaches to a stroller, they’ve continually added more and more bright ideas to their collection, and now they’re simply everywhere. You’ve definitely seen kids on your street toting the adorable Skip Hop Zoo backpacks and lunchbags, and you’ll be seeing smaller kids everywhere wearing ... Read More »

Gift Guide: The best birthday gifts for a three-year-old boy

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Your little guy may not be as verbally gifted as this tiny lawyer or as skilled at dancing as this little charmer, but he’s delightful for many of the same reasons. He can be a handful sometimes, but everything that comes out of his mouth is hilarious. He’s graduated from babyhood while retaining the same chubby-faced cuteness, and he’s testing boundaries, ... Read More »

Balancing work and family: how do you make it work?

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According to the US Department of Labor, 61.1 percent of moms with kids under age 3 are working, going up to 63.9 percent if your kids are under age 6, and 74.7 percent if your kids are under age 17. That’s a lot of juggling! This hilarious video from the Make It Work campaign, starring Adrienne C. Moore from Orange ... Read More »