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Discover your diaper bag: basic diaper bag types and uses

diaper bag skip hop

The humble handbag has a rich history, dating back to the earliest known purse, carried by a fashionable fellow known as Ötzi the Iceman. Today, fewer men are carrying purses (although an increasing number are adopting messenger bags and satchels), but women everywhere are lugging huge bags rattling with loose change and dog-eared paperbacks, or at least a little clutch for your wallet ... Read More »

The best diaper bag shopping guide ever, at Parent.Guide

Not all diaper bags are created equal, and the reasons they might not be right for you might catch you off guard. For instance: just because a bag has a thousand little pockets, that doesn’t mean you’ll be able to access them all. Nor does it mean that, if you tend to stuff items into a bag without looking, that ... Read More »

Skip Hop wows with bright ideas

Jonathan Adler Bags

Skip Hop was showing off a ton of new products at the ABC Show, including one that’s jaw-dropping in its brillance and simplicity. Crib bumpers have been the subject of some scrutiny this year, and many parents are looking for alternatives. To answer this, Skip Hop created the Complete Sheet – a sheet that has a simple pattern on the ... Read More »

Chewbeads to the rescue

My mother’s jewelry has always mesmerized me. As a baby, even the simplest earrings or rings made my eyes sparkle. A few years back, my mom confessed that while she loves me very much, this girlhood fascination of mine was nothing short of a nuisance. She’d lovingly hold me in her arms and I, in turn, would tug at her ... Read More »

Bugaboo partners with (RED)

Earlier this summer, our account manager at Bugaboo asked to come to Boston to meet with us to deliver some exciting news in person. Must be a new stroller, we guessed. A double? We were hopeful – even more so when we had to sign a non-disclosure agreement before the meeting started – but she had something else to discuss. ... Read More »

Day 17 – Go Gaga Slide Diaper Bag

To get the full story behind our relationship with Go Gaga and founder Jill Cartwright, you’ll have to go back to a post I wrote almost two years ago. At that time, the Slide was little more than a great idea. Jill was at the very beginning of her adventure. Now, two years later, I’m so proud of her success. ... Read More »

Busted for Breastfeeding on Amtrak

This is the sort of thing I read about in newspapers, but isn’t supposed to happen to me. But it did. A couple of weeks ago, after spending Rosh Hashanah in New York, we decided to travel back to Boston on the Acela train. Zev doesn’t love long car rides, and he’s got a great set of lungs, so we ... Read More »

Fabulous Freedom: Freestyle

Pumping sucks. Pun intended. But seriously, it does. For as easy and convenient as breastfeeding is, pumping is complicated and, well, inconvenient. I’ve always been in awe of women who are master pumpers. I have one friend whose sons both refused to breastfeed, and she pumped exclusively for nine months with each of them. Amazing. I am not a master ... Read More »