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Author Archives: Sheri

What I’m buying my kids…

A lot of people have been asking what we’re getting our own kids for the holidays. Like all of you, I’m struggling to find the perfect things for each of my daughters. But I’m also acting as a proxy shopper on behalf of grandparents, great grandparents and other family members. So I’ve got my hands full. Here’s what’s on the ... Read More »

In the kitchen with Dr. Seuss

When I saw a sample copy of the new Green Eggs & Ham cookbook, inspired, of course, by the stories of Dr. Seuss, I was completely charmed. As an avid lover of cookbooks, I was delighted to see a collection of kid-friendly recipes that are both outrageously creative but also eminently doable (with enthusiastic adult participation). The author, Georgeanne Brennan, ... Read More »

Face to Face with Dr. Ferber

If you have had a baby within the last 30 years, chances are you’ve heard of Dr. Richard Ferber, or at least you’re familiar with the verb, to “Ferberize.” For anyone still in the dark, this term has become synonymous with the “cry it out” method for getting babies to sleep through the night. And while there are parents who ... Read More »

Britax Boulevard Recall

Britax has just announced a voluntary recall of the Boulevard car seat. Apparently, they’ve realized that the top tether hook can release or break when the seat is used in the forward-facing position with a child over 50 lbs. For the time being, Britax is asking consumers to stop using the top tether once the child’s weight reaches 50 lbs. ... Read More »

An Eye to the Sky

Outer space is fascinating, no matter how old you are. Telescopes are one way to get a closer look at celestial bodies, although most conventional telescopes aren’t big enough to really see anything cool. But now, you can take a peek into some of the most powerful telescopes in the world. Slooh has created an organized network of these observatories, ... Read More »

Queasy does it

Three Lollies, the company behind the popular Preggie Pops, has recently developed a line of nausea-fighting lollipops for kids, Queasy Pops. They come in an assortment of flavors, Peppermint, Cinnamon, Natural Cola, Green Apple, Sour Raspberry, Sour Lemon and Papaya. The pops are all-natural, and the recipes are formulated with essential oils and flavors that have a proven track record ... Read More »

Polly Pocket Recall

Mattel recently announced a recall of several Polly Pocket sets that used tiny embedded magnets to attach the clothing and accessories to the dolls. Apparently, these magnets can fall out and be swallowed or even aspirated. As with the last major issue involving magnets, the true risk isn’t with swallowing one magnet. The real trouble starts if a child swallows ... Read More »

Keeping Baby’s Legs Warm

Sure, maybe legwarmers were an 80’s fad best left to the pop-culture history books. But for babies and little kids, they’re a very practical way to keep warm on cold days. You don’t need to be a Flashdance fan to think these are cute, either. Baby Legs has introduced a whole line of mini-sized legwarmers in very hip patterns. Believe ... Read More »

A Deflexion by any other name

Last year’s popular holiday game, Deflexion, is back for 2006 but with a new name. For reasons I may never completely understand, they’ve renamed it Khet. According to a press release on the game’s website, they rebranded the game based on feedback from customers and retailers, and Khet is an Egyptian word for flame or fire. Okaaaay. Makes sense, sort ... Read More »

Stokke + Dwell = Swell?

Dwell Baby’s new line of bedding for the Stokke crib has just arrived, and – no surprise – it’s really gorgeous. There’s no lack of good options these days for Stokke’s signature oval-shaped crib. Even the bedding that Stokke is producing is really amazing. I think it’s very forward-thinking of Stokke to actively pursue partnerships with bedding powerhouses like Dwell. ... Read More »