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Category Archives: Just for fun

Win at our Bugaboo Donkey #heehaw Twitter Party

We are really excited about the Bugaboo Donkey Preview Party happening in our Wellesley store tomorrow night. But we realize that not everyone can get out to join us in person. So we wanted to find a way to get everyone in on the fun, and also give away a few great prizes too! We’ll be tweeting using the hashtag ... Read More »

Cribsie Award nomination!

We’re thrilled to be nominated for a Cribsie Award, in the Web category of “Easiest Place To Spend A Paycheck.” Before we ask you to vote for us, though, here’s some information on the Cribsies: The Cribsie Awards are awards created to recognize the best brands, products, services, and websites for babies, kids, and parents. Annually, both StrollerTraffic and A-ListMom (two ... Read More »

Lots and lots of dots!

Ever feel like everyone around you is going dotty? You’re not wrong – dots are one of many classic graphic patterns being revived in recent years to inject some nostalgic charm into clothing, décor, and other products for kids and adults. Here’s a little polka dot trivia – and a few products that will help you get on the spot! Read More »

St. Valentine and the wonder of February 14th

I openly admit that I am infatuated with Valentine’s Day. It’s my dad’s fault. Every February 14th, he left work early and made “his girls” an amazing four course, gourmet dinner. I fondly remember the carrots cut to look like hearts, chicken cordon bleu with red toothpicks, chocolate boxes filled with gold trimmed truffles, and all the sparkling grape juice ... Read More »

Go pink this year

To every thing there is a season, to every time there is a purpose, and to every year there is a Pantone. Each year, designers agree on an approved color and – you guessed it – pink is the proclaimed color for 2011. This isn’t just any pink, though. It’s honeysuckle pink, chosen because of its ability to attract not ... Read More »

Hot cocoa for the whole family

Here in Boston, the snow days have been coming fast and furious. With each one, the kids bundle up and shuffle off into the backyard to revel in the white stuff. When they get cold, they come back inside, peel off their wet clothing and ask for hot cocoa. There are a lot of ways to make hot cocoa (and, ... Read More »

Warm Wordless Wednesday

I’m getting really tired of all the snow, but we actually missed last week’s big storm – we were on vacation. Hopefully you can feel the late-afternoon sunshine in this shot of Zev, frolicking in the pool. Read More »

MLK Jr. family community service ideas

Each year, on the third Monday of January, we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Most of us think about MLK as a civil rights activist, but he was also a loving father of four. Just like moms and dads today, he was charged with teaching his children valuable lessons and leading by example. He chose to raise ... Read More »

Wintry Wordless Wednesday

Today on our Facebook page, we asked people to share with us their “Snow Day Play Days.” Here are our favorite pictures! Too Cute! Contributed by: Beth Steininger Wong Contributed by: Marci Carson Read More »

Practicing Play

We are a playful species. Evidence of toys goes back to ancient times. The Greeks played with yo-yos, the Chinese flew kites, and the Romans had wooden dolls. Even the word “play” is significant in its breadth. We play sports. We play instruments. We join playgroups and have play dates. We create playrooms filled with toys that spark the imagination ... Read More »