Everyone has their own opinions and ways of raising their own children. But it doesn’t hurt to get some expert advice and hear what research tells us. Neuropsychiatrist, Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and parent expert, Tina Payne Bryson, PH.D., help parents understand their children’s behavior by explaining how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures. The Whole Brain Child explains that in young children, the right brain and its emotions tend to rule over the logic of the left brain, explaining the meltdowns and aggravations your child is having. By understanding how your child’s brain is constructed, you can foster growth in an age-appropriate and positive manner. Daniel and Tina, give parents deep insight into caring for children, describing their needs, and how to discipline them in ways that foster optimal development in their second book No-Drama Discipline. This book will create connections in your child’s brains to build emotional and social skills that will serve them now and throughout their entire life. These two books are well worth your time. Get to know you child in a deeper way with The Whole Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline.
Pictures do not do these Lambskin Slippers justice. There is no way you can truly understand the warmth and softness of this slipper by any description we can give. You are going to have to take our word for it until you feel it yourself! Each Jane-Ellyn slipper is handmade from natural New Zealand lambskin in New Zealand. The slippers are lined with fine lambswool fibers, making them soothing for babies feet. Slippers may look delicate, but they are strong and durable.
Jane-Ellyn slippers come in sizes 3-6 mo, 6-12 mo, 1 yr, and 2 yr. After working all day on your feet, you may need a pair yourself! Thankfully Jane-Ellen has adult sizes too! Check out Jane-Ellyn’s website for more colors and styles! We can not brag enough on these slippers! *Free Shipping!
Lambskin Baby Slipper – $64
Possum Baby Slipper – $78
Toddler Lambskin Slipper – $72
Adult Slipper – $125
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The winter nights are getting colder by the day. Give your little one the gift of cuddling up in Skylar Luna’s soft and stylish pajamas. Skylar Luna‘s close-fitting two-piece Winter PJ’s are made of 100% organic cotton, making it comfortable to move and sleep in all evening long. Your child will love to cozy up with you during these chilly winter nights in these California-inspired pajamas! Check out Skylar Luna’s website for many more eco-friendly designs.
For you mothers out there… This is a good way to match your little one with a simple T-Shirt! The “Mama Bird” and “Baby Bird” shirts by The Bee & The Fox are not only adorable, but they are simple too. For us, simplicity is everything. Each shirt is made in the USA and are from American Apparel. If you know American Apparel and their sizes they tend to run small so size up or down according to your needs. Now all that’s left is picking up a copy of Dr. Seuss’ book Are You My Mother? and the collection will be set.
Oh yeah… One last thing to mention. Ashley, the shop owner, has some awesome photography. You can check it out here -> https://ashleyjennett.squarespace.com/
Bringing a newborn into the world is a very exciting time, but it could also be very nerve wrecking. After the high of the excitement reality sets in and questions begin to flood your mind like, “Am I going to be a good parent?” or “Now what?…”, but the answers seem to come at the right time and things tend to work themselves out. But remember… You’re not the only one experiencing something new because your newborn is experiencing a whole new world for the first time. And, as we all know, the world is a huge playground. These cute floral onsies by ohsweetsprouts found on Etsy is a cute way to introduce your child to the world. This shop has many more products that you might find attractive so feel free to browse their store and take peek!
The internet is full of information that can accessed with a click of a mouse, but some of that information isn’t always suitable for the little one’s in your family. Torch is a simple WiFi router that gives parents a peace of mind when your kid is browsing the internet! With its custom settings on when your children can browse or what sites they are allowed to visit, Torch helps keep an eye out to what sites your kids browse with activity tracking to monitor where their time is spent. Torch isn’t out just yet but you can see what they are up to on their kickstarter campaign! If you like what you see feel free to support the cause and pick up a unit! Have a peace of mind while your children browse the world wide web.
Let’s face it… Kids grow up too fast. You could’ve sworn that you’re child was just running around in diapers last year and now he or she is graduating high school. As parents, sometimes we don’t have all the time in the world to capture and log every moment by lugging around our cameras or writing down details on a pen and pad. Better yet… Although scrap-booking is always a cute idea, who actually sits down and spends the time cutting and pasting into a photo book? Good thing there’s an App for all those things that we just mentioned and it’s a good one. It’s called Tinybeans. As Forbes Magazine said, “Tiny beans is a platform for parents to celebrate and share the small and beautiful details of raising their family”. With Tinybeans you can records photo’s, video’s, and notes. Keep track of developmental milestones and achievements, while sharing your kids journals and photo’s in a safe and PRIVATE social network. Give this App a try. It won’t break the bank since it’s free!
(Price: Free! at the Apple App Store)
With all the snow that has been dumping lately in California it seems like this Winter we might actually get some good snow! I know the East Coast doesn’t have this problem but, for us on the West, the struggles real. Regardless of the what the winter may bring we all know that cute outfits can brighten anyone’s day. Especially some of these adorable finds we found at Waddler! Their store is located in the UK and they are well known for creating beautifully hand crafted children’s clothes from wool. The image we put together above is just a snippet of some of the great things you’ll find on their site. Be sure to check them out and, if you see something you like, give them a try!
Etsy is known to have a lot of cute little shops that make hand-made items, and this company, Fox and the Traveling Gypsy, is one of our new favorites. A couple of their items we are featuring are their Vintage Kantha Bloomers and the Boho Jumper. The Kantha Bloomer comes hand picked and cut ensuring that no two are exactly alike and their Boho Jumper is made with Indian trim and handmade with Linen and lined with cotton. Like most Etsy shops, their items are made with lots of love and you can tell by the detail and quality of their work. Check out this unique shop if you have some time and maybe something else will jump at you when scrolling through their items for sale!
Nickelodeon used to be unrivaled when it came to children’s television content. There was Doug, Rugrats, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Hey! Arnold, and the list can go on and on. But the one show that is perfect for the Halloween season (even before Monsters Inc.) is Aaahh!!! Real Monsters. With all the different ways to watch TV Shows these days we provided an Amazon link where you could stream or download the episodes made by Nickelodeon. We’re sure you can find them other ways as well like Netflix or iTunes (cough…cough…maybe Youtube) but we will leave what service you like most up to you. If you’re a 90’s kid you know exactly what this show is…unless you weren’t living on this planet at the time or you weren’t into only the best kids network ever at that time. Either way it will be good to bring back the sweet monsters Krumm, Oblina, and Ickis.
(Price: Varies between content providers)
This week we would like to showcase films and shows that make us throw covers over our heads. Nothing too scary because we focus primarily on children, but we’d like to start off by mentioning this classic. Remember not feeding your little pet past midnight or else they would transform into a menacing creature? We do… And it’s all thanks to Gremlins! The film was made in 1984 and, although it may be out of date, it still holds up when it comes to fantasy/comedy/horror films that children may be able to handle. We’d like to think of it like a Denice the Menace for monsters. If you’ve never seen this film before check it out! If you have and you feel like your kid could handle the cuteness of Gizmo (top right) and the destruction of Stripe (bottom right) then this may be the perfect film for the family. Just remember to avoid bright lights and water… Or else… Muahahaha…
(Price: Amazon Prime – Free streaming! Buy HD – $8.99)
No need to go out and scramble for last minute Halloween party details. Someone has done the hard work for you already! These creative Etsy shop owners have made instant download party invitations, favors, and decorations for you! All you have to do customize it to fit your needs and print! Now you can enjoy the holiday festivities without the added stress of shopping. You can go ahead and thank Marshall and Tara Vaughn, Ally Brown, paperpapelcompany, S Moore, and Daniela Pinaud; they just made your life a little bit more easy!