Good news for parents: the annual tradition involving a mad rush on one hot toy is over. In its place, parents are scurrying to find the coolest electronic devices. Those clamoring to stuff their kids’ holiday stockings with the latest electronic gadgets would do well to ponder experts’ warnings first, advises Environmental Health Trust (EHT), a group promoting safer phone use.
According to the newest survey from BDO, 69% of retailers say that consumer electronics will be the hottest spending category for the holidays. Back in 2009, just 24% pointed to electronics as the top hot gift category. In another survey, from the shopping site ebates.com, 88% of kids ages 12 to 17 said that they most wanted a gadget as a holiday gift, with the majority (69%) requesting some kind of Apple device. Read more…
“Wookiwoo, I Love You” is soon to be launched in all Barnes & Noble Booksellers, January 2014. Wookiwoo, I Love You is a heartwarming story of friendship and the connection of those three little words “I Love You.” “Wookiwoo will be shared throughout the years, and enjoyed and cherished by all who have the opportunity to read this book.” ~Carolyn Hopkins, OC Public Library.
Visit www.wookiwoo.com to order your copy or stop by Barnes & Noble to reserve your copy today!
Best Holiday Read for Children
Educators all agree READING is the most valuable tool we can teach our children. Our personalized storybooks make a perfect gift, for birthdays, holidays or just because. Books educate, inspire imagination and build self esteem. Our personalized books will become cherished keepsakes and saved forever by your children.
The children you love will be thrilled to see their own name in these stories. personalized books make your child the “STAR” of every story. Each of these wonderful stories includes a child’s name, hometown, friends and family in every story. Whether your child is in sports or loves dinosaurs, each book teaches principles and values. They will enjoy this great keepsake for years to come. Read more…
Author Bio: Patricia is the owner of Babymonitoradvisor.com, a baby monitor review site dedicated to help parents keep tab on their babies at all times.
If you’ve always been a jogger or you want to give it a try, you no longer have to let having a baby slow you down. Just invest in a jogging stroller so you can get out there and watch that baby weight come right off. Read this guide on the benefits of jogging strollers, important things to remember and how to know what to buy.
Benefits of jogging strollers:
- Jogging strollers have fixed wheels at the front to keep them straight and excellent suspension systems to keep the pram steady while you are running. They are very smooth even on unpaved surfaces so you don’t have to worry about your baby bouncing around as you run. Read more…
One of our contributing experts recently put together a kick-butt article that is the “Do This – and DON’T Do That” rule-book when it comes to getting rid of unsightly cellulite dimples, shadows and ripples. It’s a quick read with some eye-opening tips and a helpful video that you’ll want to see while it’s still up.
-contributed by – Joey Atlas, Womens’ Body Enhancement Specialist — M.S., Exercise Physiology”
“Ask any woman on the street what the definition of “cellulite” is and you’ll get a confused variety of answers. From “toxic fat pockets caught in the skin” to “bands of fiber pulling down on the skin” and many odd things in between…”
Cellulite Gone – Bikini On
The truth is: most people really don’t know what “cellulite” actually is, or, what causes this odd appearance of the lower body trouble zones…”
This is no surprise as there actually is no such thing as ‘cellulite’… So how do we get rid of something which doesn’t exist?”
Here’s the answer: Read more…
Having your first child is an adventure in itself, and it’s perfectly natural to want to take as many shots of the newest addition to your family as you possibly can. However, taking great shots of a baby can sometimes be tough work, which is why we’ve worked alongside UK canvas print experts Somer Print to bring you this piece on getting good snaps:
Go for a documentary feel
Whilst it’s tempting to imagine that many of the shots you take will be ‘cute’ or in a posing vein, it’s actually much easier to try and go for a documentary feel. If you just let newborn act naturally, you’ll find that you’ll end up with some nice shots anyway. Often, you can focus on the ‘firsts’ – the first moment with the grandparents, the first bath, the first journey outside in the buggy, etc. You’ll be amazed how many great photos you end up with if you take a more natural approach. Read more…
Needing a better way to organize chaotic family life, one founder co-created an app with her husband geared for families with busy schedules.
By Claudia Dietrich-Joe (Co-Founder, Hapimomi)
Nobody can prepare you for being a parent – both how wonderful it is and how much work it really is. Seven years ago, I left my full-time job as a brand manager to move from New York, with my husband and four-month-old son, to San Francisco. In an effort to re-establish myself, I joined local moms groups, went to parenting meet-ups and signed up for a co-op preschool. I met amazing mom friends, many who also gave up their careers for the joys of family and kids. We learned from each other, supported each other and brainstormed ideas together to make our lives as parents better. This experience was a large part of what inspired me to launch a startup. Read more…
A baby shower represents a woman’s last chance to socialize with all of her friends and family members before she becomes busy caring for her new child. It is important to treat this party as the major event that it is. There is a tendency among young women to act like baby showers are indulgent or insignificant, but they are very meaningful to mothers-to-be. Care and thought should go into the table settings, since they will be the focal points of the meal and will be featured in most of the pictures. The baby shower invites should be printed in the chosen color scheme as well. Read more…
When our baby Michelle was born, we quickly learned that having a baby meant constantly buying new clothes as Michelle outgrew them. There was one piece that she didn’t outgrow, at least not yet, those are her Khabooties , she started wearing them at 3 months and they’re fitting snugly at 14 months.
Before my wife made her trip to North America, her family passed on to her a family keepsake, a cute pair of leather and sheepskin baby boots. Every time we went out we kept getting so many compliments on them that we decided we had to redesign them and share Khabooties with other moms. Read more…