5 clever ideas for (nearly) homemade costumes.
We'd love to say we're making our kids' costumes from scratch this year. But it's just not going to happen. We'll more likely order a cute one from Pottery Barn Kids—unless the Universe blesses us with some spare time, …
Fresh ideas for celebrating the mom-to-be
No one wants to play "Guess the Baby Food." But you've gotta do something to move things along at a baby shower. So once you've settled on a theme (cruise Hostess Blog for ideas) and sorted out the menu, consider … Cont…
Fab first birthday trimmings
Google "first birthday party," and you'll find an overwhelming amount of crap. But there are plenty of fabugorge supplies out there. We swear. For starters, check out minted's selection of indie-designed first birthday …
7 thoughtful gifts for your weekend hosts
Chances are, you're going to mooch at least one weekend this summer. And while everyone likes a nice candle or bottle of wine, we love the idea of bringing something summery for the kids. As co-owner of Magic Beans, Eli…
8 thoughtful gifts for the newly expectant
There's something special about the first time you meet up with a bestie after she's announced her pregnancy. And while etiquette doesn't require a gift, it's nice to bring something thoughtful. A small gift with a tiny…
Our favorite gifts for Mother's and Father's Day
Pictures of the kids make great gifts for those who love them. Especially when they're artfully displayed on the items we use every day. Here, nine of our favorite photo gifts for the grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles, …
25 companies we adore
Of course we're celebrating our love for our families this Valentine's Day. But we also want to celebrate the innovative, thoughtful companies that keep our families comfortable, healthy, and entertained—and save us tim…
Amy Atlas shares creative ways to celebrate outdoors
Party pro Amy Atlas could transform even an industry awards dinner into a fabulous soiree. Here are her five suggestions for making a little one's summer birthday party memorable (and tasty). 1. Happy Trails. Invite you…
Amy Atlas shares her favorite mini-shower themes

Seems like “sprinkles” (mini showers for a second- or third-time mom) are here to stay. So we asked Sweets Stylist and event-planning pro Amy Atlas to give us the lowdown on the trend—and ideas for pulling …

Our favorite baby stuff from indie designers around the country

Chains and big brands can be wonderfully reliable for baby staples, but it’s just so satisfying to find amazing gear—that no one else has—handcrafted by a designer who’s doing it on her own. We looked from …

Thoughtful baby gifts for same-sex siblings

. . . . We asked our trusted StrollerTraffic Scouts to dish out some gift ideas that second-time parents of same-sex siblings might actually need—or at least appreciate.

25 companies we’re completely in love with

In lieu of the usual Valentine’s Day gift guides and date night ideas, we decided to celebrate the holiday of love by gushing over our favorite brands. And so we present our 2013 list of Brands We Heart.

The top parenting trends and topics for the new year

2013. Wow. Now that the champagne bottles have been recycled, we’re ready to focus on the exciting developments, important health issues, and fun trends we’ll face this year. Here’s what our trusted panel o…

Popular party themes and decor for the new year

The true special-ness of a birthday party is in the details. To that end, we’ve asked Sweets Stylist and all-around party pro Amy Atlas for a glimpse of the coolest trends coming down the kids-party pipelin…

Festive tips from Hostess with the Mostess

Search for “gender reveal” on YouTube and you’ll find nearly 2,000 clips of expecting couples announcing the sex of their babies to friends and family. Looks like the trend is here to stay.