Chic parting gifts for urban showers

The tendency when planning a baby shower is to go into high-gear cutesy mode: pink this, blue that, and lots of bottle and booties paraphernalia. But for those who want a slightly more sophisticated vibe, w…

Creative ideas for irresistible presents

. . . we asked Alton DuLaney, the Creative Director of Kate’s Paperie, for his favorite gift-wrapping supplies, plus some fresh ideas on how to create a magical gift-opening experience for tots.

Our favorite blogs and sites for moms

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The Best of Etsy

The last time we checked, there were 214,339 items listed under the “Children” category on Etsy.com. We have our favorites (see below), but seriously: who has the time to sift through? Not us. So we asked E…

Green Baby Shower Ideas

“Green” baby showers have officially replaced diaper cakes as the trendlet du jour. And that’s a good thing (on many levels). But to be perfectly honest, too much eco-friendly this and naturally that can be…

Making the Most of Bugs, Beer, and Burgers

Let’s take a minute to celebrate our Independence before we jump into what this weekend is really all about: BBQ Season Kick-Off! To get things started, we asked Bobby Flay how to grill a perfect hamburger.…

Personalized Party Decorations

We happen to love the egomaniacal side of birthday parties. As far as we’re concerned, the more places you can print, stamp, stick, or otherwise emblazon your kid’s name, the better. So we kinda flipped whe…

What Real Moms Actually Want For Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day gift guides befuddle us. It’s not like all the husbands out there are secretly reading the glossies and mom blogs to figure out what to buy their wives (or are they?) And it’s not like the moms…

How to Host a Sip & See

The “Sip & See” trend is gaining some serious momentum. Typically held 2-6 weeks after the baby arrives (open-house style with a timeframe of 3-4 hours for guests to drop by as they please), the mid-afterno…

Green gifts for new moms

No one has a better sense of what new moms want than giggle founder Ali Wing. So when we found ourselves with a list of nine pregnant friends for whom we needed to buy baby gifts, we asked Ali to tell us he…

Custom baby logos

When we first heard that stationer Sarah Drake was designing custom logos for babies we thought, Cool. Then we thought, “Um, so exactly what do you do with a baby logo?” Throw a kick-ass birthday party, for…