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 …

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.

A celebration of the year’s top Scoops

‘Tis the season for taking a break and spending some QT with the family. But before we officially unplug, here’s to the most popular Scoops of 2012.

How to make—well, sort of make—this year’s cutest getups

Some moms make their kids’ costumes entirely from scratch. Others buy ‘em on costumeexpress.com. Most of us fall somewhere in the middle. That’s why we like the idea of semi-DIY.

Modern versions of our favorite childhood stuff

Surely there are psychological reasons why we shouldn’t project our own childhood obsessions on our kids. But it’s really hard to resist the temptation of a toddler Springsteen concert tee or a Shrinky Dink…

Worry-free bath toys

Bath squirters sure are fun. They’re also prime breeding grounds for nasty black mold. (Go ahead and gasp.)

Everything you need for a safe and stylish summer

With all due respect to the Solstice, we count Memorial Day weekend as the real kickoff to summer. Which means just about every mom we know is scrambling to stock up on hot weather essentials this week. Her…

25 companies we salute

This week the StrollerTraffic editors and scouts are taking a break from expert advice and trend-spotting to tip our hats to the brands we love.

Greek yogurt is having its moment

When we heard Earth’s Best was introducing Greek Yogurt Smoothies in pouches, we thought, Yum. Then we heard Plum Organics was doing Greek Yogurt in pouches, and we thought, Wow, them, too, huh? And then …

A guide to the new subscription delivery services for moms

Daily deals are so 2011. The latest cool way to shop is the subscription delivery service. Dozens of new companies have popped up over the past six months, delivering curated monthly care packages on a subs…

Hanukkah Star Cookies

“Making Hanukkah cookies is a tradition I began last year when [my daughter] Josselyn was 3 years old,” says ET correspondent Samantha Harris . . . .

Oatmeal Pancakes

“Making these pancakes was a tradition in my husband’s family when he was growing up, and now they are a tradition in my house,” says Alison Sweeney, host of The Biggest Loser and author of The Mommy Diet .…

Pecan Pie Truffles

“As a vegan, a chocoholic, and someone who likes the ingredients of pecan pie but not in a pie form, I love this recipe as the solution to all of my holiday problems,” says The Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bi…

Gingerbread Spice Cake

“The spices in this cake make the whole house smell like the holidays,” says Jessica Seinfeld, founder of Baby Buggy, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. “