Life, Balanced
Samantha Ettus’ new book, The Pie Life, offers up a recipe for balancing the demands of work and family without guilt as an ingredient. Ettus, a Los Angeles mom of three and work/life balance expert, presents helpful tools to enable working … Continued
Jean & June’s adorable pairing of Mas Café ($36) and Mas Leche ($32) tees pretty much sums up mom life. The brainchild of LA mama and designer Blake Alfstad, Jean & June graphic tees are made from organic cotton and are cut and sewn, … Continued
Dinner Plans
TasteTrades, a new website launched by local mom (and former producer) Anna Robertson, aims to take the frustration out of dinner planning. Robertson was tired of repeating the same meals each week, but didn’t have the time to search cookbooks … Continued
No More Diapers
BottomZz Up, a new potty training system invented by SoCal mom Lynn Tilker, lets kids feel the discomfort of having wet underwear—minus the mess. The soft, unisex cotton undies have space for a BottomZz Up absorbent pad in their double-layered … Continued
Calm Down
Headspace, the wildly popular meditation app, just launched Headspace for Kids. Designed for parents and their littles to enjoy together, the app teaches meditation and mindfulness in a fun and playful way. The kid version offers five themes—calm, kindness, f…
Slumber Party
Brentwood Home has extended its line of healthy living products made from natural, organic, and non-toxic materials to the nursery. Among the locally-produced Babies & Kids collection, look for staples like the Wildfire Crib and Toddler mattress ($325), built…
Raise A Healthy Eater
Little Foodie Club baby food delivery aims to help parents avoid raising picky eaters. Founded by food writer and local mom Kerstin Kuhn, the concept was born out of Kuhn’s desire to pass her own love of food onto her daughter, … Continued
Urbana Sacs’ newest backpacks don’t just look cool—they’re as environmentally friendly as they come. They’re crafted right here in LA from washable paper—the sustainable textile is made using paper pulp fiber and recycled felt, and is manufactured through cul…
Fashion For All Babies
After welcoming her first baby, local mom and fashion industry vet Christina Okubo was inclined to design a gender-neutral baby clothing collection, so she launched INIMINI. All pieces are designed for comfort and longevity (hand me downs for the win), and … …
Major Swim Style
The new BOWIE X JAMES mix-and-match swimwear collection was created by four local moms who wanted to design swimsuits that reflected their daughters’ unique personalities. A number of the styles, including the Bird of Paradise bikini ($82) and Sunset bikini (…
Balance It All
Collab & Play, a new co-working space designed just for parents, recently opened in Glendale. Co-founder and local Mom Silvana Toledo wanted to create a resource for parents looking to transition out of the corporate workforce in order to spend more … Continu…
Just Chill
Mommy Oasis is the ultimate co-working space-indoor playground-meditation studio hybrid. Created by local mom Tracey Hawkins Sydnor, Mommy Oasis aims to provide busy moms with a place to work or recharge with quality childcare on site. Mommy Oasis offers thre…
Energy, Burned
The new Arroyo Adventure at Kidspace features eight new experiences that encourage littles to connect with nature. The giant Hawk’s Nest — a stunning wood structure situated above the tree line for optimal views — is the focal point of the permanent … Continu…
Ice Cream Castles, a line of whimsical kids clothing from LA moms Wells Butler Nathan and Veronique Vicari Barnes, could not be cuter. Nathan, a graduate of RISD and FIDM, and Barnes, an actress and jewelry designer, are longtime friends … Continued
Designed and manufactured here in LA, Parasol offers up eco-conscious diapers with cool designs created by emerging artists. Looking to stray from the bulkiness and scratchy texture of other diapers, the founders set out to create a product that was free of ……