Great spots for taking pictures of your baby

Larissa Underwood has a knack for photographing LA babies against cool, iconic backdrops. Considering many of us are on the hunt for a holiday card photo right about now, we asked Underwood to reveal her fa…

Intentions Linens aims to help tired parents sleep

The whole thing about new parents being sleep deprived is such a cliché—because it’s true. And half the time it’s not even crying babies that keep us awake, but rather parental anxiety and mental to-do list…

Parent-and-me dance classes for tiny tots

A trained dancer, former ballet teacher and mother of one, Karen Hayes opened Twinkle Toes Dance Company in Highland Park last spring because she didn’t feel other studios were striking the right balance be…

Half Baked Co. opens its first storefront in Burbank

We always do a little happy dance when our kids are invited to birthday parties featuring treats from Half Baked Co. So you can imagine the full-on celebration we had over the weekend when the health-minded…

Four quick-and-easy getaways for the sleep-deprived

There’s a real dichotomy between a new mom’s dire need for relaxation and the anxiety of leaving the baby at home. That’s why we’re big fans of the overnight getaway. For a quickie dose of rest and romance,…

Zookies launches drop-in art sessions

When Zookies opened last year, we welcomed it as a brick-and-mortar version of Etsy. As it turns out, the Toluca Lake store has a lot more to offer than cute baby gifts.

Wake up with the Waves entertains tots at the Pier

It’s not as though fresh-air fun is hard to find in LA, but we love the idea of Wake up with the Waves, a series of free outdoor concerts for kids ages 1-8, held at the Santa Monica Pier every Saturday morn…

A lovely way to teach your daughter everything you know

As a contributing editor for DailyCandy Kids and half the force behind DIY hotspot, Prudent Baby, Jaime Morrison Curtis spends a lot of time doling out advice to moms . . .And now, the LA native has blessed…

Fall’s new “it” staple for tots

If ever there were a time and place for vests, it’s autumn in LA. And this year, according to Ron Robinson buyer Jennifer Kunski, toddlers will be rocking them in faux fur.

Los Angeles-loving tees for tots

Los Angeles kind of struggles with the whole city pride thing. But while we might not have a slogan quite as robust as “I Heart NY,” we do have some darned cute LA tees for babies and tots.

Sweet Crush Ice Bar opens in Brentwood

Like Bank of America and Starbucks, frozen yogurt shops have become a corner store staple. So we were excited to discover that the newest sweet shop on the block, Sweet Crush Ice Bar, is offering something …

Sweet nursery décor from LA-based Etsy designers

As much as we *adore* popular design houses like Serena & Lily, Oilo, and Dwell, sometimes it’s nice to decorate the nursery with a few pieces that aren’t on every expecting mom’s wish list. So we’ve rounde…

Honest Co. introduces trainers and swim diapers

When we first announced the launch of Jessica Alba’s Honest Company last winter, a lot of you rolled your eyes at the idea of another celebrity-endorsed product. But six months later . . . .

New non-toxic nail treatments for expecting moms

Organic beauty treatments aren’t a new concept. But they’re not easy to find, either. So we’re excited to hear that there’s a new chemical-free mani/pedi at all five Bellacures locations.

Zooga opens in Culver City

Kids’ yoga classes are sprouting up all over town, but we’re especially excited about Zooga, a new studio designed just for wee ones.