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…

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…

Dylan’s Candy Bar Sweetens LA

We know, we know. Sugar is a bad idea for kids. But we can’t help being excited about Dylan’s Candy Bar, which opens its first-ever west coast store this week.

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 …

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.

DIY pottery for tots

Somehow we missed the opening of A World of Color, but at least we discovered the new paint-your-own ceramics haven in time for the beastly hot, killin’ time days between summer camp and school.

PetitNest founder, White Collar star, and toddler mom

It’s hard not to adore Tiffani Thiessen. And not just because we all grew up envying her adorableness on Saved by the Bell and 90210.

Where to celebrate the Fourth with wee ones

There’s no shortage of July Fourth events next week—but most of them won’t be much fun with a baby or toddler in tow. The tamest of them all seems to be the Studio City Fireworks Festival, held at the CBS S…

Two new (and not-at-all boring) exhibits for tots

A family trip to the museum always feels so . . . worthy. So you can bet we’ll be checking out the two new exhibits for tots that opened this month.

The LA Public Library hosts a sweet event for tots

We love the idea behind LEGO’s new series of Read and Build books, which come with a LEGO DUPLO kit so little readers can build the objects they read about.

Introducing the Mini Paintbrush

We love the idea of a former elementary school art teacher traveling around Los Angeles with a big bucket of art materials and a drop cloth—setting up private art classes in families’ homes. That’s the conc…

Beachy Cream opens in Santa Monica

Kids like ice cream. Parents like organic ingredients. So it’s hardly a shocker that Beachy Cream has developed a cult following over the past two years, serving 100 percent organic ice cream cones, cups, a…

Six perks for LA moms with multiples

When we discovered that Brooks Shoes for Kids offers 10 percent off when you buy two pairs of the same shoe (at the same time), we thought, How nice for moms of twins. So we dug around and found a few more …