A new service for moms who like stuff.

We recently caught wind of a new free-sample service for moms. Well, “free” isn’t entirely accurate—you have to pay $10 a month for Bluum‘s subscription-based product sampling service . . . .

A new catering service for birthday parties

Pizza is a birthday party staple for a reason: it’s a crowd pleaser, not to mention affordable and easy to serve. But one New York mom is betting there’s a market for healthier offerings. Cara Buffalino-Sil…

The queen of cupcakes takes Manhattan

Cupcake snobs across Manhattan are about to do one helluva celebration dance: Sprinkles Cupcakes is finally coming to New York.

100 reasons to raise kids in NYC

In honor of the 100th issue of StrollerTraffic’s NYC edition (today!), here are the top 100 reasons we love raising kids in the City.

A (very) cool idea for birthday parties

A brand new photography studio opened earlier this month on the Upper West Side, and we love their novel idea for kids’ birthdays: photo shoot parties.

A new baby planning service for moms (with really good taste)

We’ve said it before: expecting moms with questions about baby gear should book some time with Jamie Grayson: no one knows strollers and car seats like The Baby Guy. But for everything else (and there sure …

New birthday party venues for kids

New York has no shortage of cool birthday party spots. But for those of you looking for something that isn’t Old Hat on your playgroup circuit, we discovered five new options for the 3-and-under crowd.

Cool hostess gifts for Thanksgiving

We all have lots to be thankful for—not the least of which is the person hosting Thanksgiving dinner. Show your gratitude with something a little more original than that re-gifted bottle of wine.

How to throw a spook-free party for tots

There’s no reason to host a Halloween party. But then again, there’s no reason not to. That’s what we thought, at least, when we heard about the new Halloween packages from Erin Shaw.

Nut-free bakeries in the city

Bringing cupcakes to your kid’s first nursery school birthday party is a rite of passage. But unless you plan to bake them yourself, chances are your school will ask you to buy them from a “no nut” facility…

Glam treats for Easter and Passover

The holidays are a few days away, which means most of us are scrambling to order centerpieces and fill Easter baskets. So whether you’re searching for a festive hostess gift to bring to Seder, or just tryin…

A great new baby gift—or indulgence for your own little cherub

There are plenty of all-natural, organic baby products to choose from these days, but we were a little more curious than usual to check out the new ones from Cow Shed, the spa at Soho House. (Because as muc…

A new Aussie kids’ entertainer on the scene

Australian performer Leon Fallon has been entertaining kids in New York for the past few years as Outback Aussie, a one-man band with a cult following that includes Brooke Shields and Christy Turlington. Wh…

Where to find great party balloons

When it comes to birthday parties for babies and toddlers, it’s all about the balloons.
 
Downtown moms rave about the Balloon Saloon, whose owner Sharon Hershkowitz doesn’t mind chatting about her high profi…

The hot new puppet act on the birthday party circuit

Puppet shows can be really lame—which is exactly why we’re so excited about the witty, intelligent and thoughtfully styled shows by filmmaker Chad Williams and his wife, Lindsey Z. Briggs, a professional pu…