Your kids? They skip, run, climb trees, and tumble over on a regular basis. Bottom line is, their feet take a beating. And without proper shoes, those just-learned-to-walk toes are bound to undergo injury. Enter: PLAE shoes for kids. Designed with the same techniques as Olympic sports gear, these sneakers promote natural development. Plus, they’re favored by a number of A-listers (ahem, the Affleck family).

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March 25, 2014

The New Year. It’s a clean slate for everyone. We’re all a little more optimistic, our willpower is stronger (for now), and our goals usually surround bettering ourselves in one way or another. So, this year, why not get the kids in on the action, too? Here, a few tips for starting them off right.

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Click to download a printable blank checklist for them to fill out.

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January 2, 2014

Brain Quest Gift Pick

 

Workman Publishing “Brain Quest Grade 3″ Pack
They already know the capital of every state. And each state bird (show-off). They ask 600 questions about what makes the sky blue. Your mini me certainly keeps you on your toes, and loves nothing more than learning new things. So why not gift that little know-it-all with the same seriously fun brain teasers that entertained you as a kid? Filled with games and trivia that are a blast alone or with friends, this is one present that they’ll keep playing with for years to come. Or at least until they memorize the whole book.

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December 21, 2013

Train Set Gift Pick

Lionel Polar Express Freight-Train Set
Built to look exactly like the train in the forever-classic holiday book and movie The Polar Express, this electric replica is any kid’s – or, you know, adult’s – dream come true. Complete with a round track (that happens to fit perfectly around a tree) and an air whistle, there are few things that set this locomotive apart from the original, besides the lack of a wisecracking conductor who looks and sounds remarkably like Tom Hanks.

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December 2, 2013

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Franklin Sports Green Bay Packers Youth NFL Deluxe Helmet & Uniform Set (other teams available)
If Sunday football is a family event and you can already tell the kid’s got an arm on him, this official NFL logo gear in his favorite team’s colors is sure to score you a touchdown. Complete with a molded plastic helmet, chin strap, pads, pants, jersey, and iron-on numbering, give your budding QB (or kicker, or wide receiver, or… you get the picture) his own spot in the big game – without ever leaving the living room.

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November 24, 2013

Kids these days, people think. With their smartphones, Bluetooth, and eight ways to chat with their BFFs without leaving the house, attention spans are nonexistent. It’s a scary, scary world.

Well, as a member of the Millennial generation, let me enlighten you. I remember life before Google, and my talent for finding distractions was just as developed as any kid’s is today.

That is where NPR’s list of best-ever teen novels comes in handy.
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Parents, hear this – it just takes one. My turning point was the year I discovered a strange little book series called Weetzie Bat (see number 89). I was enthralled. I kept Borders in business, and my parents thought, Phew. Maybe she didn’t get switched at the hospital.

Read this list. It’s predictable and surprising at the same time. And so what if your kid chooses Twilight (bummer, I know)? They’ll come to their senses one day.

Just remember, they could be watching Teen Mom.

See, print, and read the full list at NPR.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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November 23, 2013

One wants to be a doctor. The other wants to be a veterinarian. And then there’s always one who wants to be a professional princess or a magician. No matter what they plan on being when they grow up, they’ve got big dreams, and these are the gifts to help feed their curiosity.

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November 22, 2013

Eric Carle Gift Picks

HarperCollins “Eric Carle” Set of 3 Board Books
I know what you’re thinking. Where is The Very Hungry Caterpillar, right? Well, this is just the Eric Carle starter kit: perfect replicas of the classic children’s book collection in board-book form. Because if there’s one thing we support kids getting hooked on early (as in, the second they can hold up their own heads), it’s these instantly recognizable illustrations. Permission to turn through every page before wrapping them up? Granted.

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November 22, 2013

What do you mean, the terrible twos? Those are nowhere in sight – promise. Instead, we’re celebrating (hooray!) Little Rue’s second birthday. Complete with party outfits, décor, and, obviously, presents, we just had to share some of the adorable snapshots from the studio photo shoot. Celebrate with us, or recreate the scene for your own little one’s big day. Just don’t forget the cake.

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September 19, 2013

Carrying your little one around the old-fashioned way can get pretty (err, extremely) tiring. Besides, how are you supposed to hold that latte and open the door if your hands are tied?

Good news. Your new best friend has arrived. With a supportive ergonomic design and endless – seriously – adjusting options, this collection of baby carriers frees your hands and keeps baby safe and close.

BLG-1676 Boutique Support Lillebaby

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August 18, 2013
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