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Strollometer Helps New Moms Regain Their Pre-Pregnancy Shape

With all of the magazine covers featuring celebs who have given birth only weeks before and are now back in bikini shape, there is a lot of pressure on new moms to get back to their pre-pregnancy form.  However, if you have tried to get back your pre-bump bod and have not seen the results you were hoping for or cannot seem to keep yourself motivated then there is a new gadget that may help.   

Fridgeezoo Animals Help Keep Your Fridge Chilly

If you are sick of your kids, spouse or roommate leaving the fridge door open then you should take a look at the Fridgeezoo creations out of Japan.  These cute animal friends come in a milk carton shaped form and are meant to be placed inside your refrigerator.  They start out friendly enough, greeting you when you open the fridge, but quickly turn on you if you keep the door open for too long.

Chalkboard Placemats Keep Them At The Table - No Duct Tape Needed

It is a big step when kids graduate from sitting in the high chair to having a spot at the family table.  The novelty of being at the big table may keep them there for a little while, but soon after they have a tendency to start wandering.  Chalkboard Placemats may help hold your child’s attention, at least until dinner arrives. 

5 Last Minute "Trashy" Kid Costumes Make A Green Statement

Why spend $15-20 (sometimes more) on a Halloween costume for your kid? Your child is only going to wear it once. For some ideas to make your own, take a look at the homemade eco-themed costumes below made by very innovative parents.

Throw An Amazing Halloween Bash With These Creepy Treat Makers

If you are planning a Halloween shindig you are going to need some terrifying treats to serve to your guests and there are no better ghoulish goodies than the ones you make at home.  Here are a few Halloween food and gadget items to get your party prep underway.

Hut-Hut Kids Rocker Blends With Your Contemporary Style

Kids have a lot of toys and many of those items do not fit in with a clean, sophisticated look.  Luckily there is the Hut-Hut Kids rocker.  This piece looks nothing like your conventional rocking horse, but appears to be just as much fun, if not more.

Worried About Winter Germs? GetGloved And Kill Them Naturally

Gloves start out looking fresh and clean, but after a very short while end up looking pretty dirty and beat up, not to mention that they likely harbor a lot of germs.  GetGloved bamboo gloves sound like a great alternative to the usual old hand protection.  The organic bamboo material is said to be incredibly soft on the skin, eco-friendly, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and hypoallergenic.   

Dream Machine Recycle Rally May Bring $100,000 To Your School

I love recycling fundraisers, but schools hesitate participating in recycling fundraisers because they often don't produce a lot of money and they require a lot of work on the schools part. Junk food and cheap holiday gifts make a quicker buck. This year I'm emailing information about The Dream Machine Recycle Rally to my daughters' principal. Maybe the incentives mentioned below will be mind changing.

Giant LEGO Storage Blocks Make Cleanup Fun And Creative

As we all know, LEGO has evolved since its beginnings.  There are now different sizes, colors and shapes to suit every age group and taste, but there have never been life-sized pieces until now.  Lego Storage Bricks are an ingenious idea for de-cluttering kids’ rooms.

Little Kid Halloween Costumes That Are Sure To Appall As Well As Frighten

Halloween will soon be upon us and the kids are busy planning out their costumes and dreaming of all of the treats they are about to receive.  Babies and toddlers often turn up on Halloween with some adorable costumes, but they are usually picked out by an adult.  Unfortunately, even for the little guys, there are some bad costume choices out there.

2 Hours Of TV Or Computer Gaming: Find Out What They Do For Your Kids

.... The PEACH Project was to determine if watching TV and/or using computers for non-educational purposes was the cause for psychological difficulty scores or if the scores were caused by being sedentary as a bi-product of watching TV or using the computer.  The study results were surprising and should be of concern to parents.

 


Monster Hands Is 'Handy' Entertainment For Young Kids

I have found that sometimes the simpler things are far more intriguing to challenging little kids than fancy new toys.  With this in mind, I think that Animal Hands and Monster Hands temporary tattoos are a great baby/toddler entertainment idea.

Neiman Marcus Unveils The Gingerbread House Of Your Kids' Dreams

There are so many fun things about the holidays and when you are a kid the excitement is multiplied by about a million.  It is hard to imagine anything kicking that enthusiasm up another notch, but I am pretty sure that the life-sized, edible gingerbread house at Neiman Marcus would do it.

The 2010 Nobel Prize In Physiology or Medicine: In Vitro Fertilization

"You have brought many people into this world who can change it," reads one of the congratulatory notes to Professor Robert G Edwards, the British biologist who today won the 2010 Nobel Prize In Physiology or Medicine for his seminal work on in vitro fertilization (IVF).  IVF is used to treat infertility, a medical condition which affects more than 10 percent of couples worldwide.

 


The Wobbly DEWS Toothbrush Won't Fall Over

Why is it that everything to do with kids and toothbrushes is a challenge?  Getting them to brush their teeth is a struggle, getting them to do it properly is a huge effort and getting them to keep their toothbrush clean is practically an impossibility, especially when you are dealing with really young kids.  The DEWS toothbrush design features a rounded, wobbly doll-like handle base that tapers in towards the brush end.  

Cookie Stamper Lets Them Know It's Homemade

There is something to be said for having a real, homemade cookie.  Nothing can really compare and I am a big believer in making them yourself.  So why not flaunt the fact that you have taken the time to create something from scratch?

Children's Book Turns Harry Potter's Fiction Into Reality

While most children ardently believe the magic conjured up by Harry Potter and his band of wizards is the real deal - they soon learn to file those beliefs away, alongside Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy. Fiction is make-believe and scientific proof is another thing all together. That was, until augmented reality kind of blurred the literary landscape.

Perfect Fit Button Offers No Hassle Waistband Adjustment

With fall here already, the holidays will be upon us before we know it.  Yes, yes, I know it seems far too early to be thinking about that, but you know it’s true.  Anyways, once the festivities roll around you may want to look into some Perfect Fit Buttons.

Tranquil Tummy Crackers Soothe Away Morning Sickness Naturally

There is so little that a pregnant woman can take for her discomforts.  One of the things that has helped a lot of women with morning sickness over the years is snacking on saltine crackers.  To take the relief a step further, Nature’s Options has created a cracker that incorporates ginger root.

The Bubble Scrubber Makes Dishwashing Less Tedious

One thing that I absolutely despise is doing the dishes. It would be nice to have something to make the whole process a bit more entertaining.   The Bubble Scrubber by Fred & Friends is part cleaning tool and part toy, which is a very rare combination.