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Is It A Boy Or A Girl? At-Home Test Predicts Gender

Instead of waiting the traditional 16 to 20 weeks for a sonogram, a new test claims to let a woman know whether she is carrying a boy or a girl as early as 10 weeks after conception.

Make Your Baby A Star With Movie Poster Birth Announcements

Having a new baby is a big deal, but more often than not, birth announcements fall flat, delivering the basic details about the birth, without really sharing in the excitement of adding a brand new, mini member to your family. A fun new company announces special milestones in style, and every time someone opens up their birth announcements the house lights will go down in preparation for the show to begin!


Innovatively Refashioning Dad’s Vintage Ties

Don't worry too much about giving your dad too many ties for Father's Day every year. Ties can be recycled, upcycled, reused, refashioned and crecycled into new, sometimes very pretty things. Look at all the wonderful and inventive ways to use old ties below. 

Arm Bibs Make Cleanup a Breeze

Does your child or grandchild love to paint? Although we encourage creativity in our kids, cleaning up after certain activities is something many parents and caregivers dread. Why can't someone develop something that will make cleanup less messy? Well, you're in luck - Arm Bibs are here!

Sitter’s Studio, Finally Recognizing That Aspiring Artists Can Make An Economic & Creative Contribution

It's often you hear about waitresses who are really aspiring actresses; or bartenders who are really singers in disguise. Usually, these job descriptions are met with sarcasm since everyone in these professions in Los Angeles or New York only work to pay the bills until they come into their true calling. However, a new business based in New York actually recognizes their employees for their artistic talents, which become the main driving force behind their business concept.

Fruit & Veggies Rattles

These bright and cheery rattles are hand knitted and look good enough to eat - but don't!

The Business Of Pets: Niche Business In Living Wills For Your Dog Or Cat

Living Wills are recommended for all individuals over the age of 65, or those who are younger who are living with a serious medical condition. The principle behind these Living Wills is that the person's wishes with regards to medical care are outlined and documented so that others know what they want from their medical care at a time when they may be unable to speak for themselves and make their own decisions. Since our beloved pets can never speak for themselves, a company called Pet Living Wills has decided to capture this niche with a unique business.

Non-Toxic Crayons: Crayon Rocks

If your kids love to color, and what kids don't, they are going to love these unique and eco-friendly crayons, Crayon Rocks.

Flip & Tumble 24/7: Oh What a Bag!

Let's face it. Reusable bags are "in" these days and going green has never been cooler! Although there are many reusable bags out there today, parents are clamoring to get their hands on one particular bag, the Flip & Tumble 24/7.

Adorable Wallsy Tales - Stick Em and Go

If you've been thinking about updating the décor in the kids' room but dread painting or wallpapering, this is your lucky day! Create a brand new look with very little effort with Wallsy Tales.

Bill My Parents: Giving Children Financial Independence, With Parent Approval Controls

Prepaid credit cards for teenagers are not a new concept, but this type of payment method doesn't allow parents to control where, when or how their children are spending their money. Bill my Parents is a new company, which provides children with a card, but in order for a payment to be processed when kids are shopping online, parents will be notified and have to approve their children's purchases.


Intelligent Speed Adaptation to Slow Down Speeders in London

All too often, excessive speed is the primary factor when it comes to traffic accidents. We as a society have come to believe that time is more important than safety and because of that, we sometimes risk life and limb to shave seconds off of travel time. A company called Transport for London, based in the UK, is now testing a system that will stop this risk taking, and plans on offering the system to the public in an effort to reduce traffic fatalities.

The Double-Duty Oh Plah Bracelet – Chew on This

One thing is for sure, the Oh Plah! Bracelet isn't your granny's bracelet! This attractive piece of jewelry is much more than a fashion statement. It's perfect for new mommies and babies too.

Careers For Yummy Mummies: ConnectMoms Acknowledges The Business Of Women

Today, I'd like to think that women aren't held back career-wise because of their decisions to have families; but it remains a hard reality that women who are pregnant or have young children are looked at in a different, not so positive light when they apply to jobs, or when being considered for a promotion in the corporations where they work. Yummy Mummy Careers, is an employment agency that understands that even hard-working women have the right to make their families a priority, and finds them jobs and careers that also abide by this mentality.

Lavender Lab – Not Your Average Pooch

Cloud B's Lavender Lab is an adorable stuffed animal parents and children will love.  Lavender Lab is not only warm, fuzzy and totally huggable, little Lavender has a little secret hidden deep within.

Iiamo Go Self-Heating Feeding Bottles - This is One Hot Bottle!

This baby bottle is, well, beyond cool. It's HOT!  At first glance, you'll notice the unusual and unique shape of the bottle. But it's what you don't see that makes this bottle extra special.

Sleep Sheep – A Baby’s Best Friend

The Sleep Sheep is definitely not your typical plush toy! This little lamb is not only warm and fuzzy; he's a parent's best friend and a baby's constant companion!

The 11 Best Toys of 2009: Toy Industry Awards

Every year, the Toy Industry Association (TIA) selects the best representatives of 11 categories of toys. They are selected on the basis of excellence of product design and safety, creativity and novelty, and overall presentation. This year's line up of Toy of the Year (TOTY) winners include some breakthrough technologies that adults will appreciate as much as their kids enjoy playing with them

Mom, Do Your Balls Recharge? More Earth Friendly Gifts For Mom

Shouldn't every day be Mother's Day? Mother's everywhere will probably shout, "Yes!" This year show your mom how much she is appreciated. Then help her relax with gifts like the unique earth friendly gifts ideas below. 

The Farm Scene Wooden Book – Go Ahead and Chew on This!

By Selecta, this little book is sure to be a great big favorite for children and parents alike. The Farm Scene Wooden Book is "bound" to make a wonderful heirloom too.