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Yo Gabba Gabba! Live – Holiday Show Tickets on Sale Now!

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Back when we took the tiny dancer to her first Yo Gabba Gabba! show, we thought it would be a one-time deal. But, Asiya had such an amazing time (and we did too), so whenever Yo Gabba Gabba! comes to town, we are there. I just found out about the Holiday Show and immediately go our tickets. If you have a Citi card you can get your tickets now, if not you’ll be able to get tickets next week. Haven’t been to a Yo Gabba Gabba! show? It’s totally worth it – just seeeing the little ones so happy and dancing is amazing. You can get show and ticket info for your city on the Yo Gabba Gabba! website.

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Vans and Krochet Kids intl. Launch New Summer Collection

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Vans has teamed up with Krochet Kid intl., a grassroots organization that seeks to help and empower impoverished people in our global community. Using handmade wovens from around the world, Krochet Kids intl. creates unique, handmade products by providing valuable opportunities for developing countries worldwide.

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The collection marries woven Peruvian fabrics to Vans’ women’s Surf Siders, the popular Mohikan and a new silhouette, the Alpaca, along with the men’s Rata Mid. Additionally, the collection includes a backpack made of simple canvas and trimmed with a special yarn creation.

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Each pair has a hand-signed tag and online profile tag so the wearer can make a personal connection with the woman who crafted the krochet detailing on your Vans x Krochet Kids intl. collection.

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The Vans x Krochet Kids intl. collection is available now on Vans.com.

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Vans Krochet Kids int.

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Sponsored: 5 Healthy Eating Habit Tips for Kids

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The tiny dancer at the farmer’s market – strawberry face says it all – she samples everything.

We’re already half-way through summer and before we know it, the kids will be back in school. Sometimes it’s hard to get your kids to eat healthy so if we can start the healthy habits now, they’ll be second nature once the kids are packing lunch. Here are quick five tips to get your kids to eat healthy…

1. Farmer’s Market
Take the little ones to the farmer’s market with you so they can see all the gorgeous fresh produce. Most vendors offer samples — let the kids try all the yummy fruit. I take my little one every week and she wants samples of everything.

2. Cook with the Kids
Let the kids see the process of cooking. Even better, let them help out in small ways. If they feel invested in what you’re making they’re more likely to eat it.

3. Lead by Example
You can’t expect your kids to eat healthy if you’re stuffing fast food and soda in your face. Most kids, especially when they’re really young, imitate their parents. So, if you eat healthy, chances are your kids will too.

4. Cut Out Processed Foods
Try to cut out processed foods as much as you can. They’re bad for you. Period.

5. Dessert = Fruit
I have a giant sweet tooth and if I could, I’d eat cupcakes, cookies and ice cream every day. But those are treats and they should be for special occasions. Instead, for daily desserts, opt for nature’s sweets – fruit!

Hope these simple tips help you get your little ones on track to eating healthy. Eating well will make your kids feel great, and will help them fight off all those germs they’ll encounter at school.

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Where Did All the Colors Go? by Adrien Broom

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Adrien Broom is an artist and photographer who has been working on a project called “Where Did All the Colors Go?” — an art project destined to become a children’s book, short film and all around multi-media extravaganza for your tablets.

The premise is simple. The story is told through the eyes of a little girl and when she wakes up she realizes color has disappeared. As she moves on from room to room, she rediscovers colors. Though meant for children, the imagery is so enchanting it’s hard not to get drawn in — perhaps it appeals to the kids in us.

You can hear Adrien talk about the project below. She’s already met all of her funding so we can expect this to become a reality. In fact, she’s slated to have an exhibit at the Chrysler Museum of Art, in Virginia, in 2014.

Overview of Project/ Kickstarter Video from Adrien Broom on Vimeo.

I’m not sure when the book will be out but I’ll keep you posted because I definitely want a copy for myself, um, I mean, for the tiny dancer!

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CYBEX by Jeremy Scott

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The latest designer collaboration with a baby products company comes in the form of Cybex, and they’ve teamed up with Jeremy Scott. Of all the designers to team up with a company to create children’s products, Jeremy Scott seems like the perfect choice. His fun approach to design and audacious prints lend themselves perfectly to kid’s gear.

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For the Cybex by Jeremy Scott collection, Scott chose his Food Fight print — which, hopefully, will cover up all of the food and milk stains that will soon be covering everything. The print is perfect because as a mom, aka your child’s walking napkin, life sometimes feels like a food fight!

The Cybex by Jeremy Scott collection includes strollers, car seat, baby carrier, baby bag and foot muff. What’s great about this collection is that it’s gender neutral so you could use it for all of your kids – plus you’ll look really cool too. I wish this was out when I needed it for the tiny dancer!

You can get the Cybex by Jeremy Scott at Colette and other specialty boutiques.

CYBEX by Jeremy Scott

CYBEX by Jeremy Scott

CYBEX by Jeremy Scott

CYBEX by Jeremy Scott

CYBEX by Jeremy Scott

CYBEX by Jeremy Scott

CYBEX by Jeremy Scott

CYBEX by Jeremy Scott

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Hello Kitty Roller Skates!

Just when I thought Hello Kitty was plastered on any product imaginable I came across this amazingness – Hello Kitty x Moxi roller skates!

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Sanrio and Moxi have teamed up to bring the ultimate in retro style roller skates in red, white, and blue adorned with Hello Kitty’s face on the side and custom designed Moxi Hello Kitty wheels. Some of my favorite memories from childhood/middle school are from my days spent at the roller rink aka Roller Castle. In fact, I wore a red and blue dress at one of my birthday parties at Roller Castle that would have matched perfectly with these skates. Now you can relive your childhood, or hook up your kid with the coolest roller skates ever made.

The skates are available now at www.sanrio.com and www.moxirollerskates.com with an SRP of $199.

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New Hello Kitty x Vans for Infants, Toddlers and Kids

New Hello Kitty x Vans for Toddlers and Kids

Hello Kitty and Vans have released a new collection of sneakers for infants, toddlers and kids. The sneakers feature Hello Kitty printed all over – you can never have too much Hello Kitty, right? There are four styles available for toddlers, five for kids and one for infants. There’s even tote bags for mama that could double as diaper bags and no one would even know it. You can find the new Hello Kitty x Vans collection on the Sanrio online shop.

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New Hello Kitty x Vans for Infants

New Hello Kitty x Vans for Toddlers and Kids

New Hello Kitty x Vans for Toddlers and Kids

New Hello Kitty x Vans for Toddlers and Kids

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Mr. Men & Little Miss Out Now On Nook & IBooks

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Sanrio, Inc. and Penguin Young Readers Group have released forty of the most beloved Mr. Men Little Miss titles in the Nook and iBookstore for the first time ever. Narrated by Audie and Grammy award-winner Jim Dale, these bright, charming books, with their easily recognizable characters, are easy enough for young readers and witty enough for adults. A selection of forty titles – all priced at $3.99 – are available in the iBookstore and Nookstore.

With children using their parents’ (or their own) technology so much these days it’s nice to see that child-appropriate content is becoming more and more available. I love this series, and now it will be easier than ever to share Mr. Men and Little Miss with your little ones.

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L’Oreal’s For Girls In Science Initiative

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You may remember last year I posted about a European campaign aimed at girls to attract them to the field of science called “Science: It’s a Girl Thing.”  Though I couldn’t agree more that we need more girls in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields the way the message was conveyed was pretty horrible.  When I learned about L’Oreal’s  “For Girls In Science” Initiative I was interested to see how L’Oreal conveyed a similar message.  I visited the site and breathed a sigh of relief.

I think it’s ok to let girls know that behind every lipgloss is a team of scientists developing formulas.  My problem with the European “Sciene: It’s a Girl Thing” campaign was how the conveyed the message.  The L’Oreal “For Girls In Science” is less Charlie’s Angels and more Dr. Sally Ride.

ForGirlsInScience.org is a great resource for young women who are interested in STEM fields.  The site is entertaining featuring videos and quizzes but also includes features on Women In STEM, information on Opportunities and Careers and lists camps where girls can participate and build communities.

I’m currently reading The End of Men: And the Rise of Women by Hanna Rosin and she discusses how women are outnumbering men in graduate schools including law, business and medicine.  It’s only a matter of time before more women enter STEM fields and I think the messaging is an important way to get young women interested in these fields.  I think L’Oreal’s “For Girls In Science” is a great resource and we need to start providing more good examples for our young women.  If you have a daughter or know a young girl interested in science or math, please share ForGirlsInScience.org with her.

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GapKids 2013 Collection by Diane von Furstenberg

GapKids 2013 Collection by Diane von Furstenberg

Last spring Diane von Furstenberg teamed up with GAP to produce a collection of childrenswear for GapKids. Lucky for us Dian von Furstenberg has designed another collection for GapKids for Spring 2013. The limited edition Explorers Collection launches on April 25th and features the vibrant prints have made DVF so famous. On April 27th, select GapKids locations will have a fun in-store event to celebrate the launch featuring refreshments and activities. To see if there is an event near you visit Gap.com/DVF.

GapKids 2013 Collection by Diane von Furstenberg

GapKids 2013 Collection by Diane von Furstenberg

GapKids 2013 Collection by Diane von Furstenberg

GapKids 2013 Collection by Diane von Furstenberg

GapKids 2013 Collection by Diane von Furstenberg

GapKids 2013 Collection by Diane von Furstenberg

GapKids 2013 Collection by Diane von Furstenberg

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