Laptop Giveaway and Party Friday!

What is your favorite memory of 2008?Family Eden is asking just that, and your answer could win you a Toshiba laptop. By joining the ’08 Memories community on Family Eden and sharing your favorite pictures and memories of the year, you will be entered to win one of three laptops that Family Eden is giving…

The Big Boy Room

My son is a complicated little guy. On one hand he tells me regularly that he’s a big boy who can use the computer by himself, ride the roller coasters at Disney, sleep with the door open….but in the next moment he’s climbing into the doll’s toy crib and falling asleep. But it is inevitable…

Micro-Blog Monday: Buy This Book!

I attempted to come up with a clever title for this post, but thought that cleverness would just obscure the point – if you are a parent, you need to buy this book. And forget a micro-blog today – this is too important to hold back. The first time that my husband and I travelled…

Fun Find!

My four and a half year old daughter loves to craft, but with a two and a half year old, mess-making, tyrannical tornado of a brother running around our sunroom, it is not always easy to find a safe time to pull out the stickers, glue, and other crafting supplies. This is why I am…

Micro-Blog Monday: Buy This Book!

I attempted to come up with a clever title for this post, but thought that cleverness would just obscure the point – if you are a parent, you need to buy this book. And forget a micro-blog today – this is too important to hold back. The first time that my husband and I travelled…

Top Five Gifts of 2008: Unique and In...

This summer our neighborhood was incredibly fortunate. Our county parks system chose to renovate our neighborhood playground providing our children with a summer filled with fun and excitement. One of the best features of the new equipment was a pretend store window where children bought and sold mulch, made grassy milkshakes, and ate imaginary ice…

Top Five Gifts of 2008: Nostalgia

Nostalgia – a longing for things from the past. As a woman who has in the past two years dealt with entering my thirties, realizing I will never have another baby, and watching my baby girl become a pre-schooler on her way to kindergarten next year, I’ve felt the bittersweet pangs of longing for my…

Just for You!

How often do you take a moment for yourself? Splurge. Decide to skip that special trip to the toy store on rainy day four in a row and instead grab yourself a nice, warm tea while your kids stare at you as if to say, “What’s in it for me?” My guess? Not often enough….

Goody Bag for Bookies

I’m going to confess right now that the prize I’m giving away tonight that really makes my heart skip a beat (or two or three) is the Cherry Blossom Market collection from Playskool. But I’m well aware that not everyone reading this has a 4 year old daughter interested in spending hours pretending to sell…

Baby, Oh, Baby – Check Out Thes...

NEWSFLASH: Baby clothing is not cheap. Cute baby clothing is especially not cheap. Cute, well-made baby clothing with little perks (fun for dress up, made from organic cotton, whimsical yet timeless, tagless!) is often very expensive. But I’d like to introduce you to a few generous companies who offer all of this and more at…