Topic: children’s toys

I’m Giving My Baby A Lump Of Coal For Christmas Or Anything Else That Is Semi-Free

I'm Giving My Baby A Lump Of Coal For Christmas Or Anything Else That Is Semi-Free

My baby has no concept of what Christmas actually is. He’ll probably be overjoyed just to get a sippy cup in his stocking that he can gnaw on for the remainder of the day. As my kids get older and start to understand what Christmas is all about, I’ll be happy to buy them the number one gift on their list (within reason). Until then, practical Christmas gifts will have to do. Bah Humbug? More »

Mommyish Gift Guide:10 Gifts For Kids That Will Keep Them Busy Long Enough For You To Pee Alone

 Mommyish Gift Guide:10 Gifts For Kids That Will Keep Them Busy Long Enough For You To Pee Alone

I am a huge fan of gifts that kids actually play with, that keep them busy, that give you a few extra minutes to do some of the amazingly selfish and terrible things parents want to do alone: pee, take out the trash, write a grocery list, empty the dishwasher. You know, all those wonderful things we get to enjoy while our kids are occupied. Here are 10 awesome gift ideas that will keep your kids busy while you get all wild and make yourself some toast or something. More »

10 Hot Toys For Babies And Toddlers That Should Be On Your ‘Must Have’ List

10 Hot Toys For Babies And Toddlers That Should Be On Your 'Must Have' List

There are ONLY 90 days left until Christmas and I know many of you parents have already started thinking about what Santa will leave your children under the tree this year. I’m here to tell you that no matter what you purchase your babies as gifts, nothing can compare to all of the magical items you have around your house that every baby and toddler will love to play with. More »

6 Reasons I Hate Monster High Dolls

6 Reasons I Hate Monster High Dolls

There are few toy products for little girls out right now as controversial as the Monster High doll collection (Bratz Baby Prostitots Babyz being one of them). Fans of the dolls, like Eve Vawter, cite their celebration of unconventional beauty and the themes of feminism, girl power and sisterhood found in their books and movies. Detractors are uncomfortable with the doll’s ridiculously unnatural physical proportions, overly-sexualized dress and makeup and lack of racial diversity — a rather large lack of diversity that becomes more and more pronounced with every new release. I can understand the arguments from both sides, but if you ask me, they are just TERRIBLE. More »

10 Magical, Over-The-Top Stuffed Animals That Even I Don’t Hate

10 Magical, Over-The-Top Stuffed Animals That Even I Don't Hate

If I had a gazillion dollars sitting around and I had all ready bought all of the Ben&Jerry’s Coffee Coffee Buzz Buzz ice cream and whisked you all off to a wondrous vacation where we all lounged on the beach and drank foofoo cocktails with cocktail umbrellas in them and donated some money to charity and bought a gigantic house with a special cat room with cat tunnels and cat towers and purchased Koa Beck her own real life Bambi I would totally buy these. More »

7 Things I Love For Bored Kids That Don’t Cost Too Much Money

7 Things I Love For Bored Kids That Don't Cost Too Much Money

JUNK is expensive, amirite? Junk costs money and sometimes you spend money on junk and your kid plays with it for three minutes and there goes thirty bucks that you could have easily spent on something wonderful , like cake. So if your kids are driving you semi-cray but you still love them and you wanna find something to keep them busy for a few minutes, I’ve got some ideas for ya. More »