Have you ever tried getting around with a baby, car seat, groceries, a toddler, a handbag and more? Does it take you forever to get from your car to your destination, fumbling all the way resembling something similar to a hot mess? We’ve all been there. I didn’t have a toddler with me when Henry was young, but I know I fell into the hot mess category many times and this piece of well designed baby gear would have saved me much complaining.
How many times have you heard the same song with your kid(s) today? I can bet it’s more than you care to admit and you swear that if you hear it one more time, you’ll probably barf a rainbow.
I’ve been there. Sometimes it gets to the point where I feel that the songs almost begin to hurt my ears. One of the most recent favourites around here is ‘Baby Shark – do do do do dodo’, even just writing the name of the song brings on a spine curdling annoyance! The songs might (might) be cute the first time you hear them but after you’ve heard it play 8 times in a row, you can pretty much kiss that initial ‘like feeling’ good-bye. Forever.
It’s party time.
When I started this blog 4 years ago, I never imagined how much positivity it would bring to me and my readers, so I’m celebrating.
Most kids aren’t so great at keeping their rooms and play areas tidy. Without begging, pestering and reminding, their activity areas are often left disheveled and dirty. But there is a solution for quietly encouraging tiny tykes to keep their clothing and toys neatly stored and stowed away.
Here are a few clever storage ideas for encouraging little ones to embrace organization and orderliness.
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All aboard! Kids will adore rolling under the bed storage, especially when it includes a train table. Perfect for aspiring auto-lovers, this storage system disguises locomotive clutter and can be used for hiding tons of tiny trinkets.
An awesome adventure around the world of children’s design awaits Dot to Dot London visitors on 19-20 June at the Vinyl Factory in Soho, so bring your passport and buckle your seatbelt!
For the sixth installment of London’s boutique tradeshow, Dot to Dot will present SS17 collections from its largest line-up so far, and not only that, it will welcome more fab international brands than ever before. Flying the flag for cooler-than-cool badass-ness will be all-new US exhibitors Stance, the sock label du jour,and digital print powerhouse Agatha Cub.
To start, I’d like to share a little bit about the story behind gNappies and the gCommunity they have created for gMoms and gDads – ya got that ‘G‘?!
One day over breakfast, Jason and Kim Graham-Nye came across an interesting fact. They found that conventional disposable nappies are the third largest contributors to landfills in the world and a single disposable nappy can take up to 500 years to biodegrade in a landfill. Since Graham-Nyes were about to have a baby themselves, it got them thinking. Their mission to find a better nappy solution began and they created a nappy system that uses biodegradable inserts and reusable pants.
They also created the gCommunity; a group of moms and dads who make thoughtful choices in how they how they live, as well as lean on each other for support on the journey of parenting.
And gNappies is a part of our parenting journey too.
In a few weeks, the Vinyl Factory in London will house some of the coolest and most creative toy, accessory, decor and kids fashion brands who will be showcasing their Spring/Summer 2017 collection.
We have been following Dot to Dot London for a few years now and have watched the trade show grow. Each show presents new and interesting exhibitors and brands, offering an organic platform for buyers and press to get face to face with designers and brands.
The upcoming show will be no different and the best accessories, children’s wear, toys and decor will be on display.
I give great importance to design in all aspects of life. Years ago, I began interviewing various creatives and collecting the stories behind their designs, products and brands.
“A portrait of my child once a week, every week in 2016.”
Boy oh boy, do I enjoy just picking up and getting outside – short walk is enough to settle the smog that fills my brain after a day cooped up indoors. I try to make it a point to get out for at least 30 minutes with him, always keep in mind the days we couldn’t go out and the days we will be stuck between hospital walls.