Archives for May 7, 2023

Enjoy High Tea and Celebrate Mom at Farm Sanctuary’s Family Day

Photo Credit: Farm Sanctuary

Farm Sanctuary, the world’s first farm animal sanctuary and advocacy organization, is hosting Family Day, an event celebrating mothers, fathers, and caregivers of all species! 

WHAT: Family Day is a rare opportunity for guests to experience the love and companionship that farmed animals share with their families. 

The event will include: 

  • Open Sanctuary Time with rescued cows, pigs, goats, and other farmed animals
  • Vegan High Tea with a variety of sweet and savory vegan delights
  • A create-your-own mini Garden Station and a complimentary Farm Sanctuary keepsake mug to take home
  • Special storytime and book signing with celebrated author and illustrator of vegan books for kids, Ruby Roth

WHEN: Saturday, May 13, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Farm Sanctuary, 5200 Escondido Canyon Road, Acton, CA 93510

WHY: Many people are unaware of the emotional and social lives of farmed animals, and Family Day aims to change that by showcasing the animals’ lifelong bonds.

HOW: Guests can purchase tickets here

It’s time for the Spring Baby Roundup!

This Spring, I have a lot of favorites! If you know someone having a baby, many of these products would make great baby shower gifts!

GoSili® 12oz OH! Cup is a must for Toddlers!

If you have a toddler, the GoSili® 12oz OH! Cup, Silicone 360° Drink from any Side No-Spill Toddler Sili Cup is a must-have! I love the bright colors and love that it doesn’t spill!

  • Reusable patented cup made with 100% European-grade, platinum silicone
  • Soft, nontoxic, eco-friendly (because we only get one planet Earth!)
  • Embedded stainless-steel ring prevents the cup from collapsing when gripped
  • 360, spout-free lid means your child can take a drink from any part of the lid
  • Silicone performs wonders! When your child is not drinking, this lid self-seals to help prevent spills
  • Dishwasher safe and microwave safe too!

You can buy it here!

Looking for shoes for your little one? pediped Betty Silver Originals are so stylish and comfy! They also have so many other shoes for both boys and girls!


These shoes are available in sizes ranging from 0-24 months and they are on sale right now for $24. Approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association for promoting healthy foot development.

These would make a wonderful gift for a new baby or even for a baby shower this Spring.

You can find them here.

Here’s another must for a new baby!

New Swift Diaper Changing Mat

From the backseat, the park, a busy airport or rest stop to even the grandparents’ home, diaper changes become a breeze with the new Swift Diaper Changing Mat from KeaBabies! With an innovative one-hand design, you can simply whip out your Swift Diaper Changing Mat from your diaper bag and unfold it with one hand while holding your baby.

Easy to clean, waterproof, portable and compact for quick diaper changes on-the-go! Suitable for ages 0-36 months. 

Available in 9 modern colors and designs, including Woods, Acacia, Rainbow, Clouds, Gray Mod, Black Geo, Navy Blue, Sweet Pink and Classic Gray. Learn more at

Trending Toddler Busy Bags Reimagined as new BIZYBOO from Vango are a must if you have a toddler!

BIZYBOO Hide ’N’ Seek Busy Bags from Vango

Soft, fuzzy, portable and mess-free, BIZYBOO Hide ’N’ Seek Busy Bags have been delightfully reimagined as 12 different preschool-friendly characters. Toddlers can have fun simply squishing and squeezing their BIZYBOO. Plus, older kids can search for different hidden objects themed to each character using the custom attached card that lists both visual and written prompts. Can you find the letters that spell ‘Fireman’ in Blaze the firetruck? This is great for young preschoolers! As a preschool teacher, I had fun trying these out in my classroom! BIZYBOO is available now at Walmart.

The simplicity and open-ended nature of Sarah’s Playsilks tap directly into the child’s creative potential; open-ended play allows children to express their imagination and supports their independence. These inspiring, magical toys that children are drawn to play with time and time again not only allow for a limitless range of play possibility, but they’re also important for your child’s growth, development, and can make learning fun, too. Nourishing the senses with Playsilks gives the child an amazing tactile experience, which features gorgeous color harmonies inspired by nature’s beauty!

So go on and encourage them to Dress up, Decorate, Create, Imagine, Explore and Learn! Sarah’s Silks is a family-owned and operated business (for over 28 years!) specializing in Waldorf-inspired, sustainable toys for children. You can combine wooden toys and Playsilks for even greater possibilities. There’s even a collection for babies that’s simply irresistible! Price: Varies / Ranges from $7.50-$478. Available on Amazon.

The hero product parents are raving about? …Cue Riff Raff Baby Sleep Toy! The ultimate lovey that comforts, soothes, and promotes sleep with the magical sound machine options of white noise, heartbeat, and a gentle lullaby! As well as being super cute and offering five lovable animals to choose from, the Sleep Toy has been designed to support children of all ages with falling asleep and resettling through the use of sound, comfort, and routine. When frequently introduced during feeding times or any other pleasant bonding activity, the Riff Raff sleep toys can help establish a positive association with bedtime, as well as help your baby form a unique attachment to the toy. As your baby grows up with this sleep toy’s comforting presence in their lives, their sense of security is bolstered, and they become more confident engaging in a myriad of development-centered activities that were once scary and alien to them. They’ll feel like they can take on the world with their best pal by their side!

The innovative Australian-based brand offers a range of safe and affordable transitional baby items that will tick all the boxes for you and baby because Riff Raff Baby is here for you and committed to ensuring your baby grows up happy and healthy! Price: $48.00.

Available on Amazon

This is just precious!

Baby Starters 2-Piece Snuggle Buddy Toy Rattle and Plush Baby Blanket

Available on Amazon

Price: $15.99 

Help baby snuggle and soothe with Baby Starters plush velour blankets, made of super soft fabric and the highest quality workmanship while being generously sized at 30”x 36”. The soft Snuggle Buddy toy rattles to keep baby entertained when awake and the attached security blanket is lined with satin for tactical stimulation. The soft fabric and small size is perfect for snuggling and will help soothe baby. The plush toy features a sweet embroidery. Snuggle Buddies are very easy to care for and can be machine washed for long lasting use. Durable fabric does not shrink or fade. This would make a wonderful baby shower or even Mother’s Day gift for a new Mom!


WRAP – Generally speaking, a baby wrap uses fabric to tie and knot around yourself. You create a pouch on your chest or hip where your baby can sit. The versatile MOBY Wrap offers multiple carrying positions as the baby grows, plus one-size-fits-all comfort for parents and caregivers.

Benefits include:

  • Adjusts to grow with baby, from newborn to toddler
  • Offers front and hip carrying options
  • One size fits all
  • For babies 8-33 lbs
Tech-Advanced Crib Mattress Helps Prevent Plagiocephaly.

If you are having a baby, a crib and a crib mattress are essential!

Sleep Ovation Baby recently launched the first-of-its kind, tech-advanced mattress designed to promote a safe and restful sleep for babies while preventing the physical and developmental risks of positional plagiocephaly (creates flat spot on back of babies head and often need to wear a helmet).  While most new parents are educated that “back is best” to prevent SIDS, an unintended consequence has been the dramatic increase of positional plagiocephaly.

New studies have shown significant correlations between positional plagiocephaly and cognitive development.  The brand designed the mattress to reduce pressure on the head while keeping the baby’s spine correctly aligned.

The new pricing is $279 for the Standard and $229 for the Mini.

The Most Organized & Stylish First Aid Kits for Families are a must for all families!

Keep Going First Aid Kits

Whether your adventures take you around the world or close to home, the handy, compact Keep Going First Aid Kit contains a huge amount of essential first aid supplies. From burn relief to bandages, your family will be ready for anything! TSA approved, the lightweight kit is packaged in an organized, stylish water & stain-resistant case for at home or on-the-go. Created by a mom of four for parents, travel and adventure loving families, the Keep Going First Aid Kit is an essential for the entire family. 

Five kits are available, including the SuperKit (270 pieces), GoKit (130 pieces), NEW Deluxe GoKit (130 Pieces), NEW Loaded MiniKit (60 pieces) and KidsKit (44 pieces). A variety of stylish, trendy patterns and colors are available. I received samples and I just love the Rainbow print style.

The kits can be found on the website and on

Insta Worthy Birthday Props for Baby Season!

Actually, I love these products and they are great for even older children!

 Britsy Bean, a line of birthday décor items perfect for celebrating every birthday sweetie in style, including the:

Britsy Bean Birthday Countdown Calendar – $65

Start a magical tradition with your child! Move the candle on this birthday cake calendar from pocket to pocket to count down to the big day. Bring the calendar out year after year to make deliciously sweet birthday memories. 

Britsy Bean Birthday Banner – $58

Easy to hang, this beautiful banner can be placed anywhere in the house – including on the birthday child’s bedroom door the night before their birthday! Banner includes Velcro numbers 1-12 so it lasts year after year. 

Birthday Photo Prop – $30

Snap a shot of your birthday star year after year holding this adorable photo prop and watch your gorgeous kiddo grow from year to year! Includes Velcro numbers 1-12 to document every age. 

The time to start a sweet tradition like this is with baby’s very first birthday! Share this sweet set of products, available on Britsy Bean, with your followers today and help them make the birthday memories that last a lifetime. 

I absolutely love this!

Ready for anything and all-the-things, our Inter-Mix Organizer & Storage Caddy keeps everything in its place and at the ready wherever it goes. Whether storing baby gear in the nursery, toys or snacks in the car, or travel essentials within a larger bag, the oversize, well-pocketed Storage Caddy makes organization simple. (MSRP $99) I love this so much that I actually use it in my trunk and I don’t have a baby! I love the print and the size!

Award-winning, celebrity-loved, sleep bags and baby apparel! Unlike other baby apparel, Kyte BABY has the softest baby and adult pajamas that are economically sourced out of bamboo! Bamboo is three degrees cooler than cotton, while also being hypoallergenic. The fabric itself also promotes the smart use of resources and sustainability. Bamboo is the best choice for your baby and for the planet’s future, and this way of thinking is evident in every aspect of Kyte BABY! The founder’s daughter suffered from infant eczema and she needed comfortable clothing for her at night time for her sensitive, itchy skin, bamboo’s buttery soft fabric was the best answer for her baby girl! She invested in and created Kyte BABY for all babies, and mommies too! Recently featured in Forbes and by A-lister Jessica Alba on her Clean Baby Registry List: Poosh!

Bringing beautiful, sustainable pajamas to you, Tiny Revival elevates your child’s wardrobe with custom designs and eco-friendly fabrics. Fight to end human trafficking, with high-quality garments that you can be confident using materials that are safe for kids and the environment, and sewn using ethical and fair means here in the USA. Committed to eco-friendly and sustainable practices, items are made with TENCEL™ Modal fibers which are buttery soft and durable! Be a part of the fight against human trafficking with Tiny Revival clothing. Price: $48-$50. Available on Amazon

I just love this product! It’s perfect for young children! Storypod

Storypod is on a mission to help screen-conscious parents raise healthy and smart children through the power of audio play. Storypod invites families on a fun, screen-free journey with its smart audio play system for storytelling, learning, and literacy.

Encourage a love of reading with the ultimate storytime that kids can control! Storypod offers a subscription based, diverse screen-free audio library featuring tactile learning and read-along stories for the preschool crowd. The content is so good that they’ll forget screen time and be captivated by the next brain-building adventure! The adorable iCraftie characters are a favorite for little ones and make bedtime just a little sweeter. Available on Amazon!

Self Disclosure: I received samples and images to facilitate this special seasonal post.

*The summer Baby Roundup will post mid-June.