Feb 252012
Last year I attended the ABC Kids Expo here in Louisville and you may remember that I was introduced to a number of excellent companies, interesting products, and lovely people.  I wrote about quite a few of those interactions, including the one I had with the folks at Pipila.  Pipila, for those who may not have been readers at the time, is the world’s first portable UV pacifier sterilizer.  It safely eliminates up to 99.9% of germs in just three minutes – and for busy parents, that three minute cycle is an important feature.
Feb 172012

Thank you to Build a Dream for providing us with a car from their collection of cardboard playhouses.  All opinions are my own.

Inspiring imagination in Baby C. is something that, as a parent, I am very committed to.  While I love technology and fully embrace it, I do realize that it’s very easy for kids to just be focused on that aspect of play and miss opportunities to be creative in an un-plugged way.  I don’t see many young kids outside poking at puddles with sticks these days, you know?

So I love the products from Build a Dream Playhouse; they do double-duty in the creativity department!

Build a Dream Playhouses was founded by a Cleveland father dedicated tothe futures of the City of Cleveland, the State of Ohio, and the imaginations of children. Reflecting on his city’s hard times, he collaborated with the world famous Nottingham-Spirk Design Associates, a group of 3 to 9 year old children, and the Smurfit Stone Container Corporation.  What they came up with is what they believe to be the most innovative, fresh, and fun playhouses on the market. Continue reading »