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Products We’re Loving in May

Whether your kids are into books, barnyard animals or building, plush toys or peel-and-reveal surprises, we’ve got something for them this month.

Family Travel Products We Love

When your family is on the go, you’ll be ready to snack, sun (safely), play and give the kids a boost with these travel-friendly finds.

Inclusive Toys We Love

From wheelchairs and hearing aids for dolls to fun sensory, sorting and emoji toys, these products make playtime fun for kids of all abilities.

Toy Fair 2018: High-Tech STEM and Classic and Retro Toys are What’s Hot

This month we spent a few days at the annual International Toy Fair in New York, and what fun we had! The Javitz Convention Center in Manhattan was overtaken by the spirit of play. Imagine a space the size of seven football fields filled with the latest toys and games. STEM/STEAM-related toys that teach coding and robot building were a big trend. Toy makers are focusing on creating engaging toys...

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Family Products We Love – March 2018

A 3-D animation kit, sleep solution for Baby, French language program and books on baking and individuality are featured this month. For more product reviews, visit NAPPAawards.com.

Products We Love in February

For this month of love, we're loving new content-connecting and creative toys, a word-building book and a feeding support that makes Mom the boss.

January Products We Love

A fun strolling bike, a mindful book for moms, a mat for making art, a cool baby gym and a kid-friendly meal service are this month’s picks from our editors.

Put Some Jingle in Your Holiday Giving!

Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? We have some terrific, award-winning finds from the National Parenting Product Awards — robots with personalities, 3D printers that young kids can use, a play table that requires no tools to set up, a drum set for your littlest musician, a book starring your child as the hero, a yoga mat that also teaches the alphabet, and so much more. Check out...

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A Handy Family Tent That Makes Camping a Breeze

The first time I went camping with my husband, I told him I had a big tent that would comfortably fit us and his 6-year-old son. He laughed and still laughs at the memory of us squeezing into a tent that barely covered our two-and-a-half bodies without an inch to spare. Apparently, it was large enough for one person only. After my sons were born, we switched to RV camping...

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Flexi Lexi Yoga Pants Deliver Performance With a Dose of Cute

Yoga pants are great for any number of things: lounging, napping, running errands. If you like to actually practice yoga in yours, though, you’ll want some that perform at a higher level. Yoga pants from Flexi Lexi (www.flexilexi-fitness.com) won’t let you down. The polyester-spandex pants come in a variety of eye-catching colors and patterns – from Aztec to pineapple to mint, watermelon wedges and neon-yellow. They also have a number...

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National Parenting Products Awards (NAPPA) Website

The National Parenting Products Awards (NAPPA) is one of the longest running and most respected awards programs in the country and connects families with quality products. For more information visit www.nappaawards.com

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Shop Talk: That’s Cute, Baby!

Whether you’re shopping for your little one or looking for that perfect shower gift, these options are as adorable as they are useful. For more product reviews, visit NAPPAawards.com      

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Shop Talk: 6 Family Travel Must-Haves

Road trips, getaways, flights and daycations. Here are some fun finds for the family’s next vacation. For more product reviews, visit NAPPAawards.com. Wish You Were Here Share vacation highlights with friends by sending customized postcards with the Get Postly app ($1.99 per card, www.getpostly.com). Snap a picture with your phone, upload it to the app, write a message and send. Available for iOS and Android.        Sweet Dreams...

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Shop Talk: New Products for Your Pooch

May is National Pet Month. Show your fur-ever friends how much you care with these fun and innovative pet products.

Melissa Healthy Living

Melissa’s Healthy Living

Melissa Halas-Liang is a nationally recognized nutrition educator, Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, and wellness expert who truly “practices what she preaches."  She personally lives a healthful lifestyle while also inspiring others to do the same.

Super Kids Nutrition

Whether it's helping kids eat healthier with her children's books or inspiring parents and students to live more nutritionally fit through education, Melissa Halas-Liang believes good nutrition plays a vital role in spiritual, physical and mental health.

The Twin Coach

Blogger Gina Oshin, and parent of twins, posts everything from summaries of parenting lectures she attends, to practical advice for dealing with issues such as tantrums and sibling rivalry, to her ongoing journey to become a more mindful parent.

Beyond the Brochure

By Christina Simon, Anne Simon and Porcha Dodson. A blog for parents who are applying to private elementary schools in Los Angeles. And, what life is really like at some of these schools. - See more at: http://beyondthebrochurela.com/new-to-the-blog-start-here/#sthash.guAHzZ57.dpuf

KnowsyMoms

KnowsyMoms is the place for college parents.  It will help you with everything from what to buy to how to handle social and emotional challenges you and your student may encounter.

www.babbledabbledo.com

Think of Babble Dabble Do as your warmly messy, always accessible, online studio space; a place you can come to find a little art and design, a little magic, ahem, I mean science, and many other projects for kids.

Not On A Diet

Not on a Diet

We are a professional nutrition counseling office located in Torrance, CA. led by registered dietitian Sumner Brooks. Our practice is based on a non-dieting mentality, allowing clients to finally find a peaceful relationship with food.

Mommy Loves Tech

MommyLovesTech.com is a tech lover’s resource for the latest must-have gadgets, websites, tech news and information founded by FOX 11 News and Good Day L.A. weathercaster and anchor Maria Quiban.

Weelicious

Weelicious

weelicious focuses on quick, easy, nutritious recipes that are made using fresh, but minimal ingredients. The recipes appeal to a range of ages – from infants starting on solid foods to school-age kids and even adults.

Taster Tots L.A.

Kid friendly. Adult fare. Taster Tots L.A. is a Los Angeles-based restaurant blog and food-related news source for parents and families.

Crappy Pictures

Illustrated with Crappy Pictures (life, marriage, parenting, etc.)

Amber Dusick is the author of the bestselling humor book, Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures and a contributing writer to The Huffington Post, SheKnows.com and Ladies’ Home Journal. Her blog, CrappyPictures.com, receives over a million views a month from parents looking for a laugh.

Good Reads with Ronna – reviewing the latest & greatest books plus reading-related products for kids & families.

Ronna Mandel, former Associate Editor at L.A. Parent, is now  a freelance writer who interviews authors, reviews children's books and educational products and promotes reading-related events.

Museum Stories, art & culture for grown-ups with kids

Even though Los Angeles has some of the country’s finest museums, busy parents often know very little about them. Museum Stories is a blog about what’s happening at L.A. art and cultural museums for grown-ups with kids.

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