Zio Ziegler for PBteen {Review}

Last month PBteen launched an exclusive collection of bold, street-style bedding, backpacks, and wall art with contemporary artist Zio Ziegler. We got a first look at the collection and face-time with Zio himself at I.S. 289 Hudson River Middle School in Manhattan where he unveiled a custom mural for the students.

The bold graphic collection is currently available at PBteen and includes room decor from pillows to wall art and back to school favorites like lunch bags and back packs.

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Beauty Buzz | 25 Beauty Products To Try This Summer

25 Beauty Products To Try This Summer

For my beauty junkies, here are 25 of the best beauty products summer 2014 to keep you hydrated and glowing all season long:

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Glam Baby Gear | Graco Relay Click Connect Performance Jogger

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Living in Manhattan with children, you can’t go out without a stroller. Now that we primarily drive everywhere, our strollers are mostly used for more rigorous activities. I quickly learned the performance jogger is to the suburbs what the lightweight umbrella stroller is to the city.

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Gasps & Giggles at Blue Man Group New York {Giveaway}

I’ve been racking my brain trying to remember the year I first saw Blue Man Group New York. I was with my parents and brother which leads me to believe it was the mid to late nineties. All these years later, the wordless theatrical show is still going strong, a true testament to its broad appeal. I saw it again today with completely new eyes thanks to my adorable, soon-to-be five year old date.

Blue Man Group New York Review

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Beauty Buzz | Les Blancs Nail Collection from L’Oreal Paris

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Peach Negligé, Sweet Lilac, Mint Glacée, À La Meringue, Spot Me and Le Pastille

L’Oreal Paris has a gorgeous new limited edition nail collection called Les Blancs. The six nail hues offer a spectrum of pastels and two spotted shades.

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Are You Ready for Kindergarten Game Show {Review}

As summer approaches, you may be wondering, “Is my child ready for the upcoming school year?”

Sebastian will be starting kindergarten in September just as he turns 5, making him on the younger side of his class. I know he’s ready– he was born ready–but we didn’t take the decision lightly and of course will be monitoring his progress.

While there’s more to kindergarten readiness than just academics, I was intrigued by Lakeshore Learning’s new series of games, “Are You Ready?.”

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Beauty Buzz | Color Wow Root Cover Up

Color Wow Root Cover Up Review

The first time I spotted a gray hair among my unmistakably brown strands, I earnestly thought, “Oh look at that, a blonde hair.”

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Glam Baby Gear | Ergobaby Four Position 360 Carrier

A comfortable baby carrier is a real asset for caregivers. The benefits of babywearing are well-documented and being hands-free can increase productivity and save your sanity.

After Sebastian was born, I tested several carrier options and found Ergobaby to be among the most comfortable. That’s no easy feat considering he weighed over 25 pounds by his first birthday but with the help of our Ergobaby, I toted him around New York City, on buses and subways, through museums and parks, for years.

Our carriers got a second life when Lucas was born. In addition to wanting him safe and close, Sebastian still needed a stroller so I often wore Lucas while pushing Sebastian. If we were out and about and I needed Lucas to nap, all I had to do was wear him and he conked out immediately. I had a particularly hard time last summer vacation getting him to nap in the new environment and would carry him around in the Ergobaby to make him drowsy. Worked every time!

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Glam Baby Gear | Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Doorway Jumper

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It’s hard for me to believe but my little summer baby is over 8 months old. He’s my second child and this time around I knew exactly what baby gear we needed and what we didn’t. Since space is at a premium these days, knowing the difference is more important than ever.

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Rosie Pope Baby {Review}

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If you’re a parent, chances are you’ve heard of Rosie Pope. She’s the television personality and maternity-wear designer that so many moms and dads turn to for style advice and parenting wisdom. Jill and I are huge fans of her maternity line (you can check out Jill’s maternity style here and maternity shoot in Rosie Pope here) and were excited to learn that she recently launched a children’s wear collection.

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