Thursday, May 22, 2008

Sunny Side Up - Little Hats

I don't think anyone would argue that there is anything cuter than a toddler running around in the backyard during summer under the sprinkler in their swimsuit/underwear/diaper/bare butt! That joyous laughter and love of something so simple is just precious.

But nothing is worse that sunburn on that perfect skin either - so with summer approaching its time to be armed with the sunscreen and the perfect summer hat for your little one's. In Australia we have a song that I remember from when I was a little girl that they still use today "SLIP SLOP SLAP"

It went something like this:

Slip, slop, slap

SLIP on a shirt
SLOP on sunscreen and
SLAP on a hat

Slip, slop, slap
In the midday summer sun

Slip, slop slap!

I am sure my Aussie compatriots and reading this and have the tunes in their heads as they read those words.

I was so excited when Oobi Baby bought out an adorable range of hats for this summer. They have full brims and a toggle cord which fits under the chin to keep the hat on as they run around and play. Best of all - they are a sturdy cotton and you can throw them in the wash.

So protect those perfect little faces. Available at wonderful children's boutiques across the country including

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Daddy's Little Girl

In a much better version of the reality show ‘Trading Spouses’ my mother and I have traded husbands for a few weeks. My dad is in Los Angeles visiting while my husband is staying with my mother in Australia for his acting career and I feel so spoiled because I get my daddy all to myself!!!

Every day I leave home for work after a run to Home Depot, so that we can get materials for my father who is working on our home renovations during the day. Then later he helps me pack orders and figure out what we need to the do the next day. How brilliant is that.

So in dedication to my dad, I have been searching for the perfect item for my father (even thought its Mothers Day this weekend) and this is what I have found.

Dad Appreciation Cookie Bouquets! After a big day in the yard and then the warehouse I think my dad would love these themed cookies. The slogans are perfect “Hard Working Dad” and “Cool Dad Zone” and they are baked fresh every day.

The Dick Hoyt story is another reason to love dads. Knowing my father, I have no doubt that he would do the same for my brothers and I so I seriously think a story like this is worth taking the time to read.

Finally – for new dads, there is now enough great stuff out there that you can still look like a man while taking your child out in public – you don’t have to push the stroller with a floral diaper bag and pink bottle. Companies like Diaper Dude are making cool stuff and changing an industry that needed some fresh approaches to product.

Diaper Dude

Dad – thanks so much. I love you.