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Baby Shower Decorations: Best Online Resources

Lanterns -- like these from Party City -- make pretty baby shower decorations. Credit: Partycity.com
Planning a baby shower for a relative or a close friend is a welcome task and, thanks to online resources, creating a lovely, fun afternoon...

Childbirth Doll: Some Love it, Some Say 'Ew'

The Childbirth Education Doll, made by Sharon Coleman (etsy)
The Childbirth Education Doll has caused a bit of controversy, with some saying that they found the doll to be too, well, creepy. ParentDish spoke with Sharon Coleman, the...

New way to shop Etsy: Pounce on items!

I love Etsy, but the sheer enormity of that much goodness in one place can make it a bit overwhelming to browse around. However, a new function has been added that makes window shopping easier and appeals to the competitive primitive gatherer in us...

Old school diaper covers

I happened upon these monogrammed, eyelet-edged diaper covers while browsing Etsy, and was immediately taken back to my early childhood. Of course, instead of wearing them underneath frilly dresses, I preferred to mix and match with my R2D2 underoos....

A completely upcycled, modern baby quilt

When I hear the word "quilt", I immediately think of grandmas and country bumpkins. In the past, quilts haven't been the most modern-looking, but I realize it's part of their charm. However, when I come across a quilt that has a cleaner, more modern...

Valentines for robot lovers

I don't know when this obsession with robots started in my house, but then again, I never thought I'd get excited at the sight of a fire truck either. In my quest for robot slogans for my husband's Valentine's cards, I came across a slew of robot...

Valentine's Day is in a week. Do you have your cards?

Valentine's Day is in seven days, which is just enough time to order darling, inexpensive cards from Etsy to give to your loved ones. Check out of all these handmade cards priced at $1.00. (Yes, ONE DOLLAR.) ...

Make your child's room unique

Just because you have a little one doesn't mean you need to ransack the local Pottery Barn Kids to decorate their room. Why would you want a room that looks like everyone else in your neighborhood? How about using unique prints and colors for a look...

The cutest crocheted hats ever

First off, how many times have I written about hats on ParentDish? Wait, don't answer that- I know, I KNOW, I keep yammering on about baby hats, but I promise you, these ones are too precious to ignore. (5 commas in the sentence! Count them!) Look at...

Just in time for the holidays: Gingerbread Men Felt Play Set

These darling Gingerbread men look good enough to eat! Made with felt and adorned with grosgrain ribbon and buttons, they would be a welcome addition to your little one's tea party. The set comes with 6 large Gingerbread men, measuring 5.5 inches...

Do your children keep their mittens on?

My family just returned from our weekend park rendezvous, where Wito prefers running around the playground perimeter (as opposed to on the playground). As we walked home on this chilly and foggy day, Wito grabbed my hand and his little fingers felt...

Timeless illustrations by AshleyG

Last winter, I was searching for a unique gift for my friend's little girl. I really wanted to find something that she could keep forever, considering most children's gifts end up in a pile destined for Goodwill or the Salvation Army after a year or...

Fall leaves tee: Perfect for the season

Southern California beach communities really don't have the pleasure of experiencing fall foliage, unless you count gigantic, dead Palm leaves crashing down on your lawn/car/garden. (Which a certain ParentDish writer's husband wants to store in the...

Anthromorphic Vegetables: Nutrition and fun rolled into one

Anthropomorphism is the attribution of uniquely human characteristics and qualities to nonhuman beings, inanimate objects, or natural or supernatural phenomena. In layman's terms: someone drew a face where there shouldn't be one. One of the cutest...

All natural Halloween makeup for kids

Make-up is a better choice than a mask as part of a Halloween costume for a couple of reasons: 1) Make-up doesn't limit the child's visibility and 2) masks get hot and sweaty and can make little things like breathing and talking difficult. However,...

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