Summer’s Here

June 24th, 2013

Summer is officially here. YAY! We hope your sunny days are filled with quality time with the little people in your lives. Get outdoors and play, play, play!

Earth Day!

April 22nd, 2013

Earth Day!
Earth Day!

Nothing raises our awareness of our environment, the food we eat and the products we use than when we bring a child into the world. This Earth Day we want to point you to a great resource that we think you will find invaluable. Healthy Child Healthy World, http://healthychild.org/healthy-living/resources/books/. Written by Christopher Gavigan, co-founder of The Honest Co. along with Jessica Alba, https://www.honest.com/. This book gives you clear advice for setting up a non-toxic nursery to reducing allergens and lead in your home and garden, how to shop for organic produce and eliminate harmful plastics. The list goes on but you will definitely benefit from all that you will learn and better your environment for your whole family. The more that do this on an individual level the healthier our families will be and the cleaner our beautiful Earth will stay!

Kilian Martin

April 1st, 2013

Every once in a while, someone can create something new out of something well known.  Kilian Martin is a professional skateboarder who’s doing just that.  Growing up in Spain, he studied gymnastics as a child, which helped him create his own individual style when his passion turned to skateboarding. Living locally in Southern California,  he’s combined old school freestyle with street skating to put him on a level all his own.

Blaxland down under!

November 27th, 2012

blaxland
blaxland
blaxland

Being from San Diego where the climate is usually warm year-round, we often find ourselves hiking outside or visiting our local parks and playgrounds. We came across this incredible playground in Sydney, Australia while searching for more locations.

Blaxland Riverside Park was designed by JMD Design who wanted to create an open-air space, free from a feeling of enclosure. Not only is it bright and interactive but it seems to integrate wonderfully into the surrounding landscape.

Stereo Vinyl Mini Cruisers

November 21st, 2012

Inspired by what was affectionately called “Banana Boards” in the late 70’s, Stereo owners Jason Lee and Chris Pastras have introduced the Vinyl series boards. A great first board for kids that you dads will find tempting to swipe for a cruise to the neighborhood market.

happy!

November 21st, 2012


happy!

As parents, we are lucky because our children give us a heads up on happiness. But what is it that truly makes people happy? Documentary filmmaker Roko Belic explores that question as they search different countries, tribes and villages for the secret to life greatest emotion. Belic said making this film changed his life, he moved to be closer to his family and friends and took up surfing, a past time that he used to love doing.

“Prioritize the people you love in your life and prioritize your happiness,” he advises. “It’s good for everything else you care about—your health, your longevity, your work and your relationships.” You can find the documentary here and on Netflix

Happy – A Documentary Trailer from Wadi Rum Films on Vimeo.

Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Win Indies in Vita!

October 5th, 2012


                                                                                  Bumbleride Breast Cancer Awareness Month Giveaway

” The National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) is a collaboration of national public service organizations, professional medical associations, and government agencies working together to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and provide greater access to services.

Since its inception more than 25 years ago, NBCAM has been at the forefront of promoting awareness of breast cancer issues and has evolved along with the national dialogue on breast cancer. NBCAM recognizes that, although many great strides have been made in breast cancer awareness and treatment, there remains much to be accomplished. Today, we remain dedicated to educating and empowering women to take charge of their own breast health.” – http://www.nbcam.org/

                                                                                 Bumbleride Breast Cancer Awareness Month Giveaway
In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month we are giving away TWO Vita Indies and donating TWO more to Baby2Baby during the month of October. To enter, comment on this blog sharing a local resource that supports breast cancer awareness, prevention, education or treatment (comments are moderated, please allow time for your comment to be visible). Please make sure to comment with your city and state/province first, followed by the resource and or link. This giveaway is open to the US and Canada only. One entry per day allowed. Winners will be chosen by random.org and resource verfied/authenticated. The winner will be notified the first week of November by email so please also include your email address.

Thank you for supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month and good luck!

                                                            

Handy Pocket Guides

July 24th, 2012



Handy Pocket Guides

We all want the best for our little ones and trying to keep up with the latest health and safety information can be overwhelming to say the least. We like Healthy Child’s Pocket Guides that put informative and practical information right at your finger tips. Helpful guides such as Safer Plastics, Super Baby Gear, Baby Body Care and Safer Cleaning, all with quick tips, resources and DIY ideas. You can print the guides out at http://healthychild.org/live-healthy/pocket_guides/ or you can download an app to your iphone/ipad or Android.

The Animalarium

June 25th, 2012



Animalarium
Animalarium

The Animalarium is a feast for your eyes, full of vintage illustrations of animals, art prints and books. Italy based blogger Laura Ottina says she has always been fascinated by strange and beautiful things and that the Animalarium is a way to share her love of animals, art and graphic design. Whether you’re looking for nursery inspiration or just sharing the pictures with your little one, you will definitely be inspired by the amazing collection of illustrations.

Young Designers

May 24th, 2012



Kid Designers
Kid Designers
Kid Designers

Last week was career week at our local elementary school and we were invited to talk about designing and manufacturing strollers. We had the kids design their own strollers and got a kick out of seeing their imaginative engineering and creativity. Nothing like starting them young for a fresh perspective 🙂

Here are a few drawings from a first grade classroom.