Kerri Jablonski AKA The Maven lives in Seattle,WA with her 3 kids (2008, 2010, 2013), husband, cat and backyard chickens. Two of her children have special needs. Kerri enjoys cooking, travel, movies and spending time with her family.

Keep your baby “close enough to kiss” with an ERGObaby Carrier

There has been a lot of talk lately about babywearing. Some of the articles you have read have generalized that babywearing is unsafe and only done because it is considered “fashionable” When in … [Read more...]

The Learning Tower…Observe, Participate, Create

If you’ve ever had a little one push a stool up to the counter to help you bake cookies, or climb precariously on a chair to work on an art project, you’ve probably experienced some tears, bumps and … [Read more...]

The next Iron Chef?

Arriving in record time on my doorstep was a well-packaged box from Guidecraft. Adorned with a brightly colored photo identifying the contents inside “Kitchenette-Natural” , I knew I had to work fast … [Read more...]

Looking for a new water bottle? Check out lifefactory!

Not too long ago, I came home to a padded FedEx envelope on my doorstep. Inside were my lifefactory silicone covered glass bottles.Reason to like #1 – these bottles are obviously durable. Reason … [Read more...]

End Pacifier Woes with the BinkiBear

Pacifier woes? The BinkiBear solves the problems of the pacifier, allowing parents to choose to use the pacifier without most of the adverse effects that come with it!The BinkiBear is a baby safe, … [Read more...]

LeapFrog’s Leapster Explorer

Today, one of my favorite kids companies announced their latest and greatest in gaming for the preschool and school-age set! The LeapFrog Leapster Explorer Learning Game System!! The Explorer is the … [Read more...]

Kimochis®…Building character and confidence in kids… one feeling at a time

If you’re wondering why your toddler is having a temper-tantrum, maybe Kimochis can help! Your preschooler having a bad day? Or even your pre-teen? It's time to bring Kimochis in to your … [Read more...]

Facechipz

You’ve survived another school year with your child – soccer games, field trips and field trips. Your kids are starting summer camp, and your breathe a sigh of relief. That is, until they tell you … [Read more...]

VTech’s MobiGo

You might just get your iPhone back if your kids get their hands on VTech’s newest learning system, the MobiGo!This cool new gadget from VTech offers a touch-screen, a QWERTY slide out keyboard, … [Read more...]

Pamper your baby with bedding from Organic Blankees!

We’ve replace our plastic water bottles with stainless steel, eat pesticide free berries and drink organic milk, but what about our bedding?The same plastics we loathe in our old water bottles can … [Read more...]

Check out the Tag Reading System and Leapster2 from LeapFrog

My 21 month old is fascinated with books. He has been for nearly forever. When the great folks at LeapFrog asked me if I wanted to try out their Tag Reading System, I jumped at the chance. They also … [Read more...]

Check out the Mommy Measure!

Have you heard of The Mommy Measure? It’s a pregnancy growth chart and journal in one – the perfect way to keep track of your growing bump!Using the flexible vinyl tape you can measure your fundal … [Read more...]