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Hand Creams

Best Hand Creams

Both Charlie and Olive were newborns in the winter months, so I had severely chapped hands from the excessive hand washing and cold weather. I’ve tried a bunch of different hand creams to keep the dryness away, and my current favorite is Weleda’s Skin Food. No matter what you use, I’ve found that the best […]


The Best Wooden Toys: Grimm’s Spiel & Holz Design

I recently wrote a post on why I stopped buying electronic toys, and how I’ve been making a big effort to buy fewer, high quality toys. So I thought I would share some of the companies I’ve come across that are making really great toys, but are not as well known. First up is Grimm’s […]

Gift Guide for 3 Year Olds

Since Charlie’s birthday and Christmas is in December, I’ve been thinking about lots of gift ideas for him. The older Charlie gets, the more options there are for imaginative play toys, educational toys, and toys that are just plain fun. Most of the gifts in our Gift Guide for 2 year olds are still applicable […]


The Bees’ Holiday Gift Guide for Babies – Preschoolers

Mrs. Superhero came up with the idea to compile a group holiday gift guide based on each of our little one’s ages. So each of the Bees have contributed a couple of toys that their little ones love or have on their wishlists in the guides below. These are tried and true suggestions from real […]


First Aid Kit

When Charlie was learning to walk, we kept a mini first aid kit in his stroller that consisted of an instant ice pack, neosporin, antiseptic wipes, and band-aids. We spent hours at the playground every day, and Charlie had a lot of falls when he was mastering walking and then running. Our little first aid […]

household items

12 Household Items that Double as Toys for Babies & Toddlers

I think a lot of parents these days are looking to minimize the gear they purchase for children, especially when it comes to toys. To reduce toy clutter, this is our guide to common household items that double as toys. Charlie has loved playing with every single item on this list!


Summer Swimwear

Since Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kickoff to summer, we’ve pulled together a guide on the summer swimwear you need to keep your tots safe from the sun, in addition to sunblock of course. We’re pretty serious when it comes to sun protection for the kids in the Bee household!

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