Presents by Tanlines: great music for the whole family
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Have you heard of Tanlines, out of Brooklyn NYC? You might have heard of them. Rolling Stone named their 2012 song “All of Me” the 43rd best song of 2012. Or maybe you’ve never heard of them. No matter the … Read More

Are you getting a bouncy castle for your backyard?
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Our daughter doesn’t stop. Literally, she is like the Energizer Bunny, hop-hop-hoping and tap-tap-tapping her way through the day. She just wont stop moving. Occasionally she will sit down for 3-4 seconds, then be back up running around. We are … Read More

How to help a toddler cope with a newborn in the house
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Last week Haddie welcomed home her first little brother. Yes, if you don’t follow me on Instagram: we had a baby boy!!!!!!! And then there was FOUR, plus one @schnitzelthedog. #ZevIzzy A post shared by Matthew Slutsky (@islutsky) on Jun … Read More

The Equivalent of the Circle of Neglect for 16+ Month Olds
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Have you heard about the Circle of Neglect? Maybe you know it by a different name, like “The Neglectosaucer”, but it is essentially a circle where the baby is trapped in, surrounded by toys that make all sorts of movements, … Read More

Your kid’s bath toys are infested with bacteria and fecal matter
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Bath time is such a cute and fun time, filled with splashing, laughter, getting clean, and of course lots of cute baby bath toys. If you use cute little squeeze toys in the bath, your kids might not be getting … Read More

Costco’s best kept secret – they don’t open at 10am
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Having a little one means that our house goes through a lot of supplies. Our number three supplies from Costco are: Kirkland Toilet Paper; Kirkland Paper Towels; and, Kirkland Baby Wipes.* Sunday was wet and cold in the morning, so … Read More

Baby Shark vs Sleeping Bunnies: Most addictive action songs for kids?
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Some kid’s action songs are just so dang addictive. Literally stuck in my head for days at a time, often on repeat in my own head while I go to sleep. Recently I’ve come across two such songs that are … Read More

Kids Wagons: are they worth it?
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For a long time I’ve had fanciful and whimsical thoughts of life with a kids wagon. I imagine walking over to the local farmers market, with the wagon and our little one in tow, filling it with fresh baguettes, overflowing … Read More

Travelling with a one year old
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Travelling with a one year old is an amazing thing, albeit can be very difficult at times. Haddie has travelled a lot in her 13 months of life. As an infant we went to Palm Springs, at 6 months she went … Read More

Who does your smart home really work for?
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A few days ago I was having a breakfast meeting with a good friend / client / old boss / titan of industry, and – of course – we started talking about technology and kids. We were both talking about … Read More

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