Published on Thursday, May 9, 2013 by Caryn Bailey
One of the joys of living so close to my son's school is the opportunity to use our walking time as a way to catch up or prepare for the day ahead. I also remind him each day about the importance of paying attention to the surrounding environment, including any vehicles that might be coming his way.
Two years ago, Chuggington partnered with the National Hig... Read More »
Published on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by Caryn Bailey
Part of my love for iconic characters like Curious George stems from my childhood. I have fond memories of watching the adorably mischievous monkey with my father, and sometimes it baffles my mind that I'm now watching these shows with my children. Based on a series of children's books written by Hans Augusto Rey and Margret Rey, they follow the adventures of George, ... Read More »
Published on Sunday, December 30, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
My favorite time to shop is, surprisingly, right after Christmas. It's a great time to shop for birthdays/special occasions or pick up items that maybe weren't received as gifts.
Because we're in the midst of my son's winter break, I have yet to brave the malls. In most instances, I prefer to shop online for the simple fact that it's overall more convenie... Read More »
Published on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
Earlier this week, I was chatting with a friend about some parenting challenges I've been facing. I was frustrated with myself, for not always knowing the right way to respond when my children don't listen, get in trouble at school, or simply just misbehave. Her gentle, comforting response was that just because I became a mother 5 years ago, does not mean that I ins... Read More »
Published on Friday, November 30, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
Even though we've just come off the shopping high of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there are still many sales going on right now at Totsy. With savings of up to 90% off, you'll find quality, boutique it for the entire family. Here are my favorite picks from sales going on right now!
50% off gifts at 1-800-Baskets.com
Up to 75% off photo books from PhotoBin
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Published on Thursday, November 15, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
Curious George is one of those iconic characters I grew up with and I feel a bit of nostalgia about the fact that my kids love the adorable monkey brought home from Africa by The Man with the Yellow Hat. Families across the world have been reading the storybooks and watching the shows for more than 70 years.
Just in time for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, Tot... Read More »
Published on Sunday, October 14, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
A few weeks ago, my kids received an awesome elevated train from TOMY and Chuggington. As a testament to the longevity of such a toy, my kids are still playing it it! My kids absolutely adore the Disney Junior show and long after the show has aired, they can still engage in pretend play with their favorite chuggers.
Right now, Totsy has a traintastic Chuggington Bo... Read More »
Published on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
Some of my favorite things to share with my children are the characters I grew up with through shows, toys, and books. Those that have stood the test of time are the most meaningful, particularly when I pull one out from the depths of my parents' closet and see my children's eyes light up with excitement.
Clifford the Big Red Dog is turning 50, and to celebrate, ... Read More »
Published on Sunday, August 26, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
Over the weekend, someone asked me what my children's all-time favorite movie is...After thinking about that question for a bit, I answered without hesitation: It is a tie between the Toy Story trilogy and the Cars films. We are a family that loves all-things Disney...from the magic that we feel at the parks to the films that draw us in with their relatable characte... Read More »
Published on Friday, August 3, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
For women, shoes are the most important. Good shoes take you good places.
― Seo Min Hyun
My husband will tell you that I'm not a women that fancies expensive jewelry or designer handbags. But when it comes to shoes, I have to sport the latest...and plenty of them. In fact, when my husband and I first got married, he had this rule that if I was going to purchase y... Read More »
Published on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
Earlier this week, Totsy launched a special Levi's Kids sale featuring a ton of signature staple items from the iconic brand with a rich American history. More than just a company selling blue jeans, Levi's offers a ton of fashionable wardrobe items to keep your babies and tots stylish and comfortable. Some of the items you'll find include tees, collared shirts, k... Read More »
Published on Saturday, July 28, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
If you love the company that's been making America's favorite jeans for the past 150+ years, you'll be excited to learn that Levi's offers more than just jeans. In preparation for the coming school year, Totsy will host a Twitter party in conjunction with the launch of it's latest Levi's sale for boys and girls. There will be prizes so join us! Here are the ... Read More »
Published on Saturday, June 30, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
Because I was one of the last in my circle of friends to get married, I gleaned wisdom and garnered support from those women who went before me. Despite my persistent and exhaustive study of pregnancy, it was those friends that I actually learned the most from. They provided insight on everything from pregnancy woes to newborn glows. They also helped outfit our ... Read More »
Published on Friday, May 25, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
Like most holiday weekends, we're sticking close to home to spend some quality family time together. I love long weekends, particularly when a holiday is involved because I know that shops, restaurants and entertainment venues will often run special sales and deals. With summer just around the corner, I'm aspiring to update both of my kids' wardrobes, so a good a... Read More »
Published on Thursday, March 29, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
After experiencing one of the wettest storms of the year this past weekend, it's finally beginning to feel like Spring! My mom helped me go through my children's clothes to pull out those items that no longer fit, and we took inventory of what they might need for the warmer weather and upcoming season. Since my children have outgrown a lot of their Spring and Summ... Read More »
Published on Thursday, March 8, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
Approximately five years ago, my husband and I were living in a 2 bedroom flat in Edinburgh, Scotland. I was working as a neonatal nurse while my husband picked up freelance work. I would schedule all of my work days together so that we could travel, and very often, we traveled by train or car throughout the UK. I loved going into London to shop and we actually sp... Read More »
Published on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
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If I could pick out just 5 essential items every new mom could benefit from, a durable, functional, fashionable stroller would top the list. As a mom to two small children, getting out and about is essential. I could not manage trips to Disneyland, our local mall, or our neighborh... Read More »
Published on Saturday, January 28, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
If you didn't manage to get everything wanted or needed for Christmas, Totsy is having some amazing sales right now! On top of the company's already discounted prices, you'll find additional savings on women's apparel and boots, lingerie, accessories, baby essentials, kid's clothing, housewares and more! Here are just a handful of sales I picked out:
We're righ... Read More »
Published on Saturday, January 21, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
It's mid-January and I've already knee-deep in cleaning and organizing our house for the new year. Since the new year is all about change, I always use this time to do away with the old in preparation for the new. Right now, you can find some incredible savings on home items from brands like Clark & Wellington, Boston Warehouse Kitchen, and Mud Pie on Totsy. Her... Read More »
Published on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
If "Santa" didn't bring you everything you hoped for, or you simply want to take advantage of some amazing after-Christmas sales, check out Toty's amazing blowout specials going on now through the end of the year. Here are just some of the sales going on right now!
Junior jackets for $15
Women's shoes starting at just $3.50
Disney character accessories for ... Read More »