Beautifully Illustrated Printed Play Mats.

Say what you will about online mom groups, but they can be incredibly supportive communities. These beautiful foam play mats from a new company called Little Nomad came to my attention on a Facebook group for Upper East Side moms. The parent behind this particular product was about to give up on having them produced,…

Around Town with Little Miss Party!

A few months ago, I convinced some amazing people to spill the beans on their favorite urban haunts. Places that they love to hang both with and with out the kids. Unfortunately, the publication of the interviews kept getting pushed aside because, y’know…life! That actually sounds really glib. I had to shut down the old Mama411, start a new…

Learning to love the loft bed…

We’re moving later this month into an apartment where my oldest will have a little less square footage than he does in our current place. Obviously, the simplest solution is a loft bed. I’m kind of loving this Ikea STUVA solution because it’s super streamlined, and it gives him a desk. He’ll need a place…

BEE-BOOP Birthday Parties!

Yup, it’s another birthday party post. That’s for good reason though. My oldest turns seven in  August so I’ve got his birthday bash on the brain.  It looks like Brooklyn Robot Foundry might be a contender. I completely forgot that these guys have a brand new outpost on the Upper East Side. Their birthday parties feature a nice range of…

LEGO Birthday Parties…

Word on the virtual grapevine is that the Flatiron LEGO store is hosting birthday parties this summer. My soon-to-be seven year old is a huge fan so my fingers are already doing the dialing. Fee is $40/child. Availability is June 11 to October 30, and you can pick Saturday or Sunday. Parties serve 5-10 guests.All of…