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, but got so much positive feedback from those moms that she forged ahead. She is kicking !@#%! and taking names over on Kickstarter exceeding her goal by tens of thousands of dollars already. If you’d like, you can get your hands on them by supporting her there. However, I think she said they’ll be available in stores soon too.
P.S. My mom would have killed for these a few years back when our beloved dog Jake was limping around her home on hideous foam alphabet tiles after surgery. This might be a great solution for anybody out there with aging canines who need a soft place to land as well.