Review of Stars Messenger app

Review of Stars: the private family messaging app that does not require a phone number

Here I’m reviewing Stars messaging, which our family has recently started using. It’s a phone and tablet app for families and kids who want a way to message each other without requiring a phone number. In other words, it can even work on a tablet with no data plan (so long as there is a Wi-Fi connection). First I’ll briefly explain how Stars works, then outline the pros and cons, and then I’ll explain why I feel it’s a safer fit for kids than other messaging apps on the market. More

school and education

Back to school with French Toast schoolwear – styles, deals, and more

Back to school is an exciting time.  For those who have a dress code or uniform, it’s especially important to make sure your kids have what they need well before the start of school. There’s not really the option to wear just anything if your child runs out of clean dress-code shirts.

French Toast is a US brand which has the biggest range of scholastic wear for all ages: from preschool through senior year of high school. Besides that, they also have a small but growing line of casual wear, but in this article I’ll be focusing just on the school wear.  I’ve shopped at French Toast a lot before. Today we’ll talk about French Toast and what they do, plus hear about what coupon deals they have going on. More

Breaking news

Introducing art & eden – children’s clothing that is better for the planet

Today I’m introducing a newer brand in children’s clothing: art & eden. They’re a playful, fun brand with a serious mission: socially conscious children’s apparel.

First I’ll talk about the stylistic aspects of art & eden. As much as we love the planet and want to make a difference, we want to know what the styles are all about, right?! Then I’ll move on to what they’re doing with the environment. And finally, we’ll get to hear from Susan Correa, CEO of art & eden, with some inside details. More