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20 Items From My Baby Registry That I Actually Used

Having your first child can be extremely overwhelming, especially when it comes to your baby registry. Your friends will all have an opinion about what you need and it’s important to know that every parenting style is different. Just because something was the golden ticket for your best friend, doesn’t mean it will be for you. When I was preparing …

Bacon, Avocado & Tomato Stacks

Life is all about balance. There is nothing better than finding a recipe that is mostly healthy and tastes delicious (we put in a little bacon). It's always easier to stay on track when you look forward to your meal -- no one wants to eat something boring. Enter Bacon, Avocado and Tomato Stacks. This is my new summer jam. I love …

Sh*t Nobody Tells You About Potty Training

Three Things I Learned in the First Month of Potty Training: 1. Whether it be a nanny, a babysitter or your husband, make sure that everyone who cares for your child is involved in the process and understands your goals. If you have a no diaper rule everyone needs to follow it and be on the same page, otherwise it can …

Laura Kyttanen

I currently live in West Hollywood, California with my husband, Janne Kyttanen, our adorable little boy, Aiden, and a very vocal cat (especially at 5 in the morning), Xena.  My husband, Janne was born in Helsinki, Finland. He is considered a pioneer in design for 3D printing and is a successful entrepreneur. Janne and I met in 2010 when I moved from …

Laura Kyttanen’s Watermelon Salad

All hail the watermelon salad! It officially feels like summer when the table cloth is gingham and the salads are comprised of mostly fruit. Rad Mom and sensorial brand consultant, Laura Kyttanen taught us that this salad can be super fancy (think 5-6 cubes of watermelon per plate surrounded by delicate drops of balsamic) or very casual (think …

A Father’s Day Photo Shoot for Dad & the Babes!

Our favorite photographer, Hallie Duesenberg, is at it again -- this time for Father's Day! Sign up for a Father's Day photo shoot mini session where dad and the babes are photographed by Hallie at Highground in West Town on Saturday, June 17th. Sessions are twenty minutes long and ten days later you will receive fifteen edited photos via …

D-A-D Maple Bacon Stuffed French Toast

There’s always something special about eating breakfast in bed – especially when it’s delivered by someone as cute as Zelda (I know I might be biased, but come on!). This year, we’re planning on spoiling Spiro with D-A-D Maple Bacon Stuffed French Toast. When we were doing our practice run, Zelda was all too happy to be the …

Father’s Day Weekend: Brunch 4-Ways, Mini Golf & More!

I feel like we just celebrated Mother's Day, and I can't get over that the year is half over. Now it's dad's turn, and there's no shortage of fun in Chicago for him and the whole crew! If you still need to plan the whole day or are just looking for an activity or two to fill …

Just for Dad: The Father’s Day Gift Guide

I get it, shopping for dad is tough. Whether he's a master chef, an outdoor guy or a tech fanatic, I have something for every type of dad this Father's Day. And while I think everything on this gift guide rocks, there are two items that definitely stand out for me. If you have a dad who loves to …

Monica + Andy in NYC!

Something big is happening! One of our favorite children’s clothiers, Monica and Andy, is opening their first store in NYC. Get ready for cuteness overload, New York! We love rad moms doing rad things and co-owner, Monica Royer is killing it. To celebrate this momentous occasion, we’ve decided to give away their highly sought after Let’s …
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