Trampoline Safety - Get a Jump On It

Trampolines are rebounding as the must-have backyard accessory. Back in the day, trampolines had the reputation as too dangerous for even insurance companies to cover, and they lost favor among parents. Today, trampolines are springing back, thanks to new designs that make them safer than ever....more
I have heard of too many accidents with trampolines. In my neighborhood alone, a neighbor's ...more

Post Pregnancy Exercises for Strengthening and Stretching the Back

While celebs sport their post-baby bodies in bikinis a few weeks after birth, most moms take many months, if not years, to get back into pre-pregnancy shape.  Carrying 25 extra pounds, or more, takes a toll on a woman’s body, especially her back.  Many post-partum fitness programs emphasize toning the belly, but often the area that needs the most attention is the back....more

Collection at PLUSH Showcases Trends in Baby and Children’s Apparel

Las Vegas Show Debuts New Event, Attracts A-List Celebrity ParentsAt the 2013 PLUSH Show Las Vegas last month, the question on the red carpet was not, “Who are you wearing,” but, “Who are the kids wearing?” Jina Park, CEO and founder of PLUSH, was there to answer the question.At this year’s show, held October 15-17 at the World Market Center, Park launched the first-ever apparel pavilion showcasing the most fashionable and elegant clothing lines for children, “The Collection at PLUSH.”...more

A Fresh Start for a Breakfast Nook

Making a Big Statement in a Small Space with a Moderate BudgetIt was time for a new start for this kitchen nook in a 1933 Spanish style duplex in Los Angeles. The centerpiece of the room, a 50s reproduction Formica top kitchen table with handle-back chairs, had served the homeowner well for many years.  The set up was snug with two chairs, but with the addition of a child, playdates and visiting grandparents, the need grew for more seating, and four chairs was a crowd....more

Girls’ Guide to Gifting and Shopping

It’s time again to head to the mall, or go online, to find the perfect holiday gifts for the lovely ladies on your shopping list.  Whether she loves to travel and explore the outdoors or prefers cuddling up in PJs to watch a movie or listen to music, here are 10 great gift ideas that will make her holidays bright....more