As we prepare for 2008 (and a new baby for me!), here are some notable trends from 2007:
Lead in the Toys. On the downside, 2007 was a year full of product recalls. The silver lining? Great manufacturers like Haba, Plan and Sevi proved that though their toys may cost more, it worth the peace of mind to pay for quality.
Teen pregnancy in the news. Well, most of us with babes have a decade or so to worry about pregnancies for our kids, but with the J.L. Spears scandal and the movie Juno, I've been thinking it's not too early to read up on sex issues. A friend, Logan Levkoff, released a wonderful book this year titled: Third Base Ain't What is Used to Be. This book offers clear advice on how to start conversations with your kids about sex. Her advice: Start now using proper names for body parts and honest communication to build the foundation that will carry your through puberty and beyond. $11.90
Fashion Forward? Thanks to Britney self-imploding, Paris' imprisonment and a few other pop tarts falling out of favor, it looks like fashions are following suit. From what I've seen, kiddie styles are turning more age appropriate. I like vintage looks and funky urban gear (Appaman). It sure makes shopping easier for a trend-conscious mom.
How to Get Your Child Involved in Ski Racing
Do you ever watch the Winter Olympics with your family? We sure do at this house. Seeing the ski racers fly down the mountains was a big part of what attracted our girls to ski racing, but the biggest draw was friendship and time spent in the snow. If you are wondering how to get ...read more
Compassion, Fear, and Facing the Reality of Gun Violence
This post was originally published in October of 2017, after a gunman opened fire at a concert in Las Vegas, killing 58 people. Five years later, it still applies. In this, the latest heartbreaking, soul-crushing human massacre, 14 were murdered at a elementary school in ...read more
DIY Flower Arrangement Mugs for Graduation
This is an usual graduation season. With COVID in our midst, we are isolating ourselves from the ones we love. I came up with a creative way to celebrate the graduates in my life with these DIY flower arrangement mugs using Fabulous Florals. Related: Easy DIY floral design tips ...read more
The final trend? More and more parents are logging on to MOMTRENDS. I'd love to hear from you in 2008! Congratulations to all the contest winners in 2007 and look for more terrific giveaways in the coming months.
January's editorial focus is GET BUSY, GET FIT. It'll provide ideas to meet your resolutions and keep your family happy during the long days of winter.
Happy New Year!