Etsy Fiending: get your R2D2 baby onesies from The Wishing Elephant

Full disclosure: I spent an inordinate amount of time looking at baby clothes on Etsy, especially for someone who doesn't have an infant and probably will never have one again. I really can't help myself, because shops like The Wishing Elephant exist and produce robot baby costumes that look remarkably similar to R2D2 and all of a sudden I find myself measuring my chihuahua/pomeranian mix puppy and wondering if I could order him an extra, extra small.


Raaaaaawr: it's a stomping good collection of dinosaur-themed fun

Let's talk about DINOSAURS! It's been nearly a year since the beloved but extinct relation of birds was mentioned on Families, so it's probably time. If your house is anything like mine and there's a toddler or preschooler running around, the odds are likely fairly high that you're already spending your fair share of time mulling over this creatures with your kids ANYWAY. Here are a few awesome dino-themed products I found that will interest the young and not-as-young alike.


UNEXPECTED TUTUS: How Tutu Girl wants to get a tutu on everyone

Do you love a good reason to let your kid bust out his or her favorite swatch of rainbow tulle and wear it all day? Enter our new sponsor Tutu Girl and their Birthday Tutus! Tutu Girl is all about tutu inclusivity: they want to see tutus on everyone, everywhere, all the time. A lot of people usually think "dance class" and tutus are synonyms — but Tutu Girl is all about challenging that assumption. .


The family that Star Wars costumes together stays together

I have two boys who are very particular about costumes — it is pointless for me to even offer suggestions. It is just not a battle worth fighting for me. A few years ago they decided they wanted to be Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker. I'm not the biggest fan of dressing up, but we found ourselves invited to a costume party at which EVERYONE was supposed to wear costumes — kids and adults. I relinquished control and let the boys decide what the rest of the family should be… and of course they chose Star Wars characters.