About Ladan

Ladan Rashidi, Senior Editing Manager.
Ladan is a British mother of two, who moved to California in 2008 to live with her husband. Born and raised in London, she has the very British sarcastic sense of humor and is always laughing at herself. And her husband. None of her previous workplaces prepared her for becoming a mother and having the two most demanding bosses in the world, but also the cutest.

Preschool Spider Craft


At my daughter’s coop-preschool, the children got to make this very cute beaded spider! The idea was taken from this Hands On As We Grow post. It was super easy, and kept the kids quiet for some time, as they were fully engrossed in beading the legs of these little guys. I think this might […]

How The Internet Ruins Moms

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The internet: what started off as a blessing with its ability to easily share photos with friends and family, and video call relatives abroad, has slowly become this place where moms openly fight, judge, brag, and condemn. And it’s exhausting us with constant articles on what we should be doing with our kids, how we […]

Product Review: Hape Ukulele


We probably all have a little singer or mover in the family, so for that child that just loves to make up their own songs, be sure to check out the Hape Ukulele. It comes in either a bright blue or bright red, and is a hit with toddlers and preschoolers. It has four tunable […]

Magformers- The Magnets Children Love!


I’d never heard of Magformers until a friend posted on Facebook that they were on sale, so I decided to look into them ( I tend to look into recommendations of toys that are silent). I was pleasantly met with hundreds of 5 star reviews on Amazon! So what exactly are they? Well, they’re a […]

Hape Scoot Around Review


I really don’t mean to sound like a teenage girl but seriously…. Omg how cute is this?! The Hape Scoot Around is a four wheeled wood scooter that is perfect for your toddler. This foot powered ride is a great way for children to practice their balance skills and develop their strength. It only comes […]

8 Breastfeeding Myths


“You’re still nursing him at night? Aren’t you worried he’s going to be a bad sleeper?” This is a question I was recently asked by someone about nursing my 18 month old. It’s 2014. People, come on. Don’t we know better than to believe breastfeeding myths? We have amazing sources here, here and here! Pick […]

Easy Make Your Own Crayons Craft


If you’re anything like me, the thought of artsy stuff and preschool crafts make you shudder. Sometimes I want to tell my 3 year old “I taught math to high school kids- I don’t know anything about drawing a horse!” But I do it anyway, because she loves it. Even if it does look like […]

Review: Dapper Snapper Cinch Belts and Belt Clips


Do you have a little one who is prone to jeans/pants sagging down their bottom? I do too. My daughter is tall and slim, and we have always had this issue, but it got worse when she potty trained because previously, her diapers would sometimes hold up her trousers, but now, we have had one […]

Product Review: Melissa and Doug Shopping Cart


This review is going to be pretty brief: if you’re looking for a shopping cart for your children, this is the one. Yes, the Melissa and Doug Shopping Cart is pricier than other carts at $49.99, but it could not be more realistic! With its sturdy metal construction (it is heavy at 12 pounds), it […]

Product Review: Bodum Thermal Press Pot


Coffee: A parent’s legal drug. Have you ever truly tasted coffee? Not a Starbucks cup, I mean a delicious cup of smooth, French pressed coffee? If not, you really should. It tastes like a little cup of heaven in amongst the “Mama! Mama! Mamaaaaaaa!!” madness.   I recently purchased the Bodum Columbia 8 Cup Stainless […]