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Did we invent Charlene?

I’ve noticed the name Charlene is becoming popular and got curious…I checked to see if the name had been used before 1938. My dad and mom named my sister Charlene as a combination of their names Charles and Ethelene. My sister was born January 11, 1938. Read More

Isla and the name Peniel

Hi Jennifer,

My husband and I will be having our first child in November. He wants to give her the middle name Peniel, a place in the bible. We both agreed on Isla being her first name but, I don’t know how to feel about Peniel as her middle name. Read More

My Best Friend’s Baby

Jennifer,

My best friend is due with her first baby, a boy, in May. She has chosen the name Alyksandr because her husband insists that has to be the name. If that wasn’t the only problem, his middle name was going to be Matthew until her dad passed away in December from cancer. Read More

A “cell phone” for baby

Tired of baby-drool on your personal cellphone? Maybe it’s time to give baby her own. LeapFrog’s Chat and Count Cell Phone, currently available at Amazon for under $14 with free shipping for Amazon Prime members, will keep baby busy with its 15 phone activities. Read More

Baby will laugh & learn with this play puppy

 

Fisher-Price’s Laugh & Learn Play Puppy with bonus CD will provide your little one with hours of creative learning play.

Geared toward ages 6 months through 3 years, the play puppy comes with two interactive modes that introduce baby to numbers, alphabet and parts of the body as well as singing songs like Head Shoulders Knees and Toes, This Little Puppy (This Little Piggy), Patty Cake and Itsy Bitsy Spider. Read More

Onyx Objectification

Hey Jennifer,
I went on your site and looked up my name.
I didn’t get a real meaning except “black gemstone.” I’m sorry, I just think I should have a sincere meaning considering I can’t find my name anywhere. I don’t like being referred to as an object. Read More

Travel toys for tots: Crayola’s Mess-Free Coloring Desk

This week’s featured travel toy is Crayola’s Mess-Free Coloring Desk, which will provide your little ones with hours of travel-friendly and mess-free art projects.

The desk, currently $15 at Amazon, is a lightweight 2.3 lbs, and comes equipped with a set of mess-free Color Wonder Markers, Paints, and a paintbrush made especially for the included 20-page Color Wonder Drawing Pad. Read More

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