Gear & Toys

Tips and reviews on the best toys, apps, and gear for kids (and you).

It’s been a busy, short summer and I admit that we haven’t even started back-to-school shopping yet. And, my 9-year-old starts school tomorrow, fresh of the plane from Grand Cayman. But, the truth is that in casual San Diego, hitting the mall or the internet a bit late is O.K.

Cute Kids Yoga Mats

Turn your kids into little yogis with these fantastic mats, books, DVDs and more.

Learn how kids from 18 months on up to adulthood benefit from kick scooters.

Kick scooters have a number of benefits for kids of almost all ages. From honing motor skills to fostering creativity see why they make perfect gifts.

Clean out your closets and let the unworn clothes raise money for your child's school or the Malala fund through Schoola.

Clean out your closets and let the unworn clothes raise money for your child’s school or the Malala fund through Schoola.

patpat app shopping

PatPat is a new app geared toward moms and babies that offers discounts of up to 90% off quality products.

A long list of funny knock knock jokes for young kids

With all of the funny knock knock jokes for kids readers have left in the comments, there are way more than 32 now.

Four looks from the Justice back-to-school clothing for girls

She didn’t inherit it from me, but my daughter is excellent when it comes to accessorizing. One head-to-toe outfit gets more mileage than separates ever will. Over the last year, she’s become a loyal fan of Justice because they always seem to have hats, infinity scarves, handbags, shoes and other accessories

Travel gear: Scooters for kids

A travel scooter for kids cuts down walking time that could otherwise make them fussy. We love this one.

kids fashion travel paris

Get your daughter motivated for a family vacation in Paris with this adorable outfit from J.Crew.

shop toys r us with ebay

I bought my daughter a doll through the eBay and picked it up in the Morena Boulevard Toys”R”Us store.

7am enfant voyage bag giveaway

See why 7am Enfant is the baby gear choice of celebrity parents. Enter to win a Voyage Bag!

The LEGO Movie Press Junket

I sat down one-on-one with The LEGO Movie cast members at LEGOLAND. The finished product aired nationally on CBS’s The Insider!