Tag Archives: childrens

barefoot books, beyond moosh approved.

Do you have a Barefoot Book in your collection and you’re not quite sure where it came from but you wish you had more?

My mother in law gave my daugther Bear on a Bike over two years ago and while I knew the publisher was Barefoot Books I had never really seen (or looked) for more Barefoot Books. That is until I found out I have a friend who sells them!  She does it because she loves them. She and I had lunch and gushed over our mutual love of Barefoot’s dedication to the art of the children’s book.

the moosh’s and my current favorite? The Barefoot Book of Faeries. Not only does it have gorgeous illustrations, it includes an audio CD with all of the stories narrated (which in the car? LIFESAVER.)

We both want to share the glory of Barefoot Books with you, head on over to Kasey’s site, (YEP! We’re both named K/Casey!) peruse around and let us know what your favorite Barefoot Book is. Leave it in the comments (with a valid email address) and you’ll be entered to win a $20 credit to Kasey’s Barefoot Books site.

Twitter for an extra entry.

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(Disclaimer: I was not paid by Barefoot Books for this post. I love them for free.)


TOMS shoes, totally moosh approved.

Have you seen the AT&T commercial with the handsome man handing out shoes to little kids all over the world?

If you missed it let me direct you to the site that has the same handsome man putting shoes onto the feet of cute little children all over the world.

The handsome man is Blake Mycoskie and in 2006 he came up with TOMS shoes, and for every pair of TOMS shoes purchased a pair will go to a child in need anywhere in the world.

One for one.

HOORAY! Shoes that do good things! But deep down I know that someone out there is thinking, well sure, buying a pair of shoes will help some kid, but I don’t want to be stuck with some shoes I don’t like even if it did help some kid I’ll never meet. (Of COURSE that person isn’t any of MY readers, y’all are a bunch of generous loving givers.)

Here’s the good news.

I have never (NEVER!) owned a more comfortable pair of shoes. And I’ve tried them all, KEENS, Merrels, Chacos, Crocs, Nikes…blah blah…the list goes on. And while I love every pair of shoes I own for one reason or another my canvas TOMS feel like putting a hug on my feet. When I first got them they felt a little tight, but after a few days they conformed to my feet, it’s the closest I’ll ever get to being able to go barefoot everywhere I go.

If you’ve seen me recently then you’ve seen my TOMS, they’re all I wear.

You know what they feel like?

Ballet slippers.

Flexible, snug, huggish.


And in most cases they’re even vegan.


Buy these shoes. (For yourself, your husband, your wife, your children, your neighbors…)

Not only will you get an unbearably comfortable cute pair of shoes, you’ll help a sweet little kid who will depend on their pair of shoes more than you and I can ever imagine.

Fly Boy

Sesame Street LIVE. I’ve lived it. I love it.

Remember when I was at BlogHer last year and I rubbed furry blue elbows with Grover and fuzzy pink noses with Abby Cadabby?

Well, you may not, BUT I DO. And not only because I cry from sheer joy every time I think about the experience. Abby actually CALLED. MY. KID. and left her a message telling her to always believe in her dreams. Grover and I made a DVD for her.



Sesame Street has held my heart forever, and I’ll take it in whatever form I can get it.

Sesame Street Live, When Elmo Grows Up!

Sesame Street Live is coming into town (not just Indianapolis, all over the place! Check the schedule here!) with a new show, “When Elmo Grows Up.” What does it say about me that I want to be a muppet when I grow up?

The details:

Sesame Street Live, “When Elmo Grows Up”

Thursday April 2nd-Sunday April 5th

Murat Theatre 502 N. New Jersey St., Indianapolis

Tickets are exclusively available at LiveNation.com, the Murat Centre Box Office, charge by phone at 877-598-8703 or at participating Blockbuster ® stores.

SHOW SYNOPSIS:T/M © 2009. Sesame Workshop. All Rights Reserved.

T/M © 2009. Sesame Workshop. All Rights Reserved.

When Elmo and his Sesame Street Live friends think about growing up, it’s a musical show-and-tell!  Bert dreams of becoming a forest ranger, Telly longs to be a cowboy and their newest friend, Abby Cadabby, wants to be a fairy godmother just like her mommy.  Elmo thinks about becoming a ‘weather monster,’ but has a hard time predicting his own forecast—he wants to be anything and everything all at once!  “When Elmo Grows Up” includes lessons on perseverance, teamwork and the power of imagination.  Children learn that if they believe in themselves and are willing to try, the possibilities are endless.

You want to go don’t you? Even you over there without a kid. I see you over there checking your calendar.

Don’t forget you can get $2 off ticket prices by using the code “OSCAR” when purchasing your tickets online.

Suuuuuunny days, chasing the clooooouuuddsss away….