Cool Kid Stuff and More by Robin Gorman Newman

police carsIf your child is anything like my son who adores anything police, fire or emergency vehicle related, then this book is up his or her alley.

Police cars are a unique breed, and their restoration can be much more difficult than other marques. Find out how to tackle this project the right way with help from Jim Post, founder of Police Car Owners of America, and Ed Sanow, author of many well-known publications on police cars. POLICE CARS provides insight into the cars, the emergency equipment, and the police heritage itself. Reveals a complete a ground-up restoration, from choosing the right car to locating all the equipment you will need, to showing the finished project. 160 pages; 400 illustrations; soft cover

Publisher: Enthusiast Books (June 17, 2001)





Avon’s Naturals Kids Rio 2 collection, developed to coincide with the Rio 2 movie, colorfully are decorated with the vivacious and memorable Amazonian animal characters from Rio 2, Blu, Jewel, Gabi, Pedro, Nico, Luiz and Rafael.  This limited edition collection includes deliciously scented hair and body care items designed specifically for kids ages 3 and up. With gentle formulas for young, sensitive skin, the fun and irresistible collection will delight young fans of the movie and keep parents worry-free with its dermatologist tested formulas.

Magnificent Mango Body Wash & Bubble Bath ($5): Make bath time your little one’s favorite time of day with this tropical mango-scented formula that doubles as a cleansing body wash and a fun bubble bath. The hypoallergenic formula works into a rich lather and is ophthalmologist tested, helping you avoid a single tear.

Crazy Coconut Shampoo & Conditioner ($5): This gentle, tear free formula turns a daily bath into a tropical getaway while keeping hair happy, smooth, and shiny. The 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner is ophthalmologist tested and hypoallergenic, perfect for children’s hair and scalps.

Magnificent Mango Hair Detangling Spray ($5): Formulated specifically for your children’s hair, this hydrating spray instantly detangles hair while leaving it ultra-shiny and free of flyaways and frizzies. Safely keep delicate young hair smooth and soft with the ophthalmologist tested, tear free formula.

Rio 2 Detangling Comb ($3): The comb is perfect combination with the detangling spray making hair prep stress free.

Magnificent Mango Lip Balm ($.99): This mild and gentle moisturizing lip balm glides onto little lips and provides immediate hydration.

Crazy Coconut Body Paint ($1.99): Add exciting color to your children’s day with this gentle body paint. Roll the hypoallergenic formula over the body for quick designs and then easily rinse the paint off with water. No mess for you, and tons of smiles for little ones.

All Avon products are available exclusively through Avon Representatives. To locate an Avon Representative call 1-800-FOR-AVON or visit GREAT STUFF for the Rio lover.  My son especially likes the Comb and Detangling Spray!


mozzarella-cheesemaking-kitMozzarella Cheesemaking Kit

Making delicious homemade mozzarella cheese doesn’t get any easier than this. Ideal for cooks and non-cooks alike. Makes a great gift for family, friends, home chefs, food lovers, and cheese connoisseurs.

The Mozzarella Cheesemaking Kit includes everything you need to make over four pounds of mozzarella, one pound at a time.

  • An instruction manual,  dairy thermometer, gloves, rennet, citric acid and salt

Just buy fresh milk and you’re all set!   A totally fun mommy & me project!! Throw in some pizza dough and sauce….and you can turn it into a family meal.





Make a splash this summer!!  If your child is a swimmer, or you want to buy a special gift for a young swimmer, these goggles from Bling2O rock!  With an array of styles for boys and girls, a day at the pool will never look the same.  I love the PEACE OF CAKE for girls…though so many are cute.  And, for boys, my son is itching to jump in our community pool this summer wearing VROOM — RACE CAR RED.  Honestly, I’m a lap swimmer myself…and I’d love a cool woman’s pair.  Fun, stylish, practical…and they make a statement. The goggles are UV protected, latex free, lead free and have anti-fog properties.