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12 Fun (and Eco-Friendly!) Treats to Celebrate Earth Day

04/22/2015 at 10:00 AM ET

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It’s easy being green!

Whether it’s playing outside or exploring the great outdoors, we’re all about embracing Mother Nature all throughout the year.

But in honor of Wednesday’s Earth Day, we’re spotlighting fun, eco-friendly treats and toys that you and your tiny treehugger will totally love.

From all natural cleaning products and organic jumpers to wooden toys and vegan kicks, check out our global-concious gift ideas below!

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10 Candy-Free Easter Treats Some Bunny Will Love!

04/03/2015 at 11:00 AM ET

Easter is only a hip, hop and carrot away!

And while there are sure to be plenty of sweet treats in your tot’s future (hello, chocolate eggs), we’ve rounded up 10 candy-free — and kiddie-approved! — goodies that make for great additions to any bunny’s basket.

Before you dress up your tots in their Sunday best, get them smelling fresh with a fun bubble bath — and an adorable new furry friend. The Bella the Bunny towel ($36) from Zoocchini is not only incredibly soft, but the bright polka dot ears, friendly face and pink paws are too cute to pass up.

From fun cups and adorable gift sets to super soft slippers and cozy blankets, check out all our picks below!

Zoochini Bunny Towel
Courtesy Zoochini

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5 Fun Must-Haves to Celebrate Spring’s Arrival

04/02/2015 at 10:00 AM ET

With spring finally upon us, we’re already on the lookout for cool new products to help ring in the warmer weather.

And who better to help with the hunt than Sarah Getchell, the store manager at Southern California baby boutique Bel Bambini. She’s giving us the scoop on five must-have spring-inspired items for babies and the chic parents that love them.

“Each spring we look forward to products that celebrate the bright colors and florals of the season,” she tells PEOPLE.

Getchell’s picks include a variety of items that embrace the season — from nursery furniture, to strollers, toys, apparel, and accessories. Check them out below!

Bel Bambini Spring Must-Haves
Courtesy Bel Bambini

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Melissa Joan Hart: I Let My Sons Embrace Their Own Clothing Styles

03/24/2015 at 10:00 AM ET

Last August, we got a sneak peek at Melissa Joan Hart‘s new project: her cool clothing collection for boys.

Now the mom of three has officially launched her line, King of Harts, just in time for the warmer weather — and we couldn’t be more excited.

The actress, 38, has made her designing debut in the kiddie market with a sea of surfer-inspired duds — including chic button-downs, cargo shorts and fun graphic tees — that have already received the seal of approval from Hart and husband Mark Wilkerson‘s three boys, Tucker, 2½, Brady, 7, and Mason, 9.

After the launch, the mom of three caught up with PEOPLE to discuss everything from the adorable collection and her boys’ favorite pieces to clothing wars and her sons’ recent milestones.

Melissa Joan Hart family King of Harts
Courtesy Melissa Joan Hart

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Christina Milian Lends Her Voice to Dora and Friends: Into the City!

03/11/2015 at 03:30 PM ET

No one is more excited about Christina Milian‘s new role than her 5-year-old daughter Violet.

The singer had “so much fun” lending her voice to Nickelodeon’s Dora and Friends: Into the City!, in which she plays a mean mermaid, la Sirena Mala, who steals everyone’s treasures in “Magical Mermaid Adventure.” (Spoiler alert: Dora and her friends must transform into mermaids themselves to save the day!)

“Violet loves Dora and when she heard the music recording I did for the episode, she memorized it and had me play it on repeat every day,” Milian, 33, tells PEOPLE exclusively. “Seriously, it’s so cute! She and I will have a great time watching this episode.”

Tori Spelling Stella Saved My Life
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We Tried It: Baby Jogger’s New Travel System

03/08/2015 at 03:00 PM ET

Baby Jogger travel system
Courtesy Baby Jogger

We Tried It: Baby Jogger Vue Lite travel system, new for 2015

Who tried it: Rennie Dyball, senior editor

Why she did it: To see if this one-box travel system can deliver everything you need from birth ’til the baby’s out of the infant car seat.

Pros: Everything you need to tote around your new baby comes in one box — the joy that such simplicity brings a new or expectant mom cannot be overstated.

The City Go infant car seat comes with a base for the car and adapters for the stroller, so you can easily click the car seat into and out of both places, ideally without even waking a sleeping baby. The car seat is very light at 8 lbs., which is important for those transfers in and out of the car.

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So Cute! Dot-Marie Jones Lends Her Voice to Doc McStuffins

03/06/2015 at 10:00 AM ET

You’ve never seen Dot-Marie Jones like this.

The star — who recently underwent a dramatic transformation as Coach Beiste on Glee — shrinks down to teeny-tiny proportions to voice the role of a plastic doll on the March 13 episode of Disney Junior’s Doc McStuffins.

“I have three stepdaughters and tons of nieces and nephews,” Jones, 51, tells PEOPLE. “The show has some great messages for kids and is just really nurturing.”

As Coach Kay, who goes to Doc for help fixing her broken coach’s whistle, Jones got to see a Disney-fied version of herself: “She has my curly dark hair and blue eyes and freckles. It’s so cute.”

Dot-Marie Jones Disney Doc McStuffins
Disney Junior

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