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Giveaway: 3rd Annual Santa’s Secret Workshop Giveaway (a $3,200 Value!)

12/09/2013 at 12:00 AM ET

On Saturday, celebrities and their families visited the 3rd Annual Santa’s Secret Workshop at the Andaz Hotel in West Hollywood to kick off the holiday season.

Thrown by Bill Horn and Scout Masterson of Marque Communications, guests took home the very best baby and kid products on the market today and helped raise money for L.A. Family Housing. To also celebrate their big event, they’re giving away a wonderful prize pack to a lucky Moms & Babies winner.

3rd Annual Santa's Secret Workshop GiveawayCourtesy Marque Communications

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Giveaway: A Framed Art.com Print (a $215 Value!)

10/28/2013 at 12:00 AM ET

Art.com GiveawayCourtesy Art.com

Need to spruce up your baby room? Wall décor is an easy and low-cost way to change the look and feel of a space.

And lucky for you Art.com is giving away this beautiful 12″ x 24″  Wise Owl print ($215) from their new, retro-inspired Pop Ink! collection framed in a sleek Jonathan Adler black frame to one lucky Moms & Babies reader.

Hurry up and enter for your chance to win here! Online entries must be received between 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on 10/28/13 and 11:59 p.m. (ET) on 11/3/13. See Official Rules.

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Great Ideas! 10 Stunning Ways to Decorate Your Child’s Room

07/25/2013 at 10:00 AM ET

Just because it’s the bedroom where junior sleeps doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make it dreamy. Thankfully, the gals (Melisa Fluhr and Pam Ginocchio) from Project Nursery have a few decorating ideas to share. So whether your kid is into bold colors or chic safari motifs, here are 10 cool kids room designs that are guaranteed to even make grown-ups swoon.

Sizzling Colors. Children are never boring so why should their rooms be? Consider embracing today’s hot color combos to complement your child’s shining personality. Here designer Andrika King infuses a white room with bright fuchsia and orange bedding and accessories. She then takes this punch of color up a notch with unexpected, bold painted moldings.

Project Nursery Kids Room Decorating Ideas
Courtesy Project Nursery

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Great Ideas! How to Create a Cozy Reading Nook for Your Kids

04/09/2013 at 06:00 PM ET

Maxwell Ryan How to Create Cozy Reading Nook Tips
courtesy Apartment Therapy

One thing that’s universally true is that all parents want their children to love reading, says Apartment Therapy‘s Maxwell Ryan.

Also true? Kids can read pretty much anywhere — in the car, on the couch or at the kitchen table.

But according to the design expert, like the much-loved fort or tent, a cozy nook can help make snuggling up to their favorite book more of a fun activity.

And it doesn’t have to be difficult. Just a few comfortable floor cushions, a big squishy beanbag chair or a tepee are all easy ways to instantly create a fun space for fairy tales, adventure stories and novels.

Here are a few more of his cool ideas:
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Fab Sale Roundup: GILT Baby & Kids, Little Rue and More!

03/02/2013 at 11:00 AM ET

GILT Baby & Kids
Courtesy Gilt Groupe

Next week, GILT Baby & Kids is hosting a few fab sales worth checking out. You’ll find loads of chic toys, accessories, shoes and clothing from Ryder and James Kids (3/3), Dexton Toy Cars (3/3), Naturino Shoes (3/4), Baby Essentials (3/5), KidKraft (3/5), Kids Decor (3/5), and more!

Our picks: The Naturino Sequin Mary Jane (now $36, originally $60) and the Children Inspire Design Forest Art Print Collection (now $40, originally $88), above.

Not a member of Gilt? Use our exclusive link to sign up.

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Tori Spelling Gets Crafty with Her Kids at Make Meaning

02/22/2013 at 10:00 AM ET

Tori Spelling recently launched a crafts collection and regularly features fun D.I.Y. projects on her site, so it’s no wonder she’s a big fan of Make Meaning — a cool family activity space.

On Monday, the new mom, husband Dean McDermott and three of their little ones (Liam, 5½, Stella, 4½, and Hattie, 16 months) attended the opening of the company’s Thousand Oaks, Calif. location.

The craft of the day: cake decorating! The happy foursome each made their own creation, with Spelling giving youngest daughter, Hattie, a few pointers.

Tori Spelling Make Meaning Opening with Kids
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Great Ideas! Jason & Molly Mesnick’s Chic and Sweet Baby Shower

01/24/2013 at 03:00 PM ET

Bachelor's Jason and Molly Mesnick's Baby Shower
Lisi Wolf Photography

Parents-to-be Jason and Molly Mesnick are waiting till the big day to find out their baby’s sex, so the Bachelor star and his wife chose a stylish, gender neutral theme (pops of yellow and mint green, adorable animal designs, vintage drinking jars) for their baby shower.

“Jason found out that Ty was going to be a boy before he arrived,” Molly explains to PEOPLE.

“He wanted to do things a little different this time around, and how could I argue with that? It’s made this whole pregnancy very exciting. I love the guessing game, and my mind changes on a daily basis!”

Want a peek inside their chic soirée? Luckily, the couple shared photos and details with us. Check them out below.

VIEW THE GALLERY: Jason & Molly Mesnick’s Chic & Sweet Baby Shower

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