Leslie a.k.a Leslie Newton
Leslie Newton thinks being a mom is really cool even though it can be, well, you know, pretty hard. She loves doing crafts with her 4 year old and going on family outings especially when they include yummy picnics filled with delicious foods & delightful sweet treats. Leslie has been an entrepreneur since the age of 7 and is the founder of timi & leslie diaper bags. She used to perform sketch comedy at the Groundling’s in LA. She loves fashion. She loves to write. Sheloves to walk her two dogs. And well, seriously, she loves delightful sweet treats. Follow her @LeslieLNewton on Twitter!
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Glamorous to many, the fashion industry is one of the most polluting in the world. Not just because of the widespread use of pesticides and herbicides to treat textile crops, or the toxic coloring methods that eventually runs off into rivers, but because the fast-fashion industry promotes disposable fashion, cheap clothing that ends up in a landfill sooner rather than later.
After having a play date with one of my daughter’s friends from school, both my daughter and my husband came home telling me about all the amazing food they had at her house! I had to get to the bottom of this!
Hurray! Summertime is here so let’s get ready to have fun! Plan on hitting the beach or the pool? Well you’ve got to pack your beach bag (or pool bag) with everything you need! Here are my suggestions for packing the perfect beach bag, with a couple of great pool toys thrown in, too.
Mother’s Day is almost here, and let’s face it, sometimes we like to give little “hints” to our loved ones about what special gifts we want for our special day! Or better yet, you can even treat yourself!
I don’t know about you, but I tend to get stressed when my daughter's birthday is right around the corner. I’m always trying to find a balance between getting creative and adding personal touches to the party, without getting too ambitious. My daughter just turned 4, and we had a really fun party, so I’m going to share some ideas with you that made for a great party experience! (May I add her theme was “Princess-Fairy-Cowboy-Cowgirl” party - go figure?) 1. Party Location
So buying a stroller feels like is a big decision, right? I mean really, this is sort of like your child's first car! Well, when I was pregnant, I just became OBSESSED with researching strollers. There are so many choices out there, and I was overwhelmed. It was enough to drive me mad!
I don’t remember how I actually discovered this site, but one day I came upon www.crappypictures.com, created by Amber Dusik, and I have been a loyal follower ever since. It’s a hilarious blog about day to day experiences all of us parents can relate to, and it’s illustrated with her “crappy pictures.”
Now that we have kids, we don’t have as much extra spending cash like we used to. Raising a family is fantastic, but it brings on a lot of new expenses. It’s completely worth it, but alas, I can’t help but miss buying little things for myself here and there on a whim. Now my goal is to always find that fantastic bargain - either great sales or great little finds. You know, those fantastic little treasures you always get compliments on, and you think to yourself, little do they know how much I spent on this!
A friend of mine emailed me a video about a female engineer, Debbie Sterling, who was raising money for her new company. Frustrated that the engineering industry was so male-dominated, she created a construction toy for little girls with the purpose of exposing them to the world of engineering.
The sun is setting a little later these days and even though it's still pretty cold out there, now's the time to plan that spring wardrobe. There are some really fun new trends for 2013, so rev up your engines ladies….here we go!
This season you’ll be seeing a lot of rich and vibrant plum and berry colors in lipstick. Not just the light glosses, but deep, strong colors making your lips really stand out.
I recently interviewed Amel Najjar, the Executive Director of an amazing organization, Children of War Foundation, where they raise money to provide surgical care for children around the world who otherwise would not have access to it in their region.
It’s hard to believe fall is here already! Well, let’s hop to it, Mommies! We need to get our fall fashion wardrobe up to par with a few of this season’s latest trends. Here are some quick ways to update your wardrobe to keep you looking sassy and stylish with little effort! 1. Printed Cigarette Pants
Summertime camp is so great, right? Lots of active fun for our kids!
Can you believe it’s already July? The kids will be back in school before you know it. Don't fret though; there is still lots of time for summer fun. Here are some of my favorite products I’ve found this summer that I want to share with you! Check them out for the couple of months of hot weather we have left! 1. Pack It
I love playing music for my daughter, and have since she was still in my belly! Ever since she was a baby she has responded so positively to music. She loves to dance to it, and now that she is older, she loves to sing along.