Notes: Hiking The Catskills With Six-Year-Olds

From gear to snacks, a guide to getting kids into nature

Taking off my hiking boots and Smartwool socks, I step barefoot into the rushing water, telling my six-year-old son to climb up on my back. The river is cold and swift, and there’s simply no easy way to ford it. We are in a wild section of the Catskill mountains in upstate New York, and the only viable camping spot is on the other side …

Medi Teddy Reduces Anxiety Around IVs

Meant to alleviate the anxiety that occurs (especially for children) when an IV is dangling by your bedside, Medi Teddy keeps all the tubes hidden away inside a plush teddy bear. On the backside, doctors and nurses can keep tabs on the device by peering through a mesh net. Intended to be owned by individuals rather than hospitals, the product was invented by pediatric patient …

Holiday Gift Guides 2018: Last Minute

Fast shipping for those about to panic over presents this year

The holidays seem to sneak up on us every year. Suddenly it’s past mid-December, the time to shop for gifts is slim and the opportunities to stress are bountiful. If you’re currently panicking about presents, take a breath and click through to our Last Minute Gift Guide, where all the items are available for fast shipping (whether it be overnight or three-day options). From books …