Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Heelaroius High Heeled Baby Booties Have Arrived!

Ha! Okay, we're going to try and get through this without laughing, but it is hard because Heelarious' totally fun high heeled shoes for newborns are, quite possibly, one of the funniest things we have ever seen! Perfect for non-walkers 0-6 months old, these totally functional baby booties are a, well, Heelarious baby shower gift because they come in a purse!, present for your Louboutin-loving pal who just had a newborn and for those dress-up occasions like weddings, and Sunday brunch with the ladies! Stroll in the City with Heelarious because they are totally stylin'! These high heeled shoes come in many patterns so you just can't get one, but hey, a lady should never be questioned about her soleful shoe collection!

Check out the Heelarious sole at!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Psycho Baby has a new homepage!

Like Roxette said, "She's Got The Look!" Our super cool new Home Page is bigger, and in this case that for sure means better because it gives you, our faithful friends, new features that we hope you find as zingy and useful as we do! Check out the tippy top for more fun About Us and As Seen In, as well as the quickest way to grab a Gift Card for your friend! Our color-changing buttons (go ahead and play with 'em- we think they are super sweet!), new left navigation, and central photos (including our trademark circles) give you easy access to the cool, crazy baby and kids' stuff in Shop By Category and Shop By Brand so you can can do it up by age and style or find your favorite brands easily! The Present Posse has written a neat new Cool Baby Gift Guide, so if you're not sure quite what to get that should be helpful, and we think the addition makes our funky Great Gifts section even greater! We are also super-Mama proud to introduce a highly-requested feature: New Arrivals- making it super easy for you to find those Hot Converse, New Psycho Baby Brand tees, and Funky Loyal Army additions right when they arrive- keep that one bookmarked as it gets updated all the time and stay in the know about what's shakin' in the land of cool, crazy kids' stuff! Let us know what you think, and have fun!
Check out the whole shebang at
-posted by Kristina

New Psycho Baby of the Month feature!

It's utter cuteness, folks, and it is all thanks to you! We are thrilled to announce that our new newsletter gives us the capability of having the Winner of the Psycho Baby of the Month contest and we think it totally makes the newsletter complete! The Psycho Baby of the Month's profile resides on our website, the voting takes place right here (be sure to enter next month!) and signing up for our newsletter gives you the opportunity to share the cuteness with all your pals every week! Be sure to check out Mr. Dax, June's winner and vote for July's- there is only a few days left!

Bucktown/Wicker Park Sidewalk Sale This Weekend!

Join us on that thing you normally stroll down for cool stuff at crazy prices! We're totally jazzed about how the neighborhood is all getting together for a shopping party, and we've already got sale ragin' inside the store as an early kick off! Click on the pic top get our address and directions if need some, and hopefully, we'll see you there toting big ole bags of summer fun!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Psychobaby Activity Tent- Wicker Park Kids Fest!

Have some fun in the sun at Wicker Park Fest (sponsored by Friends of Pritzker and the Wicker Park/Bucktown Chamber) on July 26th and 27th! Stop on by and introduce yourself at the Psychobaby Activity Tent, (wo) manned by our co-owners, Lisa and Marlo and team members Stefanie and me! We've got surprises in store for you as well as the following scheduled events from our friends Nili Yelin, Sweet Cakes, Bubbles, and Gymboree! And don't miss your chance to play Dunk the Alderman (who is a very good sport, by the way!) All proceeds go to building a playground so be sure to come and hang out!


11:30am: Nili Yelin, the Storybook Mom
12:00am: Sweetcakes Bakery Decorate a cookie
12:30pm: The Kids Table: Build a Recipe
2:30pm: Gymboree
4:30pm: Bubbles Academy

12:00pm-5:00pm: Dunk tank – “Dunkees” including Alderman Manny Flores from 3-4pm!!!
1:00pm-3:00pm: Balloon creatures by Mary Macaroni
1:00pm-5:00pm: Visit the Petting Zoo

12:00pm: Mary Macaroni
1:00pm: ARCC Ballet performance
1:30pm: Chang's Martial Arts demonstration


11:30am Nili Yelin, the Storybook Mom
12:30pm Bubbles Academy
2:30pm Gymboree

12:00pm-5:00pm Meet Ronald McDonald and play in the inflatable Jumping Jack!

12:00pm Little Miss Ann's Band
1:00pm Hogwash Improvised Theater

There will also be a Silent Auction with classes, getaways and more, plus Face Painting by Metamorph Tattoo artists.

To check out more Happenings at Psychobaby, view our Events Page!

-posted by Kristina

image of Alderman Flores courtesy of

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Mama Lavona's Astrology - Cancer!

Cancer babies feel most at home with family and all her/his favorite familiar things. Naturally domestic, you might find (s)he wanting to help out in the kitchen! Word to the wise, invest in a kitchen set! (S)he identifies very stongly with her/his surroundings and like a sponge, lil' Cancer tends to absorb the emotional environment around her/him. This is fine if the vibes are good...but if there are bad vibes in the air, Cancer will become a very Crabby Crab! Be very careful what your little one is watching on T.V. this can effect Cancer so deeply, to the point of losing sleep! When (s)he's maxed out on being a little emotional filter...(s)he may retreat into her little safe shell to heal herself. It's not easy being a little nurse at such a young age! But again this is a natural attribute. You may find all her/his teddies and dolls bandaged up with toilet paper and another wise investment would be a Doctor's Kit! Always try to handle your little Crab gently and sensitively and (s)he will return love and tenderness three-fold!

Birthstone-Pearl and Moonstone

Essential Oils- Jasmine and Water Lily

Great Gifts- Kitchen/Cooking sets, Dolls/dolls house, seeds, plants, garden tools, photo albums, Jewelry

Have a lil Crab? Share a fun Cancerian story with us in the comments!
-posted by Kristina

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Create Your Set At Polyvore!
has just joined Polyvore, which is an awesome way to express yourself over an afternoon (or two or three..!) Have some fun and while away a day with fashion, because you deserve it! We'll see you and your fabulous sets there!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Cool, Crazy Person - Christian Denney, Founder of Me in Mind

We here at the Psycho Baby blog are thrilled to have these answers from Christian Denney, the founder (and designer!) of the Me In Mind Footwear collection! His booties like the Mom and Dad Tattoo shoes, Trucker Girls and Skulls are fashionable and a hit with all the lil babes we know, because this Dad of three munchkins knows his style stuff (as well as his way around the answers to our questions!) All the way from Nevada, we present Christian Denney, our Cool, Crazy Person of the Month!

1. What is the coolest thing that has ever happened to you?
Recently, I have been really addicted to politics. A few months ago, I submitted a question to Hillary Clinton for the CNN Las Vegas Democratic debate and they actually asked her it during the debate. It was crazy when they said "Our next question comes from Christian Denney from Henderson, NV." Maybe its not that cool since there were a hundred debates this time, but still.

2. What is the craziest fashion statement you have ever made?
Now this is pretty bad.... When I was 9 maybe 10 years old I thought Brian Bosworth (unless your a Seahawks fan you will have to Google him) was awesome. So, I cut my hair like him; flat-top with a mullet and I would use colored gel to put stripes on the sides of my head. There are pictures floating around and I know they will come back to haunt me some day.

3. What is your favorite book?
Its a tie; Rich Dad, Poor Dad and In the Line of Fire. Those are really the only 2 books I can remember reading other than text books.

4. What toy can you not live with out (Keep it clean, this one's for the children!)?
Do my kids count? They're just as entertaining as any toy. If not, Adobe illustrator or an Etch-a-Sketch (aka the original graphic design program)

5. If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
You know the guy "Peter Petrelli" from the show "Heroes"? I would like his superpower. He sort of learns other peoples powers. I couldn't chose just one.

6. Who is the coolest parent you know (ties between Mom and Dad are understandable!)
My sister Lisa is pretty cool. She is like 50 years old (hahaha she will kill me, but she is getting up there) and acts like she is 16 with playing with her kids. example: She rocks out to Hannah Montana and gets mad if she looses when playing Wii. She just never seems to slow down and always has time for her kids. A very good example.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Backpocket Wisdom - Pirates Vs. Ninjas?

This Inky Dink tee is like a Zen Koan, friends, and we just don't know if we could say who would emerge victorious from a Pirate Vs. Ninja battle. On one hook, pirates swashbuckle through different lands on their ships, have parrots to alert them, planks to walk and other tricks up their puffy sleeves. Sensible - they are laden down with treasure and want to spend some of it on defenses that are totally yar, like upping their cool factor with those nifty Disney movies. On the other hand, the sleeker and swifter Ninja doesn't even need a boat - he just needs good old fashioned camouflaged espionage, and perchance a Marvel Comic to sweeten the rep.
The famed Master Troicuk vs. Captain Jack Sparrow? Toss-up....Troicuk could be so fond of Capt. Jack's Keith Richards impersonation and fancy hair and decorative scarves he might just give up, or he just might swoop down like the hidden dragon he is. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles vs. the Dread Pirate Roberts? Toss-up again as we'd go Turtles just because of the sheer numbers, unless this somehow involved iocane powder, because as we all know, Capt. Roberts has spent the last few years building up an immunity to the stuff.
We thought maybe the kids would know best on this one, and we thought wrong! Split straight down the middle those kids were voting for the ninja and then swinging around foam pirate swords until we really wanted to say "parlay!"

The seas of our minds are tumultous as this question, we feel, cannot be resolved by only us. So right here and right now, America, cast your vote in our comments section and let us know once and for all if you think its Pirates or Ninjas!
-posted by Kristina

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Cool Baby and Kids Brit Rock Tees Have Arrived!

Get Mod with the new Who tee from Junk Food that is sure to keep you talkin' about this generation! We're so pumped about adding this one to our rock n roll style we "Can't Explain!" We also love the look of the new Led Zeppelin tee from Bravado which is sure to keep thangs calm when there is a bustle in your hedgerow!

What musical classics are your sharing with your little ones, and how does this inspire talks of history or just some groovin' in the car? When I was on my trip, the kids (Hi J, J, S and Uncle R - Bravo!!!) formed a "band" with their Uncle and did a stunning rendition of the great Ray Charles' "Hit the Road, Jack" that had us all dancin'. There are plenty of times in our store where our rock tees bring people back to an awesome time or super funny story or where kids show off their awesome dance moves! What inspires you to "Get Into The Groove?" Let us know!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Wee Hairy Beasties Concert Rocked Our House!

The Wee Hairy Beasties Concert on 6/28 was a super cool, crazy time for everyone who attended! Jon Langford, Devil in a Woodpile and Sally Timms sang everything under that "Toenail Moon" inclucding a version of Wild Thing that would've torn the roof off (except that we were outside!!!) Vitawater provided beverages and the Cans Anniversary Stage was a great setting for our show and our 6-foot Ugly Doll Store Raffle! To kick the Wee Hairy Beasties Tunes at your house, see our website for their CD, Animal Crackers!