Friday, May 28, 2010

Grill, Chill & Free Shipping!

No one should have to move on Memorial Day! Let us ship it for you for free!
Through Monday, enter code FS-Memorial at checkout. So, if you find a few minutes between BBQing, your long bike ride or a hopeful nap, check out our new arrivals and kick off summer in Psychobaby style.

Sex and the City 2 Celebri - Teenie Style Match

Non-spoiler alert: (Our gal Jessica has already seen Sex and the City 2, and we've made her swear on her Chanel that she won't tell us a thing, so you can keep reading without fears of figuring out the Aidan-Big thing)

Now, I heard a rumor (ah, E! News, what would I do without you?) that there was a flashback sequence in the movie. Since we swore Jess to secrecy, I have no confirmation but it got me thinking--- if the fabulous gals were super-flashing back to toddlerdom, what would they be wearing to their Hamptons Memorial Day Weekend get-aways with their families? And who better for a fashion smack down than eclectic, creative Carrie and hostess-with-the-mostess Char?

So for the love of 'all the girls in their mother's pearls" let me know who's style you like best!

Get their look at psychobabyonline:
On Carrie: ( Pink Fedora, $13, New York Dolls tee, $21, Black Tutu, $12, Fashion Sticker Collection, $4.99
On Charlotte: Plaid Tank Dress, $47, Heart Tea Set, $31, Cupcake Kit, $19.99)

Stylists: Kristina, Jess and Molly
Photos courtesy of HBO

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Alien in a Cup

Stare into the cup, then tilt your head slightly to the right. Do ya see it? Try again and you'll see the miracle that lives in a coffee mug in our sink here at Psychobaby. It's not the Virgin Mary or sweet baby Jesus. Todd is his name. Yep! Todd, the alien in the cup, decided to come hang out with us while here on Earth. Although he just appeared one afternoon, we're pretty sure he got separated from his alien parents, who may be shopping in the neighborhood, who knows. Todd loves two things: 1. Being photographed (As he did not shy away from the dozens of pics that Linday and I snapped of him) 2. Peaco, the cute pink Ugly Doll. We're convinced they have become quite the pair after hours. Well its day 2 and Todd still lives in a cup which no one is allowed to touch. Todd, we heart you !

Monday, May 24, 2010

Our Spidey Sense in Tingling!

As parents, we spend an awful lot of time instilling confidence in our children. We tell them they can be anything they want to be. What better way to prove it, than by allowing them to transform themselves into mini superheros! Sure they could grow up to be the President of the United States, but until that happens, I bet they'd rather be Spiderman.

1. Yikes Twins, Red Rover Hooded Towel, $39
2. Fairy Tale Wishes, Superhero Spray, $10
3. Psychobaby, customizable Kapow tee, $26-$28
4. Psychobaby, customizable Superhero tee, $26-$28

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Custom tees for little peas

Whether you have a sweet little cupcake or a rockin' little dude, you'll love Psychobaby's hip new styles. Mix 'em match 'em make them your own. Starting at $26. View all styles from the Psychobaby Custom Shop.
Hey this is my first blog....AWESOME!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Do these jeans make my butt look big?


I thought I've seen everything! Huggies is making a faux denim, limited edition diaper. These cool new booty covers will be available in June and July 2010. What a great way to make something so basic, and sometimes dreaded, fun!
If anyone gets their hands on these please send us a photo at or via Facebook at
You can see more details on Huggies Facebook page.

Friday, May 14, 2010

These numbers are on fire!

Check out these hot little numbers! The latest addition to the Psychobaby family of tees lets you wear your age proudly on your belly. After all, everyone knows that three is the new six! Available from ages 1-6, Psychobaby Flame Tee, $26 in boy or girl.

"All in all your just another brick in the wall"

School of Rock's Tribute to Pink Floyd & Best of the Midwest this weekend at Reggies!

Hey teacher, leave them kids alone! Come relive your misspent youth at Reggies this weekend with the kids from School of Rock. Support these budding rock stars ranging in ages from 7-18. Don't be fooled by their small stature, these kids go to "11"!

Pink Floyd
Saturday, May 15th at 1:00 & Sunday, May 16th at 5:00

Best of the Midwest
Saturday, May 15th at 5:00 & Sunday, May 16th at 1:00

Don't miss Reggies 1st. Annual Crawfish Boil
Click here for details
2109 S. State Street
Tickets are $10 at the door but be there first cause this show is almost sold out!

Bonus: We at Psychobaby have gotten our hands on four tickets for each performance of Pink Floyd. The first eight people to come into Psychobaby tomorrow (May, 15th) will get up to four free tickets.

Pulaski Fine Arts Academy: Playhouse Rock Bands

Stop over at Sub-T this Saturday May 15th at 3:00 to see some of Pulaski's 3-8th graders rock out!

2011 W. North Ave.
Tickets are $5 at the door

This that make you go vroom!

Little gentleman, rev your engines!
Get the fun rolling with Alex's Parking Garage, $86. A crowd favorite jammie line, At Home, has introduced a perfect three piece set for the future car enthusiast, Race Car Gift Set, $51. Designed by Patrick Calello with children's development in mind, it's no surprise that these modern little wonders have become known for their long play value. With interchangeble tires, wheels, roofs and body blocks, kids can use their limitless imaginations to design their own car. Start your collection with the Red C9 Sports Car, $39. No more lost or dropped blankets! A local designer and mom, Jessica Kim, has come up with the genius solution to keeping your little guy toasty with this cosy car seat cover. Babbaco Beep Beep car seat cover, $66. This appaman Flame Van Tee is on fire! Literally! No detail is spared with this amazing line. We love the super soft fabric and the two-toned roll sleeeve, $35. All aboard for some stacking fun! It's no wonder this is Melissa and Doug's #1 seller. With 15 interlocking wooden pieces and a simple classic feel, it reminds us parents that it is sometimes best to keep it simple. Stacking Train, $16.99. Create your own race car with this easy to assemble and paint car also from good 'ol Melissa and Doug, $4.99

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Great cause, great art, great party.

Friends of Pritzker School present the Second Annual Community Arts Project: Birdhouse 2010
May 22, from 6-10

Wesley Kimler's Studio
2046 West Carroll Avenue

Eminent, Chicago artist, dad, Psychobaby and Pritzker friend, Wesley Kimler, has graciously opened his breathtaking studio for a second year to help raise money for the children of Pritzker School.

"Neighborhood artists and architects, as well as the student body of Pritzker School, have generously donated their energy and talent to design, build and create over 60 unique birdhouses to be auctioned off in support of our school community."

Tickets to the event are $30 in advance/$35 at the door and include an open bar and appetizers. Click here to purchase tickets.

Birdhouses can be viewed at retailers throughout Bucktown and Wicker Park until the auction or view them online at

All proceeds will go towards supporting A.N. Pritzker School, 2009 W. Schiller Street, Chicago

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Patch it up!

We have found another way you can customize cool! Take a super-soft tank, pant or ruffle skirt, add a cool patch (or two) right where YOU want it and ta-da! You've made your very own one of a kind fashion piece. This new addition to the Psychobaby Custom Shop has become a favorite way for our little customers to express their unique individuality.
For now, it is available in-store only so stop in to start designing!

Monday, May 10, 2010

The hardest working mom in kids' showbiz

Don't let her tiny frame fool you. At 5"2, Miss Ann is a ball of sweet lovin' energy on stage. Kids and parents alike, are flocking to hear her folk rock fun!

Warren Truitt of the Kids Music That Rocks blog says this about Clap For Love: "On what may be the kids' album with the grooviest title of the year, Chicago's Ann Torralba uses a mix of world, folk, and rock influences to create one of the best children's CDs of 2008. On her first CD for kids as Little Miss Ann, 2006's Music for Tots, Torralba featured a more folk rock sound. Well, the reverse is true on Clap for Love: rock is definitely emphasized over folk, as Ann and her full band flesh out originals and traditional tunes."

This busy lady can be seen all summer at some favorite Chicago spots including the fabulous Beat Kitchen this Sunday, May 16th. at noon.
Tickets are $5 at the door or purchase them in advance from

Q: What is your favorite song to sing and why?

A: "Stand Up". It's message empowers kids. That's cool!

Q: What are your three desert island records?

A: Wilco "Yankee Foxtrot Hotel" Joanna Newsom "Milk-eyed Mender" Feist "The Reminder"

Q: Describe yourself in three adjectives

A: Quirky, Friendly, Energetic

Q: Describe your music in three adjectives

A: Upbeat, Melodic, Folk-Rock

Q: If you couldn't play music, what would you do?

A: I really like kids music. So if I couldn't play it, I'd like to be involved in some OTHER aspect of bringing a diverse array of kids music to families, teachers, and librarians.

For more show dates including her Road Trip to Madison visit

New arrivals from Sourpuss

Back by popular demand and some new, soon to be favorites have arrived from Sourpuss Clothing. This fan favorite line has added a New York Dolls tee and some amazing new all over prints on onesies, hats and bibs. Being a sucker for stripes, I am in love with their new ACDC Jailbreak onesie! See all their latest here!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mamas Day!

Without mamas there would not be Psychobabies! I hope your day is filled with homemade macaroni necklaces and breakfast in bed! If you're in the neighborhood, stop in for a special treat compliments of Psychobaby and Salon Blue.
Salon Blue is located at 1931 W. North Ave. 773.342.BLUE. Thankfully, they are open on Sunday dads, so pop in for that last minute Mother's Day gift! Some of their great May specials are the Salon Blue facial for $59 (normally $85). I'm tempted to run over after this sunless, cold May week for their Flawless Tanning Treatment for $75 (normally $105). Click here to view more May specials.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Three rockin' things to do this weekend in Chicago

Brunch at Feast
Make Mother's Day extra yummy. Take mom to Bucktown's favorite brunch spot. Don't miss the chilaquilas and challah french toast.

1616 N. Damen Ave
773.772.7100 for reservations

Pop into Psychobaby next door after your Bloody Mary for a special free Mother's Day gift.

Open Mic for kids with Andy Moy

Plus a kid Jamboree with Mazi Fitness Centre

Do you have the most talented kid? We thought so! Step up to mic this Saturday, May 8th. at 3:00 and let them strut their stuff.

2011 W. North Ave.
Tickets $5 at the door or purchase in advance by clicking here
The first 50 guests will receive a free tee compliments of Psychobaby!

The Boogers Concert!

Finally, your tot can jump, push and scream without getting a time out!
Never moshed? No worries, click here for some tips.

Reggies Music Joint
2105 S. State Street
$5 at the door or $15 per. family
Make-your-own pizza buffet for $5
The first fifty lil' boogers will receive a free tee compliments of Psychobaby!

Meet the Boogers!

We had a chance to meet with the Boogers, who are performing live at Reggie's this Saturday at 3pm! The Boogers are Crusty (guitar and vox), Greenie (bass) and Sticky (drums) and these Chicagoans' debut album, "The Road to Rock" received a 2009 National Parenting Publications Gold Award! Their special brand of punk rock for the kids is based on lead singer Crusty's PhD in developmental psychology, so each song not only rocks, but helps kids learn, too! Crusty states, " Our goal is to bring hard rock/punk to the kiddos and their parents. I wouldn't say all of the kids' music out there sucks, because that's not true. There's lotsa great kids' music and musicians, especially in Chicago, but I douldn't find anything that really ROCKED. So, I started the Boogers to provide kid-friendly punk rock for my 3 boys, and it turned out a lot of people were looking for the same thing." Now here's a quick Get To Know You with Crusty from the Boogers!

1. My first instrument was: A drum set constructed out of empty Baskin-Robbins ice-cream tubs. It didn't last long!

2. My first song was: The 1st Boogers song was "Mary" a fast-rave up loosely based on "Mary Had a Little Lamb, which you can see on You Tube.

3. My first gig was: The Boogers' first gig was a benefit at Fitzgerald's. ..We've been invited back every year and now we are the main act.

4. The weirdest place I've ever played was: Great America - 'nuff said!

5. My favorite song to sing is: Hard to 'pick,' but PB &J is great because it is so fast and the kids just go into the joyous frenzy celebrating the world's greatest sandwich."

6. My desert isle albums are: Road to Ruin (Ramones), London Calling (the Clash) and Rock for Light (Bad Brains)

We hope you enjoyed this quick one-on-one with Crusty from the Boogers, and that you can come out and rock at Reggie's this weekend. The Boogers have made it their mission to bring the rock to kids and their families - one of those families should be yours!!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Announcing our Big Birthday Raffle Winner!

We would like to thank everyone who participated in our Big Birthday Raffle! There were some amazing ideas out there. It was a really hard choice and it mostly came down to our love of robots and space.

It is our pleasure to announce the grand prize winner of a $250 Psychobaby gift card. And the winner is...Kim King Schultz! Kim, please contact Alicia at and she will give you all the information you need to start shopping for some cool, crazy kids' stuff!

BTW, we have a surprise birthday winner. Jessica Kee, I LOVE zombies! Actually, it's my five year old son that loves zombies! Don't ask, he has two older brothers. For that special place in my heart, I am giving you an honorable mention and a free Psychobaby tee of your choice! Contact Alicia at with your choice and she will send it right out to you!

Pick a winner!

You can pick your nose, you can pick your friends, but you can't pick your friends nose. come to the Boogers concert this Saturday, May 8th. at 3:00 at Reggies.
The Boogers are a punk rock band for the original!
To learn more about the boogers visit their website (tissue in hand) at or to learn more about Reggies visit

Tickets at the door are $5/person or $15 per Family
Reggies Music Joint
2105 South State Street

First fifty Lil' Punks will receive a free tee courtesy of Psychobaby!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

We're seven today!

They say that having your own business is like having another child. I agree, and now my FOURTH is seven years old. It's bitter sweet, to be sure, but much more sweet than bitter.
Sure I miss the early innocent years, when Psychobaby wobbled and occasionally stumbled, but got right back up again kicking and screaming, and carried on. Then, growing strong, finding its' unique personality, expressing its individuality, trying new things, delighting in each success. Yup, I'm one proud mama, and as I sit here reflecting on many motherly things, like the fact that Oliver, my oldest son and the original Psychobaby is going to be TWELVE this summer, one truth glares out at me, it really does take a "village" to raise a child. For me, that village has been my partner Lisa, the wonderful women who work for us and also give Psychobaby the daily love and nurturing that it needs. But most of all, YOU have been the village that has raised this other kid of mine. Thank you for loving Psychobaby, it loves you back and so do I.