Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Star Light, Star Bright...

(the first star you see tonight will be performing, live, in your living room!)
Step aside Hannah Montana! Coming at you live from Chicago, Psychobaby is bringing the Illi-NOISE with the most rocking wardrobe for your resident star. 
Crank up the holiday cheer to 11 with these shining gift ideas:

Shopping Destination Damen Saturday, Dec. 4th!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Psychobaby Cyber Monday Deals: Shop Baby & Kids

Join in on Psychobaby's Cyber Monday festivities with code MONDAY15 which gives you 15% off all our cool, crazy kids' stuff through midnight! But don't stop there! Be sure to join the email club or fan us on facebook to be in the know early, and find out about sweet exclusive events and sales!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Brick and Mortar Black Friday Extravaganza!

For those about to shop, we salute you with high-voltage savings in our brick and mortar store! Come on down today only and enjoy Back In Black Friday! View our store locator now--->>

Posted by Melissa & Kristina

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Are You Ready For Some Thanks?

“I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dear Psychobaby fans,
Thank you so much for sharing your lives with us! We hope you have a wonderful day with your family and that they don't create too, too much for you to clean up after your feast!
We love you, one and all.
-the Psychobaby crew

-Posted by Kristina

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Join Psychobaby for Small Business Saturday!

Register your American Express card on their site, and then shop Psychobaby and other small businesses on Saturday, November 27. If you spend $25 or above at small businesses, you will receive a $25 credit from American Express. Spaces are limited, so enroll your card now! We'll see you soon!

-posted by Kristina

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

These Rock and Roll favorites will crank up the Holiday cheer!

Ever wonder where really cool toys come from? Cool elves! Psychobaby has an all access pass to the VIP section of Santa's workshop. Shop the hottest toys, books, clothes and accessories of the season all in one cool, crazy place!

Over the river and through the woods...

How are you getting to your turkey feast? Whether it's by car or by plane, you are going to need to keep your tot busy! My family and I are braving new scanning technology and heading to Boston!
I am putting together a bag for my six year old including this great Flip to Win memory game by Melissa and Doug, Melissa and Doug's Sticker Collection that comes with over 500 pieces (a no brainer) and some snacks. If all else fails, I have my secret weapon, my iPad!
I thought back a few years to when my boys were too tiny to play games or appease with a soft toy for more than a minute or two and had to include Rockabye Baby's lullaby rendition of Journey. If all else fails with a wee one...how about a Mute Button pacifier?
The most important thing to remember when traveling with a little one is patience and a sense of humor. Both go a long, long way!!
Have a great Holiday! -Marlo

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Rockabye Baby Gives Lullabies a Good Name...

Rockabye Baby Does it Again!

Rockabye Baby Does it Again! by psychobaby on Polyvore.com

Trouble getting your Psychobaby to sleep? Let Bon Jovi, Elvis or Journey lull your tot to la la land with these hip new renditions of your old, pre-kid, favs from Rockabye Baby! 

GIve thanks for this cool recipe!

Yum! If you are like me, you have been in the Great Debate with yourself (and your cookbooks) about what desserts to serve on Thanksgiving. Since all turkey pressure is off me this year, the dessert stakes have been upped, as that is "all I'm bringing!" :) The Kids Table has saved my day with this De.li.cious recipe for pumpkin cheesecake that is sure to be a hit on Wednesday when we are all making it, and Thursday when we are all eating it!

To learn more about the Kids Table, go here--->>>
 To view cooking gifts, go here--->>>
posted by: Kristina.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Our Latest Arrivals of the Season


Just in time for your holiday shopping! See all the newest arrivals to spunk up your Psychobaby's holiday wardrobe. From the funkiest clothes to the coolest toys under the tree, Psychobaby has got you covered! Don't miss our 2010 Holiday Gift Guide and our super cool Psychobaby Custom Shop. We've made it easy as pie to be the shining gift giver this season.

Friday, November 19, 2010

He loves Planes, Trains and Automobiles!

These cool gift ideas for boys include: At Home Race Car Gift Set, Automoblox Mini 3 Pack, Me in Mind Trucker Girl Leather Booties, Melissa and Doug City Ramp Racer, Melissa and Doug Flip to Win Memory Game, Hi Ho Batik Mudflap Girl Teeand Schylling Metal Speedster.

Is your little guy always on the move? Test drive these gifts and he'll be a cuter commuter instantly! If you're traveling for the holidays this year, check out our cool, crazy toys to keep your bouncing boys busy en route!

20% Off This Week's Founders' Favorites!

Because You Said So, the Zubels Pirate will join the picks of the week and be 20% off starting now! Head over to the site to view/shop all the picks, and stay tuned for the next cool, crazy vote and make your voice heard!  

View All Picks Now

Turkey Lurkey Crafts From Easel Art

Are your kids tired of drawing their turkey by tracing their hand? Kerry from Easel Art Studio has just the thing for you: a turkey tea light you can easily craft at home that will make a delightful centerpiece on Thanksgiving!

To make your turkey, you will need:
old glass Jar (washed out)
old tissue paper
old magazines
Construction paper
googlie eyes or buttons
glaze or mod podge
How to put your turkey-lurkey together:

1. With your child cut or rip all the warms colors in the magazine and also in the tissues paper.

2. Cut out turkey face parts and a head out of the construction paper. The head as a base will help your child to figure out where the eyes, the beak and the major caruncles (aka the red gobble gobble under the beak) should go.

3. Cut a half circle shape out of construction paper (not taller than your jar.) This will be the back feathers.

4. Glue all kinds of feathers on the half circle.

5. Cut a belly out of construction paper, (almost in a tear drop shape)

Now lets put it all together!
6. Spread glue on the entire outside of you glass jar.

7. Apply the magazine cut out and the tissue paper to the outside of the jar (on the glue)

8. Mod Podge the over the paper

9. Glue your face and the belly on the front of the jar.

10. Glue the tail on the back.

Let it dry and drop a tea-light candle inside! Enjoy you turkey tea light.

For more information on Easel Art Studio, go here--->

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Customize Your Christmas!

Customize gifts for all the kids on your list in the Psychobaby Custom Shop's Create-Your-Own Section! Choose from hoodies, tees, one-pieces and pants and then add names and designs for a cool, crazy gift that will make them feel like you spent all year designing. (Little do they know the Psychobaby team is your own set of elves!) Go ahead, steal Santa's thunder now--->>>

-posted by Kristina

Monday, November 15, 2010

Cool, Crazy Q&A: Suzi Shelton

Suzi Shelton is coming all the way from New York to join Little Miss Ann for a kids' show at Subterranean on November 21! Get to know a little bit more about this rockin' Mama below, and then get tickets to her show--->
1. What brings you to the Windy City?

I was asked by my friend Ann Torrabla (aka Little Miss Ann) if I wanted to come and open for her at a Chicago show, and I jumped at the chance! I have only been to Chicago once in my life, and I loved it then, so I am excited to come back - and this time I am bringing my 6 year old daughter! It's going to be a girls weekend.

2. What do you think kids deserve to get more props for?

I think kids are expected to do a lot of things these days. A lot more than when I was a kid. School is harder, there are WAY more activities for them, and a lot more pressure to succeed. I think kids deserve to get props for being flexible and being open to trying new things. It's not always easy to be flexible, you know?

3. What music makes you so happy you could do a cartwheel?

I love when I hear old music from my youth like The Beatles and Elvis Presley, but I also flip out when I hear The Cure, New Order, or Depeche Mode!

4. What music do you secretly rock out to?

I don't really know how to answer this one, so I will go with I have a soft spot for both Katy Perry and Brittany Spears...shhhhh!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Today only, 15% off our favorite books!

Offer ends at 11:59pm on 11/15/10.
There is nothing wrong with being able to recite your tots favorite book by heart until you find yourself doing it in your head while cooking dinner, driving to the store or while in your own bed trying to have your first peace and quiet of your day. I know, I can still recite my sons favorite book from when he was two, he's now twelve! It's time to shake it up with some of our favorite classics and some new favorites. 
Enjoy your new purchase with 15% off until midnight tonight.  Shop all books for babies and kids

Friday, November 12, 2010

Amerikid Idol's This Weekend!

This weekend at Subterranean, join host Andy Moy for kids' karaoke! Your little one can go up and sing a song, recite a poem, and generally go for the applause at Amerikid Idol, a talent show especially for the kids! The first 30 kids there will also receive a tee from Psychobaby, along with their standing ovation! Just please.... leave "Livin' on a Prayer" to Bon Jovi!

20% Off This Week's Founders' Favorites

Because You Said So, the Chilly Kids Pink Tie Dye Dress will join the picks of the week and be 20% off starting now! Head over to the site to view/shop all the picks, and stay tuned for the next cool, crazy vote and make your voice heard!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

It's a (rockin') Baby Boy!

Cool Baby Gifts

Cool Baby Gifts by psychobaby
Frogs, snails and puppy dog tails? It's more like boogers, dirt and toilet seats left up! Awww! I love my boys and was never much for pink anyway. Above are some of my coolest picks for your newest dude. For more ideas, visit Psychobaby's Baby Boy New Arrivals -Marlo

Steal Santa's Thunder with Psychobaby's 2010 Holiday Gift Guide!

It won't take a year of shopping to steal Santa's thunder.  Sure, he's got lots of elves, but you've got your own set (us) and our Holiday Gift Guide, which'll have you shopping by price and age faster than someone-we-know can say "On Dasher!"   Shop our cool, crazy gift guide now--->>>

-posted by Kristina

Monday, November 8, 2010

Make a list, check it twice, we've got gifts from naughty to nice!

Holiday Goodies

Holiday Goodies by psychobaby 

Psychobaby has something for everyone to spice up the holidays! Make sure not to miss our 2010 Holiday Gift Guide. All our Psychobaby elves have been busy this year putting together the coolest and  most unusual toys, books and custom gifts this side of the South Pole!

Here's what's happening at the Easel this season

If you have not already checked out this local favorite spot to inspire your budding little artist, this months event calender might inspire you to do so! You might even be able to sneak in a couple hours of holiday shopping with the Easel's drop off option (genius!).
You can also join the party the last Wednesday of every month at 10:30 here at Psychobaby. The Easel joins forces with our beloved Storybook mom, Nili Yelin, for a book reading/art project extravaganza!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Enter our PO'ed Psychobaby Contest

 We wait all year to take our kids for their yearly visit with Santa. If we are lucky we will end up with an angelic pic that we can send to grandma. More often than not, I have ended up paying $20 for my little guy screaming his head off. Well, we'd like to share those honest parent moments and reward you for the funniest one! 

Grand Prize: The photo with the most votes wins a $150 Gift Card to use on cool, crazy kids stuff to cheer up your PO’ed Psychobabies.
Second Place: $25 Gift Card for you to use on cool, crazy kids stuff to cheer up your PO’ed Psychobabies.
Third Place: $25 Gift Card for you to use on cool, crazy kids stuff to cheer up your PO’ed Psychobabies.

Contest Instructions 
Become a Fan of our Psychobaby page (optional), fill out the short entry form and upload your PO'ed (or not) Psychobaby on Santa's lap.
Remember, you can only vote once, so get your friends to vote!
Contest starts: November 03, 2010 and ends December 24, 2010 @ 11:59 pm (PST)
We will announce the winners on Monday, December 27th.
Click here and show us little Johnny in all his glory!
Have a cool, crazy holiday! -Marlo and the Psychobaby crew

This Week's Founders' Favorites

Because you said so, the Sourpuss Skully Diaper Bag joined Marlo and Lisa's Top Picks this week!  View all picks now!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

5 Is The New 21: Robert Gomez of Subterranean

Top 5 Reasons Why 5-year-olds Act Like 21-year-olds While Watching A Band

5. Both tend to stumble and fall
4. Both spill an awful lot, but unfortunately, only the 5-year-olds drink from sippy cups
3. Both have a tendency to gyrate and pull at their pants when they need to go to the bathroom
2. The boys in both groups tend to spontaneously howl for no apparent reason
1. Neither seems to be able to read the menu!

A few words on 'little kid shows' with Gomez, father of two and owner of cool rock clubs

"When I bought Beat Kitchen in 2005, I never imagined that we would be hosting shows for little kids. After all, we showcase the likes of punk and death metal. Music for tykes? It just didn't seem possible. But here we are, 3 years into it and, as the owner of a music venue, the coolest part is that kids have a place to 'rock out' and get their palate wet for playing in a band someday. And the musicians have a place to perform, test out their music, and maybe, just maybe, make a living from it.

So how did it all start? Well, my wife signed up our daughter Ava for a Wiggleworms class at Old Town. Yes, she told me where to go but I wasn't paying attention and I walked into the wrong classroom in the wrong building over on Lincoln (I was supposed to be at Armitage). Karen Banks-Lubicz was teaching and compassionately let me stay.

As I watched Karen (who now performs as Karen 4 Kids!) I was thinking how cool it would be if the kids could see her with a full band and on a real stage and sound system.....and boy, would I love a beer right now. And then it hit me: This is what we need to do at Beat Kitchen.

Well, as fortune would have it, Karen had just completed her own cd with mostly her own music (original music is a thing for us over at Beat and Subt) and we agreed to put a show together 6 weeks out. So, because I went to the wrong place at the wrong time (did I forget to mention I was an hour late?) and a good thing happened.

Beat Kitchen has shows most Sundays at noon and we are hosting shows on occasional Saturdays at Subterranean as well, with special treats from Psychobaby. " You can check for dates, times and prices on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/kidsshowschicago

Monday, November 1, 2010

Spook-tacular Halloween Trick-or-Treaters!

Thank you to all that ventured over to Psychobaby! We had a blast seeing all of your amazing costumes.