Monday, January 31, 2011

Celebrating Melissa and Doug's New Arrivals with a BIG Sale!

Snow is starting to fall in Chicago and, thankfully, we just received 150 boxes of Melissa and Doug Toys to cheer us up. About 35 boxes in, we discovered beach toys and bubbles as a reminder that this too shall pass. We're thinking about using the cute little cupcake sand mold to make a cupcake snow castle. Thanks to this dynamic duo, we have something fun to do out of the cold and you can too! Stop in for a peek at all the new arrivals from this Psychobaby and customer favorite toy line!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Who's wearing the (little) pants in your family?

These rockin' pants are the newest additions to Psychobaby Brand. Who says that basics need to be boring? We took our customer favorite, basic pants, and gave them our cool, crazy twist. Pair them up with your favorite Psychobaby tee or hoodie for Psychobaby head to toe style or jazz up your own plain white tee. Any way you wear 'em, these pants have a new view of cool!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Kapow! Superhero inspired gift ideas.

Some might go weak in the knees seeing a little girl in a tutu at the playground, but not me! I'm the mom of three loud, smelly wonderful boys! My guys are likely to wear their Pj's and a superhero cape to the grocery store without batting an eye. Whether you're off to the bat cave or on your way to school, all superhero's in training need a cool uniform and gear to help hone their budding superpowers! Put on your mask, cape or tights and fly over to Psychobaby for all your superhero gifts!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Winter Fest at Beat Kitchen

Here's an event not to miss! Come out of hiding and join some of Chicago's favorite kids' bands performing all day at Beat Kitchen's annual Winter Fest! Psychobaby will be there with our stylists offering free punk rock hair streaks and fauxhawks + free tees (while supplies last).
Tickets are $7 at the door or you can purchase them in advance at
Beat Kitchen
2100 W. Belmont

20% Off This Week's Founders' Favorites!

Because you said so, the super cute Spoiled Rotten Rock Rebel Tee will be 20% off now through 2/03/11. Head over to Because I Said So to see all of this week's picks.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Gifts we're going bananas over!

Psychobaby doesn't monkey around! We have seriously cute gifts for your little primates from Januzzi, Jellycat, Gund , BabbaCo and more! They'll have you swinging from the trees (with a helmet, of course!).
  Here are 25 facts about one of the world's most popular fruits:
The banana "tree" is not really a tree, but a giant herb. The banana is the fruit of this herb.
The cluster of bananas sold in supermarkets is a "hand" of bananas, while the individual bananas on the hand are called fingers.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Love is contest

The definition of love is always changing. Showing you care has gone from love letters and singing telegrams to smiley face texts and “Facebook Official” relationships. What do the kids in your house think love is? Ask them…and then let us know.

Send us your little psychobabies’ thoughts on love and three winners will be chosen at random to get that special phrase on this custom designed Psychobaby tee for Valentine’s Day! All other entries will be featured in a very special Valentine’s Day Blog Post!

Send all entries to One entry per contestant. Contest ends February 7th, 2011.
Because you said so, one of our newest additions to the Psychobaby Brand, the Falling Hearts Camo Dress, will be 20% off now through 1/27/11.  Head over to Because I Said So to see all of this weeks picks. Become a Psychobaby Fan on Facebook and vote for next weeks inclusion. Why? Because your vote counts, because YOU said so!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Have you met our Psychobaby crew?

Meet our crew! We are just a few that make up this cool, crazy place we call Psychobaby. We all have different interests but share a passion for kids and fashion. Check back regularly for our favorite new arrivals, fashion tips and plain old silliness!

Did you know our internet manager, Linday, has super-cool tattoos and a cat named Bubba?

Who knew that our customer service manager, Melissa, who lovingly packs your boxes and takes your calls and emails has a passion for black and white animals?

A shout out for our brick-and-mortar manager, Jess, that is a transplant from Boston and has a love for hearts on everything! She is as loved as the hearts she loves!

Ahh, Lisa, my BFF and better half! Don't let her sweet smile fool you though! She is wickedly smart and no one has an eye for cool girls stuff like this queen of bling!

Me? Ahh, I am just a mom of three little boys and a wanna be rocker! I'll let the gals above fill you in! -Marlo

Monday, January 17, 2011

Concerts for Kids: Winter Fest

Looking for an indoor activity that is fun for both you and your kids? Look no further!
Our pals at the Beat Kitchen are hosting a day long Winter Fest with some of Chicago's favorite kids musicians. There are no worries about a naptime conflict, you can come as early or late as you'd like and not miss any of the fun.
Psychobaby's stylists (well, ok, stylin' staff) will be there to give our famous punk rock fauxhawks and hair streaks and the first 50 kids get a free concert tee!
Follow kidsshowschicago on Facebook to view their entire event calendar.
I hope to see you there!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Score a touchdown with these Sports Gifts

Both my beloved home team, the Chicago Bears and my husbands home team, the New York Jets, won this afternoon. I wonder what will happen in my house if they both make it to the Super Bowl? Thank goodness neither of us are major football fans! That would be a rough one! ...Shh! Go Bears!!
Show your team spirit and visit our sports gifts for great ideas for your little rookie or visit our Psychobaby Custom Shop and create your own custom tees, hoodies, blankets and more just in time for kickoff!

sale, Sale, SALE!!

Head over to Psychobaby for our biggest sale of the season! When you buy two sale items, you get the third for just $5.00! Hurry in, this sale only lasts through 1/19/11 or until supplies last.
Sorry, this cool, crazy offer is valid at our brick-and-mortar store only. For our loyal online friends, don't miss our 20% off all Psychobaby Brand sale voted by our Facebook Fans. Enter code YOUSAIDSO20 at checkout to receive your discount! See, a little something for everyone!  ; )

Friday, January 14, 2011

20% Off Psychobaby Brand - Because You Said So!

Because you said so, our awesomely cool Psychobaby Brand, will be 20% off now through 1/20/11 with coupon code YOUSAIDSO20.  Head over to Because I Said So to see all of this weeks picks. Become a Psychobaby Fan on Facebook and vote for next weeks inclusion. Why? Because your vote counts, because YOU said so!     

Thursday, January 13, 2011

These Rock and Roll tees are hitting the charts at number 1!

Right on! John, Jerry, Mick Willie and Bob all hanging out together in our wild imaginations! The Psychobaby crew are bobbing their heads to their Classic Rock & Roll favorites. Keep checking in, your favorite rocker just might be next to join our Psychobaby Platinum Hall of Fame. 
Make sure you check out all of our baby and kids rock tees.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Monsters you want under your bed!

Mommy! Mommy! There's a monster under my bed and I love him!! Our lovable monster gifts will keep the scary guys at bay! You can finally get an uninterrupted night's sleep without your routine closet checks and under the bed sweeps with these furry fellows holding down fort.

Friday, January 7, 2011

20% Off This Week's Founders' Favorites

Because You Said So, Life Clothing's Sugar Mama tee will join the picks of the week and be 20% off starting now! Head over to Because I Said So to see all of this weeks picks. Become a Psychobaby Fan on Facebook and vote for next weeks inclusion. Why? Because your vote counts, because YOU said so!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

School of Rock, a Tribute to...

When is the last time you've been to a live show? Ok, well, when is the last time you've been to a live show with your kids that did not involve a carpet square or a rendition of row, row, row your boat? School of Rock is the answer to this seasons cabin fever!
I've always said that School of Rock feels very much like a musical Montessori school. Kids from 8 - 18 play together in every show. The big kids, with an amazing amount of patience, teach and inspire the younger kids. It ends up being a creative hang out of sorts for aspiring musicians. My son has been a part of School of Rock for three years and LOVES it!And if I must say so myself, has turned into quite the piano player!
Just to let you know, these shows are loud, loud, loud. I do see tiny ones at every show but if your Psychobaby is sensitive to noise, it might not be the best idea. But for a kid that's a little bit older and might be thinking about taking on an instrument, go, go, go!
Who knows? Maybe your kiddo will be inspired to be the next Ozzy! Err, is that a good or bad example? Hmm...

Take An Extra 10% Off Sale Items + Tons Of New Markdowns

Sunday, January 2, 2011

And the Nominees are...

Movie Buffs, are you ready for the 68th Golden Globe Awards? I am both a movie buff and ready to celebrate some of my favorite films and actors and actresses of the year. I shouldn't sway your vote but I'm, ahem, FIGHTING the urge to divulge my prediction or preference. It will just have to wait 13 days. I love a good excuse to make some popcorn and sack out on the couch! Above are Psychobabys favorite picks to represent the five amazing movies nominated in 2010.

Clockwise from the top left: The Kings Speech: Psychobaby Princess Tutu, The Fighter: CustomPsychobaby Brand, Tough Cookie Tee, Black Swan: Zubels Ballerina, Inception: Honest Baby, Not Sleeping Through the Night Tee, The Social Network: Psychobaby Brand, WTF Hat.

What is your prediction?

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy 2011 from Psychobaby!

I can't believe I'm already saying goodbye to 2010. This year has flown by! It's been a year of the usual ups and downs. For some reason, the downs aren't feeling quite as, well, down. Could this be the optimism and positive thinking that I vowed as my 2010 resolution actually working?

It doesn't hurt that I have the most amazing family and friends and the most inspiring Psychobaby team that I could ever hope for.

Interestingly, none of the people that I love are any different this year and none of the challenges that I have faced are easier than the year before. I think, maybe, I have actually made a little progress, as a person. I tried to face this year as a year of learning, growing and letting things go that are not meant to be.

So what for next year. I will challenge myself in 2011 to listen more that I talk and finally become more organized. After all, I am a Virgo. Being organized = peace of mind.

A couple of days ago we asked our loyal Facebook followers to help us reach our goal of 3000 Fans by midnight. We came super close, closing 2010 with 2868 awesome Fans. We promised to reward everyone's loyalty with a 25% off site wide sale if we reached our goal. It was sooo close, let's do it!!
Enter code FANS25 through midnight CST 1/1/11 and receive your well deserved discount!

Here are our promises to you for 2011

* We commit to bringing you the most amazing customer service.

* We will continue to delight you with the coolest products for the coolest kids.

* We will add a little humor to your lives.

Thank you to all our cool, crazy customers for all the support and inspiration you have given us this year and all the years before. Happy 2011!