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kid's books that show diversity... 29 Aug 2017

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When I was a kid, I never saw characters in stories or books that looked like me. I never saw books with families that looked like my family. Now, as a mother with a new generation of kids, we've come such a long way. It's not perfect, but children's toys, tv shows, and books show so much more diversity then in years past. Today, I wanted to share a few of my favorite books that teach (and show) diversity to kids. Here are nine of my favorites... 

(left to right, top to bottom): The Skin You Live In, Goodnight Stories for Rebel GirlsI Like Myself, This is How We Do ItMommy, Mama, and MeThe Last Stop on Market StreetLove Family (a customizable book for multiracial families), Pepper Zhang, and Zero.

If there are any others you love, please share in the comments! 

let's discuss: teaching empathy to kids... 18 Aug 2017

Oh Joy / Photo by Bonnie Tsang

For the last couple weeks, we've discussed some things that were fun to talk about and get various perspectives. They were light and sometimes silly, but today's post is about to get a little more serious...

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preparing (yourself) for pre-school... 7 Aug 2017

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A few years ago, I wrote a post about how to choose a pre-school after I had gone through the process of choosing one for my oldest (who recently graduated pre-school and starts kindergarten this fall!). My youngest, Coco, started pre-school last week. After having gone through the process with my first, I thought the start of pre-school would be easy the second time around. But, it wasn't and we are still working on getting her used to a new environment and a new schedule. Here are a few things I've learned that I thought might help some of you starting your babes at pre-school soon...

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a rainy day puppet kit! 3 Aug 2017

A Rainy Day Puppet Kit

Summer vacations are planned to be packed with adventures, but sometimes something unexpected happens… like a rainy day! Weather can certainly get in the way of all the fun you’ve planned with your family. Rather than doting on unexpected weather, though, we partnered with Embassy Suites by Hilton to show you how to make a Puppet Craft Kit to have on hand to save that stormy day. It’s small enough to take with you wherever your destination may be! Watch our video below to see how...

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Brought to you by: Oh Joy + Embassy Suites by Hilton
Creative Direction: Joy Cho and Julia Wester
Video: Jenner Brown
Music: "I'm Gonna Marry You" by Upstate
Creative Production and Styling: Julia Wester
Production Assistant: Jessica Hong
Graphics: Angie Stalker
Still photos: Casey Brodley

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oh joy for target baby apparel! 31 Jul 2017

Oh Joy For Target Baby Apparel

I'm so excited to announce that our new Oh Joy For Target Baby Apparel collection is now available online! It includes rompers, dresses, sleep 'n plays, bodysuits, and pant sets for both girls and boys to mix and match to your heart's content. Watch this insanely cute video that shows off our newest nursery and apparel collections...

Oh Joy For Target Baby Apparel

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This is our LAST baby nursery and apparel collection at Target so get it while you can! Sizes from from 0-24 months (with sleepers up to 9m). But they do run a tad big so even my (almost) 3 year old fits in the 24 month pieces! Thanks again for all of you who have supported our collections these past few years by buying something for yourself or a loved one!

// CREDITS //
Brought to you by: Oh Joy + Target
Creative Direction: Joy Cho and Julia Wester
Video: Jenner Brown
Music: "Together" by Upstate
Creative Production and Styling: Julia Wester
Production Assistant: Jessica Hong
Graphics: Angie Stalker
Special Thanks: Henri Martin and Jaxson Green
Still photos: Nicki Sebastian

oh joy for milk snob! 20 Jul 2017

Oh Joy for Milk Snob

Oh Joy for Milk Snob

For those of you with babies or babies on the way, you'll be so excited to see our newest collaboration with Milk Snob! I've been a fan of these covers back when I was in my early baby/nursing days. They are so, so soft and double/triple as a car seat cover when baby is sleeping, a nursing cover for yourself, a grocery cart cover, and more. With the launch of our newest Oh Joy for Target nursery collection, we worked with Milk Snob to create two covers that match our new nursery bedding and accessories!

Oh Joy for Milk Snob

Oh Joy for Milk Snob

Oh Joy for Milk Snob

You can find our Oh Joy for Milk Snob confetti and zebra covers ONLINE ONLY right now!

{Lifestyle photos by Casey Brodley, prop styling by Julia Wester, prop styling assistance by Jess Hong. Product/Model photos by Milk Snob.}

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how to stick with it... 6 Jul 2017

How to Stick With It / Oh Joy

Currently, I'm in the middle of trying to instill new habits and hobbies in my house—teaching my littlest to use the potty, showing my oldest that sticking to a new hobby (like tennis) takes patience, and I'm really trying to get better at making more recipes at home. It can be so easy to just let any new teaching moment pass by, but consistency is key. So, along with my friends at BAND-AID Brand, I wanted to share a few tips I've learned that might help you to stick with it through challenges big and small...

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our newest oh joy for target nursery collection! 5 Jul 2017

NEW! Oh Joy for Target Nursery Collection

NEW! Oh Joy for Target Nursery Collection

It's been a year and a half since our last nursery collection and I am SO excited to give you a peek at our BRAND NEW Oh Joy for Target nursery collection launching THIS SUNDAY, July 9th! The collection includes: bedding, blankets, swaddles, clothing, diaper bags, bath towels, lovies, stuffed animals, and more! A portion of the collection will be in all Target stores with the full collection in all sizes available online. Here's a peek...

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My Favorite Things to Do with Kids in Los Angeles... 29 Jun 2017

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I love Los Angeles so much. There is so much to do here and see year round...and I've certainly discovered more things to do after having kids. We get emails and messages asking for suggestions on what to do with kids when visiting Los Angeles, so here are some of my favorites in no particular order. Please keep in mind, I do live on the East side, so this is skewed towards the East side of the city. A West sider might have additional suggestions and if you do, please share them in the comments!

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a super mom kit! 14 Jun 2017

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As a mom on-the-go, I often need some essentials on hand for emergencies or for entertaining the kids in a pinch. So today, we partnered with BAND-AID Brand to put together a Super Mom Kit which includes a bunch of essentials for all your mini adventures! See what's inside...

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The kit includes a combination of things for last minute boo-boos, buttons that need to be replaced, toys and a book to keep kids occupied during unexpected traffic, stickers for rewarding good behavior and some chocolate peanut butter cups for rewarding yourself ;) You can find all of these items during your next trip to Target!

Items shown: BAND-AID x Oh Joy! first aid kit, Target lint roller, hand sanitizer, BAND-AID Skin Flex bandages, BAND-AID x Oh Joy! bandages, Neosporin anti-bacterial ointment, scissorslip balm, Target sunglasses, Planes book, peanut butter cupsTarget toy cars,  sewing kit, Target crayons.

Also, as a reminder, you can get our Oh Joy First Aid Kit free with three qualifying purchases like our Oh Joy BAND-AID Bandages, BAND-AID Skin Flex, and Neosporin which I have in my kit. Then, fill the rest of the kit with other goodies to #SaveTheDay!

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