Tottini, the beloved South Lake Union tot-gear shop, has a new bundle of joy: a brand-new blog for local parents, TotStuff (blog.tottini.com). Store owners Melissa Maffei and Melissa Van Flandern have recruited a cadre of local and national bloggers, such as Rebecca Woolf (girlsgonechild.net), Keli Faw (drygoodsdesign.wordpress.com), and Emily and Matt Baldwin (standardstyle.com/category/blog), to offer sage—and stylish —pearls of parenting wisdom.
If a day out with Dad means a trip to Home Depot, expand your dad-and-me options with a new book by Edmonds writer Mike Allende. WonderDads Seattle is a guide to the best activities for pops and their peewees, including the best restaurants for a hassle-free meal, best outdoor adventures and other cool activities. $12.95; available at local bookstores and at amazon.com.