Child-led play is crucial in helping your little ones discover their passions, strengthen their problem-solving skills, and unlock their creativity. Shop toys from Melissa & Doug that will spark your child’s imagination and develop skills for a lifetime of success.

Here are a few of our favorite toys.

Deluxe Wooden Standing Art Easel 

The Melissa & Doug Easel turns any room into an art studio. With a dry-erase board, chalkboard, and locking paper-roll, assembly is easy, so there’s little waiting for your child’s next masterpiece.


Scoop & Serve Ice Cream Counter

Scoop up some cool treats with this all-inclusive, 28-piece pretend play ice cream counter. Your kid can take orders on the reusable menu card, pay with play money, and serve up some delicious fun.


Discovery Magic Set

This fantastic wooden set includes four easy-to-master magic tricks for beginners. Young magicians will improve their confidence and fine motor skills as they amaze family and friends with fun tricks and illusions.



Make Money & Be Your Own Boss

Being a mother is exhausting, we all know that. But being a mother and working full-time is even more challenging. I know, I’ve done both and I have good friends that still work full-time and run a family.



After years of searching for something flexible and something that allowed me to work from home I stumbled across a billion dollar, virtual business that met all my requirements. A friend introduced me to this global business and I saw the opportunity for what it was. We are located in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and soon-to-follow Asia. It has the potential to grow exponentially if you just follow the system and believe. I eventually quit my former job and started to focus on my family and my new business. I have three young girls at home so having me stay with the kids was very important to our family life.


erika and coffee
We aren’t a stereotype
Not everybody in this business is cookie-cutter. There is a wide variety of women– and men– that come from all different backgrounds, ages, and stories. Some women are doing this to supplement their income and some just need a change of scenery. I’ve seen professions such as
actresses, ministers, kindergarten teachers, infectious disease doctors, radio hosts, marketing managers, lawyers, pharmacists, and nurse practitioners excel at this business. Direct selling is not what it used to be and having a virtual business that you can control is totally the new gig that is here to stay.
Early in our history, Estée Lauder bought the brand and sold it in department stores. But it didn’t exactly fly off of the backlit shelves.We realized that buying habits were changing and products were selling by word-of-mouth much faster. Think of this as being a personal shopper, who doesn’t want one of those in their back pocket? We don’t stock inventory and aren’t required to book parties. It’s really as flexible as you are.
Create your own future

Compared with starting your own business alone, the overhead and start-up costs in this virtual business are extremely low. First you purchase a kit between $45-995; this includes a variety of business tools and product. The only overhead you’ll see is a monthly website cost of $24.95 and a product expense of at least $80. Compared to any other at-home business this is inexpensive. No other fees! No stocking inventory! What’s also great is that you have the ability to write off expenses that pertain to your business. Of course it’s always best to check with an accountant, but there are a lot of possibilities such as computer, software, phone, cable, miles, and more.



If you are looking for something different or just need a flexible part-time job then send me your questions! I’m happy to help you brainstorm or tell you more about this global gig. The tools for this business are already created! You just need to be motivated and coachable. If you can manage to bring those qualities to the table, then the ocean can be yours.


Erika LaPean
Rodan + Fields Independent Consultant

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The comfiest blankets like EVER! Featuring bizy belle

Recently we re did Antonios room a little bit. We painted his walls blue and re arranged furniture, soon we will be adding in there a toddler bed. But for now, momma can’t think about that. The blue walls grew on me, at first I didn’t like them, but now I don’t mind them. 


I was so happy when I found Bizy Belle; we have been using the same blankets for antonio since he was born! So when I saw her blanket options I was super happy and couldn’t wait to use it.

More importantly, I was happy that I could find something that was super comfy and could match his room. We have blues, greys, and reds that we use for his theme in the room. Antonio defaintely loved and enjoyed this blanket!!


The BizyBelle brand all started from a mother’s desire for quality, luxurious, and modern blankets. Each item is custom designed and handmade to fit the needs of the client. BizyBelle has grown into an international brand! You can find BizyBelle featured in many blogs and sold in boutiques all over the world!

It is so incredibly exciting to see BizyBelle designs being used as the focal point of nurseries and rooms. It is a great honor to know that BizyBelle blankets are given as gifts and are often the very first blanket that our smallest clients will ever snuggle into! The very foundation of BizyBelle is a mother’s love. Go get your shopping on!!





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The Organized Home Base Binder

I am all about being organized and supporting small businesses. I absolutely love and adore The Simplified Planner by Emily Ley. Her bestselling Home Base Binder is back in stock! It is a MUST have!!! It is updated with a new cover design – a beautiful navy linen – the Home Base Binder is the ultimate home management system.

The Home Base Binder Kit includes signature 11 x 11 binder, an inside pocket for odds and ends, 90 pages, and 6 dividers. It’s the perfect place to keep track of home, family and everything in between. Use the included worksheets, our free printables or punch holes into your own pages and slip them in.



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Ladies Fashion Memorial Day SALE!!

A GREAT Memorial Day Sale for all the mama’s out there! We know that you need a little pick me up for the holiday and we have the perfect outfits for you with a MEGA sale over at Modcloth. 



You know that we LOVE a great sale and we couldn’t not share this with you!!

Ready to heat things up? Warmer days are here & we’re heating things up with a major sale! Snag tons of new & favorite items at up to 30% off.  ModCloth’s got a major sale in the works — running through Memorial Day weekend! Snag tons of new and favorite styles at up to 30% off. No promo code needed. This deal runs from 5/25 at 12 a.m. ET to 5/29 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Get your sizzle on & shop it like it’s hot.



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