butter LONDON™ and Founding Creative Director Nonie Creme are pleased to introduce the new S/S 12 lacquer collection.

“What a season!” Says Creme, “Pops of neon colour everywhere, tempered by sherbet pastels and cool neutrals. It left us plenty to play with in the nail realm. I’ve mixed a couple of softer opaque shades in cantaloupe and pale pistachio, and followed up with an intense retro turquoise and slightly glittery hot pink. Finally, a quietly marvelous sheer oyster that packs a tiny punch with micro glitter particles for those seeking a new way to wear neutral. The message this season is KNOW who you are, then BE who you are! It’s all about the Individual this season, and the beauty world is yours to rule.”

Omni Hotels & Resorts was included in Parents “10 Best Hotel Chains for Families” list, recognizing the various programs offered to traveling families at hotel chains across the U.S. The luxury brand is best known for the Omni Sensational Kids program, which includes a unique, “Discovery” welcome backpack with a 32-page fold-out map including travel games, crayons, magnifying glass and more. In addition to the fun-filled bag, children staying at Omni are treated to milk and cookies on their first night, a great way to end a day of adventures and exploring. An additional family travel offering is the Omni Kids’ Suites, which feature one-of-a-kind designs with colorful children’s furniture and bedding, beanbag chairs, games, books, an art center and other activities in their own guest room – with parents in a connecting guest room (available at select properties).

Enjoy Surf and Sand at the Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club in Los Angeles, California. The Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club offers families an authentic SoCal lifestyle experience with in a casual, nautical-chic environment with “Surf and Sand,” available June 1 – July 31. Starting at $999*, Portofino invites guests to relax and let loose, embracing their “endless summer,” endlessly.

Trippy, the social travel website and app, announced its advisors and mother of two, Soleil Moon Frye is one of them. If you’ve always wanted to travel with your kids but aren’t sure where to go for that family fun vacation, what hotels are the most kid-friendly or which restaurants have the best kids menus, you’re in luck. As one of Trippy’s advisors, Soleil will share her favorite family-friendly travel destinations and tips on Trippy’s new visual inspiration boards, which just went live today.

MyKidsCalendar Streamlines Communications and Scheduling for Coaches and Parents During Spring Sports Season

The spring sports season is upon us. Kids’ schedules are crazier than ever these days, especially those on competitive travel and select teams. MyKidsCalendar is a new tool that helps coaches and parents schedule and communicate more efficiently and effectively. The service was designed by youth sports coaches and parents who were frustrated with the lack of a quality tool for building and maintaining sports schedules, and, more importantly, for communicating rapidly changing in-season information efficiently with parents. MyKidsCalendar provides a central location for coaches and parents to share information and communicate easily and quickly.

Maclaren Partners with Charley’s Fund to Help Spread the Smile and Raise Funds With Its New “I Believe” Stroller.

Charley’s Fund, a non-profit organization devoted to finding a treatment and cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, the world’s number one fatal genetic disease among children, has raised an unprecedented $20 million to support groundbreaking medical research. Now, for the first time ever in the history of this devastating disease, promising new therapies are being developed and clinical trials are underway. Maclaren, the premium parenting company, is collaborating with Charley’s Fund to raise awareness and funds for this presently incurable disease with the new “I Believe” stroller.

If you are anything like me, you have a saying that fits perfectly into any situation. My grandmother always told me to “always take the high road” and that is a mantra that has stuck with me through out my entire life when faced with tough experiences. As a teen that had an unhealthy attraction to the “wrong crowd”, when surprised at my own misfortunes, I would remember in the back of my mind “if you lay down with dogs, you will wake up with fleas“. Funny how these litte quips can later on in life add to your character and help you make decisions through out.

As a mom, you know the meaning of productive. In fact, if you looked up the word you’d probably see a picture of your smiling face next to the definition. While productivity is a necessity in your life, you can at least leverage technology from time to time, for a little help in a pinch. These apps to help you do – and enjoy – more every day.