Shop Talk

Mother's Helpers

August 12, 2007|By [LIZ ATWOOD]

When it comes to back-to-school shopping, why should the kids get all the goodies?

What about the mothers who have to keep track of the soccer games, bake sales, music lessons and doctor appointments? So here are a few items to celebrate the cool and organized mom.

Leopard-print organizing tote

Price:

$20

Where to get it:

Aaron Brothers Art and Framing, 55 W. Aylesbury Road, Suite A, in Timonium and 9097 Snowden River Parkway, Suite A, in Columbia.

Why we like it:

A stylish way to organize all the many mom papers that come your way.

Mom Family Desk Planner and Mom's Family Calendar

Price:

$13 each

Where to get them:

At bookstores, online book retailers and mass merchandise stores

Why we like it:

The cute Sandra Boynton drawings add a touch of humor to these practical organizers that come with stickers, phone lists and plenty of space to write down the family's activities.

So Cool Mom T-shirt

Price:

$24

Where to get it:

Hopscotch Consignment Shop, 2 Oakway Road, Timonium, 410-252-7801.

Why we like it:

Former Baltimore resident Kathy Tappen has designed a T-shirt that sums up the philosophy of a cool mom: Live Happy, Love Well. The fitted shirts, made from 100-percent cotton, are available in a variety of colors and come in sizes medium to extra large.

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