Family Finds – Unique buys for today’s family


With every schoolbag purchase, Backpacks For Kids will donate a schoolbag with supplies to a kid in need! Perfectly sized for your little one, the Fuzzy Flyer model features a unique horizontal design that keeps supplies within easy reach. The cover flap pocket opens to a main compartment with plenty of space for a storybook or sweater and two interior slip pockets hold small necessities. Even when it’s packed to the brim, this backpack rests comfortably on kid shoulders, thanks to contoured shoulder straps with cushy padding. Four exterior pockets plus an ID holder keep your child organized. Available at Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s. See

With the Mark-My-Time Digital Booklight, kids can read anywhere – even in the dark. They can also keep track of their reading time, day and night. Available in camouflage and animal prints, the award-winning product features an LED light on an adjustable arm, as well as an integrated clip to attach the bookmark to the pages of a book. It’s a great homework helper thanks to timing functions that can tell kids (and parents) how long they’ve been reading and how quickly. A countdown timer alerts them when they’re finished and even turns off the light. Available at Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s. See

Do away with plastic bottles. Since SodaStream Source uses water from the tap, traditional store-bought beverage bottles are no longer required. Powered by a CO2 canister, the refined mechanics of this system make the entire top surface responsive to touch, and the strength of carbonation is visible through an LED display, providing instant, visual feedback. The machine can be purchased in stores or online at

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