Friday, December 27, 2013

People Discuss Their Favorite Family Traditions on the Juju Band Channel

You can also see it on out You Tube channel.
Juju Band will be posting and blogging about family traditions throughout the 2014 year.
 To send in your family tradition email

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Kookaburra Play Café in Chicago

Kookaburra Play Café

Is reopening after a fire and we need your help!

Two weeks ago we suffered an electrical fire in the basement of our beautiful play space forcing us to close our doors.  Dealing with insurance companies and cleaning up the mess has been a heartbreaking and painful process.  Because we wanted so badly to reopen in time for the holidays we decided to fix it at our own expense instead of waiting for months for them to figure out which company is responsible for what.  So now we are ready to reopen our doors this Saturday, December 21st.  We are asking for your support to come and play with all of our new toys.

If you don't know about us, we are a play café in Lincoln Park.
Kookaburra is a special place for families to relax. This is a place where we can do the everyday things with our children and enjoy every minute without the added stress. Sit back with a cup of Uncommon Ground's coffee and bite into the delicious and ever so lovely, Lovely Bake Shop goodies!

See you there,
Joe and Anya

Please check out our website:

Friday, December 20, 2013

Juju Band's Favorite Holiday Products For The Whole Family


Hanukkah in a Box Family Fun Kit

The Hanukkah in a Box Family Fun Kit is a big hit with newbies to Hanukkah, as well as with intermarried families looking for a unique mix of innovative Hanukkah games and educational resources. $35.15, now reduced to $18.95, at

You get:

  • Blessings and Candle-lighting Tips  
  • Hanukkah Bingo Game (4 players + 1 caller) – popular with all generations!
  • 4 Dreidels
  • Hanukkah Recipes & Hanukkah Songs
  • Blessings Tutorial on CD
  • Core Concepts, Background, Glossary
  • Hanukkah Thank You Notes
  • Coloring Activities & Hanukkah Decorating Materials


Baby Jack Blankets
Babies develop cognitively, emotionally and socially through sensory play. Baby Jack Blankets are 14" x 18" satin & minky security blankets accented with ribbons sewn into Tabs. We provide a variety of textures and colors for entertainment and comfort. Baby Jack Blankets are handmade in Milwaukee, employing a team of skilled Moms for a creative outlet and added income. Available at

The Diaper Clutch

“The Diaper Clutch is a mom-invented diapers and wipes carrying case that is the first and only to feature a unique easy-access window to your wipes! The Diaper Clutch is the perfect solution to stay organized without leaving fashion at the door! Who needs bulky diapers bags when you want to take a quick stroll in the neighborhood or go grocery shopping with your little one? Reduce the bulk and lighten your load with The Diaper Clutch – a convenient, compact and fashion-forward solution to carry baby diapers and wipes where you go!” Avaialble at


The Juju Band

Authentic family tradition used over 100 years to help to relieve colicky babies and protect the newborn navel.  Price: $14.99 Available at



Tuesday, December 3, 2013

KidSwitch For Toddlers Review

When I first got the KidSwitch, I let it sit on my bedroom dresser and noticed the glow in the dark feature. I gave it to my sister because my nephew is a toddler.  I am impressed with this feature because my nephew said that he “loves the glow in the dark “handle.” It has created a new and fun nighttime adventure that helps him sleep because the light is in the room with him and now he is not afraid of the dark.  
To him it looks like a nifty new toy but to my sister, it is a great teaching tool. He seems to enjoy the independence of being able to turn on and off the light by himself. My sister said the installation was really easy and she just screwed it on the light switch.
The little moon shape at the end of the switch is really cute and we read the Good Night Moon book for fun after we put up the switch. However you introduce the KidSwitch, it’s a fun tool for parents and kids.