Baby Talk
Corte Madera resident Bill Shore’s new line of customizable toddler tees captures kids’ mispronounced words with style. Parents log on to and choose a bold graphic depicting a word and then include their child’s cute and funny mispronunciation.

Need a babysitter for date night, or a ride to the airport? How about dinner prepped and ready for the night? Mill Valley psychotherapist Lisa Nave’s new site brings parents and family members together to exchange services on a one-time basis. The site provides background checks for members, an advice column, healthy menus and a personalized profile page.

World View
Marin’s Rana DiOrio and Chris Hill have just received the National Best Books award for What Does It Mean to Be Global?, which they published in three languages. The book is meant to be a conversation starter for parents and educators to teach children about exploring, appreciating and respecting other children’s traditions, religions and values around the world. The book is available at the Spanish Table in Mill Valley and online at

Annual Tour
Check out Tiburon’s unique kitchens at this year’s Valentine Kitchen Tour to support the Belvedere-Hawthorne Nursery School on February 9th. Admission is $40 in advance and $45 at the door. Transportation is provided and tours leave continuously from the San Francisco Yacht Club.

Cooking from the Experts
Sausalito’s Dr. Marsha Nunley and San Rafael cookbook author Dr. Rebecca Katz are advising one of the newest subscription-based organic meal preparation services: Cook! SF. The company, a Seafood Watch partner, uses local ingredients and delivers to Marin each Wednesday. 415.513.5328,

Healthy Kids
Pediatric physical therapist and feeding specialist Pam Marcus teamed up with designer Daren Joy to launch Sausalito-based Lifefactory. The company creates environmentally friendly and health-conscious glass baby bottles and components (nipples, caps, rings) that are bisphenol A, phthalate, PVC, and polycarbonate-free.