Category Archives: TOOLS FOR PARENTS

recommended parenting tools


One of the fastest growing social media sites today is Pinterest!  Many people are self-acknowledged “pinterest addicts.”  Why?  Because we love to collect beautiful images of things and offers us precisely that opportunity.  You create pinboards based on whatever topics you choose with images attached from the internet, your own website, or directly from  You can follow other people’s pinboards to discover inspirational quotes, healthy recipees, fun baby toys, and more.  If you see a pin you love on their pinboard you can repin it onto yours.

Stellar Caterpillar has created boards on the following topics for parents of babies:

  • Motor Skill Games
  • Baby Toys and Gear
  • Mommy Crafts
  • Healthy Snacks for Parents
  • Baby & Children’s Books
  • Baby Fashion & Style
  • First Birthday Ideas
  • Interior Design Ideas
  • Inspiration
  • Baby Information


Visit our boards by clicking on the red “P” button at the top of the homepage next to the youtube and facebook icons, located toward the upper right corner of your screen.  Visit them when you are looking for a baby shower gift, a unique baby toy, essential baby gear, inspirational quotes, and nursery design ideas.  One of our favorite Pinterest boards is “Motor Skill Games.”

Happy Pinning!


I frequently get asked:  “Where did you get that rattle?  She LOVES it!”, or “My niece is having a baby and I would like to get two books for the new parents as a baby shower gift, which do you recommend?”, or  “I know you changed all of your cleaning products to green cleaning products, would you please give me that list?”  After recreating these lists many, many times, I have created them on for your convenience.  Just look on the right-hand side of any page under “Tools for Parents,” click on the appropriate link, and it should take you to my lists on  Experts from the fields of motor development, speech development, parenting programs, sustainable living, literary publishing, psychology, and nutrition contribute to these lists, along with experienced parents.

Stellar Caterpillar and/or Donna Eshelman are not affiliates of and do not receive any profit from  We encourage supporting small family businesses when possible, yet also appreciate the convenience factor offered by web retailers such as amazon.