American Made Toys that Go Vroom (and Choo Choo)

My toddler’s biggest priorities are pretty simple: cars, cars and more cars. “Red” and “white” are frequently called out if either car has been misplaced. Trains will also do, especially train tables! We’ve scoured the Sacramento area for train tables, hitting up every Thomas the Train treasure trove, from our local library to the famed… Continue reading American Made Toys that Go Vroom (and Choo Choo)

Bath · Gear · Play

Founder Stories

Part of the reason why I’m so passionate about American made baby brands is because I love founder stories. I’m married to a serial entrepreneur, I’ve worked with startups for years and regularly tune in to podcasts like How I Built This. It’s also why I’m excited to share Founder Goods with you. In addition… Continue reading Founder Stories

Furniture · Play

Personalized Puzzle Stool

Grandparents give the best gifts! This wooden name puzzle doubles as a step stool, but for now is just the right height for a toddler table. As if that wasn’t enough, I flipped it over to see the mark of Damhorst Toys, a company that’s been making personalized puzzle stools in Southern California since the… Continue reading Personalized Puzzle Stool


Uncle Goose Blocks

As a nautical-obsessed mama to be, Uncle Goose was my favorite American made baby toy discovery. It also ended up being my favorite package to open. Uncle Goose Nautical Blocks with Canvas Bag – Made in USA Uncle Goose makes their wooden blocks by hand in Michigan with food safe paint and no questionable lacquer. … Continue reading Uncle Goose Blocks


Baby Corral

Creating a safe space for an increasingly mobile baby to roll around led me to discover American made North States playards. Until the need arose, I had never heard the term “playard” before. It’s basically a baby corral. AKA baby proofing a room, in one fell swoop! We’ve created all kinds of contortions with their… Continue reading Baby Corral


Tummy Time

On the hunt for American made mats for tummy time, I came across CorkiMat from Pillobebe. Their mats boast an impressive resume, including non-toxic, organic, antimicrobial and handmade in the USA. I opted for their CorkiMat Lite 9-tile pack, pictured here: One of the best features of these mats is the fabric covers are machine… Continue reading Tummy Time