It must be a sign

Dayton Children’s Mommy-to-Be Safety Blogger, Jessica Saunders

For anyone that knows me, I get very easily excited (which may be a gross understatement).  This week I’m extremely excited, not only because Baby Saunders will make an arrival very soon but Kohl’s Department Stores launched their new Kohl’s Cares for Kids merchandise and this season’s theme is  none other than The Hungry Caterpillar and other Eric Carle books with accompanying stuffed animals. I know…might not sound that exciting to you but to me –  it’s a sign. 

We decorated Baby Saunder’s bedroom in a Hungry Caterpillar and Eric Carle theme because I thought it was a nice, gender neutral theme and I’m also the daughter of teachers and wanted to sneak that literary feature in right away. 

Eric Carle Framed Postcards

But the other side of this exciting merchandise is that proceeds from our local Kohl’s Department Stores benefit Dayton Children’s and our health and safety programs which include our Kohl’s a Minute of Kids campaign which is one aspect of my job…see – a double whammy!

So while I’m over the moon for what some people might consider simply books and stuffed animals, this is another place where my professional meets my personal and that is exciting to me!


  1. Reply
    Betsy January 12, 2011

    I agree and immediately thought of you

    • Reply
      Sandy Soderberg January 13, 2011

      Dear Jessica,
      The room looks gorgeous. If you are looking for any other items – please consider shopping at the Eric Carle Museum’s Book Shop. We have lots of high quality Eric Carle gifts, books and room decor – including lithographs, rugs, and fabric. All proceeds help support the museum! Good luck with your new baby!

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        Dayton Children's January 14, 2011

        Funny – that is where I got the postcards and some fabric for the valances!

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