Category: Parenting

Abiie featured in Parenting OC Magazine


Congratulations to our Client Abiie for their feature in Parenting OC Magazine!

By designing easy-to-use, safe, and comfortable parenting products, Abiie LLC practically joins the task of parenting and serves to minimize users’ loads as parents. The Beyond Junior Y is an ultra-modern wooden high chair designed to grow with your child from infancy to adulthood. Its revolutionary EZ-Seat technology not only makes the sitting area easy for cleaning, it also enables quick adjustment of the seat & footrest to provide a comfortable chair for your child within seconds.

The sleek and contemporary high chair, made from top quality European cultivated beech wood, is both sturdy and eco-friendly, a perfect choice for your family that will last for years to come. Check them out at!




KidzShake featured on Daily Mom

kidzshakedailymomCongratulations to our Client KidzShake for their feature on Daily Mom!

The company KidzShake was founded by Doctor Rach, who is a mom herself, and nutritional expert. She wanted a kid’s nutritional shake that had ZERO sugar in it, and nothing artificial, so the idea for KidzShake was born. She wanted to have it packed with essential vitamins and minerals. Not just a little but a real BANG of the good stuff they need. Finally, it had to be delicious. It needed to use natural sweeteners found in nature, not developed in some laboratory. It tastes as good as any milkshake you can buy or make at home.

The KidzShake Nutritional Shake is an easy to mix powder that can be added to any drink or smoothie, and is geared toward appealing to younger children. It is packed with vitamins and minerals that have been proven to improve brain function and alertness, immunity and digestion, as well as bone and muscle development. It reduces bad cravings and provides essential vitamins and minerals. Check them out at!


Cooper & Kid featured on CBS Minneapolis

cooperandkidminnCongratulations to our Client Cooper & Kid for their feature on CBS Minneapolis!

Cooper & Kid is a Minneapolis company that sells kits that are designed to help fathers and children spend more time together.

Each Cooper Kit is designed around a theme and filled with enough activities to provide over six hours of quality time for dads and kids. Depending on the theme, items in the box range from bedtime stories to recipes to tools. Check them out at!

Cooper and Kid featured on

Congratulations to our Client Cooper and Kid for their feature on!

Cooper & Kid has set out to make Dads Cooler Than Moms. There’s not much out there for the awesome, busy dads of today, so they created a subscription box filled with projects that both dads and kids find cool. It provides men with a no-brainer, entertaining way to wow and bond with their kids. Check them out at!



SoapSox May Features

Congratulations to our Client SoapSox for their many features in the month of May! Here is a look at just a few of their May features:

Real Moms Real Views, Pampers & Pearls,  Review District, Maria’s Space, Getmybuzzup.

As seen on Shark Tank, SoapSox is a collection of unique, soft, and colorful characters that make bathing fun for kids, and easier for parents. Made using a soft terry cloth exterior and an anti-microbial sponge interior, SoapSox when filled with soap and water can be worked into a lather for a fun bath time experience. Simply add soap, water, and scrub! Check them out at!


Hoppy Paws featured on Good Housekeeping TV

hoppypawsgoodhousekeepingCongratulations to our Client Hoppy Paws for their feature on Good Housekeeping TV!

For Trina Barkouras, keeping the holiday magic alive for her children has always been a priority. The Corona del Mar mother began hand-making Easter bunny “paw prints” around the house when her kids were young—a task that never ceased to delight them. Friends and neighbors soon wanted their own prints, and Hoppy Paws was born. With her children grown, Trina decided to fine tune her idea, crafting a “super secret powder” that can be mixed with water and stamped on nearly any surface—even carpet—and easily washed away. The powder is packaged with stamps in the shape of bunny feet, Santa shoes, reindeer hooves and more.

Meaghan Murphy, Executive Editor at Good Housekeeping, used the Hoppy Paws Leprechaun Footprint Stamp Kit to leave a trail of mischievous leprechaun prints in her home for St. Patrick’s Day!

Create Hoppy Memories and Holiday Traditions with Hoppy Paws! Check them out at!

TROBO featured in USA TODAY

trobofeatureCongratulations to our Client TROBO for their feature in USA TODAY!

Kids cuddle up with Trobo, an app-connected plush robot, to hear STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) stories. This storytelling robot, which can be ordered as female Curie or male Newton, stars in the five interactive stories found in a free iOS app. To make the learning experience personal, children put themselves in the stories as well as using an avatar builder. The stories come from crowd-sourced contests and cover bees, gravity, lightning, telling time and money.

At the 2015 Toy Industry Association (TIA) toy fair in New York, TROBO was featured as a “hot new toy” at the highly esteemed Digital Kids conference and even won a “Popular Science” award for best new toy.

Check them out at!


Hoppy Paws featured on OC Mom Magazine

hpfeatureCongratulations to our Client Hoppy Paws for their feature on OC Mom Magazine!

Nothing warms parents’ hearts more than seeing the look on their children’s faces when they discover evidence that their favorite Holiday Hare has hippity-hopped through their house! Introducing Hoppy Paws, a stamp kit that creates realistic Easter Bunny paw prints in a safe, non-toxic, biodegradable ink.  Put Hoppy Paws wherever the Easter Bunny roams as Hoppy Paws can be placed on most indoor and outdoor surfaces.  The best part is it washes off using only water- no mess, no fuss.

Created over 20 years ago to start her own family tradition, Trina Barkouras made paw prints to delight and thrill her own children.  She then started to make them for friends and family as well.  Hoppy Paws was born.  Now, Hoppy Paws is available at several retail locations. Hoppy Paws offers their complete line of stamping kits including the “The Leprechaun” footprint stamping kit and “The Tooth Fairy” Wing Stamping Kit.  Each kit is $6.99 plus shipping and handling. Check them out at!

Squatchi featured on Melinda Joy

squatchiCongratulations to our Client Squatchi for their feature on Melinda Joy!

If you’ve ever taken small children to shop for shoes, it’s easy to see the motivation behind Squatchi, a shoe-sizing tool you can use at home. It lets you measure kids’ feet in the comfort of your own home. Once you know their sizes, you can shop online or head to the stores without dragging along the kids.

Squatchi is easy to use, and it doubles as a foot growth chart if you track kids’ measurements with a permanent marker.

Made in the U.S. from recycled plastic, Squatchi takes the guesswork out of shoe sizing so you can shop online with confidence and shop in stores without making your kids come with you. Kids’ feet grow fast, and Squatchi makes it easy to keep up with the changes.

Check them out at!

Elephants on the Wall #Gamechangers

At ChicExecs, we are very thankful to partner with talented and passionate entrepreneurs! We look forward to traveling alongside of them to “change the game” and make a difference in 2015! Each week we will introduce you to a game changing client and share a bit about their brand’s story: how they got started, what inspires them, and how they make a difference.

Today we’d like to introduce you to our first Game Changer of the Week, our Client, Elephants on the Wall.

Elephants on the Wall provides paint-by-number wall murals that you simply tape, trace and paint. It is a do-it-yourself project to be proud of.

elephantsonthewallmuralSouthern California award-winning designer and creator of Elephants on the Wall, Patti Newton, is more than an entrepreneur. She is the keeper of whimsy and delight for children’s wall murals. Since 2005, Patti’s murals have given youngsters something to dream about when they shut their bedroom doors and watch their personal space come alive. As a former designer for Walt Disney Imagineering, she designed themed signage and graphics, seen all around the world.

How did her idea come about? During a visit with her twin grandchildren in Hawaii, she was asked to work on an unfinished paint-by-number wall mural in the children’s room. Once she started painting the mural, she began modifying the characters more and more for more accuracy and cuteness. After she finished her masterpiece with much improved characters, her son, Scott, asked, “Why don’t you do this?” It didn’t take long for Patti to realize there was a need for her skills and that she was good at envisioning what parents and children really want in a wall mural. So, six months later, Elephants on the Wall was born.


Patti loves the difference that her work allows her to make in the loves of others.

“I love designing. That is definitely my happy place, but I also want to make a difference in the world too. When I came across the idea of designing Paint-by-Number wall murals – I was in heaven! The medium fit my design style perfectly. I knew I had to do it. But even after designing, producing and selling tons of murals, with lots of very happy customers, I just wasn’t sure I was making a big enough difference. Then I came across this quote: “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa

Now I know I have been making a BIG difference all along and all around the world! And I am reminded of it every time a customer sends in a testimonial telling us how their little one now likes going to bed because he loves his room so much, or how he loves to talk to the animals and has given names to them. Or when a customer is SO happy because they aren’t artistic, but they did such a great job on the mural that their friends think she had a professional paint the mural!”

Eager to bring some joy and happiness to the lives of children, Elephants On The Wall has donated paint-by-number wall murals to Arcadia Methodist Hospital’s Pediatric Unit, LA County USC Medical Center, Five Acres: a child and family services agency, and to an orphanage in Haiti.

Find out more about Patti and Elephants on the Wall  at

Be sure to check back next week for another #gamechanger.