Jessica Hartshorn

Jessica Hartshorn has more than 25 years of editorial experience with titles such as Parents and Woman's Day. She's evaluated children's gear and toys for more than 20 years and currently contributes to the Good Housekeeping Institute and She grew up in Pittsburgh, holds degrees in journalism and world literature from the Pennsylvania State University, and is now the mom of two nearly-grown kids in Brooklyn, NY.
The Best New Water Toys of 2023
Fun toys that get the kids wet in the backyard — most don’t require a pool, just a hose!
May 26, 2023
8 Backyard Toys We Wish We’d Had as Kids (So Now Obviously We’re Buying Them For Our Kids)
Kids today can ride on light-up bikes and run under a waterpark-worthy rainbow sprinkler. Not fair!
May 9, 2023
10 White Elephant Gift Ideas for Kids of All Ages (and All Around $20!)
If your kid is invited to a White Elephant and needs a $20 gift that works for any child from about age 4 to 14, these are for you!
Dec 20, 2022
The Hottest Toy This Season Involves a Birthing Guinea Pig and Just … Come Look
Get ready to hunt down Mama Surprise.
Nov 22, 2022
18 Kids of Every Age on The One Gift They *Really* Want This Year
You can click and order any of the gifts below, wrap them up, and trust that they’re kid-recommended.
Nov 22, 2022
The Hottest Holiday Toys for 2022
These 15 toys are all very BIG this year. Get them now while you still can!
Nov 16, 2022