Category Archives: Moms and Kids

When the Mattress is The Star

Mattresses are rarely the star of the show. They are more like Oscar-winner JK Simmons: an indispensable Best Supporting Actor that classes up any room he’s in. But if you look hard, mattresses do occasionally get a spin in the spotlight:

Princess and the Pea

Princess and the peaThe classic fable comes from Hans Christian Andersen, the guy to blame for Disney earworms The Little Mermaid and Frozen. Our princely hero is just about to give up on finding a true princess-y mate, when one walks right in the door. A pile of mattresses and one lonely legume stand between a solitary lifetime among Danish social-climbers and his One True Love. The true moral of the tale: if Her Royal Highness had been sleeping on an ergonomic and hypoallergenic Somnium, she could have been pelted by peas all night and would have slept through it all.

Once Upon a Mattress

bf898bbe3e23bd846614c59d7ef3dd47A funny, sassy musical version of the fable. The Broadway original starred Carol Burnett as Princess Winnifred of Woebegone. Sarah Jessica Parker reprised it in 2005, and the production remains as light and airy as the well-ventilated core of a Somnium mattress.


Glee: “Mattress”

We almost forgot that Glee had an entire episode dedicated to mattresses. Of course there was some minor subplot involving a fake pregnancy, but LOOK AT ALL THOSE MATTRESSES. Unfortunately, our glee (sorry) turned to glum when we saw all that jumping around. We are all about preventing motion transfer. Our springs expand when you lie on it and close the gap with its neighbor. You can still sleep peacefully even if your partner is dancing in their sleep to the entire Van Halen catalog.

A Night at The Museum: 5 Amazing Museum Sleepovers

The popular movie franchise ‘A Night at the Museum’ is getting a whole lot more personal.

Iconic museums and aquariums across the country are offering sleepover programs for kids and adults. The late-night adventures let curious participants experience the wonder of science and history in the silence of an empty museum.

We’ve decided to compile a  list of five awesome museum sleepovers:

Camp Boo and Goo: La Brea Tar Pits’ Museum Sleepover

The Los Angeles County Natural History Museum is ready to scare the tar out of kids this Halloween with an overnight family program Oct. 24-25. The Camp Boo and Goo adventure includes a nighttime flashlight tour of the tar pits and a Trick-or-Treat scavenger hunt. Kids are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes. All participants will receive a special Natural History Museum badge for their participation in the program. For more info, call (213) 763-3499. Reservations can only be made by phone.

Walk amid the tar pits at the La Brea Tar Pit museum sleepover

Tusk-or-treat…a fossil at the La Brea Tar Pits museum (photo courtesy of

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