Letting go of our kids is never easy, nor is letting go of their stuff. Each age leaves us in a fit of nostalgia that makes us want to keep everything our youngsters came into contact with, especially their clothes. After all, each outfit is likely attached to a memory, and no one likes to say goodbye to those. The trouble is that, with babies growing out of outfits at an astounding rate, this hoarding could soon see you overloaded. Worse, you may well find that you simply never look at those ‘irreplaceable’ outfits again. That’s not … [Read more...] about They May Be Cute, But Do You Need To Keep Those Kids Clothes?
From active wear to play wear and everything in between - school uniforms, shoes that they outgrow way too fast, working with consignment shops and more.
As long as I have had children, I have dreamed of being a Nana to my children's children - making their birthdays and the holidays as magical and wonderful as my own Nana and Grandad did for my brother and sister, and I. I have the house decorated, Ami's 1st Christmas ornaments ordered, I'm making a stocking for her, and will have a beautiful fuzzy soft carpet in the living room that she can crawl around on with her daddy and open presents. The only problem, however, is her mother has not allowed us to see her since she was 3 months … [Read more...] about Ami’s 1st Christmas
Getting a baby to sleep through the night is one of the biggest challenges for parents. Newborns especially when they don't feel comfy will not let anyone else sleep in the house. This is where swaddling comes in handy! What do you need to swaddle your baby? Why are muslin blankets the top choice for swaddle blankets? What advantages can a muslin cotton offer? Parents can learn a lot when having a baby. The trick is knowing how to adjust to your baby's needs. Getting the best muslin blanket might be the best decision you'd ever make! … [Read more...] about Benefits of a Muslin Blanket
Boys Suspenders are generally long fabric strips put over the shoulders aimed at holding up the trousers. Suspenders attach to the pants with the help of buttons or clips and have an ‘X’, ‘Y’ or ‘H’ shape at the back for extra support and strength. This also prevents any strap from falling off the shoulders. ‘H’ shaped variety of suspenders is less common and used by firefighters. The most universal suspender varieties are the ‘X’ and ‘Y’ shapes. 1. How Thick Should Your Suspenders Be? Talking about the boy suspender straps, these days, it … [Read more...] about 5 Tips You Need to Know About Suspenders for Boys
It’s hard to part with the trusty staples of your wardrobe. We’ve all hung on too long to that old pair of underwear, or maybe the heavily worn t-shirt that makes us think of the past. Tommy John, thought they could help our readers out with decluttering this spring with these fun graphics! We know it’s never an easy decision to choose what gets tossed, donated, or kept. Hopefully our graphics help provide the blueprint! With this handy reference flowchart, you will have your closet spring cleaned and refreshed in no time at all! Don't … [Read more...] about Spring Cleaning Your Closet and Essentials
School uniforms are a welcomed relief to parents who are on a tight budget or looking to save some money. Buying a new and stylish wardrobe for your child each fall can be a huge annual expense. If you have a son who's attending grade school, you should be aware of the financial benefits of required school uniforms for boys and girls of all ages. Why School Uniforms? As a parent, you know how expensive it is to buy new, comfortable clothes for your son. Kids need new clothes often because of three main factors: Kids grow quickly. … [Read more...] about School Uniforms for Boys: Why They Work
I was traveling the world wide web the other day and came across this truly unique site - thredUP. It's just like a consignment store (which I absolutely love, love, love!) but ONLINE.They purchase consignment-quality kids and women's clothing from families just like ours, and then they hand-select the best clothes and post them in their online store for you to purchase, and then they are "wrapped with love and shipped from sunny California" as their site says!You can order a free thredUP Clean Out bag online, you fill the bag with … [Read more...] about Have You heard About thredUP?
Is your state one of the ones participating in the Back to School Tax FREE Shopping holiday? Check below for a full listing of participating states. Why Should I Shop Now? If you have multiple children, or a long list of school supplies you need, then you know that being able to save 4 to 7% off your school supplies adds up, quick! In the United States, these tax free holidays usually take place during August to help parents (and teachers) save on their back to school supplies and clothing. The best way to tackle a tax free holiday … [Read more...] about Back To School Tax Free Holidays 2013