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I guess that it sorta goes without saying then that while gearing up for Back-to-School shopping, high-tops made it to the top of "The Essentials" list.
A huge thank you to ShopStyle Collective and DSW for sponsoring this post! We love a high-top in this house. Having grown up seeing my stepdad rocking a pair of classic white Converse Chuck Taylors and then later adopting the look myself, it's so fun to see that I've successfully passed on my appreciation of them to my own kids. I guess...
I’m raising a walking talking shopDisney fan girl. All things princesses & Minnie Mouse make her heart sing. shopDisney’s selection of cute-yet-practical apparel did not disappoint!
Thank you to shopDisney & ShopStyle Collective for sponsoring this post. Fair to say, this past year and a half has been one of change for everyone. For my family, it’s been that and more...spending all of 2020 at home, welcoming a new addition to our family, and watching my mini evolve into a little person who loves school. Making...
So, what do you buy for a tween's back-to-school wardrobe that isn't superheroes & sparkles, but also isn't...whatever actual teens are wearing.
My eldest, Vivi, is eight and a half and has never been a super "girly girl" when it comes to fashion. She ripped bows out of her hair as a baby. She hates anything tight or sequined (too itchy). She's the reserved one, as opposed to her often pants-less, free-loving younger sister. It's becoming increasingly hard to find clothing...
I'm loving this whole mix of cute pieces, edgy pieces & sporty ones, too, plus an array of classic investment pieces paired w/ a few trendy items. Love.
We get asked quite often around here for more tween and teen coverage. I cannot pretend to know what teens would actually like to wear for back-to-school these days, but my fab intern Nova does! Nova put together some rad outfits that we then pulled into a bit of a capsule wardrobe for teens who gravitate towards mostly black...
Back-to-school means shopping for school supplies, plus routines & home organization for keeping kids on schedule & ready for class. We're on it, Mama.
I LOVE summer and all the freedom (and ice cream) it offers, but I am the first to admit...by the end of August, I am SO ready to put an end to my kids' late nights, terrible eating, and general chaos our summers devolve in to. Routines calm me. Yes, Shana...roll those eyes and give me a big "I want...
We're oggling this cool capsule wardrobe featuring a balance of fun colors + patterns, with classic denim & other wearable basics mixed in, plus 4 outfit combos to get ya started!
This mama has always adored picking out rad clothes for my girlie. It's been fun because she's only just now, at 8-years-old, started to have strong opinions about what she wears...and thankfully that still includes a love for great prints and bold colors. Yay! Cool Girls' Clothes In A Fun Back-To-School Capsule Wardrobe Sienna has also always been a pro...
We found these camo Crocs for O that actually stay on (& don't hurt his feet) + these adorable pink(!) Adidas sneakers for G (that she loves) from DSW.
A huge thank you to ShopStyle Collective and DSW for sponsoring this post! I've always felt that excitement for the beginning of the school year, but this year -- this year -- is special. Last year we took Greenlea's first day of school picture on the front steps, her holding her laptop, ready to start first grade and then opened...
I scoured the internet & library for kids' books featuring AAPI characters. This is just a sampling & certainly doesn't cover the breadth + diversity of the AAPI experience.
One of the ways I find most helpful to start meaningful discussions with my children about topics such as ethnicities, cultures, religions, equity, etc., is through literature. Often books find the words that my normally verbose self lacks. I try to be intentional about what I'm reading with my children and how characters are portrayed. The podcast Teaching Hard...
My kids no longer turn into complete monsters after screen time. They actually play video games, watch movies, make Spotify playlists & listen to Audible books TOGETHER without fighting (which is lovely).
If you, like me, have completely stepped over to the dark side in allowing (and even encouraging!!) tech toys on road trips, read on. If you have young kids who you’re trying to keep off devices in the car, because they turn into screen-time monsters (like mine did for SOOOOOOO many years), stop reading this post immediately! Take a...
Traveling w/ kids during the pandemic? Risky, but we did it. Our tips, lessons & packing essentials for flying (airport, plane + rental car) that made it (feel) a bit safer.
As someone who loves to travel, this year-long quarantine has given me (among other things) a mad case of wanderlust. The good news is that the more people who get vaccinated and COVID rates go down, the more travel opportunities will start to pop up. We had a chance to fly from Philly to Colorado recently with the...

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