a lesson in individuality

One thing we learn as parents again and again is that our boys are each their own unique personality. What works for one is not always going to work for the next, and that’s what makes being a parent so crazy hard, and also incredibly rewarding. This lesson in individuality is a work in progress for all of us, but it seems everyone is most happy when as parents we honor their individuality versus trying to make them fit a mold. GapKids is all about letting kids be kids, and with their help we got a head start on back to school … Read more

Back to School Fashion Week: Shoes!

You’re racing out the door, they’ve been fed, dressed, combed and kissed, what’s left? Shoes! Here are some of our favorites from around the web to put that final finishing touch before they head out for the day! Today is our last installment of Back to School Fashion week, but find all our back to school themed posts right here! FOR GIRLS: 1,2 & 9. Picking just one of these darling oxfords from Zuzii was much too hard. There’s so many more, find them all here! But really, these shoes go with just about anything, casual or formal, tights or jeans. 3. … Read more

Back to School Fashion Week: Deals!

Next up for our Back to School Fashion Week, we had to share a couple of the awesome sales that are going on right now! Nothing is better than stocking up (seriously it gives us butterflies and we’ve been graduated for…awhile) for the school year and getting amazing deals while you’re at it! Gap is running a 40% off full priced items for card members (35% if not) sale while Jcrew is an additional 40% off sale items. Not bad at all! Here’s some of our favorite deals, and below you can shop them – plus a ton more! – in … Read more

Back to School Fashion Week: Picture Day!

Next up in our Back to School Fashion Week is our favorite finds for picture day! We did a little research across the web for the best Picture Day tips (at the bottom of this post!) and put them all together for you here! Whether you dress up or keep it casual, here are some great options that go along with what we’ve read! FOR BOYS: 1. For a more formal picture try this white button down, with a extra comfortable knit blazer, and a classic striped tie! 2. Going the other direction with something extra casual (but still picture appropriate!) … Read more

Back to School Fashion Week: Backpacks!

best of backpacks

With the exception of our next update for the Made to Matter challenge tomorrow, we’re taking this whole week to share the best of Back to School 2014 fashion! Our own Fashion Week if you will. Move over Mercedes Benz! First, what is more official then picking out a back pack? We scoured our favorite stores and these are our favorites for preschoolers on up!   1. JcPenney always pulls through with awesome clothing and accessories at unbelievable prices. We love this camping style backpack for girls! 2. & 4. Gap wins for the best backpack collection this year! Everything … Read more