Label everything! Seriously- no joke your kids have this innate desire to leave their belongings anywhere and everywhere. I realized this once preschool started- labeling is the key. Everything you buy for kids is already expensive, but when you have to buy the same thing a second time- that is next level annoying. I found Mabel’s labels- pre-made labels and tags with your children’s names. They come on adhesive sticker like labels that you can use on their clothes, toys, shoes, hats, gloves, water bottles, thermos, and even chargers- strange I know- but they go missing too!Anything that could possibly need a label- Mabel’s Labels works. Plus you can throw your items in the wash- with the labels on them. They’re extremely durable, they’re laundry, dishwasher and microwave safe – and they’re 100% guaranteed. Just order them on line with your kid’s names and done!
I’ve started labeling everything for the new baby as well- there is so much baby stuff to lug around and things can easily get left behind- this was its easier for your things to make their way back to you!The labels aren’t just for the kiddies- I printed some off with my name on them as well- I lend things out all the time and then forget that I did- this way I’m hoping they’ll eventually get back to me! These labels are a pure time and life saver!! www.mabelslabels.com
Peekaboo BeansI like to buy local as much as I possibly can- it’s a great feeling to support local brands and to get great quality on top of that. Peekaboo Beans is exactly that- local and amazing quality clothing for children.My boys have worn Peekaboo since they were babies and my older son Shae passed down his stuff to my younger Aavi and even after Aavi – these clothing items are ready for pass down number three. Number three is now a little girl and lucky for me I can now branch off into the girly section of Peekaboo Beans!
I’ve always adored their girls clothes as well- so cute! Their goal is to make clothing that inspires kids to play in comfort and not feel restricted by their clothing. It’s cute and it’s practical and it’s the hands down one of the best quality clothing my kids have worn.
Now is the perfect time to get your orders in for back to school- stylish, practical, durable- perfect for school wear.www.peakaboobeans.com
To be totally honest and candid- I can go a couple of days without showering and wearing the same clothes over and over since I don’t have time to do laundry- this is my mom life with two boys and a new baby girl.
Cue introduction of the Tough Tight by RYU! The Tough Tight is innovated to support YOU!
What mom do you know that doesn’t need support?! These tights are miraculous no matter when you decide to bring them into your life- but if you’re a new mom you will especially appreciate the TriLayr™ waistband which uses layered compression construction that wraps around the waistband for 360° core support enabling it to smoothen your silhouette, a little extra help to tuck everything in. The tailored waist and yoke construction helps to lift and define your assets plus there’s an inner pocket located in the small of your back to stash your phone and cards. The Tough Tight is also RYU’s next to skin fit which is made to fit like a second skin. Sold- in my opinion!
RED FISH KIDS
For some reason my boys have this idea that it’s not fun unless they can get ruff, rugged and filthy dirtiest when playing outside. And with Vancouver weather, we never know what we’re going to get! We need footwear that’s durable and for me easy on the eyes as well, what I like to call functional fashion.
Take a look see at Red Fish Kids!
I’ve been a part of the Red Fish Kids fan club since my oldest was born 6 years ago- never been disappointed! With locations on Hornby street downtown and in West Vancouver Redfish Kids is the place to buy the cutest and most stylish clothes, accessories and shoes for your kids.
My two recent faves are the Queen Bee Moccasins by Minimoc featuring metallic gold ethically sourced leather – these shoes will add the right amount of fun to any outfit. Not only are they made in Canada- in our own backyard of Abbotsford.
My other favorite is the People Footwear Phillips Kids Skyline Shoe which features a breathable Ezy–Brzy™ “no–sew” construction 3D–printed mesh. My boys are still learning the whole shoelace thing so the and elasticated laces & slip–on feature is a must for me.
When you have kids you never know what can happen- you need all the basics that make up a first aid kit- But it’s nice to have a few extra items especially if you prefer the natural remedy route like I do.
Look into the First Aid Restorative Kit by Saje. RESTORED. COMFORTED. RELAXED. If you are interested in any of those- this kit is your cure. When you’re feeling out of sorts and in need of healing relief, let Mother Nature lend a helping hand. A tin full of soothing and restorative blends will have you back on your feet in no time.
GET IN THE LOOP
This app is for you if you are a busy mom who is always stretched for time. So yes- basically all moms out there!!
Here’s a solution that will fit your schedule and your budget, plus it’s local! It’s called GetintheLoop.
Saving you money (and time), GetintheLoop is a free app that allows you to find great deals in real time and deliver them straight to your phone, wherever you are! No pre purchasing or printing needed. From restaurants and spa deals, to shops, pubs, golf courses and more. Just download and become a member and look for your favorites or make new favorites!