Tween cool, entirely 100% hoochie free

Tween cool, entirely 100% hoochie free

As the mother of a fashion-conscious tween, I am here to tell you that sizes 10-14 or so are a forgotten wasteland when it comes to outfitting your kid. Little kid clothes are plentiful and varied, but the choices taper off with each successive size. Most days...
We built this city on nouns and verbs

We built this city on nouns and verbs

The first thing I thought when I checked out the Grammaropolis website is that it’s like Grammar Rock and the Mr. Men books had an adorable love child. You’ve got the catchy music, the little cartoon parts of speech (the verb is a superhero ready for...
A gift bag that truly has H.E.A.R.T.

A gift bag that truly has H.E.A.R.T.

Somewhere in between bargain hunting and gift wrapping I make sure that I stop to think about how blessed I am in so many ways. After all, isn’t that what this season is supposed to be about? Fashionology, a fun, interactive, design-your-own-clothes website...
Get your freak on

Get your freak on

I’ve seen my neighbor’s tween struggling with a full school backpack, so I may have to play Santa and pass a Freak-O-Bag her way for those days when a few extra books threaten to topple her onto her back. Now, even my mom knows how smart it is to keep a...
Shoelace chic

Shoelace chic

Tween girls are often the hardest to shop for at the holidays – everything they covet seems to be a fortune (iPod Touch, I’m talking to you) and most of the inexpensive gifts are hopelessly disposable. But I think I just found a home run with the...
Not your ordinary colored pencils

Not your ordinary colored pencils

I still remember being about seven and getting my first set of “serious colored pencils” from my mom. I recall the pride of knowing I’d outgrown the kid stuff, and that I had been deemed worthy enough to own art supplies that came in a fancy tin with...

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