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Send a little love with their lunches

What you pack in your kids’ lunches is important. You’re fueling their bodies and brains for the hours they’re in the classroom — and it’s a long day for little ones! Lunches don’t have to be fancy to be nutritious, tasty and a reminder of how much you care about their day at school.

MIXIM yogurt

Make them smile with nutritious treats

Yogurt is one of my lunchbox staples. My daughter loves it, and I feel like it’s a good source of nutrition for the second half of her school day. Ehrmann® MIXIM Greek Yogurt is going to find a spot in our lunchbox rotation this fall. Little things can make a big difference for kids, and I know my (almost) first grader smiles every time she sees the heart-shaped yogurt container in the refrigerator. Like Ehrmann USA on Facebook for fun, printable lunchbox surprises. Knowing I can make her smile when she opens her lunch is an extra bonus!

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Why you’ll love MIXIM

MIXIM yogurt is a fat-free greek yogurt that packs a protein punch while offering a little extra treat. Available in six flavor combinations, you can consistently send your child’s favorite or mix and match for a lot of lunchbox love. Each of the flavor combinations has a crunchy component, which can help the yogurt feel a little more substantial. Whether the MIXIM yogurt is used as the main component of a lunch or a side dish for a sandwich or cheese and crackers, kids will love the sweetness of the mix-ins. The 5.3 ounce serving isn’t so large that yogurt will go to waste, but it’s sufficient to use as the main portion if your kids struggle to make it through their lunches in the time provided.

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Why your kids will love MIXIM

One of the best parts about MIXIM yogurt is the design of the container. The heart shape does more than bring a smile to a child’s face. Bending the curved mix-in containers into the main yogurt section is the perfect angle to dump in the mix-ins. Kids are able to add the “treats” to their yogurt on their own, without worrying about spilling or dropping during a spoon transfer. Some of the flavors seem like treats — my kids think they’ve hit the lunchbox jackpot when I pack the Blueberry and Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites. MIXIM is a nice compromise if your kids want a sweet treat in their lunch each day, but you’re more worried about their health than their candy requests. Pack the yogurt with a side of fruit or ham and cheese roll-ups, and your kids will have a healthy lunch that even picky eaters will love.

Ehrmann MIXIM is currently available in: CA, AZ, NV, HI, NM, CO, TX and WY.
Check out the MIXIM Facebook Page for more love in the lunchbox ideas and printables!

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Have you tried out any Weelicious recipes from our #weePLAN series with Project Junior yet? Don’t worry if you missed it because you can still view week one: Pantry Staples and week two: Making Great Leftovers on the blog.

This week we’re talking about every kids favorite time of the day – snack time! Prepackaged foods are so easy to purchase and throw in school lunch or take in your purse for on-the-go snacks, but have you looked at those labels lately? They’re full of preservatives and ingredients we can’t even pronounce. Plus, they’re usually far more expensive than you’d rather spend on snacks.

Get ready, because Catherine McCord from Weelicious is going to show you how to make your own home made snack recipes that are full of wholesome ingredients, foods you love, and are easy to make at home!

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Granola Bars

These Chocolate Chip Granola Bars are unbelievably delicious and, if you wrap them individually, just as easy to grab when you’re on-the-go as the ones you buy at the market (plus, you’ll have no problem pronouncing all of the ingredients in these). But the best part? This recipe makes 30 bars. Most pre-packaged bars will run you a dollar or more. That would come out to about $30 (!) compared to the less than $4 it costs to make this recipe (and don’t forget the time you’ll also save not having to go to the grocery store).

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Berry Green Smoothie

You might think that little ones would be thrown by the idea of combining fruits and green veggies to make a smoothie, but I’m finding my kids experience to be the complete opposite. To them it seems totally natural (and when you think about it, why shouldn’t it?). They get a thrill out of coming up with new combinations every day, like this Berry Green Smoothie. If anyone in your family is spinach averse, they’ll never detect it in today’s recipe, a thick purple shake which tastes of sweet bananas and berries.

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Whole Wheat Cheddar Crackers

Goldfish are one of those “easy” foods that most people keep in the pantry for their kids. And why not? They’re delicious. But they are also high in sodium, low in fiber and feature some unneeded empty ingredients like sugar. For what is such a simple food, making your own homemade version is so much better, especially when you use whole wheat flour, which ups the fiber content and is far more nutritious than refined.

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Vanilla Cinnamon Pudding

I made vanilla pudding out of a box for years until I realized a) what was in most boxed brands and b) just how simple it is to make homemade. After years of playing around with my recipe I ended up with this luscious version made with vanilla and cinnamon. I promise that it will totally knock your socks off.

Weelicious Homemade Hummus Recipe

Hummus

You can always find hummus in my fridge. It’s easy to make and stays fresh for over a week, so I don’t have to worry about having a healthy protein on hand that I know my kids love (even though it will probably all be eaten up before a week is up). Whether I’m serving it as a dip with veggies, as a spread on a sandwich or even just to eat with a spoon straight out of a bowl (Chloe’s preferred method), hummus is a recipe that’s simple to prepare but packed with flavor!

Try these three flavors: Red Bean White Bean Hummus, Cheesy Green Hummus and Sun Dried Tomato Basil Hummus

Snacktrap

If you have multiple kids or are headed out for a play date, be sure to label everything with Mabel’s Labels, to ensure all your snack containers go to the right kid and make their way back home.

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Ready to get started? Grab you kids and start cooking up a storm! Have fun making yummy snacks and lifelong memories together! Also, be sure to share with us how your snack turned out!

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Recipes and tips by Catherine McCord. Catherine posts new family-friendly recipes and videos every week on Weelicious. She is also creator of Weelicious Menus, a meal planning service that helps busy families make dinner easier.

 

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Your dress-loving girl loves playing hard at recess, but keeping her covered when she’s at school can be hard. The solution? Playground shorts! They’re perfect solution for every girl who loves to swing from the monkey bars or cartwheel through the grass, without needing to keep one hand on her dress the entire time. 

8 Playground shorts we love

Playground Shorts for Girls

1. Bon Bon Shorts, $22 each
Playground shorts with a touch of ruffle, the Bon Bon Short is made from super-soft bamboo-based rayon to make sure she is comfortable while she plays. Available in pink, aqua and blue in sizes 2T-5T.

2. Hide-ees, $16 each
Just because you’re trying to keep your undies covered while you play, doesn’t mean you can’t have fun doing it! These playground shorts are spunky, with various other colors and styles available as well. Plus, they even come in sizes for women!

3. Monkeybar Buddies, $16-18 each
Made of a stretchier material  — think closer to a bathing suit than underwear — Monkeybar Buddies come in some funky patterns and colors and are popular with tweens as well.

4. Old Navy Jersey Stretch Shorts, $5-8 each
If you aren’t sure your if your daughter will even wear playground shorts under her skirts and dresses, give a pair or two of these from Old Navy a try first. At about $5 each, they’re an inexpensive way to test them out!

5. UndieShorts, $13 each or $33 for three
For girls who need to or want to wear playground shorts, but who can’t stand doubling up on underwear and shorts, check out UndieShorts. With built-in underwear in each pair, they’re a one-and-done playground shorts solution.

6. UnderTwirl Shorts, $22 each
Maybe your girl is more of a twirler than a playground climber. These are the shorts for her! With bright, fun colors for their playground shorts, these are meant to be seen, so let her twirl her heart out.

7. GAP Knit Shorts, $17 for three (on sale)
Families who have to follow school uniform guidelines will want to grab a pack or two of these playground shorts from GAP. They’re plain and simple and with basic colors, they will work well for under nearly any color or pattern school uniform.

8. J.Crew Crewcut Girls’ Tumble Shorts, $15 each
A favorite short for girls of all ages (they go up to size 14), the Tumble Shorts go from the playground to gymnastics practice, where they can be worn without a dress or skirt covering them.

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Don’t fall into a lunch box rut

Packing kids’ lunches can become a chore after the first week of school ends. Finding new kids’ lunch ideas can keep moms from falling into a lunch making rut. Kids will love having new — delicious — lunches to try, and moms will feel better knowing their little ones are filling their tummies with nutritious choices.

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10 fantastic kids’ lunch ideas

Poppy Haus lets you take your kids’ lunches old school with Fruit Roll-Ups. The all-fruit snacks don’t add any sugar or other artificial ingredients, so you can feel good sending them in your kids’ lunch boxes.

Sandwich skewers from My Fussy Eater make lunch time a little bit more fun for fussy eaters. They sneak a bit of salad into a lunchbox, but even if kids don’t eat their greens, there are still other options to make sure they’re not hungry after lunch.

Make your little monsters a fun, new sandwich for lunch. Chocolate and Carrots takes a simple kids’ favorite and transforms it into her Monster Sandwiches. They’re an easy way to add something special to lunch without foregoing your little one’s favorite flavors.

Healthy carrot muffins from Wholesome Ireland can be added to a lunch box or used as a quick breakfast before school. Without sugar, eggs, or wheat they’re allergy-friendly and nutritious.

Filo pastry mini quiches from A Mummy Too are a delicious way to let kids customize their lunches. Offer them a variety of fillings for the quiches, and they’ll have their favorite flavors tucked into a portable, easy-to-eat package.

Pizza — a constant favorite of kids — becomes lunch box friendly in The Cook’s Pyjamas’ Margherita pizza scrolls. The three-ingredient bites are sure to become a favorite in your child’s lunch rotation.

Ham & cheese cupcakes from Meals, Heels, and Cocktails are delicious straight from the oven — and taste just as yummy the next day. Whip up a batch of the savory muffins for dinner one night and pack the leftovers for lunch.

Gluten-free Mexican bites take a few ingredients from the ever-popular taco night and repurpose them for lunch the next day. They’re freezable, too, so you can make a double batch and pull them out whenever you’re short on time.

Thank Half Baked Harvest for a protein-packed lunch option that kids will devour. Kid-favorite chicken strips add a little extra nutrition in her Quinoa crusted chicken strips. Add your child’s favorite dipping sauce or try the included BBQ honey mustard sauce.

Chicken pesto zucchini noodles are a flavorful lunch option that add a healthy punch to any box. Chilled pasta is an unexpected alternative to sandwiches and easy for kids to eat quickly. Let kids help spiralize the noodles so they know they’ve helped with their lunches.

A bonus recipe for added sweetness

For a sweet treat at the end of your child’s lunch, try the Nutty Chocolate Chip Granola Bars from My Friend’s Bakery. Making your own granola bars is easier than you think and avoids a bunch of preservatives your kids don’t need.

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1. Poppy Haus, 2. My Fussy Eater, 3. Chocolate and Carrots, 4. Wholesome Ireland, 5. A Mummy Too, 6. The Cook’s Pyjamas, 7. Meals, Heels, and Cocktails, 8. Gluten Free for Lunchboxes, 9. Half Baked Harvest, 10. Snixy Kitchen, 11. My Friend’s Bakery

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Le Top Back-to-School

Back-to-school isn’t just for the big kids. Preschoolers deserve just as much attention when it comes to picking styles for going back to school this fall and with Le Top on their side, shopping will be as easy as learning their ABCs.

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Le Top Preschool Style for Boys

Pictured: Dino-mite! 3-D Stegosaurus Shirt with Raglan Sleeves, $29-30, Rookie of the Year #1 Applique Shirt, $28-29, Rock On! Drum Star Striped Raglan-Sleeve Shirt, $28-29, Rookie of the Year Washed Denim Jeans, $31-33.

One of the things we love most about shopping at Le Top for back-to-school is that they’ve done all of the thinking for us… especially when it comes to dressing the boys. Start with a pair of their comfy jeans, or elastic-waist pants for kiddos who are still working on potty training at school, and add a complimentary shirt to make it cool. The Back-to-School Collection from Le Top covers all of the bases for boys this year, from dinosaurs to athletics to rockers-in-the-making.

Back-to-school preschool style for girls

Le Top Back-to-School Preschool Style for Girls

Pictured: Twinkle Twinkle Flower Striped Swing Top & Jeggings, $54-58, Ballet Class Tulle Skirt Dress & Footless Ballet Tights, $52-56, Gigi’s Garden Floral Dress & Striped Footless Tights, $50.

With super sweet and playful ready-to-wear outfits that scream back-to-school preschool style, Le Top makes dressing even the most stylish girls easy. Choose from the adorable matching sets in their Back-to-School Collection or pick out individual pieces to create a look that is all her own. We adore that Le Top thinks of every girl when they create their collection, with styles that range from bright and bold to sweet and simple.

Tips on back-to-school shopping for preschoolers
  • Get the washing machine ready: Preschoolers (and all kids, really) are mess-makers by nature and at school, it can be a free-for-all. Moms know that school clothes get washed, a lot, and thankfully, the clothes from Le Top withstand the wear-and-tear of the washing machine with ease. So, go ahead, wash that paint-covered shirt he loves three times this week. It can handle it.
  • Buy what they’ll wear: Not what you think they’ll wear. There’s way too much fun to be had at school for your kids to be worrying about if their pants are bugging them or if the details on their shirt are scratching their skin. Le Top takes both style and comfort into consideration with every piece they design, making them instant favorites for even the pickiest of kids.
  • Think beyond the classroom: Buying clothes for back-to-school can be an investment, especially if you have more than one child headed to the classroom this fall. The clothes from Le Top do double-duty in their wardrobe, taking your kiddos from school to play dates to family dinners to the weekend without skipping a beat. With newborn through size 7, Le Top can check a lot of clothes off of your family’s fall clothing to-buy list.
Keeping up with Le Top

Le Top can be purchased online at LeTop-USA.com, as well as in stores across the nation. You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest for more kids’ fashion inspiration.

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Rack Room Shoes Models Wanted wants you to be their next top model. Really!

Rack Room Shoes has featured real families – instead of professional models – in all of their seasonal advertisements over the past decade. Selected through the annual Rack Room Shoes Models Wanted Contest, winners are featured for a season on the Rack Room Shoes website, in advertising inserts and on display signage in more than 385 stores nationwide.

Bodacious Benefits

We think that you and your crazy-cute kids are the perfect family to featured in the our 2015 advertisements beginning in August! Just think, your photos could be showcased throughout Rack Room Shoes’ seasonal advertising campaigns, displayed on their websites, featured across social media and gracing the pages of the newspaper ads. You could even be blown up larger than life in the in-store signage!

Other awesome advantages for families selected for Rack Room Shoes Models Wanted:

  • Professional photo and video shoot with experienced photographers
  • Spa-like hair, make-up and wardrobe treatments
  • Rack Room Shoes gift cards
  • Commemorative book and DVD of your family’s experience
  • Shoes from the shoot
(Rewards) Members Only

The only requirement for entry is that you register as a Rack Room Shoes Rewards Member –   something you should be taking advantage of already. Membership is free, paperless and the sign up process is lightning fast. As soon as you sign up you earn $15 to spend on merchandise, you receive a birthday gift, too and throughout your membership you will get loads of discounts and special perks.

Model Material

What are you waiting for? Fill out the entry today. You and your crew were made to model!

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Head to your local Rack Room Shoes for a hard-copy flier about the Models Wanted program and  to check out the real-life models featured throughout the store (imagine yourself in their shoes…literally.) While you there get your kids ready for fall with new styles and preferred classics from your favorite shoe brands. See what is new and popular in athleticscasual canvas and boots, made especially for back to school.

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We’re kicking off week two of our #weePLan series with Weelicous and Project Junior. This week it’s all about leftovers. Leftovers are never a fan favorite in my home. Usually when I break news that leftover are the feature of the dinner menu it is usually followed by sad faces and occasionally a couple of tears. Catherine McCord from Weelicious is about to change that. She’s sharing six left over recipes and tips for making foods ahead of time that will last all week and can make appearances in several dinners and lunches throughout the week!

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Basil Pesto

Cook up some pasta on Sunday then toss it with pesto or marinara sauce to serve later in the week topped with chicken, parmesan cheese, or roasted veggie.

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Mexican Fried Rice

Make a huge pot of brown rice to store in the fridge. During the week you can use it to make Mexican Fried Rice or serve it simply as a side dish with sesame seeds. You can even use it to make Rice Pudding for dessert during the week.

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Chicken Parmesan Meatloaf Bites

Make Chicken Parmesan Meatloaf Bites for dinner one night, then slice them up and put them into a sandwich for lunch the next day.

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Mediterranean Grilled Veggie Wrap

You can roast a large baking sheet full of veggies on the weekend, store them in the fridge, and use them to quickly add a veggie side dish to dinner, make them into a scramble for breakfast, or wrap them up into a tortilla for school lunch.

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Grilled Chicken Corn Quesadilla

Almost anything can be added to a quesadilla.  Chop favorite leftovers like chicken, meat or veggies and you have a meal in minutes!

We all know the microwave is the quick and easy way to reheat leftovers, but if you give yourself just a touch more time, you can have more satisfying leftovers.

Here are a few tips reheating leftovers

- If rice has gotten crunchy, add a bit of water to it, then reheat it over low heat on the stove, covered, stir occasionally for about 7 minutes, and you’ll have fluffy just like new rice!

- Toss plain pasta with oil to prevent sticking before cooling and refrigerating. Reheat on the stove, tossed with a sauce of your choice, stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes.

- Casseroles and other baked dishes reheat beautifully in the oven. Heat to 350F, cover with foil, and bake for 10-15 minutes, until warmed through.

FreezeCups

Munchkin’s Fresh Food Freezer Cups are a great option for storing food. It will keep your leftovers fresh which you are going to cook them up the next day or freeze for a later date.

Date-Mates

Don’t forget to label your containers. DateMate’s from Mabel’s Labels will help you remember what’s inside each container and the date it was package.  They will keep you and your refrigerator organized.

So remember, instead of tossing out perfectly tasty food, turn it into a new creation your family will love. You may be surprised that you created a dish to add to your weekly rotation!

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Recipes and tips  by Catherine McCord. Catherine posts new family-friendly recipes and videos every week on Weelicious. She is also creator of Weelicious Menus, a meal planning service that helps busy families make dinner easier.

 

 

 

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Back to school. It’s the words we’ve been waiting to hear. But it also means it’s time to hit the store and pick up some much needed school supplies for the kiddos. And if you’re as tired of ho hum pencils, notebooks and folders as we are, you’re going to love Yoobi. They’re products are anything but ordinary and a whole lot of fun. Yoobi Fun Day At The Grove!We hit up Yoobi Fun Day at the Grove in Los Angeles, and got to sneak a peek at their new line of back to school supplies. Bonus? We spied some celeb moms and dads who were joining in on the fun as well. Check out Soleil Moon Frye, Busy Philipps, and Peter Facinelli below. They certainly make the whole end of summer thing look good. Yoobi Fun Day At The Grove!Cool games, giveaways and crafts were all a part of the fun. Check out Peter and his girls taking their turn at the beanbag toss. So what are our favorite products? First off, we’re crushing on the vibrant colors and out of the box designs. But the oversized highlighter, bendy erasers, and super soft pencil bags were at the top of our list. yoobisupplies Buy them online or in your local store. For every product you buy, they’ll donate one to a classroom in need. Now that’s a back to school purchase you can feel good about. Moms, what was a must have on your back to school shopping list this year?

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Encouraging building with my daughter

My daughter whips through her math homework before I have time to re-heat my morning coffee in the microwave. Numbers come easily to her, but when she’s ready to play, she typically ignores the building toys. When she does drag out those bins, she’s crafting things in different ways, creating a narrative for her play that seldom involves making more than a house for her favorite dolls or animals. Since my days as a math teacher, I’ve been aware of the STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — gap between boys and girls, and I don’t want to see my daughter fall into the “I’m not good at math!” trap.

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Goldie Blox toys make STEM fun

She opened the Goldie Blox sets with huge, excited eyes. Immediately she opened the little storybook that outlines the story behind each of the Goldie Blox toys. We read through the story together — first the Goldie Blox Parade Float — and she delighted over each of the little animal pieces that would ride atop the completed float. Something I love about the concept is that each set focuses on engineering concepts like the wheel and axle, explaining them in a simple way that makes their execution into the toy seamless.

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Goldie Blox provides interactive, independent play

Independent play isn’t my girl’s favorite thing, even as she gets ready to attend first grade in the fall. With the storyline of the building set in the background, she began to build, narrating her steps to the little dog included in the Dunk Tank set. The instructions were colorful and clear, so I didn’t need to guide her through the building process. Watching her compare pieces and figure out the mechanics of the Dunk Tank on her own was really gratifying. The instructions and storybook are on high-quality card stock, which all parents know is crucial if they’re going to last through more than a couple days in a high-traffic playroom.

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Bring machines to life with Goldie Blox

We moved the Dunk Tank into the kitchen for the final testing of the product — bouncing a ball against the target to knock the now-familiar dog into a cup of water. Bouncing the ball in the right way took a few tries, but my budding engineering and her brother giggled and laughed as they tried. She didn’t even mind taking turns with him, because she was able to explain to him the reason it worked, pointing out the different parts of the mechanism.

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Continue the fun with Goldie Blox

An added bonus of the Goldie Blox toys is that each of the sets includes additional ways the blocks can be used. The other suggestions keep the Goldie Blox feeling new, and they let kids explore the different ways the same parts can be put together to make something else fun. My daughter’s already picking out the Goldie Blox sets she plans on putting on her Christmas list.

How do you encourage your kids to step outside their comfort zone during play time?

 

 

Disclosure:  Savvy Sassy Moms is working as a Goldie Blox ambassador and could not be more proud!  All our savvy thoughts and sassy opinions are our own.

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Mac and Mia
Introducing Mac & Mia

Even if you love shopping for clothes for your kids, every mom can agree that it often becomes a chore… especially if you’re attempting to do it with your kids in tow. While we’ve seen other kids’ clothing subscription services come and go over the years, we’re certain that this one will be here to stay.

Introducing Mac & Mia, the newest way to discover new brands and styles for your kids’ closets, without even leaving your home.

How it works

You can sign up on the Mac & Mia website by entering some basic information, such as your email address and zip code. Once your invitation is ready, you’ll receive an email to get started on your profile, which you customize for each child you’d like to receive a Mac & Mia box for.

Marie Tillman, founder of Mac & Mia, tells us that the profile piece of the site is integral in making it a success. “Our goal is to create a very personalized experience for our customers,” she shares. “We collect information not only about what they like and don’t like, but how they live their life, and what types of items they need — casual play clothes, school clothes, special occasion, etc.” Mac & Mia also continues to use this information on your profile as you are a repeat customer, allowing you to leave valuable feedback about the items in your box to create future boxes that hit the mark.

Once you receive your box from Mac & Mia, which can be filled with a combination of clothes, shoes and accessories, based on what you specified in your profile, you have five days to decide which items to keep and which items to send back.

Keeping some of or all of the items? They’ll simply charge your credit card on file for what you’re keeping. No styling fees. No shipping costs. Just pay for what you buy.

Have some items to send back? Tuck them in the pre-paid shipping envelope that was included in your box from Mac & Mia and send them on their way. We love that if you choose to send everything back, you won’t be charged a fee for trying, making it a risk-free way to shop for your kids.

What comes in my box?

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Each box comes filled with a handful of items that have been hand-selected by the team at Mac & Mia. The number of items and the price of each item varies from box-to-box, based on how it’s packed and what you’ve requested in your profile.

Curious as to the brands that you’ll receive from Mac & Mia? Think boutique! We adore that Mac & Mia will expose us to brands that aren’t stocked at our local department stores, including gems such as Go Gently Baby, Kallio NYC (who we’ve featured right here on Savvy Sassy Moms!), Misha + Puff, Charlie Rocket, Tane Organics, Nui, and Paige Lauren, just to name a few.

Stitch Fix fans, read this

If you’re already a fan of similar clothing subscription services, such as the ever popular Stitch Fix, the comparison is undeniable and if you’re familiar with how those services work, you’ll jump on board with Mac & Mia with ease.

However, there are a couple of things that set Mac & Mia apart from the rest and they’re reasons to fall in love with this new kids’ clothing subscription — first, like we mentioned above, there is no fee for using Mac & Mia. You only pay for what you keep from your box.

Second,  the way that Mac & Mia picks the brands they feature in each box sets them apart from other clothing subscription services, in a big way. Founder, Marie Tillman, shares, “We try to be thoughtful about the brands we carry, and consider how they are made and the lives touched along the way.”

Getting started

Just getting started in their soft launch phase, Mac & Mia is still accepting sign-ups and the first round of boxes from newborn to size 2T will be shipping soon, with limited spaces still available in this size range. Looking for bigger sizes? Mac & Mia will carry through size 6 for kids, with the bigger sizes being launched this fall and spring.

If you’re interested in joining Mac & Mia, now or in the future, we recommend visiting the Mac & Mia website, where you can request an invite. They will get in touch as soon as a spot in your requested size is available!

In the meantime, you can keep an eye on Mac & Mia on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. The Mac & Mia blog also has some pretty sweet kids’ clothing inspiration to peek in on.

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