Posts tagged "shopping"

Websites offering tween clothing for older kids and in bigger sizes

Websites offering tween clothing for older kids and in bigger sizes
Dressing a tween is not an easy proposition, and the challenge of finding clothing that both tweens and parents like, or at least find appropriate, only gets harder as tweens grow. Many clothing stores stop carrying kids sizes after size 12, but some stock kids clothing in larger sizes. Some parents prefer that option over... Read more »

Tweens can live out dreams of fashion designing

Tweens can live out dreams of fashion designing
Do you have a tween girl who loves clothes? or would like to be a fashion designer, at least for a day? Looking for a fun alternative to the mall for back to school clothes shopping? I answer “yes” to all of those.  And I don’t think I’m alone, based on the popularity of FashionPlaytes.com,... Read more »

Back to school shopping tips to save your money and your sanity

Back to school shopping tips to save your money and your sanity
According to a National Retail Federation report released in June, the average American family with children in kindergarten through 12th grade will spend an estimated $688.62 for back-to-school shopping, up from $603.63 last year. That’s a lot of dough.  If you’re looking to save a little, a sales tax holiday can help. Here in Illinois,... Read more »
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Clothing your tween while maintaining the peace and your peace of mind

A few readers have asked about the issue of clothing tweens.  It is a big deal. Big. Deal. You want your daughter clothed and not looking like a hoochie mama. You want your son wearing something that doesn’t make you cringe.  And they have their own ideas of what they should wear. I’m still trying... Read more »