Ask Anne: Tricks for Keeping it
Simple with Kiddos?
Anne Keane, formerly the fashion director at Lucky magazine, is our newest goop contributing editor. (She’s also a mom of three.) You can send questions on everything from how to mix prints to how to up your earring game to [email protected]
Dear Anne, I’m a working mom with two kids and not a shopper by nature. What are your go-to kid sites where I can find cool things?—Margot S.
Dear Margot, Keeping up with kid supplies is a full time job. Timing is key. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve sent my kids off to school with a coat that is too small or boots that barely fit—only to then panic order a bunch of things that don’t really work. Thank goodness for the evolution of subscription-based services. They are like a magic wand for alleviating my guilt complex! Here are three that aim to help moms and dads save time—and feel good about their purchases.
You tell them what your kid likes and a seriously cute box of clothes arrives four times a year. You keep only what you want…what could be easier? The only downside here is that you’re guaranteed to want some of these little-sized pieces for yourself.
- ROCKETS OF AWESOME Membership Box Rockets of Awesome, from $20 per season
An on-demand subscription that keeps kids’ Nike and Converse game on point. The amazing feel good part is you can send their old shoes back and they’ll either donate them to a local non-profit partner or recycle them into new community playgrounds. A win-win.
Chuck Taylor All Star EasyKicks with Nike, from $20 per month
Air Max Motion Low EasyKicks with Nike, from $20 per month
A master weapon in the the war against kid boredom. You get super fun science and art projects are delivered to you every month in a fun-to-unpack crate. (They cover every age group too—from 24 months to teenagers.) Online video tutorials help bring each project to life, which is especially helpful on the days when I’m feeling super listless myself!
- KIWI CRATE Subscription Service Kiwi Crate, from $20 per month
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