The price of a dress shirt for your darling — $20. The cost of a complementary tie — $16. Getting your son decked out for the holidays without a struggle — priceless. For every mom who has had to wrestle her lil rascal into conforming clothes: there's no longer a need. This holiday, let him slip into a long-sleeved tee that is a celebration on its own. Fat Tie organic shirts ($38) are available in three dapper varieties — rusty, scooter, and rudy — that come with tie included! The Southern California company boasts, "Fat Tie is converting little devils into darling angels, one shirt at a time." Paired with a blazer or worn on its own, your tot will surely turn heads.
Gap called out for parents to enter their kids in the company's annual Casting Call and man, oh man, did moms and dads answer! Nearly 900,000 entries were submitted before they were narrowed down to 20 finalists. Those cuties and their chaperones made their way to San Francisco a few weeks ago for a professional photo shoot that I was lucky enough to attend. After meeting a few of the lil darlings, I don't know who to choose! It's up to the public to vote so check out this slideshow of Gap's showstopping guys to help you make your decision! And, if your kid didn't make the cut, they can still get the look by entering lilsugar's giveaway.
I'm a sucker for a lil man in a sweater vest — especially during the holidays. If you're searching for the perfect look for your festive photo or something for your toddler to wear to parties, you can't go wrong with a red cable knit vest. There is no shame in shelling out dough for the memories, but you don't have to spend an arm and a leg to score this classic style.
Simple: At just under $17, you won't be devastated if your guy's gravy and mashed potatoes end up all over the vest from Chaps.
Swank: With a little polo player on his chest, your young man will look sophisticated in the Ralph Lauren Sweater Vest ($45). Well, that is, before he puts peas up his nose.
We all know that boys will be boys, but when they are in a relationship, time with the guys becomes all the more important. Just as women need alone time with their friends, men desire the same interaction. But I've noticed a common theme when my girlfriends tell me about their significant others' nights out: they're constantly up to no good, drinking too much, staying out too late, and spending too much money. Of course it's their life and they can live it however they see fit, but when it compromises their girlfriends' feelings, something has to change. So ladies, how do you feel when your significant other goes out with the guys? Is it a cause for contention, or are you a supporter of boys' night out?
My mom always used to refer to one specific girlfriend of mine growing up as boy crazy. Of course, we were young so it wasn't that she was promiscuous, but she definitely loved the attention she got from the boys! Now I'm not going to say that I shy away from male attention, but I can comfortably say that I've never been a boy-crazed girl. What about you? Do tell ladies, do you consider yourself to be boy crazy?
If junior's a jock and you'd rather he hit the books, maybe there's a fashionable medium? Peek…Aren’t You Curious has a shirt that will help teach your lil athlete history while he's on the field trying to make it. Reminiscent of old football jerseys, their Election T’s ($44) are educational bearing the names and numbers of former presidents. So whether you tot is the next David Beckham or an Einstein in the making, they can sport it. The shirts hit the shelves in Peek...Aren't You Curious stores and online in September.
Your wee one won't need a passport with these Indian-inspired threads. The cotton, handstiched unisex tunics and batik shirts keep kids cool during warm weather and add a bit of spice to their wardrobes (especially for lil boys). Popadum allows you to fill your child's closet with reasonably priced, unique wash and wear pieces. Check out the selection.
Boys will be boys. I didn't understand that saying until I had a son. And, while my lil guy is a tough tot when he's flying off park structures or banging toys together, he's also the sweetest kid I know.
Hollywood's golden girl, Gwyneth Paltrow had a similar sentiment about her lil man Moses when she stopped by The Late Show with David Letterman.
The actress said her two-year-old thrashes the hell out of older sister, Apple's toys and if he can inflict pain in the process then it's all the better. That said, because he's also incredibly sweet they call him their "sensitive thug" — a term taken from a Jay-Z song.
Is this the definition of your boy?
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Baby blues can strike any new mum but a recent study, released by the Journal of Clinical Nursing suggested that the baby's sex played a role in postpartum depression. It said:
When we launched our research, our main aim was to study the effect that gender has on PND. But the overwhelming finding of the study was the fact that gender appears to play a significant role in reduced quality of life as well as an increased chance of severe PND.
The study surveyed 181 French women during their four to eight weeks postpartum period. Of those moms, about 16 suffered from postpartum depression. And of that nine percent, over three–quarters had given birth to boys.
To learn more about gender differences and postpartum depression, read more
Nothing comes close to a toothless grin, except maybe these pillows by Toothless Grin where kids can stash their fallen teeth until the tooth fairy comes.
Made from high grade cotton and quality decorator fabrics, with themes that include exploration, ATV racing, rodeo days and western nostalgia, they are suitable for lil boys. The heirloom quality pillows ($30) are a cool change from the floral themes, bows, ribbons and beading of most tooth fairy accessories that cater to young ladies. And, these are great for girls who aren't fond of frills.