Source: Flickr User lovelypetal
Source: Flickr User lovelypetal
Sugar and spice and everything nice, that's what little girls are made of, while boys are supposedly contrived of snips and snails and puppy dog tails. So I should expect that along with those snips and snails there would be other icky things that come along with the muddy boy territory, right? The thought of my boy's voice cracking makes me blush even though he's only 6 months old. But what I am dreading in the near future? The discovery of his penis!
Sometime in the next few months, my lil guy is going to locate his "tail," as my daughter likes to call it, and find pure delight in the ability to toy with it during bath time and diaper changes. My mommy friends have warned me about the certain arrival of this moment. I presume when he is 13 years old, I will look back and laugh at how easy this rite of passage is for a wee guy compared to the adolescent years and beyond.
With April swiftly approaching it's time to put together a photo-worthy Easter or Spring outfit for your little Peter Rabbit! Finding a light Easter dress for your daughter may require a bit of rack work, but most lil guys can pull off a laid back Spring look without much fuss.
I am constantly drawn to wall decals, but they can be decidedly feminine. If you have a little plane, train, dinosaur and outer space enthusiast on your hands consider dressing up his walls with designs that reflect his vivid imagination and love of boy things.
The Transport Wall Decals by Wallcandy ($60) will take your guy on a magical ride whenever he looks at them and will complement masculine bedroom decor.
If your little man prefers aliens and trains check out the designs below.
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.