We believe children’s clothing can be so much more than pink and blue. The current children’s clothing market is exceedingly gender segregated. Boys clothing is limited to primary colors (red, blue, yellow, green) and hyper-masculine themes such as sports and the outdoors. When animals are featured on boys clothing they’re typically aggressive predators. Girls clothing is limited to pastels (pink, purple) and feature wording and themes that imply they are sweet, docile with animals that are non-threatening and non-confrontational.
Parenting a rebel is exhausting.
In theory, I love the idea of raising a kid who thinks for themselves, argues with unimpeachable logic, and questions every standard.
Surrounding my children with stories from Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls and Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls 2 gives them examples of others who have done it: Question limits. Question stereotypes. Question authority. Change the world.
Mitz Accessories is absolutely thrilled to have joined forces with eco-conscious cleaning supply company Rebel Green! These collaborations are a great way for small businesses to introduce our customer base to amazing new products and support fellow women-owned businesses along the way! Enter to win a gift package from Rebel Green & Mitz Accessories - details and entry at the end of this blog post!
One of the most exciting parts of preparing for a new baby is designing and setting up the nursery. Parents love to dream about where they will rock their baby to sleep, what the crib will look like, what paintings will go on the wall...but, interestingly enough, more and more millennial parents are opting for gender neutral nurseries. Here's why.
In the end what did I learn in the end? I learned that I needed time to myself. I needed really hot coffee and the smell of fresh paint supplies and music. I needed inspiration - to feel reconnected to myself instead of painfully spread thin. I unplugged for three days and my world didn't crumble. I missed my daughter but I'm also okay with being away from her for a few days. Also, next time, I learned it's okay to slow down, even if it exists in a 3-day vacuum. These moments and years already feel like they're slipping through my fingers and it was wonderful to pause life with my partner and recognize the beauty of our lives together and how grateful we are for each other and our little corner of the universe.
The last time I let my boys play with my childhood dolls, they literally turned them into boomerangs (there goes quiet playtime). Dolls and imaginative play are great ways to teach empathy to children, but clearly it isn't working well at my house. Luckily, we spend a lot of time outside, and the natural environment is a fantastic place for kids to learn to be more empathetic.
The best part about STEM activities is that they are mostly based on freeform experimentation. And experimentation, to a child, is just another word for play. Although structured activities are important for children to learn about boundaries and safety, guided activities are best for exploration, the root of all things STEM.
We want the best for our daughters and we'll do anything to help them grow and learn as individuals. And many of us see the seeds of leadership growing before our eyes. To help our little leaders along their way, it's our job as parents and caregivers to nurture those seeds and help strengthen their characters for the battles and victories ahead.
My boys are seven and four, and I paint their nails. Since my eldest isn’t allowed polish on his fingers in school, we stick to the toes, but they are painted nonetheless. I am not one to keep a meticulous manicure, so the polish only comes out occasionally. But when it does? “Can you do my toes? Can I have nail polish, too?” They are thrilled to pick colors and feel special. I don’t force my boys (or even ask them) to paint their nails, but it is something they want to do. And I say “yes”, for a few very good reasons.
May is a time to celebrate Mothers! While we love Mother’s Day, we know special times with mom come in the form of many little moments. In honor of those little moments, we’ve teamed up with some amazing brands to celebrate mama and me time. You know those special times with mom: early morning bagel brunches, late night trips to the movies, or even just hanging out at the beach finding shapes in the clouds...
We’ve partnered with some incredible companies who are working together to inspire and support children’s blossoming imaginations. Enter our, ‘Spring Into Imagination,’ giveaway for a chance to win a bundle including...
We love products that are not only stylish but also functional and eco-friendly. Mitz Accessories is committed to environmentally friendly practices and supporting companies that do the same. Below you’ll find a list of our favorite reusable lunch items as well as our favorite DIY reusable sandwich bag patterns.
Meeting the nutritional needs of a growing toddler is something I take very seriously. That said, feeding a picky toddler is also a huge challenge. For example, my toddler refuses to eat meat of any kind. Read full article >>
Starting solids is a big step for any baby! When I first started solids with my daughter I felt so lost. I had no idea what to feed her, in what quantity or how to prepare foods for her. I put together this list of things I wish I would have known as a guide for other new moms. Read Full Article >>
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