Is it too early to be talking backpacks? The stores would tell us otherwise, and I know last year (my first school supply shopping year as a parent), I was surprised by how many backpacks were sold out by the time I started shopping—and I’m a planner! When we heard the news that Skip Hop was expanding their backpack selection into the big kid (but not too big kid) realm, we knew we had to share the news, early or not. (more…)
The Ginocchio family hit another milestone. Our youngest, four-and-a-half-year-old Sloane, delivered a message clear and proud, “Mom, I’m too big for my car seat. I want a big girl booster!” I couldn’t really argue with her. After all, she was growing fast, and it was getting more and more difficult to get her car seat buckles clicked.
I realized in that moment that she had transformed from my sweet baby girl into an active and energetic big kid. Was my initial resistance to abandon her trusty car seat actually my way of trying to slow down time? (more…)