Foster and Boo

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A blog about trying to navigate the worlds of education, literature, art, and sippy cups while avoiding mothers who smother.

What inspired you to start blogging?

How do you keep up with the latest fashions and being a mom?

What are three fashion tips for busy moms?

What is one practical and fashionable item every mom must have? Please include a link to a photo if you have one.

J. Henry

A really excellent clutch that can be thrown into a bigger (diaper) bag if needed or carried separately. It should be dressy enough that it can be taken out at night or used on a date, but practical enough that a little spilled juice can come off it easily. I'm currently loving this one here: http://www.rebagz.com/items/smwr1mag.html and the one found below on my blog.
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How do you make shopping for your family's clothes affordable?

J. Henry

One word: Target. Okay, a second word (words, really): consignment sales. I'm lucky that in the area I live, there are about 4 yearly very good sales for "gently used" clothes. I try to take advantage of them. While not everything will be excellently priced or in wonderful condition, I have managed to find a great toddler-sized winter-coat for as little as $3, a perfect Thanksgiving dress (never worn) for $2, and sweaters for between $1-$3. I believe firmly that small children need clothes to play in more than they need clothes to be displayed in; therefore, as long as something is fit, clean, and presentable (meaning no holes/tears/etc), and easy for them to move around in comfortably then it is wearable. So handmedowns/preworn clothes (especially for little kids who outgrow those clothes so quickly) are really ideal.
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