Family Friday: Backpacks for Back-to-School

Kate and I were just discussing this — what are the best backpacks for kids? If you’re looking for a full-sized backpack, you can’t go wrong with L.L. Bean; they’ve been around forever, and they last forever. (I still have mine from 1,000 years ago.) They have tons of solid colors and patterns (paisley, colorblock, camo, flowers, all kinds of animals, the Minecraft-like “pixel,” and more), and you can get them monogrammed for $8 (with returns still possible!). You can choose from three sizes: ages 4–7, 8–12, and 13+. Through 8/27, you can get 20% off kids’ backpacks, clothing, and more with promo code KIDS20 (in-store, too). L.L. Bean Backpacks

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Family Friday: Adventures in Coding: The Rocket Cupcake Co. App

You’ve probably heard about different ways to teach your kids coding, and how important it is. One of our favorite things we use to learn about coding is the GoldieBlox Rocket Cupcake Co. app. (My little boy is usually very into trucks and construction things, but he likes cupcakes too, of course, so he doesn’t mind the very pink-and-purple interface.) It’s a really fun game — I even enjoy playing it myself — and so if you’re looking for something fun that helps your kids learn to think like a coder (it doesn’t really teach coding itself), I highly recommend this app. It’s $2.99 at the App StoreAdventures in Coding: The Rocket Cupcake Co.

Family Friday: “Eep Op Woot” Girls’ Robot T-Shirt

If you and your daughter aren’t thrilled with the typical girls’ clothing selection, check out Girls Will Be — they offer “[c]olors beyond pink, no sparkles or frills, imagery that breaks gender stereotypes, and a fit that lets girls be kids.” They also give girls an option that’s between most girls’ styles, which are often very fitted and very short, and the alternative of boxy, oversized boys’ clothes. The clothes from Girls Will Be are designed to let girls move freely, be comfortable, and have access to real pockets. A friend of Kat’s has raved about Girls Will Be, saying that her 8-year-old daughter loves the designs, the pockets, and the fit. (They even have shirts in adult sizes!) Today we’re featuring this robot t-shirt, which is 100% cotton, tagless, and made in the U.S.A. “Eep Op Woot” Girls’ Robot T-Shirt

P.S. The Girls Will Be website is currently telling customers, “With all the recent press, some items are sold out, but we’re making more! Click here for an inventory update and email us to get on the wait list.” If you don’t want to wait, check out PrimaryMitz Accessories, and Princess Awesome.

Family Friday: Harry Potter Glow Verbiage Graphic T-Shirt

It’s really interesting that so many different stores now have licensed graphic tees and other items — I used to look at Gap for Star Wars, and another store for something else, etc. Now they all seem to be everywhere, except I’ve only seen Harry Potter at Target. My son likes the things they have, like this t-shirt for $8.99. In general, ladies, what kind of graphic tees (and PJs, hats, sunglasses, etc.) do you like to put your kids in? Do you prefer for them to find their own interests, or do you just think it’s really cute when they wear things like this? I tend to think it’s adorable to have my kid in a Pink Floyd toddler t-shirt — also from Target — but that’s me! Harry Potter Glow Verbiage Graphic T-Shirt

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Family Friday: Energy Lights Metallic High Top Sneaker

I’ve said it before — we’re fans of light-up sneakers in our family, and I love these rose gold sneakers! They’re so techy/futuristic, and I haven’t seen the blue lights before or this shiny rose gold. That will be a stylin’ kid, that’s all I’m going to say. These are $58 at Nordstrom in toddler, little kid, and big kid sizes. Energy Lights Metallic High Top Sneaker

Psst: Don’t forget to check out yesterday’s Corporette roundup of our workwear picks from The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, where early access has begun.

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Family Friday: Embroidered Tulle Dress

affordable, sustainable children's clothesWhether it’s for ethical reasons or you’ve got a child with skin too sensitive for regular chemically-treated clothes, it’s always good to know that H&M has a Conscious & Sustainable section that includes kids’ clothes. I buy almost all of my sons’ underwear there (95% organic cotton), and was excited to see these lightweight jersey shorts that I hope my eldest can sleep in. I was browsing the section and saw this very cute tulle dress in the collection — it’s mostly made from recycled polyester, and I think it would be adorable if you’ve got a special occasion (flower girl situation?) coming up. The dress comes in pink and yellow, and is $99. Embroidered Tulle Dress

Psst: Check out The Corporette® Guide to Slow Fashion if you’re interested in learning about more sustainable options for work.

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