Sara Gonzalez

Writer and Online Editorial Director

photo via @celinedion by Mondo Wang

Just a few days ago, the legendary singer, Celine Dion released on her Instagram a teaser for a new clothing line for children. In this rather humorous video, she's seen being arrested for walking through the maternity ward, spreading glitter everywhere. She calls it Celinununu, a gender-neutral clothing line in collaboration with the kidswear brand, Nununu. 

She says, "I've always loved Nununu and what they represent. Partnering with them to encourage a dialogue of equality and possibility makes so much sense." Celinununu strives to break down stereotypes and allow kids to find their own style and individuality.

Celine has never enforced gender roles and styles onto her own kids and doesn't want kids to feel like they have to be one way or the other. She wants them to feel free to experiment with their styles and express themselves. The line includes monochromatic styles for tops, bottoms, dresses, jackets, and baby's clothes. Sizes range between 0m - 14y. You can check out the looks and website here: celinununu.com.

 (photos via celinununu.com)

 

 

Thanksgiving is a little more than a week away and if you're going to be the one preparing dinner, it can be super stressful thinking about spending the day in the kitchen. You may initially want to keep the kids out of the kitchen, but it's always more fun when you can get them involved with the Thanksgiving dinner. It's a great way to get them excited for the dinner, help them feel accomplished knowing they had a hand in preparation, and creates great memories! It also doesn't hurt to have a few little hands helping out either. Here are a few easy and great ideas for recipes that kids can help make!

1. Pumpkin Pie  (photo and recipes from Pillsbury and Highlights)

A staple for classic Thanksgiving dinners and it's as easy as mixing ingredients together. Kids will like measuring out the ingredients and mixing it all up: Pillsbury Pumpkin Pie. Here's a no-bake recipe that kids can do all by themselves: No Bake Pumpkin Pie

2. Apple Pie Bites  (Photo and recipe from The Blond Cook)

Maybe pumpkin pie isn't your thing, but everyone likes a good slice of apple pie right? These are quick and easy, and contains all the joy and flavor of an apple pie without the mess: Apple Pie Bites.

3. Get Creative with Rice Krispie Treats!  (Photos and recipes from Cooking Classy and Crayons and Cravings)

Take the classic recipe for rice krispie treats and make interesting shapes with them. Pumpkins, turkeys, and funny faces are only a few of the cool things you can make out of rice krispie treats. Don't forget the food coloring! Here are recipes to get you brainstorming: Pumpkin Rice TreatRice Krispie Turkey Treats.

4. Handprint Turkey Cookies  (Photo and recipe from Somewhat Simple)

It's those paper cut out turkeys, but this time they're edible sugar cookies! Perfect for kids who like to make things personal: Handprint Turkey Cookies

5. Homemade Biscuits and Muffins  (Photo and recipes from Kidstir and The Worktop)

Muffins and biscuits are not difficult to make at all. And they make great classic treats too: Buttery Biscuits, Toddler Muffins

Don't be afraid to change up the recipes to fit in with what you have and what you like! Make sure that this Thanksgiving is one you and your kids will remember and have fun preparing!

 

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If it's warm all year round for you, you always need a cute pair of sandals that are just as comfortable as they are fashionable. Women are always on the move, looking after their kids, getting jobs done, and working hard. Nalho makes sandals that work just as hard as you do while giving you the comfort and support that your feet need. 

Founded only a year ago, Nalho has two great styles of sandals that are meant to ease physical fatigue and slip-on easily. What makes them so special is the yoga-mat memory foam that form-fits to your foot, ensuring comfort at the ball of your foot, absorbing heal shock, and providing arch support. The two styles currently are the Ganika, for those casual days, and Karabi, a dressier looking wrap sandal. Both shoes come in a variety of different colors and prints and are completely cruelty-free made without animal products. You can check out the sandals for yourself and learn more about the company here: nalho.com

 

 

photos via @lunii_us

Kids love stories. Bedtime stories, being told stories, or even telling stories of their own. Lunii - My Fabulous Storyteller allows kids to do all of that. It's a screen-free way to stimulate imagination and encourage learning. It's a cute little box that kids can listen to with headphones, or through its speakers, and it will tell them lots of wonderful stories.

Kids even create their own stories by choosing a hero, a setting, a second character, and the object of their story. Each story is from 3-7 minutes long and there are 48 stories already in the box, with plenty more to download on their online store: the Luniistore. It's perfect for when parents are too busy or tired for bedtime stories, and great for when kids need something to entertain themselves on long car rides. It comes with multiple language options, some only available on the Luniistore, and is a great way for kids to learn new vocabulary.

Great for kids from ages 3-8, and would make a great holiday gift! Make sure you check it out on lunii.com.

 

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With Halloween officially over, the holiday season is now in full force! Christmas decorations and holiday deals are all abuzz and making people like me wonder whatever happened to Thanksgiving? But no worries, holiday shopping when it comes to clothes can work for any special occasion or family get-together. Enter Chasing Fireflies, an online retail store where you can get great formal outfits for your kids picked from great brands. 

Their picks are perfect for the holiday season. Whether you're planning for a family dinner, a night out, or a photo shoot for those holiday greeting cards, Chasing Fireflies has got you covered. Full of glitz and glamour, their girl's dresses are stylish and varied with different cuts and styles. The boy's suits are snazzy, and there are vests and sweaters for a more casual look. With many different accessories, you can shop the perfect look.

Check out some of their looks here: chasingfireflies.com