I can't tell you why I still cruise maternity wear even though I have no plans to grow another human being, but I do. My current favorite online shop is Yes Style. The company is based in South Korea but happily ships all over the world — orders under $150 have a flat $9.99 shipping rate, and you get free US shipping if you spend more than $150 (you can find out what shipping is to your corner of the world right here). The flat shipping rate is fortuitous, because some of the maternity wear is AMAZING and it's nice knowing what shipping will be ahead of time.
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I love talking about kid's shoes with you guys, but we have yet to delve into an infinitely more fun topic: SOCKS. I've had a passion for socks for many years, and have happily extended this into my son's life — if it has a pattern and/or is brightly colored, he's wearing it on his toes. I thought a few of you might be into socks as well, and when I found Kids Socks I knew I had a good one to share!
Oh yeeeeah it's reader photo time! The Flickr pool is a pretty magical online spot right now — there are tons of perfect little gems in there! I especially loved the above photo of two dudes very seriously meditating. There are all kinds of goodies in this week's round-up, so lemme invite you guys inside.
Let's talk about DINOSAURS! It's been nearly a year since the beloved but extinct relation of birds was mentioned on Families, so it's probably time. If your house is anything like mine and there's a toddler or preschooler running around, the odds are likely fairly high that you're already spending your fair share of time mulling over this creatures with your kids ANYWAY. Here are a few awesome dino-themed products I found that will interest the young and not-as-young alike.
No one article of clothing is going to fit the same way all through your pregnancy. You'll need different clothes at different times, and you're not going to get the same level of fit you would when your body's not changing shape. At least not for long.
The problem with baby showers and registries is that you don't know your baby yet and as novice parents you really don't know what you are going to need. And you aren't going to know whether or not your child will hate the really expensive bouncer that their grandparents purchase them off of the registry.
For some of us, comfy shoes are a BIG DEAL during pregnancy. I remember being surprised by how quickly my feet started aching during my first trimester, and it was to the comfy shoes that I trod.