As Labor Day Weekend begins, we look back on some fond summer memories at the beach with our friends. These boys, (2 sets of twins) had a blast jumping in the waves, building sand castles, slipping down water slides and one of their favorite activities, eating “chippies and hummie” with their best buds. While, they sure do look cute in their swim suits, the most important item they are wearing in this pic is SUNSCREEN. Super Duper Sunscreen SPF 30. Get some for your kids now, just because summer is over, doesn’t mean protecting your kids’ skin is too. Oh and Hey MOMS, check out Beautycounter’s skin care line for you too. It’s free of chemicals, chic and the best products for our skin, we’ve used yet.
One of our favorite holidays is only a few days away, and we want to see how all of your Mini’s are planning on celebrating! If your little one just can’t wait for Halloween and happens to put on their costume early, snap a photo, send it our way and we’ll feature them on our Halloween post!
(We’d love to see Mom and Dad’s costumes too!)
Last week’s Huffington Post article, The Mom Stays in the Picture, spawned a frenzy of heartfelt response and motivated us here at mini à la mode to get all you moms, in the picture!
Periodically, we will be featuring effortlessly chic moms and the easy-to-wear, budget-friendly pieces that help us all get in and stay in the pictures with ease!
If you haven’t had a chance to read the article, take five minutes and treat yourself! You’ll thank us and probably run to your kids and snap a self portrait of you trying to squeeze them as tight as you can! We did!! Check out our pics and along the way – send us yours – or photos of friends loving their little ones.
Please stay tuned as we are excited to share some our favorite mom-worthy pieces, beauty secrets and helpful tidbits to ease our ways behind the lenses again!
The editor’s of Parents Magazine gave us a challenge and we took it on! We found the best pieces for Fall under $50 by sifting through hundreds of samples until we found our favorites!
When we tell you there were hundreds of samples piled in our office we are not kidding!!
There are really some great deals out there confirming there is no need to break the bank for back to school.
Check them out in Septembers issue of Parents Magazine out now!
This next photo came to us through a dear friend, Melissa, who is an experienced world traveler and an alluring writer. While visiting Panama this summer, she photographed the lovely Christina amongst an indigenous community. Since we can’t travel there ourselves, we are living vicariously through Melissa and her keen eye for beautiful things around the world. Thank you Melissa! We look forward to seeing more amazing children of the world!
Christina is a 7 year old beauty who is actually going on 50 & who lives in Queens, NY. In her free time she practices African dance with the Purelements: An Evolution in Dance in Brooklyn as well as the Irish Jig. She seems to have a talent for athletics of any kind- swimming and running to name a couple. She eats at tables with the adults and fits in just fine – one of the many skills acquired from a mother who believes her daughter is a child of the world, not to be defined by her parents. As such, she has an affinity for rugged travel through countries like Panama and beyond. This is Christina with the Kuna Yala people on the boarder of Panama and Costa Rica. They believed she was one of them and dressed her in their traditional clothing to prove it. She was a celebrity amongst this tribe of naturalists and will be honored by all good people she runs into along her path. – Melissa
It was a BIG day when we traveled to DC to style the kids for Parents Magazine’s cover shoot with First Lady Michelle Obama.
The kids were super excited and not only did we get a visit from the President, but Bo made a surprise appearance too.
Security was tight and the whole shoot lasted only a couple hours but the memories will stay with us for a while!
This dynamic duo is one to keep your eye on! When Treves and Talan aren’t catching air from the rope swing into the river, or hitting line drives on the golf course, they like to cool off with a snow-cone.
And we would be remiss if we didn’t mention T&T’s uber savvy DIY Momma. When she couldn’t find a belt she liked, she made this one. When the boys white pants became too short, she dyed them yellow and rolled the cuffs. Wonder what else she has up her sleeves?!