Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Summer (Fashion) Love

Our kids are lucky— they've never been better dressed since online shopping took off and moms around the world can find gorgeous and unique pieces from e-shops thousands of miles away instead of their local shopping mall.   

We think that spring and summer fashion lines for children bring out the best of a child’s spirit—fun, creative, carefree and happy.  Kids fall in love with clothes just like we do so if a summery dress or cool t-shirt makes your child shine, then keep reading!

Bibaloo is an online children's French fashion boutique for ages 0-10 years that offers clothing and accessories by well-known and independent French designers with a handful of non-French designer labels.  You could literally spend all day on this site: 76 labels under 24 categories presented on an easy-to-use website.  They also ship worldwide, pride themselves on excellent customer service and you can even get 10% off on your first order by signing up for their newsletter!  

Take a look at these fun looks:

Finger in the Nose (love the name!)

Jean Bourget
 Desigual Kids

Whatever your plans for the summer, you have to pick at least one special piece from Bibaloo.  Your child will thank you with one of those shiny bright smiles that you love so much.

You can follow Bibaloo on Facebook and Twitter or go to MyChildWorld’s Pinterest boards MCW – Girls Fashion, MCW – Boys Fashion and MCW– Baby Fashion.

Bon shopping!

Friday, May 10, 2013

The Perfect Mother's Day Request

This Mother's Day, even though the focus is on we moms, in the end, it's because of our children that we have this special day.  Thoughtful gifts from our kids or husbands are always a sweet treat (and happily accepted!) but really, in the end, what more could we want from our children but that they grow up healthy, happy and into respectable and successful adults?  

This letter has been circulating Facebook and we found it only appropriate to share.  Let's just hope that our kids follow the advice!

What I Want for Mother’s Day

Dear Children,

Mother’s Day is coming up, and I thought I should tell you what I want. This way there’s no guilty panic or last minute purchasing of flowers at the closest gas station. So, this is what I want, this year and every year after; it’s really pretty simple.

I want you to be a decent human being.

I want you to be who you are, but don’t be a jerk.

I want you to work hard at everything you do, because life is too short not to give it everything you've got.

I want you to ask for help when you need it.

I want you to help others when they need it.

I want you to learn how to cook, do your own laundry, pay your bills and know how to clean a bathroom.

When you screw up, and you will, more than once, I want you to own it, because it’s the screw-ups that make the victories sweeter.

I want you to travel, because the world is huge and you are one part of it.

I want you to know that even when we hate each other, I will never stop loving you.

I want you to play nicely with others.

I want you to feed your curiosity.

I want you to find a way to do what you love, and realize that that might look different than what you originally thought.

I want you to respect every human being’s right to be who they are.

I want you to sometimes be more interested in someone else other than in yourself.

I want you to know that you are flawed and you are extraordinary. There is no one else like you.

I want you to know that I would lay down my life for you any day of the week.

I want you to realize how lucky you are every once in awhile even if only for an instant.

I want you to know love, even if it means getting hurt.

I want you to relax and not feel guilty about it.

I want you to know life can be brutally hard sometimes.

I want you to know that you can choose happiness even when the dark side offers you cookies.

And I wouldn't mind breakfast in bed.

See, simple.




Wednesday, May 8, 2013

We Love Frugi! Sumptuous Organic Clothing

Green living is not just a trend, it's a way of life.  Eco-conscious moms and dads who already follow this lifestyle incorporate earth-friendly childrenswear into it as well--and so can you!

Today we're featuring Frugi, a company that offers clothing that meets the high standards of being certifiably organic!

Frugi clothes are fun, comfortable, versatile and of course, 100% organically and responsibly made: their organic cotton farmers and families are safe from pesticide poisoning and Frugi clothes are made in ethical factories by adults who work sensible hours and receive proper fixed wages (absolutely no child laborers or sweatshops!). Frugi also packages their clothing in 100% biodegradable bags and donates 1% of their turnover to three environmental charities.  They also ship internationally!

They really are committed to the organic way.  And the outcome?  Gorgeous eco-friendly clothing that both children and parents will love!

To learn more "good stuff" about Frugi or for more information about green living and eco-fashion, check out these websites:


You can also visit their Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Google+ pages!

Visit MyChildWorld's Pinterest board MCW - Go Green! to view other Frugi fashion as well as our picks for organic skincare and green living!

                                                              WE LOVE

Friday, May 3, 2013

Your Home - Your World

Yes, it's true: home is where the heart is.  However, it's always easier to love your home if you love your surroundings!  

If you're thinking of re-decorating or starting from scratch, Layla Grayce is a California-based premier home furnishings and decor shop that offers absolutely everything you could dream of for yourself and your children. Their philosophy is that beautiful surroundings bring harmony, balance and happiness to your home and life. This cannot be more true!

Today we are featuring home furnishings and accessories for your children, but keep in mind that Layla Grayce offers items for every room in your house!

A bed fit for a prince or princess...


Lovely bedding...

Wall decals for girls and boys...


Art appreciation...

  In the kitchen...

Really, just endless possibilities to create a home to fall in love with!

At this time, shipping is offered only to US locations via the website but special international shipping arrangements can be made for orders over $500.  Just contact them here!

You can also connect to Layla Grayce with Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter.  

See our pins on the MyChildWorld Pinterest boards MCW – Boy’s Room, MCW – Room for a Girl, and MCW – Food.

Happy decorating!  

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Momformation: Let's Stay Informed

This week we have been busy online checking out articles for you that we can all find some use for!  Along with MyChildWorld, there is a sea of information out there as well as interesting blogs written by moms that we can all takes notes from.

First up: a website called Popsugar.  You can find everything from fashion, celebrity, fitness and beauty, but most importantly, a whole section for moms on parenting, pregnancy, kid shopping and family life.  

Here are some tips that we especially liked:

For moms...

Easy Cooking Shortcuts For Busy Moms: Save time and energy in the kitchen with these tips.

10 Ways to Get Your Pre-baby Body Back: Products to help return to normal!

10 Ways to Spend More Quality Time as a Family: Nothing fancy, just good old-fashioned fun.

...and for kids

Play with Your Food!  50 Fun Ways to Feed Your Kids: Anything to get them to eat their fruits and veggies!

Dream Bedrooms for Kids: We can all dream, right?

8 Ways to Preserve Your Child's Art: Some incredibly creative ways of holding on to your child's masterpieces!  The below photo is from www.childsown.com but click here for a list of North American and European independent craft artists that do the same work.

And never forget to laugh!

Top MommyBlogs has its list for the Top Mommy Humorblogs.  And you thought you were going nutty... 

Other Mom blog articles to check out:

The Mom Stays in the Picture: Do you find yourself avoiding the camera or always on the other end of it?  This mom shares how much of a mother's life goes undocumented and how by just getting in the picture, your presence is ever-lasting.

Inside the Brain of a Mother: Ever left for a work or holiday trip alone?  Does the thought bring up heavenly daydreams or downright anxiety??  This mom shares with you her emotional ordeal.  Very funny (and we're sure you can all relate yourself!).

4 Signs That Motherhood Is Upstaging Your Style and What You Can Do About It: Ok, who's guilty?  Whoa, those are a lot of hands.  We have all let ourselves go at some point those first few months--it's inevitable!  Just use some of this mom's tips to get back on track.

Using the net can be invaluable for finding what you need: products, information or fellow moms that share the same ideals and experiences.  So use it--it's right at your fingertips!

Until next time!

Friday, April 26, 2013

The Yummy Mummy: Look Good, Feel Better

Loving your pregnancy but need some inspiration for your wardrobe?  Step away from the comfy sweats and read on!  Who says that being pregnant means looking less than best? Maternitywear has really come a long way so take advantage!  Anytime, anywhere, from week 1 to the big event, MyChildWorld has found some incredible online shops with items to make you look and feel like a true "Yummy Mummy".

Debenhams: Fun, Affordable and Stylish Maternitywear

A leading UK department store that delivers to 66 countries worldwide, the Debenhams maternity line offers fun clothes to wear to work or out with your girlfriends.  We think that maternitywear does NOT equal "frumpwear" -- that it's stylish versatility and comfort: taking key pieces in your wardrobe and mixing and matching them at whichever stage of your pregnancy.  

Here are some of our favorite picks, all from the Red Herring label:

You can visit Debenhams' UK website at http://www.debenhams.com/ or their international site at http://int.debenhams.com/us/shop/.  

Check them out on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest or connect with MyChildWorld on Pinterest under MCW - Maternity Wear!

Babes with Babies London -- luxury pieces that help you feel fabulous

The founder of Babes with Babies really said it right: "Becoming a mother is an incredible experience. It is amazing, awe-inspiring. But the undeniable truth is that it’s not terribly glamorous. "  We at MyChildWorld know this, as we are all mothers ourselves!  Stress, mood-swings and an ever-changing body can sometimes shadow all the wonderful aspects of pregnancy and new motherhood.  We sometimes need the "extras" to help us get back on track.  

With this in mind, Babes with Babies offers a luxurious line of maternity and nursingwear, product lines to pamper you with and chic accessories to add some extra sparkle to your day.

Let's start with the pampering, because really, sometimes all a girl needs is a little 'me' time to turn her day around.  

We especially like the UK luxury brand Bloom and Blossom's Revitalizing Leg and Foot Spray, which helps alleviate water retention and refreshes tired and heavy legs and feet (essential if you're in your third trimester!).

Have an important event coming up (well, besides the big day, of course)?  Babes with Babies also have some very elegant go-to pieces: 

The Stella dress: super versatile, it can be worn while pregnant as a tunic with tights, leggings or skinny jeans or even post-pregnancy--it has breastfeeding access to nurse discreetly and camouflages any postpartum tummy you may still have.  

The Amandine: we love this gorgeous dress!  Imagine what a statement you'd make with this one. So light and colorful and functional as well: you can wear it before, during or after your pregnancy. The sash will either accentuate your waist or your bump.  We call that a win-win.  

Babes with Babies ships anywhere you need them to!  You can also connect to them on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest

Look under MyChildWorld's Pinterest boards at MCW - Maternity Wear and MCW - Beauty and Care.

Crocs: Comfortable Light Shoes

We know what you're thinking: "What are Crocs doing here??!!".  Well, they're known for their light, comfortable and functional shoes (and not just clogs!) and although they may not be the most glamorous footwear, you can't deny that at some point in your pregnancy, even the sight of heels will send you running (ever so carefully) in the opposite direction. That's where Crocs come in:

Love these sneakers!  Laced canvas upper with Crocslite cushioning.

Check out Crocs online (just change your location to your country) as well as their FacebookPinterest and Twitter pages.  Look up Crocs on MyChildWorld's Pinterest board under MCW - Completing the Look.

Now on to accessories: jewelry, bags and scarves, oh my!

Add some pop to your look with accessories from Accessorize:

Another great online shop that ships internationally, go to the Accessorize website for more picks. They're also found on FacebookTwitter and of course Pinterest!  You'll also find some of our favorites on the MyChildWorld Pinterest board MCW - Completing the Look.

So there you have it--some of our picks to help you feel great and glam during your pregnancy!  Let us know what your favorite picks are on our Facebook or Twitter accounts!  


Didn't we tell you, ladies? Oh how far we've come...!

Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Shan and Toad, the Charming Childrenswear Boutique

Inspired by her three little daughters, Shana Laub turned her passion for shopping into her Jerusalem-based children’s boutique Shan and Toad.  And what a passion!

Drawing inspiration from the children themselves and keeping in mind her style-conscious clientele, Shan and Toad presents select brands that are refined yet unusual, classic yet contemporary and always elegant, chic and of the finest craftsmanship.

You’ll find a incredible range of styles and pieces for every occasion: from accessories to sleepwear, casualwear to mini-me children’s couture.

Have a look at some of the brands and you’ll see what we mean!


The new SS13 collection offers simple and comfy shapes, friendly designs and carefully selected colors.

T-shirts, tanks, sundresses, shorts, and knitwear—boys and girls alike will feel free to play in comfort and style (because a comfortable kid is a happy kid)!


Keeping with the Gaultier style, Junior Gaultier mixes sophisticated elegance with urban energy. Vibrant purples and pinks, nautical inspirations, clean lines and fun prints complete the line.  

Definitely the coolest kids on the block!


A casual and colorful line of childrenswear for boys and girls 0-12 years old, LMJ takes inspiration from the Marc Jacobs adult collections while keeping the line fun and bold with mini-me pieces and quirky touches.


An absolutely fabulous and elegant line of girlswear, Pale Cloud takes 1960’s influences and transforms evening glamour into everyday pieces.

Sumptuous fabrics, beautiful tailoring and leather and stud detailing are found throughout this collection.  Truly incredible design and style!   


An exciting new addition to the Roksanda label, the new Blossom childrenswear range was launched in June 2012 and has artfully combined playful ruffles and color-blocking since then.

Fun and free-spirited, Blossom dresses are absolutely adorable!


The SS13 children’s collection “PURE” of this Danish fashion brand takes contrasts to the max: innocent and playful/structured and disciplined. 

You’ll find soft color palettes with bold prints that highlight these elegant casualwear pieces.  We love the light pinks, blue-greens and grays that create beautiful color combinations to mix and match.

For your information...

We've listed just a fraction of what is offered on the Shan and Toad website here on MyChildWorld (38 labels in total!) so check out the web boutique at http://www.shanandtoad.com or connect with Shan and Toad on Facebook or Twitter:

Follow them on Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/ShanAndToad/ or check them out on MyChildWorld's boards under MCW - Boys Fashion, MCW - Girls Fashion, and MCW - Baby Fashion.

Last but not least, Shan and Toad ship worldwide, offering free shipping on orders of $150.00 or more! 

Happy shopping, everyone!