August 4, 2017

Keeping Up with These Sprouts!



Why do our little ones have to grow like weeds? I go to the store or hop online and I find that perfect little outfit and it fits them perfectly...for a week! Ugh the frustration takes over and I just want to buy the same outfit in a bigger size, but what is the point?

I hate shopping and hate having to buy clothes to big, because they look ridiculous for a month then fit for a week, then BOOM their shirts are too tight and their pants are too short. Time to put it in a capsule to move on to the next sister or one of the local churches. Now we are back to shopping again!

I cannot believe how much money we have spent on clothes for our kids, and do not get me started on school clothes! That is a whole other story, and not a pretty one at that! I like my kids to look cute, but I also want them to be comfortable. I am not a materialistic, name brand needing mom, but my kids do need to be presentable. I refuse to let my children look like they are homeless (if they do I will not take them out in public...lol)

So my mission lately is to find a solution to this problem of keeping my children from running around looking like they are waiting for a flood, or wearing their brother's shirts! I am exploring different clothing companies delivering clothes monthly as well as thrift shopping (which can be more expensive that purchasing brand new).

I have tried online yard sale sights, but have had too many bad experiences of getting ripped off, so that ship has sailed. We do have a few churches that do free clothing give aways from donations they receive, but we are not in need like most so I will not take something someone else needs. I am not saying I would never use them, because there was a time when I didn't have a choice, but to take advantage of their kindness to make sure my child had what they needed!

I have been doing research lately about these clothing places online, and some offer memberships. I use to be weary of those types of sites, but after some research and calculating I would actually save money! It is shopping I know I will be doing anyway, because the kids are not going to stop growing. Why not give it a try?

I am so excited to try these companies out and I will be updating everyone when I decide where to start and what works best. Oh and also the best choice for a mommy who wants to save, but keep their kiddo styling. Finally going to get with the times and give the new options for parents a try!! If you have any suggestions feel free to comment below or email me anytime!!

10 comments:

  1. Your munchkins are adorable!
    Hi! Stopping by from Mom Bloggers Club. Great blog!
    Have a nice day!

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  2. Aww you have such cute kiddos! I am due to be a mommy any day now and the thought of kids growing out of their clothes quickly never crossed my mind. Something I know to be weary of in the future. Thanks for sharing, this will be helpful later on!

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    1. You are so welcome. They do go through clothes so fast so don't go too crazy with the tiny clothes cause they double size overnight I swear...lol Good luck being a mommy!! It is the best thing that ever happened to me!

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  3. Your kids are adorable! And you're right, keeping them in threads can cost a fortune! Have you tried children's resale events? If you have one in your area, I def recommend - it's where I get almost all my kids' stuff! Check consignmentmommies.com to find a sale near you :)

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    1. Thank you and yes I have tried, but not much luck...lol I am a clearance shopper so the kids wear last years fashions!!

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  4. I loved the pictures. Kids looks adorable. Thanks for sharing the post.

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  5. Clothing is super expensive! I look to save money any way that I can when it comes to clothing the kids. They grow way too fast!

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    1. They really do. I am the mom that waits until the end of the season and buys clothes a size too big so they fit the following year...lol

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