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My Easy Hack For Back-To-School Clothes Shopping

by Jillian Leslie on

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I know every family is different, but here's my advice from the trenches on how to make back-to-school clothes shopping both easy and fun for your family... Be the coach! Yep, that's my advice. Be the coach.

I watched a parenting video years ago, and the educator said that there comes a time when your role as parent changes: you go from being the "parent" to the "coach." At the time, I didn't know what he was talking about: I'll always be the parent I thought. But now as my daughter has reached the ripe old age of 8 and a half, I'm starting to understand, and our clothes shopping trip to Target turned out to be a great experiment. As a parent, there are certain things I need to make sure happen, one being that my daughter gets to bed at a reasonable hour with brushed teeth. Another is that at least a tiny bit of nutrition enters her body (this is actually hard with a very picky eater). I also need to make sure she is kind to herself and to others. But now we enter the grey area, the places where I could exert control and have it be my way, or I could back off. Through trial and error, I've found that the less I involve myself in her "business," the more successful I am. It's the push-pull thing. The less I push, the less she pulls. So this year, I said I was leaving clothes shopping up to her. My rule to myself was that if she asks me my opinion I'd give it, but otherwise, I would let her be the boss. She took the job very seriously. If you read my last post, you saw that she's no longer into rainbows, butterflies, or fairies. In fact, a new sophistication has emerged. Pink, purple, and sparkles are banished. Now it's

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Interview with Me in Ella and Annie Magazine

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The free fall digital edition of Ella and Annie Magazine is out, and it's filled with so much creativity and style. Featured in the magazine are homemade Halloween costumes, beautiful Halloween parties, fun kid-friendly recipes and crafts, free Halloween printables, and much more. If you're a mom looking to be inspired, this is your magazine!

Also, Shauna Krantz, the-editor-in chief, was kind enough to include an interview with me. I can't tell you how honored I am. Thanks, Shauna!

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Summer Harvest Foodie App is out and We're Featured!

by Jillian Leslie on

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I'm excited to announce that the new Summer Harvest Foodie app is out for iPhone and iPad, and once again a recipe of ours -- our strawberry ginger lemonade -- has been featured. Thank you, Foodie!


This month, the theme is recipes that feature late summer fruits and vegetables. If you are a fruit and veggie lover (which I definitely am), you will die over the creative recipes and beautiful photos!

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We're Featured in the Back to School Foodie App!

by Jillian Leslie on

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Now that it's back to school time, are you fretting over what to pack your kids for lunch? I know I am. My daughter, Lainey, is the pickiest eater.

Well, here's the new free Back to School Foodie app for iPad and iPhone, filled with 40 creative ideas for school lunches to get both you and me inspired for the months ahead. And another cool part is my chicken soup recipe is featured! Thank you, Foodie!

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