I will try most things. I was on a business trip in Boston when I noticed this woman's really awesome sweater with elbow pads... yes. I'm obsessed with elbow pads. I'd been searching and thrifting everywhere and found NOTHING that had elbow pads at a reasonable price. When I saw hers and she told me where she got the sweater and how much it was, I was sold. So I went on my mobile device and bookmarked the site for later. Back at my hotel room I began browsing the site. The styles were awesome, the clothes looked great. It would definitely be the upgrade I needed. My only concern was how would the clothes fit me. I admit I was a bit apprehensive, but when I saw the detailed measurements, I felt a lot more comfortable that my Stitch Fix stylist could handle my athletic body and odd measurements (#sprinterproblems- there's almost 20 inches of difference between my waist and my butt/thighs). So I waited until my budget would allow and I signed up.
What is Stitch Fix?
It's essentially Netflix meets "What Not to Wear". You pay a very small fee per month and they mail you 5 items catered to whatever it was you described in your profile. It also helps for you to link your photo sharing social media like Twitter and Instagram. The items you don't like... you mail them back in the provided envelope... pretty simple business structure.
These are my suggestions for a successful experience (not that I'm an expert yet, but here are my takeaways from this first round):
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We get so excited when it's time for pick up from daddy's house when the weekend is over! So much so that we can't help but be silly to get ourselves ready to see each other.... gah! When coparenting, it's important to make sure your kids feel secure during the transition to and from the other parent's house. Besides talking about how the time away was, we also share what we'll be doing next after pick up. Transition time (as with any time) should never be a competition of love between you and your partner. It's a time to focus on making sure the kids feel loved, appreciated, secure and safe (we focused, not "me focused"
We took a quick trip to the grocery store for a late night icecream adventure. Normally I don't let the kids have their own carts, but this time they each got their own. Surprisingly they were quite responsible and reasonable as we bobbed and weaved through the store. I think we will do this again!
It's really important to provide "organic" experiences by taking your child places that will stimulate their 5 senses.