My Child’s Sense of Style

Sense of style? Gosh, I’m not sure my kids have style…well maybe they do because each of them is a little different!


Let me first think back to when I was a kid. I was a weird girl for awhile. I remember I liked it when my mom would pick out my clothes each night and lay them on my bed. I had matching outfits – far out pants to go with crazy looking shirts. Well that was the style!

Then junior high hit and I HAD to have Guess jeans or whatever brand name my friends had. I needed to be cool!


There is one advantage to having boys and that is that they do not care what they wear each day….let me explain…

C’Man is my oldest. When I take him shopping he likes to pick out shirts decorated with items he likes – skateboards, surfing, sharks, but best of all sports! He loves wearing his favorite teams. Cubs baseball, Clemson football, or whatever team his dad is rooting for.

O’Bear is a tad pickier. He looks more for the colors. If it’s orange then it’s good to go. Stripes? That probably won’t make into our cart. He also tends to go for the animals – dogs, dolphins, and bears.

Baby P’Diddy of course doesn’t have any say in what he puts on each day. Even though he is my third boy, I still love going shopping for him and picking out some new clothes so that his entire wardrobe does not have to be hand-me-downs. I think that I could live in the little boy sections. Tiny cargo shorts, mini polo shirts, little socks. The cuteness does not end.


My boys have gone to a few different schools and I think the way their current school does clothing is a good way. We have uniforms, but there is more than a couple of colors like most private schools have. Their school allows for 3 or 4 solid shirts. They can be t-shirts or golf type shirts. They can wear khakis or jeans which makes it super simple. All the kids look nice and it is very easy to go shopping and get ready in the morning.

Is there a sense of style in the uniform method? For my boys, not really. But I see all the little girls dressing it up a bit. Cute socks, hair ribbons, a little jewelry. They know how to do it!


Would I trade my easy, not caring what they wear for the most part, boys? No, never! 🙂


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Van’s Natural Foods

You may not know it, but Van’s has been cooking up tasty, good-for-you waffles for almost a half century. It all started back in the 1970s when the Van Dam family opened a swinging waffle joint in Southern California. By the late 1980s, our groovy little beachside favorite (cool!) had outgrown itself, and the Van Dam family decided it was time to bring their creations to a whole new group of customers—right in their local grocery stores.


Chocolate for breakfast? I’m allowed! With Van’s Natural Triple Chocolate Muffin Crowns that is. They are GOOD for me you see ~ 6g fiber, 3g protein and 7g whole grain.

Tonight I actually ate one for my evening snack ~ warm in the micro ~ next time I think I’ll add a little frozen yogurt to go with it!

The Wild Blueberry is yummy too ~ whole blueberries, oats and 8g whole grains.

Don’t feel guilty eating muffins again!





A staple we always have in our freezer…waffles.

We tried out the most non-fun waffle (poor boys) to eat at our house. The Multi-Grain ~ 8 Whole Grains. I could have chosen Berry, or Belgian, or even Chocolate Waffle Sticks (yum!).

We love ours with honey!






The favorite all around was the Cinnamon French Toast Sticks.

They are Gluten, Dairy, & Egg Free.

Easy to heat up in the toaster, easy to eat with your fingers, and easy on the dishes with no mess!

Dip in some sweet flavored syrup and you are good to go!




Don’t know why I haven’t grabbed the Buttermilk Pancakes yet, but that is next on my list!

What is a favorite breakfast at your house?


I received some samples for review and all opinions are my own.