Raising Up A Gentleman // Boys to Men // Part I

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What is this thing call being a Mother? What does being a mother mean to you? Its not very often that I talk about my journey as a single parent. I intentionally leave it out of my social media feeds, as I assume that most people don’t care to hear about the trials and tribulations that come with the territory of parenting solo. I consequently mostly post about Mr.P’s fresh fashions and  good times, because thats really what we all want to see, amiright?

Truth be told, I do want to share more about what it means to me to be the mom of a little boy.

As Mr.P grows older my recent and most nagging anxieties are if I have the tools and resources to teach him HOW to be a man. I have read all the horrible statistics that say that boys raised without a man in the home are more likely to be incarcerated, and more likely to drop out of school. Sometimes I loose sleep at night and wonder what I was thinking when I said to the universe that I wanted to be a mother.

But then I do a T swift booty dance and shake off that negativity ! What the universe gave me is exactly what I wished for. I healthy baby boy who is growing up into a really awesome young man, a little Prince. He is kind and spunky, and treats others with respect. He is not a perfect child, nor am I a perfect mother, we are really works in progress. We take each day as a new opportunity to do it better than the day before. Our babes are watching us, they are soaking up all that they observe.

My wish for P is that he never sees his mom give up. We always keep it pushing. Here’s to raising up a gentleman, moreover here is to raising gentle-humans!

More on this topic in a future post. More mamas who are raising boys need to be heard. Lastly, what are some concerns you have about bringing up your little men? Even if you have a partner to share the load, I wanna hear from you!

Leave a comment and tell me what you think!

All our love

Keira+P

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Mr.P’s Look ::

Top http://www. memekidswear.com

Trousers http://www.theminilife.com

Kicks http://www.greenheartspink.com

Hat http://www.fallenbrokenstreet.com

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CAVALIER // Spring Summer Seventeen

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SPRING FASHION 17

Picture this, you’ve spent the past two months enjoying the holiday festivities, shopping for the perfect gifts, baking all those snowman sugar cookies and just like that BOOM! The tree has gone to the dumpster, all the presents have been unwrapped, the pecan pie is gone and your feeling all kinds of sad.

Whats a sensible person to do in times like these you may ask? Drown your sorrows in leftover mull’d wine? No ma’am! The only really real solution is to start dreaming of the next season of fresh children’s fashion! Fast forward and feast your eyeballs on this amazingness from Cavalier  Spring Summer Seventeen collection.

Part of my joy of being a kiddie fashion blogger is getting to see all the new season’s fabulousness. When I received the green light to share some looks from the fashion forward designer of Cavalier  Angela Chong, I was beyond thrilled.

I am in love with the fab pops of color that infuse the collection for spring. From bright periwinkle, and orange, to lovely blush and turquoise that accent Cavalier’s signature grey slub jersey. The too cool for school Pasche (tongue and lip dress) is updated with candy stained lips and tongue and will for sure be worn by every cool girl or boy this spring.

In every collection there is a multidimensionality to the pieces. Like the clothing becomes part of you, and not the other way around. Playful, free spirited and timeless.

Acid Refluxxx offers easy wearable garments that allow your babes to really tune into themselves. Who/what ever that may be. I always say and I truly believe that letting your child “be” ( to a degree), is the path to true self expression and freedom for the next generation.

I hope you enjoy a sneaky peek of this BEYOND rad collection, and see links below to find Cavalier Vault at these amazing retailers.

Chin up babes Spring will soon come,

love, K+P

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Shop CAVALIER VAULT

http://www.ladida.com

http://www.shanandtoad.com

http://www.thumbeline.com

 

Mr. P in Soho NYC// Featuring Nununu

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 Without a doubt NYC is the mecca for fashion and style bar none.  Everywhere you turn you are ever being inspired. Whether the architeture, street art, delicious food wafting from the best bakeries and restaurants and of course the FASHION.

I am so lucky to be able to live close to NYC and be able to enjoy some of what this magical city has to offer. Mr.P loves having city adventures which of course include scooter riding through whatever neighborhood we are visiting.

We took this chance to try out one of the coolest brands out there for kids fashion,  architecture

This brand has been out for several years and we have been fans since P was about 4 years old. Their signature style is Urban cool with a rockstar vibe. Nununu has the best details is their garments, like the ever so cool thumb holes for when you get chilly, but don’t want to wear gloves, and the oh so fly distressed look on the harem style joggers, al la Kayne West’s iconic fashion line Yeezy. Really Love it! Secretly what I love about the line is while its for both girls and boys , its really fab for slightly older babes, who are starting to harness their own personal style identity and want to really look “Cool” .

My little Prince is becoming a big kid and while I will still take advantage and sneak in a fuzzy jumper or furry jacket here and there, he is really starting to say things like “mom that is NOT cool” Ha! I really love that Nununu hits all the high points for a Uber cool brand. Quality, comfort and that cool factor that both kids and parents dig!

We finished off the look with out fav brand for fab hats (which a topper is always apart of Mr.P’s look), and our new fav kicks from Go Plae

Until next time friends,

K+P

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The Prince wears:

Nununu Hoodie, joggers via, http://www.urbanbabyrunway.com

The Prince visits the Animal Sanctuary

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The Prince and I say happy fall to all of my northern hemisphere friends. Its been a really fun past couple of weeks enjoying all the beauty that Upstate NY has to offer. Sometimes the most beautiful things are not fancy at all. My sweet boy can find something interesting under a rock or a pile of leaves. We spent this particular fall day pretty much doing just that. Climbing, jumping, leaving no stone unturned. Not really concerned about time, holding space with nature and creating memories with my Prince. Our time together has been really special as I have decided to home -school. It gives us time to grow as mother and son, as well as strengthen our bond.

The Animal Sanctuary  was the perfect place to try out some new pieces from a few of our fav brands. Plae shoes is a brand that really makes some of the best kicks for kiddos. They are super durable and completely breathable which is so important during play. They are machine washable also! Total win! Love love!

He loves his oh so stylish baggy trousers from Kid+Kind and I love the mama who creates these wonderful pieces that allows your babes to have comfort and freedom of movement. I always say that fashion is not just about looking good. Function is just as important as form. I swear on my momma,  if its not comfy, not matter how dope it looks, the Prince is not having it!

We love the kids fashion world so much and want to showcase the best in kids fashion brands. The focus is that these brands allow kids to be who they are :Expressive, Creative, Curious, Fun and LOUD.

Hope everyone is well, and hope you enjoy our sweet forest adventure at the animal Sanctuary.

Much love x

K+P

 

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Shoes for an Active Prince

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Clothing Credits::

Hat http://www.milkandbiscuits.com

Jumper  http://www.shopbabygogreen.com

Trousers http://www.kidandkind.com

Kicks http://www.greenheartspink.com