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Mindfulness for Kids and Families

Mindfulness can be a pretty big and confusing word, but if you break it down it is fairly simple to understand. According to Mindful.org:

Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.

We have a lot of anxiety in our household. It sometimes causes us to be unable to participate in things, it can also cause us to rush to anger, lash out, or yell when we feel anxious or afraid. I know that my kids get their anxieties from me, I too suffer a lot of anxiety. It can be hard to understand how to make them feel better about something that I too struggle with. I try to maintain physical activity, practice self-care like alone time, and take moments to assess how I am feeling when I feel anxious about things. It is a daily struggle to try and incorporate my coping mechanisms.

When it comes to my kids I try to listen, not rush, and give them a moment to find their way when they suffer anxiety. I have found ways that help them to cope with their emotions by allowing them to turn to physical activities to reduce anxiety. I recently found a great flow chart that we printed out and have used to remind ourselves how to stop and be more aware of what we are feeling and find ways to deal with it. If you have kids that you think would benefit from being more mindful of themselves and the world around them try some of these ideas at home, and if like me you cannot always remember them when you need them print the flow chart out and keep it out where you can find it in the moment.

Shorts, Shorts, Shorts!

Spring is starting to warm up and we are all looking for ways to stay comfortable and cool. Shorts are making their way in to our wardrobe rotation again. The Boy’s Store has great options available now, they would make excellent additions to your kids Easter baskets or even just to stock up on for summer.


Dogwood Boys Sport Shorts : These dogwood athletic shorts are perfect for spring and summer sports. They are comfortable, breathable, and stylish. They’re available in black, brown, and navy.

Boys’ Woven Cargo Shorts by Kitestrings: These woven cargo shorts are perfect for packing in all of those little items your kids love to carry around. Pockets make it easy to carry everything you need or want!

Boys’ Chino Shorts by Jack Thomas: Are you looking for some shorts that can be dressed up or dressed down. These shorts are perfect for making many different looks.

Rash Guards + Hats = Summer Ready!

In Southern California we enjoy Spring as another part of Summer. The weather is still warm, the sun is still shining, and we are outside! We love to enjoy the outdoors as much as we can. we play late in to the evening, and we swim and play in the sprinklers to cool down.

Our children are very fair. They burn very easily, they get it from their momma! So we try to make sure they are well protected from the sun. This is our first big weekend of swimming and we are ready with hats and rash guards.

Why Rash Guards you might say? Sunblock is fine! NOT. Remember when we were kids and our moms tried to convince us to wear t-shirts in the pool? It wasn’t because they were wanting us to be modest, they wanted us covered. Sunblock fades, rinses off, and only protects us so well. Rash Guards have a built in UPF and UV protection — many up to 70% more than sunblock alone! They still allow fo the kids to feel light and comfortable and to experience the water fully. it just gives us a little better piece of mind in the protection department. It doesn’t matter if your kids aren’t surfers and you are just playing in the sprinklers at home — protection from the sun MATTERS. The Boy’s Store has some great rash guards that are not only fun but stylish as well. They even offer some with matching hats!! WOOT WOOT! Check them out.

Boys’ Palm Trees Rash Guard by Wes and Willy: This orange, white, and blue palm tree themed rash guard is short sleeved and offers 50 UV protection.

Boys Locals Only Rash Guard by Wes and Willy: This short sleeved rash guard features a really cool sugar skull with a green, black, and white background.

Boys’ Ahoy Rashguard by Flap Happy: This fun blue and white long sleeved rash guard feature a fun lobster screen print and matches really well with the Flap Happy Nylon Spandex Flap Hat.