If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you’ve seen how our family has experienced all types of childcare scenarios based on our kids’ ages, social needs and my work situation. At this point I’ve literally experienced almost all options (except an au pair), with having a nanny, to a part-time nanny, to part-time daycare for just Shep to full-time staying home with both boys. My takeaway? Each of them has their own struggles and joys. There isn’t a “best” option, but as they grow, I’ve noticed certain situations are better for them (and for our family).
Why the Boys Are Going Back to School
And with the fall, we are entering into another new season of finding the best blend of childcare, professional growth for me (more about that later!) and family time. Shep and Beau are both going to head back to the daycare Shepard was at last fall on a part-time basis. I’ve noticed Beau wanting to be more social and Shepard literally needing it. He begs me to see friends and the other day even told me to go away so he could talk to his friends (how is this already happening!)
To prep the boys for school, I’ve partnered with JCPenney + Carter’s to find the best clothing options that are both stylish and durable for my rough and tumble boys. I am always amazed by how quickly they either grow out of clothes or wear them out, so it’s important to me to find a good balance between affordable and cute boy clothes.
Thankfully, JCPenney has several awesome sales going on now which makes stocking up on toddler boy fall staples a breeze. You can get 50% off Carter’s Apparel (select styles) through 9/24/2017 and shop additional sales including:
- 9/15-9/16 – Spotlight Deal $9.99 Carter’s 3-Piece Turn Me Around Sets (reg $22)
- 9/22-9/24 – Power Penney $7 Carter’s Sleep & Play (reg $16)
Our Fall Clothing Picks from JCPenney + Carter’s
Here are a few outfit picks I wanted to share with you all I found for the boys (you know I’m a sucker for matching outfits these days!). I got the boys these outfits and sized up because I know they will grow quickly over the next 6 months. I love how they mix fall colors with warm textures and styles that will hold up to major playtime both inside and outside. Plus, if you are looking for awesome Halloween jammies, these are perfect and fun for kiddos all throughout the fall season.
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