Author: Liz Smith

Safe Color for Kids’ Clothes

dyes mixing with water

A World Without Color Can you imagine a world without color? There would be no blue sky, or green trees. No luscious red apples, or yellow lemons. All our clothing would be drab and dull. I imagine everything and everyone would look like an old black and white film – just shades of black andRead more »

Laundry Temperature – Hot, Warm, or Cold Water?

washing machine being dialed in with hot and cold laundry icons

Cold Water is the Best Choice in Most Situations Cold water (80° F) is the best laundry temperature in most situations, according to Consumer Reports. Due to changes in laundry detergents and washers over the past few years, cold water will handle most of your laundry needs. New machines and detergents are designed to workRead more »

Back to School Clothing Essentials For Girls

Lucky & Me - Back to School 2018

Are you shopping for back to school clothing? I find it’s too easy to get distracted by all of the trendy pieces. You know: the clothes that your kids wear on the first day of school that don’t always stand the test of time. It’s almost like the moment you take the tags off, theRead more »

Patagonia – A Shared Commitment to Quality and Durability

Patagonia If you climb, hike, ski, snowboard, surf, run, or do yoga, you’ve probably heard of Patagonia, and may even have bought at least one item of their apparel. They make high performance sports apparel and accessories. They have a laser focus on quality and durability. In the words of the founder, Yvon Chouinard, their sportsRead more »

Summer Safety Tips for Kids

Kids Swimming

It’s June, and school is out for summer! We’ve prepared a Summer Safety Guide with tips on the best ways to keep your kids safe and healthy. In the Northeast, we’ve survived a long, snowy, cold winter and are ready for the sunny days of summer. Do you have lots of fun things planned? Our list includesRead more »

Comfortable Kids Clothes – A Recent Invention?

Lily organic cotton briefs

The search for comfort is a deep human need that goes back thousands of years. And it is shared by many of our animal companions. Anyone with a pet cat, or two, knows their desire to find the warmest, softest perch in the house. We can tell the time of day just by seeing whereRead more »