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About this blog: I'm a wife, stay-at-home mom, home cook, marathon runner, and PhD. I recently moved to the Silicon Valley after completing my PhD in Social Psychology and becoming a mother one month apart. Before that, I ran seven marathons incl... (More)
About this blog: I'm a wife, stay-at-home mom, home cook, marathon runner, and PhD. I recently moved to the Silicon Valley after completing my PhD in Social Psychology and becoming a mother one month apart. Before that, I ran seven marathons including Chicago and Boston. Exercise is an integral part of my life. I hope to one day go back to long distance running and tackle the New York City Marathon. Right now I run after my one year old son. Although I am a stay-at-home mom, we are rarely "at home." My mom also stayed at home with my brother and me. She warned me that, although rewarding, it can be isolating. So, with her help, I learned the importance of getting out into the community and meeting other mothers. On the rare occasion when I am at home and have a hand or two free, I squeeze in time to scrapbook. As a new mom, many challenges are thrown my way. I hope my opinions, triumphs, and struggles help experienced parents reminisce, new parents cope, and parents-to-be get an honest glimpse of what the first years of motherhood can entail. (Hide)
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Around the time our daughter was born, our son commented that she needed a firetruck shirt too. I didn't have any newborn sized ones from when he was a baby, so I just told him that we didn't have one in her size and didn't pursue the idea further.
My aunt, however, had a different idea. When she heard that her great niece needed a firetruck shirt, she took matters into her own hands and made one.
It was an adorable teal shirt with a pink firetruck on the front. Our son was excited to receive a new firetruck shirt for himself and one for his sister in the mail.
Most parents don't have an aunt who can whip up one-of-a-kind shirts for their little ones. And baby girl outfits with firetrucks on them are not readily available.
I have some time before our daughter cares what images are on her clothes. Right now she has a pretty typical little girls wardrobe. Lots of pink and purple. Many dresses, bows and cute socks. But she also has one very special firetruck shirt.
This week I saw a Kickstarter campaign
for a company, buddingSTEM
, making science-inspired clothes for girls.
I think it's wonderful and refreshing to expand the array of clothes offered to young children. I'm curious which of their outfits our son would think his sister would enjoy wearing. And which ones our daughter would eventually ask to wear herself.