Shopping with my daughter
Mar13

Shopping with my daughter

My daughter has loved fashion since she was tiny and has always enjoyed a flick through the Next Directory or a wander round the shop looking at clothes. But since Christmas, she has stepped it up a level. She’s really got into shopping. I enjoyed shopping as a teenager and before I had kids, but it’s a long time since I’ve been to shops for anything more than purely functional reasons. But my daughter has requested...

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Puberty at 6?
Apr18

Puberty at 6?

Since when did puberty for girls start at 6 or 7? My daughter is a fairly tall, fairly skinny 6 year old. She’s not VERY tall or VERY skinny, but she’s one of the tallest in her year and I must say the other tall girls in Year 1 do have slightly more meat on their bones. Anyway, being fairly tall she is too tall for 5-6 clothes. So she needs 6-7 clothes. Or age 6 or age 7, however the particular shops work their sizes. But...

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Clothes issues
Apr10

Clothes issues

I love my daughter’s clothes. I like her to look like a little girl – a bit traditional, a bit cute, a bit boho. Pink is good, as long as it’s not bubble gum. Lilac is a no-no. Anything too grown up or tarty is a BIG no-no. I thought my daughter and I were on the same page, but maybe not. She recently told me very enthusiastically about a gold and black dress a girl in her class had worn to a party. GOLD AND BLACK....

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Girls’ clothes
Oct08

Girls’ clothes

Girls’ clothes When I just had two boys, I was really missing out. Not on ballet, glitter, Barbie dolls and ponies. But on girls’ clothes. I LOVE girls’ clothes. As soon as I had my daughter, a whole world of possibilities opened up for me (oh, and for her, of course). One of the first things I learned about girls’ clothes (from the gifts I discreetly took back and changed) is there is far more margin for...

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