Just a Day Off with My Boys


I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for OshKosh B’Gosh. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. #backtobgosh #IC #BgoshJeanius

What’s an average Thursday for a working mom look like? Eh.. most of mine aren’t all that exciting, unless you want to see screenshots of Excel and Word all day. Guessing not so much…

But when I take a day off to turn a regular ol’ Thursday into a day with my mom, sister and two little guys, things get a whole lot more interesting.

A couple months ago, I gave you a behind the scenes look at one of my average days. I always think it’s interesting to see what others are doing in their everyday, so maybe you do too. However, aside from breakfast and dinner, I didn’t spend much time with my boys that day.

Not the case today!


Armed with the aforementioned ‘promotional item’ (a gift card), my mom, sister and I took the boys to the OshKosh B’Gosh store for a little shopping spree. I have never done this before. For clarity, I only survived with help from my mom and sister and will not do this alone! My boys are way too crazy!

In the spirit of back-to-school shopping, each one got two shirts, two pairs of pants, a week’s worth of socks, and a new pair of shoes (all for less than $135, which felt reasonable to me).

Although they aren’t officially school-bound, the change in seasons means they’ll need some new gear. So here we are.


T had a great time picking out his clothes, as you can probably tell. Given the climate in which we live, I ended up steering him away from the shorts and instead toward the pants. OshKosh B’Gosh had lots of great options for my very active little guys!

As expected, the store was full of B’Gosh Blue Jeans and the famous overalls. T focused on their new Black, White & Indigo Collection and picked up a couple pieces from their glow-in-the-dark space collection which are pretty neat.

Tons of the pieces can mix and match, which gave T more freedom to choose what he loved without looking like a goof (even though I’d let him look silly if he wanted to – not a battle worth fighting). The mix and match nature of the pieces also makes getting dressed and out the door in the morning a little easier.

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There I am in all my white jeans and wearable tech glory! More on that goodness yesterday.


Still at the store, T couldn’t wait to put on his new socks and shoes. We took this photo literally standing outside the store’s front door. Gotta love the enthusiasm!


You can see we brought home an assortment of new clothes. The boys, especially T, needed some new clothes for the fall. He’s growing out of everything!

In addition to our items, I also added to our purchase a pair of blue jeans for the B’gosh Jeanius Campaign. Through this program, which ends September 16, and in partnership with K.I.D.S./ Fashion Delivers, Inc., and DonorsChoose.org, customers have the opportunity to donate a new pair of jeans or make a cash donation to students in need this school year.

As many of you know, I’m a big supporter of socially responsible consumption (see my 90/10 Socially Conscious Style Challenge). The opportunity to give back a bit while buying some new things for ourselves was right up my alley. It also gave me a chance to revisit with T our back-to-school shopping trip when we filled a backpack for another little boy who couldn’t afford to buy his own.

Lastly, in addition to discounts on many of the items already, OshKosh B’Gosh is currently offering 25% off purchases over $40. Be sure to print it out if you’re headed to check out the selection.


When the boys got home, we had to give their new clothes a whirl! T threw on his glow-in-the-dark astronaut shirt, new pants, and bright yellow socks for a little at-home karaoke. (That’s not what you do on a Thursday afternoon??!)

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Naps in the bag, we headed to the park. Over the river dried up creek and through the woods, from grandmother’s house we walked…

Although unseasonably cool, the weather felt quite nice for summer. I’ll take hot over cold, but steamy isn’t really my thing if cool and crisp is an option.

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My boys LOVE swinging. So do I (here’s some serious proof), so maybe it’s genetic. In any case, they sat in these swings for over thirty minutes. I laughed when my little city boys couldn’t figure out why there were no other people at the park. They didn’t have to share?! They loved it, no doubt. But they rarely visit a park that’s not crowded with kiddos.

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Awwww…. Group hug!

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After the park, still no shortage of energy, T and J made my parents’ deck their new playground. They jumped from chairs, chased each other from end to end, and in good ‘little boy’ fashion, ended with some solid wrestling. J instigates and wins more often than you might think!

Cross This Off Your To Do List: When you have a chance, take a vacation day for no good reason other than to spend a day at home with your kids. No fancy plans or expensive outings required; just enjoy a little quality time together and share a few hugs (even if they’re the wrestling kind)! I shared more about one on one time with my kids a couple weeks ago.

Let me know in the comments how it goes or what you’re planning. I’d love to hear.

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