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Nothing makes you feel better than knowing that you are contributing to a good cause, other than when you are contributing to a good cause and getting a truly great product at the same time.

Citizens of Humanity and Shopbop have collaborated with Every Mother Counts, an amazing non-profit founded by Christy Turlington Burns, dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother. The capsule collection of maternity jeans is available exclusively on Shopbop.com, and the popular shopping website plus Citizens of Humanity, have committed to donating $40 to Every Mother Counts for every pair of jeans bought.

With styles so on trend and cool (think vintage-inspired and distressed flares), seeing these jeans almost makes us want to be pregnant again. To hone in on the exact fits and washes that felt current for summer, Turlington Burns worked closely with the Citizens of Humanity design team to select and merchandise the collection of four styles: The Drew flip-flop flare in Summer of Love, the Emerson slim boyfriend in Madera Light, the Avedon Ankle skinny in Distressed Optic White, and the Avedon Ankle skinny in Distressed Bombay.

“100% of proceeds donated will go directly to support our portfolio of programs to address three critical barriers to maternal health: lack of education, transportation and supplies. Together, we can make pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother.” Says Turlington Burns.

Emerson Boyfriend Jeans, $268


CITIZ4054285304_p1-aAvedon Skinny Jeans, $198



Drew Flare Jeans, $298

Avedon Skinny Jeans, $198




Ah, the sunblock struggle. At a certain point, many toddlers seem to be resistant to getting slathered with lotion and/or just being able to sit still long enough to retain enough lotion for it to be semi-effective.

Clothing brand Mott 50 has set out to expand their collection plus possibly make it a bit easier for parents to protect their kids from the sun’s harmful rays, recently launching a new category of kid’s garments to their amazing line of tops, dresses and hat all containing UPF 50.

Mini Mott is filled with nautical-inspired striped tops and rash guards. There are versatile solid pieces that can be worn this summer at the beach or just on a daily walk or playground session.


Launched in 2011, by founders and designers Anne Reilly and Monique Hypes, Mott 50 offers a range of stylish and relaxed apparel and accessories with a certification of 50 UPF (ultraviolet protection factor). To put that in perspective, the average white t-shirt contains only an UPF of 5, meaning that even the clothed part of your kid’s body is still at risk for sun exposure. This is exacerbated by the amount of time spent outdoors this season (because we all know there’s no afternoon of sand castle building that lasts only 20 minutes or outing spent wandering through a theme park that doesn’t take at least one entire day.)

Mott 50’s UPF infused clothing gets kids on the right track for proper sun protection, plus makes our lives easier by eliminating the need to reapply sunscreen (to unexposed parts) every 2-3 hours.

Mini Mott is available on www.MOTT50.com with prices ranging from $39 – $58.


You know its a problem when you want to buy everything you see.  Such is the case with The Mini Life, who understands our dilemma and has graciously offered our readers a discount on all merchandise to lessen the blow when we cant stop adding to our carts.

Based out of Toronto, founder and mom Athena Rotolo curates great finds from around the world for babies and children with an eye on style and design.




Le Bebe sweatshirt by Hugo Loves Tiki

Athena is passionate about design and looks for products that are aesthetically pleasing, good quality and long lasting. She focuses on toys that require imagination and open ended play – something she strongly encourages throughout her son Arlo’s childhood.


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Espadrille by Rainbow & Snow


Romper by Noe & Zoe



Paris Coloring Poster by My Design & Play

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