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Melissa Joan Hart Launches Boys’ Clothing “Made with Awesomeness in the U.S.A.”

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

If you have boys and wish there were more clothing options for little dudes, Melissa Joan Hart understands! She and her husband, Mark Wilkerson, have three boys: Mason, 9, Brady, 6, and Tucker, 2. They’re launching King of Harts and shared with Parents how the line got its start and what we have to look forward to.

P: When did you realize you wanted to launch a kids’ clothing line?

MJH: Mark and I have always been disappointed with the boy side of clothing stores. Never enough options and usually the shirts are covered in licensed characters like Spongebob or Spiderman. We felt we could add some cool options to the closets of little boys everywhere. We tossed around names for a few months but nothing seemed to be right until I told our designer that I thought maybe it should have my name in it for recognition and she immediately came up with King of Harts. I feel kinda silly that we hadn’t thought of it before. 

P: So often girls get the cute designs. What were some of your ideas behind creating designs for young boys?

MJH: We wanted to be sure to start small and grow our company over time to be sure that we maintained the quality of our garments. So we decided to start with only boys and within that, we wanted to start with jeans and graphic t-shirts. But we are suckers for great outerwear and decided to include a military-inspired jacket. A few months into developing the line, we couldn’t resist adding a great chambray shirt and hooded sweatshirt.

P: All of the clothes from the line are made in America. Why is that important to you and your husband?

MJH: We believe fully in the Made in America label and look for it ourselves on everything we buy. I think our country is struggling in many ways due to the lack of manufacturing in the US. By making the line in the US we hope to support local farms, factories, and businesses on every Main Street across the country.

P: What have you done to make the clothes long-lasting since many boys are tough on clothes?

MJH: Nothing is more aggravating then paying good money for clothes that don’t last. We have passed down almost every item from Mason to Brady and now to Tucker. We put in a double panel with a cool stitch around the knees of our denim jeans to help add support for those boys who like to play rough on the playground and dig for worms. 

P: King of Harts will be working with the national nonprofit, Youth VillagesWhat made you and your husband want to work with this organization? 

MJH: We came across Youth Villages and fell in love with their team and the work they do because they seek out kids across the country that need support and love and they help them find their way again. They fiercely believe that building strong families is the answer and we couldn’t agree more! Families are the answer to changing the course of a child’s life so that they can have every chance for a successful future. The proceeds from our limited-run Louie tee (with an awesome photo of my fellow Dancing with the Stars alum and Olympic snowboarder, Louie Vito) go directly to Youth Villages, as will a portion of our T-shirt sales every month.

P: What is your favorite outfit? 

MJH: I am crazy about the Chambray shirt with the Camo shorts together. It’s perfect for school picture day or a trip to the zoo. The lobster with the funny sunglasses tee is also a fun fave of mine.

P: The Winter 2014 line is available for pre-order and the Spring/Summer line will be available in March 2015. What are your future goals for King of Harts?

MJH: We will see what happens as we grow but the fall 15 line is in development now. I encourage fans and friends to recommend what they would like to see in future collections using the website’s email address. Someday we hope to have a Queen of Harts and maybe shoes called Hart and Sole. The big dream is to build our own factory in the US someday to provide knits and woven materials for our designs.

P: In one word, how do you describe your line?

MJH: Awesomeness!

Photos courtesy of King of Harts.

Want behind the scenes footage? Watch their video here!

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Schoola: Your Kids’ Clothes = Money for Your School

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Sending your kids back to school involves buying new school supplies and possibly a new wardrobe (or at least it feels that way). Your kids continue to grow, and styles continue to change, but what do you do about the clothes that no longer fit? Donate them, of course!

Not only can you donate your child’s gently-worn clothing, but you can donate to their school as well by purchasing or donating like-new clothes through

How it works? It’s as simple as the ABCs! Gather your child’s outgrown clothing, enter your address and school on, and wait for the pre-paid donation bag to arrive in your mail. Fill it, then leave it for the postal service to pick up. Schoola tags, photographs and posts the clothing in its online store–obviously at thrift-store prices. For each purchase made, $2 of every $5 in sales goes to the school designated by the donor. It’s a win-win situation!

Stacey Boyd, founder and CEO, has these tips on cleaning out your kid’s closet before school:

  • “Kids grow so quickly, it’s important to refresh their closets every school year. I try to clean out my daughters’ closets at least twice a year, as that’s how fast she seems to outgrow her clothes!”
  • “Remember what your child wore and didn’t wear last year. If your kid hasn’t worn something in the past year, they probably won’t wear it this year–if they still fit into it.”
  • “Always consider donating the clothes your kids no longer wear, and if you can find a store like Schoola that gives the proceeds back to organizations in need–even better!”

Want more tips on how to save on back-to-school clothes?


Back to School: Save on School Clothes
Back to School: Save on School Clothes
Back to School: Save on School Clothes

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American Baby’s Baby Booty: Win $100 of Kapital K’s Boy Clothes Plus an Infant Car Seat Canopy and Footmuff

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

It may still be snowing outside, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start thinking about dressy Springtime clothes for Baby. Here at the magazine, we’ve already been scouring the best outfits, soon to appear in an upcoming slideshow on the site. Look out for it in March!

One company that caught our eye is Kapital K. For one, we love that it’s a clothing line that caters specifically to boys. From plaid polos to cargo shorts, the collection has an urban downtown vibe, so your little boy can be comfy and hip at the same time. Even better, the clothes are super affordable, with prices from $18 to $42. One of our absolute favorite pieces is the bow tie romper at right; it’s playful but still gets across that dressed-up feeling. Check out the retailers that offer Kapital K in your area and online!

With the crazy weather, making sure Baby stays protected and warm is another big priority. The Shell from Imagine Baby is a footmuff that fits most infant car seats, while The Shade is a canopy that helps block out wind. Both have UPF 50+ sun protection, are machine washable, and can be used year round, making these a must-have for travel come rain, shine, or snow.

This week, Kapital K and Imagine Baby are joining together to offer ONE lucky winner a $100 Kapital K clothing credit as well as The Shade and Shell, with a combined retail value of $170 for everything.

To enter, leave a comment below, up to one a day between today and the end of the day March 5. More Qs about our giveaway? Read the official rules. Be sure to check back on March 6 and scroll to the bottom of the post to see who won. We reach out to winners via Facebook message (it goes into your “other” message folder on Facebook), so if you win, look for us there as well. Goody luck!

While you wait, learn when it’s time to switch from your infant car seat to a convertible one!

Congrats to our winner Jes Stefanson!

When to Switch a Car Seat
When to Switch a Car Seat
When to Switch a Car Seat


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Parents Goody Giveaway: Win $100 Shopping Spree at The Children’s Place

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Back in December, The Children’s Place gave us a sneak peek of their Spring stuff, and I kept a photo of two outfits on my phone through the long and dreary January and February as a promise that warm weather will come. (It’s between pictures of my Christmas tree and holiday lights!) Now all this cuteness is rolling into stores, and I am so ready!

Here are the major trends I’ve noticed not just from The Children’s Place, but all the kids stores: Lots of brights, pants with all kinds of patterns (flowers, dots, skulls, stripes, you name it), lace for girls, and camo for boys. There’s also a Mexicana theme in some girl clothes, with embroidered-looking flowers and designs. So pretty! And (maybe because I have an 8-year-old boy who still doesn’t want to deal with pants that button) I’m kind of obsessed with all the pull-on plaid shorts for little dudes. Preppy and practical!

Stock up on spring fashion for your own kiddo by entering our latest giveaway. The Children’s Place is offering ONE lucky winner a $100 gift card!

To enter, leave a comment below, up to one a day between today and the end of the day March 3. More Qs about our giveaway? Read the official rules. Be sure to check back on March 4 and scroll to the bottom of the post to see who won. We reach out to winners via Facebook message (it goes into your “other” message folder on Facebook), so if you win, look for us there as well. Goody luck!

Congrats to our winner Amy Hardrick!

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Parents Goody Giveaway: Win $100 for Cute Kids Clothes at Naartjie

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Getting dressed in the winter always proves to be a bit of a hassle. And bundling layer upon layer to brave the cold is especially hard on kids who can’t stop longing for the easy days of summer. Fortunately, despite the dreary weather outside, many clothing brands are now debuting spring lines to lift young spirits.

One line to check out for cute summer clothes is Naartjie Kids. Founded in 1989 in Cape Town, South Africa, the collection made its debut in the U.S. in 2001. Since that time, it’s been adding a whole lot of color and personality to kids’ wardrobes stateside. The bright dots and flower patch on this hoodie dress definitely remind us of carefree sunny days, and this robot tee makes a fun character shirt for boys.

Help your little one gear up for summer by entering our latest giveaway with Naartjie Kids. They’re offering ONE lucky winner a $100 gift card to spend on the site. To enter, leave a comment below, up to one a day between today and the end of the day February 24. More Qs about our giveaway? Read the official rules. Be sure to check back on February 25 and scroll to the bottom of the post to see who won. We reach out to winners via Facebook message (it goes into your “other” message folder on Facebook), so if you win, look for us there as well. Goody luck!

Looking for a DIY clothing project? Next snow day, pass the time by making this surf-print tee.

Surf's Up Shirt
Surf's Up Shirt
Surf's Up Shirt

Congrats to our winner Vicki Walton!

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Best Deals for the Week Across the Web

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

By Editor Susan Yoo-Lee          

 Starting this month clothing retailers are showing off their biggest and brightest deals of the year. We’ve compiled the best of the best for all of your kids’ clothing needs:

  1. Save 20% on your purchase over $40 at OshKosh B’Gosh. They have sizes from newborn to 12 years of age. Use coupon code OKBGCODE. Expires 11/30/2013.
  2. Head over to Carter’s for a variety of styles for your newborn to 7-year-old and save 20% on your order over $40. Use coupon code CARTCODE. Expires 11/30/2013.
  3. Have you seen all the cute kid’s clothing from Cynthia Rowley, Ted Baker and Sally Miller at JCPenney? Right now, you can save $20 on your purchase over $100. Use coupon code GOLD. Expires 11/9/2013.
  4. From basic tees to your Sunday best, Ruum American Kid’s Wear has it all. They have an amazing sale going on that includes slashing prices up to 76%, but for a limited time you can save an additional 20% off those already discounted prices. Items start as low as $2.39. Use coupon code 1222. Expires 11/16/2013.
  5. The Children’s Place is many parents’ go-to store, and now you can save 15% off your entire purchase. Use coupon code SAVINGS2013. Expires 12/31/2013.


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American Baby’s Baby Booty: Win a $100 Gift Code for RUUM’s Cute Clothes

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

My jealousy over the cute patterns and graphic sweaters that kids get to wear these days is growing. As much as I’d like to deny it, there are some lines I just wish came in adult sizes. One of those is RUUM American Kids Wear.

With a mix of prints and soft fabrics, the brand offers a selection of items for newborns up to size 14 for boys and girls. A perfect gift for the holidays: their baby cashmere sets. Not only do they feature subtle details like hearts and stripes, but the material is sure to leave your little one nice and warm on windy days. Even better, the cashmere line is all on sale, starting as low as $12.

Double win, RUUM is offering a $100 gift code for ONE lucky winner to stock up on these cashmere sets and more fun kids clothing. To enter, leave a comment below, up to one a day between today and Wednesday, October 30th, and don’t forget to read the official rules here. Goody luck!

Congratulations to our winner JANET SOTO!

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Best Deals for the Week Across the Web

Monday, October 21st, 2013

By Editor Susan Yoo-Lee

 With Halloween only a few weeks away, it’s about to get really busy for the entire family. The good news is that retailers are releasing their best deals earlier than they have historically done because of the shorter holiday shopping period this year. In fact, we’re starting to see those great offers now.

Here are this week’s top five deals you can use for your entire family:

  1. If you haven’t gotten your Halloween costumes yet, right now you can save $20 off your purchase over $80 at Costume Discounters. Use coupon code SAVE80. Expires 10/31/2013.
  2. If you have a baby, take advantage of an offer from and save 20% on your diaper purchase. You can even combine this coupon with sale prices for an even better deal. Use coupon code GOSHOPAFF. Expires 12/31/2013.
  3. Do you need to buy a couple of sweaters, pants, long sleeved shirts for the entire family?  Or a mixer in which to make your favorite holiday treats? Save 20% off any order over $100 at Kohl’s. Use coupon code CARAMELExpires 10/27/2013.
  4. For more kid-specific fall clothing deals, use this coupon from The Children’s Place to save 20% off your entire order. Use coupon code D7G813. Expires 10/31/2013.
  5. Stock up on winter indoor activities (or get a jump start on that Christmas list!) by saving $3 off select Hasbro games at Target. If your purchase goes over $50, click through this link first to save an additional $5 off your entire purchase, then add coupon code SAVE3GAMES at checkout to get the $3 off as well. Expires 10/27/2013.

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