24 June 2016

Ines Moda Infantil Is Back

Ines Moda Infantil is back at Mothering Earthlings and they come armed with the prettiest and sweetest children's clothes we could ask for. Inspired by her grandmother who taught young mothers to cut and sew dresses for children, Isabel Lovina has turned a backyard operation that started in 1982 to a full blown exporting corporation today.  In Ubay, Pulupandan, Philippines, she has trained and employs many farmer's wives and town locals.
Ines Moda Infantil combines the traditional craft of hand smocking and hand embroidery with European inspired designs to create infant’s and children’s apparel that makes them feel and look special. Their pieces become investment purchases that are often kept and passed down to the next generation.  Each dress is meticulously smocked, embroidered, and stitched by hand.  A rarity in this age of mass production and machine dominance.

23 June 2016

The Joy of Boys 12

The boys are now 9 and nearly 11. With age they they have reached certain level of maturity, there are less poop jokes and more corny pun jokes. They embrace their new found self confidence. Good for them but this only means they listen to me less and are even more headstrong ever. And the best bit so far, they are enjoying being more independent.  I can now boss them around and have them do things for me while I sit around basking in one of the perks of parenthood. Like my mother I tell them they will get the chance to do the same when they have their own children. It's a vicious and terrible cycle, isn't it?  

Being of the male species however, age has come with it's share of degeneracy for the two spawns. Anyone who has had a brother, a boyfriend or a husband will know exactly what I mean. It is a hell of a lot more repulsive than never their used clothes in the actual clothes hamper. It comes pretty close of the horrific scene of smelling your own stinky feet. It specifically comes in the state we know as gas. A mere three letter word that can cause the destruction of civility in any social gathering. They don't seem to grasp how I could be offended by any form of belching and farting that to them is utterly and shamelessly hilarious. If they could they would give themselves badges of honor for the longest, the loudest, the stinkiest  and the vilest.

I would have been horrified if I involuntarily farted in front of anyone when I was 5, 10, or 15 let will myself to do it with pride. Never have I ever yelled "Fire In The Hole" and let one rip. Not once did I shove my butt on my sister's face so she could smell it. At no time did I disappoint myself when it wasn't loud enough to be heard by someone only 2 feet away subsequently inducing them to gag.  By no means did I ever try to burp the alphabet and feel a sense of achievement if I got to the letter J.

I can't do enough eye rolls and dagger looks to get them to cut it out.

31 May 2016

Huge Clearance Sale

Brace yourself mamas! There will be madness at showroom where we will hold a huge clearance sale. Green Sproutlets organic and eco-friendly cotton tees and onesies are at 50% off. After you take half of we are even letting you take home one other item for free! Tip Tap Soft Sole infant shoes will be on buy 1 take 1 too.

Clearance sale craziness will only be available at the Mothering Earthlings Showroom from June 1-4, 2016. After that we bid farewell to this two brands that we have love.  You can find us on waze or Google us for directions.