This post is sponsored by ShareASale on behalf of Gymboree and Janie and Jack, however, all opinions and thoughts expressed are my own.
I’ve been a loyal, longtime fan of these stores since Sophia was born. (I’m fairly certain my sisters and I wore our very fair share of Gymboree clothing as well… must mean I get my great taste in kids clothes from my Mama ;))
And for a limited time, many items are up to 80% off at Gymboree and up to 60% at Janie and Jack!!! The only thing better than a sale… is a sale on sale… 🙂
Gymboree has the cutest, most versatile clothes at great price points, and if you’ve ever walked into a Janie and Jack store, you know exactly what I’m talking about…
All sunglasses from Janie and Jack.
I love these photos, and not just because the sweetest, coolest, cutest kids around are modeling the sweetest, coolest, cutest outfits but because of what these photos represent.
In case you’re new here, I’ll give a quick run down: Jinger is my stepdaughter, Sophia is mine, and the boys are Sophia’s half brothers who belong to Sophia’s dad and stepmom. (I also have a stepdaughter, Jorgia, who is not pictured due to her being in school). My family is blended but we don’t like to use labels such as “half” or “step” at home. There’s a whole lot of love happening here and I cherish moments like these. Because I’m speaking from the heart when I say that my past years of struggle and deep despair have been met with divine grace and redemption. One day, I’ll be brave enough to share painful details of my past, but for now, those words are safely tucked away in my journal. And because that’s not what this post is. Because today, I’m celebrating where we have come in this journey and the JOY that we can all experience. Because making peace with your past is so necessary to move forward toward a future full of hope. Because the work we put in to co parent these children is paying off and hopefully offers a glimmer of encouragement to all parents struggling to peacefully co parent. Co parenting is messy and tough and emotionally exhausting but is always worth fighting for. Because these kids didn’t choose this life and because they deserve to see parents who respect one another. And because of these kids, we are able to come together and co exist as humans that love these children something fierce.
“The best security blanket a child can have is parents who respect each other.” – Jane Blaustone