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Do you fall into a shopping rabbit hole every time you look for kid’s clothes? Don’t worry, we do too -- all the time. After all, there is a lot to think about when choosing outfits for your little ones: budget, quality, ethics and whether or not it will allow them to express their style and personality. Plus, there are so many new and original kids brands out there, that it’s hard to sift through all of them. To help you out in your search, we compiled a list of children’s clothing brands that you should have on your radar. So close your gazillion browser tabs: here are 5 kids fashion brands you need to know about.

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1. Art & Eden. What’s better than a children’s clothing brand that’s playful and whimsical and that is taking a stance? Art & Eden crafts its clothes ethically with organic fabrics and fair-trade practices. It also gives back a portion of its sales to support a program that provides needed nutrition and medication to children in Central America. Plus, their prints are made in collaboration with artists around the world. How cool is that? Check it out here.

2. Rockets of Awesome. With this kids clothing subscription service, it’s like Christmas four times a year! Each season, Rockets of Awesome delivers 8 to 12 clothes to your door, and you only pay for the items that you keep. No membership fee required! Not only do you save time not shopping, the system has an algorithm that helps accommodate your little one’s ever-changing style. Plus, kids absolutely love choosing from the fun selection of clothes, and they’ll get to color the box that everything comes in. Subscribe here.

3. Primary. Sequins and crazy prints are fun. But your little one needs basics, too. If you’re still shopping for essentials, Primary is your one-stop shop! You’ll get to choose from a rainbow range of colors, and you won’t have to break the bank -- with all prices below $25! With fast, free shipping and 90 days to make a free return, this is a go-to you can’t pass up. Check it out here.

4. AKID. Tired of the cutesy sneakers with neon colors? Check out AKID. The brand create styles that are basic, but with fun color combinations and unexpected patterns. The fabrics that AKID uses are both stylish and durable, and the designs are smart and kid-friendly, with zippers on the side to put them on easily. This season, they did a collaboration with Dreamworks and decked out a few of their favorite shoes with Troll prints. Find your favorite here.

5. The Mini Classy. If you’re looking for some cool-kid, eye-catching clothing for your mini me, this brand’s for you... well, for your mini me. The Mini Classy offers upscale clothing for children, ages from 6 months to 12 years old, and makes most of its clothing with a bamboo and cotton blend that is super soft and comfortable. After being on the map for their signature harem pants, the #bossladies at The Mini Classy expended their edgy collection to dresses, tops, coats and more. Get shopping here.

Motherhood is a practice in learning, growing and loving more than you ever thought possible. Even as a "veteran" mama of four young sons and one newly adopted teenager, Jalyssa Richardson enthusiastically adapts to whatever any given day has in store—a skill she says she's refined through the years.

Here's what just one day in her life looks like:


Jalyssa says she learned to embrace agility throughout her motherhood journey. Here's more from this incredible mama of five boys.

What is the most challenging part of your day as a mom of five?

Time management! I want to meet each of the boys' individual needs—plus show up for myself—but I often feel like someone gets overlooked.

What's the best part of being a mom of five?

The little moments of love. The hugs, the kisses, the cuddles, the smiles... they all serve as little reminders that I am blessed and I'm doing okay.

Are there misconceptions about raising boys?

There are so many misconceptions about raising boys. I think the biggest one is that boys don't have many emotions and they're just so active all the time. My boys display many emotions and they also love to be sweet and cuddly a lot of the time.

What do you think would surprise people the most about being a mom of five?

How much I enjoy it. I never knew I wanted to be a mom until I was pregnant with my first. My desire only grew and the numbers did! I am surprised with every single baby as my capacity to love and nurture grows. It's incredible.

How do you create balance and make time for yourself?

Balance for me looks like intentional planning and scheduling because I never want my boys to feel like they aren't my first priority, but it is extremely difficult. What I try to do is not fit it all into one day. I have work days because motherhood is my first priority. I fit in segments of self-care after the kids' bedtime so I don't grow weary.

What's the biggest lesson you have learned from motherhood?

I have learned that sacrifice is actually beautiful. I was terrified of the selflessness motherhood would require, but I've grown so much through the sacrifice. There is nothing better than living for something bigger than myself.

When did you first feel like a mom? How has your motherhood evolved?

I first felt like a mom when I was pregnant with my first son and I intentionally chose to change my eating habits so my body could be strong and healthy for him. I didn't have to think twice—I just did what I thought would be best for him. That decision being so effortless made me realize I was made for motherhood.

My perspective has changed with each baby as I've realized motherhood doesn't have to be one-size-fits-all. With my first son, I was a by-the-book mama and it was so stressful. With each baby, I have felt more freedom and it has made motherhood so much more beautiful. I have evolved into the mother that they need, I am perfect for these boys.

This article was sponsored by Dr. Brown's. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Motherly and mamas.


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