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Spring is around the corner and, for lots of mamas, that means it's time to spruce up the entire family's wardrobe. But it doesn't mean you have to spend a fortune.


Walmart is stepping up their fashion game with the launch of four new apparel private brands—hitting stores today!

We got a sneak peek this week, and we're obsessed. Most of the clothes are *so* soft and don't skimp on trendy details we love, like real embroidery and raw hems. Plus, they've reigned in their color palettes so customers can easily mix and match just about anything to build an outfit.

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Time and Tru is a modern collection for women who don't want to sacrifice style for affordability. Terra & Sky was created for plus women, prioritizing comfort and quality materials. Wonder Nation is their first kid-centric brand for kids sizes 4-18, inspiring your children to use their imagination when creating their outfits. (They're tagless and have adjustable waistbands!) ? And George is revamped for dad—find updated classic shirts and shorts blended with timely trends. Did we mention wrinkle resistant? ?

The best part? Prices will remain low, ranging from less than $5 to $30 so spring wardrobes can fit anyone's budget. Get ready to treat yourself, mama!

Here are just a few of our favorite items from the launch for everyone in the family.

For the kids, Wonder Nation ?

Casual Lace Up Shoe, $7.88

Shark Print Swim Trunks, $5.96



Buckle Rain Boot, $16.87

Casual Flat Front Shorts, $8.88

Hi-Lo Dress, $9.92

For mama, Time and Tru + Terra & Sky ?

Shirt Dress, $18.48

Off the Shoulder Flutter Sleeve Top, $12.87

Soft Pant, $16.86

Plus Peplum Peasant Top, $14.97

Solid Ruffle One Piece Swimsuit, $19.96

For dad ?

Stretch Flat Front Shorts, $7.50

Stretch Poplin Shirts, $14.92

Stretch Pique Polo, $8.32

Boat Shoe, $19.88

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This is how we’re defining success this school year

Hint: It's not related to grades.

In the ever-moving lives of parents and children, opportunities to slow down and reflect on priorities can be hard to come by. But a new school year scheduled to begin in the midst of a global pandemic offers the chance to reflect on how we should all think about measures of success. For both parents and kids, that may mean putting a fresh emphasis on optimism, creativity and curiosity.

Throughout recent decades, "school success" became entangled with "academic achievement," with cases of anxiety among school children dramatically increasing in the past few generations. Then, almost overnight, the American school system was turned on its head in the spring of 2020. As we look ahead to a new school year that will look like no year past, more is being asked of teachers, students and parents, such as acclimating to distance learning, collaborating with peers from afar and aiming to maintain consistency with schooling amidst general instability due to COVID.

Despite the inherent challenges, there is also an overdue opportunity to redefine success during the school year by finding fresh ways to keep students and their parents involved in the learning process.

"I always encourage my son to try at least one difficult thing every school year," says Arushi Garg, parenting blogger and mom of a 4-year-old. "This challenges him but also allows me to remind him to be optimistic! Lots of things in life are hard, and it's important we learn to be positive during difficult times. Fostering a sense of optimism allows kids to push beyond what they thought possible, like biking without training wheels or reading above their grade level."

Here are a few mantras to keep in mind this school year:

Quality learning matters more than quantifying learning

After focusing on standardized measures of academic success for so long, the learning environment this next school year may involve more independent, remote learning. Some parents are considering this an exciting opportunity for their children to assume a bigger role in what they are learning—and parents are also getting on board by supporting their children's education with engaging, positive learning materials like Highlights Magazine.

As a working mom, Garg also appreciates that Highlights Magazine can help engage her son while she's also working. She says, "He sits next to me and solves puzzles in the magazine or practices his writing from the workbook."

Keep an open mind as "school" looks different

Whether children are of preschool age or in the midst of high school, "going to school" is bound to look different this year. Naturally, this may require some adjustment as kids become accustomed to new guidelines. Although many parents may wish to shelter our kids from challenges, others believe optimism can be fostered through adversity when everyone is committed to adapting to new experiences.

"Honestly, I am yet to figure out when I will be comfortable sending [my son] back [to school]," says Garg. In the meantime, she's helping her son remain connected with friends who also read Highlights Magazine by encouraging the kids to talk about what they are learning on video calls.

Follow children's cues about what interests them

For Garg, her biggest hope for this school year is that her son will create "success" for himself by embracing new learning possibilities with positivity.

"Encouraging my son to try new things has given him a chance to prove that he can do anything," she says. "He takes his previous success as an example now and feels he can fail multiple times before he succeeds."

There's no denying that this school year will be far from the norm. But, perhaps, we can create a new, better way of defining our children's success in school because of it.

This article was sponsored by Highlights. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Motherly and mamas.

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