I Got It From My Momma

It’s that time of the year to celebrate, love on and knock the socks off of those wonderful women that we hold near and dear to our hearts! Whether they are still here with us or live on in our hearts, they are a force of love and we certainly believe that our lives and hearts will never be the same without our mom or some of the other special ladies that have made an impact on who we are and strive to be.  As a brand with an overriding goal of bringing happiness, we wanted to take a moment as Mother’s Day approaches to show our appreciation and gratitude to a few of these women in the MJC family that bring us happiness and joy each day.

Through the laughs, smiles, tears and adventures we can’t thank those special women enough for awakening our hearts and minds and teaching us what love looks like. Knowing that they are a piece of us is something to be so thankful for. Now, we want to hear from you! Be sure to share with us your special stories and love on those amazing women in your life below. As you know we are all about a little surprise and delight and a lucky momma just might be selected.  A very happy Mother’s Day…you are so loved and we celebrate you!

xoxo,

Your Matilda Jane Team

     
MJC - May 16, 2019 - 9:48 am

Hi Gina! Your mom sounds amazing! We’d love to send you a gift for you and your mom. Please send us an email to marketing@matildajaneclothing.com with your address and we’ll get it sent out to you! ~Kate

Deirdre - May 14, 2019 - 4:50 pm

My mother is amazing. She raised four children and we all still call her daily. She has grands and they love her too!

Mona - May 13, 2019 - 11:31 pm

So blessed to have an amazing and selfless mother who raised all 14 of us!! 😍

Corey Oltmans - May 13, 2019 - 3:33 pm

Becoming a mom has been the most wonderful, challenging job ever in my life. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. ❤️

Kathy - May 13, 2019 - 1:59 pm

I miss my mama everyday but she still lives in my mind and heart. I was lucky to have her 55years! I strive to be as loving and giving as she was.☺️

Gina Carow - May 13, 2019 - 8:52 am

As a kid, I watched my mom work a full-time, stressful job while attending college on the side. I didn’t realize how hard that was until I became a mother myself and now I wonder how she did it! Later on, she cared daily for my father who had Alzheimer’s. He never looked disheveled or unkempt in spite of his inability to do anything for himself at the end. And even while she was doing that, she still remembered birthday gifts and cards and found ways to be present for special events for her kids and grandkids during that time. She is an amazing woman. And one tough cookie! What a great example of a mom and wife for me to emulate! Grateful for her. Thank you, Jesus, for a godly mom!

Jenn K - May 13, 2019 - 12:17 am

These stories are so precious! I have such a great mom! She is such a rock in my life. We don’t live near each other so I love calling her almost everyday just to talk with her, even if I don’t really have anything to talk about. She has always been such a beautiful example of loving, serving and encouraging.

Leann Phillips - May 12, 2019 - 11:39 pm

My mom is a beautiful example of a MOTHER. She provided for me when I was in grade school and made sure I had what I needed. She would cook dinners after working plus washing clothes and other chores. She has moved me from home to college and then back home again. When in college she traveled to see me on my birthday even through there was rain and snow. She is an amazing woman that has always “made it happen”. She has always been there for me. I now know what it is like to be a mother and if there is any way I try to “make it happen” for my kids too. I know there are many great moms out there, but in my eyes mine is the best. 😍

Margot Lillibridge - May 12, 2019 - 11:08 pm

My mother passed away when I was almost 9 years old, I grew in Mexico in the south, very close to Guatemala and I never thought that God would send me a lovely mother in law that was born exactly the same day than my mother but 1500 miles apart! And because there aren’t coincidences for God, my cousin’s wife that helped raising me has the same birthday than my mother and my mother in law, August 2nd, I love that 3 of the most special ladies in my life share birthdays! 😍

Kelsey Haynes - May 12, 2019 - 10:51 pm

My mother is a superwoman!!! Not only is she a mom to four but she put all of us through school at Auburn University and now medical school (for my youngest sister).She keeps all 3 of my children (ages:6, 3, & 1), 3 days a week plus working two different jobs! She also keeps up with my dad who has had medical issues! She has lost both of her parents to cancer and her only brother to violence. She is the strongest and is the most hardworking woman I have ever met!!!

Justine Plourde - May 12, 2019 - 10:26 pm

My mom is my whole world… she has been with me through everything in life… my latest battle has been breast cancer… she is always here whenever I need her and I don’t know what I would do without her … happy Mother’s day mom!

katie Metcalf - May 12, 2019 - 8:09 pm

My mom is my back stage crew- she helps shine the light in the right place, shows me the direction I need to head, she pulls the curtains when I’m ready, and she is just always there from behind making me a better mom in front my girls and new son. I love her more than anything, she is just the epitome of what moms are, brave, kind, loving, deeply generous, giver of all her time (even when exhausted), she cares for our faith, our environment and most of all others she doesn’t know. She shows up with love every where she goes, not only for me but my family and others. That’s what makes her so special to me. She just treats everyone as her family. Giving her last and her all to anyone who made need it. I love her for that and she has helped me put on better “shows” as a great mom because I have watched and listened to her direction. She is my champion and hero and I know she is proud with the smile she wears.

Amanda H - May 12, 2019 - 7:18 pm

My mother raised my brother and I by herself. She showed us to keep trying and anything worth having is worth the work. She is still one of the hardest working people I know and I love watching her as a grandmother. I was also blessed with two wonderful grandmothers who taught me to cook and crochet.

Jenna Maxwell - May 12, 2019 - 6:26 pm

I am a mother 2.. I have one little girl that will be 2 in August and my other is in heaven with the good lord above. I just praise god for the one I do have and so thankful for being able to be her mom. Being a mom is like no other and I’m just grateful that I am a mom!

Leslie - May 12, 2019 - 6:21 pm

A sassy little read head made me a Mommy almost 3 years ago, but this Mother’s Day is even more special because for one month and two days she has officially been my daughter. I have the privilege to be her mom and for that I will be forever grateful to the one who gave her life.

Leah D. - May 12, 2019 - 5:42 pm

So thankful for my Mom and all the many ways she shows love to her 4 children & 9 grandchildren. She always does it with a smile on her face and joy in her heart. Thank you Mom!

Julie Fox - May 12, 2019 - 5:34 pm

Earlier this month, my daughter and I traveled to FL with my Mom. We were headed down to my Grandmothers. We would be driving her car home to Ohio after putting her on a plane to fly home. She is 92. I feel so blessed to still have my Grandmother, let alone get to spend such special time with her, my mom, and my daughter. We swam, we got ice cream, and we shared memories of all the years we’ve been coming down to FL to visit. I don’t know how many more years we will have left to do this so I cherish it very much!

Rebecca DeSutter Poot - May 12, 2019 - 3:50 pm

I am so thankful to my mother. Her thoughtful and encouraging attitude has helped me through many challenges. She was an older mother and not unfamiliar with the sting of losing a baby so her support through my efforts into motherhood were unwavering and reassuring. She also knows the meaning of time and often ‘gifts’ us with hers. For birthday’s it’s not uncommon for her give us the number of hours we are old to use as we’d like. She was a stay at home too and understands that time is scarce with little ones underfoot. She’s always willing to jump in and help on a project or be there to listen when we need a sounding board. She’s my favorite mom in the whole world and I love her very much.

JylMattox - May 12, 2019 - 3:46 pm

Such a tough Mother’s Day!! This is my moms 2nd Mother’s Day in Heaven and my MILs first Mother’s Day in heaven!! Bittersweet!!

Spetsiotakis Shanyn - May 12, 2019 - 3:20 pm

42 years ago my birth mother was praying for a loving family to offer her daughter the opportunities she could not as a young single mother. My mother was praying for a beautiful daughter to adopt because she could not carry her own. God answered both their prayers & I was adopted by the most loving, caring family anyone could ask for. My birth mother gave me the greatest gift I have ever been given but was heartbroken in the process. She made the ultimate sacrifice. After carrying my own three children the difficulty of her sacrifice became even more clear to me. My adoption was closed so I have never had any information or contact. Unbeknown to me she has searched for me for years & prayed for me daily. By a strange turn of events, I found her through ancestry dna one week ago. Many tears were shed in a blessed reunion over the phone. So this mother’s day I am especially thankful to be able to wish her Happy Mother’s day for the first time. I am so blessed to not only have one, but two mothers, that love me beyond measure!

Mary Hanna - May 12, 2019 - 3:08 pm

My mother is the strongest woman I know. She has raised my Sister and I with love and respect. She has been through so much…my Dad is in his 3rd time with Leukemia. Never has left his side. She is always doing for others. Lives her family unconditionally. Always loved family get together’s. I couldn’t have a better role model.

AMY SMALLEY - May 12, 2019 - 2:47 pm

I think of my dear mother in heaven every day. Sometimes I miss her on my own journey of motherhood, but am often reminded she is with me in so many ways. She molded me into who I am and will always be an essential part of me.

Sara Goodridge - May 12, 2019 - 2:41 pm

My mum was fierce. She taught me how to be kind, how to appreciate unconventional beauty, how to appreciate the little things in life. She taught me to respect the world around me and nurture everything that grows. My mum lead by example, built a business from the ground up, fed the hungry, soothed those in pain, taught those who were seeking knowledge, and opened her home and heart to the universe. She picked up hitchhikers, listened to stories, climbed mountains, and travelled the world. She taught me to see beauty in all things, look for the good in people and to pick up garbage. She taught me how to dance, make daisy crowns and twirl. She collected a beautiful community of strong, loving people that loved her and that she loved just as much—and since her children were a part of her they loved us too. When she died of cancer, they didn’t leave us. Her legacy will be felt for many generations. So many ESL students came into this country and learned English at our dinner table, learned customs, had their first thanksgiving, celebrated New Years and heard their first Latin prayer around our table. They now have families of their own, but they remember my mum and the love she had for everyone. She was so interested in their stories about China, Japan, Korea, India… She was a collector of hearts. I am so thankful for my mama and all she was not only to me and my siblings—but to our community. She left us behind a support network and for so many things I’m grateful. I am a parent of a little girl, a cardiac kid who is medically complex, and my son who has autism. I’m thankful that my mum taught me so much about life. Every day we wear the pretty clothes, dance, celebrate and sing with the universe. We pray, are grateful, and host parties whenever we can. I don’t know how equip I would have been to raise my two little ones with the obstacles that they face if I did not have such an exemplary example for a mum.

Brenda Witham - May 12, 2019 - 2:20 pm

My mom is one of the sweetest ladies I know and beloved by so many people (especially all her grandchildren and great grandchildren)! I am 58 years old and still I rely on her for so many things. I’m so blessed to call her my mom!
Thank you Mom for your tireless dedication to your loved ones, I love you!

Dani - May 12, 2019 - 1:53 pm

My wonderful mom is a big part of why I am who I am today. She kept me in church through out my childhood and made sure that I saw her love for the Lord! She always told me to do what was right even when it isn’t easy or convenient for me.

LeAnn Hanks - May 12, 2019 - 1:35 pm

I’d love to share about my best friend, Kristin, a fellow mom and “enjoyer” of MJ. She’s experienced heartbreak this past year in the tragic loss of her younger brother—he was, in some ways, her “baby” because she was a teenager when he came along. She loved him dearly and misses him everyday. But even in her own personal grief, she’s had to help her own young children understand and process their grief over losing a beloved uncle. She has demonstrated how to be a loving mother in wonderful and terrible times. I have seen her devotion to her family as an example of how to be a great mother. Having lost my own beloved mom when I had a newborn, I know how tragedy can affect the daily life of being a mother—and I’ve seen Kristin fully engage herself in continuing to be a fabulous mother, wife, sister, daughter, and friend. I’m blessed to be a better mom because of how she shows me (and others) how to be an awesome mom.

Susan Lockhart Wimmer - May 12, 2019 - 1:32 pm

Our mom came from abject poverty and she worked hard to create a much better life for us. She and our dad gave us a nice home and more than met our needs and most of our wants. There were things I never could understand until after she was gone about the poverty she came from. I always knew I was loved and had no fear of the future. She never left the house unkempt in any way. Nicely dressed, hair and makeup perfect even when she battled cancer. I have blessings beyond measure because she loved and cared for me!

Adrienne Krieger - May 12, 2019 - 1:29 pm

Faithful, Selfless, loving, caring, strong, courageous, smart, fun, kind, and devoted are just a few of the words I would use to describe my mom. She raised 3 girls while going back to school full time & working full time. She never missed and basketball or soccer game and still graduated with a 4.0. My mom is my hero. I still don’t know how she did it! What I do know is that if I’m half the woman and mother she is, I’ll be extremely blessed.

Lisa Wallace - May 12, 2019 - 1:28 pm

My mom is amazing. My husband and I are both Air Force officers with a ton of responsibilities and demanding jobs. She dropped everything to live with us and watch our two small girls. I would be lost without her!

Lisa Dellitt - May 12, 2019 - 1:27 pm

My mother-in-love is awesome! She is smashing grandmotherhood by hand-making baby blankets, toys, doll clothes, scaves & hats with her sewing & crochet skills. Plus, she’s an excellent cook, and feeds us a meal at least once a week. We are so blessed by her!

Kaelynn - May 12, 2019 - 1:19 pm

Loved reading this blog today!! Happy Mother’s Day to you all!!!! 💕💐

Kaelynn - May 12, 2019 - 1:17 pm

Loved reading this blog today!! Happy Mother’s Day to you all!!! 💕

Marren Felter - May 12, 2019 - 12:58 pm

To my mom the strongest, most graceful and patient women I know. Through 25+ years of suffering with Multiple Sclerosis you’re still a wonderful person who is a joy to be around and an inspiration to me and many other that no matter what life throws at you, handle it and others with great grace and a joyful attitude 💓
Love you mom more than you’ll ever know,

Marren 💞

Dawn Lonkert - May 12, 2019 - 12:31 pm

My Grandmother was the strongest, most hard working woman I know. She was kind and compassionate. My mother, her daughter died when I was 11months. She help raise and guide us into hard working compassionate adults. She does at the age of 94 and worked a two Acree garden yearly up to the summer she passed! I want that kind of will in my life!

Lee Ann Watkins - May 12, 2019 - 11:53 am

My mom is my best friend! She is the first to praise me and the first to give me a reality check. Everyone needs both of those in their lives. I hope I will always be that person for my daughter and she will always know my heart is full of unconditional love for her just like my mom has shown me!

Miranda Rowat - May 12, 2019 - 11:25 am

My Mom has stuck through me through the hard times and the good times. As my ex husband went through cancer treatments, she cared for him like he was her own son. She has taught me and my sister how to care for others and to always see the good in people. She was my rock while I went through some really hard times in my life. And my cheerleader during my greatest moments. I hope to be such a wonderful mom to my daughter like she has been me and my sister.

Marianne Wolfe - May 12, 2019 - 11:10 am

My mother passed away 9 years ago, but I honor her this Mother’s Day by telling my girls stories about my mom and reminisce about the good ol’ days! I hope they grow up with a fondness in their hearts for her as I do. Happy Mother’s Day to all of you Moms out there!

Jessica Keeton - May 12, 2019 - 11:05 am

I am beyond blessed to have two women in my life to love! My mom, of course, and her best friend, who ended up my mother-in-law! They met at work when my husband and I were in elementary school (in the same school and grade!) and struck up a lifelong friendship. My husband and I like to joke that our moms set us up from a young age to be married. My mother-in-law has always treated me like her own daughter and my mom likes to tease that my husband is her favorite. Now we have a perfect daughter and a perfect son to share with them and enjoy tons of happy holidays all together. It’s wonderful and fun to have two families joined who really do operate as one big family, and without my mom and his mom meeting it might not have ever happened. They are so special to us for so many reasons! And my mom, my mother-in-law, me, and my daughter are all big MJ fans!

Mandi Mendelsohn - May 12, 2019 - 10:59 am

I’ve been incredibly blessed with the gift of finding my astranged grandmother. She was the stepmom to my father and the woman who raised him. My mother didn’t like her and never allowed for us to see her following my fathers death as a young man, when I was only one year old. Flash forward to my daughter being only one year old, and I reunited with this loving woman. To imagine someone could “not like her” is a difficult task. She has an outpouring of compassion, inclusivity and family values. It is as though she and I had a biological connection that bound us through the years. We found we both share a passion for sewing, baking and all things creative. We even have the same favorite meal at Panera. Now she is a part of my life and the great grammy to my children. She is the matriarch of our family and it is as though no time was lost. This mother’s day I’m grateful for second chances and for the love of a grandmother.

Sarah Harris - May 12, 2019 - 10:54 am

My mom is literally my best friend. If I’m ever having a bad day or good news I always can’t wait to share it with her. I wish I had known what I know now when I was a teenager and cherished our relationship all along. I truly don’t know what I would do without my mom.

They don’t give you a manual for motherhood but they give you a mom to call on for advice when you just don’t know what to do.

Vicki McCullouch - May 12, 2019 - 10:42 am

I am lucky enough to have a mom and a mother in law who adore my daughter. My MIL has “grandma rules and mom rules.” When moms around, she tells all the kids that “mom rules are in effect when mom is here.” I 100% appreciate that she spoils the kids rotten, but has taught them to respect the boundaries that I set when I’m there. Thank you to all the moms!

Adrea Biesiadecki - May 12, 2019 - 10:36 am

My Mother was in my life, but I was raised by my Father, and Grandma. I lost my Grandma 15 years ago, and lost my Father 7 months ago. Fortunately I was blessed with an amazing group of friends who’s Morhers made positive impacts in my life. Wonderful Aunts, and an Amazing Mother in-law that has taught me so much. Mother’s come in many different forms! Sometimes they’re yours, sometimes they’re someone else’s. But, they are all around us, and we can learn something from them all💕

Suzy Stewart - May 12, 2019 - 10:19 am

I have many special mothers in my life and i hope all of them have a very special mothers day

Staci Bachuss - May 12, 2019 - 10:19 am

How lucky was I to be blessed with such a beautiful, caring, giving, selfless woman as my mother?! I thank the Lord for her every day. She has taught me so many things in life, but above all, to put God, family, and loved ones first. She’s someone that I aspire to be like. I don’t know what I would do without her!

Erica Leach - May 12, 2019 - 10:16 am

My mother had a difficult marriage, but she never complained. She is resilient, kind, so willing to give of what she has to others without recognition. Her example of Christ-like service and love to others is what stands out to me the most. I only hope I emulate the same love and service as she does! I love you, Mom!

Jessica Fields - May 12, 2019 - 10:16 am

Happy Mother’s Day Ladies we love our MJ thank y’all for being so awesome

Kyndal Nipper - May 12, 2019 - 10:14 am

My mom is so incredibly strong! She worked her tail off as a single mom of two kids for the majority of mine and my brother’s childhood. She strived to give us all the things we needed and has always pushed us to dream big and work hard for our goals! Now she’s an incredible Gigi to my daughter who just turned 1. We are so blessed and thankful to have her in our lives!

Sunshine Bourque - May 12, 2019 - 10:11 am

My mom is one of the most giving people you will ever meet. She lives in a tiny, economically disadvantaged area where she voluntarily serves as the mayor. She has worked tirelessly for several years to win grants to bring redevelopment to their area so that the children will have better lives and more advantages than those before them.

Places to Go, People to See

Are you seeking a little sunshine? Heading for the slopes?  Ready for a little getaway? Whether it is five miles up the road or an adventure to a distant destinations, there is nothing we love more than a little vacay to take you away from the everyday. With spring break just around the corner, we’re ready to spend some time feeding that wanderlust bug.

No matter what your age, there is truly something amazing about reading or seeing a destination in a book or online and then seeing it come to life. As you know, prints and patterns color our world here at Matilda Jane and we can’t help but correlate that with the colorful life that is brought through one’s adventures in the world! 

Our design team brought out all the stops when it came to our newest March release. From beautiful blooming pieces for just about everyone in the family, to everything you could possibly need poolside, these looks will be as timeless as the places you will take them. Oh, and how perfectly do they compliment those oh so amazing travel pieces from our February release? One must travel in style, after all.😉 

Today we share few tips and tricks to help make your next adventure simply a breeze…

1. Give yourself time. Our number one tip – giving yourself extra time will give you peace of mind when it comes to traveling.  Give yourself time to plan. Give yourself time to pack.  And definitely, give yourself time when hitting the road or traveling to the airport.  Aaaand, you know us, we love to be a little unpredictable…so leave a little room for the unexpected.  Sometimes life just calls for a wrong turn, the scenic route or even cake for breakfast!

2. It’s game time. I think Mary Poppins says it best, “In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun.”  One way to make planning fun is to turn packing into a game. A packing checklist is always the perfect way to make sure nothing is left behind and we’ve designed a pretty printable to help you with just that. Set your packing game to fun tunes and let their imaginations swirl about the fun coming with their upcoming adventure.  This not only helps them in the future (boy do they grow up fast, I’m not crying…you’re crying), but it also helps prevent anxious feelings they might have by allowing them to help prep for a big trip. 

Another way to engage with your littles before you leave would be to help them learn about the adventure that awaits by reading a story about your destination. Older children can be more involved in the planning process by doing their own research and sharing their thoughts on places to see and things to try.  Use our bucket list printable to capture their trip daydreams.  And, don’t forget to countdown! Nothing creates more excitement than the use of a calendar or something crafty to countdown the your departure.  The days before the trip can be just as magical and fun as they imagine the adventures that await.

Pro Tip: Bring your packing list with you on your trip to make sure all of your items make it back home. 

3. Be prepared. Traveling with kiddos keeps you on your toes, am I right!? Well, this is where it is always a good idea to evaluate and see just what might be your lifesavers during your commute. You never know when you are going to need to pull out a wardrobe change, snack, travel games or a sweet snuggly to turn a frown upside down.  We love the idea of pulling together a travel kit for each child complete with their favorite snacks, games and activities that they can grab when they need it – another great way to foster independence during your trip.  No matter the age, having a quick favorite snack and easy travel activity is a must and will help make the trip that much smoother.  

4. Less is more. One of the things that we love most about the collections our designers dream up are the possibilities for dressing your cuties from their bows to their toes. One of our favorite packing tips is to select pieces that can be mixed and matched throughout the trip to create new outfits.  Add in accessories and layering pieces to create even more variety and to manage those changing temperatures on planes, after a long day in the sun and in restaurants.  Whether it’s for you or your little one, the ability to create multiple looks is the key to traveling light and having everything you need. 

Pro Tip: Rolling, not folding will definitely maximize your space, minimize wrinkles and leave extra room for those fancy little finds that might make it home. 

5. Enjoy the ride! There is nothing as special than making memories with the ones you love. Don’t forget to relish all the little in-between moments as you lose your head in the clouds of your adventure. The memories you make on your trip will be cherished by you and your children for a lifetime.  To capture all the great stories, we’ve included a journal printable for your little one to write or draw about their adventures during your trip (another great way to keep the littles engaged during any downtime).

So as you escape the ordinary for the extraordinary, we hope these little nuggets of knowledge and pretty printables help you and your loved ones travel with ease. We can’t wait to see your plans come to life in your upcoming getaways and be sure to have your cuties share their memories with our journal printable using #matildajaneadventures as a lucky few will win a travel bundle for their next adventure. Will you be one of the lucky few??

Ciao for now, 

 

     
MJC - May 6, 2019 - 2:50 pm

Hi Brittany! This contest has finished, but please feel free to post and tag us! We love seeing the pictures! ~Kate

Brittany - April 8, 2019 - 10:24 pm

Is this contest still going on? My daughter had a blast coloring her printable, even if she doesn’t stay inside the lines yet. Should I just tag you on IG? Thank you in advance!

Emily - March 19, 2019 - 3:07 pm

How long is the contest for? Our big family trip isn’t until June! 🙂

Puddles of Fun!

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…

it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”

~ Vivian Greene

‘Tis the season for rain, snow, warm, cold.. mix and repeat. Oh Mother Nature, just a day can entirely change our wardrobe choices (cue all those MJ layering looks 😉). This weather definitely keeps life exciting, especially with littles in the house with their eager sense of adventure and boundless energy. Sometimes staying snuggled up and at home might seem a bit confining, but never fear, we’ve got some fun ways to embrace these weather events with puddles of fun!

  • Treasure Hunt… Who doesn’t love a good scavenger hunt?! You can plan this activity in a variety of ways – hunt for colors of the rainbow that lead to a pot of gold or write silly clues that lead to your kiddo’s favorite thing hiding in the house. With just a little prep work, a scavenger hunt can engage little minds and develop their inner Nancy Drew.

  • Let’s get crafty (and dance)… if there is one thing we know about keeping a little one busy, a craft is in for the win! And when you add a little dance party at the end, it is twice as fun. All you need is a toy ring and some ribbon to get the party started. Once your cutie has found the ribbons they fancy, simply tie them to the ring. Now, grab those rainbow ribbon dancers, your favorite tunes and find an open and safe space to dance their little hearts out with a game of freeze dance. Just one rule, freeze like a statue when the music is paused. To challenge them, play with the music volume and their levels of movement.  Giving them different tasks keeps them on their toes and engaged with the game (if the music is quiet, have them dance low to the ground; if the music is louder, have them dance high in the sky).
  • MJC Pretty Printables… We crafted these pretty printables with your cuties in mind. They are great for rainy days, quiet time or just to keep your kiddos away from the screen. These printables are also a great tool to keep your littles occupied while you shop the day away at your MJC trunk show with your favorite TK. Can you think of a better way to hang with your favorite people, do a little shopping and cozy up all at the same time?! Click here to snag yours today.

  • When in doubt, bake it out… Some of my favorite times growing up have been centered at the heart of the home, the kitchen! In my family, food and cooking were as necessary as breathing. Cooking creates memories that last a lifetime. So pull out your aprons and get cooking on some rainbow themed baking.  Start with your favorite cake, pancake or cupcake mix.  Divide your batter once prepared and use multi-hued food coloring to turn the colorful fun.

  • Jump on in… Like Vivian Greene says in her quote above, it’s all about learning to dance in the rain. Our designers crafted our pretty rain pieces with twirling and playing in mind. They worked hard to create pieces that look good, feel good and hold up to everyday play. So, get outside in your favorite rain jacket, umbrella and wellies to jump in on the fun.

  • Fort Fun… I think we all have memories of building fantastic forts growing up as kids. They had to be just right and stocked full of pillows, blankets, flashlight and snacks. What better way to relive this adventure than with your little ones. Use your Matilda Jane blankets and quilts to design pretty, patterned creations – forts never looked so good!

Don’t let cabin fever set in when the weather is grim. These activities might just be the perfect way to add a little homemade sunshine to a cloudy day!  Be sure to tag us at #matildajane as you bring these rainy day adventures to life in your own home.

Ciao for now,