This Website Is Like the Warby Parker of Kids’ Clothes Shopping
Hell hath no fury like a child forced to try on clothing in a store. Those who have had to take children on shopping trips know all too well the terror of getting a kid to try on a pair of pants when they really, really don’t want to. But a new subscription box service, launching today, aims to help parents make shopping easier than ever.
Rockets of Awesome not only has a name that kids will be stoked about, but clothes that parents will love, too. They’re a clothing subscription service, and each box — delivered right to your doorstep! — includes 12 items of clothing. They have offerings for boys and girls, with sizes ranging from 2-14 and prices from $12-$36. Like a few other mail-order companies (we’re thinking Warby Parker), you get sent a whole bunch of options, you pick what you want to keep, pay for those and send the rest back. A box is mailed out four times (once every season) to make sure parents never have to drag children through the mall again.
But the coolest part about this whole thing is that the service is completely customizable. Parents answer questions about their kids’ style preferences — color, fit, likes, dislikes and wardrobe needs — and a personal shopper will pick out items from the Rockets of Awesome selection.
The site is live now and ready to solve all your back-to-school shopping woes. As for us, we’re just trying to figure out how to fit into a kid’s size 14 — there’s a silver bomber jacket with our name on it.
(h/t TechCrunch; Photos via Rockets of Awesome)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!