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Look of the Month: January

Got the New Year’s Resolution Blues? It’s hard to have a “New Year, New You!” with the same old closet of clothes. Luckily, Mama Goose is in a makeover mood, and this month’s model Linnea was happy to play along!

Linnea warmed up to the idea of a makeover in a super cute sporty look featuring a KidPik tee (size 12, new w/tags, $7.95) and Hind leggings (size 10/12, $5.50) with Nike sneaker boots (size $4.95.)

After a good stretch, and the addition of a Nike sweatshirt (size 10, $14.95) she was ready to hit the ground running!

Of course, some occasions call for a little bit more than an athleisure look. Linnea effortlessly explores casual chic in a J.Crew tee (size 12, $5.95) and Gap denim high-waisted trousers (size 10, $9.95) plus a Zara puffer vest (size 12, $17.95) and adorable wedge booties by Toms (size 5, $13.95.)

Totally upping the makeover stakes, Linnea shows off some extra ladylike looks, beginning with the ultimate piece in versatility: a reversible dress! (Emily West, size 10, $8.95) Check out these two-for-one outfits, completed by Arizona leggings (size 10, $1.50) and accompanied by patent leather Doc Martens (size 4.5, $22.95) and hot pink leopard Vans (size 4, $16.95.) It’s double the cuteness!

Why stop at ladylike? Linnea rocked this 77 kids skirt (size 10, $5.95) and Arizona tee (size 10, new w/ tags, $6.95) plus a super cute cat patterned hoodie (Gap, size 12, $8.95.) The trusty black leggings and super rad Doc Martens pull the whole thing together.

Starting the New Year with a fresh new look can change your outlook on… well, everything! Stop by the Goose to get your style on, and be on the lookout for our fresh new Mama as she debuts her new look and a new member of the gosling tribe!

New Year, New You? Starting Small: a New Hobby!

Winter in New York is an absolute wonderland – there’s tons of outdoor activities to choose from, but when the temperature takes a turn for the arctic, you can head inside to warm up and learn something new. With our great selection of new and used toys, games, and books, Mama Goose is the perfect place for your little one to discover their newest hobby. Check out some of the great selection of hobby items we’ve currently got in stock – and January 2nd through January 13th, all toys, games, puzzles, and books are buy two, get the third FREE!

With all the great cooking shows on tv these days, more and more kids are eager to get into the kitchen. But not all parents are ready to turn over control of the stove and oven to their little one. A logical first step? An Easy Bake Ultimate Oven! A stylish upgrade from the Easy Bake so many of us learned on, this is the first to bake without a lightbulb! Your budding Mary Berry will be whipping up bite-sized treats in no time. ($16.99, does not include baking mix)

STEM toys are helping train the next generation of scientists, builders, and coders. This Osmo Base turns screen learning into interactive fun with colorful game pieces and tokens. Paired with Coding Adventures with Awbie, your iPad turns into an awesome game that teaches your child coding fundamentals and computational thinking. ($65, includes iPad base and coding game)

Think your little one is ready to take their building and thinking skills into the 4d world? This wired building kit from Roominate is the ideal toy for the little kid who thinks BIG. This RV building kit allows your child to design, build, wire, and customize their own functioning vehicle – and it really drives!  ($6.99, is missing screwdriver)

Embrace the color and wonder of the art world without the mess and cleanup of painting with this Paper Weaving kit! Your child could discover a lifelong love of weaving and textiles with this Little Hands activity, customizing loomed pictures with colorful strips of paper. Parents, breathe a sigh of relief as your kiddos flex their artistic muscles without staining… anything. ($2.99)

What new hobby will you and your little ones embrace in 2019? These are just a few of the get ways to get started in the new year!

 

Shower the ones you love with holiday gifts from Mama Goose!

Look of the Month: December

The weather outside may be frightful, but the holiday racks at Mama Goose are delightful! We’ve got fancy festive frocks your kids can wear when walking through a winter wonderland.  This month’s models, Gillian and Leo, know how to get holiday party ready.  Check it out below:

These two cutie patooties are dressed to the nines!  Gillian slays in a Harajuku mini dress (size 6, $9.95) and red patent leather Mary Janes by Naturino (size 13, $8.95.)  Her tights ($1.95) are just one of many available in our tights bin, but the headband is her own.

And is that a three-piece suit Leo is rocking?  You better believe it is:

Suit (size 2, $12.95) and shoes (size 8, $8.95) by The Children’s Place; plaid buttondown shirt by Gymboree (size 2, $3.50.)  That’s a fine looking fella!

And if you’re the kind of gal, like Gillian, who believes in a mid-party wardobe change, you’re in luck!  Our holiday racks are positively brimming with festive glam, like this Lilly Pulitzer dress (size 6, $13.95)  and lace knee socks ($1.95,) matched with shiny flats (size 13, $5.95.)

Think your kids can bring this level of holiday magic to your season of parties?  Come down to the Goose and check out our seasonal wear.  ‘Tis the season to be fancy, and the Goose can help!  See you soon.

Look of the Month: November (The Gettin’ Cozy Edition!)

‘Tis the season to be cozy! The crisp fall air and changing leaves inspire us to reach for our scarves and sweaters. Layering is the name of the game this November, for grown-ups and goslings alike.

Check out Semaiah and her little brother Carter as they show off how cute and cozy can go from outdoors to indoors in a flash.

Semaiah’s Oilily dress (size 7/8, $11.95) and Mini Boden velour leggings (size 7/8, $1.50) are showcased on our back-by-popular-demand Brands You Love rack. They pair perfectly with baby blue Uggs (size 13, $14.00) and a Bobbie Brooks faux fur shag vest (size 10, $4.95.)  Carter is rocking a Baby Boden long-sleeved tee (size 18 months, $5.95) with cozy Zutano fleece pants ( 18months, new w/tags $7.95) An organic cotton jacket by Earth Creations (size 2, $8.95) and Zutano bear hat (new w/ tags, $3.95) keep him extra warm.

Back inside, Semaiah and Carter soften up their looks with sweaters and slippers.  Semaiah’s mottled duster is by Gracie (size 8, $9.95) and Carter’s owl cowl is by Cherokee (size 18 months, $5.95.)  Semaiah’s monkey slippers are by Garnet Hill (available in size 12 AND 13, $8.95) and Carter’s star booties are by Robeez ($12.95) and they’re snuggled up on one of the many cozy chairs available at Mimi’s Attic!

Are you lacking in layers?  Let the Goose help you stock up, because there’s no such thing as too warm and cozy!

Look of the Month: Halloween Edition!

Happy almost Halloween, goslings and goblins! Are you ready for a night full of candy and costumes? This month’s models certainly are! Meet Penelope and Evangeline, who were kind enough to showcase just a few of our large selection of Halloween costumes. And right now, all costumes and accessories are on sale for 15% off!

First up, the girls go under the sea! Penelope is giving us life as a mermaid (size 6, $7.99), and Evie is serving up warm and fuzzy as the most adorable walrus (size 12 months, $10.95!)  Penny’s mermaid shoes are sold separately as part of a set (3 pairs of princess shoes for $7.99.)

Next up, the cutest woodland creatures you ever did see! Check out Penny the Bear (size 4, $7.95) and Evie the Frog (size 3-6 months, $6.99)!

When it comes to Halloween, there’s always time for clowning around!  Pictured below: Clown dress (size 5, $6.95), tights ($1.95), red fedora ($3.95) and Hanna Andersson clogs (size 11.5, $24.95.)

Do we have the spooky, sassy, fun, and funky looks your kiddos need? Come find out, and happy haunting!

Share the warmth of the season at Mama Goose!

Through October 12th, you can help the students of BJM Elementary by donating your gently-used winter gear – coats, gloves, scarves, boots – right here at Mama Goose! If you buy a coat at the Goose to donate to the drive, you’ll save 20% on all outerwear you purchase! It’s the perfect time to stock up for your goslings and share the warmth with a child in need. BUY A COAT, SHARE THE WARMTH, AND SAVE! 

All donations will go directly to the BJM Coat Swap program, providing much needed winter gear to those who may not otherwise be able to afford it. Shopping feels even sweeter when you’re doing it for a great cause.

Look of the Month: September (Back to School Edition!)

We made it! After months of camp schedules, mosquito bites, and the never-ending search for dry towels, September is here. Once again, those glorious angels of education we call teachers are opening their arms to our kids for another school year.  All we have to do is dress ’em up and drop ’em off!

This month we had a fine looking family of kids to show off how great back to school can look.

Before heading back to school, Lexi, Marcus, Aidan and Lehigh took some time out of their end of summer schedules to show off some back to school looks for us!

Marcus is rocking an OshKosh button-down (size 8, $3.50) with Mini Boden shorts (size 10, $4.95) and autumnal colored New Balance sneakers (size 5, $9.95.) Mixing patterns and colors is a great way to make a fashionable first impression!

 

 

Lexi is pairing a Cherokee dress (size 7/8, $6.95) with a Ralph Lauren sweater (size 6, $6.95) and glittery Stuart Weitzman flats (size 2, $9.95.) Just because you’ve got to go to school, it doesn’t mean you have to dull your sparkle – I mean, check out those shoes!

 

 

Lehigh’s green button-down is by Nautica (size 6, $1.95), his cargo pants are Cat & Jack (size 6, $4.95) and his shoes are Old Navy(size 1, $4.95.) The classic lines and colors of this outfit may say business, but that face is all play!

 

 

Last but not least, Aidan is wearing a Gap polo (size 8, $1.50) and H&M shorts (size 8, $2.95) with Sperry loafers (size 3, $12.95.) This look has that effortless Americana chic that’s perfect for the first day, but harkens back to summer fun on the water and in the sand.

 

 

Of course, no back to school look is complete without a backpack! Pictured below, from left to right: super cool skull and crossbones ($5.95), the perfect bag for your sports nut ($6.95), a precious Pottery Barn unicorn ($9.95) and Buxton knapsack ($6.95.)

What are your kiddos hitting the hallways in? We want to see your first day looks! Read more about our Back to School contest here!

 

BACK-TO-SCHOOL FLASH SALE!

Make sure the goslings are back-to-school ready with great savings at Mama Goose! SAVE 10% ON THE ENTIRE STORE – NO EXCLUSIONS! You’ll save on clothes, shoes, our incredible stock of winter outerwear and boots, and so much more! While you’re in the store, enjoy some refreshments and enter our raffle for a chance to win an incredible gift basket full of products from Mama Goose and our sister store, Mimi’s Attic!
 
This weekend only, September 1-2! We’ll see you at the Goose!

It’s HOT out there, Mama!

With temperatures still high and humidity ever present, movin’ and shakin’ can be uncomfortable for parents and baby alike. Lucky for us, innovations in babywearing and travel accessories have made traveling with baby easier for all parties!

In summer temps, a lighterweight and more breathable carrier is key to happy and healthy babies, and calm and dry parents. Major carrier brands have answered the call with active models that keep baby safe, keep mama or papa cool, and look great doing it.

This lime green ErgoBaby Sport carrier ($40) is made from a poly-cotton blend, giving it a lighter-weight feel without sacrificing durability. This carrier features a vent, allowing more air to circulate around baby, and has a detachable hood to debulk the area around baby’s head. Adjustable to front inward carry, hip carry, and back carry, the ErgoBaby Sport lets baby hit the trails or the aisles of Target with the same ease.

The ErgoBaby Performance Carrier (in grey, $80) is the ultimate carrier for super active moms and dads. Featuring a lightweight fabric with mesh lining, it’s ideal for outdoor sports and activities. Its durable, water-repellant outer layer provides protection from the elements and the contoured shoulder straps keep baby close. This is the ideal carrier to explore the gorges and hiking trails of the beautiful Finger Lakes!

Hitting the beach? This Boba Air carrier ($35) is super portable and breathable in all the right places! Made from an ultralight nylon material, the carrier is self storing and super easy to wipe clean. Toss this right into your backpack or beach bag, and your little one can nap or nurse on the go with ease. Any mess shakes or wipes right off and boom – back into your bag it goes!

But what about when your little one is travelling on wheels? How do you keep baby from becoming a sweaty mess while riding in the stroller or car seat?

On the left, Manito’s Breathe 3D Mesh insert for stroller or car seat ($15) is designed to keep cool air in in the summer, and warm air in the winter. Incredibly easy to install, it is cushioned throughout to keep baby extra comfy and cool.

On the right, this Meeno Babies Cool Mee car seat liner ($1.99) promotes airflow between your child’s body and their seat. Removable and easy to wash, Cool Mee car seat liners come with an velcro-adjustable headpiece that allows for horizontal or vertical orientation – whatever suits your gosling and their seat best!

Stay cool out there, mamas (and papas)!