Christine Koh

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I'm Christine Koh, a music and brain neuroscientist turned multimedia creative. I'm the founder + editor of Boston Mamas, co-author of Minimalist Parenting, co-host of the Edit Your Life podcast, and creative director at Women Online. Drop me a line; I'd love to chat about how we can work together!

Everyone Loves a Parade

parade_bean.jpgToday, Tracy reports on Parade Organics – a baby clothing line that’s simple, understated, and perfectly fitting for baby, both comfort-wise and through its moniker inspired themes. Read on for her review, as well as to learn how to win a Parade Organics lounge set!
“Before the arrival of our third child, I did something I swore I would never do: I bought an outfit for our unborn baby as a gift. I’ve always thought that this was just overkill, really, and especially so with a third baby and piles of hand me downs at the ready. But when I saw the Bean baby lounge set by Parade Organics in a local shop, I caved.

From the time we told our boys that we were expecting baby number 3, and showed them a textbook picture of what the baby looked like (at that time “no bigger than a jellybean”), this baby’s nickname has been, “the bean.” The nickname was so popular that I was a little concerned that the baby’s real name wouldn’t stick! That’s why I felt compelled to get the lounge set when I saw it.

Like many mamas today, I’m drawn towards anything organic, natural, and environmentally friendly, so when I saw organic on the tag, I looked the makers up online. I learned that Parade Organics is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, with an online retail presence and excellent international shipping policies. Featuring kimono style onesies, t-shirts, lounge sets, and knotted baby caps, Parade Organics truly is a parade of understated style for wee ones. Plus, orders arrive in a small, reusable canvas tote bag, which makes them a lovely shower gift as well.

If your resident “bump-maker” already has a nickname, or even if the moniker didn’t come until after birth, I bet there’s a t-shirt for your little one here. Everything from sweet pea, pumpkin, and peanut to sunshine, pickle, and bean are printed on the shirts in simple type and understated style. Cut generously in the seat, Parade’s line of lounge sets also offers the promise that the pants will fit comfortably over a cloth diaper – no small feat, I assure you.

This outfit was our daughter’s “first day wear” outfit. And we’re thrilled that our little bean is finally here!”

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THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED
Congrats to winner Erin M.!
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Now, want to win a Parade Organics lounge set*? Here’s how:

  • Visit the Parade Organics shop, then email contests@bostonmamas.com (with ‘Parade’ in the subject), and tell us which Parade product you’d love to get for your little one.

  • One entry permitted per person; US & Canada entrants welcome to enter.

  • Entry period closes at midnight EST, Thursday, September 4, 2008.

    *The winner will receive a lounge set of their choice of size/style (subject to availability)!


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