Teaching our kids to embrace their inner geek

IMG_8661 copy.JPGI have always been a weirdo.

From an early age, I have loved horror & sci-fi movies, monsters, magic, and make believe. I loved super heroes and villains, and fell in love with characters from books & TV shows.

And that is why I love any brand that encourages children to embrace their inner geek & explore their interests, and Deboop Shop is a favorite of mine! My son was playing with his masks earlier this week & I decided I needed to write up a post showcasing this brand’s radness! Ran by Kelly & Nell, a mother daughter team, they make play masks and more to encourage young children to pretend play as their favorite characters – from Doctor Who to Wonder Woman, from Minions to Hello Kitty inspired masks, they have something for every young (and young at heart!) geek to wear to their next Comic Con they attend.


They also take custom requests and can design masks specific to your kiddo’s tastes – like my Mon-stor masks they designed, shown above! You can follow them on Facebook & Instagram to see more, or browse their shop, too. My son is a huge Doctor Who nerd, and I ordered him the Cyberman & 10th Doctor masks for Christmas when he was younger. Still a huge favorite toy & he and his bestie wore them to the KC Comic Con a few years ago! Having a collection of masks of characters he loves helped my son feel confident in his interests & share them with his friends – these masks inspired many hours of pretend play, dress up & role playing when my son was younger!

I think allowing dress up & pretend play at all ages teaches kids to embrace their interests, and to be confident in sharing their passions with others. ♥


My son has quite a few in addition to his Doctor Who set & at 11 years old, actually still enjoys them! He & his friends still dress up in his Deboop Shop masks & capes from Halloween costumes of the past before Nerf wars & hide and seek championships. So whether you have toddlers or pre-teens, Kelly & Nell have masks for every age & stage of pretend play. I can’t wait until Zoey is a little older and I can order her all kinds of masks for dress up! ♥ I think I am definitely going to add this one to her dress up box:


This post is in no way sponsored – just sharing some products I love from one parent to another! Pop over to their shop and check it out, and tell me your favorite mask in the comments!


Maker Made Monday: Wicked Good Vibes

I love color. I love meaningful & mindful clothing for kids. I love ethical businesses. So, when I found Wicked Good Vibes, it’s no surprise that I totally fell in love with their Storenvy shop & every single one of their products!


Wicked Good Vibes is an ecofriendly, affordable clothing brand for the entire family that hand paints & screen prints each shirt with earth-friendly water based inks, based out of Wisconsin.


And can we just take a moment to admire that WGV just GETS life as a mom?  Their “coffee makes the world go ’round” sweater is proof enough that just get it. I’m pretty sure me & the geniuses behind Wicked Good Vibes should be besties.


To get a daily dose of cuteness & fashion ideas for your little model-in-the-making, definitely be sure to follow Wicked Good Vibes on Instagram & Facebook.

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What makers are you currently digging? Link me to their shops or social media accounts in the comments so I can check them out!