Summer is officially here! As parents we often have mixed emotions about summer. Love being more carefree and less scheduled, but also sometimes challenging to create the structure that our children need!   I think there is an adjustment period for parents of school age children as we ease into the new routine, camp schedule, or no schedule at all. We have had 2 weeks of summer in our house so far and are getting into a bit of a rhythm. The library is our new favorite place and my kids have loved pouring themselves into some new books.  I... Read More

Reading Aloud

Reading together is always a favorite time at our house.  Some of the best bonding that I have with my kids is reading aloud to them at bedtime.  Of course we all read to our kids when they are little, but there is something so special about enjoying longer books together as they get older.  These books sometimes take weeks to read.  Some of the timeless choices that we have read are Tumtum and Nutmeg for younger kids, the Hank Zipzer series for kids 1st-3rd grade, The Secret Garden for kids 3rd and 4th grade, and Harry Potter for older kids. I am... Read More


The Myself Belts office just discovered a website that we LOVE!  We thought we would share our find with you.  Have you heard of Frecklebox?  It is a a great online store for that perfect, memorable gift for a young child.  Great gifts for baby, toddler, or elementary age child.  Whether it is a personalized book, binder, stickers, or lunchbox, or something decorative for their room, the options on Frecklebox are adorable.  A unique, thoughtful gift, what’s better than that? Happy Shopping!

A Wider Reach

When we invented Myself Belts many years ago, it was to help my typical potty training toddler. We knew, however, at that time that the innovative belt closure could benefit a wider group of people with many types of challenges. The fact that Myself Belts has helped the special needs community is one of the most meaningful things in running our business. Whether it is someone in the autism community, CP, downs syndrome, or a congenital issue that has affected hand function, Myself Belts has made dressing easier. We have loved hearing from parents whose children and teenagers who have... Read More

Money, Money, Money

School is back in session and we are all getting back to our routines. My kids have been talking about allowance and although the routine of this often comes and goes, we are going to try to stick with it this time! Here are some tips I have about allowance that have worked for my family. 1) My experience as a parent has been to have a given allowance for each child depending on their age. Perhaps a toddler or preschooler gets $1, older school age child $3, and teenager $5. We post their name and allowance per week on... Read More


Myself Belts has entered the world of Pinterest!  We love having a place to share boards about our favorites in fashion, products, room decor, and more.  Some of our quotes in our Inspiration Board our amazing and reading them is a great way to start your day off on a positive note.  We also have a board with some of our favorite books including Princess and The Potty by Wendy Cheyette Lewison, a must-read if you have potty training struggles.  Please share in our excitement and follow Myself Belts on Pinterest!

Photo Shoot Fun!

We had a photo shoot last week and as always it was a blast! It is so fun to see new styles being worn by adorable children. The energy of the shoot was great and Kristin Scully captured some great shots! Here are some “behind the scenes” shots. Stay tuned for the new pics on our website!

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The winning gifts!

So the holiday season has ended, whew, tiring but fun!  I love giving gifts and seeing if I got it right.  The challenge is trying to think of fun gifts that will be long-lasting, and that they won’t tire of after a few weeks.  I thought that I would share the winners from this holiday season.  The gifts that brought the biggest smiles from the kids in my life.   The first is Buckyballs.  These are tiny, strong magnets that have occupied many hours of fun in my house.  Definitely a choking hazard so I wouldn’t recommend them for kids under... Read More