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  • DIY Trailblazer Costumes for Your Little Ones

    Hey Moms and Dads! Halloween is almost here, and if you have not yet sorted out your littles' costumes, have no fear! One of our go-to mom bloggers, Shakira Patterson of Occasions by Shakira, whipped up some clever and inspiring costumes for her little ones, using our Trailblazer sweatshirts and ...
  • World Humanitarian Day: 10 Real Life Heroes To Discover

    Every year, World Humanitarian Day is dedicated to recognizing humanitarians and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes. Humanitarians are all around us and take many forms, whether they are doctors, aid workers, librarians, individuals or organizations. And this year the...
  • How to Raise a Reader

    As we gear up for the Back To School season, we are thinking about the power of reading and the importance it plays in our children's education and their growing imaginations. But with a seemingly limitless amount of books out there, where do you even start? We're turning to our friend Janssen Br...
  • The Best Ways To Discover Your Local Parks

    This July, we are celebrating Park and Recreation Month and who better to turn to for advice than Preethi Harbuck, the blogger behind Local Passport Family and a mother of 5 who spends her time globetrotting through parks with her family? Preethi has all the expert advice on finding and navigatin...
  • Women to Watch this Olympics

    Every four years the world watches as groups of the greatest athletes gather to compete. Who will be the fastest? The Strongest? The most acrobatic? And though this year's games have had their share of controversy we'll still have the opportunity to gather around and tune in as the athleticism un...
  • Meet 10 Founding Mothers: Women Who Shaped Our Nation

    You know the Founding Fathers. They're on our currency, their faces etched onto mountains, and legacies documented and taught in textbooks – with good reason. But what about the women who shaped our nation? Their names are less familiar and their stories are less shared, but these inspiring women...
  • 7 Fun (And Easy) DIY Activities To Keep Your Kids Entertained This Summer

    School's out and summer is officially in session! And while we're thrilled that our little ones are getting some much-deserved down time after miraculously surviving a year of hybrid-learning, the summer break can be somewhat daunting as a parent. How on Earth will we fill up all this free time? ...
  • Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Raising A Transgender Child

    I believe parenting is like the sport of curling. We as parents and caregivers are the sweepers in front of the stone; the stones, of course, are our children. They are the ones with the momentum. We try to sweep the path in front of them to prevent them from hitting a divot or hurdle. However, those bumps are where our children learn about resilience and reality. No parent can or should stop their kids from experiencing these pitfalls, as this is where we all grow.
  • May Reading Roundup: Books on AAPI Heritage, Mental Health Awareness, and more!

    There's so much to celebrate this month! From Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month to Mental Health Awareness Month, this May is full of important initiatives — and learning opportunities for our little ones. To help facilitate these conversations, we've rounded up some book recomme...
  • Five Questions With 'Everyday Reading' Blogger Janssen Bradshaw

    Welcome back to another installment of 'Five Questions With,' an interview series where we chat with some of our favorite moms in the Piccolina community and beyond! Today we're excited to share an interview with Janssen Bradshaw, former librarian turned creator of Everyday Reading, a blog dedica...
  • Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Mom-Approved Styles From Piccolina

    Mother's Day is nearing, and if you're on the hunt for the perfect gift, look no further! We've pulled together our best-selling women's styles and some brand NEW launches that Mom will love. For The Cozy Homebody Mom Featuring our best-selling Trailblazer prints, our adult long johns come in rep...
  • Shop These Teacher-Approved Picks For Teacher Appreciation Week

    Teachers serve a pivotal role in our children's lives. They spend almost every day with our little ones, helping to shape and mold them into the adults they will one day be. Pandemic aside, our teachers are always going the extra mile to take care of their students, often paying for school suppli...
  • Easy Earth Day Resources and Activities For Kids and Families

    Earth Day is coming up next week, serving as an opportunity to reflect on our impact on the natural world around us, and teach our little ones to do the same. Since launching back in 1970, the official Earth Day organization works to "build a historic movement when citizens of the world will rise...
  • Thank You For Helping Us Feed 21,000 Children in NYC!

    At Piccolina, our mission to empower goes beyond clothing. That's why we partner with non-profit organizations working on the ground to empower and educate children in at-risk communities across the globe. Today, we are celebrating a particularly special partnership with our friends at City Harve...
  • WATCH: Celebrating The Life and Career of Trailblazer Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    Women's History Month might be coming to a close today, but as usual, we'll be talking about history's fiercest ladies year round. It's just what we do! But March is extra special for us, because it marks the birthday of one of our favorite Trailblazers – and we're pretty big on birthdays around ...
  • Gift Guide: Shop From These Spring-Inspired Piccolina Styles To Fill Your Little Ones' Easter Baskets This Year!

    Spring has sprung and Easter is right around the corner. Whether you celebrate the holiday or are just feeling the joy of Spring, we're rounding up some of our favorite styles to fill your basket and ring in the new season. From new themed prints to vibrant Trailblazer tees, there's something for...
  • 10 Fun DIY Activities For Spring Break At Home With Kids From Our Friends At The Sitter Club

    It's that time of year again! Though school still looks very different for many of us one year into this pandemic, Spring Break is arriving soon with a week-long reprieve for our little ones. Often a precursor to summer, Spring Break typically serves as the perfect excuse to get out of town, with...
  • 10 Kid-Approved Books To Check Out For Women’s History Month Curated By Madison’s Magical Library

    The Women's History Month celebrations continue! In fact, you could say we celebrate year round here at Piccolina. After all, lifting up Trailblazing women in history is kind of our thing. This week we're thrilled to partner with Madison's Magical Library to bring you 10 kid-approved books to rea...
  • Kicking Off Women’s History Month and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month with NEW Trailblazer Helen Keller

    This month is doubly special as we celebrate both Women's History Month and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month! And what better way to kick things off than with Helen Keller, one of our newest Trailblazers? Our fellow parents reading this no doubt know who Helen Keller is as we all grew u...
  • How To Continue Black History Teachings Year-Round

    Black History Month comes to a close this weekend and with that, we're thinking about how we can continue these conversations with our little ones year-round. For parents who may be thinking the same, we've put together some ideas to foster these conversations with resources from our friends at T...
  • Black Mom Bloggers To Follow and Support On Instagram

    This Black History Month, as we reflect on Trailblazers throughout history, it's important to take a look around our present too. Who are we celebrating in our own lives and communities? Who are we listening to and supporting? If you're reading this blog, you're likely already in tune with divers...
  • Celebrating Black Trailblazers From History Part 2 (With More Books and Free Downloadable Coloring Pages For Kids!)

    Last week we shared some of our favorite Black Trailblazers in history, from civil rights icon Rosa Parks to our new Madame Vice President Kamala Harris. This week, the celebrations continue with even more Trailblazing women, including four brand new faces to the collection! We're back with more ...
  • Celebrating Black Trailblazers From History (With Books and Free Downloadable Coloring Pages For Kids!)

    This Black History Month, we're celebrating the lives and achievements of some of our favorite Black Trailblazers in history - and we invite you and your little ones to come along to learn more about these prolific women! From our new Madame Vice President Kamala Harris to civil rights icon Rosa ...
  • Celebrating Maria Montessori for International Day of Education + Our Favorite Montessori-Based Instagrams To Follow

    This week marks the third annual International Day of Education, a day dedicated to 'the celebration of education's role in peace and development'. Started by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the movement is centered on the idea that "without inclusive...
  • Q&A With Piccolina Artist Shreya Gupta: Introducing Our New Kamala Harris Trailblazer Tee

    Today marks a very historic day for our country. We're not just swearing in a new President and Vice President. Today, for the first time in American history, we are swearing in a woman to be our Vice President - a woman who is also our first Black and first Asian American Vice President. To cele...
  • Trailblazing Kids: Q&A With Kid Activist Cavanaugh Bell

    We're so excited to introduce Trailblazing Kids, a new series highlighting young Trailblazers in the making. Today we're talking to Cavanaugh Bell, a 8 year old anti-bullying activist and founder of non-profit Cool & Dope whose mission is to put an end to bullying by 2030. Cavanaugh spreads p...
  • This is What Kamala Harris’ Historic Win Means to Me as a Black Mom + Lessons I'm Teaching My Children

    By Michelle O'Brian. Tuesday, November 4, 2008, is a day I'll never forget. Barack Hussein Obama defeated John McCain, and for the first time in American history, a Black man became president. I repeat: A Black man became president. After hearing the news, I wept. I watched my father, a 70-year-o...
  • 4 Children’s Books About Kamala Harris To Get Excited About Our First Woman Vice President

    It's no secret that this year's election was one of the biggest political events of our lifetimes. More people voted this year than in any other election in 120 years! *pats back* And citizens' involvement went way past simply casting a ballot – we saw more parents encouraging their kids to parti...
  • The Editor-Approved Kids Holiday Gift Guide 2020

    We asked our friends which Piccolina styles they had on their Christmas wish lists this year and we made you this guide of Editor-approved picks for your little ones! From our new RBG Trailblazer Sweatshirt to our feel-good BLM prints that give back to our non-profit partner National CARES Mentor...
  • Kids Gift Guide 2020: Pair Your Favorite Piccolina Styles With These Empowering Books!

    If you're looking for gifts beyond name-brand toys, this guide is for you! Something we pride ourselves on at Piccolina is using our clothing to provide teachable moments that lay the foundation for lasting interests in a range of important topics, from astrophysics to civil rights. Whether it's ...
  • 9 Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids

    Piccolina's Kids Holiday Gift Guide 2020 It's that time of year! Gift-giving season is in full-swing and we've rounded up the best feminist gift ideas from Piccolina and brands we love to help empower your little ones. From our new Trailblazer themed long johns to coding kits and more educational...
  • Post-Election Reflections: How 7 Kids Hope For The Future

    As we write this now, days before the election, the future is uncertain. When thinking about what today's blog post could be - knowing it would fall just a day after the presidential election - we asked ourselves a lot of questions. What would be appropriate? What feels right? What if things go t...
  • Five Questions With Piccolina Mom and Local Passport Family Blogger Preethi Harbuck

    This week, we're so excited to sit down with one of our favorite moms and content creators, Preethi Harbuck from Local Passport Family. A mom of five, Preethi and her family live life on the road in an RV, traveling across the world and teaching their kids along the way. To date, they've traveled...
  • How To Talk To Your Kids About Voting

    By Amanda Schupak. Americans aren't great at voting. The U.S. has some of the lowest voter turnout rates in the developed democratic world, and young people are especially likely to sit out on Election Day. (For scale: Young voters turned out in comparatively large numbers in the 2016 general ele...
  • Easy DIY Kids Costumes For Halloween

    Halloween is almost here, which feels surreal to even say! Between zoom meetings and virtual classrooms, it hardly feels like we've had any time to even think about costumes yet. But with time moving at seemingly warp speed, we've pulled together some last-minute costume ideas inspired by some of...
  • 5 Tips for Designing Kids Rooms that Promote Self-Expression and Empowerment

    Brought to you by our friends at Crate and Kids. When designing kids rooms, promoting self-expression & empowerment is key. Explore five of our favorite tips for creating kids bedrooms that nurture. As a home and lifestyle brand, Crate and Kids is dedicated to helping parents design creative ...
  • Piccolina Turns One Year Old!

    This Sunday is Piccolina's first birthday, and it's hard to believe we've been in business for an entire year already! We've accomplished so much in a short period of time - and we can't wait to show you what else we have in store for you and your little ones in the months to come. In the meantim...
  • Artist Feature with Alice Potter

    As part of our ongoing blog series of Artist Features, we are profiling the incredible illustrators that help bring Piccolina to life. For our second installment, we talked to Alice Potter, the artist behind many of your favorite Trailblazer portraits like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Frida Kahlo, Jane G...
  • Honoring Our Hero, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    Justice Ginsburg, we want to say thank you! Thank you for being a real life superhero ...for fighting for justice, for our rights and our equality. We hope you know the impact you had on the lives of the little ones and big ones across the country, and even the world!You've paved the way for so m...
  • Introducing The Black Lives Matter Tee

    At Piccolina, we are on a mission to empower today's young girls to become tomorrow's trailblazers and problem solvers. And while we design everything at Piccolina with the intention of showing young girls that there is no limit on what is interesting, aspirational or achievable in life, we know ...
  • Five Questions With Author Chana Ewing

    September always feels like a special month full of promise. It marks the end of summer - a welcome transition into cooler temperatures and rich Fall landscapes - and the excitement of a new school year for our little ones. It also marks the month for many special initiatives like National Hunger...
  • How To Get Involved With National Hunger Month

    Yesterday marked the start of National Hunger Month, a national initiative to encourage people and organizations to stand and take action in the fight against hunger. At Piccolina we never want a child wondering where their next meal may come from, which is why we partnered with City Harvest earl...
  • Artist Feature with Erin Robinson

    Today is an extra-special day for us at Piccolina! Not only are we kicking off the first of our Artist Features, a new blog series where we profile the incredible illustrators that bring Piccolina to life, but it's also the birthday of one of our favorite trailblazers Katherine Johnson! In light ...
  • 6 Books To Teach Your Kids About Voting

    Today marks a very special day in our country’s history as the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted American women the right to vote! This long and hard-fought win came after nearly a century of protests across the country from trailblazing women such as Fran...
  • How To Soak Up The Last of Summer With Your Little Ones

    With summer officially dwindling down, we’ve been thinking about how to soak up these last remaining weeks before it’s back-to-school time for our little ones - even if that “school” is technically our kitchen table and we’re the ones doing the teaching. However, as many of us are on month five o...
  • Five Questions With "Kitchen Scientist" Liz Heinecke

    Welcome to our first edition of Five Questions With, an interview series where we at Piccolina sit down with inspiring women from around the world to answer our burning questions about everything from personal empowerment to parenthood! First up is Liz Heinecke, who you may recognize from our re...
  • How To Talk To Your Kids About Coronavirus

    A global pandemic isn’t something most of us were prepared for as parents. Sure, we already knew we’d need to talk to our kids about bullying and social justice and mental health — but coronavirus feels a whole new level of difficult conversation. From wearing face masks to social distancing, tal...
  • Coming Soon

    To our Piccolina family,

    When we started Piccolina just nine months ago, we couldn’t have imagined just how much we would accomplish in such a short span of time. We’re a small but mighty team of women who believe in creating a better, more just world for future generations.