Empowering Girls: Spotlight on hey Lucy Jane

I am a strong advocate for letting kids choose what toys they want to play with and not labeling them as “girly” or “for boys only”. Kids should feel empowerment, building their confidence through the choices that they make. This also applies to how they want to dress.

I am very excited to introduce Lori Grow, the owner and creator of hey Lucy Jane, who is helping to empower little girls.


The inspiration for hey LUCY JANE and for the products we sell, first came from my frustration over the available clothing items for my two little girls, as well as the saturation of princesses in mainstream clothing stores. I was constantly finding myself drifting into the boys section of stores and wondering why they get all the cool shirts. I was also frustrated as to why we were constantly teaching our little girls to worship princesses. I understand that little girls are cute, sweet, and pretty as a princess – but shouldn’t we also be teaching them that they are brave, tough, strong, tenacious, athletic, and fearless as well? My goal is that these shirts are not only something neat to wear, but collaboration with other organizations to empower girls at a young age.


About Lori:

I was born and raised in Huber Heights, Ohio and graduated from Miami University with a degree in Secondary Math Education. From there I spent a few years in Chicago before getting married and moving to San Diego. My husband and I lived in Ocean Beach (a small beach community) for 8 years! I continued to teach high school math and coach basketball and cross country until I became a mom. Both of our girls were born in California, but we have recently relocated to Nashville, Tennesee to be closer to our extended family.

Check out all the products at heyLucyJane.com and follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

In celebration of Child Life Month, Lori will be giving away one “Brave” or “Strong” t-shirt to a lucky winner. Check out the original post “Accessorizing Your Tough Little Girl: Giveaway” to enter.

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Accessorize Your Tough Little Girl: Giveaway

Do you have a “tough” girl who can play hard and still rock a bow? Then we have the perfect duo giveaway for you!

In spirit of Child Life Month we have teamed up with hey Lucy Jane and Plum Polka Dot to offer a fun giveaway to accessorize your tough little girl.

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Winner will receive a $20 store credit at Plum Polka Dot and a choice of one “Tough” or “Brave” t-shirt from hey Lucy Jane.

Choose one or more ways to enter!

1. Like and comment below on something that empowers you.

2. On Facebook: Like Plum Polka Dot and leave a comment about the #ChildLifeGiveaway

3. On Facebook: Like Child Life Mommy and leave a comment on the post

4. On Instagram: Follow @heyLucyJane @PlumPolkaDot & @ChildLifeMommy, Leave a comment on post and tag a friend

5. On Twitter: Follow, Like and RT post to @heyLUCYJANETees and @ChildLifeMommy

Good Luck! Winner will be chosen on 3/20/15

Be sure to check the guest spotlight posts this week on hey Lucy Jane and Plum Polka Dot.

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Every Child is a Superhero: Spotlight and Giveaway from Pip and Bean



Don’t we all have great memories of jumping off couches or swing sets with our superhero powers? Maybe we improvised with a blanket tied around our neck while we captured the bad guys and saved the world.

Maybe you relate superheroes with the kids you work with at school, daycare or the hospital. The ones battling real life challenges of stress, illness and loss.

Play is powerful for kids and enhancing with props or an “imagination’s sidekick” makes it that much more magical.

I would like to introduce Pip and Bean that help to create that magic.

pipandbeanlogoPip and Bean is a family owned business run by Alyssa and Brian Wolfe. Alyssa is the creative force behind their product line of personalized superhero capes and Brian is the number cruncher. We began making capes in 2009 after a birthday present to a friend turned into half a dozen orders and then an Etsy shop. Imagination and creativity are at the core of every Pip and Bean product but we don’t just create costumes, we make superheroes.

Click here to check out the amazing capes, costumes and masks.

Follow Pip and Bean on FacebookInstagram and their Etsy Shop.

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Get a chance to win a Personalized Superhero Cape or two Blank Reversible Capes.


Choose one more ways to enter to win!

1. Like the post and leave a comment below about who’s your superhero

2. On Facebook “Like” Child Life Mommy‘s page and comment on post about who’s your superhero

3. On Facebook “Like” Pip and Bean‘s page and leave a comment about the #ChildLifeGiveaway

4. On Instagram follow @ChildLifeMommy and @pip_and_bean, share the pic and tag us both.

Good Luck! The winner will be announced 3/13/15.

Shipped to U.S. residents only.