Blog Posts

May 19, 2016
We’re currently at that wonderful time of year when it’s almost summertime, but we’re still caught in the rainy days of spring. Depending where we live, we enjoy a few rainy days scattered amongst warm, sunny days. A rainy day, especially when you’ve enjoyed several nice days in a row, can certainly throw a wrench in things; but it doesn’t have to.
Writing from personal experience, when I make things available to my boys, they’re much less likely to spend a rainy day on the couch and more likely to get up and do something.
May 14, 2016
This past week, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published two recalls that could effect #RheaLanas families; one for the Twin Go Baby Carrier and one for Hobby Lobby Rattles.
 
May 12, 2016
Purchasing secondhand clothing is such fun: the ability to find clothes at a lower price is efficient for our finances and our time. Buying clothing for children is especially thrilling since we are lucky if the kids stay the same size for even one school year. The next time you’re ready to shop for more clothes for your growing children, look for these elements to help make the most of their wardrobe, and extend the life of each piece.
May 6, 2016
Most parents know that the more time we can spend reading to our kids and the more access they have to books the better off they will be academically.
A 2014 study found that having books at home was a strong predictor of children’s academic success across 42 countries studied. The presence of more books was particularly important in lower-income households.
Apr 28, 2016
If you’re like me, most of the pictures you have of your kids these days are blurred snaps from your smartphone. When I do remember to get my “big” camera out, I usually take about a thousand photos just to get one or two good ones. And when I say “good,” I am talking about Facebook- or blog-post worthy, but probably not framing on the wall-worthy. Getting kids to cooperate for photos is hard enough without having that Pinterest image in your head taunting you.
Apr 15, 2016
Moms, tell me this has happened to you too. You stand, surveying your closet that is brimming with clothing, shoes, accessories and you think, “I have nothing to wear.” Take that frustration and multiply it times ten and you will understand what it can be like to shop for boys.  Whether you’re a new boy mom or a bit more broken in, you likely know that feeling of walking into a children’s clothing store or department and seeing racks and racks of pink and purple with only a slim section dedicated to the boys.
Mar 4, 2016
Consigning at Rhea Lana’s is definitely worth the work that goes into it, but there are some things you can do through the year and during sale time to make the whole process easier for yourself.
Keeping Organized
One of the things that makes it easier to do your consigning is if you sort and organize clothes, toys, shoes and other items through the year. Keep a box or bag in your child’s closet – ideally with some extra hangers – where you can toss clothes and shoes as they outgrow them.
Jan 24, 2016
Rhea Lana's is a proud member of We Make It Safer, valuing children's safety across the nation.  Part of our pledge in making it safer is promising all merchandise at Rhea Lana events has been checked for recalls.  Being a resource for moms, we want to share our knowledge with you. Below you will find information about the most recent recall update we received on infant car seats.
Jan 22, 2016
All consignors who ACTUALLY ENJOY the process have a few things in common. You don’t have to be a SUPERWOMAN to get it all done, just get a few things in order and you’ll be happy you started the process.
Dec 1, 2015
In the spirit of Christmas and Thanksgiving, we wanted to share this very sweet story with all of our friends.   It is a reminder to us that kids do make a difference!!