Monthly Archives: September 2010

Kid’s Shoes: Is it Better to Spend More or Less?

If you’re a mom, you know how fast kids go through shoes. It seems like once they hit the age where they are able to go outside and play on their own, you can’t keep a decent pair of shoes on their feet. So, what options do you have? You either purchase cheap shoes because you know your kid will need another pair in a month, or you buy more expensive ones and hope they last longer. So, is it better to spend more or less?

The truth is kids outgrow shoes fast. However, many kids tear their shoes up before they even get a chance to outgrow them. Before you run out and buy new shoes, it helps to take a look at how your children treat the pairs they already have. Simple things that kids don’t think about tear shoes up. Is your daughter stopping her bike with her feet? Does your son play a lot of sports? All these things affect how long your child’s shoes last. If your child does things that will tear his sneakers up fast, then talk to him about it. More than likely, he doesn’t even realize he’s doing it, and maybe he can stop. If your kids are gentle with their shoes, it may be worth spending more money on higher-quality shoes that will last longer.

Since old habits Since old habits die hard, you’re probably still going to go through many pairs of shoes. However, keeping their old ones as long as possible saves you some money. Make sure you child always has one pair of tennis shoes to play in and a nice pair to wear to school or when you have to go out. Tearing up play shoes doesn’t matter as much. If your daughter has a pair that remains nice, you won’t feel the need to run out and buy a new pair every month.

Not in good shape

Hubby and his two older brothers are planning to visit their sick mother in General Santos. We just received the bad news. My mother-in-law who is battling a number of age-related sickness, is not in good shape. I hate to say this but my sister-in-law said their mom is hanging on to dear life…maybe waiting to see her three other children in Manila to come home and be with her in her final days…

Something new with Sketches

Sketches has its domain now. You can access it through http:/// With the new domain comes the new “look”. I’ve changed the template, header and made this badge too. The site contains anything about my kids, their creative hobbies and other stuff…Check out its new look. I hope you can follow the blog too. It needs new friends. Thanks! 🙂