We asked Marin Kids & Maternity Consignment's Stephanie Brandelius to tell us a little about the back-to-school bargains that can be found at their retail store on West Francisco Boulevard in San Rafael. They try to live up to their motto, "Saving the Earth, one outfit at a time" by offering a great selection of gently used (or "new-to-you") children's apparel and more, much of it perfect for back-to-school! Marin Kids & Maternity Consignment is also a great place to sell your old children's clothing and maternity wear. They're located at 814 Francisco Boulevard West and open Wednesday–Sunday, 10 am–5 pm. Visit them online at www.marinkidsconsignment.com.
As parents of young kids, we all fall someplace on this continuum... We are so ready for school to start that we are counting the minutes to the first day, all the way to those who would give anything (short of home schooling) to get a few more long lazy days with our kids. Most of us fall some place in between as we gear up for the next academic year. Loving school, missing freedom, and (yes!) still waiting for the heat!
After my son was born, it seems like I didn’t leave the house much the first few months. Grocery shopping really became a drag at this point. I was nursing my son, so eating healthy and buying organic were my goals. By chance I came across Planet Organics online. Planet Organics is an organic produce home delivery service based in San Francisco that delivers all over the Bay Area. They offer customized or weekly fruit and/or produce boxes. It was actually a lot of fun picking out different items each week or every other week and then having them delivered to my door. The fruits and vegetables that I received were of the highest quality and the delivery service was great. Subscription prices start at $32, and produce can be delivered weekly or bi-weekly. If you decide that it’s not really working any more, you can cancel at any time. I noticed on their site that if you sign up now, they’ll give you $10 off your first delivery! Use promo code 10off.
There are of course other organic grocery delivery services operating in Marin. If you'd like to tell us about your experiences with them please leave a comment.