Forever Summer (OshKosh B’gosh Giveaway)

Today marks our first full week of summer vacation.  We’ll be greeting the mornings at a slower pace and enjoying the fluidity of unscheduled days and spontaneous adventures.  I’m looking forward to fistfuls of tiny wilted flowers and piles of paintings – and the light in little faces as they imagine and explore.  Motherhood continually proves that the simple things build upon the most meaningful memories of early childhood.  And I hope that my kids will recall the unabashed fun of being wild and free and together during our forever summers.

We were invited by OshKosh B’gosh to capture a 75 second glimpse of our forever summer and are excited to be featured on their Forever Summer homepage this week.  OshKosh was a staple in my own 80’s childhood and they continue to stay true to their origins of creating comfortable, thoughtful designs that celebrate childhood by allowing kids to be kids.


Like OshKosh, we believe in the importance of play – and my online order proved to be well-suited for my imaginative, active children (and their mama who happens to love mini-style). The graphic tees were practically made for my boy (he is such a dude and he loves pizza!)  and I’ve received a bunch of questions about the embroidered dress that Lucia selected. It’s details like the soft cotton-contrasting waist material on my son’s shorts and the durability and sweet accents on the swimsuits that make B’gosh garments special.

bubbles brooklyn bridgebubblesDSC_1335She really is a mermaid in disguise.

In addition to affordable summer essentials (find a store near you here!), the OshKosh’s Forever Summer Homepage provides weekly tips, crafts and recipes for moms like me aiming to make the most of our summer staycations.

We were thrilled that OshKosh introduced us to the incredible GoPro Hero3 and several supporting accessories to capture video from the children’s unique perspective.  Although GoPro is well known among extreme athletes – I’d argue that it should hold a prime spot on baby registries.  I mounted the camera to the kids’ helmets and strapped it to their chest to record continual motion from an interesting birds-eye view.  I also clamped it to vehicles and playground equipment with one of my favorite accessories – the jaws flex clamp.  Our video reflects a glimpse of our summertime in the city and the wonder inherent in being a kid.  From Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn and Manhattan playgrounds, to the reconstructed Rockaway boardwalk in Queens – there is great fun to be found in our own magnificent city.


Win It: Visit OshKosh to view our feature and helpful summer staycation resources – and enter to win a $50 OshKosh B’Gosh Gift Card by visiting the below rafflecopter.  U.S. only please and a winner will be announced on the widget in one week.  Wishing you all a beautiful Forever Summer!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

OshKosh Forever Summer


Special thanks to OshKosh B’gosh and the Motherhood for this fun sponsored opportunity. It was among my favorites!  Opinions as always are my own.



  1. Love this series that they’re doing! Such great ideas for summer fun and activities!

  2. This video is amazing and those clothes are so adorable. I totally remember wearing OshKosh when I was little but the styles are so modern now.

  3. Can’t believe OshKosh has made a comeback! Love it!

  4. Adrienne gordon says

    Love all the fun activites listed

  5. Love this video! OshKosh has such cute clothes for kids…

  6. Kate Newton says

    Great video. I really love OshKosh. It stands the test of time. I wore it when I was little and my three boys wear it now. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win.

  7. Rebecca Parsons says

    I love the staycation ideas. We are going on vacation but we will be needing ideas for at home when the I am bored comes out.

  8. The coloring cubes seem like a fun project idea!

  9. courtney b says

    i love the coloring cubes instructions! looks like a fun activity to do with your kids!

  10. Katherine says

    I love all the activities especially kabobs that look like a flag

  11. Scherrie D says

    Love the coloring cubes idea…I will have to try it out!

  12. I love their clothes. They sure have changed since my kids were little. Love their new styles. My grandsons would look great in them. 🙂 Great video. Thanks for the chance.
    Carol L

  13. I like the activities, especially the kitchen-made kid dough.

  14. Love their summer site – great collection of activities to do this summer with my little guy!

  15. love the great activity ideas!

  16. Liked the family movie night idea

  17. Suzanne h says

    Their overalls will always be the best.

  18. Rachel Henthorn says

    I would love to buy my little girl a cute summer outfit from Oshkosh!!

  19. Kristy Hughes says

    i love their ideas for a stay-cation.

  20. Kitchen made kid does sounds like a lovely project to dig our hands into!

  21. cute! I love all the fun summer ideas.

  22. Love the coloring cubes idea

  23. Janet W. says

    I love these ideas for summer! The Lawn Tic Tac Toe looks like so much fun!

  24. Amanda Buccieri says

    Great summer activity ideas! And LOVE OshKosh!

  25. I love the staycation ideas!

  26. Those graphic tees they have featured are cute!! I laughed at ‘sloppy kisser.’

    Congrats for getting featured on their homepage. What a cool thing, and your video is great!

  27. Cute activities… I want to make the Patriotic Pretzels!

  28. I remember my mom shopping almost exclusively for my little brother (he was 10 years younger than me, so I was often along for shopping). The clothes were so cute, and reasonably priced, and well-made. I love getting OshKosh for my 5-year-old niece now.

  29. Kimmy Ripley says

    Love the Coloring Cubes project!

  30. Jessica Menster says

    What a wonderful site with all of the summertime activities to do with your kids! I love all of the Osh Kosh clothes featured as well, and the pics of the cute kids are adorable!

  31. I want to try the kitchen made kid dough.

  32. This clothing line is adorable, and I love the summer activity ideas.

  33. Emily Morelli says

    The Coloring Cubes activity sounds fun and its something I haven’t seen before.

  34. Amanda Sakovitz says

    great ideas for summer!

  35. It has cute pictures

  36. gayle gildehaus says

    I like the recipe they have for Kitchen-Made Kid-Dough.

  37. This is such a great idea! They put it together so well too! I love it!

  38. I hope I win! I know lots of little ones that would love this! Enter my giveaway while you’re at it!

  39. Kim Kihega says

    Wow! I didn’t know they had that on their site- how cool! Thanks for the chance to win too!

  40. Thomas Murphy says

    I like the Fruit Ice Cubes idea.

  41. Maria Chen says

    perfect gifts for my nephew and niece

  42. Christina says

    love the staycation ideas,no vacation for us this year since we used all leave after the new baby

  43. I’m in queens 🙂 I’m glad to see your blog featured there.

  44. Crystal F says

    I love how cute all of the little ones are. I sure miss mine being that age. I love the picture of the little boy named Henry. Thank you!

  45. The kitchen made kid dough looks cool

  46. Oh such fun activities! I really love the lawn tic tac toe! Oh we will have so much fun with that!

  47. e michelle says

    I love the schedule! I downloaded it and printed it out! Such a cool idea to keep the kids from being BORED all summer!

  48. Jennifer Reed says

    I liked the OshKosh forever summer site. The ideas for a staycation are excellent. It allows you to have fun but still stay within a budget.

  49. shelly peterson says

    Great video. I love shopping there for my grandson. Great ideas, love the coloring cubes.

  50. Ashley Irby says

    Ooh.. I love the Kitchen-Made Kid-Dough! My son would have a blast making that!

  51. Cynthia C says

    My niece would look so cute in the NEON TWILL SHORTALLS
    Style # VC_454A940

  52. Tracy Pryor says

    I love all the fun activities. I’d love to try making the kitchen made kid dough.

  53. heather eg kaufman says

    I love their crafts!

  54. jenn giannetto says

    i like the kitchen made play doh tutorial

  55. christine jessamine says

    I love the coloring cube idea

  56. I like the fun activities they suggest for kids in the summer.

  57. janna johnson says

    I like the baby shortalls.

  58. velder dixon says

    love the fun activities for the summer is awesome.

  59. Sweta Sonulkar says

    love to shop for my arriving baby boy number 2 ,like the HERITAGE HOODIE Style # 887044632691

  60. Love OshKosh! My mom always associated their clothes with quality, and when I had my own kids I was happy to see that hadn’t changed. I’m really impressed with your video…fancy equipment or no, you got some amazing footage!!!

  61. I like the kitchen made kid dough, very cool.

  62. Kyl Neusch says

    love the staycation ideas

  63. peggy fedison says

    oshkosh is great!! love the video

  64. Rose Reeder says

    The children flying the American Flag is my favorite as we need our children to love living in USA.

  65. Natalie Brown says

    Hello! I like that they have different lists of activities! I especially like their idea Seashell Painting. I live in Florida, so I’ve collected many shells over the years. This will be a fun activity for my grandson and I. Thank-you!!

  66. My son is 49. Been a lot of years that I’ve been braggin’ on OshKosh—by gosh

  67. Abbie Olson says

    What a neat page- the Forever Summer. I had not known about it. I love all of the different activities on the page, lots of fun ideas to try with my kiddos!

  68. Danielle Porter says

    I love that they have so many free activities that are patriotic!

  69. Violet Lyford says

    I’ve always loved OshKosh!

  70. Mihaela Day says

    I love all the fun activites they have listed

  71. Ceinwyn R says

    Those Dandy Lemon Tarlets look delicious!

  72. Jillian T says

    I love the Team Captain Cutie outfit.

  73. I would love to get some overalls for my lil guy. Nothing cuter than a lil guy in osh gosh overalls!

  74. Didn’t realize they were having a 4th of July sale. Going to have to do some shopping!

  75. I think the embroidered sundresses would look so cute on my grandchild.

  76. I’d love to get a polo top and some shorts for my great nephew to have fun in this summer 🙂

  77. Tamra Phelps says

    I have two relatives expecting baby boys soon, so I could use some baby gifts from Oshkosh! Their Buffalo Check Shortalls for boys are cute!

  78. All my kids wore OshKosh and now my grandchildren wear it too, Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  79. June Lisle says

    I just love the baby overalls from the site! So cute. I want the DENIM OVERALLS-INDIGO WASH for my son.

  80. Brigitte B says

    OshKosh has a great selection of clothes for toddlers.

  81. I would love to get these jeans for all three of my boys for back-to-school.

  82. Stephanie Galbraith says

    I think the Twill Jumperall-Camo Print is beautiful.

  83. Janet Woodling says

    Oshkosh clothes are fashionable and durable.

  84. Sharon Kaminski says

    I like the heritage collection with the all-american spirit especially this time of the year.

  85. lori clark says

    I love the kids friendly treats. Oh, and I love osh kosh!

  86. Osh Kosh really makes quality clothing for children.

  87. alena svetelska says

    Love the coloring cubes idea,great idea

  88. Lee Mckoen says

    I love oshkosh I order all my grandsons clothes from there!

  89. I like the Rose Print Shortalls. It’s very cute.

  90. June Snyder says

    I’d love to win this!

  91. Melissa Dealmeida says

    I love all the baby and toddler clothes from Oshkosh, the little overalls are the cutest!

  92. Helen Keeler says

    My granddaughter just had a baby girl who would look adorable in the 2-Piece Chambray Dress. This is a great price at $14.99. Way to go Oshkosh.

  93. Jill Myrick says

    I have always loved dressing my boys in Osh Kosh overalls. And I love that now they have so many different colors and print options to choose from.


  94. Brittney House says

    The Coloring Cubes project looks fun.

  95. Erica B. says

    They have such cute clothes!

  96. Cute video! I SO wish I could get in on one of your contests ;-)))

  97. Lesley F says

    I like the 3-PIECE JERSEY TUTU PJS

  98. Janina g says

    love Oshkosh and the video was so cute!!

  99. the dandy lemon tartlets look so yummy. looks like a good dessert for my daughter to help make

  100. gianna borden says

    i love osh kosh and that they have lots of great clothing, at a great value with amazing online and in store deals too!!

  101. April Brenay says

    we have a store over in tacoma that I go to all the time. They have great clothes that LAST!

  102. Kim Reid says

    I love the great 4th of July Clearance plus additional 30% off, lots of great values starting at $4.99 online and in stores now!

  103. Francine Anchondo says

    I really like their clothes.

  104. Peggy Rydzewski says

    My granddaughter would look so cute in the Denim Jumperall

  105. -I love the Hickory Stripe Shirt Dress for my granddaughter.

  106. I love the Embroidered Sundress!

  107. Stephanie Gossett says

    I love the Playground Polo out fit look. The jacket is beautiful. I would love to dress my little sweetheart in these clothes! Loved your pics!

  108. Amber Richardson says

    It’s really great to be able to purchase CUTE clothes for a reasonable price. I have always loved OshKosh!

  109. Katie Bellamy says

    They have some good deals going on now! Cute stuff!!

  110. golden storm says

    I like the styles they have,,especially the Pullover Striped Anorak,,Don’t see things like that everyday

  111. tina reynolds says

    Style # V_471A183

  112. Carter would look great in the Picture Day Plaid Outfit in Red 🙂

  113. Karen Drake says

    I like the Cotton Piqué Polo Dress for my daughter.

  114. i like the declaration of style outfit

  115. I really love the art class chambray outfit. My son would look super cute in it.

  116. Sahara R says

    Love the art class chambray outfit

  117. I like the 2-Piece French Terry Dress

  118. heather s says

    I like the 30% off sale and the toddler girl heritage tees

  119. Candie L says

    I like the Pique Polo in black. Thank you

  120. Chelsea B. says

    Osh Kosh is running a 40% off new arrivals sale! Time to stock up for back to school. I love their lines for boys. My two little guys would look sharp this fall if we win.

  121. I like the soccer tee!


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