Pants for Peanuts

Our First Month in Business

Why I started a business for skinny kids who need extra slim fit pants.
Even if we never meet or get to exchange stories, know that your story is my reason. I'm just a mom who wants to make a small difference.

Slim vs. Skinny

When someone calls your child skinny
...If you relate to this story, please share. Hopefully, we can make people stop and think before they speak. Most people don't realize it's not always a compliment to be called 'skinny'.  

Getting Ready for Testing ALL Sizes!

Testing all sizes
Shipping off our wash instructions and "ageless sizing" ribbons to our manufacturer this week for testing!

Wine for Your Whiner

Tips and tricks to getting your child to drink more fluids!
It may be a little unconventional. But sometimes momma likes to have a glass of wine with dinner. My kids are always so curious about what's in mommy's glass. They know it's a special off limits grownup drink. 

Warm Milk & Honey

Calorie boosting tip for kids
I'm always looking for ways to add calories to my daughter's diet...Happy Calorie Boosting!

Six Tips for a Failure to Thrive Diagnosis

Failure to Thrive Diagnosis
I have been on a quest to find a good failure to thrive blog. I’ve found a handful worth sharing, but none moved much past the initial shock of the diagnosis. So I’ve decided to write from my own experience. If you’re reading this and new to the diagnosis, I hope these tips will shed some light on what to expect for your little one.

A Letter to Pajama Day

Pajama day is not always fun, especially for parents of Failure to Thrive Kids
...every now and again I get lovely little reminders from the world that she is small — "Small for Gestational Age", "Failure to Thrive", her daily growth hormones...

Same Portions. Smaller Vessels.

Getting your kids to eat more and gain weight.
...makes a meal interesting and different for your picky eater.

Got Milk? How About a Dose of Dairy?

Tips for helping your toddler gain weight
...I feel like I have to literally do dog and pony tricks to get my daughter to eat and drink.

Measurements with Meaning

Measurements with Meaning
This is more than a business for me. It's emotional. It's personal. I want to help in the smallest way I can...

Peanut Prototype

Slim-Fit Adjustable Waist Pants for Kids
We know children often grow taller before wider - no more floods or over cinching at the waist. 

Where it all began...

Where it all began...
I have often wondered what other parents do in this situation. I realize sewing isn't a common skill these days. Why would you, when you can go out and buy clothes so easily? Oh, wait. That word easily. Not the case for us, right? Well, that's what lead me to start Pants for Peanuts. It is my hope to help parents who find themselves in this situation.