You’ve heard it a million times… “They grow up so fast”. As a kid you can’t believe it, as a young adult you start to get the picture, and by the time you have kids of your own you start to say it for yourself.
Why is it then that a rough pregnancy, the struggles of toddler woes, or even the fight of getting a young one dressed and out the door steal the joy from the precious few moments we have with our children while they are young?
The answers to that are many and varied, but we wanted to spend some time reminding you why, how, and when to make sure you don’t miss the most precious years life has to offer you as a parent.
A solid foundation is the key to most anything successful in life. Among the top recommendations for children is ample time spent reading with parents, siblings, and on their own. We had to ask, is it really that important? We wanted to find out exactly why books are important to young minds and how we can help you build this habit into your daily routine.
As Easter fast approaches, a simple to do may pop into your head as a traditionalist. New outfits all around for the kids and adults to look their Sunday best for the holiday! But pausing a moment, we had to ask, where does this notion come from, and does it still hold up today? We’ve done our research to bring you the answers!
If you are searching for the coolest toys in opinion of both child and parent, look no further. The Melissa & Doug Toy line is carried by Duck Worth Wearing Ames and Ankeny locations. We’ve done our research to put together the top 5 boy and girl toys reviewed at no lower than five stars! We’ve also selected our personal favorite, perfect for boys & Girls! We inventory a large selection in store, but we are happy to order anything in for you free of shipping charge.
Posted in Parents, Toys, Uncategorized
Tagged baking set, best reviewed toys, blocks, car rug, gift ideas, kids gardening, melissa and doug, name brand toys, pirate ship, tools, trainset
If you’ve ever felt a painful pinch on March 17th, you are well aware you disobeyed the green policy for St. Patrick’s Day. But why green, and more importantly why a pinch? In order to find out we must go back in time to the luscious lands of Ireland and the mythical world of leprechauns. Read on to get your answer and get inspired by items in store available this St. Patrick’s Day to keep you looking stylish and pinch free the whole day through.
Eric & Amy Abrams – Store Owners
When shopping at local businesses Duck Worth Wearing and The Loft, you’ll find a few themes worth noting. The stores are not only a place for shoppers to save money, they are a thriving place of employment, and to top it all off, sustainably designed. These consignment shops were born from the laughter and love of one family out to 40,000 people who have visited The Loft and Duck Worth Wearing – Ames and Duck Worth Wearing – Ankeny since its first store’s opening in 2000.
We made a short video to take you down memory lane up to the present day where we have opened yet another location in the Ankeny Community.
Duck Worth Wearing Ankeny location opened in the fall of 2016.
Duck Worth Wearing Ames Location
The Loft current location exterior
The stores has been on a journey of change and growth for the past decade and have plans to continue to serve the Ames and Ankeny communities. Amy and Eric love consignment because it allows them to share their desire of helping others save money and recycle. These are stores run by families to serve families and they can’t wait to see what the future holds for them and their customers and staff. Look below for a virtual tour by clicking on the following links…
Duck Worth Wearing Ames – Virtual Tour
The Loft Virtual Tour
Duck Worth Wearing Ankeny – Virtual Tour
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Tagged Amy & Eric Abrams, Consignment, duck worth wearing, Historical, History, Maternity, recycle, shopping, sustainable, the loft, Timeline