We’re hiring!

Looking to work in a fast-paced, fun environment and help parents find all the best solutions to meet their needs? We are seeking staff to train as sales associates and potentially buyers (aka you get to look through *all the things* and help decide what inventory to bring in!). We are open to someone who can do weekends only, or even just work during your child’s school schedule. Please stop by for an application!

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No Buy July

No Buy July at Mama Goose & Jillian’s Drawers

What is No Buy July?
We will be taking a month-long pause from buying in items for both stores.

That’s such a long time! Why?
We want to take this time to use our resources and people-power to prepare the Community Room to open in the fall! The Community Room and the classes and gatherings we’ve held there in the past are an integral part of our mission and goals as a business. We’re looking forward to welcoming you into that space again!

Oh no! My family is moving in July and I was planning to bring in our items before we left! Now what?
Please contact us via phone or email! We will be able to make special arrangements for families that are moving on a case-by-case basis.

When will you start buying again?
We will begin buying again on August 2, at which time we will be buying fall and winter items.

Can I still bring in summer items before the buying pause?
Yes! We will still be accepting summer items through June 30. Please visit the How to Sell page for more details

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Buying Pause

We appreciate all the love & great goods y’all are bringing in to us, but we need some catch-up time! It’ll take us a week to catch up; thanks for your patience! Buying-in used items will resume on June 7. We’ll be open for business as usual otherwise

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Get Ready for Fun in the Sun!

Summer items including sun hats, sunglasses, water toys, and sunscreen


Are you ready to soak up some rays this summer? Odds are, your kids have outgrown their swimsuits from last summer and that tube of sunscreen you got last May is running a little low. If that’s the case, we’ve got you covered! From gently-used sandals and swimwear to brand new sun hats and bug repellent we have everything you need for summer.

Visit us in store or online to shop some of our favorite brands for summer needs, including See Kai Run shoes, ThinkBaby & Badger Sunscreen, Babiators Sunglasses, Green Sprouts Swim Diapers, FlapJack Kids Hats, HABA outdoor & sand toys

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Buying Pause

We’re taking a buying pause April 11 – 18

Due to a variety of events in the lives of our staff, we are a bit short on manpower this week. In order to best serve our customers, we will not be taking any walk-ins or additional appointments this week. Standing appointments will still be honored. We will begin our regular buying again on Tuesday, April 19.

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New Sale! Plus, spring buying coming soon!

Introducing a new type of sale for Mama Goose & Jillian’s Drawers – Tag Sales!
Tag sales will work like this:
Items with a specific colored plastic tag fasteners will be on sale.

In tag sales, items with a specific color of tag fastener will be discounted. The item in this photo, for example, has a red tag fastener.


For this introductory tag sale, all gently-used clothes, jackets, and coats with clear tag fasteners are 20% off! This includes maternity items.
This sale runs through Sunday, January 16.
This sale does not include new products, shoes, accessories, socks, hats, toys, or gear.

Spring & Summer Buying

In early March we will start looking more for Spring and Summer clothing and shoes. Visit our “How to Sell” page for more information about selling your gently-used items with us,

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A brief pause on intake

We’ve had a ton of great clothing and gear coming in lately! So much, in fact, that our intake area is overflowing and we need a little extra time to process everything and get it out onto the floor for you.
We’re taking a buying pause December 23 – January 10
The last day to bring in your items will be Wednesday, December 22. This pause is to allow us to catch up on the items we have already received, get through the holidays, and do our annual inventory. We will not be taking any appointments, walk-ins, or drop offs during these dates. We will resume buying your gently-used items on January 12. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

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Shop Small & Local for the Holidays!

Shopping from small and local businesses like ours can be just a simple as shopping from a big box store or massive online retailer, but it means so much more! If you’re shopping for gifts, it shows the person receiving the gift that you put a lot of thought into what you got for them. Plus, it makes a huge difference to the small business owners and their employees, not to mention supporting the local economy! Plus, if you shop with us in person or online with local pick-up, you’ll skip those pesky shipping delays and supply chain issues. So if you’re shopping for children or parents this holiday season, we hope you’ll think of us!

Here are a few of our favorite gift ideas

For a sweet & fun family treat

Hot Cocoa Chocolate Bombs

Handcrafted w/Guittard gourmet chocolate, high-quality cocoa powder, & marshmallows and decorated w/premium sprinkles, sugar pearls, & edible glitters! A fun treat for the winter and holiday season.

For the new mom

The gift of Diaper Service!

Leave the washing to us! Use 100% natural cotton diapers, delivered to your door every week! All the benefits of cloth diapers, with none of the hassle! Using a diaper service can cost less than disposables, and is so much better! This small choice has a big impact… your money will not add 2 tons of waste to landfills and will instead support your local economy and save resources!

For the little fashionista

Piggy Paint

Natural as mud! Eco-friendly, non-toxic nail polish is finally here! We searched high and low for a safer way for our kids to paint their piggies and we are so happy to find this made in the USA, mom-owned, non-smelly brand – Piggy Paints! Piggy Paint comes in fun vibrant colors, dries to a hard durable finish, and is non-toxic, water-based and safe for use during pregnancy. We recommend several coats for a long-lasting effect!

For the overworked mama who needs to relax

Avital Apiary’s Bath Fizzies

Whether you’re running marathons or running a company, wrestling mustangs or wrestling code, a hot, scented, moisturizing bath will let you hit the reset button and create all that magic again tomorrow.

For the little scientist

DIY Lip Balm and Bath Bomb Kits

Lock in the moisture and keep your lips smooth with this all-natural DIY Lip Balm Kit! Learn how to make your own lip balm from scratch using organic safflower oil, organic shea butter, and organic beeswax! Customize your lip balms with fragrances like boysenberry and bubblegum! The kit includes everything you need to make 6 lip balms, including sticker labels you can customize for you and your friends.

The award-winning, all-natural, and eco-friendlier DIY Bath Bomb Kit blends science and fun together in the comfort of your kitchen! Combine the Secret Formula and Witch Hazel together with their signature natural fragrances. Press into the reusable heart-shaped silicone mold, allow to dry, then watch as they fizz and bubble in the bath water! 

For the Eco-Conscious Cook or Baker

Bee’s Wrap

Made with organic cotton, beeswax, organic jojoba oil, and tree resin. Bee’s Wrap® is washable, reusable, and compostable. Natural food wraps can make a powerful difference in reducing plastic waste. Whether your food storage needs are for on-the-go snacks, family dinners, or homemade desserts, these organic food wrap selections are made to fit your lifestyle.

For Anyone!

A Mama Goose & Jillian’s Drawers Gift Card

Shopping for someone else but not sure what to give them? Give them the gift of choice with a Jillian’s Drawers & Mama Goose gift card! Gift cards will be sent to your email address and can be forwarded to your friends/loved ones whenever the time is right!

Looking for other small businesses to support? Visit some of our friends!

Mimi’s Attic Ithaca – A locally owned business outfitting the Finger Lakes with previously enjoyed furniture, household goods, and home decor.

One Ring Donuts – Locally made and seasonally inspired donuts. We make a variety of styles, including potato donuts, brioche, sour cream, vegan, and gluten free doughs.

Alphabet Soup – An independent toy store with fun and educational toys, baby toys, books, puzzles, games, science kits, dolls, crafts & more.

Cat’s Pajamas – Ithaca’s original general store for kids and kids at heart

The Brain Shoppe – Brain teaser puzzles, logic games, smart toys, STEM kits, practical books, novelties, and fun stuff for all ages.

Home Green Home – An eclectic shop with healthy home furnishings and green living goods in downtown Ithaca New York.

Circus Culture –  Ithaca’s very own circus school. We offer circus classes, camps, performances, parties, and more for kids and adults.

Gimme Coffee – A specialty coffee roaster/retailer with cafes in Ithaca and Trumansburg, NY. They bring great coffee to our community, using practices that are sustainable through every step of the supply chain from farmer to customer.

Handwork Ithaca – Ithaca’s Artisan Cooperative with 45 member artisans doing a range of work that includes pottery, woodworking, glass, jewelry, fiber arts, wearable arts, leather, dried florals, paper, fine art and photography.

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We’re Taking a Brief Intake Intermission

We’ve had a ton of great clothing and gear coming in lately! So much, in fact, that our intake area is overflowing and we need a little extra time to process everything and get it out onto the floor for you.

We’re taking a pause from buying in items from November 25 through December 1.

This pause will allow us to catch up on the items we have already received and focus on the upcoming holiday sales. We will not be taking any appointments, walk-ins, or drop offs during these dates. We will resume buying your gently-used items on December 2. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

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2021 Post-Thanksgiving Deals!

2021 has been “exciting” in so many ways and we are ever grateful for all the support we have received as a small business! Given all the supply issues and price increases, we’ve structured our deal a little differently this year. Most importantly, we encourage you to shop locally and small, give your support to all the amazing places that work so hard to serve you! For our lovely customers, we are offering the following:

  • TRIPLE POINTS! On all purchases online and in our retail store (excluding gift cards and diaper service purchases). We have never offered a triple points promo before, and it’s awesome because you will earn at least 10% back on all your purchases! For example, if you spend $150 with us (think an awesome Strider Bike, some sweet hot cocoa bombs, bubble bath dough!), you’ll earn 450 points. You can redeem your reward right after your order is fulfilled. In this case, 400 points can be redeemed for $15 off! Use it on your next order, or let your points build up to a higher reward level (700 points gets you $30 off!). Learn more about our rewards program here.
  • The first 30 orders, beginning on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 25, 12AM EST) will receive a free Thirsties Mini Wet Bag (a $12.50 value!). We will add this to your order when shipping (or choose Local Pick Up if you are planning to collect your order from our retail store). 
  • At our retail store, we will also have a special sale rack with great deals on select merchandise – everything from baby carriers to jackets, clothing, bath supplies, and more!

And please STAY TUNED for our 12 Days of Holiday Sales! We’ll be offering a new sale every day for 12 straight days, beginning Dec. 1. Sales will be on popular new items and items that make great gifts! If ordering online, you can have us hold your order and ship all items together at the end of the sale. 

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