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What’s a Mama without her geese? We’re hiring!

Mama Goose is now hiring for a part-time sales associate/buyer-in-training. We’re currently hiring to fill 25-35 hours to start, with an opportunity to become full-time if a position opens up. At Mama Goose, we value hard work, empowerment, accountability, professionalism, growth, and collaboration – and we have really awesome customers!

What are we looking for?

  • Availability of a minimum of 25-35 hours a week.
  • Appreciation of clothing and fashion – your style and choices directly impact the store!
  • Strong communication and people skills.
  • Knowledge of infant and children’s clothing is a plus.
  • Weekend and Thursday availability.
  • Punctuality and reliability – we work and succeed as a team.

Want to learn more about the position? Stop into Mama Goose for an application!

Sustainable snacking solutions for school, camp, picnics and more!

Do you make your own baby food, or want to? Do you freeze purees? Do you pack snacks and lunches for little hands on a regular basis? We have SO MANY good options for you and your family. With Earth Day right around the corner- look to Mama Goose for convenient and eco-friendly options for food storage.

Just in -the baby food mill! It separates seeds and skins from the puree without a lot of cooking preparation. It’s small  and does not require batteries or electricity  – use it at home or on the go!

If you want to make things ahead of time, use these freezer trays with lids to keep things organized and ready.

We have all kinds of solutions for packing and eating on the go. These safe, lightweight, airtight plastic containers won’t leak in the lunchbox, backpack, purse or gym bag.

These cute lunchboxes come with a removable stainless steel insert to keep food cold.

These colorful snack cups and utensils are both made from plant-based plastic! Safer for baby and better for our world. They are great for eating beginners and they are dishwasher safe.

Look of the Month: April, Ice Cream Edition

Happy “Sprinter,” everybody! This old upstate winter is doing its upstate thing, reaching its frozen fingers out as far as they can go, but we’re going to ignore it like the tantruming seasonal toddler that it is.  Instead, we’d like to call your attention to something way more important about this time of year… the opening of ICE CREAM SEASON!

Everybody loves Sweet Melissa’s and is waiting with baited breath for the soft serve shop to open for the season, but did you know that there are two sister shops open year-round where you can get treats right now?  How Sweet It is in T-burg has been open since 2016, but Sweet Melissa’s Press Bay Alley location is brand spanking new!  That’s THREE amazing locations for Melissa’s special brand of sweet treats.

You know what else comes in a set of three in the Sweet Melissa’s family? Kids! Melissa and Matt’s amazing triplets showed off their style and their mama’s new shop as this month’s Look of the Month models.

Meet Henry, Lulu, and Ben — the cutest threesome we ever did see! Henry’s rockin’ some kelly green jean shorts. which apparently the cool kids are calling “jorts” these days (Gap kids, size 5, $8.95)  with a pelican t-shirt ($1.50) and forest green cardigan (size 5, $3.95), plus some fur-lined Chewbacca Crocs (size 1, $8.95.)  Lulu’s gorgeous dress is by Zara (size 5, $14.95) and is paired with Tea leggings (size 5, $1.25) and Tretorn rainboots (size 12, $14.95.)  Ben’s jacket is by Vicious Kid (size 3, $14.95) and is layered over an Old Navy tee (size 5, $1.95) and Mini Boden shorts (size 5, $6.95.)

Celebrate the beginning of Ice Cream Season at any of the Sweet Melissa’s locations — mention this post, and you’ll get free sprinkles on your cup or cone. YAY!

Also, we’re updating our Look of the Month model list!  If your kiddos are interested in playing dress up for our monthly feature, e-mail with their names and sizes (including shoes!) and your preferred method of contact.

Deals on Spring clothes & Carriers!

This weekend only! Buy 2, get the 3rd FREE on all gently-used clothes, accessories and footwear. Get the jump on Spring! We’ll group like-priced items together and the item of equal or lesser value will be free. Consigned items are not included in the sale. Sale runs March 9, 10, 11.

Have you ever wanted to try out a baby-carrier but didn’t want to spend the big bucks? You’re in luck! Throughout March, take advantage of this awesome sale. Swing by and try on some of the amazing brands and styles we carry: Ergo carriers and inserts, pouch slings, Moby wraps, Chicco, Baby Bjorn, Beco, ring slings and more!

Look of the Month: March

There are so many sweet signs of spring to keep an eye out for this time of year, and our rack full of fancy spring dresses is one of them!  It wasn’t easy to find a model who could match the level of adorable on display but luckily, our manager Rebeka had an in with one of the cutest kids in town: her 10-month-old daughter Keyrsten!

Seriously. Check this girl out!

Her first look is a Cherokee dress with matching bloomers (size 12 months, $6.95) over footless lace tights ($1.95.)  Her shoes are like-new Pedipeds (size 4/4.5, $12.95) and her hair clip is by the Goose’s own Spring Orinda.

Next up, paired with the same shoes and tights, is a Carter’s dress in size 6 to 12 months (marked down to $4.95!)

Last but not least, this gingham Gymboree  (size 6-12 months, $6.95) paired with the gummiest, giggliest grin we’ve ever seen!

If you need your spring to get sprung a little faster, come brighten your day at the Goose and check out some more fabulous frocks.

Kids rain gear is here for Spring!


Come rain or shine – make sure your kiddos are prepared for whatever weather comes our way! We have so many gently-used rain coats, rain boots and rain pants in all the top brands like L.L. Bean, Hatley, Lands’ End, Bogs, & more.

Find the perfect pattern, color and size for your goslings!

We also have NEW rainwear! Rain pants and rain suits are waterproof and great for playing in mud puddles and soggy grass. We love these lightweight and comfortable items because the cuffed ankles and wrists keep kids dry, even in a downpour.

Especially exciting are this season’s NEW rain boots. They are stylish and waterproof – perfect for gorge trails and nature walks. These come in different colors and patterns and range from sizes toddler 5 – youth 4.



Meet the Doulas!

Mama Goose is partnering up with the Ithaca Doula Collective to host a free Meet the Doulas event on Sunday, March 11th.

Join us at the store from 4-6pm to meet doulas in the Ithaca area and find out exactly what they do and whether their services are right for your family. This is a great opportunity to meet other mamas and chat about pregnancy and doula-related issues.

Enjoy this free, informational event and some refreshments on us! All attendees will receive a coupon for Mama Goose.

Join our Facebook event to help spread the word to your friends!

3-day Bag Sale on kids clothes & maternity wear!

Our highly-anticipated BAG SALE is here! Our bargain bins are bursting with items that need to go. This sale includes boys and girls clothing sizes NB-14 and maternity. Stock up on shirts, pants, dresses, skirts, sweaters, coats, snow pants, accessories, shoes & more!

We provide the bags, you shop & ENJOY!

Look of the Month: February

Baby Gap Wool Cardigan (size 18-24 months, $6.50), Baby Gap Plaid One-Piece, Nike Air Max sneakers (size 5, like new, $15.95)

Spring (buying!!!) is here. Sure, there’s still slush everywhere and we’ll be sending our kids off to school in mittens and hats for another two months, but inside the Goose it’s another story. We’re ready to buy in all your gently-used warm weather looks, even if your little ones won’t be able to wear them for a bit. In the meantime we can all embrace the trend that has kept New Yorkers fashionable and warm since the olden days:  LAYERS! Check out brothers Kaiden and Levi looking cool and staying cozy.

Patterned sweater (size 3, $4.95), Carter’s button-down shirt (size 3, $3.50), Trukfit pants (size 3, $6.95), Nike Jordans (size 9, $9.95.)


Levi also had a chance to show off one of our all-time Spring hits:  Rain Suits! These suits by Splashy are available in a variety of sizes for $30.00 each, and they’ll keep your little one dry in rain, mud or slush.

Come get your Spring started at the Goose!

More sales on winter stock!

Our winter blowout has been extended…with even more great deals going on. Now ALL gently-used winter fabrics are on sale, in every size! Come shop the whole store and stock up on cozy materials like fleece, wool, velour, corduroy and heavy sweaters. Get these items before we flip the store for Spring! Sale runs until February 9th.