Posts Tagged ‘ winter ’

Look What We Found! Slip-On Winter Booties

Friday, February 11th, 2011

397M_2Now that snowstorms across the U.S. are slowing down, it’s time to stop shoveling the snow and move onto something more fun: playing in it!

We just found Stonz Wear booties, which slip on over your little one’s shoes for playtime in the snow or to keep her dry and warm on those blustery winter days. We love them because they’re adjustable, so they’ll fit from the time your child is an infant until he’s a toddler. They come in a number of cute designs, for about $40 per pair. Our favorite part? They’re machine-washable, so they’ll look like new even after three winters of wear.

Get them at the Stonz Wear web site. If you have an older toddler, you can check out their larger styles here.

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I’ll Take My Hat Off to These Hats!

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Winter may be winding down (and if you're like me, you're probably more than ready to pack away your winter wear!) but I had to share these hand knitted hats by Jean Adel. Their extreme cuteness makes you almost wish the cold weather would stick around a little longer. Almost. But even if you can't get any use out of them this season, they're currently on sale for 25 percent off, so you can snag one of these cute critters for next year!

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

Brr! According to my peeps at the Weather Channel, it feels like 1° today here in New York. It's the kind of day when—upon seeing a baby all snuggled up in the requisite chin-to-toe stroller cocoon—I desperately wish it were vaguely practical to sport a big-kid version.

So here's a PSA for everyone who's freezing with me: At Old Navy, the closest thing we adults can get (the puffy long quilted coat), is on sale for just $30. If you don't have a nice warm winter coat, get thee to the store!

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Discount Plates Cure Holiday Withdrawal

Monday, January 5th, 2009

Having the holidays over with is a relief, I admit. But I LOVE the Christmas season, and I’m (perhaps a little too) desperate to keep things merry and bright through the long, decoration-less winter ahead.
That’s why I loved this post by Ellen at her blog The Happy Wonderer. She celebrated her sons’ birthdays in style by grabbing some Target holiday plates on clearance and creating a very fancy table setting.
I plan to do the same for no reason other than weaning myself off the holiday festivities slowly.
Bonus: For more settings like this, keep an eye on Susan’s blog Between Naps on the Porch. She hosts a sort of blog collaborative called Tablescape Tuesday, which Ellen took part in.

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Flu Fighters

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

If you’re battling the flu right now, trust me you’re not alone. We here at Parents have been hit hard!  And while there’s no substitute for plenty of rest or medicine prescribed by your doctor, you may find some much-needed relief in these herbal-infused beauty products. I know I did.

Kiss My Face Cold & Flu Moisture Bath & Shower Gel contains eucalyptus and fennel to soothe aching muscles as it cleans and softens skin. 


Give your immune system a boost—and your body a refreshing rubdown—with Linden Leaves’ Passionfruit and Echinacea Lotion.

If you’re lucky enough to enjoy a long bath, pour a few capfuls of C.O. Bigelow Cold and Flu Soak into the water and you’ll be breathing easy thanks to its congestion-clearing blend of eucalyptus and peppermint.

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Quite a Feat: The World’s Softest Sock

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

11_0Hot chocolate and cozy socks have been helping me get through these past few freezing days in New York. Thankfully for my waistline, I’ve been relying more on the latter. But I’m not wearing just any sock. I’m wearing the World’s Softest Sock. I’ve seriously never felt something this wonderful against my skin, and I own a couple of cashmere sweaters. Pretty amazing, considering you can nab a pair like these from the spa collection for under $10. I like to slather on a bit of moisturizer before slipping into these babies.  A simple indulgence my feet thank me for after pounding the city pavement all day.

What’s your favorite way to pamper your feet?

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In Praise Of Aquaphor—Or—How I De-Chapped My Cheeks

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

After being outside on a particularly blustery and cold night this weekend, I woke up Sunday to extremely red, blotchy, splotchy, scary cheeks. Yup, I had chapped cheeks, common ailment of babies and children everywhere. Not a good look for me, and my fairly expensive face lotion wasn’t helping a bit. So I popped online to google "chapped cheeks, baby" and was saved by the infinite wisdom of mothers. Aquaphor, I found out, is the fix of choice. I felt ridiculous slathering something with the consistency and lovely sheen of Vaseline on my cheeks (mmm, oily and splotchy red! delicious!) but lo and behold, within hours the nasty chap was gone! I’m now convinced that Aquaphor Healing Ointment is miraculous.

What’s your winter chap cure?

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Cute Mittens Alert

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

I’m a huge mittens fan. Gloves just don’t cut it for me, maybe because I grew up in Chicago walking a mile to school on the coldest days of the winter and clinging to every last degree of body heat I could. When I saw these mittens on my Daily Candy email this morning, I had to blog about them. They come complete with an extra mitten-shaped pocket so your child can slip her hand in, hold on, and stay toasty. You can buy them at auto.

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