Reading, Writing and Arithmetic are important, but so is character education. As your children head back to school, you’ll want to talk to them about what it means to be a good friend and how to deal with bullying. Books are the best way to introduce and discuss difficult concepts like bullying or fitting in at school. One of my favorite authors is Trudy Ludwig, and I’ve recommended her books “My Secret Bully” and “Just Kidding” before on Mamanista. Please join me for a Live Chat with Trudy tonight at 7pm!
Archives for August 2011
I worry about sun damage. I rub plenty of physical sunblock on my older two, dress them in UV-protectorant rash guards, and put on hats (which they inevitably remove) but I also don’t like them to be in direct sunlight for the entire outing–especially my newborn who is not supposed to use any sunscreen.
A great solution is a UV-protectorant tent like the Sun Smarties Pop-up Cabana and Beach Tent…
Babies up to 9 months old are sent sleep signals when they’re swaddled tightly. Swaddling your baby is easy enough when you’re putting them down to rest at home, but if you’re out around town, in the car, or visiting a friend, it can be harder to get your baby wrapped and snugged in a safe place.
Bubzidoo solves that problem. Bubzidoo is a special wrap which is designed to fit the baby snuggly, wrapping his or arms. It can be wrapped around belts and buckles keep your baby sleeping comfortably in their stroller or car seat.
Heidi comes out in a gorgeous dress that I could never ever wear and announces the challenge: Make a dress for Nina.
Not only is this an outfit for Nina but it also must be a “day to evening” look…for a fashion editor who would not be caught dead wearing the same outfit to the office and an evening industry event. And it must photograph well because it is going to be in an editorial photo shoot. Plus it will be in an advertisement on taxi cabs. Make it work, people!
Old Navy is my go-to destination for back-to-school shopping. They have so many cute and affordable clothes for kids–and for me, too! Here’s a great Old Navy coupon code:
Music and play are good for the brain and the soul! Groupon has a great deal to help you save on a one-month membership for any Gymboree Play & Music location in the United States. Consumers will typically save 60% off a one-month membership.
Deal: Save on a one-month membership to Gymboree Play & Music! (Deal lasts: 12:01a EST, August 17 through 11:59p EST, August 18)
Cloth diapering families know they can never have enough FuzziBunz! FuzziBunz are a perennial cloth diaper favorite and it is great to stock up when they are on sale. Here’s a great discount on FuzziBunz — no coupon code needed, just click the link!
Wooden cars are a classic toy that continues to delight, no matter how many new electronic toys bombard our kids with flashing lights.
HABA has a fresh new take on this toddler favorite: a mini vehicle, available as a police car or fire truck, with a colorful cartoon animal driver and a button-plunger “squeak” to complete the fun.
I almost always find what I want when I shop for clothes at the GAP. Here’s a GAP coupon code so you get a good discount on your finds!
Stocking up for back to school? I love this Waterfall GAP Coupon Code. Shop now to get the biggest discount! Starts 8/14/2011: Save 35%, 30% or 25% with coupon code GAPGEM. The sooner you shop the more you save! Expires 8/17/2011.