The Ultimate Winter Gear for Your Kids

As you head out into the blustery, winter-y weather that has descended on many by this point, you will want to make sure the kids are well equipped to handle all that mother nature dishes out. Here are some of our favorites for your snow days.

One of the most important winter wear items is a durable, water resistant coat. The Dare 2b Boy’s Dedicate Jacket is a coat for both daily wear and for serious outdoor play.  Girls Entrust Jacket also available- same jacket, different name. It not only wears well, but has all sorts of features that your kids will love. It has a waterproof outer layer, and is made with a breathable 4-way stretch fabric. The hood is detachable (but doesn’t fall off) and has an elastic trim, making adjusting it easy. The coat also has internal mesh pockets, and all the pockets zip (so not as many lost gloves and whatnot). It has bight reflective details, making spotting your child on the trails or during snowball fights even easier.  Available at http://www.dare2b.com/ for about $140. Infant snuggler suits (one piece coats for babies) available for about $50 each.

snow gloves

You will want sturdy gloves- it’s hard to play outside very long with cold, wet hands. The Jr Rascal Glove by Seirus comes in fun options like skeleton, zombie, and Digi (think video game/Minecraft looking), and feel as good as they look. Kids will like them because they are fun, you will like them because they are functional and do their job well. They are windproof and water resistant, and have Heatlock insulation to keep little hands warm. They feature a gauntlet cuff that cinches easily to help keep ice and snow from getting inside, and have SureGrip on the palms and fingers to help them hold onto whatever they are trying to keep in their hands. Most gloves are really slippery, this is a cool and useful feature. For about $30 at https://www.seirus.com

snow boots

For snow trekking, you will love the Icebug Myoko BUGweb GTX.  These boots are fantastic- and yes, they have adult shoes and boots. You will love them that much. I have had Icebugs myself for several years, and my son and I agree they are both comfortable to wear and great at keeping your feet warm- we both really like them.  These boots are cut slightly higher then the ankle, and keep you warm with fleece insulation. They have a GORE-TEX® outer shell that will keep your child’s feet dry. They are easy to put on and take off- any parent that has had wars with snow boots will appreciate the double Velcro that kids can adjust themselves. No one will complain about sore feet in these boots- at least no one I’ve met. Available for $169.95 at http://icebug.com/us
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pediped® Reveals Limited Edition Web-Exclusive Styles @pedipedfootwear

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Award-winning children’s footwear brand pediped® has just launched launching their Limited Edition style. You can purchase these limited styles on their website at www.pediped.com/limitededition.aspx

The Charlie Herringbone and Faith Snake limited edition Originals® baby shoes have a small run of 72 pairs each. Each pair in this exclusive series will come with an individually signed and hand numbered card.

Dressed in a brown and tan herringbone pattern with chocolate leather accents, Charlie is sure to bring a sophisticated and classic style to any baby’s wardrobe. Wrapped in sparkly and colorful faux snakeskin with a large black velvet bow accent, Faith exudes major chic attitude and is here to grab all the attention.

Don’t miss the opportunity to own one of these Limited Edition styles! The 144 pairs are expected to sell-out quickly so keep an eye on the pediped® Limited Edition webpage to make sure you grab your pair.

About pediped®
Exceptional quality, unsurpassed comfort, and distinctive styling have made the award-winning company the fastest growing children’s footwear brand in the United States. pediped® footwear has been awarded the American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Acceptance for the promotion of healthy foot development, and preeminent orthopedic medical professionals, Dr. Mininder S. Kocher and Dr. Thomas W. Vorderer, deem pediped® shoes an excellent choice for parents/caregivers who want their children’s feet to develop naturally and healthily. pediped® has received numerous industry awards and accolades including recognition from Earnshaw’s, the premier media resource serving the children’s market. In 2015 pediped® was recognized by the Footwear Industry Awards as the Children’s Footwear Brand of the Year and Best Children’s Shoes by Prima Baby Magazine. In 2016 pediped received a National Parenting Product Award, the Cribsie Awards honored pediped with Best Toddler Kicks, Earnshaw’s recognized pediped® with an Earnie Award for Best Footwear, and pediped received a reader’s choice award for Best Footwear from Baby & Children’s Product News.
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MISSION Athletecare’s EnduraCool Gear

The MISSION Athletecare’s EnduraCool towel is a great way to beat the heat for your family, children, and those friends you work out with. The EnduraCool towel is just what you are looking for with the temperatures rising when working or playing outside with your children.

The instant cooling technology is activated when you wet the towel and wring it out and snapping it to chill the fabrics surface temperature by up to 30 degrees. The user of the towel simply places the towel around his or her neck, forehead, or the desired area for instant relief from the heat.

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The mission of Mission Athletecare is “ We believe greatness is always in reach. But you’ve got to dig deep, you’ve got to harness your heat. That’s why we build innovative thermoregulation technology into the fabric of all our products. We do it because when you control temperature, you unlock performance.”
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Bounce Back Denim Now Available #NoBagNoSag

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New from Lee Jeans is Bounce Back Denim! I’m excited to try them out and let you know what I think, but in the meantime, I wanted to remind you of how easy to wear the Crafted by Lee line was (released this past Spring). If the new line is anything like these, I know they will be great. Stay tuned for a review of the Bounce Back Denim!
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The Unforgettable Bohemian City-Break: 2 Outfits to Make Your Travels Dreamy

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There is something charming and adventurous in a city break away from home, even if by definition such trips are short in length. They are almost always spontaneous, challenging, romantic and full of amazing surprises. Discovering a new city, a new culture, style, and getting immersed in a strange and unique environment, getting a taste of a place’s most cherished landmarks and entertainment facilities – all make a city break a fun adventure to embark in wholeheartedly.

Some cities, however, and mostly the ones on the Old Continent, are also romantic by nature, compelling you to dress appropriately for the occasion. If you are a bohemian at heart, and you plan a quick getaway in an old, fabulous and romantic city in the world, these are two boho outfits you should consider taking along.

1. The Boho-Chic Bardot Dress

Worn by famous silver screen diva Brigitte Bardot, the modern Bardot boho dress can accompany you no matter where you go. Stylish and feminine, comfortable, sexy and sporting a retro flair to die for, you can style up the Bardot dress any way you like. Why is this perfect outfit to take on a bohemian trip?

-It is comfortable (as all boho dresses feature natural, soft and skin-friendly fabrics such as cotton, silk, chiffon, velvet, wool, etc.) and thin enough to allow you to walk and sightsee all day long in summer.
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Riders By Lee Review

Riders by Lee are well known for their affordability and comfort in jeans and other men and women apparel. Lee’s has great tops the fit just right and are casual and comfy; all while flattering every body shape and style. Crafted by Lee’s men and women’s modern denim are now exclusively at Target.com.

Riders by Lee in women’s pants, jeans, and shirt dresses are available in plus sizes. Shirt Dresses are new and very stylish for women to wear out; just add a belt and you can dress up or down depending on whether you are going out with girlfriends or just running to the store and want to wear something new, fun, and stylish. Riders by Lee pants and jeans hold their fit, shape, and comfort even after being washed multiple times. As such, they are perfect for packing- and easy to pair with anything, so you don’t need to pack much.
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Cute Pediped Kids Sandals Review and GIVEAWAY

Disclosure- I received the below in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own and honest. Please see “Disclose” tab for more info.

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With summer here, you know that I was looking for the easiest, most comfortable shoes for my little dude and our summer fun and travels. He’s not big on laces, so we are loving the Flex Canyon.

About Pediped:

Pediped’s motto is: Pediped, next best thing to bare feet.

These shoes are made with exceptional quality, unsurpassed comfort, and distinctive styling. These shoes are award winning, and they are the fastest growing children’s footwear brand in the United States.

Awards:

  • American Pdiatric Medical Association Seal of Acceptance for promotion of heathy foot development
  • Orthopedic Medical Professionals deem pediped shoes an excellent choice for parents/caregivers who want their children’s feet to develop naturally and healthily.
  • Earnshaw’s Earnie Award for Company of the Year and Best Footwear
  • In 2012, Earnie Award for Company for good

Pediped is sold in over 3,000 stores in the United States and 40 countries worldwide with an offering of more than 130 designs for boys and girls in their three lines.
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Travel Light, Pack Right

Disclosure- I received the below in order to facilitate this review.  All opinions are my own and honest.  See more at “I Disclose”.

When you are taking a family vacation, you want to be ready for anything.  You also don’t want to pack everything and the kitchen sink.  What do you really need when you are headed out?

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A good cell phone is key.  I know some people are die hard apple fans, but I love Samsung.  In my opinion, it is the better option and I have preferred them for years. The new Galaxy S7 is amazing, you won’t want to put it down. The photos are sharp- which is a must for not only travel but anyone with children, the apps you can download are great and varied (nearly everything comes in an android version now, and if it doesn’t there is something similar), and most of the new versions are water resistant, which makes them that much more durable.  They tend to last longer then other brands I’ve had as well, without getting “glitchy” or throwing as many errors or slowing down as much as they get older.  (Yes, I keep my phones for the long run, then I let my son play with them on wifi only when I upgrade.) Sprint, the network that I’m using, also pairs really well with the new Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge  and has some really awesome offers at the moment for both new and existing customers, so it’s the perfect time to upgrade.  Summer travel is only a few weeks away, check out all that you can get with these new phones and services. No one likes to be in a dead zone, or “out of range”.   Options and prices vary, visit your Sprint store for details.

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While your phone will likely be your main source of photo taking, lets be real- you need a camera for all the “big stuff”.  You don’t want to take your phone into a lake, the ocean, the pool, or ziplining- at least I don’t.  The photos might be awesome, but I don’t want to lose the phone (or ruin it) in the process of getting those “must have” shots.  The new GoPro HERO4 Session is the smallest, lightest camera that has come from the GoPro family yet, and the price point is doable at $200.  It has an app that lets it connect to your phone (for free) and you can see your photos and videos right away if you would like.  Smart remote sold separately. You can hold it, mount it, wear it- really, anything you’d like.  It’s waterproof, so you can take it jet skiing, snow tubing, kayaking- whatever suits you.  It’s really a camera that is ready for any adventure, and provides high resolution, sharp, professional-looking video.  Charge it up, and it’s ready to go capture some memories.   Pick yours up at https://gopro.com/ .
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