The colder weather is beginning to make a steady and continuous presence this season, and if you are a runner this means a change for your regular routine. Some runners take these few months to get to know their treadmill, hoping for a random warm day to pop up. Others, however, do everything they can to avoid the “dreadmill”and make their way to hit the pavement each day, even if that pavement is covered in snow. Cold weather running calls for special precautions, special gear, and new training plans. But if you’re new to the winter running thing, you may need some guidance on what you need and how to do it.
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The leaves have fallen and the Christmas tree is decked out, there’s either snow on the ground or just a bite to the air, the kids are bundled up in jackets and gloves while you frantically tie a scarf around your neck before opening the door… yup, it’s winter. The first day of winter actually; December 21st marks the first day of the cold season for 2016. And what better way to ring in snowflakes and hot chocolate than with a post about one of our favorite brands, KEEN, and their bright, unique, and winter-ready boots for the little toes in your family!
You may be dreading boot season, but unless you plan on escaping to the tropics for the next few months, it’s here, and it’s here for a while. So go ahead and cheer yourself up by being extra prepared for whatever the weather throws at you this year, by making sure your kid’s feet are protected from the elements, toasty warm and dry, and of course, super stylish.
Candy cane infused sugar cookies. Hot chocolate laden with mini marshmallows. Tiny gingerbread men coated in sweet royal icing. Mulled wines and Christmas cocktails. Did we mention wine? The holidays are notorious for the amazingly decadent desserts and spirits that accompany the most special time of year. So, we indulge – and while most of us wait until after the new year to worry about the damage done, there’s one aspect of our health that shouldn’t wait until the clock strikes 12: our teeth.
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Every season comes with its trademark flavors. Winter is no exception. Whether you celebrate the holidays or create your own winter traditions with your friends and family, the flavors of winter are somewhat universal.
You can’t believe that they aren’t your babies anymore! Gone are the days that you ran to a store and grabbed a few small toys and picture books for your little one. Your kids have very specific wants in terms of gifts now! You want to get them creative toys, games, and items that will stay staples in the house for more than a few days. Well, look no further than Daily Mom for some great ideas for gifts for your young grade schooler. Whether you are looking for something for imaginary play, games, or something for your very active child, you will find something here for your little guy or gal.
Whether you deal with ultra cold temperatures or just lots of rain and mucky stuff, being outside when it is less than ideal weather conditions can be uncomfortable. However, we are all busy and on the move and many of us love being outdoors year round. You can enjoy being outside no matter what Mother Nature throws your way if you are dressed for the elements. Stay warm, stay dry, and stay happy outside!
A woman really glows when she can feel beautiful on the inside and out. If you want to give a Valentine gift this year to show the woman in your life just how gorgeous she is to you, we have some amazing ideas here to choose from. With lots of options such as perfume, accessories, even hand made soap, you can find a gift worthy of all the beauty your Valentine brings to your world!
If you’ve ever attempted to dress a small child for winter, you know how long it can take. And, once said child has been sufficiently bundled, there’s the issue of them actually keeping their hat, gloves and scarves on. The solution? The Minkey winter garment from Olie.
As winter sets in across the U.S., it can be tricky dressing your baby. You need her to wear something thick and cozy, yet also stretchy and comfortable. Consider dressing your little one in wool — the most natural, warm-yet-breathable textile on the planet! And when you’re buying wool apparel for your baby, it has to be from Ella’s Wool.
Having a “winter baby” presents a lot of challenges. From navigating cold-and-flu season to properly bundling up your little bundle of joy, it can all be very daunting! Luckily, the ColdSnap Baby Cover by Hatch Things makes it a little easier to navigate the winter winds with a winter babe.
Winter is coming in most parts of the country and for the majority of people it is a very depressing time of the year. Many people think that winter blues are normal, but Seasonal Affective Disorder is a major depressive syndrome with clinical manifestations. Don’t let the winter blues get you down by following these tips.
The days are getting shorter and the nights, longer. It’s dreaded territory for most runners, as morning and evening runs become not only cold and dark, but also dangerous and often, unpredictable. Dark figures or figments of our imagination lurk behind every corner bush, while every pine cone, stick, or pothole threatens to take us down in one wrong step. Add to that the fear of not being seen by a distracted or un-caffeinated driver, and one’s worst nightmare can easily come reality. Let’s face it: Running in the dark can be downright scary. But, before you hang up your running shoes til spring, there are a few things you can do to protect yourself and still enjoy the great outdoors by foot, day or night.
When life gives you snow, make ice cream! This cool treat will turn a snow day into a very sweet memory. It tastes delicious and only takes about 5 minutes to make. There’s no need for an ice cream maker, blender or food processor, heavy cream, or refined sugar. This ice cream has a soft-serve consistency that will make you and your kids want to peek out your window and wish for more snow.
Bad weather and the cold season can keep us indoors, scrambling for educational activities to keep our toddlers engaged. It is so easy to feel like you are running out of things to do with months of being cooped up. Montessori activities are an excellent, fun, and educational way to help prepare children for their school years. Simple household tasks can be made into fun, hands-on, developmental lessons that provide opportunities to use fine motor skills and create good habits, as well as great memories.
The holiday season is upon us and what better way to greet your visiting guests than with a gorgeous wreath on your front door? Some of these beautiful wreaths can cost you an arm and a leg at the store, so why not save some money and make one yourself? Creating a hand-made wreath will not only give you a sense of pride when your friends and family ask “Where did you get this?,” but making your own also allows you the ability to customize it in whatever color combinations you wish! This DIY Holiday Burlap is beautifully easy to make and will make a real statement on your front door or over your mantle.