Winter Blues

I have been planning to do a post on “how to beat the winter blues” but this winter has been unseasonably mild, with the occasional colder day thrown in to remind everyone that it is in fact January. On Saturday, Beyonce and Jay Z welcomed their new bundle of joy, Blue Ivy. So it seems only fitting that I plunge forward on this subject and dedicate this piece to their lovely daughter Blue Ivy.

If you can’t beat the blues, might as well join ’em!

Next time you’re stuck inside on a bone chilling day, wouldn’t it be fun to introduce your kids to the cartoons we grew up on?!?  Last summer’s hit The Smurfs the Movie is available DVD and Pay-per-view/On Demand.   There is a place. A place that knows no sadness, where even feeling blue is a happy thing. A place inhabited by little blue beings three apples high. It lies deep within an enchanted forest, hidden away beyond the medieval village. Most people believe this place is made up, only to be found in books or children’s imagination. Well, we beg to differ.  La, la, la la la….

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The Blue Day Book: A Lesson in Cheering Yourself Up

Perfect for those downer days when your child needs a pick-me-up, The Blue Day Book for Kids magnificently pairs striking animal photographs and inspirational thoughts to re-create the magic Bradley Trevor Greive (BTG) tapped into with the original New York Times best-sellerbook. The deceptively simple, imaginative story line reflects a child’s sensibility about the symptoms, causes, and cures for those times when children feel tired, grumpy, left out, or think that nothing ever goes as they planned. Even on days when brussels sprouts are served at dinner . . . a cherished toy must be shared . . . a homework avalanche looms . . . or a silly mistake is made in front of friends or family, The Blue Day Book for Kids provides children with a literary umbrella to laugh off the unexpected rain life can bring.

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When we look good, we feel better, especially when we’re warm and cozy:

Classic Mittens 500 – two tone

7 A.M.® Enfant Baby Mittens provided with elasticized wrists and a velcro closure are easy to put on and off. Waterproof and ready for wet winters, insulated and fleece lined they will keep your baby’s hands very warm and comfortable during the cold winter months.  Shown in blue, they are also available in many different colors.

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Who’s still feeling blue?  Hope you’re seeing the world through rose-colored glasses now!

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Lainie Gutterman - Before giving birth to her son in 2009 and becoming a stay-at-home mom, Lainie was a founding partner of a Public Relations firm. Lainie describes herself as "a natural born publicist who is constantly spreading the word about new products, activities and events." When Lainie is not chasing after her son or they are not watching Nick Jr or reading together, she scrapbooks and writes posts for her blog, "Me, Myself & Baby I" at http://memyselfandbabyi.wordpress.com. Lainie and her family live in New York City, where she sacrifices living space (but not style) to be in the center of it all in "the city that never sleeps." (Fortunately, her toddler is a sound sleeper who doesn't rise until after 9am, on most days.)

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