winter 

Are you an eco mom?

Green living starts at home. At least it does for a growing number of women who are considered "green moms" or "EcoMoms." These women are taking the future of the planet--the one their children shall inherit--personally. And, frankly, from the looks...

Ski lessons for little ones?

In less than two weeks, we're off to Lake Tahoe for a week. This time of year, of course, the activities are all centered on snow -- skiing, snowboarding, and sledding. Thus far, we've limited our adventures to the latter, but as Jared is getting old...

A Porsche under the tree

If you want to get your kids something pretty spiffy, it would be hard to beat a Porsche. (Jared is pretty partial to the Cayenne, if you want to get him something.) If your kid still has a ways to go before getting their driver's license, though, yo...

First snow!

No matter how long you live in a northern climate, it's always a thrill when the first snow falls. That excitement is tripled if there are children in the house waking to what looks like a well-shaken snow globe outside the window. Snow is one of na...

Image of the Day: Baby, it's cold outside

For many of us our worlds are becoming much colder places right now. The days have grown shorter and the temperatures have fallen. Some of us awaken to whiter worlds where we are greeted by frosty windows and cloudy skies. I love the wistful look on...

Rocky mountain baby boom

Last winter was a severe one in Denver, Colorado. The first storm hit on December 21 and there was snow on the ground for 61 consecutive days. Many residents were stuck in their homes for days. And even Scrabble gets tiresome after a couple months. S...

Kid creates life-size Formula 1 race car out of snow

We created some pretty impressive things out of the snow when I was a kid -- enormous forts, snowmen, etc -- but this kid is a true craftsman. Unfortunately the website where I found the photo is in a Scandinavian language I don't understand, and ...

Have baby: Will travel...on the road

Oh MY GOD. Today, and especially this morning, has been nearly as insane as when I went into labor. I know it's my first time traveling with an infant and everything, but I think I might lose my mind if I don't get to take a shower and just go to ...

Blogging Baby Sleepover for Sunday, February 18

We're actually at Lake Tahoe this week, so I don't have to worry about taking out the garbage tonight -- yay! There isn't, however, a whole lot of snow this year which, of course, is kind of the point of it. So I went looking for folks whose kids are...

Product Recall: Samara Brothers Heavyweight Outerwear Jackets

Samara Brothers LLC, of New York, N.Y., in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, is voluntarily recalling their Heavyweight Outerwear Jackets. The snap closures on the outerwear jackets contain excessive amounts of lead, which pose...

Tips for winter sledding safety

While not everybody lives in a climate where winter brings sledding fun, we here in the Rocky Mountains are enjoying a white winter full of skiing, ice skating and sledding. For my family, sledding is the easiest activity to accomplish. All of us, fr...

The amazing results of swaddling, even after 2 months

In the winter I work in a drop-in nursery at a local ski mountain. Our clientele is from around the world, this means we get a wide variety of parenting styles and numerous requests to satisfy those styles. The most recent oddity we encountered was ...

Volkswagen snow sleds

Our friends over at Luxist (with whom I'd gladly trade some dirty diapers for some expensive wine, fast cars, and sleek yachts) posted a story the other day about a line of snow sleds being offered by Volkswagen in Germany. While the steering ability...

The joy of snow, good for all ages

My kids love winter and everything it brings. As the leaves turn they start to get antsy at the thought of the ski hills opening and the fun beginning. At the first sign snow they always pile on as much clothing as they can find and go out for a frol...

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