At the end of a busy day chasing the kids all around, I’m usually relieved to have my own time when they finally go to bed. I often plop down on the couch and reach for the foot cream and put my husband to work by massaging my feet. I bought some Foot Miracle Therapeutic Cream, but this stuff is worth a splurge. It is a deep-penetrating cream that softens the rough areas on the feet. It leaves your skin looking and feeling soft and revived. If you are interested in buying some, HansonWellness.comis offering Marin Mommies readers a 10% discount on the purchase of Foot Miracle only with coupon code mmfootmiracle.
Personalized pacifiers at MyPacifier.com! What parent hasn't dealt with the trauma of wondering "Is this my child's pacifier... or someone else's?!?" Available in a variety of styles and colors, these were developed by a mom in Denmark and have since made their way to the USA. A great baby shower gift, that is, if the parents-to-be have a name picked out already.
I recently bought a new car seat for our one-year-old, since she's grown out of the old hand-me-down one she had before. I purchased our second Britax product, this time a Britax Decathlon convertible car seat. Yeah, they cost a little more than other car seats, but our three-year-old is still using his Britax Marathon, so I consider it money well spent. The best thing about them, other than their superlative safety ratings, is the ease of installation. My husband can install the seats in either of our cars, using the Latch system or the car's shoulder belt, in a matter of minutes. Installing the previous car seat was an exercise in frustration, and took hours to do. We always have the car seats checked out by the local California Highway Patrol office in Corte Madera. The CHP and many local police departments offer free car seat inspections, and they'll even tear the thing out and reinstall for you if necessary. Make sure you call them for an appointment first—the service is very popular. With something like 80% of all car seats incorrectly installed, it's important for your child's safety to have your car seat inspected to make sure it will perform properly in the event of a collision.
We're delighted to announce our new line of Marin Mommies merchandise, available through our online store in association with CafePress! Browse a variety of apparel and accessories, all featuring the colorful Marin Mommies logo and web address. More items are on the way, so check back often. Let the world know you're a proud Marin Mommy and help support this web site!
Pictured: Jr. Raglan, in black/white. Also available in pink/white and baby blue/white. 100% cotton. A bargain at $22.99.
When my son started preschool, I realized that I needed to start putting his name on all his items if I was planning on getting them back. Some things, like his jacket, shirts, and scarf, were dark in color, which made it hard to read his name when written in with a sharpie pen. I found a really great site called Mabel’s Labels that sells super cute labels. They make a variety of labels that include stick-on (75 labels for $18), iron-on (50 labels for $18), bag tags (6 tags for $16), shoe labels (24 labels $16) and allergy-alert labels (20 labels $16) and many more. You also get to choose, or have your kids choose, from many different icons, including dinosaurs, ballerinas, fire trucks, and mermaids.