One mom’s freezing (50 degrees and gray in Miami) is another mom’s heaven (a blustery 30 degrees in Boston). But no matter on which side of the jet stream you fall, you’re bitter about winter.
So you’ll warm right up to the Haypenny Handmitten, a mom-invented slipcover for your stroller handlebar.
Made of a soft alpaca wool blend and lined in cozy fleece, it snaps over the handle. The roomy pocket is perfectly positioned for you to stick your hands in and push the carriage.
No more freezing digits, chapped fingers, or dropping gloves in the struggle to answer the phone. Plus, Handmittens are made by female fair trade artisans in Nepal and Peru who receive training, support, and a living wage.
So no one’s left out in the cold.
Available online at haypennydesign.bigcartel.com, $68-$100.
Family Christmas Movies
What: Settle in for a few classic flicks.
Why: It’s a Wonderful Life never gets old.
When: Mon. & Tues., 2, 2:30 & 7 p.m.; Wed., 2 & 2:30 p.m.
Where: Palace Theatre, 300 S. Main St., Grapevine. Tickets at 817-410-3100. Adults and children, $5.
Video Calls with Santa
What: The new app ($1) lets little elves interact with the big guy.
Why: The dreaded naughty message puts the kibosh on bratty behavior.
When: Before he leaves the North Pole.
Where: Online at itunes.apple.com.
HO HO HO
The Magic of Santa
What: It’s not too late to get pictures with the man in red.
Why: Apply a little last-minute pressure (tricycle, tricycle, tricycle).
When: Thru Thurs., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Rd. (214-515-6500). Adults and teens, $10; children 3-12, $7; under 3, free.
Photo: Courtesy of Haypenny Design