Warm Hands, Warm Hearts

haypenny handmitten!

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.

this week in atlanta!

Holidays in the Garden

What: Check out the model choo choo, and then go for a train ride around the Great Lawn.
Why: You think you can (make it to Christmas), you think you can (make it to Christmas).
When: Thru Jan. 2.
Where: Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Midtown (404-876-5859). Adults, $15; children, $12; under 3, free.

Winter Starlab

What: Learn about constellations in the planetarium (ages 5 and up).
Why: Get the lowdown on the night sky without having to shiver under the stars.
When: Sun., 3-4 p.m.
Where: Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Rd., Roswell (770-992-2055). Adults and teens, $8; children 3-12, $5; under 3, free.

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.

Photo: Courtesy of Haypenny Design

9135 Willeo Rd
Roswell, GA 30075
1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309