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 philadelphia!

Christmas Village in Philadelphia

What: Pick up a few last-minute presents and catch performances at the quaint outdoor market.
Why: A carousel makes your tot glad he tagged along on yet another shopping mission.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Dilworth Plaza, at City Hall, Broad St., at Market St. Admission is free.

Constructing Play
What: Peek at building toys both old and new.
Why: Revisit old-school faves like Lincoln Logs.
When: Thru Feb. 4. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch St. (215-569-3186). Admission is free.

Video Calls with Santa
The new app ($1) lets little elves interact with the big guy.
The dreaded naughty message puts the kibosh on bratty behavior.
Before he leaves the North Pole.
Online at itunes.apple.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Haypenny Design

1218 Arch St
bt N 12th & N 13th Sts
Philadelphia, PA 19107
City Hall
Broad St
@ Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19107