I love this magazine so much. I love it even more when it comes on the same day as Parents magazine, which is its exact opposite in everysingleway. Parent's magazine has panicky stories about how not only is your child probably seriously delayed in pretty much every area, but it is also entirely your fault. In contrast, Wontertime has cozy little articles about building forts, exploring nature, and generally enjoying how cool your kid is.
See Kai Run shoes:
These are, admittedly, a bit of a splurge. But they are the sort of impossibly adorable splurge that I'm powerless to resist (which is how Lucy has come to own some of these). Granted, they aren't even remotely close to fitting her yet, so for all I know, they could make her feet turn green and possibly fall off. But they are so stinking cute, I think I would love them even then.
I've been playing Lucy these three albums since we brought her home, and she really does seem to like them. And as an added bonus (and in contrast to loads other children's albums), these do not make me want to let weevils chew off my ears. Actually, I really like the folksy, "singing from your rocking chair on the front porch" sort of feel. I've even sometimes found myself listening when Lucy isn't there.
Vintage Kids Books Blog:
This is such a cool site. The author reviews old children's books from her son's (gigantic) collection. It has made my children's book wishlist grow to ridiculous lengths, but it has also made me want to go search for my own picture book finds at thrift shops. Maybe I'll start posting the ones we like. Lucy's really getting in to books now, and it's so fun.