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Ella's Wool Base Layer Review - From a family in Washington

"The boys finally got a chance to wear their Ella's Wool base layer set out in the elements of winter. We took them up to Steven's Pass here in Washington for some sledding and snow time. They had worn them prior as pajamas, but this was their first time layering them with snow gear. I didn't even have a hard time getting my picky 5 years old to wear them instead of his Paw Patrol base layers because of how soft they are. The base layers kept them at the perfect temperature. They never complained about being too cold or too hot after running around and getting sweaty. Which I heard a lot of before... We have decided to have...

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Winter Camping Anyone?

Lately, I’ve been thinking about camping in the winter. It might sound like a crazy idea, challenging and, well, cold, but if you love camping why not take it another step further and try it in the winter? For me, camping means time and space for my family to be with one another and bond without the distractions of work, schedules, and the technological mind-prison we all seem to live in now. Sleeping under the open sky is a good reminder of just how big the universe is— there’s no telescope on earth powerful enough to see its full extent. Experiencing that kind of enormity is such a great way to shift your perspective on everyday anxieties and bring you...

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Giving Back Friday

Yesterday we spent the day giving thanks for everything we have. Today, it’s time to give back. I know many of you were hoping for a huge discount today. Instead of doing that, we have another kind of deal lined up for you: Buy One, Give One For everything you buy from Ella’s Wool today, on Give Back Friday, we will donate baby base layers worth the same amount to one of our favorite organizations, Carry The Future.So, if you haven't gotten your kids' base layers for the season yet, or you've been thinking about getting a new pair of Tubes, this is the perfect time. About Carry The Future Carry The Future started out giving baby carriers to refugees who were literally carrying their children in their...

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Back to Nature

Last weekend I decided to take my kids out of all the election noise and into the woods for a few hours. We didn’t take any toys along with us, not bats, no balls; it seemed like the right time to just let their play be guided by nature and allow them the space to apply their imaginations to whatever they found in the forest. They climbed up trees and played in the branches for five hours. I don’t think their feet touched the ground the entire time we were there, and it was a challenge to get them to leave their arboreal adventures when it was home time. This was an unplanned day of outdoor fun, but one I...

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Babies That Nap Outside

Last winter, my American friend traveled with her family to Copenhagen for a holiday. When she returned, she told of her initial shock at seeing unattended baby strollers – with babies in them! - lined up on the sidewalks outside cafés and restaurants while their parents were inside eating. A daily nap outside is a common part of the daily routine for babies and toddlers throughout Scandinavia, even when temperatures reach as low as 20F (yes, 20 Fahrenheit!). All year round child care centers take the children outside to nap; at home, parents put their babies in the garden, on the balcony or porch for their nap, so if you visit anywhere in Scandinavia, this will be a very common...

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