Giveaway: Complete Winter Outfit and Three Month Supply of Boogie Wipes
The other day I was getting Mazzy ready for school when I checked the weather. It was 52 degrees. Huh. Wasn’t it summer just a few short weeks ago? I hadn’t even pulled out Mazzy’s fall coat from storage yet. And even if I had pulled it out, I’m sure it wouldn’t fit anymore. Those kids, always ruining everything by growing.
Mike watched as I frantically searched Mazzy’s closet for a heavy sweater/spring jacket combo.
“Why don’t we have a fall coat for Mazzy?”
That’s my husband’s passive aggressive way of saying shopping for kid clothes is my job. And if Mazzy gets a sniffle on the way to school, we both know who is at fault.
“Sorry, Ilana. We have rejected your application for Mother of the Year due to the whole lack of coat thing.”
“Oh, but I didn’t realize it would get cold so quickly!”
“Yeah. I know, but don’t stress. You wouldn’t have gotten it anyway due to that runny nose incident where you instructed your child to use her sleeve.”
“You saw that?”
“We see everything.”
Alright, so I’m not always the most prepared mom. But it’s still October and dressing the kids in heavy sweaters isn’t the worst thing in the world. If I act quickly, I can be prepared when it really counts— WINTER.
Winter poses a very specific problem for NYC moms, because we travel with our kids mainly on foot. We don’t have cars to shield our kids from the elements. We have coats and stroller blankets. Our kids are more likely to get chapped lips, stuffed noses and lose their mittens. Or so I imagine— I’m not a doctor.
Did you know this year is supposed to be even colder than last year? Yes, colder than the winter everyone called “The Polar Vortex”. I’ll just give you a moment to let that sink in. No, no. Take your time. Curse, eat some chocolate, whimper in a corner, hug your space heater. It’s okay. I’ll be here when you are done.
To make sure my children are properly insulated this winter, I asked a bunch of my Manhattan mom friends for their best winter recommendations. Plus, I’m working with Boogie Wipes to make sure you’ve thought about more than just their clothes.
Ever wipe a kid’s nose on a zero degree day? Those boogers can freeze themselves solid if you don’t tend to them quickly. True story.
I’ve put together four complete winter outfit options so that when your significant other makes passive aggressive comments about preparing your children for the cold this year, you can say, “Listen. I may not have bought anything yet. But I have been doing my research.”
Want to win one of the four outfits above plus a three month supply of Boogie Wipes? OF COURSE YOU DO! Here’s how….
2) Share this post in some way (post it on facebook, tweet it, pin it, etc.)
3) Post a funny photo of your kid dressed in all their winter gear from a previous year on the Mommy Shorts Facebook Fan Page or tag @mommyshorts and #winterizeyourkid on Instagram. It can be your kids making a snowman, sledding down a hill, just looking ridiculous in a snowsuit five times too large, etc.
For the next few weeks, I’ll be posting the funniest photos on facebook, opening them up for caption contests. Best caption for each photo gets a three month supply of Boogie Wipes. On October 29th, I’ll post the funniest photos with the best captions on my blog, awarding my absolute favorite photo with the grand prize— a three month supply of Boogie Wipes AND… a complete winter outfit selected from the options up top.
Boogie Wipes are made with saline to dissolve boogies (mucus) caused by allergies, the common cold or something I’ve coined Drippy Winter Nose. (If my family is any indication, Drippy Winter Nose is definitely genetic.) Boogie Wipes are extra soft and come in Great Grape, Fresh Scent, Magic Menthol (for extra stuffy noses), Simply Unscented and Boogieberry. They are recommended by Pediatricians as a gentle, effective alternative to a dry tissue.
They are also a much more effective alternative than their sleeve. Or your shoulder.
Nothing says winter like snot on the shoulder of your winter coat.
Just to make things fun- caption the photo of Mazzy and Harlow up top in the comment section below!
This post is sponsored by Boogie Wipes but all opinions and clothing picks are my own.