Wednesday, February 8, 2012

New Life Shoes

New Life Shoes
Most of you know that I was recently pregnant.  Our baby girl is about to turn 6 months old so it wasn’t that long ago that I was struggling with all the changes of pregnancy especially the swollen feet in the last months.  Imagine how happy I was when I was invited to participate in the launch of New Life shoes for expecting moms.  I may not be having any more children but I know it was about time someone thought about the changing needs of expecting women when it comes to footwear.

Not surprising, the New Life footwear concept was born at an OB’s office and with the help of a very experienced team and several years of designing, refining, and testing the shoes are now ready for customers.  During the launch the team responsible for these ingenious shoes spoke to media and a group of “mom” bloggers. 

We were able to try a pair on while we felt how all that technology they were describing made for a very comfortable fit.  Here is a little excerpt on that technology from their website:
New Life Shoes feature our one-of-a-kind Z-Fit System (patent pending). There are no laces to tie or re-tie, just a single strap that allows New Life wearers to tighten or loosen the entire shoe with one hand.

The Z-Fit strap is strategically located on the inside of the foot so it’s easy to reach. You’ll never again have to stoop or bend to tie your shoes. Thanks to the Z-Fit System, your New Life Shoes go on easy and stay fit the way you see fit.

Not only easy-on, New Life Shoes are easy on your feet. Our special 5-Layer Cushioning System cradles your foot while providing breathable, moisture-free support. We’ve also included a removable Cushioning Spacer to help create more space and a customized fit for each foot.  All of this technology adds up to a faster fasten, a custom fit and comfier shoe all the way around.

Personally I loved the fit and the overall comfort and would have KILLED for these shoes just seven months ago when I had to live in sandals because they were the only thing that fit at nine months along. I also am happy that the price point is reasonable and that unlike many maternity items that have a limited life span these shoes have use well beyond the last trimester of pregnancy.  Since they are so adjustable you can use them even AFTER your pregnancy is done.

New Life gave the bloggers present at the launch a pair for us.  This said, I have a coworker who is expecting and as much as I liked my sample shoes I knew she would LOVE them even more so I gifted my pair to her.  She is expecting her third child and therefore already does her share of running around after her other two very active pre-school and school aged children… if anyone needs a pair of comfy athletic shoes it’s her.   She wore them the whole day at work and said she has worn them at home and on the weekends while they run around with all her other kids’ activities and reports that they are a comfortable fit. 

So now for the fun part!  New Life Shoes would like to share the “love” so they have very generously allowed me to giveaway a pair in the size and color of the winner’s choice.  If you are expecting, trust me, you want these shoes.  Easy to put on, to adjust, and very comfortable it’s almost everything an expecting mom wants… if only they could also give your feet a massage. J 

Also the first 10 My Tot Travels blog readers to purchase the shoes can get 20% off  with coupon code 1uvqcpyam5z1 on thier web store:

See the Raffle Copter entry form below and follow the instructions to enter.  Winner will be announced Feb. 15, 2012. Shoes will be available to ship around Feb. 24, 2012. Good luck!

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Thursday, February 2, 2012


I love a classic and what better way to celebrate Valentine ’s Day with your little ones than with Disney’s Lady and The Tramp.   I also get doubly enthused by materials that are dual language and on February  7, 2012 Disney will be letting this classic out of the vault (and the US version includes a Spanish soundtrack) so I will be able to watch with my daughter a movie she already loves in either English or SPANISH!!! 

LADY AND THE TRAMP is the classic tale of how Lady, a golden cocker spaniel, falls for a mongrel dog named Tramp from the other side of town. The film is finally being released for the first time on hi-definition Blu-ray for families this Valentine’s Day!   LADY AND THE TRAMP: DIAMOND EDITION on Blu-ray and DVD combo pack will be available for a limited time only.

Disney’s Blu-ray Diamond Collection represents The Walt Disney Studios’ most prestigious and treasured animated classics. Diamond Edition titles boast the highest level of picture and sound;  feature groundbreaking, state-of-the-art immersive bonus content; and include unprecedented levels  of interactivity, personalization and customization, made possible because of Blu-ray technology.

To date, the company has released four Diamond Edition titles – Snow White and the Seven
Dwarfs, Beauty and the Beast, Bambi and The Lion King.

I have been sent a copy for review and will be giving a copy away to one lucky winner.  I must admit that this is already a family favorite and that my oldest daughter (almost four) pulls this out of the drawer frequently.  After the giveaway I will post a review of the new Diamond Edition.  In the interim I hope you all enjoy the Spanish activities in the widget below.

We are raising bilingual girls and therefore look for any opportunity to expose them to the Spanish language. With our oldest we regularly watch movies (mostly Disney or PBS shows) in Spanish and I actively seek out computer games, books, etc. also in Spanish.  This way I can play with her or she can also play with her abuelitos and everyone feels included in the fun.

Please enter the contest below and let your friends know.  Winner will be announced on 2/7/2012.

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