Awesome Mother’s Day Gifts Continued!

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Diaper bags are to new moms what comforters are to freshman in college. They say a lot about your aesthetic and like that college comforter, they are in a way your home away from home. Which is why we’re obsessed with J.Mater’s diaper bag. As the co-founder Johanna Almstead likes to say, “Although life is clearly not the same, our tote is meant to make you feel like yourself again (sort of!).”  Our favorite line from J.Mater’s design manifesto: “We believe it is possible to ‘keep it together’ while being a Mom.” Praise Be! Here’s the scoop: There’s one bag, in three colors (black, navy, poppy) with ample pockets for bottles, a pouch for mom (which can easily double as a clutch) pouches for baby, convenient stroller straps in easy to clean coated canvas. Her Hintd list has this and more to for new moms to discover.

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“For me, I cannot relax if things are too chaotic, so I designed a bag to make me feel like there is some order in my life. The bag comes with The Mama clutch, which allows you to stash all of your personal things- credit cards, money, keys, lip balm, as well as everything you need for baby. It keeps you organized and it can be carried on its own as an easy clutch.”

Their big idea is that function is luxury and luxury is function, which we wholeheartedly agree with, especially when you are trying to find that beloved teething toy to soothe a screaming child. And this made us wonder if Johanna can design a bag this good, what other things does she love and rely on as a mom.

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“When it comes to Mother’s Day traditions we didn’t really have them which probably means that my mother was doing all the work and taking care of us as she always did. I am very sentimental about jewelry, so I love the idea of receiving a piece of jewelry that could become part of a collection after many years- charm bracelet or a locket.  I love this locket from Monica Rich Kosan (wink, wink.)”
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One charity I really care about is WIN, an organization that supports homeless women and children in NYC. It’s truly is an amazing organization and very dear to my heart. This Mother’s Day when you send one of their Mother’s Day cards a donation is made to their great work.

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