Cooped up with a small one this winter? Need to get out of the house but can't walk to the playground like you did so many times this summer?
Enter GigiBar; SE 59th and Division.
Despite the word 'bar' in the title, this is not an alcoholic joint for small people. Rather a coffee bar with yummy espresso, bagels, sandwiches and chalkboards on the walls. And toys and books and pillows and a huge rug to play on.
A nice place for mommies and babies. Daddies too.
It's such a nice place that if you happen to leave your diaper bag on the roof of your car, a passer-by just might call the cafe to let the worker know so they can tell you. (Not that I would have any experience with that.)
And if you order and then realize you left your wallet in the car, they will gladly continue preparing your food while you head back out to find your money. (Again, no experience here.)
Looking for some super soft slipper-type shoes to cover your child's unusual footwear? Added bonus if the slippers are so beloved by your child that he or she will cry buckets of tears when you take them off?
Enter Fred Meyer and a multitude of coupons.
They practically paid me money to take these things home.
It's a big deal when you get to buy your baby her first pair of shoes that cost under $1000.