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Help Make Childbirth and Pregnancy Safe With Your Holiday Shopping

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By Ellie Badanes, Founder & CEO, The Pajama Company

As an important member of The Pajama Company community, we wanted to let you know about something close to our heart. 

Every two minutes, one woman dies due to complications related to childbirth or pregnancy. But 98% of those deaths are preventable. These preventable deaths are happening everyday around the world, and believe it or not, here in the United States.

In 2011, this startling statistic led us to make an unprecedented decision at The Pajama Company. We knew pajamas could be about more than a lazy day at home (though we all need those, too). Pajamas give us comfort and a feeling of safety. It’s a feeling those of us fortunate to live in safe places with access to excellent health care take for granted. We wanted to use our pajamas to help more women feel that comfort around the world.

So we began our partnership with Every Mother Counts, an advocacy and mobilization campaign to increase education and support for maternal and child health. Thanks to all of you, we’ve helped raise awareness about the serious dangers too many women still face in pregnancy and child birth. Thanks to all of you, we’ve contributed to programs helping women around the world to have better outcomes.

Through their work, Every Mother Counts has impacted the lives of more than 500,000 women. This includes providing healthcare to 50,000 mothers and children in Haiti and helping more than 90,000 mothers reach quality healthcare in Uganda.

But their work is not only focused abroad. The United States is one of only 13 countries where maternal mortality is on the rise. Every Mother Counts is working to help low income women in the U.S. access childbirth education and prenatal care.

As a mother, I started The Pajama Company, to bring comfort to families and celebrate those moments when we are home with our loved ones. I know many of you are mothers, too. Becoming a mother can bring so much joy to life, it should not threaten life.

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You can help us continue to support their important efforts through your holiday shopping today. Today, Giving Tuesday, we’re donating 10% of all our pajama sales to Every Mother Counts.

We hope you will continue with us in our support of mothers around the world. Read more about maternal mortality on our website, and learn more about the issue at EveryMotherCounts.org. Make your pajama purchases count for a little more by shopping with us on Maternal Health Monday (today) and tell your friends about it on Facebook and Twitter.

From one mother to another, let’s remember that all moms count.

 

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Dorm Sweet Dorm

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With “Move In” day behind you or right around the corner, we’ve got you covered with dorm room essentials. What does every student need for late night study session or binge TV watching? Pajamas, of course. Here are a few of our dorm room style favorites.

 

Dorm Pajama Style

Caribbean Crush $28

Caribbean Crush $28

White Buffalo Check Flannel $28

White Buffalo Check Flannel $28

And for those late nights when there is a chill in the air

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Kashwere Super Soft Robe in Slate $135

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Kashwere Super Soft Robe in Creme $135

Tiger Slippers $24

Tiger Slippers $24

Owl Slippers $24

Owl Slippers $24

And a special place to rest your head

facebook pillow $28

facebook pillow $28

A few years ago, we had a “Pajama Reporter” working her dorm floor for us. She found how her friends were rockin’ their pj style at American University in this video on our You Tube Channel

We wish students a successful year at school with many successes and some pajama moments with new friends. 

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The 5 Best Pajama Comfort Movies

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Ever notice how some movies you watch and enjoy once, and then there are others you could watch a million times over? Whether it’s a movie that’s totally silly or touches our hearts – there are just some movies we can’t quite get enough of.

So pop the popcorn, grab your coziest blanket, and settle in for the long haul because here are five of our favorite “comfort” movies to watch over and over again!

Back to the Future

Who doesn’t love this classic movie in which Michael J. Fox goes back in time in his DeLorean time machine? (Hellloooo, McFly!) It’s a feel good movie and an all-time favorite rainy day go-to. There are actually two sequels, but the first one is really the best.

Emma

A delightful adaptation of the Jane Austin classic novel, set (of course) in the English countryside. Gwyneth Paltrow plays Emma, a self-appointed matchmaker who loves playing cupid for others, but fails to find a love interest of her own. A feel good movie with great cinematography that will draw you in again and again.

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

In this comedy, Frances McDormand plays the middle-aged governess, Guinevere Pettigrew, who finds herself unemployed and desperate for a job. She takes a job as the social secretary for a singer (Amy Adams) and finds her calling.  A cute movie with fun characters that you’ll want to watch over and over. And, the cool art deco style setting of the 1930’s is a bonus!

Toy Story

If you don’t know Toy Story, it’s a touching family movie about a boy named Andy and his toys, that’s well loved across generations. Action figure Buzz Lightyear and Woody the cowboy steal the show, in addition to Mr. Potato Head! What makes us watch this movie over and over? It’s a sweet story and even after many years, the animation is still really cool. And like Back to the Future, it’s a trilogy, so a perfect choice for a rainy Saturday movie marathon!

Wedding Crashers

Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson play two womanizing friends who regularly “crash” weddings to pick up girls. All is well and good until one of them actually falls for one of their conquests (played by Rachel McAdams). This movie is totally entertaining. There are so many funny lines which makes it one you have to watch again!

*All movie cover images via Amazon

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Footies for Spring!

Are you wondering what happened to spring?! We sure are. It’s chilly out there! But there’s one sure way we’ve learned to stay warm –  and that’s with our awesome footie PJs.

Footies come in a variety of fabrics, but we find that flannel and jersey footies are just perfect for a cool spring. Kids and adults alike – we have footies for the whole family – and even in matching styles if you like!

And what’s even better, today only we’re having a FLASH SALE – 20% off all footies with FOOTIES4SPRING!

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Kids

t_17871Kids Big Feet Pajamas Green Camouflage Fleece One Piece Footy $36

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Lazy One “Timberland Bear” Kids Footy in Turquoise $32

Adults

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Big Feet Pajamas Adult Red Jersey Knit One Piece Footy $44

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Matching Family Footies

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Lazy One “Don’t Moose With Me” Kids Footie in Pink $32

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Big Feet Pajamas Adult Red Fleece One Piece Footy $48

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A Grown Up’s Guide to Pajamas

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Hopefully you’ve graduated from your well worn college t-shirts, beat up boxers and sweats, right? If not, no worries, there’s no pajama shame here.

But, be honest: is it time to upgrade your PJs? One of the benefits if adulting is that you get to treat yourself to cozy, comfy PJs that you love! We’re talking a proper pair of pajamas – the kind with matching tops and bottoms (or a onesie if you’re so inclined – more on that in a bit).

The bottom line is this: if you don’t have a real pair of pajamas as an adult, you’re totally missing out. Because being a grown up in jammies is kind of like a little slice of heaven.

Here are some of the grown up rules of pajamas, that we feel we must share:

Cozy is the name of the game. No weird flame-resistant fabric like when you were a kid. Adult PJs are all about cool cottons, soft jersey, snuggly flannel and cozy fleece. This is your relaxation uniform – your signal that the work day is done and it’s time to chill. This is the outfit that at times, you’ll wear all day long (see Pajama Days), so the key here is cozy.

Fancy or Fun, it’s your choice. People call you fancy pants? We know your type and we’ve got your number – you’re the classic PJ type. Or maybe you’re more of the light-hearted breed who loves fun patterns that show off your favorite hobby or your goofy sense of humor. We’ve got you covered as well, with a million options like here and here and here.

PJs say: “I like you”. Pajamas in a sense, are a form of self care. Buying yourself a great pair of PJs is like sending yourself a cozy love note. Think about it: you’ll feel good wearing them, and much more put together when you’re lounging all day. And, you’ll sleep better when you’re snug as a bug in your jammies. #pajamalove

Footies are still perfectly acceptable. Yes, you probably remember wearing them as a kid. And here’s the good news: footed pajamas come in a full range of adult sizes too! And, we think they’re best suited for an all-day Netflix binge watch, don’t you?

Pajamas + (insert favorite food & drink here) = the perfect match. Love comfort food like grilled cheese or a giant plate of nachos? Indeed, a match made in heaven. Syrup-covered waffle and bacon breakfast? Spot on. Pizza delivery? Surely. Wine, margarita, or maybe a hot toddy? Mmmm yes…the perfect compliment to your snazzy, soft PJs.

So there you have it, adult friends – get yourself a proper pair of pajamas and get your cozy on. And then consider it your license to laze!

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Paris in Pajamas

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Bedhead Women’s “Blue Eiffel” Nightshirt $114

Ahhh, Paris. The city of lights and chocolate croissants (avec le cafe, of course) and fashion and so many beautiful and delicious things. Parisians are known for their passion for life’s simple pleasures: enjoying food and life and friends.

We love Paris, but since we can’t always be there, we also like to think of it as a state of being. Kind of like Sabrina in this famous scene from the classic movie. Life with rose colored glasses or “la vie on rose” as the French say.

So why not add a little Paris to your PJs and cultivate the feeling of “la vie en rose”? Audrey Hepburn was known to have said, “Paris is always a good idea” and we totally agree.

So here’s to Paris in Pajamas!

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The Cat’s Pajamas “Eiffel Tower” Pajama Set $94

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Bedhead Kids “Eiffel Hearts” Pajama Set $58
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Bedhead Tween “Cafe du Paris” Pajama Set $66

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5 Pajama Styles to Bring You into Fall

As the nights get a bit cooler, a pair of cotton or jersey PJs or pajama pants are a great way to transition into the new season.  We love cotton pajama sets because they can be easily mixed and matched: wear the pajama set on cooler nights, and change the long sleeve top out for a t-shirt or tank top when its warmer.

Cotton PJ pants can be worn the same way.  Wear with a t-shirt in summer and then when it gets colder, add a long sleeve t-shirt or your favorite cozy sweatshirt. Very versatile!

Looking for some new transitional PJs?  We’ve got you covered with the best of the best below!

FOR MEN

Bedhead Men’s “Diamonds Are Forever” Classic Cotton Pajama Set

$140

The Cat’s Pajamas Men’s “Mustache” Cotton Pajama Pant in White

$62

Click here for all of our men’s cotton pajamas.

FOR WOMEN

PJ Salvage Women’s Sweet Sets “Navy Dot” Lightweight Cotton Pajama Set

$63

Bedhead Women’s “Tropical Blooms” Classic Stretch Pajama Set

$140

Love + Grace “Bubbles” Women’s Pajama Set in Charcoal

$98

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Why we love pajamas

Life is pretty darn good when you’re wearing your favorite pajamas!

Yep, that’s out motto! And we believe in it wholeheartedly.

We believe that whether you are six or sixty, pajamas are the perfect “comfort clothes.” Pajamas just make people happy. And, you deserve to feel happy.

Pajamas = Hugs

Giving a great pair of PJs is kind of like giving a big hug. Whether you give pajamas as a gift to a friend or loved one, someone you don’t even know, or as a gift to yourself…pajamas are really just a little bit of cozy, warm love. And that’s our wish for you…to feel good.

Cozy Comfort

After a long day working (or having fun!), there’s nothing quite like getting into your PJs and relaxing. Just like taking a warm bath or having a soothing cup of tea, we want you to think of your PJs as another version of self care. Why? Because it’s just another way to give yourself the comfort you deserve!

Fun & Fabulous

We scout out the best pajamas, so you don’t have to.  Not only should your PJs be comfortable and snuggly…but they should also be great quality and add a little fun to your life! Whether it’s colorful elephants, classic footies, wise kitties, or adorable sock monkeys, we want you to smile when you see yourself in the mirror in your PJs.

What we know for sure is that you deserve a pair of fabulous pajamas!

Photo Credit: mararie via Compfight cc

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