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Outdoor Movies

Outdoor movies are just plain fun.  Lawn chairs, blankets, summer.  Below are some options for free flicks around the city to enjoy with your family.

Downsview Park (Fridays) Great family movies.  The Lorax is playing tomorrow and E.T. later in July!

Riverdale Park East (select Sundays, all PG)

Yonge – Dundas Square (Tuesdays…more suitable for mom and dad)

Harbourfront (Wednesdays)

David Pecaut Square (Wednesdays)

Polson Pier offers drive-in movies @ $25 per carload.


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Gap Factory Outlet Coupon

I think this works out to almost free…


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Organic: To buy or not to buy?

As I walk down the aisles at the supermarket, the organic section makes me uncomfortable.  I don’t know if to buy organic.  In life, I gravitate towards an  “all or none” approach…so if I buy organic fruits, do I also switch to organic meats?  If I don’t buy organic, does it mean that I don’t care enough about the health of my family?  If my kids eat organic fruits, will the benefits get canceled out by the radiating antenna in my neighbourhood?  All these questions run through my mind and I don’t really know what to do because toxins come at us from so many places and we can not protect our children from everything.

I did receive a helpful list last week from EWG*.  It is a shopper’s guide to pesticides in produce and it outlines which fruits and vegetables have the most pesticide residues and are the most important to buy organic.  I know that I can reduce my family’s exposure to pesticides by using this list if I don’t want to go “all the way”.

*EWG is the Environmental Working Group and somehow, I got on their mailing list and they send me all kinds of scary information about toxins.  It’s a good thing they are trying to do.  They are not out to make me crazy.  The non-profit organization has two important  goals:

1. To protect the most vulnerable segments of the human population children, babies, and infants in the womb from health problems attributed to a wide array of toxic contaminants.

2. To replace federal policies, including government subsidies that damage the environment and natural resources, with policies that invest in conservation and sustainable development.

It’s all good (what they are doing) and bad (the world).

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Mexx Mega Sale

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Mabel’s Labels: 10% off Camp Combo

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30% off K’Nex

At Mastermind Toys until June 26th.

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How cute is this idea?  And so useful for little ones who are eager to put on their own shoes!  Check out Peachy Buy’s incredible deal today.  Only $12 for 9 pairs of stickers.

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West Elm: Table & Chairs

I have long admired this table and chairs from West Elm and now the price is right!  The table is $125 (was $205) and each chair is $32 (down from $62).  You will probably have to call the store to order because some items don’t ship to Canada.

Posted in Decor, sale.

Mother’s Day Ideas

I love these engraved spoons.  Just ordered one for my mom.  $12 + at this Etsy shop.



$70 at this Etsy shop.

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My First App!


I am always on the lookout for great apps for kids.  The Toddler spends a lot of time confiscating my phone or iPad for his own use.  Sometimes, I even give him my phone voluntarily to keep him occupied (can you believe it???).  Then I experience iGuilt when I catch him playing Zombies or watching Dora in Russian on You Tube.

Let me declare that I think I have found the best apps for kids.  Highly educational and fun.  My First App are classified according to age (starting at 18 months) and each helps your child develop an important skill.  The user interface is great and the graphics are bright and crisp.  My toddler is busy building and matching and my 6 yr. old is using a matrix!  They love it and I feel so good about them using these apps.

Check out the website for more info.

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