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  1. @ Old Navy, Today Only!

    Posted in Deals, Uncategorized.

  2. Wonderland Season Passes $59.99

    Posted in Deals.

  3. IKEA high-chair

    Yes,  I too went for the deluxe Prima Papa with the first child.  It reclined and had cushions.  Cushions meant creases and the deluxe chair quickly turned into a state-of-the-art petri dish.  I am convinced that SARS may have actually originated in my Prima Papa that year.  Fast forward to Baby #3 and our awesome IKEA chair.  The Baby doesn’t seem uncomfortable and it’s so easy to clean!  It’s compact, comes with a tray and has that modern white look … LOVE IT!  Only $19.99 @ Ikea.

    Posted in Cool Products.

  4. Mastermind Toys Coupon

    Use a Mastermind giftcard (issued before Christmas), and get an additional 15% off.

    Posted in Coupons.

  5. Gap Boxing Day Specials

    Posted in sale.

  6. What to do during the break…

    If you are not in Florida, Mexico, etc…  you’ll be looking for ways to keep the kids busy.  There’s nothing new in the realm of “what to do with the kids in  the Winter”, but at least I have some coupons for you:

    Bata Shoe Museum

    Canadian Air & Space Museum

    Fallsview Indoor Waterpark (Niagara Falls)

    Fantasy Fair

    Medieval Times

    Ontario Science Centre

    Putting Edge Fun Centre (Richmond Hill)

    Don’t forget about IKEA’s play room, local community centres for swim and skate, baking and crafting at home…and if you are desperate, a warm bubble bath for the kids and their Lego in the middle of the day is always a fun way to pass the time 🙂

    Posted in Activities & Events.

  7. Air Canada Promo Code

    15% off worldwide with code 4NJKH3R1, valid today only!

    Posted in Coupons, Deals.

  8. Need Jeans?

    Click to find out more about the Boxing Day extravaganza at Hill Street Blues.  A great place to buy jeans.

    Posted in sale.

  9. Shows around town!

    Snow White @ Solar Stage Children’s Theatre. Ages 3-10.  Playing until Jan. 2nd.

    Disney On Ice @ Rogers Centre, playing until Jan. 2nd.

    A Year With Frog &  Toad @ the Lorraine Kimsa Theatre , until Dec. 30th.

    Splash N Boots @ Richmond Hill Centre for Performing Arts, (on Dec. 28th)

    Disney Live, Mickey’s Rockin’ Road Show @ The Rogers Centre, (Jan 14-16)

    Lower Ossington Theatre has 4 shows playing over the Winter break:  Pinkalicious, Tabitha & the Time Machine, Free to Be You and Me & Happyview P.S.

    If you want to take your kids to the movies this Winter Break, Rainbow Cinemas has $5 Tuesdays.

    Later on…

    Angelina Ballerina @ The Al Greene Theatre, (Jan 22nd – March 19th)

    How the Gimquat Found Her Song @ Roy Thomson Hall (Feb. 5th)

    Posted in Activities & Events.

  10. Edible Arrangements Code

    Yes, I know that people have seen fruit before and flower bouquets too…but this is a Mamapick’s tested way to knock people socks off, especially when they work at an office.

    Posted in Coupons, Deals, Gifts.

  11. Three Kids :)


    “There is always a little person in need of something. Food. A drink of water. A boob. A bath. A hug. A mouth, nose, or bottom wiped. A timeout. Electroshock therapy. Oh no, sorry, that’s me.”

    I knew I was in for a good read after reading that.  I also knew that I could read this article to my husband and he would actually pay attention.  It’s called On Having Three Kids and it’s all about…that.  In case you are considering it…or are already in this wonderful predicament.   It is written by Jennifer Eyre Wright and can be found on her website – (yes there is such a  website!).

    Posted in Useful Info.

  12. Mastermind Toys Weekend Coupon

    Posted in Coupons.

  13. Today Only (Banana Republic)

    Posted in sale.

  14. Exclusive Offer from Solo Para Ti

    Solo Para Ti is a wonderful home store in Richmond Hill.  Allison, the owner, offers a variety of wonderful products and personalized service.  You can -e-mail her your budget and gifting needs and she will help you put it all together.  If you have been to a mall recently, you know that it is not so fun to shop around – bad weather, slow service, no time!  Ugh.  Mamapicks readers receive 15% off all orders picked up from the store in Richmond Hill.  Check out the website for great gift ideas.

    Posted in Cool Products, Exclusive Discounts.

  15. @ Mastermind Toys

    I always struggle with gifts for the 8-12 crowd.  This seems like a great one!  Available tomorrow at Mastermind Toys.  Extended hours and free gift-wrapping makes this store hot.

    Posted in Deals.

  16. Mexx Secret Sale

    Mexx has such beautiful styles for kids.  I always love their colours.  What more, the new Mexx maternity line is so nice, that it could make me want another baby.  Print your invitation by clicking on it.

    Posted in sale.

  17. Another Great Giveaway!

    Give your kids a great musical experience with Sonshine & Broccoli.  With Broccoli on guitar and Sonshine on the mic, this duo has been entertaining kids of all ages at concerts, classes, parties and music festivals for years.  Spending time with Sonshine & Broccoli means enjoying a fun-filled, interactive concert which gets everyone off their feet!

    To celebrate the launch of their new website, there are 3  Sonshine & Broccoli prize packs to give away! Each includes a t-shirt and two CDs!  To win, check out the website and let me know what the dress code is at the next family sing-a-long.  The first three people to e-mail me the answer win.  Prizes must be picked up.

    Posted in Contests & Giveaways.

  18. As the year draws to a close…

    Don’t know about you, but my life is on Facebook.  I change my statuses quite frequently…and a compilation of them reads like a journal, reminding me of what my year was all about.  The app “My Year in Status” allows you to create a collage of your statuses.  You can choose from eight different designs. It makes for a nice keepsake.  My year was all about my kids and lack of sleep, as well as a disdain for cold weather and Home Depot.  What was your year all about?

    Disclaimer:  The app was created by a husband & wife team (Mamapicks & Papapicks!)

    Posted in Cool Products, Ideas.

  19. What to do this weekend…Dec. 11th & 12th

    Located on Queens Quay West on the shores of Lake Ontario, The Natrel™ Rink is the city’s winter gem.  In addition to public skating, it hosts a variety of our fall and winter programming including Learn to Skate, HarbourKIDS: SK8 and DJ Skate Nights.  Cozy up next to our fire pits with ample seating.  The Natrel™ Rink has an indoor change room with lockers and washrooms; and hot food & drinks are available at our rinkside restaurant, Lakeside EATS.

    On Dec. 11th, Home Depot locations are holding a free 2-hr. workshop for kids ages 4-12.  They get to use a hammer.  Please call your local Home Depot for information.

    On December 11th at Noon, go to Hillcrest Mall for their Make A Toy, Give A Toy event. Children will stuff 2 teddy bears – dropping one into the Toy Mountain bin, and keeping the other. This activity is only $5 with net proceeds going to the Salvation Army Toy Mountain Drive. Everything is supplied and it all takes place in Centre Court. Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.  Jay the Juggler will be there at 11am and 2pm.

    Go to Downsview Park’s Trail of Lights!  See info in the post below 🙂

    Enjoy a European style Christmas market at the Distillery District (noon-8pm daily).  Handcrafted goods, family entertainment, a ferris wheel, carolers, choirs, and more.  Sounds divine…hopefully temperatures will climb just enough to make it enjoyable to stroll.

    The Shops on Donmills is offering horse-drawn wagon rides through their festive outdoor mall.  Santa will be strolling!  Hmmm…I smell dad with kids and mama soaking in Anthropologie.

    Posted in Activities & Events.

  20. Trail of Lights + Restaurant Giveaway!

    Downsview Park’s Trail of Lights is one of Canada’s largest light shows, spread over 3 km. of a drive-thru trail.  Enjoy the themed displays of over 400,000 LED lights with your families until Jan. 2nd.  On Wednesday nights, the trail is reserved for pedestrians and whoever wants to cross-country ski!

    Mamapicks readers have a chance to win a family vehicle pass (worth $25)  as well as a $100 gift certificate to the great restaurant located inside the park.  What a great family treat!

    To win, go to the trail website and find out what the name of the restaurant is.  The 10th person to e-mail me the answer will be the winner of this incredible giveaway.  Good luck!

    Posted in Contests & Giveaways.

  21. Photo Notepads!

    Cool gift alert…especially for grandparents.  Send your favourite photo and have it printed in the background of a 100-page notepad with (or without) a personalized message.  Get 15% off your order with promo code: momfinds

    Posted in Cool Products, Gifts, Personalized.

  22. How to make a snowflake…

    In my recent internet travels, I came upon this beautiful blog called How About Orange and it instantly brightened my day.  This great post gives you instructions for creating a snowflake garland with five-point-star snowflakes.  Something fun to do with the kids on a cold afternoon.  You will love this blog, check it out!

    Posted in Crafts.

  23. Olly Shoes: 25% off Crocs

    Posted in sale.

  24. Angelina is coming to town…

    Posted in Activities & Events.

  25. Gap: Because Winter is Here

    It’s always sudden…the arrival of snow.  This year, my kids don’t even have snow boots.  Let’s hope the ones from last year fit.  Let’s hope I can find them.  Amen.  BTW, free shipping and free returns when you order over $50 worth of stuff.

    Posted in Deals, sale.