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  1. Sunglasses for Babes

    We are overseas right now, where the sun shines just enough to warm the heart.  On our walk today, we saw a store owner with his baby who was wearing sunglasses…attached to her pacifier.  I thought it was so cute and quite brilliant.  the baby was completely content and the sunglasses stayed in place.  The founding company is French, called Lytot.  There are a few retail locations in Canada…and one in Haliburton, Ontario.

    Posted in Cool Products.

  2. March Break Camp

    If you enter Yorkdale Mall from the elevators near Home Outfitters/Pottery Barn, you will see the Yorkdale Community Art Centre.  This March Break camp offers phenomenal facilitating artists, and it supports a charity doing great work in the city’s under resourced areas. Check it out!  Click on the above pic for contact info.

    Posted in Activities & Events.

  3. Old Navy Coupon

    So…Old Navy says they just got better!  A Play Spot for kids, now that is a good idea 🙂  Let’s just hope they maintain and keep it clean unlike some Children’s Place location I am thinking about.  Print your coupon for 30% off one item and go check it out.  Valid until Feb. 27th.

    Posted in Coupons, Useful Info.

  4. The Inverse Power of Praise

    I am sure you have all read some excerpt of an article about the effects of praise on kids.  I think my kids are praise junkies (My fault) and it’s something my husband and I are working hard to remedy.  This article from New York Magazine was quite long and I praised my own effort for reading it through.  It is a really good one though, and has a wealth of useful information and real-life examples.  Take the time to read it, I assure you that you will learn a lot about how not to talk to your kids.

    Posted in Useful Info.

  5. You Name It Baby: New Location

    You Name It Baby is an amazing place for personalized gifts for kids.  They are opening a new location and you can use the above voucher if you go for a visit.  They have great products and customer service!  The new address is 3383 Bathurst St.  New store opens Feb. 22nd.

    Posted in Coupons, Useful Info.

  6. Happy Family Day!

    I couldn’t find a photo of a happy looking family in the cold.  Sorry.

    What’s open?  The Eaton Centre will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Vaughan Mills, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Square One, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Pacific Mall, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    The CN Tower will be open and they are offering a $35 Family Day admission pass, good for three visitors.  Sesame Street characters will be around!

    The Art Gallery of Ontario has some great activities planned for families and will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Family Day activity packs are available with lots of great options.

    The Ontario Science Centre, the Royal Ontario Museum, and movie theatres will also be open.

    Stay away from all the “Family Fests” that offer face painting and bouncy castles.  Your kids and hundreds of others will have to wait in line for at least 45 minutes to jump for five minutes.  Been there, done that, it was awful.  Not to mention all the viruses they can get 😉

    Posted in Activities & Events, This Weekend.

  7. Timothy’s Free Skinny Latte Promo

    The promotion is valid for Skinny Latte Benés, Skinny Green Tea Lattes, and flavoured lattes.  Head over to your local Timothy’s between 3-6 PM before Feb. 27th and get a second skinny latte free when you purchase one.

    Posted in Deals.

  8. 50% off Stonzwear

    If you ask me what the best product is that I have purchased since The Baby was born, it would definitely be his Stonzwear boots.  I didn’t purchase them for my other kids because of the price ($46 + tax).  With child #3 and 2 lost pairs of cheaper options, I bit the bullet.  Stonzwear has a great sale on now and the boots are only $23.50.  Well worth the price.  They are genius.  Easy to put on, warm, and the kid can’t pull them off.  They look like two little bags that wrap around the foot.  I like that I can tuck his pants in so that the cold doesn’t get in.  I also like that they are not bulky and heavy.  He is not even a year old and the size 2 fits big but well so we will get an extra year out of them.   A HIGHLY recommended product.  Free shipping on a $50+ spend.  I am sure their gloves are great too…Winter ain’t leaving any time soon!

    Posted in Cool Products.

  9. Gap Factory Store Sale

    To celebrate family, Gap Factory Store is having an amazing promotion.  40% off the entire store plus an additional 15% off your purchase of $85.  Valid Feb 14th- 21st.  Click to print your coupon.

    Posted in Coupons, Deals, sale.

  10. $79 for a $200 Dollhouse!

    Pathdeals has this beautiful wooden dollhouse as a daily deal for the next 30 hrs.  Check it out, looks really nice and the price is great.  Wood is always good and it’s a great thing to be able to close it up and hide the mess.   The furniture sets are so cute (sold separately).  I want to play!!!

    Posted in Cool Products, Deals.

  11. Pet Funfest

    This weekend, Feb. 12th & 13th @ Downsview Park.  Meet and learn about small pets (guinea pigs, rats, rabbits, ferrets, etc.), cats and dogs of different sizes, shapes and colours, all waiting for someone with a big heart to bring them home.  We have never been to this event so no guarantees.  It does sound like it would be fun for the kids though.  There is more info on this website, scroll all the way down to the bottom for the relevant details.

    Posted in Activities & Events, This Weekend.

  12. West Jet Seat Sale

    On until tomorrow night on all destinations.  Take a look.  For travel on select dates until June 15th.

    Posted in Deals, sale.

  13. Toys R Us Coupon

    Click to print your copy.  If you prefer to order online, use code SWING2011.  When they say big wooden swingsets, they mean big wooden swingsets.

    Posted in Coupons.

  14. Children’s Place Coupon

    Click to print your copy!

    Posted in Coupons.

  15. Got My Kids Show

    Due to horrible stomach flu which hit our whole family, this post comes a bit late.  I know this virus is going around…two positive things about it are that it’s a 24 hr. virus and that it’s the quick diet you’ve been waiting for.  I lost 5 pounds and now that it’s over, I am pretty damn happy about that.  Back to the Got My Kids Show…it’s for York Regioners and it’s fun for the whole family.  Very informative if you are looking for great programs and services in your area.

    Posted in Activities & Events.

  16. Great alphabet poster and more…

    If you are decorating a nursery, an alphabet poster is always a lovely thing to hang on the wall.  This one, from Children Inspired Design is gorgeous.  There are lots of other beautiful items from this online shop.  I like the PEACE birds too…a way to decorate and support families in Mexico (read about it here).  Oh, and the “prints” section…I just can’t make up my mind! If you are interested in purchasing something, you can get a sweet deal through Mamapedia for the next three days.  It’s not a Canadian deal site, but for an online purchase it doesn’t make a difference (right??).

    Posted in Cool Products.

  17. Mastermind Toys Coupon

    I am curious about this Orbo toy…it’s for kids 4+ and is like a spherical Rubik’s puzzle.  Valid this weekend.

    Posted in Coupons.

  18. Crocs Canada Sale

    Check out the website’s outlet section for great deals.  This is a purchase that is easy to make online…you don’t need to wonder to much about fit.  The style seen here is on sale for $9.99.  There is flat rate shipping of $9.99 so stock up for the whole family.

    Posted in sale.

  19. This just in…

    Peachy Buy will be offering a limited amount of something pretty great and it’s going to be free…I can’t tell you what it is but check in at midnight or first thing tomorrow!

    Posted in Deals, Free.

  20. Kitchen Stuff Plus Coupon

    Valid only on purchases of appliances, Feb 1st – 13th.  Click to print your copy.

    Posted in Coupons.

  21. Mabel’s Labels Promo

    Earn $25 in Mabel’s Labels money on every $70 spend between Feb. 1st – Feb. 11th.  Use your Mabel Moolah on a $50 spend between March 21st -31st.

    Posted in Deals.

  22. Ella & Elliot Floor Model Sale

    Ella & Elliot is a great store for all that’s hip in the baby world.  Check their website for the floor model sale …maybe you’ll find something.  I am adding the ultra-cool Trioli chair.

    Posted in sale.