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  1. Not Just Any Rubber Giraffe…

    The Wallstreet Journal published an interesting article about our favourite giraffe…  You can continue to be consumed by your children and read The Wallstreet Journal all at the same time.  You will feel more worldly for sure!

    Posted in Cool Products.

  2. A Peachy Giveaway!

    PeachyBuy is one of my favourite deal sites because all of the deals are geared to families like yours and mine.  If you are looking for a fun family outing over March Break, Peachybuy is offering a Spring Fling All-Day Ride Passes, valid for Saturday March 10 or Sunday March 11, for only $10 (no extra fees).  Spring Fling is a Toronto March Break tradition and Canada’s largest indoor carnival which takes place at the Rogers Centre for a seven-day run through March Break 2012.  Enjoy  rides,  live performances on the children’s stage,  interact with 26 live animals from Reptilia and join Barbie for a visit in Barbie’s World!

    We have been given a family four pack of All Day ride passes for Saturday March 11 or Sunday March 12 to give away!  So peachy 🙂  Check out the website and send me a line about one thing your family is planning to do during March Break.  The 7th person to contact me in the next 24 hours will be the happy winner.

    Posted in Activities & Events, Contests & Giveaways.

  3. 30% off Britax Marathon

    Two weeks of great deals await at Babies R Us.  If your baby is graduating from the bucket, it is time to get the best car seat out there.  Not only does it have the best safety ratings, but your child will be so comfortable!  The Onyx seems to be the only colour on sale and shipping is free  See more great deals that are available during Babyfest.

    Posted in Deals, sale.

  4. Mabel’s Labels 29% off Promo

    What could make this mucky day a little brighter?  Labels!  Mabel’s Labels is having a Leap Year Sale today.  29% off sticky labels, clothing labels, bag tags, The Basic Kit Combo and the Big Kaboodle Combo.  Use the code LEAP4U at checkout. I feel better already.



    Posted in Cool Products, Deals.

  5. Cineplex Family Favourites!

    Cineplex Canada is offering family movies every Saturday morning (11am) until the end of April.  Tickets are only $2.50!  Some classics are ET, Stuart Little and an American Tale.  See the movie schedule here.  Check for participating theatres.

    Posted in Activities & Events.

  6. Hey Mama…

    Want more?  Of course you do.  This is pretty funny.  Check it out.

    Posted in Free.

  7. Mabel’s Labels Camp Combo

    The limited edition Camp Combo is on sale during the month of February for $37.95

    Posted in Deals.

  8. Toddler Adventure Group – Big Like!

    Any of you who have a toddler at home know how difficult it is to keep them busy.   My  2 yr. old Liam and I were feeling a little lonely and uninspired at home.   I knew he needed more structure and exposure to new activities and children and I was looking to add more programs to his schedule.

    As if she read my mind, Sharyn, of Toddler Adventure Group (TAG), sent me an email and invited us to experience one of her playgroups .    Sharyn is a toddler expert who runs structured playgroups for 18-36 month olds in the Thornhill Woods area.   A playgroup is 90 minutes long and includes skill development through play, songs, crafts, and much more.

    As soon as Liam and I sat on a carpet covered in colourful little pompoms, I knew that this wasn’t just another playgroup.  Every minute at TAG is planned to help toddlers grow and hone skills that most of us take for granted.   Sharyn brings warmth, energy and new materials every week to engage and stimulate the little ones and she reminds us to do things at toddler speed, toddler height, toddler fun.  While Liam was enjoying every minute of his participation, I too was learning.  Being in the company of other adults while focusing on my child felt great.  Learning to teach my toddler important skills through play was inspiring and being reminded that toddlerhood is a magical time was simple here.

    To learn more about Toddler Adventure Group visit the website or follow their Facebook Page.  If you are looking for a backyard camp, TAG’s Summer Sparks may be the perfect camp for your toddler.

    Posted in Activities & Events, Useful Info.

  9. Tim Hortons $1 Lattes

    The $1 promo is valid at participating stores until February 19th!  Who has time to take quizzes???  The perfect Latte is perfect because you can drink it while the kids are strapped into their car seats.  Flavour probably doesn’t matter 🙂

    Posted in Deals.

  10. Great Wolf Lodge Coupon Code

    Great Wolf Lodge (Niagara Falls) makes for an incredible weekend getaway in the Winter months.  The ginormous indoor waterpark is so fun and there is also an arcade, spa, playroom, crafting station and everything kids and parents need to have a good time.  Mamapicks has a special rate for the upcoming weekend (Sat. Feb. 4th -Sun.Feb. 5th)!  $199 for the Family Suite instead of $379 (including waterpark passes which are good for both Saturday and Sunday).   The offer is good until Tuesday, Jan. 31st and only takes effect if 7 rooms are registered.   In order to book your room, go online at

    1)    Select the Niagara Falls Location

    2)    At the top of the home page please enter in the arrival and departure date and click “check availability”.

    3)    Under “Offer Code” enter in the group code 1202SOLO and click “check”

    4)    Book your room

    Posted in Activities & Events, Deals.

  11. Framing Their Art


    My daughter creates 100 pieces of art a day.  Sometimes she finds some of them in the recycling bin and I pretend they fell in there by accident.  Sort of like the Captain of the Costa Concordia.  It’s hard to find a way to keep, organize and display our kids’ artwork.  I was really excited to find simple white frames with a back slot to slip-in artwork easily.  That means that you can change the display often without too much fuss!  Only $7 each at Loblaws Superstore!  A great find.

    Posted in Cool Products.

  12. Edible Arrangements Deal

    You can order until Jan. 22nd and pick up must be no later than Jan. 25th.  Show your favourite teacher, doctor, secretary, swim/karate/dance instructor some LOVE out of the blue.

    Posted in Deals.

  13. Home Depot Workshops for Kids

    Mamapicks used to have a ” what to do this weekend” column and she sort of gave up because there is not enough high-quality stuff to do in the Winter with kids.  But now and then , she will let you know about great activities that she finds.  She will also let you know about places that are not great in the new “It sucks” column.

    Home Depot has monthly workshops for kids which are FREE and amazing.  We went to our first one this past Saturday morning with my 5 yr.-old son and he was the happiest kid on earth.  The two-hour workshop involves a different building project every time which is suitable for ages 4-12.  It is held at most Home Dept locations one Saturday morning a month, 10am-12pm.  This past weekend, my son used a hammer and nails to carefully construct a savings shed.  He received a kit to complete with an accompanying adult and a really cute  Home Depot kid-sized apron.  He also received a tattoo sticker which was a really big deal for some reason.  You must pre-register as many locations fill up fast.  The next workshop takes place on Feb.11th. Register online.

    Posted in Activities & Events, Ideas, Useful Info.

  14. Get your Wonderland passes now!

    Renew your passes for $59.99 and don’t pay till March 1st, 2012!  While prices go up Jan. 5th, the option to pay in March expires tomorrow!  You can also register your passes online instead of filling out forms at the park…


    Posted in Activities & Events, Deals.

  15. Gap Coupon!

    Winter is in the air…but The Gap makes you feel like Spring is just days away.  Lots of yellow, pink and beautiful!  Click to print your copy.

    Posted in sale.

  16. Old Navy Deal

    Posted in Deals, sale.

  17. Children’s Place Extra 15% Off

    Posted in sale.

  18. 25% off Crocs @ Olly Shoes




    Posted in sale.

  19. Free Valet Parking @ Yorkdale

    Located at Holt Renfrew’s lower parking deck on P1, valet parking is available for $8 and is complimentary with a visible Accessible Parking Permit and for MasterCard World and World Elite cardholders from December 1 – 31.  From December 1st – January 8th, receive free valet parking for the first & last two hours of Yorkdale’s operating hours with a $50 purchase. Space is limited.


    Posted in Free, Useful Info.

  20. Moo!

    Need some creative gifts?  I love MOO.  I love printing photos on mini-cards and this mosaic frame makes for an amazing gift.  Moo has lots of other great products and printing material.  All accessories are now 25% off!

    Posted in Cool Products.

  21. Mabel’s Labels Black Friday Deal


    Posted in Deals, sale.

  22. Gap Sale!

    Posted in sale.

  23. Mexx Sale

    Posted in Deals, sale.

  24. La Vie en Rose Coupon!

    Seriously, I need new underwear.  I have everything from XS to XL in my drawer and it’s time to settle on a size.


    Posted in Coupons.

  25. Chanukah Concert & Party!

    Posted in Activities & Events.