Holiday Gift Ideas from @GivingGiftsCA is a great place to buy fair trade and eco-friendly gifts for the whole family! When you head over to check out all of the awesome gift ideas that Giving Gifts has to offer, be sure to swing by their Holiday Gift Guide for 2012! You will find stocking stuffer ideas, reusable gift wrap and cards, teacher gift ideas and more. We received the coolest reusable gift wrap by Lyziwraps from Giving Gifts to wrap a special gift in this year. I am ALL OVER using reusable gift wrap, especially within our family this year. The Lyziwrap is amazing … Continue reading

Gift Idea: Thomas & Friends™ Take-N-Play The Great Quarry Climb

The Thomas & Friends™ Take-N-Play The Great Quarry Climb would make an excellent gift for any child who enjoys playing with Thomas & Friends trains. I love all of the fun things that happen as Thomas makes his way along the track including a spinning saw blade that cuts the blue slate and a pull cord that helps get Thomas to the top of the Blue Mountain! Children can use their imaginations while playing with this toy by creating a story as they move Thomas from place to place. This toy is inspired by the DVD “Blue Mountain Mystery”, and … Continue reading

Holiday Gift Idea: Barefoot Books

Barefoot Books:It’s exploring other cultures, our planet, ourselves. ImaginationInspirationDiversityEngagingCreativityMake BelieveChildren’s Book Publisher Barefoot Books started in 1993 has a lovely start up story, check it out here:I have come to know Lisa Pozin, owner of Giving Gifts and was very excited to hear that she has started an adventure as a Barefoot Books Ambassador. We received super fun, family oriented activity cards from Barefoot Books called Yoga Pretzels. The box contains 50 Fun Yoga Activities for Kids & Grownups. The cards are very colourful, child friendly and a great size for little hands! I love finding new ways to be … Continue reading

Body Checking in Boys’ Hockey – It’s Hurting Our Boys!

About Andrea Winarski (Guest Post Writer):Andrea Winarski is a mother of 3 enthusiastic hockey players, an entrepreneur and a lover of red wine. Andrea was recently jolted out of her comfort zone when she decided to investigate the link between body checking in hockey and concussions. She couldn’t ignore the information that she found and thus founded the organization Safer Hockey in Canada. The goal of Safer Hockey in Canada is to educate the Canadian public by disseminating the recent medical findings and to persuade Hockey Canada eliminate body checking from Minor Hockey. Our Boys Are Getting Hurt: We must … Continue reading

Give Your Child a @ScholasticCDA Book This Holiday Season!

Scholastic is sure to have a book for every child on your list this year! I know that they have so many wonderful Christmas books available this year, I just don’t know which ones to choose to give to my children! I started a family tradition when my daughter was born to give the kids a gift on Christmas Eve. It helps to take the edge off and it makes Christmas Eve full of tradition for our family. The gifts always include a book that we read to them at bedtime. I love snuggling up with my children and reading … Continue reading

Holiday Gift Ideas from @Hallmark_Canada

Last night, my family ordered pizza for dinner and while we waited for it to come, we put up our Christmas tree! This is one of my most favourite times of the year, when we decorate for Christmas! It allows us the opportunity to be thankful for our family, it gives us time to share memories and is a wonderful chance to spend some good quality time with my family. As a Press Pause member for Hallmark, I have the wonderful opportunity to share many great products that you can find in select Hallmark Stores. We received a huge box … Continue reading

Get Kids to Listen Without Nagging, Reminding or Yelling

Why is it so difficult sometimes to get kids to listen? You know she heard you, but she ignores you. You ask again and still . . . no response. If you’re tired of nagging, reminding and yelling to get kids to listen – this session is for you! Multi-Testing Mommy is excited to partner with Amy McCready, founder of Positive Parenting Solutions & TODAY Show contributor to offer a FREE LIVE training webinar on Tuesday, November 27th at 9 – 10 PM Eastern.Join us to learn easy to implement strategies to correct misbehavior and reclaim the calm voice you … Continue reading

Disney on Ice Presents Worlds of Fantasy #Toronto

For the past few years, my family and I have enjoyed a Disney on Ice Show in Toronto. This year, the show is Disney on Ice Presents Worlds of Fantasy! Check out some highlights of this year’s show here:Just watching this video clip gives me shivers! These shows are so much fun. They would make an excellent Christmas gift for your family! DISCOUNT CODE for TICKETSUse Discount Code: MUM4 to receive 4 tickets for $44 on Weekdays and $4 off per ticket on WeekendsExcludes Front Row, Rinkside, and VIP tickets. No double discounts. Additional Fees May Apply. Weekday is defined … Continue reading

The Healthy Shopper Announces Fall 2012 Products

For those of you out there who like to make greener, healthier choices, you should definitely look into the Healthy Shopper! The Healthy Shopper™ coupon book is the #1 coupon book for natural and organic products in Canada. GIFT ALERT: If you are on a budget this holiday and someone in your household enjoys shopping and getting deals, you could slip a copy of the coupon book into their stocking! It’s free for you and provides great savings for them! You can’t go wrong. Are organic and natural products typically more costly to buy? Absolutely! This is why Randy Boyer … Continue reading