Calendar

Being a former Kindergarten teacher, you had to expect that I would jump on the opportunity to review the Preschool Language and Literacy calendar that is put out by The Hanen Centre for the past five years. The Hanen Centre is a not for profit charitable organization that has been around for years. The centre educates teachers, parents and caregivers in helping them promote language development during every day activities. They share information with professionals who deal with teachers and parents. They develop learning materials for children and they conduct research in the area of language and literacy development in … Continue reading

Tot-to-go Nursing Cover

There has been a lot of coverage in the media lately regarding Moms breastfeeding in public. Personally, I have never had a problem with breastfeeding in public. I have had a few compliments for doing it and a few people try to provide not so subtly provide me with advice by telling me where the nursing centers are located. I am proud to breastfeed and I am confident about breastfeeding in public. I will feed my child where ever I have to and if someone has an issue with it, that is their problem. I do not feel like I … Continue reading

Shower Hug™

I received a Shower Hug™ for review just before my son was born. Boy, am I ever thankful! During pregnancy, my nipples were quite sore. They got worse after my son was born. His latch was not good at the beginning. That in combination with the fact that he is slightly tongue tied made for some painful nursing. My nipples were raw and sore. The mere thought of showering and having water hit my front side made me cringe. Enter: The Shower Hug–my saviour! The extremely soft and easy to wear Shower Hug made showering comfortable for me. The Shower … Continue reading

A List Caddy Contest!

Thank you to the 5 people who entered! Welcome to my very first contest here at Multi-Testing Mommy! I am very happy and excited to be able to offer three of my readers their very own List Caddy! It’s an amazing little tool to hold your shopping list on your fridge and at the grocery store! So, if you would like to entered into the random draw, all you need to do is: 1) Leave me a comment on this post anytime until Sunday September 28th, 2008 at midnight.2) Your comment MUST be either your favourite shopping story with your … Continue reading

Multi-Testing Mommy Recommends Bella Band

Ingrid and Isabel has invented my must have item during this pregnancy! The Bella Band! The Bella Band is such a simple thing. It is a seamless tube of material that goes around your waist, hips and tummy in order to keep your pants from falling down and your high rise pant seams showing through all of your tops. If it weren’t for my Bella Band, you would see me a mile away, hiking up my pants every two seconds in order to ensure that they weren’t falling down. Seriously. I also anticipate using my Bella Band after my pregnancy … Continue reading

School Zone Workbooks

School Zone provided me with two workbooks to test out on my three year old daughter. Big Alphabet Workbook The Big Alphabet Workbook is just that: BIG! It is a HUGE workbook with activities such as letter recognition, beginning sounds and manuscript writing geared for children aged 3-5. As a former Kindergarten teacher, I have to say that I am not a HUGE fan of traditional “worksheets” in order to teach these skills, however, some children really do love doing them and if that is the case, this book is definitely for them. It is also great for those children … Continue reading

Breastfeeding: Mother-to-Mother

Jessica Solomon from Breastfeeding Basics was kind enough to send me a copy of her incredible and informative breastfeeding video called Breastfeeding Basics. With my first daughter, I breastfed for 13 months. We got off to a difficult start, but I was bound and determined to breastfeed. I went to clinics, read books and consulted websites. We battled improper latches, thrush and finding comfortable feeding positions due to my vertical c-section. But in the end, we made it through and both her and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience that we shared for 13 months. I am now pregnant again and … Continue reading

Rubbermaid Produce Savers

We buy a lot of berries in our household–strawberries, blueberries and raspberries are our favourites! I’ve always struggled with how to store them, but I will not struggle any longer! Rubbermaid has come up with a new product called the Produce Saver. It is a specially designed container for storing and keeping produce at its freshest. The containers come with a “Crisp Tray” insert that allows for air circulation underneath the produce in order to keep moisture away from the produce. The lids are also vented in order to allow the produce to breath. Multi-Testing Mommy has put these new … Continue reading

Get Set For Life Tour presented by Kids’ CBC

Our family had the privilege of seeing the dress rehearsal for the Get Set For Life Tour in Toronto, presented by Kids’ CBC this weekend. I think this just may have been the highlight of my 2 1/2 year old daughter’s life thus far! She got to see two of her favourite television characters (Curious George and Bo from Bo on the Go) LIVE! The show was hosted by Sid and Patty and featured Curious George, Bo on the Go along with many other Kids’ CBC characters such as Mamma Yamma, Saumon de Champlain, Drumheller and Captain Claw. The children … Continue reading

PURELL® Instant Hand Sanitizer Moisture Therapy

A little while back, I was sent a full size pump of Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer Moisture Therapy. I was VERY skeptical at first. In the past, I had tried many moisturizer based hand sanitizer products and didn’t care for the way they felt on my hands. There was always this “feeling” left on my hands after using this type of product. I have to say that this didn’t happen with Purell. Instead, it disappeared almost as quickly as regular Purell Handsanitizer Gel. And, on top of that, it even left my hands feeling silky! Imagine that. I keep a … Continue reading