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Put Some Sparkle in the Season with Baby Jewelry

by Blogger on ‎11-19-2014 01:55 PM - last edited on ‎11-19-2014 03:27 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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On a hunt to make my baby look more 'girly' I discovered baby jewelry with Cubic Zirconia.  They're great stocking stuffers with the holidays approaching!

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Review: VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch - even more fun than you think.

by Blogger on ‎10-29-2014 09:32 PM - last edited on ‎10-31-2014 02:02 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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As a parent, or should I say, as a hippie-at-heart parent, I’m not a fan of technology for small kids. There’s so much stimulation in our world – everything blinks, makes noise and doesn’t last more than three minutes.But...Unfortunately or fortunately, my daughter is growing up in these technology rich times and my role as a parent is to introduce her to technology and maybe show her how to deal with it all. As much as I would wish it, sheltering my child is not the answer. Technology can be addictive, but exposure to it is inevitable. Giving them the tools to manage technology at an early age will help prevent them going bonkers when not supervised so they don't end up playing PlayStation for 5 days straight (Note that any similarity to someone you know is entirely unintended). For this particular reason I got quite excited to give my daughter the VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch to play with and see what happens …

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Child Car Seats: Do you know the expiry date on your child's seat?

by Blogger on ‎10-22-2014 06:49 AM - last edited on ‎10-23-2014 05:45 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Believe it or not, car seats do expire. And while you may be thinking it’s all a marketing tactic to pressure you into splurging more on your little one, rest assured it’s all with good reason. It all comes down to keeping your child safe. As a parent, or as someone who cares for children, it’s your duty to stay up-to-date with the latest information on child safety. One of Transport Canada’s biggest recommendations for keeping kids safe on the road is to pay close attention to the expiry date on your child’s car seat.

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With Step2 toys it's Ready, Set, GO! for your toddlers

by Blogger ‎10-17-2014 06:37 PM - edited ‎10-17-2014 06:41 PM

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As a new mom, I know my little one will be growing out of her baby toys quickly, and needing more challenging toddler fare.  Luckily I discovered Stage 2!  Here are some of my favourites:

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Back to the basics - Melissa & Doug toys review

by Blogger on ‎10-12-2014 11:45 PM - last edited on ‎10-15-2014 12:55 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The world of kids' toys nowadays is ever evolving: smart watches, tablets, robot dogs etc. It’s overwhelming. I wish for some simpler toys for my child, for toys that won’t blink or talk. That’s exactly why I got excited to review toys made by Melissa & Doug. I’m a big fan of their toys as they are mostly made out of wood, are great quality and are educational ... and definitely appeal to the part of me that wishes for the simpler times. Previously I was the one who decided what I purchased from Melissa & Doug. Today, I’m about to test three random toys, which I didn’t pick. Let’s see if Melissa & Doug toys still pass the test …

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Safety 1st and The A-B-C's and 1-2-3's of Childproofing

by Blogger on ‎10-07-2014 05:08 PM - last edited on ‎10-10-2014 11:19 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Overwhelmed by preparing for the arrival of your little one?  You're not alone! As a new mom I've just been through this too! So I was happy to oblige when Future Shop asked me to investigate the Safety 1st Brand to help Tech Blog readers discover the A-B-C's and 1-2-3's of childproofing their home.  

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Can Halloween costumes predict your child's future career?

by Blogger on ‎09-29-2014 08:05 PM - last edited on ‎09-30-2014 02:30 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

halloween.jpgHalloween is such a lovely time for parents. Little doctors or superheroes running from door to door focused on the candy that they can get. And you’re watching them, savoring every moment because you know very well this passes so quickly and the next thing you’ll know they’re actual doctors. For this Halloween, however, when you’re buying Halloween costume for your little one, consider this: can Halloween costumes predict your child’s future career? Let’s see….               

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5 Best Baby Monitors of the Year

by Blogger on ‎08-29-2014 07:21 AM - last edited on ‎09-11-2014 01:31 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Baby monitors are the way many parents keep thier newborns and toddlers safe and secure, but how do you pick from the host of options out there?  And what features do you really need in a monitor? Do you need photo capturing? Night vision?  HD Video? We’ll take a look at the options out there, and look at the Top 5.

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Great Lunch and Snack Ideas for Preschoolers

by Blogger on ‎08-10-2014 09:17 PM - last edited on ‎09-05-2014 04:29 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

Great ideas for lunch and snacks for your child going back to preschool

 

Your baby is growing up and going to preschool! Time to get creative by making lunches and snacks your kid will actually want to eat as he or she goes off to play with new friends. Here are a few tips on providing nutritious food that your child won’t toss in the trash.

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Review: ZOKU Duo Quick Pop Maker equals instant fun

by Blogger on ‎06-08-2014 11:03 PM - last edited on ‎06-09-2014 11:02 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The summer is almost here and nothing goes with kids and summer better than popsicles. On a hot day even I won’t say no to a popsicle.  What I love about popsicles is that you and your kids can make them yourselves. When kids learn that they can make a dessert themselves with little or no help from you, their eyes grow so big as if they learned that Santa Clause is coming early this year. It’s a great bonding opportunity. Folks in New Jersey created the Zoku Duo Quick Pop Maker which freezes ice pops in as little as seven minutes right on your countertop without electricity. Do this sound exciting? It surely does to me, so without further ado, let’s see what this magical machine can conjure.

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New baby on the way? These nursery essentials will ensure you're well prepared.

by Blogger on ‎05-09-2014 06:53 AM - last edited on ‎07-07-2014 09:06 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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When expecting your first baby one might think that the nursery is very important as it’s the babies’ room, where the baby will spend most of its time. That’s not entirely incorrect, but really the nursery is important as that’s where you, along with the baby will spend a lot of time together. It’s not only supposed to be cozy for the baby, but also for you (mom or dad). There’s nothing worse than having to get up in the middle of the night to cuddle a little one because they are sick, and its pitch black and there’s nothing to sit on. A properly furnished nursery is of the utmost importance and below you can find what I consider to be the essentials for any well-equipped nursery.

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Revamp Your Kids' Bedroom with these Great Ideas!

by Blogger on ‎03-28-2014 09:34 AM - last edited on ‎04-04-2014 09:56 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Everybody knows that spring is the season full of transformations. Whether you’re spring-cleaning or moving into a new place, what better way to kick it off than by revamping your kids’ bedroom! Shopping for the right items to style your kids’ bedroom is a fun activity that involves the whole family. With so many funky to sophisticated options to choose from, it’s hard to know where to start so here’s a list of my top picks to help get your creative juices flowing:

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I’m a professional woman. I manage people, accounts, money - serious stuff. After work I’m a mom. I organize, prepare and manage little people. It is with confidence that I can say, I’m an adult. However, nothing shades this layer of seriousness and melts the adult in me as fast as LEGO does. Put a box of blocks in a front of me and my eyes open so wide that I can almost feel them sparkle, the experience is so intense. I love blocks. More specifically I love LEGO. Whether you’re one or one hundred there’s a set for you and I’ll be putting to the test the new Juniors line: Race Car Rally set and Spider Man: Spider-Car Pursuit.

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Review: Baby Monitors - LorexBaby Care 'n Share and D-Link Wi-Fi Monitors

by Blogger on ‎02-26-2014 06:51 AM - last edited on ‎05-09-2014 11:50 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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When your baby bundle of joy’s arrival becomes imminent, you begin looking seriously at getting all the accoutrements for feeding, changing, dressing and keeping watch over him/her.  One of the staples nowadays for parents is a baby monitor.  And they’ve come a long way from the 2-way radios of a few years ago. Now it’s all about TV.  

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Review: Ibitz Unity by GeoPalz Fitness Tracker

by Blogger on ‎02-02-2014 12:50 PM - last edited on ‎04-08-2014 11:34 AM by Blog Editor in Chief


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Step counters are a great way to see how much you’re moving in a day, and how active—or not–you really are.  I’m a fitness tracker fan; I own both the Jawbone Up and the Fitbit Flex, and love them, though my go-to is the Fitbit.  So I was pleased to be able to try out a different brand and style of tracker: the Ibitz Unity by GeoPalz.

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