Month: September 2010

Raspberry and Lime Hats: Review and Giveaway

Giveaway open to US and Canada. As the cooler weather approaches, I’m sure you moms are starting to think about some winter wear for your little ones. My girls are set for snowsuits (Maggie obviously gets the hand-me-downs, and I bought a larger size for Frannie last year which still fits) but of course I want […] Read more…

Potty Training: Part 1

We’ve been waiting for signs of readiness. How does this sound? We made it home from the local fair, and got the girls into their jammies, which included a fresh diaper for little Maggie. Minutes later, she shouted out “I go poo in little one!” Thinking it was some sort of reference to a dirty diaper, I shouted […] Read more…

Winner: Frieda Wishinsky Books

Congratulations to Krista S. of Peterborough, ON who left comment number 29 out of 47. Her number was chosen by random number generation, and she will be receiving Frieda Wishinsky’s books “The Queen’s Secret” and “You’re Mean, Lily Jean”, compliments of Scholastic. Make sure to enter to win a cuff and $20 gift card from […] Read more…

Bugalug Accessories: Review and Giveaway!

Giveaway open to Canada and US. Yes, you’re right, I’ve told you before about Bugalug and their adorable children’s accessories. The first time, I focused on the items that my little darlings tried out, like non-slip hairbands and pony loops. Many of you will be glad to learn that Bugalug isn’t just for girls, and they […] Read more…

Perfect Books for Imperfect Kids

Quick question: do your children always pick up after themselves, and always tell the truth? If yes, then go ahead and skip on past this post, because you don’t need these great books from Free Spirit Publishing. Respect and Take Care of Things These books are written in simple text (just a couple of lines […] Read more…

Winner: Alphabet Photography

Congratulations to the winner of the Alphabet Photography giveaway, # 106 out of 176 entries: Stefany from Austin, Texas! She chose the word “Love”. Enjoy your prize, Stefany, and thanks to Alphabet Photography for this terrific giveaway! Read more…

Power of Print Recap #1

In honour of the Power of Print campaign, I’ve decided to give you a regular roundup of my favourite bits and pieces from my vast repertoire of print magazines. Parents Magazine September 2010 “Parents don’t need to entertain their kids all the time, and this includes giving them lots of things to play with. Children […] Read more…

Momterview: Caroline Connell, Editor-In-Chief of Today’s Parent Magazine

Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing Caroline Connell, Editor-In-Chief of Today’s Parent magazine. (She would have my dream job, if teaching weren’t a vocation from which my heart sees no escape.) With a Master’s degree in Journalism and a nine year old son (John Lee), Connell is well-qualified to run the most read Canadian parenting magazine, with a circulation of […] Read more…

Our Newest Art Acquisitions – and My Bad Mommy Moment

We had one little bare wall beside our laundry room door, so I decided to commission a couple of talented artists to create custom-designed paintings for the space. Yes, I’m talking about little Frannie and Maggie – and boy, were they cheap. A couple of chocolate chip muffins and they were ready to roll! I knew I […] Read more…

Frieda Wishinsky: Review and Giveaway

Giveaway open to Canadians. I’m really excited this month to tell you about an award-winning, Toronto-based children’s author: Frieda Wishinsky. I have several of her Canadian Flyer chapter books in my classroom (they’re terrific historical fiction for kids, and “Beware, Pirates!” was on our School Board’s Battle of the Books reading list last year), but I […] Read more…

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