Month: January 2011

It’s My Blogiversary: Now Delurk!

Today marks the First Anniversary of This Mom Loves! I can’t believe that one year ago today I published my first post (though I waited a couple of weeks before actually sharing the address with anyone!) Now, don’t feel badly if you forgot all about my special day. Stick with me for a minute, and […] Read more…

Cheerios First Foods Giveaway!

Giveaway open to Canada. Can you remember the first foods you gave your bundle of joy? Perhaps you aren’t even at that phase yet, and still need to decide how to proceed when milk is no longer enough. Where can you go for information? Your doctor, obviously, but most of us don’t stop there. We […] Read more…

Ballad of the Rag Man

Ballad of the Rag Man (written by Cynthia Gustavson, illustrated by Kristina Tosic) is a well-written, beautifully illustrated, worthwhile book. In the story, “The Rag Man” is the neighbourhood eccentric who collects castoff items from everyone’s curbside garbage. One day a curious little girl decides to follow him to find out exactly what he does with these found treasures…and learns a very […] Read more…

CSN $50 Giveaway

Giveaway open to Canada and US. In honour of a very special occasion coming up next week (you’ll hear about it!), CSN Stores has provided me with a $50 gift code for one lucky This Mom Loves reader. You’ve probably seen CSN on other blogs, including previously on This Mom Loves. Their 200+ online stores sell, well, pretty much […] Read more…

Gravol: Proud Sponsor of the Children’s Wish Foundation

I’m sure you’ve heard of the fantastic Children’s Wish Foundation, granting exceptional wishes to Canadian children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses. It’s also a safe bet that you’ve heard of Gravol, the #1 pharmacist recommended antinauseant. Well, now the two have joined together. I’m going to be honest here: I personally use Gravol as a sleeping pill […] Read more…

Read It: Food For Thoughtful Parenting

You know someone’s using their head when a parenting book manages to be meaningful while at the same time a quick read. I thoroughly enjoyed “Food For Thoughtful Parenting: 12 Must-Have Lists for New Parents and Young Families”, written by Nina Coslov and Tara Keppler. The book is a collection of handy lists for parents, […] Read more…

Okay, I Watch Too Many Movies…

I’ll just be upfront here: I watched every one of these movies throughout the Christmas holiday season. In order to put over 15 hours of my life to good use, I am providing a service by ranking them for you here in order of preference. Since I missed marking over the holidays (ha ha) I will even provide letter grades […] Read more…

Perfect Parties Theme Five: The Rock Star Party

Thanks to my friend Krista, I bring you today the latest instalment in her party theme series: The Rock Star Party! Decorations At her daughter’s party, there was a stage with flashing lights, and each guest’s name was on a star on the backdrop. There are lots of decorating options when working with a ‘star’ […] Read more…

Your Baby Is Speaking To You…and Welcome, William!

When I first laid eyes on the beautiful book “Your Baby Is Speaking To You: A Visual Guide To The Amazing Behaviors of Your Newborn and Growing Baby” by Dr. Kevin Nugent, I knew I would be reviewing it. I also knew exactly who I would be passing it on to. The author has studied […] Read more…

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