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Hot Find Friday: Cooper & Kid “Dad-is-Awesome” Box

Modern Dads are cooking meals, supervising playgrounds, changing diapers and yet, a boatload of present-day, engaged dads are completely ignored, according to Cooper & Kid; and their mission is to change that. What is Cooper & Kid? Well its essentially a “Dad-is-Awesome” box delivered to your door quarterly. Each quarter comes an entirely new theme […]

Reading Glasses? No Way! #ClearlyContacts

I needed new glasses. I needed to do something with my current eye situation. So I checked out I have a very light prescription (to see far away) and I typically wear contact lenses about 85% of the time. But it’s suddenly getting harder to see close-up stuff – like my computer and iPhone. […]

Hot Find Friday: Etsy Holiday Picks

I have loved Etsy for years. In fact I’ve written about it for you way back in 2008 and again in 2010. Handmade, unique, antique, homemade, I love it all. I have used Etsy for birthday party supplies, invitations, mama calling cards and even graphics for my business! Today I selected my picks for the best in […]

Hot Find Friday: Zara

With 21 stores in Canada and online shopping available, you may already be a fan of Zara – an international high fashion destination for affordable style. While on a hunt for cute winter style for my girls, I was reminded just how cool Zara really is. Style for a reasonable price is right up my […]

Starting Kindergarten: Too Cool For School Fashion Picks

We love wardrobe shopping for our littles. I personally shop for three girls so it was fun for me to go in search of some cool fashion for boys starting Kindergarten too. Below are my picks plus our outerwear picks in low, medium and high price points. Dressy Hipster Boy   Clown Tee – Spearmint […]

Starting Kindergarten: The Coolest Backpacks

When it’s time to start kindergarten, of course you want your little sporting only  the coolest backpack in class. We’re here to help with our top picks! Smokey & colourful – Sprayground – $60 Sparkley – Justice – $25 Camo & Pink (boy patterns too) – Gap – $25 Graphic Diamonds – Claires – $20 […]

Baby Bjorn One Carrier Now Available in 3 New Colours

  The versatile front & back carrier, Baby Bjorn One is now available in three new colours (in addition to their classic black). The carrier can be used from newborn to age 3 (33lbs) and is developed with pediatricians ensuring the right amount of support is provided for your baby’s head, hips and spine. Waistband […]

“Real Housewife of Vancouver” Mary Zilba partners with Lotus Activa Yoga Apparel

Philanthropist, recording artist, and former Real Housewives of Vancouver beauty, Mary Zilba, has partnered with Vancouver-based active wear company LOTUSACTIVA, to launch her first yoga wear collection. “Yoga has become an important part of my life and I want to share the experience with everyone,” said Zilba, “the line is absolutely beautiful and all the […]

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

It’s right around the corner, and one of my very favourite pseudo-Holidays. This day has a special place in my heart because my Ivy was almost named Valentine. Well, not really, but my oldest daughter told her entire Kindergarten class that we were naming the new baby Valentine (and her teacher believed her!) because she […]

6 Alternatives to Lululemon

I am doing a 40 day yoga challenge this month. I realized on day 5, that my one (and only) pair of yoga pants wouldn’t cut it for six-weeks straight.  So I went looking for a pair of yoga pants for the first time in a very long while.  I own exactly two pieces of […]

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