Reviews, promotions and giveaways

Sponsored: Diet is a four-letter word

2 February 2014 Reviews, promotions and giveaways

I like it when pitches for sponsored posts align with the ideas rattling around in my head. This is another one of those instances. Canadian Olympian and mom Silken Laumann worked with Multi-Grain Cheerios on the World Without Dieting campaign. This is the basis of the campaign: We believe that nutrition is healthier than deprivation […]

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Fisher-Price reinvents four classic toys this Christmas

18 December 2013 Reviews, promotions and giveaways

Sigh. After a lovely three-year run, this will be my last post on as a Fisher-Price Ambassador. It’s been fun, eh? Speaking of fun, for my last post I’d like to tell you about four iconic toys that Fisher-Price has re-invented this holiday season. Everything old is new again! Take the Chatter Phone Talking Game, […]

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Ho-ho-hot holiday toys from Fisher-Price!

4 December 2013 Reviews, promotions and giveaways

It’s the first week of December, do you have your Christmas shopping done yet? When did I become the kind of person who is done the bulk of her shopping by the first of December? I am all about the last minute! I’ve noticed in the last few years, though, that if I don’t have […]

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Imaginext makes multimedia fun by incorporating toys, apps and webisodes

26 November 2013 Reviews, promotions and giveaways

This month, Lucas received a wonderful treat from our friends at Fisher-Price: the Imaginext Rescue City Centre play set. What little boy doesn’t love playing firefighter and police officer? Come to think of it, I know a few little girls who would love that adventure, too! Like its cousin the Eagle Talon Castle (one of […]

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New: Ed Venture webisodes from Fisher-Price’s Imaginext

1 November 2013 Reviews, promotions and giveaways

I may have raved a few (ahem) times about Fisher-Price’s Imaginext toy line. From the Batcave to the Eagle Talon Castle to the Imaginext Dinosaurs, we love them all. (Did you know that the dino on the left is called an apatosaurus? When I was a kid they were called brontosauruses, but apparently that was […]

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Now YOU get to give away the hottest Fisher-Price infant toy of 2014!

28 October 2013 Reviews, promotions and giveaways

One of the hottest new toys from Fisher-Price is the adorable Laugh and Learn Crawl Around Car. I heard it was so popular that they had wanted to share one with each of the Fisher Price Ambassadors but they kept running out before they could even send one to us! Have you seen it? This […]

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A Fisher-Price Little People contest, and two Little People favourites

23 October 2013 Reviews, promotions and giveaways

Okay, I apologize in advance for this. It’s not even Halloween and I’m going to blog about holiday gift giving. I’m sorry. Well, not really. I love Christmas, and I love even more having great gift ideas so I’m not panicking at the last minute. When I think of essential toys for toddlers, the Little […]

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In which she runs off to Toronto with Mike the Knight and ends up with the cops

25 September 2013 Reviews, promotions and giveaways

So this story has been a while in the telling. Oy September, you vex me so! You might remember I mentioned that earlier this month, I had the opportunity to run off for a quick trip to Toronto to visit with the lovely peeps from Mom Central Canada and Fisher-Price. If you remember, the first […]

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On RESPs and a few rambly thoughts about investing in education

24 September 2013 Mothering without a licence

I‘m in one of those transitional stages in parenting right now. For the first time ever, I have all three boys in school full time, and this is also the last year I’ll have them all in the same school. Next year Tristan is off to middle school, and by the time Simon hits middle […]

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Target arrives in Ottawa at last!

20 September 2013 Life in Ottawa

I had only been to Target once. We’d heard so much about the store that we took a special detour to visit one on a trip through Maine back in 2007. I have friends who raved about their love of Target, though, and was as excited as anyone to see what they might bring to […]

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