Day: August 29, 2012

Win a $50 Visa #BackToSchoolSpend {Canada only}

A recent survey about shopping in the back to school season shows that people are deterred from going shopping because of the crowds and lineups. That doesn’t really come as a surprise to me. What is worse than shopping in a crowded store with long lineups with your kids in tow! As a result, 22% believe that shopping online is the number one stress reliever during the back-to-school season. Canadian consumers also go online shopping for cheaper prices, better sales and promotions and because they simply do not have time to shop during regular store hours. The survey also...

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Relax at the Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort

My son and I had the privilege of visiting the Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort on our recent trip to California. The resort is right on the beach, and offers a variety of daily activities, and they have many items available to sign out including pool noodles, boogie boards, beach toys, beach chairs and beach umbrellas. At the resort, there were video games that my son enjoyed, and a ping pong table where he played for the first time. The pool was his favourite spot at the resort though, and we spent a lot of time there. There is a...

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Loving the new Back to School styles

It’s the back to school shopping time of year, so we have been out in the stores quite a bit. It’s fun to get the kids some new clothes for school, and a little depressing to have to buy winter coats and boots in August! Last year I waited until the weather was cooler, and there was no selection left, so even though it is sweltering outside, I am looking at winter clothing. There are so many cute styles out this year, particularly for girls (that’s always the way, isn’t it?). I love that jean jackets are back in...

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Win a Gift Basket from Metro {Ontario only}

I love things that are truly Canadian, and Metro fits into this as one of Ontario’s leading grocers. More than just a Canadian grocer, Metro is dedicated to providing its customers with the very best, fresh and delicious Ontario produce as soon as it’s harvested, through their Harvest from Home program. By implementing Harvest from Home, Metro is purchasing locally grown foods from more than 100 farms across Ontario, thereby directly supporting local farmers and the local economy. 5 reasons you should be eating local at Metro: Selection: Ontario has a wealth of locally grown veggies and fruit to...

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Give your children the best start in life

When I had my first child, I breastfed him because everyone said that it was better for him and I wanted to make sure I was giving him the best start possible. I learned something from that experience … breastfeeding is hard. I stuck it out for seven months and then switched him over to formula because that was what worked for both of us at that time. When I had my second child, nearly eleven years later, I knew that I was going to breastfeed again but I also wanted to research the best formulas so that I...

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