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New Product Review Club Offer: Crest & Oral-B Pro-Health

Friday June 21, 2013 by Claire


Crafty Chicks love DIY projects from home decor to easy beauty treatments, but some projects really are best left to professionals. Like cutting your own hair, which really ought to come with a "Do Not Try This At Home" disclaimer (#Imjustsayin).

The same is true of our oral health. No one has time to get weekly professional dentist cleanings, so it's important to pamper your pearlies...

Dad-Friendly Cocktails & Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Father's Day

Friday June 14, 2013 by Claire

Just a few days left before Father's Day, and kids of all ages are scrambling to find The Perfect Gift for Dear Ol' Dad. We're coming to the rescue with a few last-minute ideas of our own paired with cocktail suggestions for Dad and his #1 girl (he's not much of an appletini guy, in case you forgot).
The Townie
Event tickets & Manhattan cocktail
The best gift you...

Mommy Memoirs: I Met the President (and I Liked It)

Thursday April 25, 2013 by Claire

Roadtripping with Kids: A Survival Guide

Recently, the Mister and I had the harebrained idea to take our kids roadtripping for a weekend during Spring Break. We based this brilliant decision on years and years of horrible experiences. 

Because, obviously, it can only improve from here (and in fairness, it was only horrible about 50% of the time. Sleeping, eating, and visiting the hotel...

16 Easy Spring Craft Ideas for Kids

Friday April 19, 2013 by Claire

My kids have the End-Of-School countdown started and are already celebrating by staging elaborate wars between their assortment of Lego Stormtroopers and Webkinz (score: Webkinz 0, The Empire 682). 

Wanting to steer their energies away from the Dark Side, I spent last night's "me time" looking for more constructive outlets for their fertile imaginations. It's also Earth Day this...

How Your Day at Camp Can Change Kids' Health For Keeps

Monday April 8, 2013 by Claire


Ask anyone who has had the opportunity to attend a summer camp and they'll tell you about the great crafts, games, campfires, singalongs, new skills, and fun in the outdoors they enjoyed. Most of all, they'll tell you about the new friends they met and lasting memories they created.

We recently told you about a special fundraiser happening in Toronto this September, and it's...

7 Sleep Tips for New Moms (and the surprising news about what won't work!)

Thursday April 4, 2013 by Claire

Dear New Moms,

don't kill the messenger. Also, you're welcome (keep reading to see why).

Sincerely, Claire

A new study from the University of Toronto's School of Nursing has found that common sleeping tips and tricks do not have a measurable increase in the number of sleep hours a new mom and her baby will get during the first 12 weeks after birth. The same study also found that these...

Surviving Breast Cancer (and what you can do to help!)

Monday April 1, 2013 by Claire


Recently we told you about a fundraiser for an important cause, specifically the Shoppers Drug Mart Weekend to End Women's Cancers. This 2-day walk through scenic Toronto in September directly benefits women's cancer research and patient care at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

Why should this matter to you? Statistics tell us that 1 in 9 Canadian women will develop breast cancer...

12 Easy Easter Egg Crafts for Kids

Friday March 22, 2013 by Claire

Old Man Winter may be sulking outdoors, but the calendar promises that Easter is nearly here. Whether you're a busy parent or just an eager Aunt looking to cozy up with the kiddos, we've got a dozen egg decorating ideas for all ages and abilities. 

Over Easy

Marble Eggs
Prepare a basin of coloring solution (follow directions on the package) and add 1 tsp to 1 Tbsp of cooking oil. Stir...

Product Review Opportunity: Venus Razors

Monday March 11, 2013 by Claire


Sexy-smooth hairless legs and underarms aren't just a summer thing, of course. Date nights, last-minute beach getaways and regular visits to the gym in anticipation of warmer days ahead guarantee that personal grooming is always in season.

Whether you're a shaver, waxer, or epilator-er (in my case "all of the above"), staying one step ahead of stubble can be a chore. Sometimes...

Fun, Fitness, and a Fine Charitable Cause: Save the Date!

Monday March 11, 2013 by Claire


Most of us have a Cause near to our hearts and we do what we can to support it. Usually that means putting money in an envelope or training for a marathon, but the charity we're introducing you to today is really putting the "fun" back into fundraising.

The SickKids Foundation raises funds on behalf of The Hospital for Sick Children, a pediatric health science centre for patient care...

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