Angie Campanelli
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Angie Campanelli's ideal world is kale-smoothie-coated, diet coke dipped and full of warm, sunshine.

Her reality is slightly different.

As a new mom, wife to TV personality Rick Campanelli, step-mom, and television producer, her world is more take-out filled, coffee stained and freezing fricken cold.

After 10 years in the 'glam' TV industry, Angie's worked for the esteemed CTV - The Marilyn Denis Show, Breakfast Television, CBS in New York, Entertainment Tonight Canada, Slice and Canadian Geographic.

Although she's interviewed some of the world's most high-profile people (Katy Perry, Barbara Walters, Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Alba, Heidi Klum, Gerrard Butler and countless others) nothing rattled her more than the arrival of her son in March 2014.

Like most ambitious, clueless new parents, she and Rick took Jack on dozens of trips, coped with infant colic, and pushed their relationship to the edge and back.

Join Angie here for snap shots of her chaotic, amazing, star-studded, upside-down world.

Entries by Angie Campanelli

My Favourite Mother's Day Gifts For New Moms

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2017 | 6:09 PM

Looking for something special for a new mom in your life? These are some of my favourite gift ideas for moms in that first year of motherhood.

(1) A night alone in a hotel
The key word here is alone...think peaceful, quiet, alone time (no kids or partner...

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10 Flying-With-Kids Dos And Don'ts

(0) Comments | Posted March 7, 2017 | 11:58 AM

If you're searching this subject, you've likely got an upcoming flight with kids. We've been there, done that and we've found that one of the main, first tips is...

(1) Don't over think things

Regardless of how many issues you face during your travels, the bottom line...

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Low Expectations Are The Key To Happy Family Travel

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2017 | 3:51 PM

Amidst the chaos or monotony of everyday life, many parents dream of cocktails, beaches and a living space that they don't have to clean. Ultimately, this dreamy vision depicts some sort of paradise in a home away from home. However, if you're taking a vacation with your kids, this basically...

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Advertisers, Let's Portray Pregnant Women Accurately

(0) Comments | Posted November 14, 2016 | 10:42 AM

I find it utterly annoying and disgraceful that maternity companies hire extremely thin, non-pregnant women to pretend they're "pregnant" in clothing campaigns.

Yes, I know, all advertising is technically false and distributes unobtainable versions of ourselves and our lifestyles in order to propel consumerism.

But, imagine if size two...

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These Family-Friendly Halloween Decor Ideas Are A Treat

(0) Comments | Posted October 25, 2016 | 9:12 AM

If you're like us, most occasions 'creep' up out of nowhere. It's as though one minute you're commenting, "ohhh that would be such an awesome Halloween costume this year," and the next moment you're scrambling to figure out what you can create with the store leftovers.

The same rings true...

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What's It Like Inside A TIFF Lounge?

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2016 | 6:07 AM

From September 8-18, Toronto rolls out the red carpet for some of the biggest names in Hollywood. But, it's not just the promise of international interviews, parties and film premieres that lure the heavy hitters. Toronto International Film Festival gifting lounges pack their own punch offering some of the most...

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I'm Not A "Stay At Home Mom," I'm A Family Manager

(63) Comments | Posted July 25, 2016 | 12:59 PM

Last night, I paid a late night visit to a naturopath. As we reviewed my lifestyle, she casually raised an eyebrow, hunched her shoulders up ever so slightly and asked me about my personal stress levels.

My mind simultaneously flashed forward and backward: am I rambling too much? Talking too...

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Great Gift Ideas For New Dads

(0) Comments | Posted May 30, 2016 | 5:43 PM

Shopping for dad is two-fold: the gift requires the right amount of meaning combined with practicality/function. When dealing with a new dad -- whether that refers to your brother, son, husband, cousin or friend -- the gift tends to carry even more weight. It's an exciting time in his life...

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My Toddler Almost Died In My Arms

(13) Comments | Posted December 1, 2015 | 1:19 PM

A week ago today, my 20-month-old son swallowed a Monopoly game piece and nearly died in my arms.

Within seconds of swallowing it, his face turned a colour.

He started foaming at the mouth.

He stared at me with large, round, panic-stricken eyes -- a look that changed me to...

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Our Thigh Gap Obsession Worries Me for Young Women Everywhere

(5) Comments | Posted October 6, 2015 | 5:33 PM

I just skimmed over a thorough, well-detailed online post about the thigh gap -- how to achieve it, fitness tips, diet tricks and so on. Maybe I'm hormonal at 19 weeks pregnant, but seriously? This is what we've come down to these days?

I'm all for varying body shapes and...

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Here's the Path to Summer Skin Recovery

(4) Comments | Posted September 18, 2015 | 12:05 PM

As a lifestyle television producer, former red carpet fashion reporter and beauty guru, I'm always looking for the latest/greatest thing when it comes to my skin care. With the Canadian climate currently in transition from summer to fall, it's time to talk summer skin recovery. Armed with canuck-centric questions, I...

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Top 5 Family-Friendly Campgrounds Near Toronto

(3) Comments | Posted June 21, 2015 | 8:36 PM

Camping, no matter how loosely that term may be used these days, is an incredible way to build family memories. I'll even argue that it's one of the best family vacations out there simply because it brings people back to the basics.

When I camped as a kid, it...

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How I Became Addicted to Pumping Breast Milk

(12) Comments | Posted May 19, 2015 | 5:30 PM

Over the past few years there's been an increasingly intense push toward breastfeeding. We're taught in prenatal class that "breast is best" and encouraged to keep it up until yuor kid is at least two. My prenatal instructor boldly and proudly wore the badge of breastfeeding all of her kids...

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How I Get my Son to Sleep on Planes

(0) Comments | Posted May 10, 2015 | 11:14 PM

Some travelling parents totally spaz over getting their baby to nap (on schedule or not). On point, I stressed over this issue for nights leading up to our first family trip.

Throughout our travels, my husband and I tried many different methods to get our son to sleep in...

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Superb, Original Gift Ideas for New Moms

(3) Comments | Posted April 16, 2015 | 12:52 PM

During my first year as a new mom, I came across, received and rewarded myself with some fabulous gifts that totally transformed my parenting experience. Although you're likely bombarded with gift-giving ideas, there's nothing like finding that one present that someone can't live without and didn't even know they needed.

...
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Tips on Flying with Infants

(1) Comments | Posted April 5, 2015 | 10:13 PM

My husband and I took our (then) eight-week-old son on his first flight for a so-called 'vacation' to Florida; Fast-forward six months and he's been airborne 11 times. Now, as mom to a one-year-old and step-mom to a 10-year-old I am far from a parenting expert. But what I am...

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How to Cope With a Colicky Infant (Without Losing Your Mind)

(0) Comments | Posted March 22, 2015 | 11:58 PM

Colic:

  • When an infant cries inconsolably for at least three hours straight, for three consecutive days for three weeks in a row.

  • A word that sends a shockwave of goosebumps across my skin and forces my girlie parts to clamp shut.

  • Something other new...

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How To Successfully Gain Exposure As A Mom Entrepreneur

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2015 | 11:43 AM

Mothers are tackling the business scene with vengeance. Desire to raise their own family, earn money and fill a consumer need, propels many new parents into entrepreneurship.

As a television producer behind numerous mom-entrepreneur series (for hit shows like The Marilyn Denis Show and The Mom Show)...

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More Bullying Is No Way to Stop Bullying

(7) Comments | Posted February 26, 2015 | 11:57 AM

I find it ironic that as we continue the battle against bullying in schools and amongst the A-list, it is in that very same cultural sphere that people use their cause as their weapon.

Although I often disagree with comments made in the media, I more firmly believe that it...

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Finding the Perfect Diaper Bag for Travel

(0) Comments | Posted February 9, 2015 | 2:35 PM

At first thought, buying a diaper bag for travel doesn't seem like a big deal. Change pad -- check; pockets and compartments -- check. And so on. But after going through four different bags within the first 10 months of my son's life, I can factually say they are not...

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