Entries by Minnow Hamilton from 07/2012

Little League Baseball Has Grown-Up Consequences

| Posted 07.01.2012 | Canada Living

I don't want my kids to think that violence, entitlement and disrespect are a regular part of sports. But maybe I'm wrong. Maybe they are a part of the experience and will help prepare them for what's ahead. But is that really what little league baseball is all about?

Great Summer Reads for Kids (and a Few For Mom!)

| Posted 07.07.2012 | Canada Living

Summer's here and moms and kids alike are on a quest to find a great summer read. So with that in mind, our editors, writers and savvy storytellers have shared the novels they love, and the books their kids adore. Here's a taste of what they chose.

SavvyMom Roundup: Magic Mike, Bad Coach and the Boyfriend Pillow

| Posted 07.08.2012 | Canada Living

The most compelling subject line from a press release I have received -- ever (keep in mind that I am a parenting editor so the stuff doesn't usually get that racy) -- was this: "Sunscreen Can Stunt Penis Growth in Boys --Yes, It's True According to Dr. Martha Howard." I haven't done the research to enquire if there is any basis for this claim, but I did want to share the fact that this is the latest in our world of everything-is-bad-for-your-kids these days.

SavvyMom Roundup: Cougars (the Cat Kind) In Ontario

| Posted 07.17.2012 | Canada Living

Many people think that when summer rolls around, everything slows down, but not for me! Cougars in Muskoka, cottage gifts and summer memories. Even when I'm away on vacay, like I am this week, there is still so much that catches my attention. (Not to mention a few celebrity sightings!)

13 Savvy Ways to Play Without Needing an Electrical Outlet

| Posted 07.18.2012 | Canada Living

Turn back the clock this summer to an easier, laid back, simpler time in life, where kids got away from the screens and played with bugs, folded paper into boats and let their imaginations run wild. Here are some ways to get those kids away from their iPads!

SavvyMom Roundup: What Would Gwyneth Do?

| Posted 07.19.2012 | Canada Living

There's always some wacky new fad that I discover while looking for my weekly round up. This week:Toe-besity! (It's what it sounds like) Also, a pregnant Yahoo! CEO, a hilarious birth plan, a delicious summer smoothie and great outdoor games for the kids. There is so much to talk about this week!

Party Like a (Savvy) Champion

| Posted 07.26.2012 | Canada Living

2012-07-25-olympicbanner.pngWe've got an idea that's worthy of a gold medal -- and we're sure your little athletes will agree. When it comes to the next birthday party in your household, place first on the podium by throwing a party like a champion.

SavvyMom Roundup: Illegal Chocolates and Online Addictions

| Posted 07.31.2012 | Canada Living

Despite the slow pace that summer brings, there is still a lot of news, entertainment and interesting tidbits to read about. From illegal chocolate eggs to water bottle wallets and internet addictions, here are the things that caught my attention this week.