Entries by Minnow Hamilton from 08/2012

SavvyMom Roundup: Winning Outfits, Athletic Diets and Bacon Everywhere

| Posted 08.08.2012 | Canada Living

Even with the Olympics on 24/7 (admittedly a huge distraction for me) there was a lot that caught my attention this week. Let's talk about the Olympic uniforms, Twitter and freedom of speech, and ways that you can eat like an athlete!

SavvyMom Roundup: The Worst Thing on TV, Back to School (Already) and Even More Bacon

| Posted 08.11.2012 | Canada

I like to savour the last few weeks of summer. It's one of my favourite times of year -- especially the food! That's top on my roundup this week, along with some bad reality TV shows, thought on the Olympics and getting ready for back to school!

Savvy Apps for Smart Kids

| Posted 08.12.2012 | Canada Living

Sure, we would rather our kids ran around outside in the fresh air all day long, but a little downtime never hurt anyone. Whether you're on a train, plane or automobile, or you just need a little screen-saver time, let your little people learn a little while they play on the iPhone, iPad or iPod with one of these 10 Apps for Smart Kids.

SavvyMom Roundup: Olympics, Snacks and Celebrity Obsessions

| Posted 08.19.2012 | Canada Living

I'll begin with some final words on the Olympics. I'm sorry they are over. I miss them already. I loved watching the athleticism and courage of the amazing athletes from all over the world. I loved judging their behaviour (to cry or not to cry) when I was in no position to do so and I loved reading the commentary from other media channels.

Three Savvy Picks for Back to School

| Posted 08.20.2012 | Canada Living

We're not saying summer's over, but we are saying it's time to start thinking about getting ready for school days again. We've rounded up all the best in backpacks, lunch bags, water bottles and other school essentials that moms and kids will love in our three picks for back to school.

SavvyMom Roundup: Back To School Tips, Glam Grocery Stores And Yummy Caffeine Bars

| Posted 08.22.2012 | Canada Living

I'm scrambling to make my deadline on this post because it's already been a busy week full of useful tidbits for parents preparing their kids for back to school routines; trips to Longo's newest store in Toronto; testing out the bar-formm love child of coffee and chocolate and a sneak peeks of a Canadian app designed for new mommies and their babies.

The Savvy, The Sweet And The Savoury: Back-To-School Snack And Lunch Ideas

| Posted 08.22.2012 | Canada Living

Facing the what-to-pack-for-lunch-or-snack dilemma is back. It's important to make sure the food they eat will give them the fuel they need to succeed at school. Keep their tummies full and their minds alert with these three back-to-school snacks and lunches that'll offer everyone a nice change of pace from the good old tried-and-true BP&J sandwich.

SavvyMom's Ultimate Back to School Checklist

| Posted 08.29.2012 | Canada Living

Moms everywhere -- it's back to school time! Here's a little checklist for everyone to review. It's not supposed to make you feel like you have more to do -- it will hopefully reassure you that you've got most things nailed. There are just a few things you need for day one, some ideas to ease your child into a new environment and some handy mom items.

Some Savvy Morning Time Savers for Back to School

| Posted 08.30.2012 | Canada Living

Every mom who has dropped her kids off at school in her pajamas knows too well what the morning rush can bring. We can't tell you it will be easy every morning, but we can tell you about a few things that can help establish a smooth back-to-school routine. Here's our very own list of Morning Time Savers.