Entries by Minnow Hamilton from 09/2012

SavvyMom's Solution to a Home Cluttered With Art

| Posted 09.07.2012 | Canada Living

With back to school comes the inevitable onslaught of our offspring's artistic endeavours (gulp). Their creativity is irrefutable but managing the volume is at odds with our resolution to control the clutter, and we're not up for the tears induced by one-too-many garbaflage attempts last year. Here to save our sanity -- and valuable storage space -- is easy app Artkive.

SavvyMom Roundup: Rapping Parents, Sh*tty Moms, Failing Kids and more

| Posted 09.10.2012 | Canada Living

This week, I tackle the notion of helicopter parenting, and letting your child fail. I also peek inside some interesting parenting books for the healthy and the quirky parent. And would you let your baby wear a Fifty Shade of Grey onesie? Didn't think so.

15 Allergy-Friendly Foods

| Posted 09.14.2012 | Canada Living

It's hard enough to find foods your kids will eat, but if they have a food allergy (or someone at school does), it can seriously limit your culinary options -- not to mention, it makes grocery shopping a challenge. To ease your allergy pain, we've rounded up our 15 Food Allergy Savers.

SavvyMom Roundup: Scary Reminders, Organic Debates and Sound Technology

| Posted 09.14.2012 | Canada Living

My youngest has a concussion and has been in lockdown at home for the past few days. My friend Sarah's boy had a much more serious accident, however. I mention this today because of all the things that crossed my desk this week, the impact this accident had on all of us at Savvy HQ made everything else seem trivial -- or marginal at best.

Not So Savvy: What Not to Say to Another Mom

| Posted 09.20.2012 | Canada Living

Some moms on the playground just don't know when to leave well enough alone. Rude, crude and socially unacceptable. Don't get caught saying the wrong thing in the schoolyard this year by adhering to these Things Not to Say to Another Mom.

SavvyMom Roundup: Playboy, Attachment Parenting and Calling Your Zayde

| Posted 09.22.2012 | Canada Living

Playboy for tweens, bad fast food, attachment parenting, the new iPhone 5 and call your zayde (I'll explain). It's been a fun week. There's no doubt you all remember our favourite breast feeding mommy, Jamie Lynn Grumet, who posed for the cover of TIME Magazine last spring with her three year old son at her breast. Well, Jamie's back

Savvy Internet Safety Tips for Kids

| Posted 09.26.2012 | Canada Living

There may be a screen between your family and the online world, but that doesn't mean everyone is protected. When it comes to the web, there are online screen names, cell phone use and GPS to consider. Make sure the kids are safe and secure online with these Internet Safety Tips.

SavvyMom Roundup: Carnivorous Babies, Free Range Parenting, Bacon Panic and More

| Posted 09.26.2012 | Canada Living

It's amazing we grow into healthy adults at all when you consider the mistakes we make raising our kids. Like feeding them rice cereal at six months, for example. That's no longer allowed, according to the latest in parenting news that came from a statement released by Health Canada last week.