Entries by Minnow Hamilton from 10/2012

Recipes for Success This Thanksgiving

| Posted 10.03.2012 | Canada Living

Sometimes we all need a little reminder of what we're grateful for -- like a long weekend, good food and our families. We hope you enjoy some of these simple Thanksgiving recipes and craft ideas. Be warned -- there are a lot of delicious dessert recipes ahead (but we didn't leave out the brussels sprouts).

SavvyMom Roundup: Mean Daddies and the Yahoo! Baby

| Posted 10.04.2012 | Canada Living

Well it's been a busy week in parenting news. Consumers are up in arms about meat, the Yahoo! baby was finally born, Canada's got its first official Mom of the Year, and the mommy blogs are all over one mean daddy. I also saw a very interesting and entertaining product sent to the office this week -- I just had to share.

Savvy Items for Your Medicine Cabinet

| Posted 10.10.2012 | Canada Living

The worst part about cold and flu season? That midnight run to the pharmacy that's made even worse with the onset of decision paralysis. So many products...how does one choose? Start with this list of 24 Things You Should Have in Your Medicine Cabinet. Stock up and be prepared. Trust us.

SavvyMom Roundup: Amanda Todd, Supersonic Freefall, Road Trip, and More

| Posted 10.18.2012 | Canada Living

I don't really want to mention the horrifying tragedy of Amanda Todd's story, but I will because teen suicide and cyberbullying has to stop. These difficult issues have taken the mom media by storm lately, prompting discussion on how we can all help -- are legislative changes required or will more basic community changes make a difference

Fun and Savvy Halloween Activities

| Posted 10.24.2012 | Canada Living

Moms know that Halloween isn't just one night -- it's an official season. Capture the fun of the season by spending time with your kids creating crafts, costumes and delicious recipes you can all enjoy together. Get inspired with our Fun Halloween Activities.

Totally Weird and Wacky Items for Babies

| Posted 10.25.2012 | Canada Living

New parents have a lot of purchasing decisions to make in the early years. Here are some wacky and wonderful finds (note that we're not using the word essential) to baffle even the most savvy buyer. Swarovski sparkle pacifier, anyone?

SavvyMom Roundup: Mom Strike, Inside Google and More

| Posted 10.28.2012 | Canada Living

It's been planes, trains, hotels and automobiles for me this week and here's what caught my attention along the way. How many times a day do you Google something? It's such a part of our everyday life that it's as important as oxygen at SavvyMom HQ. But have you ever wondered what the "Google machine" actually looks like?

Savvy Tips to Survive the Halloween Sugar Rush

| Posted 10.31.2012 | Canada Living

2012-10-31-halloweenbanner.jpg We love Halloween and we love how much our kids love Halloween. That's why we don't want to sound like the fun police, but we do want to make some sense of the excess (read: the sugar excess). Here are 12 simple and subtle ways to manage the candy rush -- including tips on how to curb our own temptations.