Back To School Essentials You May Have Missed

Sharon Vinderine | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada Parents
Sharon Vinderine

As the CEO of a Product testing company, I'm always on the lookout for products that are as practical as they are stylish (whenever possible) to satisfy both me and my kids. I totally get that spending hours researching what is hot right now might not be an option for most, so I have taken the guesswork out of it I've compiled a list of some of the products I am most excited about for Back-to-School.

13 Backpacks Under $40 Your Inner-Kid Will Envy

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 08.19.2016 | Canada Parents

We've done your back-to-school shopping for you!

If You Had To Live From A Backpack, What Would You Bring?

Megan Radford | Posted 03.10.2016 | Canada Living
Megan Radford

There are times where living out of a backpack is forced upon us. Homelessness, war or even a mundane loss of luggage in transit make our backpacks less of an accessory and more of a lifeline. When I was living with my family in Senegal in 2012, I almost had one of those circumstances happen to me.

How To Shop For The Right Backpack

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 02.11.2016 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

From ski packs to hydration packs and everything in between, there are ways to figure out the exact type of backpack you'll need for any given situation. Let's find out what's right for you!

Finding the Perfect Diaper Bag for Travel

Angie Campanelli | Posted 04.11.2015 | Canada Living
Angie Campanelli

I am a firm believer that sometimes you have to purchase something that might not be ideal for "everyday" but it makes your life easier in irreplaceable ways. On that note, here are some guidelines to finding a great diaper bag for travel.

How Do You Know If a School Backpack Is Too Heavy?

University of Toronto News | Posted 11.09.2014 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

Backpacks can vary greatly in size, and Cameron also says it's a balance between finding one large enough without overwhelming the person wearing it. As well, the pack should be worn in line with the hip bones rather than being higher up the back or lower down on the buttocks.

Top Fashion Accessories For Back-To-School

Posted 08.12.2013 | Canada Living

Going back to school is always a drag, but at least it gives kids an excuse to hit the mall (with parents in tow) and score some stylish back-to-schoo...

Do Women Have a Purse Gene?

Heather Korol | Posted 04.12.2013 | Canada Style
Heather Korol

Have you seen my purse? It can house a small animal, a bucket of make-up, an e-reader, a lunch packed in Tupperware, an iPhone, mints, credit cards, travel coffee mug, keys, Scotch tape, small scissors and, of course, an extra pair of shoes. Have I learned to be this way? Nature vs. nurture, which is it?

SavvyMom Roundup: Stop and Scan Holiday Shopping Is Here

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 01.10.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

It's safe to say that the virtual pop-up store is the latest and greatest. It's no wonder that with the holidays approaching Mattel and Walmart have come together to launch the first one for commuters in Toronto. The virtual toy store will run for four weeks and will provide the ultimate ease in shopping by providing images of toys and a UPC code to scan for purchase. Then the commuter/shopper goes home and waits for the delivery.

Three Savvy Picks for Back to School

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 10.20.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

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: Olympics, Snacks and Celebrity Obsessions

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 10.19.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

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.

Quick Study: What Should My Kids Keep In Their Backpacks?

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 08.13.2012 | Canada Living

Just because kids will be starting a full course load in a few weeks, it doesn't mean they should be carrying it all in their backpacks. As back-t...