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Here Are My Five Favourite Things

Thank goodness there is more to talk about than Rob Ford and Miley this week -- I refuse to give either one of them air time (even though I just did, right there). I found a really cute Etsy video, a delicious quinoa snack (to buy, not make), some amazing gift-wrapping ideas for the holidays, a revealing video and suggestions on how to help people in the Philippines.
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SavvyMom Roundup: Jimmy Kimmel, the Real James Franco and More!

Now that reality is the new fiction/entertainment, I find myself doubting what's true or false. Is everyone on Facebook really that perfect? Are we raising a generation of wimps? Can homegrown videos reach nine million people organically? Is bacon a food or an industry? And for the love of God, will the real James Franco please stand up.

SavvyMom Roundup: Talking with Toddlers and More

Our crack team at City Hall wasn't all that caught my attention this week. Funny parenting videos, more viral ads from Kmart, technology in sports and a great bike for families, all the way from Denmark, made the list. Sorry Rob, you've had too much air time already.
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5 Celebrations of Moms From Around The Web

According to a recent survey, Canadians would pay their moms an average salary of $161,287 a year for all their hard work. When asked what qualities a Mom of the Year should possess, the answers were several -- being loving, compassionate, hard working, fun loving, a mentor, sacrificing and charitable.
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How to Get What You Want for Mother's Day

Some view Mother's Day as an entire day dedicated to mom, a day for her to do whatever she wants. Others view it as a day of gifting, a day when mom is showered with elaborate presents. We see it as both. All of this is within your reach if you read our guide on how to get what you want for Mother's Day.
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11 Eco Ways for Parents to Live Well

Conspicuous consumption is a part of parenthood that is hard to avoid, from diapers to bath toys. But there are real ways to keep an eye on Mother Earth while you lovingly mother your own offspring. Here are 11 Eco Ways to Live Well for everyday living with little ones -- and one or two just for you.