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Minnow Hamilton

Editor and Chief Curator, SavvyMom Media

As the editor and co-founder of SavvyMom Media, Minnow manages the development of all content on the SavvyMom.ca website and newsletters.

When she is not consumed with finding practical solutions for moms everyday dilemmas on Savvymom.ca, she can usually be found cooking, harping on about finishing homework or driving around Southern Ontario to golf, baseball, football or skiing events for her 12 and 14-year-old boys.
MOMpreneur of the Year

MOMpreneur of the Year Award

Mompreneurs are kind of like royalty around Savvy HQ. We like to watch them. We notice where they go and what they do. We want to meet them and we love to support them. Maybe we're a little bit biased...
03/07/2013 11:08 EST
13 Best Board Games for Alamy

13 Best Board Games for Kids

There is nothing like a good board game to quiet the kids down, take their eyes off the screen and encourage them to work together. Here are our picks for The Best 13 Board Games for Kids.
03/01/2013 08:09 EST
SavvyMom Roundup: Some Moms Have All the AP

SavvyMom Roundup: Some Moms Have All the Moves

One parent who knows how to shake it is the First Lady, Michelle Obama. You want to watch her dance on YouTube. The clip shows her performing The Evolution of the Mom Dance with Jimmy Fallon on his late night show in honour of her 'Let's Move' campaign.
02/28/2013 06:00 EST
SavvyMom Roundup: Strangers Slapping

SavvyMom Roundup: Strangers Slapping Babies?

This past week was both busy and relaxing -- what with V-Day, a short work week and a four day weekend to keep the kids busy. Oscar shocking, strangers slapping babies and some great new snack ideas were all things that caught my attention this week.
02/22/2013 01:01 EST
23 Must Have Baby Travel Gear

23 Must Have Baby Travel Gear Items

Tired of the trials and tribulations associated with modern day travel? Do airports, lineups, delays and bad food -- with children in tow -- make you want to stay home and clean out your closets? Don't be like that. We have a savvy list of What You Need When Travelling With Kids.
02/20/2013 05:24 EST
SavvyMom Roundup: Well Behaved Kids Get Discounts

SavvyMom Roundup: Well Behaved Kids Get Discounts Now?

It's a short week for most moms with the long weekend, so I'll be brief. There is a lot to report and reflect on -- drinking and driving, an app that tells you when to take a pee break, home organizing solutions and restaurants promoting well-behaved kids. What is the world coming to?
02/18/2013 01:18 EST
11 Subscription Delivery Services for Alamy

11 Subscription Delivery Services for Moms

Doesn't every woman love to receive a box wrapped with a pretty ribbon from time to time? Imagine that box was delivered to your door, filled with something new to surprise and delight you once a month? Just sign up for a monthly subscription service that delivers boxes full of goodies to suit your needs.
02/15/2013 06:07 EST
31 Valentine's Day Crafts and Getty Images

31 Valentine's Day Crafts and Recipes

This Valentine's Day, surprise your loved ones with a creative DIY treat. We bring you 31 simple V-Day recipes and crafts from the best of the mom blogs. From Bacon Roses and Petit Fours to lovely crafts and activities, they'll know who loves them when they see these masterpieces.
02/08/2013 05:35 EST
SavvyMom Roundup: Kid President, Valentine's Day Cards, Conrad Black and

SavvyMom Roundup: Kid President, Valentine's Day Cards, Conrad Black and More

It was a busy week. We learned some lessons about text messages in my family, watched an eight year old give a great pep talk that would inspire anyone, learned that Conrad Black is back, contemplated the make-versus-buy Valentine's Day card dilemma and we read in horror about babies getting tattoos.
02/02/2013 10:58 EST
12 Savvy Children's Books Everyone Will Alamy

12 Savvy Children's Books Everyone Will Love

Everyone needs to read a good children's book from time to time. They remind us of the basics -- stuff like telling the truth, being kind to others and the importance of friendship. They're not just about bunnies and birthday parties. Pay attention when you read these 12 Children's Books Everyone Will Love.
01/30/2013 05:35 EST
10 Savvy Items for Your Kids'

10 Savvy Items for Your Kids' Room

A nursery isn't just a place where babies sleep. This is where babies eat, play and get changed. It's where moms sometimes sit for hours in the middle of the night, holding and rocking and wiping off tears. This list of 10 Ways to Decorate the Kids' Room will get you inspired.
01/24/2013 05:29 EST
Savvy Parenting Resolutions to Keep in Alamy

Savvy Parenting Resolutions to Keep in 2013

Lighten up, sister. Consuming yourself with keeping a super-clean house and the kids cutely dressed, you'll lose sight of what's really important. The kids won't remember the clean counters, but they will remember your belly laughs as they ran around the room naked.
01/10/2013 08:11 EST
SavvyMom Roundup: Baconnaise, Google Glasses and Flickr: jeffreyw

SavvyMom Roundup: Baconnaise, Google Glasses and more

It's been a while since I wrote my blog and it's good to be back. 2013 is going to be a great year. I can feel it. It's a mom thing -- I just know. It's tough to select just five things to highlight this week but here's what I have: baconnaise, blogging kids, an iPhone contract, Google glasses and smiles.
01/09/2013 05:22 EST
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Will Your Kid Be Polite This Christmas?

Welcome to the holiday season, prime time for showing off your kids' manners (or lack thereof). Remember that sharing and saying "thank you" (even when they don't like the gift) are learned behaviours. Here are our 10 secrets that we hope will bring some civility to your next family fete.
12/23/2012 03:25 EST
SavvyMom Roundup: Remembering Sandy Alamy

SavvyMom Roundup: Remembering Sandy Hook

I planned to write about Christmas today. Specifically, what I want for Christmas. But it doesn't seem right when that's not at all what caught my attention this week. What's in my head and my heart, on my Facebook feed and Twitter stream, in my inbox and in so many conversations I have had is the horrors and devastation from the Newtown, Connecticut shootings of last Friday.
12/19/2012 05:06 EST