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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.
Savvy Internet Safety Tips for Alamy

Savvy Internet Safety Tips for Kids

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.
09/26/2012 05:17 EDT
SavvyMom Roundup: Playboy, Attachment Parenting and Calling Your

SavvyMom Roundup: Playboy, Attachment Parenting and Calling Your Zayde

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
09/22/2012 12:14 EDT
Not So Savvy: What Not to Say to Another Alamy

Not So Savvy: What Not to Say to Another Mom

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.
09/20/2012 05:14 EDT
15 Allergy-Friendly

15 Allergy-Friendly Foods

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.
09/14/2012 05:43 EDT
SavvyMom Roundup: Scary Reminders, Organic Debates and Sound Alamy

SavvyMom Roundup: Scary Reminders, Organic Debates and Sound Technology

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.
09/14/2012 05:38 EDT
SavvyMom's Solution to a Home Cluttered With Alamy

SavvyMom's Solution to a Home Cluttered With Art

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.
09/07/2012 12:14 EDT
SavvyMom Roundup: Cougars (the Cat Kind) In Spike

SavvyMom Roundup: Cougars (the Cat Kind) In Ontario

Many people think that when summer rolls around, everything slows down, but not for me! Cougars in Muskoka, cottage gifts and summer memories. Even when I'm away on vacay, like I am this week, there is still so much that catches my attention. (Not to mention a few celebrity sightings!)
09/07/2012 11:15 EDT
SavvyMom Roundup: Back To School Tips, Glam Grocery Stores And Yummy Caffeine .

SavvyMom Roundup: Back To School Tips, Glam Grocery Stores And Yummy Caffeine Bars

I'm scrambling to make my deadline on this post because it's already been a busy week full of useful tidbits for parents preparing their kids for back to school routines; trips to Longo's newest store in Toronto; testing out the bar-formm love child of coffee and chocolate and a sneak peeks of a Canadian app designed for new mommies and their babies.
09/07/2012 11:14 EDT
Some Savvy Morning Time Savers for Back to Alamy

Some Savvy Morning Time Savers for Back to School

Every mom who has dropped her kids off at school in her pajamas knows too well what the morning rush can bring. We can't tell you it will be easy every morning, but we can tell you about a few things that can help establish a smooth back-to-school routine. Here's our very own list of Morning Time Savers.
08/30/2012 05:08 EDT
SavvyMom's Ultimate Back to School

SavvyMom's Ultimate Back to School Checklist

Moms everywhere -- it's back to school time! Here's a little checklist for everyone to review. It's not supposed to make you feel like you have more to do -- it will hopefully reassure you that you've got most things nailed. There are just a few things you need for day one, some ideas to ease your child into a new environment and some handy mom items.
08/29/2012 05:18 EDT
The Savvy, The Sweet And The Savoury: Back-To-School Snack And Lunch AP

The Savvy, The Sweet And The Savoury: Back-To-School Snack And Lunch Ideas

Facing the what-to-pack-for-lunch-or-snack dilemma is back. It's important to make sure the food they eat will give them the fuel they need to succeed at school. Keep their tummies full and their minds alert with these three back-to-school snacks and lunches that'll offer everyone a nice change of pace from the good old tried-and-true BP&J sandwich.
08/22/2012 05:03 EDT
Three Savvy Picks for Back to

Three Savvy Picks for Back to School

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.
08/20/2012 05:12 EDT
SavvyMom Roundup: Olympics, Snacks and Celebrity

SavvyMom Roundup: Olympics, Snacks and Celebrity Obsessions

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.
08/19/2012 07:40 EDT
Savvy Apps for Smart AFP/Getty Images

Savvy Apps for Smart Kids

Sure, we would rather our kids ran around outside in the fresh air all day long, but a little downtime never hurt anyone. Whether you're on a train, plane or automobile, or you just need a little screen-saver time, let your little people learn a little while they play on the iPhone, iPad or iPod with one of these 10 Apps for Smart Kids.
08/12/2012 12:03 EDT
SavvyMom Roundup: Illegal Chocolates and Online DR

SavvyMom Roundup: Illegal Chocolates and Online Addictions

Despite the slow pace that summer brings, there is still a lot of news, entertainment and interesting tidbits to read about. From illegal chocolate eggs to water bottle wallets and internet addictions, here are the things that caught my attention this week.
07/31/2012 12:13 EDT
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Party Like a (Savvy) Champion

We've got an idea that's worthy of a gold medal -- and we're sure your little athletes will agree. When it comes to the next birthday party in your household, place first on the podium by throwing a party like a champion.
07/26/2012 05:57 EDT
SavvyMom Roundup: What Would Gwyneth GOOP

SavvyMom Roundup: What Would Gwyneth Do?

There's always some wacky new fad that I discover while looking for my weekly round up. This week:Toe-besity! (It's what it sounds like) Also, a pregnant Yahoo! CEO, a hilarious birth plan, a delicious summer smoothie and great outdoor games for the kids. There is so much to talk about this week!
07/19/2012 05:29 EDT