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Netatmo Welcome Camera

Safety Begins At Home— Netatmo Welcome Camera Review

apps, GEAR, home, Shopping Reviews, tech By September 1, 2016 No Comments

My kids are going back to school next week and I know, as always, there will be a period of adjustment while we get used to the new routine. And with my oldest off to Grade 6 and the increased independence that entails—it’s not just the kids who will take a while to adjust to the new world order. With a home that’s on a busy street in a big city and a new routine and, safety is a big concern for me, so when I was offered an opportunity to review the Netatmo Welcome Camera, I jumped at the chance.

Puneeta Chhitwal-Varma

Puneeta Chhitwal-Varma

Puneeta lives in Toronto with her husband and two kids, and loves the colour her Indian roots bring to her life in Canada! You can find her at MapleandMarigold.com where she writes about family, food, kids, and how to make every day enjoyable, healthy, and delicious.

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The—Ultimate, All-Time, Go-To—Top 10 Baby Shower Gift List #Giveaway

baby, Contests, FAM, Shopping Reviews By August 8, 2016 6 Comments

There are few life events that are as exciting and meaningful as the arrival of a brand new baby—whether it’s your own darling smoosh or one belonging to someone you love. As happy as we are about these new little additions, picking a perfect gift for each baby shower can be a daunting task—mostly because you want to commemorate the occasion with a really great baby shower gift.

VanessaHeron

VanessaHeron

Vanessa is a wife and mother to two littles. She is a school counsellor by day, a blogger at Like Mother Like Daughter by night, and occasionally dabbles in freelance during naptime. Her favourites include all things pop culture, strong cups of coffee, and full nights of sleep.

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Travelling Light and Finding Me Time with the HP Pavilion X2 #HPTreatsMoms @HPCanada

GEAR, Shopping Reviews, toys By May 7, 2016 Tags: , , , No Comments

To say my life is crazy busy is a massive understatement, especially these days with kids, schoolwork, my work, and juggling household tasks. Keeping up, let alone getting ahead, sometimes seems impossible. I have a phone, on which I run through my schedule, a tablet to keep the kids entertained, and my laptop to pull out when I have a spare moment to work. My purse is the size of a small suitcase and hauling it around is a real pain in my…shoulder.

Jill Amery

Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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Summer Style Tips for 2016 from Celebrity Stylist Lara Backmender

beauty, GEAR, Shopping Reviews, style By May 6, 2016 Tags: , , , , No Comments

We were so excited to get the FIRST taste of the summer trends by celebrity stylist Lara Backmender whose clients include—wait for it—Demi Lovato, Hayden Panetiere, Jessica Simpson, Katy Perry, Kylie Minogue, Lucy Hale, Miley Cyrus, Naomi Watts, Nina Debrev, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlet Johannson, Taylor Swift, Whitney Port and Zoey Deschanel. Seriously, I had to list them all.

What we want from summer style is easy, fresh, and versatile (mix-and-match is a must). Lara styled five outfits for attendees of the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration and used key, comfy pieces from Hanes to complete the outfits. And they meet all of our criteria.

Jill Amery

Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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Teach Patience with the Crayola Melt ‘N Mold Factory

GEAR, Shopping Reviews, toys By February 3, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

If you’ve ever asked a young child to, “wait a minute,” they’ll be inquisitive before that minute is up – heck, it might even happen before you’ve finished speaking! The concepts of time and patience are abstract, and difficult to grasp for concrete thinkers. That’s why I used the Crayola Melt ‘N Mold Factory to help teach time and patience to my almost 8 year old son with Autism.

Lesley Donaldson

I write books, save lives and throw axes for fun.

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Gifts that Transport and Navigate

Shopping Reviews By December 1, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 4 Comments

On our twelfth and final day of gift guides for 2015, we focus on gifts that transport and navigate. They take you places, shift your mindset, and widen your perspective. If you missed any of the other 11 days all of the guides are listed here, along with a cool contest to win $250 in Visa Gift Cards. Happy Holidays!

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Gifts that Fascinate and Enlighten

eat, family meals, fitness, GEAR, holidays, kids, self, Shopping Reviews, tech By November 30, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 1 Comment

It’s shocking, but we are almost done! Day 11 of our 12 Days of Christmas Gift Guides focuses on gifts that fascinate and enlighten. In case you missed any, we’ve done a round-up of all of our guides, along with a chance to win $250 in Visa gift cards.

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Thoughtful Grandparent Gifts

Thoughtful Grandparent Gifts

entertain, holidays, Shopping Reviews By November 30, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

This holiday season I’m determined to give thoughtful and kind gifts. Most websites charge crazy prices for shipping, take forever to fabricate a product and even longer to arrive.

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Gifts that Groove

entertain, holidays, kids, self, Shopping Reviews, tech, toys By November 29, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 6 Comments

It’s day 10 of the 12 Days of Christmas Gift Guides and we’re channelling Austin Powers and the Fonz. These are gifts that groove.

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Gifts that Smoulder and Stun

entertain, holidays, Shopping Reviews By November 28, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 3 Comments

On day 9 of our 12 Days of Christmas Gift Guides we zoom in on gifts that smoulder and STUN. And to my sons’ chagrin there are no handheld toy firearms.

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Gifts that Enchant and Charm

entertain, holidays, Shopping Reviews By November 27, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2 Comments

On day 8 of our 12 days of Christmas Gift Guides, we move into the ethereal. Mystic, moving and gracious, these treats that enchant and charm will keep you and everyone around you smiling.

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Giveaway!! Black Friday Ebay Door Buster Deals

entertain, self, Shopping Reviews, tech By November 26, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , 122 Comments

Did you know that 62 per cent of Canadians are planning to shop for themselves on Black Friday and Cyber Monday? UrbanMommies not only has the sneak peek at the Black Friday Ebay doorbuster deals on sale from 8am -11:59pm EST tomorrow, but we are giving away a $250 Ebay gift code!

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