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My Emma loves to brush hair and to have her hair brushed. She has incredibly long locks and she often cries out when I brush through her tangled mess in the mornings. We are currently growing out her bangs and between brushing and pinning those back and getting her long hair off her neck there is a lot of brushing to be done. She doesn’t really have an ultra tender head, but she gets her fair share of knots and bed head. Having the right brush makes a world of difference. SMOOBEE was uniquely designed to effectively brush through hair … Continue reading
I grew up skiing on weekends and my kids learned early on to ski, so I’m all for winter sports for sure – but hockey? I imagined cold arenas, dark mornings, and bad ice-rink snack bar coffee.
My husband couldn’t wait.
Me? I’d have to fake it. Or so I thought.
This morning the momstown Oakville moms and kids created spooky Halloween treats at our monthly Junior Chef program. Owl s’mores and chocolate spiders were a big hit with our kitchen helpers and were also very fun to make. How to Make Owl S’Mores 1. Cut one marshmallow in half and place each half on a large graham cracker. 2. Put a yellow melting candy melt on top of each marshmallow (you can get these at a bulk foods store). 3. Heat in the microwave 3-5 seconds to make them puff up but not get too hot. 4. Add a chocolate … Continue reading
The morning we left we discovered I was pregnant. We drove the Irish countryside dreaming about the idea of a new baby that we had told no one about yet. I sat in a lot of pubs drinking milk while my husband sampled Guinness and Scottish whiskey. Roadside, I vomited Irish oats and Scottish jam. I felt a sudden responsibility for the tiny 6 week baby inside me. We bought a pair of Scottish red tartan baby booties for our unborn child in celebration of the April 2005 due date. Continue reading
Just confirmed JEFF BRANSON “Ronan” and ELIZABETH HENDRICKSON “Chloe” are coming to Toronto in addition to Kate Linder “Esther” and Christian LeBlanc “Michael Baldwin”. I am not embarrassed to admit that I’m a soap opera fan, and my favourite soap is The Young and The Restless. I have attended several events where I have met stars of YR, including: I’d like to invite you to a fabulous Y&R event: Event details: Website: March of Dimes Date: Sunday, December 2, 2012 Time: 2:00 pm Location: The Fairmont Royal York, Toronto, ON Cost: Tickets: Patron $75 … Continue reading
momstown is celebrating our 5th birthday this August with parties all across the country – and you’re invited! Check to see if there’s a party happening near you – click here for locations and dates! Here are 6 reasons we think you should bring your family: 1. It’s Free! momstown birthday bashes are open to the public and all activities are free! 2. We’ve got special guests! Thanks to Kids CBC and Scholastic… you might meet Clifford the Big Red Dog, or see Mamma Yamma in person – check out your local party listing to find out more! 3. We’ve … Continue reading
A little over two years ago in March of 2010, I started a little hobby blog called This Lil Piglet to satisfy my need to for continuous mental stimulation after I was laid off from my career of 13 years in emergency services. I had been around the blogsphere, read many other blogs, entered a few blog giveaways, found a few favourites and had an epiphany, I was meant to blog. In the beginning I admit I wasn’t good at it; that is the first step, right? I’m surprised anyone ever read it but alas, I had fans; I had … Continue reading
When I first started Mommy Kat and Kids, I was probably the biggest stranger to social media that has every wandered blindly into the blogosphere. I’m a writer. Not a techie, not a social media maven, not a public relations expert. Just a writer. So when I launched my site, I was only vaguely aware that there was such a thing as a blogosphere and I had no idea how it actually functioned. While I soon had fellow bloggers following my site with my handy little Google Friend Connect widget so kindly provided by Blogger, I didn’t know how I … Continue reading