Me and my girls

Me and my girls

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Glow Baby's First Holiday Promotion

Buy 3 Notepads Get 1 Free Holiday Promotion

Glow Baby (me) is offering a special holiday promotion this year. Buy 3 notepads and get 1 free. This promotion will start Nov 30th and run until Dec 31st. To select your free notepad you will be asked to select one from a list upon check out (in the same section as your billing details).

Use these pads to stay organized this holiday season with Glow Baby's To Do List and Shopping List.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Planning for Juliet's 1st Birthday

I am starting to plan for Juliet's First Birthday party. I love planning parties for the kids. You can get totally creative and I love celebrating them. Juliet was born December 22nd so we are competing with holiday festivities so I sent out the invitations early. I went onto Tiny Prints website and searched their hundreds of choices. I am in love with this site and had a hard time choosing the invitations for my baby girl but I ended up choosing these butterfly themed ones.

Ainsley was a huge fan of these and I thought they were adorable. I'm huge into chocolate and pink (Baby's First Journal is a perfect example of this). I also picked out some adorable Thank you cards as well.

I am a sucker for stationary!!! The next step is to get all the RSVPs in so that I can plan the loot bags. As this party is for a one year old and although we have a few babies coming, the guests are mainly adults so I decided to add a little bit of Christmas into the mix and I will be putting together small tins of goodies for each guest to take home. Once I have decided on what I will include I will be sure to post pics and the recipes. Yum!!!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Finally some answers - Where to go for Flu information in Ontario

I'm sure some of you read my H1N1 rant a few weeks ago and one of my main issues was the contradictory information that was leaking out through media sources. It seemed as thought Public Health didn't know their right hand from their left during the first couple of weeks of their flu campaign. While my whole family got their shot, the obvious confusion definitely shook my confidence in our health system.

I have recently received information that the Ontario Ministry of Health has stepped up to become a reliable resource for up-to-date H1N1 vaccine information in Ontario.

For updated flu information you can visit

The following link has tips for what to do if your child becomes sick. The Ministry of Health has an influenza assessment tool that can help us moms determine if our child needs medical care. The link for this information is

Other useful information can be found at

I hope you find this information useful and that it helps get you through this year's flu season.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Disney On Ice - Exclusive Offer for Toronto Moms

The Disney Princesses are coming to Toronto! I showed Ainsley the poster and she is so excited that we will be seeing the princesses on Ice this year. She's never seen ice skating before so I think this will be a great night for us.

I have a special coupon code for Toronto Moms to receive a special discount on tickets for the show. Tickets can be purchased from and to receive the discount enter the code MCC in the MC promotion" box when purchasing the tickets. The coupon code will get you four tickets for $44 Monday - Friday (excluding Friday evening) and $4 off tickets for all weekend performances. There is a minimum purchase of 4 tickets required; additional tickets above 4 can be purchased at $11 each during the week and $4 off on weekends. (offer is not valid for Rinkside or VIP seating and cannot be combined with other offers. Service charges, facility and handling fees apply).

The Toronto shows run from December 18th-December 27th at the Rogers Centre. If you are interested in purchasing tickets then definitely try and take advantage of this great deal!!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Benefits of Menu Planning

I have been grocery shopping for over 15 years. It’s a weekly chore and for some it is not a favourite task. I however, love grocery shopping. It’s is partly because it is a form of shopping (I’m a bit of a shopaholic), but mainly because the little organizer in me loves the whole process that leads up to the weekly shop.

My favourite part is the menu planning. I love sifting through my many cookbooks to plan what mouth-watering meals I will be making for the week. I usually plan for three to four recipes for each week and write out all the ingredients I will need. I check the fridge and cupboards to figure out what we need to buy and what we already have. I then make sure I have the staples in the house. I always have pasta, spaghetti sauce, hamburgers, hot dogs and other kid friendly items. I then check to see what snack foods we have left and write down what we will need for the week.

This process of menu planning is very important to make sure that I have the right amount of food for my 10 month old, favourites for my 2 ½ year old, lunches for my husband and the right amount of food for our dinners. Aside from my enjoyment of menu planning, there are some very important benefits.

1. Planning saves money – If you stick to your list, you will buy only what you need. You can also plan around coupons and store specials to help with a budget.

2. Making Healthy Choices – By planning ahead and listing healthy options it is much easier to avoid the barrage of unhealthy choices you are faced with in the store

3. Efficiency – By doing a bit of prep work before your trip to the store, you can make your shopping experience much more efficient. You spend your time getting what you need, you have a focus and you won’t waste time trying to decide what to get.

4. Avoid multiple visits to the store – By menu planning, you will only need to go to the store once saving time. This also saves money as the opportunities to buy extra items are limited.

All in all, menu planning may seem like work up front but in the end it saves you time and money. It is definitely worth it!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Baby and Kids Magazine

I am very excited to announce that "Baby's First Journal" is included in this month's issue of Baby and Kids Magazine!! The article is about stylish mommy gear and there is a pic of the journals. Please check out page 19.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

New Note Pads

I just realized that I haven't posted pictures of the new note pad series now available at If you are looking for a Christmas gift for someone who likes to stay organized in style check them out.

I love using lists. They help me stay focused which is especially important when my attention is often divided between Ainsley, Juliet, my husband and the business. To make sure that everything gets done I rely on a to-do list and so I wanted to make a pretty list that would fit on the fridge so I would always know where it was and what needs to be done. It's also great for listing chores for Brett.

The Shopping list is great as I always do a list each week but I would often loose it so having the list on the fridge works well. We haven't been sick yet (knock on wood) so I haven't had a chance to use the medication pad but while it was in the design phase I desperately needed it. Both girls were sick and Ainsley can take medicine that Juliet cannot and it would have been nice to have had something to keep all this straight without having to explain this to my mom and husband multiple times.

Check them out and tell me what you think.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

"Baby's First Journal" featured on Today's Parent blog

Hello everyone,

I am excited because one of the editors of Today's Parent (Canadian parenting magazine) has written about "Baby's First Journal" on their blog. Please follow the link and check it out. Feel free to leave comments and let them know what you like best about the journal.

I appreciate all of your support!!!