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Brought to you by Interac Association and TheCo   I’m a big fan of the little helpers. The ones that make your life easier in the way of convenience and family function; hands full, children running, tea in hand, juggling everything all at once. When I’m alone, I’m pulling a carry on, in one hand, passport in the other and toting a backpack. It’s a struggle to organize when you’re constantly moving from one errand to the next, from one city to the next. Constantly balancing a million things at the same time.    I used to resist what I didn’t know, staying in […] Continue reading →

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I had it all planned for months. Hotel was booked, days were taken off, subs were found for classes. Everything was in place. And then the email came in… A newly debuted yoga festival claimed bankruptcy just days before it started. I was planning on taking my three kids for a bonding weekend of yoga, music and the arts. We did the same last year in Tremblant for Wanderlust and it was magical. I’m not one for babying my children and try to immerse them in as many experiences, cultures, and ideas as possible. It’s the way we roll. Yoga […] Continue reading →

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Thinking that maybe an RV is the right fit for your family? There is no doubt that RVing is a lifestyle  more and more families are adopting as the benefits become more widely known. RVing also allows you to see North America in a unique, cost effective and fun way.  Don’t leap before you look though,  consider the following before you commit. 1)   All RV’s are not created equal. RV’s come in all shapes and sizes from a tent trailer to a fifth-wheel to a Class A motorhome.  The challenge for you will be deciding what works best for your […] Continue reading →

LeapFrog has jumped into the tablet market, coming out with their very own LeapPad Explorer™, a multifunctional learning tablet for kids. Suited for children ages four and up, the LeapPad Explorer builds off the popular Leapster Explorer offering endless fun and educational experiences, helping to improve kids’ phonics, vocabulary and reading skills. It also includes a built in camera, video recorder and microphone, making it the first children’s tablet to offer such a wide range of features. This announcement comes just days after VTech announced the launch of their own electronic tablet, the Innopad! Seems as though Apple has started […] Continue reading →

I am incredibly excited to announce the launch of giggle GAB, the fresh and newly launched blog from giggle, where I will be joining some of the most influential and well-respected voices in the parenting sphere! You can view my tips on how to Stay Chic and Cool This Summer With Maternity Fashions and 5 Newborn Must-haves (perfect for summer!). Also, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for more news and info on fashionable maternity and baby trends on their Baby Style blog, where I will be posting throughout the month. In addition to style, giggle GAB will be […] Continue reading →

Safe baby cribs have become mandatory thanks to the new guideline put into affect by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Yesterday marked the official day where distributors, manufacturers and retailers must abide by the new standards. The CPSC’s new and improved full-size and non-full-size crib standards are the most stringent crib safety standards in the world. Some of the new rules include: Stopping the manufacture and sale of dangerous, traditional drop-side cribs Strengthening mattress supports and crib slats Requiring crib hardware to be more durable Making safety testing more rigorous Since 2007, CPSC has recalled more than 11 million […] Continue reading →

Marc Jacobs International has switched partners for their children’s wear line and has announced that the Paris-based Children Worldwide Fashion Group will take over production and distribution of Little Marc Jacobs starting with the fall-winter 2012 season. C.W.F. is currently in charge of most luxury European labels for children such as Boss Kidswear, Burberry, Chloé, Marithé + Francois Girbaud, Elle, DKNY and Timberland. Jacobs’ capsule line for tots debuted in 2005 and has since expanded rapidly since their launch.  C.W.F. noted it would distribute Jacobs children’s wear in select multi-brand retailers, department stores, certain Jacobs boutiques and its Atelier de […] Continue reading →

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