The Real Joys of Motherhood: Getting Real with Canadian Moms

Blog Posts by Danielle Donders

If you’ve got a dino-loving kid, you’ll love the Imaginext dinosaurs!

Isn’t it funny how each kid has his or her own unique interests and obsessions? Since Tristan had such an obsessive adoration of Bob the Builder and Thomas the Tank Engine, I assumed all three boys would have the same fascination for them. Then came Simon, who cared not one whit for Thomas, Percy, James or Gordon, but was instead a card-carrying fan boy for Murray, Jeff…

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Royally Overjoyed – and Overdue! – with Fisher Price

I‘m not a rabid royal watcher, but I do admit to a bit of infatuation with Will and Kate. How can you not love them? I haven’t gone out of my way to follow…

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Entertaining bigger kids while the wee one naps – inspiration from Fisher-Price

I was thinking the other day how great it is to be out of the nap zone with our kids. It used to be tough balancing playtime for the bigger kids with nap time for those who needed…

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Royally Overjoyed-And Overdue!-with Fisher Price

I‘m not a rabid royal watcher, but I do admit to a bit of infatuation with Will and Kate. How can you not love them? I haven’t gone

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Fisher-Price covers the spectrum of play!

Five is a funny age, especially when you have big brothers. You have one foot stretching two steps up the growing-up ladder, trying to keep up with your…

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Family fun this weekend: Thomas the Tank Engine in Ottawa!

We are old skool Thomas the Tank Engine fans. We have Thomas Lego…

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Baby belly laughs and a Fisher-Price contest

I love the serendipity of how this worked out. Just about the time we found a cache of old video clips of the boys as babies and toddlers, my friends at Fisher-Price announced the launch of a new contest where you can share your favourite photos and videos of your babies’ best …

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Fisher-Price Favourites: Baby gear that endures the test of time and kids

I’ve downloaded a fun little app for my iPhone called TimeHop. It sends me a little ping each day showing me things I’ve posted to the Web on this day in history, up to seven years ago. I’m loving it! I’m such a sucker for nostalgia – I think one of my favourite things about the blog is being reminded of the old stories, of how far we’ve come and how much the boys have changed in such a short…

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Fisher-Price Favourites: What makes a favourite toy? (With bonus coupon code!)

Do you remember the first toy you bought for your child? Aside from the bright teether toys and cuddly stuffies designed for newborns, the first actual toy I bought for Tristan was the Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Rock-a-stack. That toy lasted through three drooling, teething, throwing, banging boys and still looked practically good as new (once I wiped it down!) the day I dropped it in the toy donation box at St Vincent de Paul. Did you know the Rock-a-stack was introduced in 1960? I’m sure I had one as a child, did you? When I think of classic toys, it’s exactly the kind of thing that comes to mind!

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Fisher-Price and the Million Moments of Joy contest

I mentioned last month that Fisher-Price is about to launch a fun new campaign celebrating the many joys of mother- (and father!) hood..

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