From the category archives:


Baby activities in Toronto

March 8, 2013

Jenn in Toronto is working her way through our Rookie Mom Challenges with her son Sebastian and sent us this wonderful week of fun as her response to Challenge #17 (become the cruise director). A huge Merci to Jennifer for sharing her picks. If you live in Toronto, here’s a superfun way to spend your […]

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A driving lesson for toddlers

February 18, 2013

A reader from Toronto sent this video to us and I thought it was pretty cute.

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Activity #363: Do Music Together

May 20, 2010

Yes, I’m endorsing a product/service here. No, I am not being paid to do so.  It’s called Music Together and two past experieinces made me decide to recommend this activity. Several of my friends had done Music Together for three consecutive “semesters” and then decided to skip a semester. During that period we met at […]

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Spend a week in Vancouver

February 11, 2010

Traveling to the Olympics with kids? Have fun! Shana from Wee Travel tells us the best way to spend a week in Vancouver with little ones. Wee Travel (started by two moms who are sisters living on opposite sides of the country) rents baby gear and toys delivered to your door. All equipment is like-new […]

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Spend a week in Quebec City

August 29, 2008

Another week of fun activities for moms and babies courtesy of Kristi at Ciao Bambino. If you’re a local mum, why not be a tourist in your own town for a week?! Just visiting? Stay at the posh Hotel Manoir Victoria, which has a special entrance for strollers and an indoor pool. What’s not to […]

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Activity #527: Write your momoirs

July 31, 2008

Cori Howard, author of Between Interruptions: Thirty Women Tell the Truth About Motherhood wants to encourage us all to write down our “momoirs”. To get started: Get a notebook and to keep it with them at all times. You never know when you might find a spare few minutes, or when and where your little […]

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Spend a week in Ottawa

August 21, 2006

Rookie Moms is heading North to Canada. Our local correspondent, Kim-Anh, suggested a week’s worth of fun ideas for moms and babies in Ottawa. MONDAY Avoid the weekend crowds by going shopping with baby on a weekday! Many Ottawa shopping centers offer special facilities for changing and nursing baby. St-Laurent Shopping Centre, Rideau Centre, and […]

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Activity #414: Change your radio station to one that you can’t understand

August 3, 2006

Jayashri from Toronto and suggested that parents should play songs in other languages for their babies. Our album recommendation: Manu Chao’s Proxima Estación: Esperanza… and turn it up loud!

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