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little treats – sept 18

I missed last weeks Little Treats posting because it seems to takes me ages to get near the computer these days. As it is, I’m typing this post with one hand while cradling the newborn.

For myself, I have always found the season of autumn a time to reflect. Most of these posts are from last week, shortly after kids went back to school, and it seems many moms were contemplative. I know they’re not the most current but they are worth reading.

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This entry was written by chandra, posted on September 18, 2009 at 5:08 pm.

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trying to take a nap

No, this is not the name of a clever blog, but rather a description of my life. My baby boy arrived last week and my family and I are so excited he is here! He is an absolute delight. But a lot of work! Now, this is not my first baby, as I have a toddler as well so life is extremely busy! We are adjusting and having a great time but with all big changes we are trying to find a balance…posts will be light these next few weeks! I’ll do my best and I promise to keep at it!

smallfingers

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This entry was written by chandra, posted on September 9, 2009 at 4:51 pm.

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little treats – sept 4

Little Treats are links to mommy blog posts I’ve enjoyed throughout the week.

  • Green your child’s birthday party (Our Big Earth)
  • For my friend Deb and all other moms who’s daughters love to dress themselves (Vodkamom)
  • Cool popsicles (Weelicious)
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This entry was written by chandra, posted on September 4, 2009 at 2:25 pm.

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the toy society

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What began as a street art project in Australia, The Toy Society has spread across the world. Started by a mother of one, Bianca Brownlow created a handmade toy, packaged it up and dropped the toy off in an Australian neighbourhood with the hopes some lucky person would find and adopt it. The idea has quickly caught on and handmade toys are being made and deposited around the globe just like their motto states: The Toy Society spreads the love throughout the streets of the world. Nothing to it really just a bunch of handmade toys looking for a nice home.

Wonderful in so many ways, The Toy Society celebrates creating handmade toys, the value of sharing yet expecting nothing in return, and the thrill of embarking on a secret adventure. It’s easy to become involved: on the left hand side of The Toy Society’s home page fill out the Get In On It section and easy to follow instructions will be sent to you by email. Once you’ve made your handmade toy, you package it in a plastic bag along with a ‘Take Me Home’ tag and a letter about The Toy Society. Your “drop” is catalogued on the blog and often toys that are found and are “registered” with The Toy Society so you may be able to see whom has adopted your toy.

I can’t wait to begin this project with my 2 1/2 year old son as it is a great family activity. I’d like to thank El for introducing The Toy Society to me – she knows I love making handmade toys so this is a real treat.

Check out The Toy Society’s blog: thetoysociety.blogspot.com and then come back and let us know what you think!

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This entry was written by chandra, posted on August 26, 2009 at 4:21 pm.

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little treats – august 14

Little Treats are links to mommy blog posts I’ve enjoyed throughout the week.

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This entry was written by chandra, posted on August 14, 2009 at 8:24 am.

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charming bitch

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Shannon of Charming Bitch writes how she feels. She’s a brave writer. She does not waste her words on the frivolous such as what’s the night’s dinner menu but rather her blog is more a journal of the heart. Shannon is frank with her words and very generous about what’s going on in her life and what she is feeling. She rages, she loves, she hurts, she fights. I don’t think there’s a right or wrong way to blog but clearly how honest you are can determine the level of following your blog will have and the level of support.

Shannon is battling cancer in her ovaries, uterus, and cervix. After many months in the hospital, Shannon has finally returned home and it is great to have her back! She and her husband Deels, are raising her 4 nieces and nephews as their own children, while balancing Deels’ time on the road as a trucker. When she was in hospital, Deels continued posting about Shannon’s health status, how the family coped, and the out pouring of support from fellow bloggers and readers. This mom blogger is loved and adored and her readership vast. The fact that her husband maintained the blog while she was unable to is a testament to how important the blog is to Shannon but also how important Shannon is to her readers.

She is a charming bitch and I’m glad to have her back on the internet! Check out Shannon’s blog: www.charmingbitch.typepad.com and then come back and tell us what you think.

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This entry was written by chandra, posted on August 11, 2009 at 9:13 am.

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little treats – august 7

Little Treats are links to mommy blog posts I’ve enjoyed throughout the week.

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This entry was written by chandra, posted on August 7, 2009 at 8:18 am.

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swings and roundabouts

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Eleanor and her son ‘A’ review playgrounds in the Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia areas. Each review features photos, a star rating, and a brief description of the playground equipment and play area. Not only is Swings and Roundabouts a useful tool for residents but also for visitors who may not be familiar with the cities and are looking for great kid venues.

Are you a Vancouver resident and frequent playgrounds? Swings and Roundabouts Vancouver is looking for reader reviews.

Check out Eleanor’s blogs: www.swingsandroundabouts-vancouver.blogspot.com and www.swingsandroundabouts-victoria.blogspot.com

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This entry was written by chandra, posted on August 6, 2009 at 2:43 pm.

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cool mom picks

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I won’t deny it. I love to shop. I inherited this love and able capability from my mother, and before her, my grandmother. Before having a child, I was on the hunt for purses, jewellery and shoes, oh how I love shoes, especially red ones. Now I shop for my son and soon, a newborn. I love products that are well constructed, unique, clever in design, and reasonably priced. I have a soft spot for handmade or artist designed. I’m one of the those people that purchases birthday and Christmas gifts months in advance because I convince myself “It’s perfect, I should just get it now”. And, sometimes I keep them for myself…shhh. So, when I stumbled upon Cool Mom Picks, I sighed and let my fingers do the browsing.

In their own words: We’re just a few moms that track down cool stuff so you can stay busy being fabulous. We know cool stuff doesn’t make the mom, but it certainly helps make life a little better. We have a soft spot for non-mainstream products and services, particularly those from indie or emerging designers and mom/women-run companies. We believe you can stay true to your dazzling design sensibilities and still support an entrepreneur, especially one trying to support her family through her work. But we can be found loving on anything that we think is cool, really.

A few of my favorites:

Pillow fights in the playroom

A baby change pad with a clever design and funky look

The coolest alphabet building blocks ever!

Check out Cool Mom Picks blog: www.coolmompicks.com and then come back to tell us what you think!

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This entry was written by chandra, posted on August 5, 2009 at 8:41 am.

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little treats – july 31

Little Treats are links to mommy blog posts I’ve enjoyed throughout the week.

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This entry was written by chandra, posted on July 31, 2009 at 1:08 pm.

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