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January 08, 2009

Oral-B Giveaway!

Remember this post on Oral-B Triumph With SmartGuide?! Parent Club tested this toothbrush over the holidays. Turns out -- it's a great toothbrush! It impressed my prince with surprise (and he was the one who thought it was a gadget). He went on to say that if it broke - he would go buy another one! I must say - his smile is whiter.

In the spirit of sharing smiles; we've got an Oral-B Vitality ProWhite toothbrush to give away.
The box says;

  • Removes more plaque than a regular manual toothbrush.
  • Gentle on gums
  • Sustained Rechargeable Power: Lasts 5 days between charges.

Here's how to enter:

Leave a comment to this post sharing a tip, rant or story on brushing.

For additional entries
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    (leave a comment for each respective entry please!)

    Giveaway will close Jan. 16, 2009. The "winner" will be announced on Parent Club (so check back! - it could be YOU). Winner should e-mail within 48 hours to claim prize or another name will be picked. Open to Canadian and U.S. readers.

    Remember: comments do not require your identity. You can protect your privacy by leaving an anonymous comment - just remember to leave a "codename" to recognize if it's you who wins.

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  • January 07, 2009

    Article on Yummy Mummy Club

    Check out my latest article at The Yummy Mummy Club (yes, click that).

    This "issue" was about giving back. The article is one of my "giving back" experiences.

    I think we all give back in different ways - either through giving $, time or effort. Some families hand down kids clothes. Some families recycle toys and books. Some families help at schools or children's centres.

    How do you give back? Do you give back?

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    January 06, 2009

    Parent Club Green Living Tip

    My newest fan-tab-u-lous Parent Club green living tip...carry a canvas bag with you.

    Move over the fact that major grocery stores will soon be charging for plastic bags.

    Move over the fact that canvas bags are better for the environment.

    Move over the fact that canvas bags are sturdier for carrying 4 litres of milk.

    This is the fact you should be interested in...canvas bags can carry the mittens, hats and scarves when you get into stores! Think about it. One Mom. Two kids. That is 6 loose mittens, 3 hats, 3 scarves - to keep track of (don't get me started on holding hands in stores, or getting someone on a potty when that Mom is holding that much polar fleece).

    Over the holidays, I folded up a canvas bag and threw it into my (too heavy) sling. When we got to the store and Thing 1 and Thing 2 started undressing their layers - I smartly took out the canvas bag and in went all the warm layers of clothing. It was a moment of genius!

    A fellow Mom nodded, smiled and threw up an "THAT'S IT!!" when she saw my fan-tab-u-lous invention. Nothing lost. Hands free to hold (or get people on potties).

    I'm telling you -- it will change your life.

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    January 05, 2009

    Parent Club 2009

    Hello Parent Club 2009!

    Thanks for coming back after my blog vacation. Really needed - let me tell you! You see...leading up to the holidays -- my prince was away for 10 days. During that time, I dealt with (all-by-my-onesome) sleepovers and vomit, kids and Christmas, writing assignments and reviews -- which all got me further behind that darn monkey on my back...laundry.

    During my blog vacation...I didn't vacation at all. Stayed home. Hosted. Played. Appreciated. All good verbs (I have a good quote on the philosophy of verbs...will share with you later this week).

    I have complete, utter, humble respect for single parents. Either by choice or by circumstance...a single parent's life is tough. Those 10 single parent days were L..O..N..G!

    These last few weeks; I took the kids sledding and we went to an amazing indoor playground and a kids' movie. "Kid dayz" we called them (Thing 2 loved that). I hardly checked my blackberry at all.

    Instead, I mentally filed blog posts in my brain (along with grocery lists, to-do lists and google search lists -- hmmm...reminds me - must find a stainless steel juice pitcher -- anyone?!).

    Did you vacation on your vacation? Were you alone? Did you play?