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You might have noticed how much we love Duchess Catherine over here at Canadian Living Moms. We really do! But the reason we love Kate Middleton so much is that you love reading (and commenting) about her too. Here’s a list of the blog posts you’ve loved best over the past few months, in order of popularity:
1. Kate Middleton’s wardrobe malfunction: moms see worse This is our most-read Kate Middleton blog post, ever. And read the comments from other moms detailing their own wardrobe mishaps. Guess we’ve all been there.
2. 5 things Kate Middleton can’t do that other moms can. I wrote this one, which was a surprise hit. I took some heat in the comments (including being called an “idiot”). Check it out.
3. What Kate Middleton is trying to show us with her grey hair. We think it’s lovely that Duchess Catherine shows the world it’s ok to show grey hair. What do you think?
Enjoy! And tell us which post you liked best.
(Photo credit, all photos: Keystone Press)
Canadian Living Moms turns 1! One year ago we Canadian Living staffers were working late hours behind the scenes to launch this fun initiative for busy moms. Since then, we’re not only a place to get inspired, we’ve become a real online community, too. We’re here on Facebook, and here on Twitter…and one place you’ve definitely got to check us out is on Pinterest, right here.
We had lots of conversations in the months leading up to this week about how we should celebrate this big milestone. What would resonate most with you moms? Ultimately we decided that if you’re anything like us, you’d enjoy a Canadian Living Moms Turns 1 package that contained info on:
First birthday parties. How much do other parents spend on this milestone party? Why do first birthday parties turn moms into stress-cases? Are you knocked out by these gorgeous cakes (like the above) on Pinterest, or what?
One-year-olds. Celebrity babies that are 1, and how did they get to 1 so fast ’cause weren’t they newborns one hot second ago? Also: tips from notable Canadian moms on how to deal with one-year-olds. This is such a cute age, but my, aren’t they a handful? Olympian Jamie Salé, esteemed writers Kathy Buckworth and Ann Douglas, Me to We co-CEO Roxanne Joyal are just some of the moms who share their best tips on raising a one-year-old.
Birthday parties, birthday parties, endless endless birthday parties. We figure you know how to attend them, so we’re helping you throw a party with invites, loot bag labels and welcome signs in three adorable themes: bunting, pirate and princess.
So…what do you think? And moreover, thanks so much for helping us celebrate!
Anyone who knows me knows how much I love Jimmy Fallon, so you’ll have to excuse me when I say…
Move over sweet, adorable royal prince! Because… drumroll, please… the king of late-night’s firstborn child has arrived!
Jimmy Fallon and his wife, Nancy Juvonen, welcomed their firstborn child – a girl – on Tuesday, July 23, at 6:21 a.m.
Like most of you, I was shocked by the news. I had no idea they were expecting! Jimmy really knows how to keep his private life… ummm… private. Nonetheless, I am extremely happy for them. They are about to embark on a journey like no other.
If I could impart some words of wisdom to my new favourite celebrity dad (sorry Ben Affleck, but Jimmy is a dad now) they would be…
- Cherish every single moment of every single day.
- Let her sleep on your chest. Nothing is sweeter than listening to the rhythm of her laboured breathing so close to your heart.
- Never ever worry about spoiling her. There is no such thing as loving her too much. Pick her up. Hold her close. Hug her tight.
- Be there… always! First smiles, first steps, first words are all made so much more special with Daddy by her side.
She’s a lucky little girl, Jimmy, and there is no doubt in my mind that you’re going to be a great dad. Embrace it all… every step of the way.
Congratulations, Jimmy! You are officially my new favourite celebrity dad.
Legoland Discovery Centre in Toronto opens March 1st, 2013 in Toronto. Legoland Toronto’s address is Vaughan Mills (the outlet mall), Entrance 4, 1 Bass Pro Mills Drive, Vaughan, Ont. L4K 5W4. Directions here.
So….any of you moms out there planning a visit to Legoland Toronto? I took a quick gauge of your interest over on Twitter and, honestly, you moms seem more stoked than the kids! Thanks to a family friend
that I want to strangle,my kid is insisting that he’s going, stat. I’m taking him, just not maybe during the opening week and/or in the middle of March Break, you know?
But for those of you keen to brave the excited crowds in March and during March Break, I did some research for you. Here are 5 facts about Legoland Discovery Centre in Toronto.
1. Your kids need to wear socks to play in the soft play areas. I imagine this isn’t a huge issue in March, but something to remember in sandal season, or for the sock-haters out there. If you forget them, Legoland sells socks for $1.
2. The best price for Legoland Toronto is on its website. I can’t vouch for this, but the site says that it offers a best price guarantee if you buy online. That price, as of today is $16.39 for anyone 3+. If you’re not yet 3, you get in free.
3. You can’t bring your own food. Which is kind of a bummer if you want to bring home-packed lunches. Only baby food and milk is allowed. But there is a café at the centre that offers drinks and snacks.
4. Adults can’t visit Legoland Discovery Centre without any children. According to Legoland Toronto’s website, the attraction is designed for families with children aged 3 to 10 years old. However, there will be adult nights for grownup Legophiles. I suppose you’ll have to stay tuned to its website to find out when.
5. Legoland is open until 9pm every night except Sunday, when it is open until 7pm. That’s great, in my opinion anyway, for night-owly evening-activity-loving families such as mine. The Legoland Store is open the same hours, too.
Are you going? Please let me know what it’s like!
Learn more about Lego’s history: Awesome classic toys that are still around.
If you’re already starting your Christmas shopping, or don’t know where to begin, let Canadian Living Moms help you out! We’ve just published a bunch of great articles and slideshows featuring the best kids gifts we could find. Like these…
For the crowd that just likes to play with the box: gifts for a one-year-old.
And there you have it. Oh but wait, now you’ve got to wrap that gift. We’ve thought of that too…here are 5 creative ideas to wrap kids’ gifts!
Moms. Friends. Countrywomen. I’m really excited to share this news: Teresa Sousa will be blogging here on Canadian Living Moms! We bribed her here with pencil crayons and candy. Ok, just kidding, we didn’t need to bribe her…but we are thrilled to have her on board.
A warm welcome to Teresa! She’ll be posting soon. Stay tuned!