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The Best Baby Gifts for New Parents

October 16th, 2015

A few years ago, I was invited to a baby shower and I didn’t have a clue what I should bring for the new parents-to-be. Shopping for baby gifts is an incredibly daunting and intimidating experience when you’re not a mom or dad yourself, because it’s a whole new world filled with all new jargon. […]

Combating Costanza Wallet with Allett Slim

September 29th, 2015

One of my favorite episodes of Seinfeld is the one where George Costanza has his massive exploding wallet. He decides to pack away every receipt, coupon and who knows what else in there to the point where he can barely fold it closed. While my wallet isn’t quite so outrageous, I do suspect it might […]

Sunday Snippet: Sam Walton, Founder of Walmart (1918-1992)

August 30th, 2015

“There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down simply by spending his money somewhere else.” Say what you will about how Walmart chooses to conduct its business. There are certainly valid concerns about how the company treats its employees (and its suppliers), as […]

Cool Dad T-Shirts for Father’s Day

June 9th, 2015

As you’ve likely figured out by now, taking on the role of “dad” has become a very integral part of my overall identity. I talk about being a dad a lot because it is an all-consuming responsibility. To this end, you would assume that this upcoming Father’s Day (my first as a dad) would be […]

Boiron Homeopathic Medicine for Babies (Unboxing Video)

May 18th, 2015

As a new parent, being introduced to the world of baby products can be incredibly overwhelming. And that’s just with all the “normal” baby care items. When the little one is crying incessantly and clearly in discomfort, it becomes even more gut-wrenching for new moms and dads. We also understand that babies, in general, cannot […]

Got Craft? Spring Edition 2015

May 5th, 2015

Buying major brands from major chains is an everyday kind of thing, but there is something inherently special about supporting the independent little guy. Promotions like Crave in Buranby Heights epitomize that sort of thing for eating out. And Got Craft? gives Vancouverites the opportunities to celebrate the unique, the upcycled and the handmade.

Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2015

April 30th, 2015

As hard as it may be to believe, Mother’s Day is just around the corner. That still gives you over a week to get any shopping and pre-ordering done and, given the appropriate options, that’s still enough time to get something shipped. You just need to act quickly. Some moms may like flowers or chocolate. […]

Healthy Family Expo 2015 (Photos)

March 30th, 2015

All parents would generally agree that they want what is best for their children. This starts from the time of birth (or even prenatally) all the way through their school-aged years and beyond. Of course, it’s difficult to know exactly what is “best” and what is available in the marketplace. That’s why parents are encouraged […]