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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 […]

On Elon Musk and the Global Village

March 23rd, 2015

Visit some of the more remote tribes in places like the African plains or the rainforests of the Amazon and you’ll discover an entirely different concept of ownership. Unspoiled and uncorrupted by the slings and arrows of the modern world, the people in these societies aren’t necessarily driven by material possession. This isn’t my home. […]

On My Reading List (Early 2015 Edition)

February 24th, 2015

Between all the responsibilities related to work, home and child-rearing, I haven’t had all that much free time to myself these last few months. Even so, I want to read more and the only way that I’ll be able to do that is if I grant myself the freedom to do so. To this end, […]

Got Craft? Celebrating the Handmade, Local and Cute

December 15th, 2014

…because MALL is a four letter word. That’s one of the first things you’ll see on the homepage for Got Craft?, a semi-annual event in Vancouver that “aims to bring together a community of handmade and DIY culture.” When I went to the Maritime Labour Centre over the weekend for the Holiday Edition of Got […]

My 2014 Christmas Wishlist

December 4th, 2014

When I publish my Christmas wishlist on this blog each year, I don’t really expect anyone to buy anything for me. These lists are inherently filled with a number of consumer-centric “wants” and they have very little to do with my “needs.” That being said, I did buy myself two of the items from last […]