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Apr
30
2012
Apr 30, 2012

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Welcome to yet another new section of ThingsThatWeDo.com. As promised in my earlier post, I’m slowly expanding what this site can offer our readers and one thing close to my heart is getting a good deal. Every so often, I’ll update this Shopping section with some great sites that I’ve found online. I don’t know about you but sometimes, I find I just don’t have the time to shop so while my child is fast asleep, I’ll often take that time to do some online shopping for a last minute birthday gift or maybe it’s just a really good deal. Enjoy the sites below and happy shopping!


Educational Games for 2-6 Year Olds

 
Website: ABCMouse.com

I recently stumbled across this site ABCMouse.com and I have to say I’m quite impressed. It’s a subscription based website with no advertising, pop-up ads, or links to any other site. ABCMouse.com is a fun and interactive website where children can learn the fundamentals for academic success.

The ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy is widely popular in the United States and Canada with other 2,00 books, games, songs, puzzles, and art activities and each one has specified learning objectives in reading, mathematics, beginning science, social studies, art and music. Just remember to keep computer time to 15 minute sessions and then take a break! Our optometrist reminds me of this every time we go. Practice good computer habits so your child will continue to use them as they get older!


Get premium coupons in the Coupons.com Savings Club

 
Website: Coupons.com

I love that coupons.com has a ton of great coupons that you can print out from the comfort of your own home. Paying full price is not an option and when you register with coupon.com, you’ll get access to a ton of coupons that will help to save off valuable dollars from your next shopping trip! Check out their new coupons.com saving club!

That’s it for now! I’ll add more sites as I find them! Happy shopping!

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Apr
29
2012
Apr 29, 2012

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Yes folks, here are two new product recalls that involve choking hazards. The first children’s product recall involves the Whoozit® Starry Time Rattle. The hazard identified notes that the plastic balls on either end of the Whoozit® Starry Time Rattle can breakwhen it gets drops on a hard surface (imagine baby in high chair in the kitchen. The rattle lands on the floor and now all the little pieces contained within the rattle are exposed and can cause a choking hazard).

The second children’s product recall involves the Mexx Young girl’s 100% cotton Dresses from their Fall 2011 collection. In this children’s product recall, the little fuzzy balls that were attached on the dress may detach and pose yet another choking hazard. This Mexx children’s dress size started from 3 – 6 months, so take a look and make sure you don’t have it at home. See the links below to visit the Health Canada website for more details.

Product recall: Whoozit® Starry Time Rattle

Product recall: Mexx Young girl’s 100% cotton Dresses – Fall 2011 collection

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Apr
28
2012
Apr 28, 2012

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Have you ever read the ingredients in your store bought applesauce? Have you read the nutritional information on that applesauce? Well, I did a few years ago and was shocked when I noticed a popular applesauce brand had 0% vitamin C in its applesauce! Now, call me silly but if applesauce is MADE from apples, shouldn’t the applesauce have some trace of vitamin C? What happened to it all during the cooking process? I found this particularly disturbing and began to do a lot more label reading at the grocery store.

When I came across the PC Organics unsweetened applesauce a few years ago, the first thing I noticed on the label was that it still had 30% of the daily value of vitamin C per ½ cup (125mL) serving. Along with the fact that the PC Organics unsweetened applesauce is simply made with nothing but organic apples and ascorbic acid, this sounded like one of those must mention products for ThingsThatWeDo.com. I’m just surprised I didn’t think of mentioning them sooner!

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Apr
27
2012
Apr 27, 2012
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Children learn through play but play has to be sustained somehow. As parents, a big part of our job is to nurture children’s self confidence and be proud of their own accomplishments. Creativity is a key part of children’s learning because through that creativity comes novel ways to problem solve. Creativity helps us to adapt to new situations and gives us cognitive flexibility so we can think ‘outside the box’. The best part is, all of this stuff doesn’t cost a whole lot of money to do. All you need to do is nurture your chid’s creativity by giving him/her the freedom to build and create as they please (so long as they’re safe, of course!). - Continue Reading

Apr
26
2012
Apr 26, 2012

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Here I go again with another product recall, this time for 3 different products which some of you may have in your home. The product recalls involve a computer monitor that can overheat and pose a fire hazard (lovely), a dishwasher that can also overheat and pose a fire hazard (this is getting creepy), and a brand of bicycle bike lever that can slide out of position so then they won’t work, and you’ll lose control of your bike since you can’t brake anymore and of course, that could cause you to crash unless you think of another brilliant way to stop your bike. LOVELY. Product recalls irk me to no end but at least, if you know, you can be informed and take action to get rid of these things from your home. See below for links to the Health Canada website for more details.

Product recall: Lenovo ThinkCentre M70z and M90z all-in-one Desktop PCs

Product recall: Viking Dishwashers – select models

Product recall: Bicycle Bike Levers – Tektro TL-83 brake levers

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Apr
25
2012
Apr 25, 2012
Posted in: Thoughts

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I struggled for the longest time trying to come up with an appropriate title for this blog post and finally settled on this one. I’m still not convinced it’s the best title but it at least captures the essence of today’s post. Now, let me backtrack and explain and believe me, this goes beyond my kid’s running shoes.

Recently, we bought our child a pair of pink Skechers, not because they were pink but because they were the most flexible bendable pair of runners in her size with a great grip on the bottom, and they had the Velcro closures to make them easy on/off for her school gym days. Unfortunately, the Skechers didn’t last more than a week before one of the mesh sidings began peeling off – a sure sign of manufacturing glitch given that she’d only worn them for a short period of time. No kid can go through a pair of shoes that fast. - Continue Reading

Apr
24
2012
Apr 24, 2012

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Once upon a time, I had written about how disappointed I was in the Reese Peanut butter cups. I don’t know what changed but something changed in their formulation. The peanut butter cups I had grown up loving no longer tasted the same. The size of the Reese peanut butter cups is now smaller and the balance between peanut butter goodness and decadent sweetness is completely off. I haven’t eaten any Reese peanut butter cups since my review but I still reminisce about them.

Well, if you’ve been looking for a new and improved substitute for your Reese peanut butter cup disappointment, then you HAVE to try President’s Choice Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Melts. I bought a bag on a recent trip to my neighborhood Loblaw’s and these delicious morsels do not disappoint.

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Apr
23
2012
Apr 23, 2012

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A while ago, I did a review on the Fun on the Run Sticker Joke Book by T. Bugbird as a mommy with a child who thinks anything potty related is hilariously funny. Well, it seemed appropriate to get my kids’ take on this joke sticker book since she is the one who’s enjoying this book the most!

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