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  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     7 May 2012 6:40 PM

      Simplicity Parenting
    I stumbled on a blog post about a book called "Simplicity Parenting" earlier today, and I was just wondering if anyone has read it. If...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     30 Apr 2012 6:45 PM

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    Eldender, I'll PM you ...

  • Miscellaneous
     30 Apr 2012 3:53 PM

      Re: New forum has launched
    Ooh, I like that posts aren't indexed by search engines, so hopefully no more pe.rio.ds ever.ywhe.re ...

  • Miscellaneous
     29 Apr 2012 1:16 PM

      Re: Makeup Discussion Thread
    This isn't really makeup, but it is a beauty product. Has anyone tried the Clarisonic Mia, with the oscillating brush? I read about it on...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     27 Apr 2012 6:54 PM

      "put together moms" where to shop?
    OK I'm not a mom yet, but I don't think I'll really change the way I dress after the baby comes. I like buying oversized...

  • Miscellaneous
     25 Apr 2012 12:45 PM

      Re: GIRLS...anyone watching?
    I watched the first episode, and I liked the tone of it. I'll be interested to see where it goes, so I'll keep watching for...

  • Miscellaneous
     24 Apr 2012 2:23 PM

      Re: The price of a purse?
    I love my black leather Mark Jacobs purse. DH bought it for me for Christmas two years ago, and I still use it a lot....

  • Miscellaneous
     24 Apr 2012 2:15 PM

      Re: Best flooring options for a home with a dog?
    I'd say laminate as well. My in-laws have 2 heavy labs and their laminate has held up really well. It's light and dark, so maybe...

  • The Central Provinces
     23 Apr 2012 10:59 PM

      Re: Budget friendly WEDDING favour ideas (RUSTIC)
    I went to a wedding where the placecards/favours were little pots of herbs with each guest's name written on a wooden marker. They were really...

  • Home Life
     21 Apr 2012 8:10 PM

      Re: Tiny Kitchen Help! *with pics & floorplan*
    I've never even heard of a counter-top dishwasher, thanks chellebc! ...

  • Inspiring Ideas
     18 Apr 2012 4:52 PM

      Re: Sunday or Friday.... Which is better?
    FriendsFirst makes great points. I attended a Friday wedding last summer. I had to take the afternoon off work so that I could go home,...

  • Home Life
     18 Apr 2012 4:25 PM

      Re: Hardwood Floors
    I would go mid-tone as well. There's a photo of our floor (from a realtor's site) in this thread As much as I like the...

  • Home Life
     18 Apr 2012 3:29 PM

      Re: Tiny Kitchen Help! *with pics & floorplan*
    Thanks for all the helpful suggestions! I think I'll start searching for a buffet/island to put under the wall cut-out, that'll really help increase the...

  • Home Life
     18 Apr 2012 12:04 PM

      Tiny Kitchen Help! *with pics & floorplan*
    DH and I are moving into a new rental at the end of the summer. It has a TINY kitchen, and I'm looking for ideas...

  • Home Life
     18 Apr 2012 11:38 AM

      Re: Would you paint the wood trim?
    Another one for PAINT unless your house is Victorian or heritage style. There are some beautiful old houses where e.g. wood trim and stained glass...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     12 Apr 2012 9:22 PM

      Best place to test out strollers in TO
    Dearborn Baby (at Yonge/Steeles) has a lot of strollers, though space to try them out is a bit tight ...

  • Money Matters
     12 Apr 2012 8:43 PM

      Re: Weekly spend on Gas/Groceries/Misc/Allowances?
    deleted, too many personal details ...

  • Health, Diet & Fitness
     12 Apr 2012 1:12 PM

      Re: Greek yoghurt?
    Yeah, it's a litle tart. I mix mine with granola for breakfast ...

  • Recipe Swap
     10 Apr 2012 1:42 PM

      What to make with leftover Ham?
    I had a lot of leftover ham too, and made soup using this recipe . It was really easy and delicious ...

  • Home Life
     4 Apr 2012 3:33 PM

      Re: Baby's Nursery - finally finished!
    Love it! I think your style is very close to my style so obviously I think it's awesome Is that a Jenny Lind crib? We...

  • Home Life
     26 Mar 2012 3:38 PM

      Re: My basement reno - part 1
    Wowza! That looks amazing, good job! ...

  • Honeymoon & Travel
     20 Mar 2012 6:17 PM

      Re: Recommend a hotel in Paris
    http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Revie..._de_France.html We stayed here in 2009 - the rooms were a decent size, convenient location, and great service ...

  • Money Matters
     16 Mar 2012 10:51 PM

      Re: Debt tolerance
    We're quite debt adverse. I think it's fine to have either a mortgage (a reasonable one) or student debt, preferably not both at the same...

  • Tube Talk
     15 Mar 2012 3:36 PM

    Smash
    I was just looking for a thread about Smash, and I'm also really surprised that no one started one earlier. I'm really enjoying it, although...

  • Home Life
     15 Mar 2012 11:49 AM

      Re: Where to buy sheets?
    DH and I just bought the Kirkland sheet set at Costco on a whim last week, so glad to see that people really like them....

  • Book Bonanza
     14 Mar 2012 4:14 PM

      Selling a Kobo: How Much?
    Personally, I'm not a huge fan of buying used electronics because I'd be worried about how well it functioned, and the warranty. So it would...

  • Miscellaneous
     14 Mar 2012 3:49 PM

      Re: Makeup Discussion Thread
    Ooh, I really want to try this BB cream now. Like canhardlywait, I also have sensitive skin but it's hard to resist trying something that...

  • Miscellaneous
     10 Mar 2012 3:52 PM

      Re: Tax question - two last names?
    I'm in the process right now of changing my name, but I'm wondering if I should wait until after I file my taxes so there's...

  • Miscellaneous
     9 Mar 2012 8:54 PM

      Re: Broadway shows
    Last month, we hit up the TKTS booth, and they didn't have Book of Mormon, Wicked, or HTS. Just an FYI. ...

  • Health, Diet & Fitness
     8 Mar 2012 2:07 PM

      Re: I did it!!! - Baby weight is GONE!!!!
    You look smokin'! Sounds like it was a lot of hard work, but good for you for sticking with it. Congrats! ...

  • Recipe Swap
     8 Mar 2012 1:47 PM

    Favourite Veggie Side for Turkey?
    I love roasted beets, and I agree that green beans with pancetta would be great as well ...

  • Honeymoon & Travel
     8 Mar 2012 1:07 PM

      Re: new york hotel for 4?!!!???
    Last month we stayed at the New Yorker Hotel, right by Penn station. It was updated, clean and had free wifi (which was SO useful)....

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     6 Mar 2012 5:21 PM

      X-Post: GTA daycare - where to start looking?!
    Yikes, sounds like I'd better get started. I was hoping there was a centralized list, but I guess I'll just have to contact each place...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     6 Mar 2012 5:21 PM

    GTA daycare - where to start looking?!
    Yikes, sounds like I'd better get started. I was hoping there was a centralized list, but I guess I'll just have to contact each place...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     6 Mar 2012 1:02 PM

      X-Post: GTA daycare - where to start looking?!
    Hi mamas, I'm only 25w pregnant, but DH's pregnant coworker has mentioned to him that we should be looking for daycare soon, like before LO...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     6 Mar 2012 1:02 PM

    GTA daycare - where to start looking?!
    Hi mamas, I'm only 25w pregnant, but DH's pregnant coworker has mentioned to him that we should be looking for daycare soon, like before LO...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     2 Mar 2012 11:21 PM

      Do you have any of these strollers?
    I was debating between the City Mini and the B-Agile as well. I found myself really leaning towards the B-Agile, but the 2012 City Mini...

  • Miscellaneous
     1 Mar 2012 2:25 PM

      Re: Post Wedding Chop? Yes or No? *Pics*
    You look fantastic! And I think the short hair suits you more than it does Katherine Heigl ...

  • Inspiring Ideas
     23 Feb 2012 6:09 PM

      Re: How much cake to order?
    I agree that 2/3 is a good number, especially if you're already serving dessert and the cake cutting is later in the evening. We froze...

  • Miscellaneous
     11 Feb 2012 3:26 PM

      Re: Blue Ivy Carter Pics
    Holy smokes, look at all that hair! The only newborns I've seen recently are DH's nephews and niece and they were all pretty bald. Seriously,...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     10 Feb 2012 3:52 PM

      Lug bags @ Costco
    I already have a Lug Puddle Jumper I was thinking of using, but I wouldn't mind looking anyway. I found this pdf file on the...

  • School-Age, Tween & Teen
     10 Feb 2012 3:37 PM

      How many, a simple poll
    I'm currently pregnant with my first. I want 2, DH wants 3. We'll see if that changes after this first baby comes along, haha ...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     19 Jan 2012 7:19 PM

      My day with my teething baby
    Great post! I just read a lot of your blog, and it's really wonderful. ...

  • Starting a Family
     19 Jan 2012 6:09 PM

      How old were you?
    I was 28 when I got my BFP, and will be 29 when I have my LO. DH is the same. ...

  • Starting a Family
     13 Jan 2012 3:06 PM

      WWYD TTC with trip booked a yr out
    That's a tough situation to be in. It sounds like an amazing trip, especially since your kids and their cousins could all be together. If...

  • The Central Provinces
     9 Jan 2012 3:52 PM

      Re: Ontario Name Change How-To (with links!!!)
    MissyDrew - I'm in the exact same position as you. Since you don't have to renew the old red/white health card, I really want to...

  • Money Matters
     21 Dec 2011 1:13 PM

      Re: Did you combine your financials?
    There has already been lots of great advice in this thread, but I just wanted to add that talking to your FI is the most...

  • Miscellaneous
     8 Dec 2011 12:17 PM

      Re: Grey Boots - YAY or NAY? WWYD?
    I didn't even know I wanted grey boots until I saw these, lol. $60 is too good of a deal to pass up. I'm definitely...

  • Book Bonanza
     6 Dec 2011 2:02 PM

      Do I want a Kobo, Nook, Sony or Kindle....
    Thanks to this thread, I'm pretty sure DH is getting me a Kindle for my birthday on Friday! ...

  • Miscellaneous
     18 Nov 2011 11:38 AM

      Re: Toronto Restaurants
    I can't think of too many restaurants in that area, but off the top of my head, there's Il Fornello. They have lots of locations...

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