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Nintendo Switch #fivefavesfriday

mommydo.ca || Nintendo Switch Mario Edition Five Faves Friday

Nintendo Switch is here! Today is the day! It’s Launch Day for the Nintendo Switch. My son and I had the chance to test out the Switch here in Toronto. And I have to say, we were both smitten. I am not a gamer by any stretch as was evident earlier today when I stood in line to nab a console for our family. It was def a case of one-of-these-things-is-not-like-the-other. But I’m quite certain this is the next great family console. And here’s why. melanie

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Valentine’s Day Edition 2017 #5favesfriday

mommydo.com | Valentine's Day Edition #5favesfriday

A day where we celebrate love? I do have a soft spot for Vanlentine’s Day. Growing up my dad ALWAYS bought my sister and I at least one red rose and a box of Turtles. It wasn’t big or fancy or anything, but that Valentine’s Day tradition still warms by heart around this time of year. Do you exchange gifts? We don’t really give big gifts here for Valentine’s Day. We’re not anti-v-day or anything. But our anniversary is just around the corner, and my b-day just passed. But I still love to check out what I might like, you, know, if…

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Finding Balance #TetleyFindYourBalance

mommydo.com | finding balance Tea Talks

Finding balance I think this is the most challenging aspect of my life, and I know I’m not alone. For me, it’s the push and pull of work and kids and keeping the household up and running. And then there is volunteering, the added complications of Alma’s syndrome. My own health, personal growth, our marriage and fun are buried under all the must-do’s. Sadly, I’ve learned you can’t sacrifice yourself for long, without consequence. Working on it I’m definitely working on it. Part of finding balance is trying to get out and do things just for me. It’s true that I don’t…

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Dream Kitchen with #GEMakeItSlate

mommydo.com| #makeitslate dream kitchen

What does your dream kitchen look like? I thought I was living with mine. But as time goes on, I’m finding the dark wood in the middle of our open concept house to be a bit of a black hole. More and more, I seem to be lusting over light grey and white kitchens – with just enough slate and black to add a heap of style without making the area feel too dark. I threw together a quick mood board which included the new GE Slate gas stove. Not only do I love the colour, but the versatile grills…

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5 Faves Friday – Winter Style Edition

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  Winter has finally landed in Toronto so it’s time to grab your favourite winter garb and enjoy the season. There’s nothing better than a turtleneck sweater for chilly Sunday afternoons. This one, from Eileen Fisher is on my wish list. With the new retail location opening soon, it might be in my closet in no time. These amazing fleecy hats are made just around the corner from my home and are available in baby, toddler and adults sizes. You can find MiniEm on Etsy. This Lululemon jacket has been on my wish list since last year. I’ve been saving up my nickels…

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5 Faves Friday: Can’t buy love but…

    So I know Valentines Day is just a couple of days away, but I thought I’d list off a few things that have been making my heart beat a little faster. This beautiful white quartz pendant from Mason Birks. Even the photo version makes my heart go pitter patter. It’s simple and stylish, and while it is pricy, it’s not astronomical. I love Starbucks. I’m not sure if words can even express how much I love to get a hot tea from Starbucks. And as a tea is less than $3, this one can suit any budget. I often get…

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Five Tips: Buying gifts for littles with exceptional needs

mommydo.com | 5 tips for buying gifts for toddlers with special needs from a Mom of a child with Williams Syndrome

It’s that time of year. Make your list. Check it twice. Except, when one of the kids on your list has a developmental disability or other special needs. Choosing special needs gifts or gifts for kids with disability can seem like a challenge. Here are a few tips. It’s our 3rd Christmas with Allie, and each one has been a bit of a struggle. I don’t really know what she’d like. Certainly no one else knows what she’d like. Shopping for kids with exceptionalities isn’t easy. Every child comes with a unique set of likes and watch outs – many of…

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5 Faves Friday: Kitchen Gadget Edition

We’re heading into holiday season! Which means a LOT of time in the kitchen. I truly love all the baking and cooking, but it’s so much more enjoyable with the right tools. Four of five of these are my go-to fav’s at home  – so much so that a few are starting to show some wear. If you’re looking for the right gadgets to get set for the holidays, these might be just what the head chef ordered. If you make meat, go into your gadget drawer. 1.Throw out your meat thermometer. Get one of these. It’s the OXO Good…

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5 Faves Friday: Craft Beer Edition

Fresh off the Blissdom craft beer tour bus, I give you 5 faves friday with the golden nectar of the gods. Three of these are local to Collingwood and delicious. The other two are close to home and are regulars both when we head out for a taste and in our fridge. Rooster Tail Pale Ale from Northwinds Brewhouse, Collingwood. Not only is the beer delicious, the french fries at the brew pub are also top notch. Downhill Pale Ale from Collingwood Brewery is one tasty brew. The cans are also super cute and the staff at the brewery are…

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5 fav’s friday: falling

Fall is here! Finally. Fall is definitely my season. Sweaters. Boots. Comfort food. The best! Here are a few of my favourite fall things – some I have, some I’m lusting over. This one I have and absolutely love. It’s the Safari Jacket from Joe Fresh. I get TONS of compliments…so many that I’m considered buying the other colour. It’s the perfect weight now that fall is here. This one is a two product combo. Fall is pulled pork season out our house. Our Cuisinart Slow Cooker gets a great workout in the fall – often with this amazing Pulled Pork…

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