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Crochet Christmas Stocking Ornaments

Crochet, Culture and Christmas

  The letter ‘C’ has dominated Fall 2014 for me – not just council politics, communications and community – in addition there has been an awful lot of… crochet. I thought I’d share with you some of what I’ve been up to, as well as give you an idea of some upcoming projects. When I first […]

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80 Days by inkle day time options

80 Days by inkle – app review and giveaway

  Those of you who participated in last year’s Halloween giveaway may recall that inkle kindly gave me some promo codes for their app, Sorcery! I’d actually approached them on the off chance they had copies of their gorgeous digital rendering of Frankenstein available but having discovered Sorcery!, I was both intrigued and impressed. As with Frankenstein, […]

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Monster Factory Mythicals Kickstarter

Monster Factory toys – review, giveaway and Mythicals Kickstarter

  My latest is a review of the plush toys from Monster Factory, some information on a very cool Kickstarter they have running and a giveaway for a Mini Monster of your choice. Review Summary – Are Monster Factory toys worth buying? An enthusiastic yes – they are everything you want in a plush toy: […]

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Rob Ford and Pride Doll

Pride in Toronto – why we all deserve more than the Fords

  I’m not a political blogger so I didn’t expect to be writing about the Fords again. In fact my previous post regarding Doug Ford’s egregious comments about, and treatment of, autistic residents at The Griffin Centre was one more than I ever expected or even wanted to write. Yet here we are and I’m feeling the need […]

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Brain Jump with Ned the Neuron by Kizoom

STEM education: app review of Brain Jump by Kizoom and giveaway of a robot kit

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week and what better way to celebrate than to focus on how important STEM education is? Well, how about a review of a fun science app and a giveaway for a cute and cool STEM education project? STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and I think parents should be doing whatever […]

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Kid in Story Book Maker

Giveaway for Kid in Story Book Maker!

  Act quickly – this giveaway for Kid in Story ends on Sunday night because the app codes expire on Wednesday! One of my favourite apps for creating social stories is Kid in Story Book Maker. I wrote a review of it here. The crux of my review: There are more apps to create social stories […]

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Free crochet heart pattern

Valentine’s Day crafts and a Lunchbox Love giveaway

  For Halloween I made Mummy Candy Jars and they seemed to go over pretty well with the boys’ friends and teachers. For my Valentine’s Day crafts I wanted something equally cheap, cheerful and environmentally friendly – but this time something that wasn’t just another cute way to give out more candy. After finding the […]

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Gorilla Band app

Gorilla Band app review (with video!) and giveaway

  If you do nothing else then make the time to watch the video of the Gorilla Band app in action at the bottom of this review – it’s got some footage of Oliver that is guaranteed to make you smile. You may be aware that I have recently written a few guest posts for […]

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If You Give A Mouse A Cookie: activities and a review of Special Stories app

  Edited to add two things: In response to the review the developer has dropped the price of the app from $19.99 to $13.99. I think this places it in the ‘must buy’ category if you have children with special needs or work with them. I also have two copies of the app to giveaway! […]

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Brobo and Dog - Huggable Nightlight toys

Brobo Huggable Nightlight toys – on sale!

  I’ve been looking for nightlight toys for the boys for some time. I wanted something portable and easy to carry but big enough that they wouldn’t easily get lost in bed, something simple for them to control themselves that would also automatically turn off if they fell asleep. So many of the options out […]

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