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The holiday competition

With Santa, we had no problems, but it took a lot more explaining to assure Edan that the Easter bunny could and would be visiting her at two houses this year. For whatever reason, she was convinced that the elusive pink quadruped was going to Gram...

Product Recall: Disney Princesses Easter Baskets

Gemmy Industries Corp., of Coppell, Texas, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, is voluntarily recalling their Disney Princesses Easter Baskets. The silver beads and ribbons attached to the basket can come loose and are then a ...

Easter Crafts

I am not very crafty, nor am I particularly religious, but when a chocolate Easter bunny arrived for Nolan from my Mom earlier this week, I began to think about fun things we could do together on Easter. I don't think colouring eggs would hold his at...

Kids eat chocolate bilboard

I'm looking forward to Easter this weekend -- largely because this is the first year my daughter, Edan, can really take part in an egg hunt, but also because I love holidays where you get an excuse to eat large amounts of candy and chocolate. Appa...

Unique ideas for Easter Eggs

Every year, come Easter time, I have high hopes of decorating eggs. If you could see into my mind, you'd see that I plan on having an egg that would make Monet proud. Instead, I end up with eggs that looked like they were created by a color-blind fir...

Don't give your kids baby chicks for Easter

When I was in Grade 6, we hatched baby chicks in an incubator as some kind of misguided science experiment. Some of us took the chicks home on overnight sleepovers (which: what the Pete?) and some of those sleepovers ended badly. Poor Borshkinorni go...

Fun spring activity: Planting flowers

My daughter recently came home from school with a cup containing a pretty flower. She was so excited to have her very own plant that she couldn't even stand the thought of letting it leave her hands to go out in the yard. Inspired by her love of her...

Planning a party: the candy!

I recently decided to throw a little get-together for some people I know in my town, women whose children are the same age as my daughter and also stay at home. I figured it would be a good way to get to know these people, especially since summer wil...

Planning a party: The invites

I love getting to play "hostess," especially when it comes to parties. Since we don't really have big birthday parties for our children, I have found that I enjoy throwing little parties for friends throughout the year. Since Easter is coming up and ...

Easter Bunny triumphs through adversity

Saturday evening the Easter Bunny made his way to my house. It was late when the house was finally quiet enough for the Easter Bunny to do his thing. So at 11pm he gathered up the candy and eggs and baskets and began filling them. Then, inexplicably,...

Blogging Baby Size Six: last-minute Easter craft ideas

For those who procrastinate, or who just found out a bunch of kids are coming over for Easter, here are several quick crafty ideas that can be pulled off by tomorrow, or can be done by the kids themselves with few ingredients. And none involve dye! 1...

Over-the-top Easter gift: diamond-encrusted chocolate egg

Still looking for that special item to include in your child's Easter basket? Why not consider the Diamond Stella Egg currently on display at La Maison du Chocolat in London. Yes, you'll have to travel to London to pick it up, but what's a little las...

Extravagant Easter cookies

I was flipping through the latest Dean & Deluca catalog when this cute collection of cookies caught my eye.  According to the catalog, the baker "custom-makes each cookie cutter by hand, from which she crafts her delicious collections o...

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