Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Maxwell Designs

In our quest for great Canadian companies we stumbled upon Maxwell Designs. They create beautiful Eco-friendly Hemp or Organic Cotton diaper bags. Right now to celebrate their third year in business they are offering their pre-made medium diaper bags for $64.95. Not only are they cool looking but they are easy on the environment. They are made from anti-microbial, dye free material and they come with an adjustable strap and hip accent material.

While you are picking out your favorite bag (ours is the Organic Cotton Canvas Sunsets) make sure to check out all their other Canadian made products~slings and some very trendy diaper change pads.

Maxwell Designs are available at some retailers across Canada, unfortunately no one in Winnipeg is carrying them yet. If you can't find a retailer near you then shop online and take advantage on the diaper bag promo. Shop fast they are selling quickly!!

Gap Wednesdays

If you received a 40% off Wednesdays booklet from Gap, don't forget it starts today!!

I hear they have some new items out, let us know what you find!

Save 25% off your Entire Purchase at Old Navy

Old Navy is having an Easter Sale and with the coupon you can save 25% off your entire purchase on April 1st.

Print the coupon here.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

$5 Basic Polo's @ Old Navy

Rumour has it that Old Navy Canada is blowing out their basic Polo's this weekend for $5 regularly priced @ $12 on Saturday April 3, 2010. Remember that Old Navy has a 14 day price adjustment policy, so shop now while the selection is good for sizes and colours. Then on the day of the sale get your $7 back.

Or if you don't have the time or the energy to shop twice why not use your 30% off coupon we blogged about on March 24, 2010.

It's a one day only sale so take advantage of this great deal that is just in time for Easter dinner on Sunday!

Cinema City Coupon

This coupon was just passed on to us by another fantastic Mom who likes a great deal. It expires tomorrow so if you were thinking about taking the kids to a movie print this off today and go!

CinemaCity in Winnipeg has some great kids movies playing right now~The Princess and the Frog, Alvin and the Chipmunks:The Squeakquel and The Tooth Fairy.

We are headed to the movies tomorrow, maybe we will see you there!
Thanks Kim and Nichole for the hook-up!

Monday, March 29, 2010

GapKids Tank Recall

Another important safety recall, this time coming from the GAP. They took it upon themselves to contact Health Canada regarding this situation. The glass beads on several styles of a GapKids girl's tank top do not meet their tough safety standards and certain government regulations. The tops were sold exclusively in their GapKids stores in the U.S. and Canada between February 15 and 28, 2010. They come in two colors – white and grey. You can find the following style numbers printed on the inner center neck seam of the tanks pictured below: 707083-001 (US), 707083-011(US), 707083-004(CAN), 707083-014(CAN).

Customers who return their items will receive a full refund on the purchase price paid within one to two billing cycles. In addition, and as a gesture of their appreciation, they offering a coupon for 20% off that you may use for a future purchase of any one item at a GapKids store.

Please pass this on to anyone you know who may have shopped at GapKids during this time period. It is nice to see that they are on top of the situation and hopefully there will be no negative outcomes.

Any questions you can call the Gap Product Recall line toll-free at 1-888-747-3704 between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, or Saturday between 11:00 a.m and 9 p.m. EST; you may also email them at

Lux For Sprouts - 20% off Regular Priced Apparel

We blogged about all of the great new spring items at Lux For Sprouts, including Burton, Roxy, Quicksilver and more.

Now we're excited to share this special offer with you! Mention the email code BABY SHOW when you shop in store (1735 Corydon Ave in Winnipeg) and save 20% off your regular priced purchase on all apparel! GREAT way to stock up on some of the hottest brands for Spring!

Lennah~ Guilt Free Jewelry

Through the grapevine we heard about this wonderful Canadian company, Lennah. They make nursing necklaces, what a great idea! They are necklaces made from high-quality,non-toxic acrylic beads that have been tested at a certified lab for safe handling by children. Their special breakaway clasp will pop open when pulled eliminating the risk of breakage.

The purpose of these trendy, necklaces is to eliminate the pinching, poking and grabbing that comes with breast feeding~ now Moms who wouldn't like that?

Whats even better about this company is that they donate a portion of all sales to the Children's Hospital in Toronto. So get acquainted with this generous company by taking advantage of the promo they are running right now. There are 2 more days to get 15% off with coupon code FBFANTHX10 (expires March 31, 2010). They also offer free ground shipping any where in North America.

You can't go wrong with a company that is not only generous but they make beautiful, functional jewelry that you don't need to feel guilty about!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Markdowns at Gymboree

Pop of Daisies is getting another markdown tomorrow, so if you're wanting to stock up on some more pieces and maybe earn another Gymbuck or too, now is the time!

Also, all  boys jeans will be 20% off! Also perfecting timing for Gymbucks.

Happy Shopping!

Chapters Indigo

Well our favorite Canadian bookstore is at it again. During Spring Break Chapters is offering 20% off kids' & teens' books. Plus if you are an irewards member you save an additional 10%. This promotion runs during Spring Break, this varies from province to province, here in the 'Peg it starts March 29.

During Spring Break they are also providing so many great activities for all ages. Check it out
here to see what activities and the times they run at.

Right now on line they are offering full size Webkinz for $9.99. The Kinz&Klip combo means even more fun for Webkinz World members! They not only get a full size Webkinz pet they also get the matching Kinz Klip key clip with a Feature Code to enter Zumwhere!

Going Green

How many of you sat in the dark yesterday for Earth Hour? We did~Scrabble by romantic!

If you are looking for another easy way to keep our world green then look no further then our hometown of Winnipeg. We came across this homegrown company and we are loving them~
Baby Green Sprouts.

They offer many amazing green products for babies & kids. They make Eco-Friendly a no brainer. They are closed for inventory right now so they are offering 20% off all orders placed between March 27 and April 2, they will ship out on April 5~ the REBATE CODE: INVENTORY. Even better they offer a flat rate of $10 for all shipping in Canada and if your order is over $150 its free!

All these little steps we make together contribute to making our world a healthier place for our growing little people.

Baby Wearing

In light of recent events in the news you may be a little wary of using your baby sling, that is why we decide to post his link to Baby Wearing International. It is a great site that explains the correct way to use not only your slings but carriers as well. Let's face it slings have become a necessity for busy parents, especially if you are the parent s to multiples.

So share this link with friends, family, co-workers ~ even if they don't have little people in their lives they will know someone who does. Education is the key to ensuring that tragedy doesn't hit another family again.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Autism Speaks

I was pleasantly surprised when I found out that Toys R' Us has teamed up with Autism Speaks Canada. You see Autism directly affects our lives everyday and it makes us proud to see another Canadian company trying to create more awareness about this ever growing disease.

If you are shopping at any Toys R' Us across Canada please purchase a puzzle piece and your donation goes directly to Autism Speaks Canada, who supports research, awareness, advocacy and family services. This campaign runs until April 30th.

Our families thank-you for the support, now get out here and shop at Toys R' Us!!


Anyone out there have a gassy newborn, or a colicky baby? Then you have to try Dr.Browns Natural Flow bottles. I swear by these! We recently had twin boys who were pre-term, they needed to be supplemented by bottle. In the beginning they used the preemie bottles the hospital provided. But soon they were needing more then 2oz. @ a time, but all the bottles we tried flowed much too fast creating a huge mess and causing many gas pains for our little guys.
We were introduced to the Dr. Browns bottle via an Occupational Therapist at Children's in Winnipeg. We had one to start with that they shared, and we noticed a difference immediately. It made feeding time into a bonding experience for both my husband and me rather than a stressful event that we dreaded!
Good news is that they are on sale right now at Toys R' Us, for 40% off! The 2 pack glass bottle set is usually $16.99, now $9.99. Dr. Browns also offers BPH Free plastic bottles.
Hurry in there is limit of three per family and the sale ends on April 5th

New Gymbo Policy

It's rumored that Gymboree is going back to the way things once were and only keeping 5 lines out at a time. Anything older than that will be kept boxed in the back and only brought out at the big sales like Big Red Balloon Sale.

This is intriguing because it means they will likely have TONS of product at the sale, and lots of sizes rather than finding a sock to match the leggings you found last sale and the sweater you bought off the rack a few months ago, but for regular sales (like Gymbucks) the deals won't be so easy to find.

I wonder if they'll do the same thing online and only sell the past 5 lines except for at sale time. 

What are your thoughts on this?

Earth Hour

8:30pm marks the start of Earth Hour. This is an annual tradition to bring attention to our Earth and the damage we are all causing.

Of course we need to think about this much more than one hour a year, but this is a good start and a way to encourage your family to consider the Environment and the roll each person can play in protecting it.

We feel strongly about our planet and the shape we are leaving it in for the next generations to come, it is an important aspect of Everything After The Stork and each part of our business is aimed at making the world a better place.

BC Hydro has some great suggestions for Earth Hour and what you can do here.

Of course the idea of Earth Hour is to turn off all electronics, a few ideas of what you can do as a family during this time are;

   Bring back the board game.
• Go for a lantern walk through a park.
• Stargazing. Since all the lights are
out the sky should be crystal clear.
• Find a great viewing spot to see your
town or city go dark at 8:30 p.m.
• Meet your neighbours at a street or
block party.
• Talk to your children about how much
electricity your family uses.
• Tell ghost stories.
• Play flashlight tag.
• Turn your thermostat down by 1˚.
And leave it there.
• Play Pictionary with glow-in-the-dark
• Put a glow stick on your dog’s collar
or leash and go for a walk.
• Toast marshmallows over a tea light
• Get out the sleeping bags and camp
out on the living room floor.
Tell us, what did your family do to celebrate Earth Hour?

Mama Bargains

Mama Bargains is a very cool site, they feature one item at a time that is drastically marked down. When that items sells out, a new item is posted.

All items are marked down between 50-80% off retail price.

Bookmark the site and visit often!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Gingerbread Monkeys

Gingerbread Monkeys is offering an additional 20% off discount from now through Sunday.

If you pair this code with some of the items in their clearance section you can get serious savings!!

They carry all of your top brands like Puma, Vans, Juicy Couture, Serena & Lily and more!

The promo code is hop20

**Excludes Bloom, Clek, Hushamok, KidKraft, Maclaren, Svan. No returns, no exchanges, no Gingerbread Monkeys credit when using any promo code. No adjustments to previously purchased merchandise. Not valid on purchases of Gift Certificates.

Levi's Sale with Free Returns

Amazon is having a sale on all Levi's right now, and they have some great styles for Mom & Children!! (And Dad too!)

I love online shopping but sometimes it can be frustrating trying to buy clothes if your new pair of jeans just doesn't fit right. Right now Amazon is offering free shipping & free returns!! 

Aldo - Free Shipping!

Who doesn't love new shoes?

Enjoy Free Shipping at Aldo Canada by entering the code VIPOFFER upon checkout!


Spend $40 on Children's items at H&M and receive a $10 coupon. The coupon is valid between April 8th and May 2nd in Canada only.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

2 Weeks Until Gymbuck Redemption!!

We are 2 weeks away from Gymbuck Redemption at Gymboree! Don't forget to use your coupon from the April Parents Magazine to save 20% and earn some more Gymbucks!

What are Gymbucks? When you spend $50.00 at Gymboree during "Gymbuck Earning" which is pretty much anytime that you aren't redeeming them lately, you will receive 1 Gymbuck. During Gymbuck Redemption (usually every 3 months) you can use your Gymbucks to save $25.00 when you spend $50.00. You can redeem as many as you like and save $25 for every $50 you purchase.

Gymbuck Earning goes until April 4th and Redeeming is April 8th through 12th.

There will be a new line out for Redemption, it's a Jungle type line again.

Aint No Party Like a BlogMom Party Cause a BlogMom Party Don't Stop!

We are excited to join in on 5 Minutes for Mom's 2010 Ultimate Blog Party. Since we're both relatively new to Blogging, this is our first Blog Party and to be quite honest I don't think we fully understand what it's all about.

What we do know is that it looks like a lot of fun with a lot of great women, so we hope you will join us!

 Please click on the button in our sidebar and join us for lots of fun and prizes!! (Who doesn't love prizes?)

Spring Sale at The Gap


Canadians - Save up to 40% at The Gap on Selected Spring Styles! Also, stores have started to put out the new summer lines! 

Americans - Save an additional 20% on all sale items online, by entering code MJRTC8FDQ8WD at checkout!

Baby Steals - Ergo

While we carry Ergo in our shop and LOVE the carrier, we cannot get you these great deals.

If you've been contemplating an Ergo NOW is the time to buy!! is offering them for just over $60.00!!

Important Recall Notice

Health and Safety Canada along with The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled ALL Infantino "SlingRider" and "Wendy Bellissimo" infant slings sold online and at national retailers. There have been three confirmed infant deaths due to suffocation!
Infantino is offering a free replacement package and a rattle. Right now I have 16 week old twins, I'm not sure I would even use their replacement sling, not much trust in this company at the moment.
You can check out the recall by clicking here, as well on how to receive your replacement package.

Right now Health Canada is developing safety standards for all slings sold in Canada, as they are concerned about suffocation in young babies. Personally, I've used slings for all three of my babies and never had any concerns, but it is something you may want to watch out for.

If you are looking for an alternative carrier, we highly recommend the Ergo. It's so comfy for parent and baby, has a newborn insert that you can buy for a younger baby and best of all, we sell them at Everything After The Stork!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

30% Off one item at Old Navy

Save 30% off at Old Navy on one single item until April 4th 2010.

Print your coupon here.

Baby Planet - Have the prettiest stroller on the block!

Baby Planet has the coolest, greenest strollers around! They are a company that strives to be green and make this world a better place for our babies and children.

The neatest thing about Baby Planet (next to the beautiful stroller designs!) is their Recycling Program.

If you no longer need your stroller, but it still would be useful to a family in need, they will help you find someone to donate it to. If your Baby Planet stroller is no longer road worthy or functional you ship your stroller to them and they recycle 100% of its materials.

All parts of Baby Planet's strollers and rain covers are also PVC free.

Baby Planet just launched their 2010 Endangered Species line, featuring the Lemur Leaf Frog, Giant Panda and Monarch Butterfly designs.

 They also have the Timi & Leslie line, featuring the Sahara, MacKenzie, Felicity and Zoey strollers. These will be available in May.

Baby Planet strollers are available at Comfort First and if you use the coupon code you can save 5% off your order!

Free Mommy Sample

Go here to receive a free sample of Loreal's new 360 Go Clean facial wash. Quantities are limited so hurry!

This product looks really neat, it comes with a small facial scrubber that pops into a hole in the middle of the bottle for storage. You pop out the scrubber, put a squeeze of facial wash on it and clean your face. 

Should be fun to try! When you receive your sample come back and tell us what you think!

3 Days Till Spring Break....Aghhhh

O.K. so Spring Break is just around the corner and for all you SAHM's that means everyone is in the house, together, for 5 long days! And being Winnipeg, the weather is either going to co-operate or laugh in our faces. Keep your fingers crossed for sunshine.

Here are some ideas to keep your kiddies so busy that they will need a nap in the afternoon!

The Children's Museum

Monday, March 29: Reptiles (11:00AM – 3:00PM)
Wednesday, March 31: Art City (11:00AM - 3:00PM)
Thursday, April 1: Learn to Draw with Al Sideen (11:00AM - 3:00PM)
Friday, April 2: Avian Welfare (11:00AM - 3:00PM)
Saturday, April 3: Plant it Forward (11:00AM – 3:00PM)

How about The Manitoba Museum~ tons of fun for the whole family!

See their brand new Ancient Seas exhibit, the first virtual undersea observatory of its kind in Canada
Visit The Beatles! Backstage and Behind the Scenes temporary exhibition. During Spring Break the exhibit features daily performances of award-winning cover band Free Ride
Enjoy Our Place in Space, a new Planetarium show that explores the moon and the stars, plus
Free Shocking Science demonstrations in our auditorium with ANY admission/bundle.

Let's not forget my kids favorite U PUTZ
423 McPhillips Street, Winnipeg · 204.582.2166 ·


Feel like getting them outside go and explore the The Forks~The Festival of Fools runs March 27th, 2010 to April 3rd, 2010 Centre Court and Tower Atrium

This is entirely FREE Festival features performances by magicians, clowns, jugglers, comedians and high-strung aerial acts.

For more information please visit or call (204) 958-4730.

Have other ideas for Spring Break in and around Winnipeg? Ideas for other cities activities for our out of town readers? Please comment and let us know!

Remember they are only young once so go out and enjoy them!

Kidsteals - Crocs

Kidsteals has a different deal every day - you can buy brand name products at amazingly low prices and yes, they ship to Canada!

Here is today's steal - go fast because they won't last long!

Crocs™ Gretel for Girls $13.49

Keep your little one cozy as long as colder weather keeps on coming! With a furry pair of Gretel Crocs™ in Bubblegum/Oatmeal, she will be even sweeter than she already is! And, with the easy on and off characteristics of Crocs™, you and your little girl can get wherever you need to go in a snap!

Going Away for Spring Break?

Heading West for Spring Break or maybe East, don't pack your cumbersome stroller or Pack 'N Play, rent one from Wee Travel based in Toronto, Van and Victoria. Or One Tiny Suitcase in Calgary and Edmonton.

They offer rentals on everything your little needs to feel right at home when at Grandma's.

Have friends or family coming to visit this holiday Parentals offers the same equipment rentals here at home in Winnipeg.

Have any other Rental companies in Canada or the U.S. to recommend? Please comment and let us know!

Our Favorite Mall

So we have been shopping at St.Vital for years but just recently stumbled across their Kids Club. WOW!! What an awesome feature to have at a place that we frequent regularly. Not only are they offering some fantastic activities for Spring Break, but once your child is a member you have access to some great discounts!!

It is free to join, your child just needs to be under ten years of age and when you register them you must pick up your package within thirty days! Why wait that long when Starbucks offers free hot chocolate or A.J. to your wee one and A Child's Place offers 10% off with club card! There are over 20 stores that offer deals or discounts.

One of the many activities they are offering on Spring Break is an escape to SilverCity to catch a screening of Curious George for just $2.00!! This is happening on Tuesday @ 10:00 am.
Pick up your ticket(s) (beginning March 17, 2010) at Customer Service. Must be a Kids Club member to purchase tickets. While supplies last.

Tuesday afternoon is the perfect time to watch the birds come out for spring! Visit the Manitoba Children’s Museum display near Centre Court and you can take home your very own bird feeder. Supplies limited.
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Check out all the great stuff offered with your membership here!

Tweens and Teens

Don't have toddlers anymore...trapped in the tween world? Check out West 49 and Jacob Connexion.

At West 49 right now they have 50% off outerwear and all tees are 2 for $40. Got a kool kiddie? All the kids tees are 2 for $20. Jacob Connexion is offering 25% off the last ticketed price. Perfect time to stock up for the fussy tweens or teens in your life.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Even BETTER Deal on Toy Story!

I posted here about getting a free movie ticket for Toy Story 3 with the purchase of a Toy Story or Toy Story 2 Blue-Ray Combo pack.

Well, here is a great way to get a FANTASTIC deal on it!!

1) Go to Disney Movie Rewards and enter one of these UPC codes for a $10.00 off coupon
    Toy story 1- 786936670332
    Toy Story 2- 786936127683

2) Print off your $10.00 coupons and take them to Toys R Us where you can Buy 1 Get 1 1/2 off on Toy Story and Toy Story 2 right now.
3) Receive both Toy Story and Toy Story 2 Blue-ray combo packs for $24.99

4) Follow the instructions in my first post to receive 2 free movie tickets to Toy Story 3.

Voila - you will have Toy Story and Toy Story 2 Blue-ray combo packs and 2 movie passes for Toy Story 3 ($22.00 value) for less than $5.00!

The Mighty Mighty Mall Tour

Playhouse Disney is going on a cross Canada mall tour and you’re invited to come and enjoy the magic! Each tour stop will have fun free Playhouse Disney giveaways and a special appearance by a loveable character – don’t forget your camera!
Check out the dates and locations below to find the tour stop near you!

Calgary, AB at Chinook Centre
Saturday, March 27th from 9:30am – 7pm
With Strawberry Shortcake Live Appearance 11am - 2:30pm
Sunday, March 28th from 11pm – 6pm
With Strawberry Shortcake Live Appearance 12pm - 3pm

Winnipeg, MB at St. Vital Centre
Saturday, April 10th from 9:30am – 6pm
With Strawberry Shortcake Live Appearance 11am - 2:30pm
Sunday, April 11th from 12pm – 6pm
With Strawberry Shortcake Live Appearance 12pm - 3pm

Saskatoon, SK at Midtown Plaza Mall
Saturday, April 17th from 9:30am – 5:30pm
With Strawberry Shortcake Live Appearance 11am - 2:30pm
Sunday, April 18th from 11pm – 5pm
With Strawberry Shortcake Live Appearance 12pm - 3pm

Coquitlam, BC at Coquitlam Centre
Sunday, May 2nd from 11am – 6pm
Come celebrate music with Playhouse Disney Canada!

Join us for FREE performances by Juno Award winner Jack Grunsky
and sing-a-longs with Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!

Jack Grunsky performances: 12:15pm and 3:00pm
Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! performances: 11:15am and 2:10pm
Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! meet & greet: 1:15pm

Edible Arrangements - Free Chocolate

Free chocolate, how can you go wrong?

I love Edible Arrangements Bouquets, they are beautiful and delicous, so much better than a bouquet of flowers that will die in a few days!

On Sunday, March 28, when you place an order of $50.00 or more you will recieve a free box of 6 pieces dipped fruit.

SnuggleBugz Free Shipping is offering Free Shipping on ALL orders now through end of day tomorrow.

They are offering this because the Facebook Group hit 500 fans, join now because they promise an even sweeter deal when they hit 1000!

Coupon Code for free shipping is FBFreeShip.

The Sling Sisters

The Sling Sisters are having an open house on March 31st from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in Waverley Heights.

They are local Moms who make Slings, Pouches, Wet bags & Wipes, etc.

If you have been wanting to try out a new baby carrier this is a great way to try everything out and see what works best for you!

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