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FAMILY | April 28, 2014 | by Kim Vallee

Toys I love: Schleich Trucks

schleich expedition truck with driver

Schleich is known for their figurines. I like them for their trucks. Last year, we bought the farm truck with the trailer at the Biodome gift shop. My son played with them all the time. He enjoys removing and putting back the doors, the wheels, the roof and the trailer sides. I wanted to get another Schleich truck since we were so happy it [...]

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FAMILY | June 13, 2013 | by Kim Vallee

I Am Proud to Be An Older Mom

proud to be an older mom

I became a mom after 40s. I gave birth so late that my age group doesn’t appear in fertility tables. I was 47 years old when I gave birth to my beautiful son. For readers who are aware of the congenital heart defects of my son, it has nothing to do with my age. I [...]

FAMILY, GAMES and Toys | June 5, 2013 | by Kim Vallee

OTO Makes Cardboard Food Trucks for Kids, with your support

oto ice cream truck

photo credits: Amie Lin for OTO Here is a fun pretend play alternative to the cardboard fruit and vegetable market. The best thing for busy parents is that you only have to fold it for your kids to be ready to play. Cool features includes a service window that easily opens and closes. OTO is a [...]

FAMILY | May 28, 2013 | by Kim Vallee

Packing Tips for a Simple Family Picnic

packing tips for a picnic

photo credits:  Thomas J. Story for Sunset Magazine I intend for a summer filled with sunny picnic at the park. So far, the weather does not collaborate with us. The sun shines during the week and the rain troubles our weekend. And then, it hits me. Why not have a picnic supper on a weekday, instead? [...]


May 2, 2013 | by Kim

Five City Life Wallpaper and Decals for a...

city wall decals french bull

Now that my son is a toddler who expresses his like and taste, I started to decorate his room around him. They [...]

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April 29, 2013 | by Kim

Ultra Modern Reading Nooks in the Playroom...

black and white nursery and playroom

photo credits: HGTV – design by Randy Weinstein This is more than a post about one iconic chair and four looks that [...]

FAMILY, KIDS products

April 4, 2013 | by Kim

My New Faves: Boon’s Snack Boxes and...

boon snack boxes :: cargo and trunk

Being a stylish modern mom means that my son’s gears can’t be an eyesore and they must perform well. But more importantly, it [...]

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FAMILY, LIVING with kids

March 22, 2013 | by Kim

Education: Why I Expose my Toddler to Design

toutes les maisons sont dans la nature

photo credits: Hélium In six words: to prepare him for the world. It has nothing to do with the fact that I’m a [...]

BABY products, FAMILY

March 20, 2013 | by Kim

I Like: Liberte Baby Yogourt

liberte baby yogourt

Since it is a know fact babies needs fat for their brain development, I was surprised when my son reached the solid [...]


February 21, 2013 | by Kim

Things that Work: The Fatboy Original for a...

play area in toddler's bedroom

One Sunday morning, my husband suggested that we went shopping for a Fatboy for our son. At the time, Zack was 1 [...]

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FAMILY, LIVING with kids

January 22, 2013 | by Kim

Must Watch: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood

daniel tiger's neighborhood

photo credits:  PBS and Angela Santomero, the series creator and executive producer I want to talk today about a spin-off series of the character [...]


January 17, 2013 | by Kim

I Want: DIY Play Kitchen for a Boy

play kitchen for a boy

photo credits: Becky Voboril of Preparing for Peanut My husband can vouch how much I am dreaming about a play kitchen for our [...]

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