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FAMILY, LIVING with kids | March 22, 2013 | by Kim Vallee

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 visual person or the fact that design is in my bones. I found my style at 6 years old. I recalled our Sunday car rides where my parents went to see upscale houses [...]

FAMILY, LIVING with kids | January 22, 2013 | by Kim Vallee

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 from our own childhood, Mister Rogers. I discovered Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood on PBS Kids during the holiday season. Targeting preschoolers from 2 to 4 years old, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood is an adorable TV series that teaches toddlers how [...]

FAMILY, LIVING with kids | September 17, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

What to Do this Fall: Apple Picking

apple picking jerome

photo: my husband harvested the apples at the top of the trees Part of my childhood memories is to go apple picking with my parents. I love apples! So for me, that was always a treat to grab it from the tree. I want to continue the tradition with my son. So, yesterday we went [...]

FAMILY, LIVING with kids | September 14, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

My Son Started Day Care This Week

ready for daycare

Almost one year ago, I pondered whether my baby should attend day care or hire a nanny. I went with the nanny for several months. He was the right call at the time. After seeing Zack played at the park all summer, I realized that Zack would benefit more by being with kids of his [...]

FAMILY, LIVING with kids

August 20, 2012 | by Kim

Parenting Tips: How I Get My Baby to Sleep...

How to get my baby to sleep through the night?

My husband and I are the lucky parents of a loving baby that sleeps all night since he is 3-week old. We [...]

FAMILY, LIVING with kids

November 16, 2011 | by Kim

Happy Baby: Will It Be Day Care or a...

babysitter daycare

Many questions came to my mind before I took my decision. What would be the best for my baby? What about the [...]

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November 8, 2011 | by Kim

Pick up a Grade 4 and 5 SnowPass for Your...


Alpine ski has always been my favorite sport. Ski is a big part of my life during winter. I learned how to ski [...]

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October 25, 2011 | by Kim

Parenting: What I Learned from a Little Heart

just kim little heart

My design philosophy revolves around comfort, function and aesthetics. I enjoy talking about design because I believe that good design can enhance [...]

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September 5, 2011 | by Kim

A Last Taste of Summer


These two books caught my eye last week at Indigo. I guess that I am sad that summer is coming to an [...]

FAMILY, LIVING with kids

July 17, 2011 | by Kim

Three Wall Decals for a Baby Boy or a Toddler...

Custom Baby Boy Subway wall decals

Since I am a mom of a baby boy, I am always on the lookout for fun and original boy design ideas. [...]

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July 4, 2011 | by Kim

Smart Kids Play Zones in Toronto Architect...

urban family home kids play zones

You do not need to have kids to appreciate the space planning of this backyard. It’s unexpected, fun and practical! One of [...]

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June 24, 2011 | by Heather

New Uses for Old Things: Baking Sheet Magnet...

Baking Sheet Magnet Board

Yesterday’s easy end-of-the-year teacher gift project got me thinking about everything else that comes with the end of the school year: piles [...]

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