Ruminating Mommy

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Monday, February 08, 2016

Puzzle Necklace: Raising Money for Autism

I always enjoy supporting other Moms and families whenever I can via my blog posts - especially when it benefits children. From now until Feb19th, 2016, money will be raised by the purchase of the Puzzled Jewelry necklace from London Drugs locations across BC & Alberta. Moms Patricia James, Keri Kennet, and Debbie Siu have designed this unique necklace to build awareness of Autism - they joined together after the autism diagnosis' that affected each of their little boys.

The proceeds of the Puzzled Jewelry necklace go towards the new Pacific Autism Family Centre (PAFC) which is slated to open in the Summer of 2016. The core purpose is to become a knowledge centre while addressing the support and services required. The Centre will be the hub for research, and collaboration, providing individuals and their families with resources for their lifespan.

"Supporting organizations like the Pacific Autism Family Centre is important to the advancement of research and awareness of Autism across Canada," said Kevin Sorby, London Drugs Retail Operations General Manager. "We would like to encourage our customers in British Columbia and Alberta to support this initiative with Puzzled Jewelry to increase community resources across Canada."

The Puzzle Necklace is 925 sterling silver, and costs $25 + tax.

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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Live Clean Baby Soothing Vapour Wash - Review

How appropriate that the Live Clean Baby Soothing Vapour Wash appeared on my doorstep this week - the whole family has a lovely winter cold. Sneezing, wheezing, coughing, and general misery to be had by all.... 

Bubblebath goes over very well in my household, and everyone was keen to try the new Live Clean Baby Soothing Vapour Wash - I'm happy to use products for the whole family that are safe for babies. Gone are the days of my youth when we used VapoRub and a hot towel...I'd much rather enjoy an eco-friendly vapour bath. 

Friday, January 22, 2016

Natural Twig Colored Pencil Set - Review

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Maddie loves to colour and draw, and most preschool days she creates drawings for her teacher as we try to get out the door.... Now she's added the Natural Twig Colored Pencil Set  by Education Outdoors to her craft bin, and she uses them frequently. 

Friday, December 04, 2015

New things for me lately....

Random things that are new to me since moving to Squamish:

I bought wine in a box because there's no glass recycling pickup...never bought it before...I prefer wine from a bottle. 

I had to get glasses for reading - never thought that would happen since I have perfect vision but it turns out that one eye is stressed.

I painted a table and six chairs for my sister who is very pregnant...4 coats later and I think they look great. I had never painted furniture before....

I've become really good at guessing which logging trucks will leave a breeze of Christmas tree scent behind them.

I love being surrounded by glowing snow capped mountains and looking at a night sky full of stars. I can see so many constellations now.