Amy Bielby

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Amy Bielby spends her days writing, editing and then...repeating.

Texting Can Be Great

Text messaging can affect kids’ spelling, grammar and communication, but in a surprisingly positive way. According to a 2005 survey by Media Awareness Network, six percent of Grade 4 students own a cell phone and by Grade 11, the percentage rises to 46 percent. Of those users, 56 percent use...

From Full House to Her Own House: Candace Cameron

Millions watched Candace Cameron grow up on the hit series Full House from 1987 to 1995. She was one of the few child stars to survive Hollywood unscathed. Now she’s raising three children of her own and is back on television. Then, Candace was DJ Tanner. Now 34, she’s married...

Even More Cool Stuff!

even more cool stuff!  1. BEAUTY SALONChildren will learn about the structure and changes of properties of matter, mixtures and solutions, and chemical reactions while making their own perfume, potpourri, soap volcanoes and more. Recommended for ages 10 and up.$29.99AVAILABLE AT: intplay.com  2. THREE BAGS...

Coolest Home Products

Green Choice - Read about ParentPreneurs  1. CREDO BAGSA new way to be eco-chic. There is a reusable bag for every item – produce, baguettes, groceries, snacks and even your wine! $3.99–$19.99AVAILABLE AT: credobags.com and organic markets across Canada  2. DYSON CITY VACUUMIt’s a tiny...

Coolest Grown-Up Products

Green Choice - Read about ParentPreneurs  1. NAOT ‘BE’ SHOESThis line of hand-made footwear is madeentirely of natural materials. Plus they arecomfy! $185–$200AVAILABLE AT: naot.ca  2. POND’S CLEANSING AND EXFOLIATING TOWELETTESEach cloth has tiny beads to help remove dead skin. Handy and mess-free. $9.99 for...

Coolest Play Products

Green Choice - Read about ParentPreneurs  1. CHICKYBOOMIt’s a balancing act! Remove the wooden chicks carefully, or you lose! Blue Orange (the toy maker) plants two trees for every one used in production. $29.99AVAILABLE AT: Chapters, Scholar’s Choice, and independent toy stores across Canada  2....

Coolest Kid Products

  1. PERSONALIZED SINGING ALARM CLOCKHow would you like to wake up to someone singing to you? Personalize the clock to use your name in a fun song. $33.95AVAILABLE AT: independent retailers and jukeboxquebec.comGreen Choice - Read about ParentPreneurs  2. PIGGY PAINTManicures are fun for...

Cool Stuff – ParentsCanada Top Product Picks – May 2010

The comedian George Carlin once said, “If you didn't have so much stuff, you wouldn’t need a house. You could just walk around all the time.”IT’S TRUE. Families today tend to accumulate a lot. So much so that entire television shows are now dedicated to helping people get out...