Archive for the ‘Best’ Category

  • 2012′s 30 Top Mom Blogs of Toronto: 7-12

    on May 22, 12 • in Best • with 3 Comments

    EricaTalesofa30somethingnothing

    You nominated some great choices for our 2012 Ultimate Toronto Mom Bloggers. Now before we ask you to vote on your favourite, we’ll be introducing you to the 30 top nominees over the week. This week say hello to: Erica Berman of Tales of a Thirty Something Nothing 2010 Laura Watt of Cubits Organic Diana Mancuso of Toronto Teacher Mom Katie of Little Miss Kate Akheela Hisham of TorView Toronto Terri Krajden of Babylish Advice Erica Berman of Tales of a Thirty Something Nothing 2010         Erica is a mom of two

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  • 2012′s 30 Top Mom Blogs of Toronto: 1-6

    on May 21, 12 • in Best, Profiles • with 6 Comments

    MelanieLam

    You nominated some great choices for our 2012 Ultimate Toronto Mom Bloggers. Now before we ask you to vote on your favourite, we’ll be introducing you to the 30 top nominees over the week. This week say hello to: Lisa Thornbury of Forever in Mom Genes Maya Fitzpatrick of Mayahood Melanie Lam of Melanie OTG Erica Ashmore of Everything Mom and Baby Deborah Coombs of Raising My Boys Andrea Traynor of Mommy Gearest Lisa Thornbury of Forever in Mom Genes After her youngest child was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder, Lisa left her teaching job

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  • 30 Favourite Toronto Mom Blogs

    on May 1, 12 • in Best • with 1 Comment

    Favourite Toronto Mom Blogs

    Do you know of any phenomenal moms blogging in the Greater Toronto Area? We want to know who writes your favourite Toronto mom blog. We’re putting together a list of the most Favourite 30 Blogs by Toronto Moms. This list will then be put to vote to you – our dear Toronto Mom Now readers – who will choose which mom is the mother of them all! How to Qualify: 1. Site needs to be a blog. You probably know what qualifies as a blog, but just in case you don’t, we’re going with the

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  • Earth Day 2012: The Best of Toronto’s Eco Events

    on Apr 21, 12 • in Best, Events, Family • with Comments Off

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      April is Earth Month in Canada and throughout the month Earth Day Canada has partnered with countless businesses and organizations to take part in earth friendly activities and campaigns. It is a time to reflect on our own lifestyle choices and how they impact the planet and educate ourselves and our families about preserving the environment. We challenge you to be your family’s ambassador for the earth and let us know how you’re teaching your children to go green. Toronto Mom has made an earth day weekend commitment to lessen our environmental impact by walking

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  • Shopping in Toronto: The finest consignment lives on Mt. Pleasant

    on Apr 19, 12 • in Best, Buy, Fashion, For You, Live, Midtown, Neighbourhoods, Yonge and Davisville • with 2 Comments

    Second Nature Boutique

    If you’re a mom in Toronto or visiting T.O. this Earth Day weekend, try getting a little retail therapy in at one of Toronto’s many coveted consignment stores and be sure to stop by midtown gem, Second Nature Boutique. By choosing consignment, you can confidentially call anything you buy Eco-Fashion because giving clothing new life is an earth preserving act. Consignment shopping is the fashionable big sister to thrift shopping, offering better quality second hand and vintage items that have been carefully juried, cleaned and are ready to wear. In Toronto there are many designer

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  • Valentine’s Day Ideas in the Annex

    on Feb 14, 12 • in Best, The Annex • with No Comments

    kids friendly Annex

    Valentine's Day ideas to indulge yourself abound in The Annex. A cool neighbourhood of shops, independent booksellers, hard to find DVD rentals, restaurants and unique clothing stores, The Annex is a great place to indulge

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  • Best Toronto Portrait Photographers: Shannon Echlin

    on Feb 13, 12 • in Best • with 1 Comment

    Photographer in Toronto, Shannon Echlin, baby portrait

    Shannon Echlin’s photography of children and babies uses depth and “naturalness,” darkness and light. Her work has been published in Toronto Life, The Eye, The National Post and the Globe and Mail. She is also a regular blogger for the Huffington Post. What inspired you to become a photographer? As a kid I used to take lots of pictures; my dad’s camera was always my favourite toy. When I hit high school I just kept going with it. Yearbook club lead to summer jobs at local newspapers which lead to Sheridan College for Applied Photography,

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  • Best Toronto Portrait Photographers: Lucy Literna

    on Jan 25, 12 • in Best • with Comments Off

    Photographer in Toronto, Lucy Literna family portrait

    Lucy Literna Photography specializes in portraiture. Lucy’s studio is based in downtown Toronto providing convenient access for client all around the GTA. What inspired you to become a photographer? I’ve been interested in photography ever since I discovered a film camera, and haven’t stopped taking pictures since then. My great-grandfather was one of the first photographers in our area, so I think it runs in the family. How would you characterize your style? My style is a mix of high-end magazine-type photography applied to fine portraiture with a European touch. Who are your clients and

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  • Best Toronto Portrait Photographers: Petra King

    on Jan 23, 12 • in Best • with No Comments

    Photographer in Toronto, Petra King, baby portrait

    Petra King specializes in newborns, maternity and family portraiture. Her studio is located in Ajax and serves the Toronto and Durham Region. What inspired you to become a photographer? My Dad initially was the one to get me hooked. Dad used to be a wedding photographer when I was a kid. He’s now running his own business but still does photography as a hobby. The arrival of my own children also had a HUGE part in me wanting to learn more. How would you characterize your style? Newborn portraiture I hold dear to my heart

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  • Best Toronto Portrait Photographers: Brian Tao

    on Jan 20, 12 • in Best • with 1 Comment

    Photographer in Toronto, Brian Tao, family portrait

    Brian Tao owns and operates Luxography, located in downtown Toronto. He specializes in lifestyle photography, covering the complete cycle from weddings to maternity to infants to families. He also dedicates his time and expertise to the education and development of other photographers, amateur and professional alike. What inspired you to become a photographer? Photography has been in my blood ever since I picked up my father’s Minolta as a child growing up in Ottawa. The real bite came with the advent of digital cameras. In 2005 I gave up a 17-year career in IT to

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