Enter to Win 4 Tickets (per winner) to an Exclusive Screening of Kung Fu Panda 3 at the Toronto Zoo!

Kung Fu Panda 3 Screening


After reuniting with his long-lost father, Po travels to a secret village and meets tons of hilarious new panda friends and family members. But when the supernatural villain Kai challenges all the Kung Fu masters across China, Po must discover the teacher within himself and train his clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas!

Date: Friday, June 24, 2016
Time:  1 pm arrival, 2 pm screening
Location: Toronto Zoo: 2000 Meadowvale Rd, Toronto, ON M1B 5K7, Canada. Screening will take place in the Wildlife Marquee, Discovery Zone

To enter, see below to win 1 of 2 Family Prize Packs – consisting of 4 ‘admit one’passes to attend an exclusive screening of Kung Fu Panda 3 at the Toronto Zoo. *Parking included.

1. Sweepstakes is open only to those in the Toronto area who can travel to the Toronto Zoo for the event on June 24
2. Only one sweeps entry per follower
3. Entries will be accepted up to Tuesday June 21, 2016 until 11:59pm
4. (2) winners will be drawn via random electronic selection process
5. Winner is only eligible to win one prize, which must be accepted as awarded.
6. Prizes cannot be transferred, substituted or redeemed for cash. By entering this sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by these sweepstakes rules which are final and binding.

The winners will be drawn on Wednesday June 22, 2016 and will be notified by email immediately.

The winners must make their way to the Toronto Zoo to pick up their passes (the day of the screening only, passes will not be available beforehand). Passes will allow full entry to the zoo before and after the screening.

– Please bring ID to obtain passes
– Winners must arrive early to the screening
– Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis.
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A Children’s Concert not to be Missed #SACH


Here’s a great event with a great cause that is happening in Toronto this weekend!!! A Treehouse favourite … Splash ‘N Boots

Save a Child’s Heart Sings is an annual children’s concert in support of Save a Child’s Heart. The concert was first organized in 2009 by a group of mothers on maternity leave looking to promote and raise awareness of this incredible organization. Over the last six years, we have successfully introduced Save a Child’s Heart to many young families and through their generosity have raised over $200,000 to support life-saving surgery.

We are so proud to announce that the very popular Splash’N Boots will be returning for the concert on Sunday, February 28th, a Juno-award nominated group that now has a television show on Treehouse. We will also have a great carnival before the performance, complete with games, glitter tattoos and photo booth, and an amazing raffle with incredible toys and products. This is one event you do not want to miss!

Save a Childs Heart Splash 'N Boots
For tickets and more information, please visit https://sach.akaraisin.com/sachsings2016



Gearin’ up for the Pan Am Games #TO2015

I think it is so cool that Toronto is hosting the 2015 Pan American and ParaPan American Games in the coming weeks! So you have your PVR set, some tickets booked, now what? Time to Gear UP!

Pan Am Games Official Store

The Toronto Eaton Centre has opened up an Official Pan American Games store and I had the opportunity to get a personal tour of it. Coming from the promotional products industry (branded merchandise), I walked through touching all the apparel items feeling the quality of the material and better yet the quality of the printing (the logo) and I was impressed. What I also really liked was that the shirts were all fashion forward; nice cut tshirts, long sleeve shirts and hoodies for the ladies’ and the kids shirts weren’t oversized and adorable. I will proudly wear Pan Am apparel when the games start!

Do you know who Pachi is?
Pachi is the official Mascot of the 2015 Pan American Games and he is an adorable porcupine! He best represents the Pan American games because porcupines have a visual impairment therefore representing both the Pan American Games and the ParaPan American Games. Pachi has 41 quills each representing one of the countries playing in the games. His quills are five vibrant colours and represent qualities that he holds – green is youthfuchsia is passionblue is collaborationorange is determination and purple is creativity. Neat right?!

Toronto Pan Am Games

Wondering what’s in the store?
Seeing as I blog about children’s products, naturally I was curious what types of products there were for kids and I couldn’t believe how much there was! The first thing that caught my eye was the Pachi stuffed animal (I brought one home for my youngest son and he hasn’t let it go since … the look on his face when I gave it to him was classic). There are Pachi stuffed animals in different sizes, Pachi stuffed animal knapsacks, Pachi lunch bags, Pachi regular backpacks, Pachi printed tshirts, Pachi pencils, magnets, stuffed animal keychains, stickers and so much more! It was a Pachi take over! For the little one’s who love the games aspect, there is a great tshirt available with an animated print of all the games on it and you could even play a game with your little one guessing what the sport is from the image.

Pan Am Store Pachi

I haven’t even touched on the amazing stuff for adults! There is a ton of great wearable gear from tshirts, long sleeve shirts, sweatshirts, golf shirts for both men and women and accessories like water bottles, cups, sunglasses, hats and more. Honestly, there is something for everyone!

 Facts about the PanAm Games
1. The Pan American games is the 3rd largest International multi-sport Games (behind the Olympic and Asian Games)
2. There are 7,000 athletes from across Latin America, South America, the Caribbean and North America
3. There are 36 Pan Am sports and 15 ParaPan Am Sports at the Toronto Games
4. There will be 41 participating countries and territories
5. We are expecting 250,000 visitors
6. 8 Pan Am-only games (baseball, bowling, karate, racquetball, roller sports, softball, squash, waterski & wakeboard) – i’m super excited to see these

Now open: The Toronto 2015 Nathan Phillips Square Superstore (opened to the public on July 1st)! I heard that there will be a lot of new items that will be released at this store and this store only. Can’t make it to the store? You can shop online (all products online and in store include taxes).

Love fireworks and music? Make sure to head down to Nathan Phillips Square for Panamania. Flaming Lips and The Roots will be playing and it’s FREE … just sayin!


Get Ready to Run Walk Wheel and Roll


Do you know Three to Be? If you don’t than you should because it’s an amazing non-profit organization who’s “mission is to support and advance the development of innovative research, therapies and education for children with neurological disorders and their families.” and boy have they done wonderful things!

So what are you doing on Sunday May 24th? No plans, great! Bring the whole family to Run Walk Wheel and Roll which is a fun event for adults and kids. This amazing event gives everyone the opportunity to participate whichever way they want, whether it be going for a 1K walk, 3K stroll or 5K run (or whichever way you want to do it), there is something for every ability.

It only costs $15 per participant! When you register you can set up a page to share with your family and friends to encourage them to make a donation to this wonderful cause AND it doesn’t stop there … with each entry, your name is entered into a draw to attend the Finale of Big Brother Canada and receive an exclusive tour of the house where you might see the Final 3 house guests! (ummm A-M-A-Z-I-N-G). The top fundraiser will also have a chance to win a trip for two to St. Lucia (airfare not included) staying at the luxurious Windjammer resort!

See below for more information for the location of the event.

Run Walk Wheel and Roll



 So whether you are runnin’, walkin’, wheelin’ or strollin’ make sure to come out and join in the fun while supporting an amazing cause.

Check Three to Be out:
on Facebook
on Twitter


Join the @PlaytexInfant #PlaytexKnowsBabies Twitter Party on Oct 1st

Now this is a twitter party you don’t want to miss!!! The #PlaytexKnowsBabies team will be discussing busy moms-on-the-go  and ways to help mom and baby save time.



6 total Regular Prize Packs, valued at $100 each
AnyTime Sippy cups, TravelTime Sippy cups, Twist ‘n Click Snacker, Twist ‘n Click bowls, Diaper Genie Portable Bag Dispenser, SmartCool Bottle Tote,  SmartPrep Formula Dispenser, Infant Spoons, SmartSpace Dishwasher Basket, SmartBrush Bottle Brush, Bottle & Nipple Gift Set

Playtex Prize Pack

1 total Grand Prize, valued at $350
$200 Babies “R” Us Gift Card, AnyTime Sippy cups, TravelTime Sippy cups, Twist ‘n Click Snacker, Twist ‘n Click bowls, Diaper Genie Portable Bag Dispenser, SmartCool Bottle Tote,  SmartPrep Formula Dispenser, Infant Spoons, SmartSpace Dishwasher Basket, SmartBrush Bottle Brush, Bottle & Nipple Gift Set , Diaper Genie


#PlaytexKnowsBabies Twitter Party Details:

Be sure to follow @PlaytexInfant on Twitter and RSVP below.

Prizes are open to Canadian residents only, but all are welcome to join in the conversation.

Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Time: 9pm – 10pm EST

Twitter Party Hashtag: #PlaytexKnowsBabies

Be sure to Tweet and Follow our #PlaytexKnowsBabies Team!


Sponsor: @PlaytexInfant

Check out the full rules.

 Add your Twitter handle to the linky below
Enter your Twitter Handle (eg. @BabylishAdvice) in the Name field and your Twitter URL (eg. http://https://twitter.com/BabylishAdvice) in the URL Field

Rock n’ Stroll in Support of Mt. Sinai

I can’t believe I am saying this, but fall is just around the corner (it is my favourite season) and it is the best time to get out and walk  (even better if you have a little one to stroll around) so why not walk in support of a great cause. Rock N’ Stroll (a 3K at Earl Bales) is on September 28th and a unique fundraising event in support of high risk births at Mount Sinai. There will be live entertainment including children’s performers Sonshine & Broccoli, activities and fun for the whole family including the LUG Family Marketplace, where you can find unique products and services.

Rock n' Stroll

Of the 7,000 births at Mount Sinai every year, approximately two-thirds of those pregnancies are considered high-risk

Grab your kids, friends and/or family members and walk in support of a great cause.

Register here
Have fun walkin’ and strollin’

The Imagination Movers are Coming to a Canadian City Near You!

Imagination Movers Concert

Ahhh the memories of watching the Imagination Movers at 6:00am daily (obviously we had many episodes PVR’d) for months on end because that was the only show on TV that actually made my little guy lie in bed with my husband and I until it was a reasonable hour (that is in my books) to get up out of bed. So really I owe the Imagination Movers and Disney Junior a HUGE thank you.

Fast forward three years and I am one of the lucky bloggers that was invited to see a pre-concert of Disney Junior’s Imagination Movers with my big guy and obviously my response was YES!!!!! Not only did my son have the BEST time, so did I!! Might I add they are the absolute nicest guys.

Imagination Movers Pre-Concert

First of all, when we saw them practicing, I would be lying if I didn’t say I was completely star struck … come on … for so many months I woke up to them, wouldn’t you be? Secondly, when I was introducing my big guy to them it all came back to me and knew their names (Rich goes rat-a-tat-tat, Smitty plays guitar, Scott who’s goggles that help see far, Dave is underneath the red hat) and best yet I was singing along to their theme song because obviously I knew it off by heart, I just didn’t realize I would remember it years later (I have to say I was quite impressed with my memory).

Imagination Movers Pre-Concert

That’s my big guy FASCINATED by the Imagination Movers

There is great news for all the Imagination Movers fans out there (even if you are not a fan, if you take your child they will walk out a fan .. and so will you), they (along with Warehouse Mouse) are touring Canada (16 cities) starting September 13th going through British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Halifax, Ontario and Manitoba. Tickets are now on sale!!! I have to say they put on a great show that your kids will love.

Imagination Movers Concert

To find out exact locations and venues, click here
To purchase tickets, click here
TV Show information: weekdays at 3 p.m. ET and weekends at 2:30 p.m. ET. Select episodes of Imagination Movers are also available on Disney Junior OnDemand.

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Note the adorable Dylan sitting to the right, daughter of Fodder 4 Fathers Blog! She shared in our amazing moment with Rich

Happy dancing!

Exclusive Shopping Night in Support of Mount Sinai Hospital

Spring is here, so time to get rid of all the 0ld winter clothes in your wardrobe and shop to your hearts content at Holt Renfrew while supporting women’s and infant’s health at Mount Sinai. 10% of all the purchases made that evening will be donated to Mount Sinai.

When: May 27th
Where: Holt Renfrew on Bloor
Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm (7 – cocktail reception, 8 – shopping)
Price: $75

Includes: each person will receive a $25 Holts gift card, culinary delights and surprises throughout the store

Holt Renfrew and Mount Sinai Hospital


To purchase tickets, click here or call (416) 586-4800 ext.4681
Hope to see you all there

Happy shopping

Toronto’s Baby Time Show – Enter to Win Tickets!

The Babytime Show

It’s that time of year again, The Babytime Show is coming to town which is one of my favourite shows because there are tons of samples, great vendors and I love more than anything finding brand new products that are on the market. Best yet, you can check out the Honda Odyssey which is a great family car and will be on display as they are a sponsor.

Babylish Advice and Multi-Testing Mommy are giving away two pairs of FREE tickets to The Babytime Show, here’s how to enter:

Happy Touring the Show

Cedarvale MarketPlace Day

Cedarvale MarketPlace Day


Looking for something to do with the kids next weekend? Come to Cedarvale MarketPlace Day where parents can shop and kids can run around and have fun. Get great items for Mothers day, camp or simply just shop for yourself.

What is there for the kids?
Face Painting
Henna Tattoos
Balloon Twisting
Photo Booth

What is there for adults?
Great gift-ware
Children’s Items
Catered Cafe (breakfast/lunch/snacks from Barque, Elyse Leanna Catering, Baker and Scone, Mad Mexican and Cedarvale’s grilled cheese bar)

Date: Saturday April 26th
Time: 10am-4pm
Where: Cedarvale Community School (145 Ava Road)

Head over to their Facebook page and give them a ‘like’ – you will also find a detailed list of the vendors there I look forward to seeing everyone there