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Super features, Super price! Mountain Equipment Co-op double trailer/stroller

Like lots of baby/child gear purchases, buying a bike trailer really requires some careful thought about how you plan to use the equipment. When reading customer reviews online I often feel that much of the criticism comes from buyers who didn't really look at the features of the product they were purchasing in relation to their lifestyle/ trunk size/ upper body strength. Indeed Ive made the mistake myself and it seems to me that you will kick yourself in ass long and hard over an ill-considered child-related purchase.

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April Shower Blog Contest for outdoor playgroups

  We are challenging organizers of outdoor playgroups to write a post about being outside on a rainy day. We love to know about your ideas for activities to do with kids on rainy days. The length of the post should be around 300-400 words. Exciting photos with kids playing in the rain makes a perfect blog. The best blog will be the lucky winner of a PVC free pair of splash pants(Price $ $49.95) from Puddlegear. The perfect wear for rainy days.

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Kids and Media Use: Letting their fingers do the walking?

By Carol Torgan, Ph.D
Seven hours and 38 minutes. It’s how much time you may spend sleeping each night or working each day. It’s also how much time kids ages 8-18 spend on average each day consuming media, such as watching TV, listening to music, and using a computer, according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) study.

The study, Generation M2: Media in the Lives of 8- to 18-Year-Olds, reveals astounding numbers that surprised the researchers and created their own media mayhem. Some of the mind-boggling numbers include:

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Our Parenthood Includes a Burley – 11 Reasons Why

By Susana Molinolo  
In 2007 we found ourselves at that stage in parenthood, when our children were too heavy to be worn in slings, and yet too young to be bike commuters. I didn’t want a car, nor did I want to solely rely on  public transit. Our number one question boiled down to: how to get the kids from point A to point B summer, spring, fall and yes, even in the dead of our Canadian winters? We brainstormed and the only solution was a human powered ‘stroller/bike trailer/grocery cart.

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Rainy day in Etobicoke

On Monday, March 22 the Etobicoke Playgroup met at Lorahill Park for some fun in the rain. I was impressed with all the moms who came out despite the fact that it was raining.

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Go scavenger hunting

By The Scavenger Guru alias Rebecca Brown
Spring is here!  This is the perfect time to go exploring the natural world with your kids.  Trees are budding, flowers are blooming and the kids are restless.
My favorite way to connect children and teens with nature is by using a scavenger hunt.  This is a very hands-on way for them to explore their surroundings and use all of their senses.

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