Minnow’s Five Things


I’m still recovering from the long weekend, reading about kids and porn, loving the Kid President and finding some great stuff on the mom blogs…it was a good week.
1. Remember the days when we were worried about our kids catching a glimpse of the Swimsuit Edition of Sports Illustrated? Apparently, if your kids are over the age of 6 and use the internet, it’s likely they have seen much worse. I read a stat recently on Babble that reported kids as young as 6 are surfing adult content online. I’m not sure what to say about this, except keep the computer in an open area and keep an eye on what they are doing—especially when they have friends over. Here’s more from Babble on this.

2. To cheer you up, I included a tribute to moms, made by my favourite internet sensation, the Kid President. It’s heartwarming for moms to watch, but I also like it because it reminds us that there is some good content on the internet being produced for kids. My 15 year old son showed it to me—so even the teens are watching.

3. Speaking of moms, one of our very own Canadian moms, Leanne Shirtliffe, just released a book called Don’t Lick the Minivan: And Other things I Never Thought I’d Say to My Kids. Leanne is a Calgary blogger, also known as Ironic Mom. The book is as funny as the title. I recommend it.

Don't Lick the Minivan: And Other things I Never Thought I'd Say to My Kids

4. Did you know we have a new blog on SavvyMom? It’s tough to keep up sometimes with all the changes that are happening around here—even for me. But our esteemed food editor, Jan Scott, is now contributing more of her fantabulous party content onto the PartySavvy Blog. Check it out here. I know you’re going to love it!

PartySavvy Balloons

5. Finally, for parents who have children who play sports, have suffered a concussion or are worried about a concussion happening, you might be interested in an important event taking place this month in Toronto. A symposium on May 31 is being led by hockey great, Ken Dryden, and supported by coaches, athletes and experts on the treatment of concussions. It will be worthwhile for any parent whose children are involved in contact sports. Tickets are $50. Details are here.


Have a great week.




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