Toronto: The Savvy Guide to April

SavvyMom March 31, 2016

Eggs are, without a doubt, the pre-eminent symbol of April (preferably chocolate ones), so this month we’re celebrating fertility, chocolate and Mother Earth. You see the connections? We’re looking to eat chocolate and to keep our earth as fertile as we can by protecting it. Here’s how:
Plant a sunflower seed in a pot.
Why? Because they sprout easily indoors and then you can move it outside when the weather gets warmer. The kids will love watching it grow and they’ll be amazed at how big it gets.

To the 2010 One of a Kind Spring Show and Sale at the Direct Energy Centre on Thursday, April 1, from 10 am to 3 pm.
Why? Because SavvyMoms get an exclusive $2 off at the door and free entry to the Club Membership Lounge, where they can enjoy refreshments and enter for a chance to win a ‘Girls’ Day Out’ package to the next One of a Kind Show. Print out this coupon and take it with you. Don’t miss a special appearance by founders, Sarah Morgenstern and Minnow Hamilton, who will take centre stage at 11 am to unveil their Top 10 List for Baby and Mom, featuring hand-picked products from a broad assortment of fashion, beauty, home and food creations by Canadian artisans at the One of a Kind Show. The first 100 guests that day will receive a reusable shopping bag. Did we mention there is free childcare at the One of a Kind Show, not to mention great gifts to be had?

Some cool rain boots for you and the kids.
Why? Because puddle splashing makes rainy days so much more fun, and the only way to do so is in style. We found these fab Tretorn Skerry splashers for the kids online at one of our fave shoe stores, Getoutside. They have tons of options for Mom and Dad too, with every colour and style of Hunter Wellies, Amaort boots (folding Japanese rubber boots) and many more.

Make it fair on Easter Sunday with a colour-coded Easter Egg Hunt. Put one coloured egg in each child’s basket and let them hunt for the same coloured eggs. Hide eggs for younger children in the easier-to-find spots and make it more difficult for the older children.
Why? Because that way everyone gets the same amount and it avoids any sibling rivalry incidents when the fun is all over.

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