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5 Common Baby Sleep Myths – BUSTED! (by: Triona Coakelin)

Understanding baby sleep is challenging enough without all the old wives’ tales and uninformed public opinions. Fortunately, scientific research is undercutting generations of false claims, helping parents understand how to help their children sleep safely and soundly. Here are the five top pieces of received wisdom that turned out, post-fact- check, not to be wisdom at all. SLEEP MYTH 1: Later to […]

Help the children of Barbuda

Barbuda is a very small island with a population of approximately 2000 people. Hurricane Irma completely  destroyed everything, including the hospital and airport. All of its inhabitants have been moved to shelters and homes on its sister island of Antigua. They have lost everything. One of our customers has asked us for help. Her husband is […]

First grade blues

We have heard from so many of you who are struggling with the back-to-school transition. Please know that you are not alone and it will get easier. With that in mind, I unearthed this blog post I wrote back in 2012 when my now 11-year-old was having a hard time with Grade 1. – Jane My […]

Summer Newsletter (Yay!)

We hope you’re having a great summer! As far as we’re concerned, it’s still in full swing. :) MASSIVE SALE If you’re hitting Taste of the Danforth this weekend, pop in for a visit… we’re having a big sale! We have a super duper $1 table. We’ll also have $5 dresses, sweaters, overalls & jeans. […]

Local Merrily Mum Spotlight: Kristina Rajes

Kristina started her company, Buy Some Love, after the birth of her first child eight years ago. Like most of us on mat leave, she needed some extra cash so she starting making and selling jewelry in her Etsy shop and in retail stores. After working at a law firm for 10 years, she decided […]

June Newsletter

We hope you’re reading this while driving to the cottage or planning for a great long weekend! HOURS UPDATE We will be closed Saturday, July 1st. (We’ll be in Jane’s backyard with dozens of children and some stiff drinks). And, we’ll return to being closed on Mondays for the month of July. IN-STORE $2 & […]

Local Merrily Mum Spotlight: Amy Wetton

  Amy grew up in Aurora, graduated from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University and worked as a Designer/Art Director for 10+ years in Toronto. She now lives in Leslieville with her husband and three-year-old twins, Jake & Carson. Wild Canary Studio was born while the boys napped one day and she picked […]

May Newsletter

We hope you had a great long weekend. Cheers to many more summer weekends ahead! New extended hours… MONDAYS! For June we will be open on Mondays from 10am-2pm. If it works, we’ll continue with these hours. :) Mark your calendars, JUNE 10 DECA’s 5th Annual Danforth East Yard Sale is happening in conjunction with […]

Pop-Up Shops in our Shop, April 30th!

We wouldn’t be here without the opportunity to be a part of DECA’s Pop-up initiative so time to pay it forward. Please join us on Sunday, April 30 between 11am-4pm to celebrate some great local ladies. Featured businesses: Amy Wetton, Wild Canary Studio Lourdes Calderon, Young Living on the Danforth Karen Leslie & Dana Kinnear, D&K Custom Crafts Ingrid Gayle, Helina Baby […]

Local Merrily Mum Spotlight: Terri Passaretti

Born & raised in Toronto, Terri and her husband bought their first home in our neighbourhood almost 20 years ago. When their now 21-year-old daughter Tatyana was young, they would explore the parks and shops and felt a real sense of community here. From a degree in Forensic Anthropology to an Insurance Manager, Terri then became […]

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