Now Accepting 2014 Holiday Gift Guide Submissions

Are you a brand, PR rep, crafter, Etsy shop, or independent consultant looking to promote your product or service? I am now accepting submissions for listings in This West Coast Mommy’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide. This guide will feature gifts perfect for the whole family – babies, kids, moms, dads, and the home. Feel free to check out last year’s Holiday Gift Guide to see what I offer.

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Learning in Full Colour with the All New Idiot’s Guides!

When I was asked to review a couple of books from the newly revamped Idiot’s Guides line, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I had a vague memory of flipping through one of the old Complete Idiot’s Guides a few years ago and thinking it looked like a technical manual with large blocks of text and black and white diagrams.

I’ve always been interested in science and astronomy though, so I picked these two softcover books for review: Idiot’s Guides: The Cosmos and Idiot’s Guides: Science Mysteries Explained. When I opened them up for the first time and took a look at the glossy, full-colour pages and engaging text, I was both surprised and impressed by the upgrade!

Idiot’s Guides: The Cosmos

Idiot’s Guides: The Cosmos is a fascinating and easy-to-understand exploration of the universe. Dozens of stunning, full-color photos highlight the latest discoveries and beauty of space, including the solar system, the Sun, the asteroid belt, the Milky Way, various star types, black holes, and more.”

The Cosmos

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Win Four VTech Toys for the Holidays

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Welcome to the VTECH Holiday Toy Giveaway
Hosted by: We’re Parents!?
Sponsored by: VTech

We’re here to make your Holiday Shopping a little easier this year by offering ONE lucky reader a chance to win these FOUR fabulous toys from VTECH! Valued at over $130, it’s the perfect way to get your shopping started (or finished if you’re an early bird!).  All four of these toys are recommended for 12 months to 36 months and are perfect learning and educational toys with VTECH’s high quality!

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Halloween Craft: Toilet Paper Tube Mummies

Eek! Halloween is right around the corner already, so the girls and I spent yesterday afternoon making some spooky crafts. Check out these super quick and easy toilet paper tube mummies we made!

Toilet paper tube mummies

This Halloween craft is so easy to make and doesn’t require any special supplies. Just stuff already in your house – some toilet paper tubes, toilet paper, glue, and a marker. We always have a bunch of toilet paper tubes kicking around. They’re great for all sorts of crafts and make fun telescopes!

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Win a New Martin bumGenius 4.0 #ClothDiaper!

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Martin Johnson was a photographer, a filmmaker, a naturalist, an author, but most of all — a voyager. From Africa to the South Pacific Islands, he embarked on various adventures with his wife by his side, researching and studying the wildlife and people of distant lands. Through photography, books and films, their findings captivated people all over the world and inspired the design of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.

This gorgeous diaper embodies the fun and adventurous side of life!

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Win 6 Premium Cloth Diapers in Lil’ Monkey Cheeks 5000 Fans Giveaway!

Lil Monkey Cheeks 5000 fans giveawayWelcome to the Lil’ Monkey Cheeks 5000 Fans FluffStravaganza!

It’s been just over a year since Lil’ Monkey Cheeks opened its proverbial virtual doors to serve Canadian and American Fluff-Mail-Aholics with speedy shipping, surprise herbal teas and personalized notes.

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Canadian WAHM Superheroes #Giveaway

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Welcome and bienvenue to the Canadian WAHM Superheroes Super Giveaway, hosted by Lindsay at Maman Loup’s Den!

When Lindsay first took the plunge into becoming a Work-at-Home Mom, she went in search of a community of fellow WAHMs with whom to network. Finding only resources suitable to American Moms, she decided to create her own group. She called it “Canadian WAHM Superheroes” because it can sometimes take superhuman powers to manage a home-based business and a home!

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Disney on Ice Presents Let’s Party! in Vancouver {Plus Ticket #Giveaway}

Get your Mickey ears ready! Disney On Ice is back in Vancouver next month for the biggest party ever! With more than 50 beloved Disney characters from 16 classic stories, Mickey and the gang are celebrating holidays and festivals from around the world in Disney On Ice Presents Let’s Party! My girls are so ready to party hearty at the Pacific Coliseum this year!

Disney On Ice Presents Let's Party!

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Apple Gluten-Free #Recipe Roundup

When Teagan was a toddler, I caught her dreaming about apples on more than one occasion. As she was napping next to me, I’d hear her stir and whisper, “Apple, apple, apple,” in her sleep. These days, Keira chants, “Ap-ple! Ap-ple!” whenever I ask her what she wants for an afternoon snack. Clearly both my girls are apple fiends, so we’re always on the lookout for apple recipes.

Luckily, around here fall means apples! Red or green or golden, tart or sweet, firm and crisp. This week I’m rounding up gluten-free recipes featuring that jewel of the fall harvest, the apple.

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Bear Bums Halloween AppleCheeks #ClothDiaper Giveaway

Bear Bums Halloween Hunt

Halloween is almost here, and online cloth diaper retailer Bear Bums wants to have some fun! To celebrate the spooky holiday, they’re having a different kind of giveaway – a Halloween treasure hunt!

Every day from October 20-31, there will be a new letter hidden somewhere on the Bear Bums website. Visit Bear Bums’ Facebook page every day to get your clue for where to find that day’s letter. By the end of the hunt, you’ll be able to unscramble all 12 letters to find the secret phrase for bonus points! Starting late? No worries! All the clues will stay up on Facebook so you can still find the letters and the secret phrase!

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