Save your fingers…and your furniture! {Giveaway/ 2 Winners} #Munchables #YMCCommunity

When our first born began to teethe, we used the Razzberry soother, and various liquid filled teethers to try to ease her pain. We resorted to Camillia and Tylenol and they managed to get us through it. Several books, an ottoman, window sills and my boobs, all didn’t fair so well.

Fortunately, her teeth poked through pretty quickly, so the suffering, and damage throughout the house ceased in a short period of time.
With kid #2, his teeth pretty much followed suit behind his sister. The first twelve came through quickly and mostly pain free. We still provided Camillia and Tylenol on the difficult days.
Unlike his sister, get didn’t turn into the family dog by chewing the legs off any chairs.
For the past few weeks, his eye teeth have decided to make an appearance. These new fangs are taking their sweet time breaking through, causing Mr. Gooberhead to gnaw incessantly on his hands and leave a trail of slime all over whatever he touches.
Poor Little a Dude.
Enter Munchables.



Kids Rainbow Necklace

Kids Rainbow Necklace


Chew Bracelet

The Snugabug Toy

Munchables jewellery products offer mothers a practical, convenient way to ensure teething relief is always at hand. Babies will appreciate the soft, flexible nature of child-safe silicone. Mothers will value the convenience of always having a toy within reach – no more searching . These trendy, easy to clean pieces are essential for every mother.

The wee man has already taken to these chew toys for humans, like a dog to a bone. This looks like the solution we’ve been searching for!

Munchables has generously provided Raincity Parent, two, yes two, Munchables silicone teething necklaces to giveaway to two lucky readers!

Love Bug Necklace

Love Bug Necklace

Kids Rainbow Necklace

Kids Rainbow Necklace

This giveaway will run from April 28th to May 4th, 2014. Open to Canadian residents only. Enter via the Rafflecopter link below.

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A second chance.

Today we paid a visit to our local animal shelter. We have no pets, but frequent the local pet store when we are out for walks. I thought that it might be a nice idea to visit the animals that are looking for a second chance.


Coquitlam Animal Shelter

They have lots of cats and a few dogs, as well as a bunny barn.

The cat room was fun. There were probably about a dozen cats of different age and personality. We were greeted by a very friendly, curious little black cat that was quite young still.


The friendly black kitty.

Little dude was so excited with all the cats, that I thought his head would explode from all of the excitement. Our wee lass had to pet every. single. one. of the cats as to not leave anyone out.


More kitties.

After giving lovvies to ALL the cats, we headed out to see the dogs. Fortunately there were only 2 looking for homes, but they were a little too rambunctious and loud for my littles, so we said a quick “Hi” & “Goodbye”, before we ventured into the bunny barn.

I never realized that people actually take rabbits to the SPCA. There were many bunnies in there looking for homes.


Brown bunny.


Harlequin bunny.


Bunny run.

All of the animals in the shelter look well taken care of and the facilities appear to be kept clean. The kennels and pens are tidy and look like they are washed down regularly.

The Coquitlam Animal Shelter is open to visitors:

  • Monday to Friday – 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sunday and Statutory Holidays – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Shelter’s Viewing Hours for Dogs – We are working to give the dogs a less stressful environment and they will be having “Quiet Time” every day.
    • Monday – Friday – closed from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • Saturday/Sunday/Holidays – closed from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Looking for a new family.

Looking for a new family.

The Shelter welcomes all kinds of donations including: cash donations, food, towels, blankets, pet beds, carrying cages, toys, and other animal related equipment.

Cash donations will be used to directly benefit the animals, such as to acquire specialized equipment and provide a fund for extraordinary veterinary costs.  Cash donations are not used to offset general operating costs of the shelter. Charitable receipts are available upon request for any donation and will be automatically mailed to identified donors of donations over $15.00. Charitable receipts may also be available for substantial donations of supplies. To make a donation or for more information, please contact the Coquitlam Animal Shelter.

Donations are greatly appreciated!

Donations are greatly appreciated!

If you are considering pet adoption, please follow this link to find out more information.

So next time you’re planning an outing with the little ones, why not pop in to the nearest shelter for a visit. The animals are always looking for some company and maybe, just maybe, your family might be perfect for giving one of these animals a second chance:)

Coquitlam Animal Shelter

Coquitlam Animal Shelter