What’s going on around here? | Kids in Niagara Office December 2016

Christmas has come and gone, and tonight we ring in the New Year. Most of us are wondering where this year has gone and how we can collectively slow down the hands of time, we are busy preparing for parties, pouring the Champagne, or mulling over the best New Years Resolutions we aim to keep. <— Ahem.
This month we slowed down, we stopped and spent valuable time with friends, family, and the hockey arena. We are a hockey family and spend countless hours at the rink, are blessed to play with some amazing kids, and even more awesome parents. The Holidays have been a time of joy and we hope that you experienced that too, between the shift work, single-parenting, stress, and the ever-growing financial burden of Christmas, we hope you had a moment to breathe, reconnect with what’s most important to you, and enjoy your holidays, however they may look.
What we’ve been up to in the office…
We made a few key changes to the site this month:
Each directory now has a heading so you can see what area the vendor is located. This will help you work out if it is close to you and whether or not it’s worth the travel time for your family.
We made some small changes to our large screen layout, it was a too big, so we condensed it a little so it’s doesn’t look like we are all blind. Take a peek at the 27” desktop version, it will be easier on the eyes now.
We launch our Vendor Spotlights in January where local vendors can give a spotlight to their business, products or promotions. You will see these spotlights on the home page, we hope they help you with your choices.
Just three small changes that took up most of the month, in January we will focus on rounding out the vendor lists and our blog content will grow daily from our guest contributors. We are always looking for vendors, experts, stay-home-Moms, work-at-home moms, new Moms, or Dads to join our community and write articles for our readers. If you are interested, and no you don’t have to be a gifted writer, we are always here to help, drop us an email, we’d love to hear from you!
Thank you for sticking with me, I dreamt that Kids in Niagara would be a much-needed resource in the Niagara community, and am just so tickled that you are here with us on this start-up journey. We hope you stay and watch Kids in Niagara grow in 2017.
Happy New Year!
Adrienne

Kids in Niagara Last Minute Gift Guide

Here is our last minute gift guide to help you pick out gifts for friends and loved ones.

We have 4 days ’till Christmas!
All of our recommendations are local small businesses. Simply click the links below!Last Minute Gift Guide

1. Family Portrait Photography: Give the gift of documenting your family’s love story. Visit Reflections of Life Photography for details.

2. Love & Lotus Co. Beautiful stainless steel aromatherapy diffuser jewelry and handmade aromatherapy diffuser bracelets made with lava stones and natural gemstones.

3. On The Block: Hand stamped unique jewelry, made from 14k gold filled metal, rose gold filled metal, and sterling silver.

4. Bella Buddha Beads: One of a kind boho-chic, gemstone jewelry. Perfect for that free-spirit and gypsy soul!

Last Minute Gift Guide

5. Posh Baby & Tot: Modern teething jewelry & accessories for babies, toddlers, baby-wearing mamas, and much more! Chewable Jewelry & Authentic Baltic Amber.

6. Norwex: Norway Pet Towels are great last minute pet-lover gifts. See what else you can buy that practical gift-loving friend!

7. Wise Gal Lockets: Wise Gal Lockets ® feel that every woman should have a personalized statement piece of jewelry!

8. Arbonne: Holiday Sale for all your last minute holiday needs!

Last Minute Gift Guide

9. Avon with Jaycee: Bubble Bath, Shower Gels, Perfume & Lotion sets are still available!

10.The Creative Space: Gift Certificates for Drama or Art Classes make the perfect gift!

11.Vintage Farmhouse Niagara: Hand-painted, rustic mason jar vase sets and soap dispensers.

12. Suddzy Wuddzy: Homemade, and all natural bath products. Dried Herbal Essentials, and Natural Colourant. Use with natural essential oils and minerals to sooth your skin.

What can we do this weekend? December 16th, 2016

 

Kids in NiagaraWelcome to the Weekend!

The Christmas countdown is no, seriously we have 10 days!

Remember I said I was ready for Christmas…I lied. I thought I was, but I now see I still have so much to do.

We are LIVE! We had some server issues but are now living at www.kidsinniagara.ca and not on our test-server.

Finally!

Take our new website for a spin, with hundreds of vendors in our directory, you easily find what you need.

Did we miss your event? Yup, we’re still human 😉

If you have an event coming up drop us an email before Wednesday of every week at:

events@kidsinniagara.ca

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What can we do this Weekend? | December 9th, 2016 | Kids in Niagara

 

Kids in NiagaraWelcome to the Weekend!

Hopefully you are knocking things off your never-ending to-do list, starting (or finished?) your decorating, and are able to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
We have listed all the events, Christmas markets, and Santa sightings we could find, but while you enjoy the holiday season remember to give to one, or many, of our great community causes to ensure everyone has a happy holiday season.
All the community events are listed, drop off a donation for the Food Bank at the Penn Centre, or out side City Hall, in St. Catharines. Pick an Angel from the tree at one of the many locations across Niagara, or drop of a new, or gently used coat to Haskell Photography and get a free family pic while your there. Any donation, large or small helps, like the saying Small Hinges Move Big Doors.
We are LIVE! Take our new website for a spin, with hundreds of vendors in our directory.

Did we miss your event? Yup, we’re still human 😉

If you have an event coming up drop us an email before Wednesday of every week at:

events@kidsinniagara.ca

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What can we do this Weekend? | December 2nd, 2016 | Kids in Niagara

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It’s the Weekend!

It’s December, yay!
Welcome to the fastest 23 days of your life, before you know you’ll be waking up Christmas morning!
Drop by the Christmas Markets and festivals that are going on and finish up your gift list with local artisans and small businesses.
We are LIVE! Take our new website for a spin, with hundreds of vendors in our directory and an event calendar.
Click one the community icons below to find events, festivals, and free things to do across the Niagara Region.
The events are listed by town, or city.
Whether you live in Niagara, or are visitng this weekend, finding fun things to do is now simple!
Our Community Co-workers have been hard at work to find everything that’s Kids in Niagara!

Did we miss your event? Yup, we’re still human 😉

If you have an event coming up drop us an email before Wednesday of every week at:

events@kidsinniagara.ca

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