Wordless Wednesday! Kyron Meets His Great Grandma

8:32 AM Posted by CalgaryDaddy

A few weeks ago, Kyron's Great-Grandma came to Calgary for Becky's mom's surprise birthday party!  I was fortunate enough to meet my Great-Grandma also, which is pretty rare.  I know can see where Becky and Kyron get their pretty blue eyes from!   Kyron just loved her!

So Cool......

PS: Have you entered my Baby Banz Sunglasses Giveaway? Enter Here:


Ends July 3/10

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Bugalug Childrens Accessories...Its a Cinch!

8:22 AM Posted by CalgaryDaddy

I love having the opportunity to share cool products with my readers!  I often get asked to spread the word about certain products that would be a great fit for many parents that read my blog, so I was really excited when I had the opportunity to do a review for Bugalug's Cinch Belts!  While Kyron is only 5 months old, we have a ton of friends that have children who would love this cool product.  Thinking that they would be a perfect fit, I asked our good friend Sherry to try this product with her 3 year old daughter, Elisha.

Its a Cinch!

Toddler’s tiny middles make it hard to find exactly the right size pants that stay up just right. Bugalug’s new innovative cinch belts put the stop on the slip and slide pant waist. The cinch belts were designed with both parent and child in mind. The belts have elastic built into them, which helps to keep pants up while still keeping the pants comfortable and flexible. The elastic also allows the little one the ability to pull their pants on and off without having to struggle with a traditional belt. All belts are reversible and sport Bugalug’s exclusive unique designs! 

Sherry confirmed that this belt is so practical and easy to use and that her daughter Elisha LOVES this look of this belt!! Even at three years old, she is a bit of a fashionista! 

About Bugalug

Sundi Hoffman, an entrepreneurial mother of two from Calgary, AB ( My Hometown!!)  has made it her mission to create accessories for little girls and boys that are not only adorable, but 100 per cent Canadian (all products are hand-made by Canadian stay-at-home moms). Since the creation of her very first product, Bugalug Barrettes (which won her the coveted title of SavvyMom’s Mom Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Prairies in 2008), Hoffman’s Bugalug has been targeted as one of Canada’s up and coming companies chosen to provide her products to the likes of Halle Berry, Jessica Alba, Courtney Cox and Angelina Jolie - to name a few! 

  Bugalug products can be found in more than 375 stores across Canada and four other countries – a number that continues to grow each month. The company is also branching out into the United States and Taiwan and is looking at Japan, Australia, and South Africa. For more information and to purchase products, visit http://www.bugalugbaby.com/.

Thanks to Sherry and Elisha for helping me with this review and post!


( Note: I received a sample Bugalug Cinchbelt at no cost to do a review on.  I was not compensated for my review and the thoughts on this post are mine and those of the people who tried the product!)

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Monday Mingle! June 28, 2010 Vlog... Work, Work, Work!

7:16 PM Posted by CalgaryDaddy

Its Monday Mingle time again!  After a long, unintended absence, Kyron and I have put up another Monday Mingle vlog!  This cool post is hosted every week, so feel free to join in yourself at http://eightymphmom.com/

This weeks questions are all about work!

1. Tell us some of your previous job titles. Which was your favorite job?

2. Who is is the worst boss you ever had?

3. Who was your favorite boss?

Here is my Vlog post! 

Be sure to check out the other vlogs also at EightyMPHMom's site!



PS: Have you entered my Baby Banz Sunglasses Giveaway?  Enter Here:


 Ends July 3/10 

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Wordless Wednesday! Kyron's Big Blue Eyes

8:04 AM Posted by CalgaryDaddy

I love this picture!

Happy Wednesday!


PS:  Have you entered my Baby Banz Sunglasses Giveaway?  Enter Here: http://www.calgarydaddy.com/2010/06/first-day-of-summer-kick-off-baby-banz.html   Ends July 3/10

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First Day of Summer Kick-Off! Baby Banz Sunglasses Review and Giveaway!

10:06 AM Posted by CalgaryDaddy

 Summer Is Finally Here! 

  With the long awaited arrival of Summer ( yes, its true.... we do get summer in Canada!) Becky and I hope to spend as much time outside with Kyron as possible.  As new parents to a five month old baby, we have to be careful about the amount of sun that Kyron gets in his eyes and protect him from too much UV exposure.  I was impressed when I came across a pair of Baby Banz sunglasses in a local children's store and think that this product is amazing!

  About  Baby Banz....

In 2001, Baby Banz, Inc. found its start in "the land down under," one of the harshest UV climates in the world. One Australian’s fruitless search for a proper pair of baby sunglasses for his infant son forced him to take action, leading to the development of the Original Baby Banz sunglasses.

First introduced to the American market in 2002, Baby Banz are best known for their unique wrap-around, banded design and 100% UV protective lenses. Often imitated, but never duplicated, Baby Banz continue to be the standard for baby and children's sunglasses and UV protection worldwide.

Baby Banz are the keystone for the expanding Baby Banz Protection Collection that includes: adjustable baby and toddler sun hats, UPF 50 swimwear and flap hats, our cool new Retro Banz and for winter, mirrored Ski Banz. Baby Banz sells its Protection Collection line nationwide in a variety of outlets including optical and specialty baby stores.
Here are some pictures of Kyron and his pair of Baby Banz....

Cool or what?

Becky and I make sure that Kyron wears his Baby Banz everytime we go out.  Especially in Calgary ( aka Sunshine City...) where we get the most days of sunshine per year of any Canadian city!  

Cool Features: 

Apart from the UV protection and cool look of these glasses, we really love the wrap around strap!  As an active baby, Kyron loves to throw things out of his carseat...but this strap keeps the glasses on his head and in place at all times!   There really is nothing like this on the market today!

Baby Banz has a full assortment of products that offer amazing protection.  They can be purchased at a store near you or online at http://usa.babybanz.com/ .  And at under $20/pair, these glasses are an amazing value! 

Want to Win a Pair?

The kind folks at Baby Banz have generously agreed to give a pair of Baby Banz to one of my readers!  To enter, simply head over to http://usa.babybanz.com/ and leave a comment telling me what your favorite colour is!

Bonus Entries:

1. Follow Calgarydaddy.com with Google Friend Connect

2. Follow Me on Twitter http://www.twitter/calgarydaddy  and Re-Tweet this contest. You can Tweet once/day! ( @calgarydaddy)

Feel free to use this tweet...

Win a pair od Baby Banz Sunglasses! Enter to win on my blog here http://goo.gl/fb/mGRf7  #giveaway #parenting @babybanz

3. Follow Me on Facebook! ( Link on my sidebar)

4. Subscribe to Calgarydaddy.com via email! ( see sidebar also)

5.  Become a fan of Baby Banz on Facebook and leave a comment on their wall that I sent you! http://www.facebook.com/babybanzinc

6. Follow Baby Banz on Twitter!  http://www.twitter.com/babybanz

Be sure to leave a comment confirming each of your entries so we can find you if you win!

Contest closes Saturday, July 3, 2010 at 11pm Mountain Time. I will pick the winner at random using random.org. Open to Canada and USA !

Good Luck....


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CalgaryDaddy.com In The News!

8:49 AM Posted by CalgaryDaddy

  Happy Friday everyone!  I was so excited when I received an email last week from Lauren La Rose of the Canadian Press asking if I would be interested in doing an interview for a story she was working on about Dad Bloggers!  The interview went well and they sent a photographer over to take a few pics of my and Kyron to include in the story.

 The story went on the wire earlier this week and is getting picked up across the country from various newspapers. Here is a link to the story...


Happy Weekend!


PS.. Be sure to enter in my Fathers Day Gift Prize Giveaway here....


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Baby Kyron Already Getting Rejected by the Ladies....!

5:40 PM Posted by CalgaryDaddy

Not unlike myself at his age, my son Kyron fancies himself quite the ladies man..... 

First...show them your funny side!

Then...show them your romantic side ( but your not supposed to kiss your own hand!)

  He must get his dating skills from his old man after all.... 

Don't worry Kyron, there are plenty of fish in the sea.  Maybe she will come around next month! 

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Fathers Day Gift Ideas! Taking Care of Dad Kits at Canadian Tire

3:45 PM Posted by CalgaryDaddy

  With Father's Day fast approaching, many people will be stumped at what kind of gift they will get their Dad this year?  I mean seriously...how many ties can you buy for the old man?  Canadian Tire has put together some cool products under their Taking Care of Dad kits, which includes products that any Dad would love to receive for Fathers day!  You can mix and match these products to make your own kit for Father's Day!

 Is Dad the " King of The Grill"?  How about getting him some awesome grilling accessories!

  • Colourful Portable Charcoal BBQ - $29.99 (on sale for $19.99)

  • Stainless Steel Barbecue Set with Case, 19 piece - $49.99 (on sale for $29.99)

  • Ted Reader’s World Famous BBQ Sauce (Beerlicious BBQ) - $4.49
  • Ted Reader’s World Famous BBQ Grilling Plank - $4.49
  • Ted Reader’s Fig’n Delicious Honey Garlic Sauce - $4.49
  • Ted Reader’s World Famous BBQ Seasoning (Orgasmic Onion) – $3.99

Is Your Dad into Automobiles?  How about and Mothers Car Care Kit for Dad? 


  • Chrome Polish, Preserves - $5.49
  • Original Liquid wax - $11.99
  • Showtime Detailer - $8.99
  • Protectant - $12.79
  • Carnauba Cleaner Wax - $9.79
  • Back to Black Polish - $8.49

 These products are all available for sale at Canadian Tire! 

Want to win a Taking Care of Dad's Kit for your Dad?

  Enter to Win!

  I have been given a Taking Care of Dad's Kit to try myself and I am also giving away a set to one of my readers!  To enter, leave a comment on this post telling me why your Dad is the best. ( Be sure to leave an email address so I can contact you if you win!)   The contest will close Sunday June 20, 2010 at 11pm.

1.  Follow Calgarydaddy.com with Google Friend Connect

2. Follow Me on Twitter and Re-Tweet this contest. You can Tweet once/day! ( @calgarydaddy)

Feel free to use this tweet...

Win a  Canadian Tire Taking Care of Dad Kit for Fathers Day! Enter to win on my blog here http://goo.gl/fb/kZjam #giveaway #parenting #yyc

3. Follow Me on Facebook! ( Link on my sidebar)
4. Subscribe to Calgarydaddy.com via email! ( see sidebar also)
Be sure to leave a comment confirming each of your entries so we can find you if you win!

Contest closes Sunday June 20 at 11pm Mountain Time. I will pick the winner at random using random.org. Open to Canada/USA

Happy Fathers Day!

June 22/10- WINNER Update:  The Winner is # 129...Baseball Nut.. Watch your email.  Thanks everyone!

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Retro TV Friday: The Wuzzles!

7:50 AM Posted by CalgaryDaddy

In my old age, I find that I am getting fonder of the cartoons that I liked to watch as a kid! As usual on my Retro TV Friday posts, I try to share some love with the obscure cartoons from the 1980's.  Does anyone remember the Wuzzles? I remember some of the characters, but mostly remember my Aunt Iris buying me the BumbleLion stuffed toy when I was 7 or 8 years old when she came to Calgary for a visit.

Wuzzles features a variety of short, rounded animal characters (each called a Wuzzle, which means to mix up). Each is a roughly even, and colorful, mix of two different animal species (as the theme song mentions, "...livin' with a split personality"), and all the characters sport wings on their backs. All of the Wuzzles live on the Isle of Wuz. Double species are not limited to the Wuzzles themselves. From the appleberries they eat to the telephonograph in the home, or a luxury home called a castlescraper, nearly everything on Wuz is mixed together in the same way the Wuzzles are. ( From: Wikipidia)

Some of the characters were:

  • Bumblelion: Half bumblebee and half lion
  • Butterbear: Half bear and half butterfly
  • Eleroo: Half elephant and half kangaroo
  • Rhinokey: Half rhinoceros and half monkey.
  • Moosel: Half moose, half seal

What a neat idea for characters!  I am surprised that Disney has not tried to bring this show back for another generation! 

Happy Weekend!


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Smoking Two Year Old Baby...Unreal! ( Coming soon to a Circus Near You?)

2:12 PM Posted by CalgaryDaddy

  Some of you may have seen this footage, but I thought it was too good not to share!  When I read about this in the paper last week, I was disgusted.  When I actually saw the footage, I must admit that after I laughed and questioned the authenticity of this story, I got a little angry!

 This kid is smoking like a pro! 40 Cigarettes a day...how does his body handle this?  What the heck is going on here?  On top of his tobacco addiction, it looks like the tyke is have a little too much take out!  To make things worse, his parents appear to be encouraging this behavior....Wow. 

 Here is the video...

 I hope this kid gets help as soon as possible.  I can imagine his family salivating at the thought of making a ton of money from him be lending him to the summer fair circuit and taking a cut of the admission fees.Who are we to judge?

 Just when I think I have seen it all, something like this pops up and shocks me!



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