how bout dem apps?

Looking for a few apps that will get your little one’s brains working or offer a more soothing option to the antics of Angry Birds or Bunnyland? Here are a few to whet their (and your) app-etites. All apps are iPhone, iTouch and iPad compatible. MORE

sole awesome

Raising girls in the modern world can feel fraught. Back in the day, our every mistake and tween and teenaged moment weren’t digitally documented. And don’t get us started on duck faced selfies and online bullying. So when the opportunity came along to give our girls a leg up when it comes to entering their teenaged years while getting exercise, we jumped at the chance. And so the original yoyo kiddos became Sole Girls. MORE

Contest: Tryphe Speciality Foods

Holiday season means big family dinners. Roasts and casseroles and buffets galore, oh my! In this sanity saving – and delicious – contest, two lucky yoyomama readers will win a $100 Gift Certificate to Tryphe Specialty Foods (total value $200). MORE

vancouver: kid & family friendly events

November is slowly moving on. It’s dark and cold, and the perfect time of the year to cosy up inside snuggled under a blanket reading books and making puzzles. But if you’re in the mood for something more exciting, don’t worry, there’s plenty to do around town. Check out lantern workshops (there are a few lantern parades coming up in a couple of weeks!), the Surrey Kids Conference or the Eastside Culture Crawl its own special crawl for the kiddos. Santa is arriving at Lougheed Town Centre with Bobs & LoLo in tow, and many other holiday events are kicking on. Check our Holiday Hub for the full story. MORE

Contest: Dilly Dally

So many kids toys these days seem to come in endless packaging and need an engineering degree and a metric tonne of batteries to work. Not so with the toys at Dilly Dally Kids. They want your kids to play the old fashioned way. In this playful contest, Dilly Dally is giving two lucky yoyomama readers a $100 Dilly Dally Gift Certificate! MORE

Holiday Skates, Swims and Other Physical Activities

Who doesn’t over indulge and over lounge during the hols (guilty!)? There’s so much good food to eat, and it’s cold outside – perfect for channelling our inner lazy. However, we all know it’s not good for us. At a certain point, we have to get off the couch and out the door, so we’ve put together a list of swims, skates and other fun holiday activities to get the whole family up and moving. MORE

yoyo gift picks – canadian love

Looking for a unique (and tested) gift for the kids or maybe even for you? We’ve got 10 unique gifts tested and recommended by the yoyo team, from stocking stuffers for newborns to kids and even something just for mum! MORE

Breakfasts with Santa, and Santas on the Malls

It’s time for the real magic of Christmas – Santa Claus is everywhere at the same time! Santa will be in every shopping mall, ready to jot down the kiddos’ Christmas wishes and smile for the camera. Get your pictures taken with the Jolly Old Elf, but remember … line-ups get longer when Christmas is closer.
Santa will also be at community centres and other venues, ready to host all the little ones for a lovely breakfast. We’ve organized the breakfasts by date, so it’ll be easy for you to plan your weekends. Most require registration, and they sell out quickly, so give them a call soon. MORE

Holiday Concerts, Pantos and Other Performances

Holiday music is one of the sure signs that Christmas is getting closer! We hear it everywhere… But do we really listen? Why not take an afternoon or evening, and take the whole family to a Christmas concert, and enjoy traditional carols or classical music. Holiday pantos are another fun family-friendly tradition. If you’re in the mood for some laughs, wander over to a theatre near you. MORE


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