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Our Top 5 Most Interesting Fundraisers

4 Paws for Ability We have a lot of animal lovers here at Mabel HQ! 4 Paws for Ability enriches the lives of children with disabilities by training and placing quality, task-trained service dogs. Lives are transformed because of this organization.   Hammer City Roller Girls The Hammer City Roller Girls are an all female, not-for-profit, […]

“Boys Will Be Boys” and Other Annoying Assumptions

Last week I told my tween girls that I’d got them a subscription to a magazine. I thought they’d be excited, but instead they responded with “We don’t want it mom – we don’t want to read about lip gloss”. Interesting. They already know what they’re being fed and don’t like what’s being served up. […]

Mother’s Day – What I Don’t Want

Mother’s Day is around the corner and everyone is asking the moms what we want. I’m a simple gal and not particularly high maintenance in the gifts department. I don’t want flowers or jewelry for Mother’s Day or any other occasion really. In fact, my perfect Mother’s Day gift would be doing without some things. […]

Picking the Brain of a Successful Fundraiser

    Recently, I had the opportunity to pick the brain of one of our most successful fundraisers of all. Her name is Rhonda, and she’s from the Optimist Twirling Connection in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. “What’s their secret?” I wondered.   Q1: What do you like most about Mabel’s Label’s Fundraising? “When organizing fundraisers we always […]

Bragging on Facebook – Annoying or Acceptable?

A while ago, my friend Louise relayed that she was horrified to learn that a woman she knows “unfriends” people on Facebook who brag about their kids a lot. Louise explained that she loves sharing news about her children and also hearing about other people’s kiddos. While I couldn’t agree more, I completely get where […]

Cell Phones or No Cell Phones for Kids? That is the Question.

Parents often wonder what the appropriate age is to get a kid a cell phone. Some kids beg for one, claiming all their friends at school have them. Some parents feel it’s a safety thing – kids can get hold of them when necessary. My three “biggies” are nine, eleven and twelve years old. While […]

The Ultimate Ontario Summer Camp Resource

Are you finding it tough to choose a summer camp for your child this year? Our dear friends at the Ontario Camps Association are available to help narrow your search! The OCA’s goal is to reassure parents that their accredited summer camps adhere to the highest standards of: Safety Supervision Quality programming From Hockey Opportunity […]