Parent Stuff

By Sara Duck

 

Eye Smooth Nourishing Eye Cream by Monat

A common complaint among busy moms is tired eyes. While sleep may be scant, take care of that delicate area with Monat’s nourishing eye cream, which will help diminish the appearance of dark circles, fine lines, wrinkles and puffiness. $98

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Metallic Anorak from Winners

Whether you are picking up the kids from school or heading to the gym, this trendy anorak is the perfect topper for the Spring season (complete with hood for rainy days). $50 Winners.ca

 

Reusable Bamboo Straws and Cleaner from HomeSense

Here is the dilemma. Kids love straws. But, you know that plastic straws are terrible for the environment, they are not biodegradable and harmful to animals, plants and people. Small steps, such as using reusable straws, can make a world of difference. These ones are affordable and handy; it’s a no-brainer! $8 (for set of six). Homesense.ca

 

Lined Journals from HomeSense

Journaling is not just for teenagers. Writing in a journal each day can help manage anxiety, reduce stress and cope with depression among other mental health benefits. As busy parents, it’s an easy way of doing something productive for your mind and body. $8 each. Homesense.ca

 

Two-pack Henley Shirts from H&M

The perfect go-to tees for dad. These classic Henley shirts are super soft and made with organic cotton. Plus, you just can’t beat the price. $20 for two. Hm.com

 

Silk Sleep Mask and Pillow Case from Indigo

Creating a good sleep ritual is essential for busy parents. This 100 per cent silk sleep mask will help boost your melatonin levels (helping you fall asleep quicker) while the pillowcase is naturally resistant to dust mites and can help reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. $95. Indigo.ca

 

Checkerboard Slip-on shoes in Picante/True White by Vans

These classic kicks are definitely having a moment. The checkerboard slip-on shoe was created in the late ‘70s and still holds its appeal today. Although the shoe is available in a plethora of colours (including the famous black and white), we love this terracotta hue for spring for the entire family; it’s a unisex shoe. $65. Vans.ca

 

Sonicare ProtectiveClean 6100 by Philips

Keep your teeth and gums happy and healthy between dental hygiene appointments with this rechargeable toothbrush. It comes with three modes, including gum care, whitening and deep clean and is safe and gentle on sensitive areas. $150. Well.ca

 

Fitbit Charge 4

Product render of Fitbit Charge 4, front view, in Evergreen Sport and Black.

The new Fitbit is their most advanced tracker yet. With essential smart features such as built-in GPS, Active Zone Minutes (for personalized guidance on improving your health), up to seven days of battery life and a swim-proof design – the Charge 4 will give you a more in-depth knowledge of your body and health. $200. Fitbit.com