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They grow up so fast…

It’s really amazing how quickly newborns grow both physically and mentally. I’ve been able to watch my niece Kacey mature quite a bit physically in her first 8 weeks. I’ve noticed her get taller and put on some cute baby fat. She’s now allllllllllllllllmost fitting into her onesies. Her appetite has grown considerably. She’s starting to down bottles like it’s nobody’s business. Lots of milky burps. Even mentally she is much more aware. Her eyes are open more, and she loves staring into the lights. She’s always looking all over the place, a very curious girl! I’m really looking forward to the coming months and seeing her grow even more.

Rockin’ Roll

Jennifer, who won the Stork Craft Rocking Horse a few months ago, has been kind enough to send us pictures of her son and his brand new toy!

In Jennifer’s words: ‘Here is my little one “Rockin” on Christmas on the adorable Stork Craft Heirloom Rocking Horse I won on sweet Pierra’s blog: www.jollymom.com. Thank you so much for sponsoring this giveaway. My son loves his “horsey” and I love that it is so well made that he will be able to pass it along to his own little ones one day:)’

Thanks again!
Jennifer Hamilton

Jennifer, we hope that your son enjoys his rocking horse for years to come.

Win a Stork Craft Tuscany Glider!

Jennifer at J Leigh Designz is giving away a Stork Craft Tuscany Glider and Ottoman to one lucky reader. Visit the highlighted link above to read her review on the glider, and enter to win one, color of your choice! Contest ends July 12th, and is open to both US and Canada. Enter as many times as you want.Good luck everyone!

Enter to win a Stork Craft Tuscany 4 in 1 Stages Crib

ENTER HERE TO WIN! (please post entries on the Blush Magazine Blog by clicking this link)

Tuscany 4 in 1 Stages Fixed Side Crib by Stork Craft- The beautiful solid construction of the Tuscany crib, with its magical sleigh design, makes this a royal centerpiece for your nursery. The attached trundle drawer provides ample storage for your babies’ necessities and has a solid wood product construction, offered in beautiful finishes. All four sides are staionary and include an adjustable one piece mattress support bsae to add to the security and stability of this versatile crib. Designed for multiple stages of life; it converts from a full size stages crib to a toddler bed, to a daybed, to a full-size bed (bed rails not included). Set-up this extravagant piece effortlessly with it’s easy to follow directions into a crib that’s perfect for your babies’ sweet, delicate slumber.

Citrus Full Bedding Set by Babylicious- This amazing package includes 2 Fitted Sheets, a Blanket, Quilt, Crib Skirt and Bumper, all in fabulous Sorbet and Polka Dot designs. This sets you up with all you’ll need for your little one to have the some of the most fashionable bedding available.

Enter to win by telling Blush Magazine your favourite bedtime experience, whether it’s from your childhood or your little one’s.

Contest ends: September 1, 2010.

"Harnessing the Power of Digital Mums"

**pictured above on either side of me are Erin and Annemarie from YoyoMama

Last night at the Opus Hotel in downtown Vancouver, myself and 30 mum bloggers gathered together to meet one another and discuss the relationships between bloggers and marketing/pr firms. I came in with a different perspective than most of the people there, as I was representing the Stork Craft brand, which is why this event was so intriguing to me. I wanted to hear what moms had to say about their own personal blogs, their reasons for having the blog, their values, the importance of their followers, and how they would like to be treated by companies seeking product reviews.

What was great about last night was the openness of the discussion. There was a panel of 5 very insightful women, and everyone in the room was encouraged to speak up, ask questions and give their opinion on some very controversial topics. I sat and listened to various perspectives before I piped up myself and joined the conversation. Again, I felt like I had a unique take on mom bloggers and some different experiences with them that I could draw upon.

I was asked what type of mom blogger was ideal to work with, and truthfully any of the mothers I met last night would have fit the bill. I was impressed with the candidness, integrity and passion that these women had for their blogs. I definitely learned a ton last night, and wanted to thank everyone involved with organizing the event, specifically Jeanette from Limelite PR.

My first experience with a crying baby

I went over to my sister’s place last night to visit my 6 week old niece Kacey. She was lying in her bassinet swinging back and forth and seemingly happy. Instead of leaving her be, I became a selfish uncle and wanted to pick her up and hold her. So i put her in my arms, started rocking her back and forth and I could see her face scrunching. I think she was realizing that I was not her mom or dad and that must have upset her, because the tears started streaming down her face! My sister told me that it could have been because she was hungry, so I’m hoping that it was for that reason and not something personal against me :p

This was my first challenging experience with Kacey and this gave me a very small taste as to what parents with babies have to go through each and every day (and hour). I certainly have a new-found respect for new parents.

Meet Jorge!

Since I know so many of you enjoyed reading bios on our employees, I decided to bring back this feature on our blog. Jorge is one of the most friendly, interesting and entertaining people in our office. Whenever anyone’s feeling down, they just need to walk over to Jorge’s desk and they’ll be sure to walk away with a smile on their face.

Meet, Jorge…

1) Where are you from?

Jorge: NICARAGUA!

2) What do you do at Stork Craft?

Jorge: Breaking knee caps with my little friend for those people that don’t pay…Just kidding! Accounts Receivable.

3) How long have you been working at Stork Craft?

Jorge: Almost 2 years.

4) What do you like to do in your spare time?

Jorge: Spend time with my family and enjoy the outdoors, batting cage every once in a while, winter time is Vancouver Canucks hockey time!!!

5) Tell us a weird/quirky fact about you that we might not know.

Jorge: I have been in around 7 car accidents (5 as a passenger) and have survived so far…

I hope you enjoyed meeting Jorge, just stay away from him on the road!

Meijer.com: Free shipping on Stork Craft products, extended for 1 week!

For one week only (extended from 1 day) enjoy free shipping on all Stork Craft baby furniture on meijer.com. Give your baby the best with baby bedroom furniture from Meijer.com. So why wait?

Free shipping ends Thursday, June 3rd.

Win a Stork Craft Tuscany Glider…coming soon!

So, you voted to win a Stork Craft Tuscany Glider for the next big contest giveaway. This was a great choice! With some of the highest ratings for gliders online, the Tuscany Glider is an easy-to-assemble, comfortable, durable glider that will last you for years. Here are what some of the customers that own this glider are saying about it:

Great Rocker!
I love this rocker! I’m a new mother and my baby and I have spent many nights sleeping in this chair. It was very easy to assemble, fits great in our limited space and the arm rests are perfect hieght for you to fall asleep with your baby and boppy pillow. Its a perfect nursing chair! The cushions are comfortable enough for a 2 hour nap, the color is great and its a great value. I couldnt be happier with it.

Rocking my baby to sleep
This rocker and ottoman is fantastic! Assembly was fast and easy! Good price and the quality is much better than expected! I’m a big guy and even I get to use this piece often without any worry of it breaking. Fabric is nice and easy to clean and suffice it to say I am a very satisfied customer.

Great and Comfortable!
What a great buy! I’m so glad I ordered this chair out of all of the ones out there. It was easy to put together and so comfortable! I spend most of my nights in this chair now a days with our newborn and the cushioning is so comfortable and the ottoman is perfect! Great buy!!

For me, what’s great about this glider is that it was comfortable for someone of my size (over 6 feet and more than 200 lbs). This really is the perfect product to compliment a baby nursery. Stay tuned to this blog for more details on this great product giveaway, as it will be up and running very soon!

The people have spoken…Tuscany Glider wins!


In a poll that was not even close, the Stork Craft Tuscany Glider defeated the Stork Craft Sheffield Crib (getting more than 4 times as many votes)!!! What does this all mean? It means that Jennifer Leigh Designz will be hosting this glider review and giveaway. Stay tuned to both this blog and her blog for more information on this exciting giveaway…

Happy Friday everybody!