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mother of all days, may 10

The other day, I went looking for mother's day cards for my mother in law and Great Granny over in Australia & I nearly had a break down right there in London Drugs Aisle 8.  It was so very hard not to be able to choose a card to send to my own mother & our kids other grandmother, not this year and not ever again.  Since I think of her all the time, every day seems like it should be mother's day but please take the time to celebrate or remember your Mom (or Mum) on this special day.  She deserves it. 
As you know, for the most part, Raspberry Kids focuses on the 0-6 set but we do have a few offerings we think any mom would love. 
Funky florals, adorable animals, Eurochic panache, retro flair & electrifying collisions of color make espe an explosion of fashion, function & fun.

Fill Your Own Stainless Steel Bottles:

Whether you're working, getting fit, taking a relaxing stroll or cuddling with your cutie, local Vancouver mompreneur, Annette Yang's Fill Your Own stainless steel water bottles meet the needs of your lifestyle. 
Fun designs, created by Vancouver Artists, add style to every-day water bottles.

Dwellstudio & Dante Beatrix Diaper Totes:

I wish I had known about these companies when I first started toting around a diaper bag.  It was just that, a yucky canvas bag.  I could have looked way more chic with one of these totes.  While they still come with all the diaper bag qualities, the added bonus is that they look fantastic and noone will ever suspect you are carrying around wipes, cheerios & a thermometer in such a gorgeous hand bag.  The Dwell totes come with several matching accessories such as small &  large travel cases & bottle holders.
For the record, there is nothing wrong with treating yourself to a little something & since I already have 4 espe products & a Fill Your Own water bottle, my "something" will be a much needed pedicure at Vancouver's Som Visao spa who incidentally has some great specials on right now to celebrate their 1st anniversary.
spud! organic food delivery:

spud! is the only 100% carbon neutral online grocer that delivers organic, local and affordable produce and groceries right to your door. Sign up at and use promo code RASPBERRY to receive $25 off over your first 4 deliveries. ($5 off your first 3 orders, $10 off your 4th). Offer expires May 30, 2009.
In addition and as another thank you to our valued Raspberry Kids customers, all customers who place an order between May 1st and May 15th will be entered into a draw to receive a $50 spud! gift certificate! 
vote 4 raspberry kids!
Wee Welcome is sponsoring a contest called Parent Power & there is $20 000 in advertising & promotions up for grabs which has my hamsters working overtime just thinking about how amazing this would be for getting the word out about Raspberry Kids.
The following link will take you to the Raspberry Kids profile and from there you will need to register, login and then vote using the star rating system in the top left corner of the page (5 being the top rank).  Go to:
We are so grateful for all of the support and good wishes that keep coming our way and thank you in advance for giving Raspberry Kids a big thumbs up for this chance to win!

april giveaway: 
We are pleased to announce the winner of our April giveaway.  Jennifer won a set of our Creative Individual wall decals.  She chose the blue star collection.  Great choice and there are over 20 designs to choose from!

In May, all new Raspberry Patch subscribers (and our loyal existing subscribers of course!) will be entered to win
a boon bath toy of choice.

As always, you will receive a bonus entry for every person you forward our Raspberry Patch email to. 
this month's ootmob
What the heck is ootmob you ask?  It stands for "Out Of The Mouth Of Babes".  Each month we will feature a cute quote, question or quip from one of our Raspberry Patch newsletter subscribers.  Please email your submission to  If we feature your ootmob, you will receive a $25 raspberry kids gift card. 
Winning ootmob:  "Take 2 & call me in the Morning"
My 5 year old was helping me tend my headache & when I was pouring myself a glass of water; she reached over for the child safe bottle of Tylenol, & tried to open it. 
She said "Mommy, I can't open it!"
I explained to her that it has a child safe cap & only adults can open it.  She responded with "How does it know it is me?"
Congratulations to Sandra from Port Coquitlam who submitted this month's OOTMOB.  Sandra picks up a $25 Raspberry Kids gift card for her winning entry.
Thank you to everyone who submitted their ootmobs.  Keep the entries coming and maybe you could win next month.

More great prizes to win from Raspberry Kids!!!!
Don't forget to visit our blog as we have a very cool contest running where you could win an awesome bowling buddies set which is from a new range we are carrying called the Playful World.  These toys are all made using Fair Trade practices and the giveaway only runs until World Fair Trade day on May 9th, 2009 so get your entries in now!

Thank you for reading and have a fresh, healthy & fun day.  Today and every day,

Sue Sinclair
Chief Executive Mom
Fresh Picks

One fish, two fish, REDFISH

This Redfish Kids New Year's floral swing dress is  a stunning & versatile piece.  The gorgeous model, our daughter, Jamie has owned this dress for over a year & has worn it to several special occasions as well as for every day use.
Shown above with the fabulous Redfish Kids striped leggings.  
The philosophy that fuels the designs at Redfish Kids is courage - courage to express one's sense of individuality with a strong, confident voice - to live life with gusto!

Tips for Moms

Looking for stuff to do with the kids in Whistler? is an online family friendly directory for the Whistler, Pemberton & Squamish area.  This valuable resource features an events calendar, activities, programs, childcare, dining, shopping, services and much more for you & the kids to enjoy. 
Sign up for the Whistler4Kids newsletter to get monthly updates. 
I am excited to be speaking at the next momcafe event with Annemarie Templema-Kluit from Yoyomama on May 29th entitled "Moms are all a Twitter."  Register before May 15th and be entered to win fabulous chocolates from Mink Chocolates.

Word Up
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echos are endless.
Mother Teresa.



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