Here’s the mega list of small shops I love! From art, to kids toys and more there’s sure to be something for yourself or who you’re shopping for. Everyone on this list I have either bought from and love, or want to purchase from in the future! 

AUDIN ROY BOUTIQUE

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KIDS FELT FUN

Handmade felt toys for kids. We’ve own a few different toys from Rachelle and they’re all so well made and have lasted against three toddlers beautifully. Products include:

  • Finger puppets
  • Masks
  • Stuffies
  • Hair clips

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BRAVE NEW SOLES

MASKS AND SHOES

Once upon a time the twins were tiny babies and I stumbled upon Brave New Soles. I ended up with a pair of her shoes for each of the twins and I’m forever sad they outgrew them so fast because they were amazing! 

Note: currently shoes are on pause, but Adrianne is making masks! Follow on Instagram for updates on shoe availability. 

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CLARK AND BELL

ART PRINTS

I am forever amazed at the work Kyla does! Her prints are beautiful and her custom portraits are amazing. Products include:

  • Art prints
  • Custom minimalist family portraits
  • Mugs

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COLOUR ME KIDS

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CRAYONS

Helping kids of all skin colours express themselves through their diverse set of crayons, Colour Me Kids is the perfect gift. Bonus – a portion of every purchase goes towards education for underprivileged kids!

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CRYING OUT LOUD

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SELF CARE PRODUCTS

Formerly Lost + Found. 

Crying Out Loud is one of my favourite places to turn to when I need a self-care related purchase. If you’re in Toronto they do have a physical location as well! Products include:

  • Care packages 
  • Candles
  • Books
  • Clothing
  • Bath
  • and so so much more!

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DRAWINGS BY NICOLE

Nicole has written and illustrated a few of my favourite motherhood books. She’s also the mastermind behind my weird mom shirt! Her products include:

  • Books
  • Sunglasses 
  • T-shirts
  • Pins and stickers
  • and more!

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EARLY CHILDHOOD FUN 

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SENSORY PLAY KITS

Katie’s sensory play kits aren’t just beautiful, they’re the perfect option for gifts for kids! Each kit is an affordable rate and comes with everything you need for a fun sensory play set up. Themes include:

  • Holidays
  • Ocean creatures
  • Natural loose parts
  • Insect 
  • Unicorn
  • and more!

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EMPIRE MAKE SPACE

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MASKS

Empire Make Space wears a few hats: it’s currently a place to buy masks, it’s about to be a community sewing hub and it’ll become more as time goes on!

Current products are adult and kids masks made with deadstock and scrap fabrics – aka fabrics that are saved from landfill. We own a whole collection of her masks and I adore them!

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EVERYDAY HUSTLE

ETHICAL CLOTHING

Everyday Hustle is one of my favourite ethical clothing companies. Their pants are one of the comfiest ones I’ve ever owned and their jumpsuit has a buttflap! Their products include: 

  • Pants
  • Shirts
  • Jumpsuit
  • Adult and kid sizes  

Use THISMAMA10 for a discount at checkout.

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FELA AND FRIENDS

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HANDMADE DOLLS

These handmade dolls are so beautiful and I think about them often! Their collection comes in a variety of skin colours, meaning there’s a doll for everyone. 

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FRANC

 

ETHICAL CLOTHING

Franc is in my top five favourite ethical clothing companies. I have lived in my hoodie since the day I received it from them, their jumpsuit is super comfortable and I love my pink sweatpants! Their products include:

  • Pants
  • T-shirts
  • Hoodies
  • and more basics!

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GRANNY AND MUMMY

KIDS CLOTHING

Granny and Mummy is a kids clothing shop ran by a mother/daughter duo. We own grow with me pants for the twins and they’ve held up amazing through all the messy play, hanging out and park adventures. Products include:

  • Headbands
  • Cardigans
  • Pants
  • Beanies
  • and more!

Use BEINGTHISMAMA for a discount. 

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HERITAGE BABY DESIGNS

RING SLINGS

I’ll admit that I never became a huge ring sling person, but I did have one from Heritage Baby on hand for those moments I needed something quick and easy. Their slings are beautiful, soft and amazing quality.  

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HIP MOMMIES

BABY & TODDLER GOODS

Hip Mommies is my go-to store for baby and kid essentials. They’re a curated baby & toddler goods store that carry only the best brands that are guaranteed to be safe for your littles. Brands include: 

  • EZPZ
  • Green Beaver
  • Gathre
  • Doddle&Co
  • and more!

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JOEYBAND/SLEEPBELT

One of the main reasons I survived the NICU, breastfeeding twins in public and cuddling two babies at once was my Joeyband and Sleepbelt. They’re bands that aid in immediate skin to skin after birth, safe holding while you sit so you can be hands free while babe sleep, can provide breastfeeding support and more. 

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LE PETIT MARCHE

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KIDS FELT TOYS

Some of the most beautiful felt food you ever did see! Alana creates a little bit of everything and anything in her collection. Products include:

  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Pastries
  • Campfire set
  • Sushi
  • and more!

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LITTLE ZEN ONE

BABYWEARING GEAR

Little Zen One has been my go-to shop for everything baby wearing. Allie has curated the perfect collection of baby wearing gear and accessories. Brands include:

  • Tula
  • Didymos 
  • Integra
  • Beluga baby
  • and more! 

Use ASHLEIGH10 at checkout to save on your next carrier!

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LOVELY CHAOS WOODEN TOYS

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HANDMADE WOODEN TOYS

The kids love the set we have from Lovely Chaos and are always asking to play with the space pieces. They’re all handmade using 100% non-toxic materials! Products include:

  • Themed playsets
  • Loose parts pieces
  • Rainbows
  • and more!

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MAMA NEEDS A

FUNNY MOTHERHOOD BOOKS

Take has summed out how many of us feel about parenting in her two books:

  • Mama Needs A Drink
  • Mama Needs A Vacay

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MIMITENS

KIDS GLOVES AND BOOTIES

I bought Mimitens for the twins last year and I haven’t stopped recommending them ever since! We owned both gloves and booties. They’re ethically made, high quality and the sleeves help them stay up! Products are

  • Booties
  • Mittens
  • Masks

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MINIGEEKS

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KIDS CLOTHING

We’ve had grow with me style pants from Katy for the twins for over a year now and they still look and feel good as new. They’ve continued to grow with the twins and will definitely stay for another year! The fabric patterns will make all your nerdy dreams come true. Products include: 

  • Grow with me pants
  • Dresses
  • Hoodies
  • An underwear subscription
  • Adult and child sizes

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MJ THREE + CO

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ADULT WEAR

Raise your hand if you’re a hot mess mom! If you’re not it’s okay, there’s bound to be a shirt there for you anyways. Products include:

  • T-shirts
  • Sweaters
  • Fall flannels
  • Hats

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MODERN RASCALS

KIDS TOYS AND CLOTHING

Jana’s shop makes me drool on a regular basis. Between the fun and bright clothing, the wooden toys and the puppets I’m set for fun for the kids! Their products include: 

  • Wooden toys
  • Puppets
  • Kids clothing
  • Kids outerwear
  • Reusable items 

You can use BEINGTHISMAMA for a discount at Modern Rascals! 

Discount not valid on all items. One use per customer. 

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REVOL UNDIES

LEAKPROOF UNDERWEAR

Revol Undies is what every monthly bleeder needs – stylish, comfortable and absorbent leakproof underwear. They’re size inclusive, gender inclusive and ethically made! 

  • Medium and heavy flow options
  • Multiple styles
  • Up to size 5XL

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SECOND CIRCLES

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UPCYCLED ACCESSORIES

We have a family matching set of scrunchies from Ania and they’re awesome. They’ve got a perfect stretch, the quality is awesome and the best part is that they’re made from secondhand fabrics! Products include:

  • Scrunchies
  • Masks

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STEPHANIE CHINN ART

CUSTOM ARTWORK

I first fell in love with Steph’s work when she posted on a business feature thread in a Facebook group. With the option of buying one of her pieces or getting a custom piece done you’re sure to find something that works for you! Products include:

  • Cards
  • Illustrated prints
  • Shirts
  • Stickers
  • Digital custom illustrations 

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SWEETLY SEEMED

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UPCYCLED CLOTHING

Leah creates beautiful cropped shirts and sweaters out of secondhand clothing. Each piece comes with a matching scrunchie made from the same shirt!

Leah’s shirts are sold via her Instagram page. 

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STITCH ME KNOT

EMBROIDERY 

Jodi has created a few pieces for me and they’re amazing. The quality and detail are perfect! Her work includes:

  • Cross stitch family portraits
  • Custom embroidery and cross stitch pieces
  • Ready to buy pieces

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TERI CO. CANADA

 

PLAY MATS

I have loved these mats since the moment I laid my eyes on them. They’re created by the same mastermind behind Heritage Baby Designs! They’re vegan leather mats that come in two sizes:

  • Main mat (54″ x 54″)
  • Small Fry (14″ x 22″)

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THE GOOD KID CLOTHING CO

CLOTHING

I first fell in love with The Good Kid Clothing Company when one of their shirt designs popped up on Instagram. Their designs are always simple and original and the fabrics are so soft and cozy! Products include:

  • T-shirts
  • Sweaters
  • Baby onesies
  • Kids and adult sizes

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TINY AUTUMN SHOP

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HEADBANDS + HATS

I am low-key obsessed with Tracy’s headbands! I mainly wear the 3-in-1 style headbands as they’re both super comfortable and versatile. Her products include:

  • Different style headbands
  • Beanies
  • Both adult and kids sizes

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TINY TOY CO

RECYCLED TOYS

Tiny Toy Co is the perfect example of guilt-free toy shopping if you’re worried about the waste. Everything they sell is recycled – think old Happy Meal toys, bits and pieces from board games, unloved wooden loose parts, etc. Products include:

  • Loose parts 
  • Books
  • Games
  • STEM
  • and much more!

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WILD CANARY STUDIO

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WATERCOLOUR ART

Amy is, without any doubt, one of my favourite artists. Her work includes:

  • Custom paintings
  • Prints 
  • Temporary Tattoos
  • Cards

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