Summer has arrived in Toronto at last, with plenty of long sunny days and warmer evenings ahead. For new parents, this means plenty of places to go and things to see with little ones in tow. Here are a few suggestions – some locally based — on how to navigate the warmer months with style and ease. You wear your hometown pride on your sleeve, so to speak. Now your mini can too. Locally designed and produced Bébé Fête is perfect for little boys and girls with just the right amount of street cred.
Iâ€™d love to be the person that can say that there are no picky eaters in my house, but Iâ€™d be lying. When it comes to breakfast, I prioritize healthier options (that donâ€™t sacrifice flavour â€“ so yeah, perhaps Iâ€™m a little high maintenance). But some days, I only feel like I have time for a superfood coffee or a protein bar, which isnâ€™t always as satisfying as Iâ€™d like.
And yes, while everything has been different since then, I should note that my husband and I are still very much the same people with the same interests that we had before we had our son. Itâ€™s almost like I find becoming parents was for us, and I am sure many others, is like finding an an additional room inside a house that you have never seen before; one that is beautiful, magical, and becomes the most important to you â€“ but everything else is still there.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".