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3 Tips to Make Pool Safety Cool This Summer!

| May 16, 2017 | 14 Comments
3 Tips to Make Pool Safety Cool This Summer!

  3 Tips to Make Pool Safety Cool This Summer! Summer is here! The temperature is finally rising and your family can’t wait to dive into pool season to start to cool off. Wait a minute! Enjoying life by the pool can be fun, but are you and your family aware of the safety you […]

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Step Up Your Spring/Summer Wardrobe with Sears Canada! #GotItAtSears

| April 26, 2017 | 4 Comments
Step Up Your Spring/Summer Wardrobe with Sears Canada! #GotItAtSears

Step Up Your Spring/Summer Wardrobe with Sears Canada! With spring blooming in Canada’s capital, the dark colours of winter are making way for the bright and bold looks for the warmer seasons. Playful prints, polka dots, and pinstripes are some of the looks to seek for Spring/ Summer 2017, and Sears Canada is a fabulous […]

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Hawaiian Sea Foam Punch (Virgin) Recipe

| August 12, 2016 | 10 Comments
Hawaiian Sea Foam Punch (Virgin) Recipe

    Hawaiian Sea Foam Punch (Virgin) Have you ever attended a birthday party and noticed the punch that looked like it had foam over the top of it? Or even the punch that has huge ice cream balls in it? They all look so delicious to me and they are always so refreshing. One […]

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15 Frozen Summer Treats

| August 5, 2016 | 7 Comments
15 Frozen Summer Treats

  15 Frozen Summer Treats I remember when my kids were little, we would always walk to the corner store and let them pick out their favorite ice cream. Some days they would pick out a fruity popsicle, and other days they would pick out a chocolate sundae cone. Now that they are older, it […]

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10 Summertime Popsicle Recipe Ideas

| July 29, 2016 | 9 Comments
10 Summertime Popsicle Recipe Ideas

  10 Summertime Popsicle Recipe Ideas Recently, my kids surprised me with a Zoku. This is one amazing little machine. If you do not know what a Zoku is, it’s a frozen treat maker. You place the gadget in the freezer and let it freeze, usually about four to seven hours depending on your freezer. […]

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4 Summertime Essentials with Boiron Canada #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 08/22

| July 21, 2016 | 70 Comments
4 Summertime Essentials with Boiron Canada #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 08/22

Summer is the time of the year when you and your family want to spend as much time as possible getting outside and exploring what the outdoors has to offer. My family is no exception. Whether we are in our backyard or we are on the road, there could be times when the unexpected happens. […]

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How To Prevent the Summer Grade Slide

| July 19, 2016 | 11 Comments
How To Prevent the Summer Grade Slide

  How To Prevent the Summer Grade Slide Schools out for summer! But come September, Teachers across the country will be completing their initial baseline assessment for their new class, detailing the children’s level of understanding, comparing it to the last teachers report just a short couple of months ago and finding they don’t quite […]

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Your Children Deserve the World’s Safest Trampolines

| June 30, 2016 | 8 Comments
Your Children Deserve the World’s Safest Trampolines

    Your Children Deserve the World’s Safest Trampolines Trampolines are a popular outdoor sporting equipment for many families in Canada. Before purchasing a trampoline, however, parents want a safe trampoline that will guarantee minimal injuries to playing children. Child safety experts estimate that about 15% of children using a trampoline get injured. Common accidents […]

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21 Summer Family Fun Events and Activities in Ottawa

| June 16, 2016 | 3 Comments
21 Summer Family Fun Events and Activities in Ottawa

  Summer is here! With the warmer weather finally arriving, more festivals and activities are being held all over the City of Ottawa and its surrounding areas for families to be a part of. Here is a list of summer family fun events and activities in Ottawa for you and your family to attend and […]

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Paper Roll Butterfly Craft

| June 10, 2016 | 14 Comments
Paper Roll Butterfly Craft

Now that my little ones are old enough to start to reach out and explore the world around them, they have been in awe over how spring has sprung around our backyard and our neighbourhood. They love nature and are always wanting to reach out and touch everything they can. I was wondering what we […]

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Kids Can Sprout and Play in Peekaboo Beans! #PlayingWithPB

| June 1, 2016 | 12 Comments
Kids Can Sprout and Play in Peekaboo Beans! #PlayingWithPB

  Peekaboo Beans Summer 2016 Collection    Since winter has pretty much rolled into summer in my neck of the woods, my other half are beginning to scramble to make sure they have the right clothing. We want to make sure they are comfortable in this warm weather, yet not grow out of the pieces so […]

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Splash into Summer with Zuru Bunch O Balloons! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 06/13

| May 12, 2016 | 77 Comments
Splash into Summer with Zuru Bunch O Balloons! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 06/13

The days are getting longer and warmer, so you know what that means: summer is on its way! There are some days during the summer when you want to have a quick cool-off to beat the heat. Zuru Bunch O Balloons asked us to review their Rapid Fill 3 Pack and Launcher Set as well as […]

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Amazing Outdoor Oasis Wish List Items

| February 10, 2016 | 3 Comments
Amazing Outdoor Oasis Wish List Items

Snow. Ice. Slush. Rain. All of these things are already making me long for the days when I can enjoy my outdoor oasis without having to worry about slipping or getting wet. Though our backyard is a great place to play with our kids, we can only spend short periods of time outside.     […]

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Splash and Play All Day with MyMayu Rain Boots! – Review and Giveaway! CAN 10/19

| September 24, 2015 | 53 Comments
Splash and Play All Day with MyMayu Rain Boots! – Review and Giveaway! CAN 10/19

Fall is here! Accompanying the shorter, cooler days is the rain. My kids live for days like these! Finding a puddle to splash and muck about in is the goal of a rainy day outing with my little ones, but it is not as fun to do when their clunky rain boots weigh them down […]

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Where to Purchase Local Honey in Ottawa

| September 7, 2015 | 9 Comments
Where to Purchase Local Honey in Ottawa

  We wrote a previous article about why you need more honey in your life. Honey is so beneficial to our health, so why not bring the family to one of these local farms and make it a family fun time at the farm! Local Honey Sources: Ottawa (South Ottawa) Apple Hill Fruit Farm – Honey (retail), Honey (wholesale), […]

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Imagination Takes Flight with The Rag & Bone Theatre – A Review

| August 27, 2015 | 6 Comments
Imagination Takes Flight with The Rag & Bone Theatre – A Review

Live theatre in the outdoors are a favourite activity for people to attend during the summer. It is especially great for kids because they are not in an enclosed space and they are getting some fresh air while being entertained. The Odyssey Theatre’s Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre holds matinée performances each year to give […]

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Summer Workouts and a Healthy Chip Recipe!

| August 24, 2015 | 20 Comments
Summer Workouts and a Healthy Chip Recipe!

I’m always looking for healthy alternatives to our favourite foods.  I’ve tried a few different options to mimic that satisfying crunch that the mighty chip provides us.  After recently foregoing the deep fried chip version, my search went into full swing.   One of my favourite go to options in the kale chip.  Find my […]

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Love Under the Stars with The Odyssey Theatre! – A Review

| August 20, 2015 | 5 Comments
Love Under the Stars with The Odyssey Theatre! – A Review

      Get ready for a evening of wonder and delight as The Odyssey Theatre celebrates its 30th anniversary this summer! They opened their Theatre Under the Stars performances with a series of three plays entitled Things We Do For Love: A Spanish Night of Theatre, directed by Laurie Steven.  This year’s performances run […]

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3 No-Fail Summer Boredom Busters

| August 17, 2015 | 9 Comments
3 No-Fail Summer Boredom Busters

August already! So, has the infamous “Summer Boredom” set in? I know it applies to school-aged kids, but I still see it in my newsfeed often. What do do when the kids complain that they’re bored while home for the summer? My kids are only 2.5 and 4, but I wanted to offer you some […]

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Buying and Selling Items Made Easy with VarageSale!

| August 12, 2015 | 12 Comments
Buying and Selling Items Made Easy with VarageSale!

Every few months, my other half likes to lighten the load of things in our home. Since there are five members of our family, it is easy to accumulate a lot of items in a short amount of time. You know, shoes, toys and devices that we either outgrow or no longer use.     […]

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Summer Essentials Giveaway for Women from Church & Dwight ~ CAN 09/22

| August 10, 2015 | 90 Comments
Summer Essentials Giveaway for Women from Church & Dwight ~ CAN 09/22

Summer is such a fun time of the year with the kids being out of school! Each summer, we tend to have two to three getaways during the months of July and August. For the last 2 years, we have headed out to the States visiting Syracuse and Lake Placid, but this year we decided to […]

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5 Natural Solutions for Poison Ivy

5 Natural Solutions for Poison Ivy

Contact with poison ivy leads to itchy, fluid filled pimples on the skin.  This blistering red rash is very unpleasant for kids.  One of the key things to teach your children is how to identify what poison ivy looks like and to obey signs that warn of poison ivy  in order to minimize their risk […]

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Fresh Peach Ice Tea Recipe

| August 7, 2015 | 17 Comments
Fresh Peach Ice Tea Recipe

When I was little, I use to beg my parents to take me to a local store that served the best peach milkshakes around. It became a tradition on every Sunday to visit and get a peach milkshake. The store and the sweet old lady that ran it is no longer around. However, not all […]

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Easy No Churn Funfetti Cake Batter Ice Cream

| July 31, 2015 | 13 Comments
Easy No Churn Funfetti Cake Batter Ice Cream

  While I do love making ice cream the old-fashioned way, it is just a ton of work. When my kids were little they loved helping me make ice cream and they felt great knowing they needed it. Now that we are all getting older, we prefer the instant gratification type of things. We still […]

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