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Mama Beans Chewelry: The Jewelry You Chew On #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN

| November 27, 2017 | 14 Comments
Mama Beans Chewelry: The Jewelry You Chew On #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN

    Mama Beans Chewelry: The Jewelry You Chew On For those of you who have not yet heard of the “Chewelry” invention, you’re either living under a rock or you don’t have kids. Chewely, or rather, “jewelry you chew on,” is a rather new concept, but it’s not what I initially thought it was. […]

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Canadian Tire Offering FREE Ottawa Senators “Sensie” ~ Giveaway ~ CAN 12/03

| November 16, 2017 | 73 Comments
Canadian Tire Offering FREE Ottawa Senators “Sensie” ~ Giveaway ~ CAN 12/03

  Canadian Tire Offering FREE Ottawa Senators “Sensie”     What’s the best way for a Senators fan to show their team spirit? Ensuring their kids become lifelong fans, of course! Canadian Tire is giving Ottawa families a head start by helping turn local babies into the next generation of Sens fans with the brand […]

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Ride the Path with Polar Stroller Skis! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/10

| November 13, 2017 | 55 Comments
Ride the Path with Polar Stroller Skis! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/10

    Ride the Path with Polar Stroller Skis! Polar Stroller is a small family business (husband & wife team) in Calgary, who design and manufacture skis for strollers and bike trailers in Canada. They first designed their products for their own personal use, to be able to continue to enjoy winter walks with their […]

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Breast Isn’t Always Best: A Breastfeeding Failure

| September 27, 2017 | 9 Comments
Breast Isn’t Always Best: A Breastfeeding Failure

  Breast Isn’t Always Best: A Breastfeeding Failure     Breastfeeding: Nature’s way of making you feel like a maternal failure. Since the dawn of time, women have produced life-sustaining nourishment for their babies. This nourishment helps a baby grow, creates a bond between mother and baby, alleviates financial stressors, and is said to have […]

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Changing the Trend on Food and Beverage Marketing to Children

| June 9, 2017 | 10 Comments
Changing the Trend on Food and Beverage Marketing to Children

  Changing the Trend on Food and Beverage Marketing to Children       Did you know that children are being marketed to on a daily basis? This is especially true when it comes to the food they consume.  We all want what’s best for our children—especially when it comes to their health and nutrition. […]

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How to Get Your Kids’ Attention

How to Get Your Kids’ Attention

  How to Get Your Kids’ Attention It’s supper time, or time to get ready to go, or you just need to ask the kids something. Does this ever happen to you? *crickets* OK, they’re carrying on somewhere, and your attempts to reach them have been futile. What’s next? Holler louder? Go upstairs from room […]

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Deep Thoughts

Deep Thoughts

My little boy turned 6 today. I started this blog when he was 7 months old! After much arguing with his brother as to whether he classified as a Small kid or a Medium kid, I think it was confirmed that he is now officially Medium. That brain is always going on my Medium son. […]

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Kids & Company Giveaway ~ Childcare, Birthday Party or Camp ~ Ottawa Area 03/31

| February 27, 2017 | 17 Comments
Kids & Company Giveaway ~ Childcare, Birthday Party or Camp ~ Ottawa Area 03/31

  Kids & Company, proudly Canadian provides high-quality child care and early learning in almost 100 locations across Canada in the United States. Care ranges from full-time, flexible part-time, emergency back-up, and/or camp programs in an innovative and stimulating environment.   Children participate in a variety of proprietary learning and physical activity programs, and enjoy […]

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Blankaroo Baby: Quality Kids Clothes Made in Ottawa #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN

| February 22, 2017 | 53 Comments
Blankaroo Baby: Quality Kids Clothes Made in Ottawa #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN

 Blankaroo Baby: Quality Kids Clothes Made in Ottawa One of my goals this year was to be a more conscious consumer, especially when it comes to clothing for my family and I. In short, no more “fast fashion”, purchasing our clothing either from small businesses or second-hand instead. That’s one of the reasons I was […]

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Snuggle Bugz Celebrates its Grand Opening in Kanata!

| January 24, 2017 | 2 Comments
Snuggle Bugz Celebrates its Grand Opening in Kanata!

  Hush little baby don’t say a word… Mommy’s going to buy you everything you need at the brand new Snuggle Bugz store in Kanata! Anyone who’s a parent knows that with a child comes not only great responsibility, but a great many things to buy for as well. Notably strollers, car seats, baby gear, bath, diapering and […]

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21 Winter Family Fun Events and Activities Around Ottawa

| January 11, 2017 | 13 Comments
21 Winter Family Fun Events and Activities Around Ottawa

The longer, colder days are making way for the change of the season! Winter is here! Just because the temperatures are dropping doesn’t mean that you and your family have to be stuck inside during winter. The Ottawa-Gatineau region has plenty of events and activities to get you to enjoy the coldest of seasons! Here […]

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Big Boots

| January 4, 2017 | 5 Comments
Big Boots

Purchasing footwear for kids is always a great reminder of how fast kids are growing. “I can’t believe it,” we say as they tromp around in their new boots.  Well, believe it. They had these adorable little round kid boots last year, and now they have these giant monster truck-tire jobbies with velcro (bought from […]

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Family Game Night

| December 29, 2016 | 10 Comments
Family Game Night

We have a decent collection of board games, mostly from the days when we’d get together with friends for “game nights”. Nowadays, Hubs and I occasionally enjoy a game of Dominion or Lost Cities when we go wild and try something other than Netflix.   Board games are fun. We look forward to playing many […]

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Candy Cane Problems

| December 21, 2016 | 5 Comments
Candy Cane Problems

I can’t unwrap a candy cane without breaking them. Who cares, right? Tastes the same. Not to kids, it doesn’t. It tastes like minty disappointment. There’s no greater ruiner than she who was entrusted with a new candy cane and broke it, and no one more insulted than he whose brother managed to get an […]

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Who Lights Your Path?

| November 15, 2016 | 9 Comments
Who Lights Your Path?

  Who Lights Your Path? My bedroom is dark. The only light is coming from the muted baby monitor on my bedside table flashing red. My early riser is yelling her protest. She is ready to begin this day, even though the moon and stars outside my window suggest it is still night. I pull […]

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Quick Tips Before Choosing Your Child’s Next Set of Toys

| November 14, 2016 | 6 Comments
Quick Tips Before Choosing Your Child’s Next Set of Toys

Quick Tips Before Choosing Your Child’s Next Set of Toys     Many parents often seem to forget what kid’s educational toys are for, only buying as little as possible for their children or even relying on tablets to do the job. Playing is actually the “work” of childhood – it’s their way of acquiring […]

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Three Out of the Box Nursery Ideas for New Moms on a Budget

| October 20, 2016 | 5 Comments
Three Out of the Box Nursery Ideas for New Moms on a Budget

  Three Out of the Box Nursery Ideas for New Moms on a Budget As you count down toward your due date, preparing your home for a new baby might be the last thing on your mind. While we understand the need to baby-proof our homes, often over-looked is the importance of a safe, secure […]

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A New Way to Access Care Providers

| October 4, 2016 | 5 Comments
A New Way to Access Care Providers

  When you’re trying to hire a nanny, a babysitter, or housekeeper, or elder care provider, where do you turn? For most families, the days of putting a notice in the newspapers are long gone, and many go online to find help. The abundance of options available on the Internet is both a blessing and […]

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Baby Gift Shopping Made Easy with Best Buy! #BestBuyBaby

| October 3, 2016 | 3 Comments
Baby Gift Shopping Made Easy with Best Buy! #BestBuyBaby

  Gift shopping for a baby shower is something I LOVE doing! I am getting something special for amazing friends and family members, and the items I am choosing from is adorable. One problem I encounter when going out to buy a baby gift is where to start. I was surprised to find out that […]

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Be Baby Ready with Products from Best Buy! #BestBuyBaby #Giveaway ~ CAN 10/21

| September 22, 2016 | 134 Comments
Be Baby Ready with Products from Best Buy! #BestBuyBaby #Giveaway ~ CAN 10/21

Babies. Whether it is the start of a new family or a new addition to an established one, they are an anticipated event a family looks forward to happening. There are so many things new parents have to think about when getting ready for their new bundle of joy. This list can become exhaustive for […]

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Listening Skills

| September 13, 2016 | 5 Comments
Listening Skills

Kids have selective hearing. I don’t know how many times I’ve practically had a bullhorn in the kids’ faces and can’t get their attention… but boy, talk about bat-like hearing whenever I’m saying something that’s not as kid-friendly. Next time I need their attention, I’ll just mutter a few swears. Or something about butts.

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DISNEY STORE CELEBRATES ITS GRAND OPENING IN OTTAWA!

| September 8, 2016 | 7 Comments
DISNEY STORE CELEBRATES ITS GRAND OPENING IN OTTAWA!

What is it about Disney that makes you feel like you magically returned to your childhood? I’m not sure if any of you remember when there used to be a Disney store at Rideau Centre back in the 90’s.  I was a teenager at the time, but that did not stop me from venturing into that store with […]

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Let Baby Drift to Sleep with Peaceful Panda #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 09/30

| September 1, 2016 | 77 Comments
Let Baby Drift to Sleep with Peaceful Panda #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 09/30

    Let Baby Drift to Sleep with Peaceful Panda We received the Peaceful Panda from Cloud b on the first day that I was at home alone with my 2.5 year old daughter and my 2 week old son. Talk about good timing! I really thought that this adorable plush would only be useful […]

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Staying Calm in the Midst of Kid Chaos

| August 29, 2016 | 5 Comments
Staying Calm in the Midst of Kid Chaos

    Staying Calm in the Midst of Kid Chaos For most moms, life is hectic. Shuffling kids today care, school, sports; running to the grocery store; making breakfast, lunch, and dinner; not to mention making a living. Stress abounds, and it is very difficult to keep your cool when your daughter is crying because […]

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