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Ditch Diapers Easier with the Pull-Ups® Potty Partnership Toolkit! #PottyPartnership #Giveaway CAN 07/25

| June 21, 2016 | 79 Comments
Ditch Diapers Easier with the Pull-Ups® Potty Partnership Toolkit! #PottyPartnership #Giveaway CAN 07/25

Ditch Diapers Easier with the Pull-Ups® Potty Partnership Toolkit! Potty training. It is a milestone in a child’s life that parents look on with fondness and with a bit of frustration. Each of my kids had a different experience with learning how to use the potty, so we had to use different approaches to get […]

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Once Upon A Time

| June 20, 2016 | 11 Comments
Once Upon A Time

  Once Upon A Time Telling stories is a peaceful, magical way to create special moments with our children. Whether it is at bedtime or on a rainy day, I believe every parent can and should take the time to tell a story. With an open mind and a bit of imagination, we can create […]

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How to Raise Confident, Healthy, Happy Children

| June 14, 2016 | 14 Comments
How to Raise Confident, Healthy, Happy Children

Do you want your child to live a life filled with joy, meaning, health and purpose? Who doesn’t want that for their kids?! What about for yourself? Here is the twist about parenting – in order for our children to live a life full of joy, meaning, health and purpose, we have to demonstrate it by living […]

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Cetaphil Baby Search Contest #CetaphilBabyBathtime and Giveaway ~ CAN 07/11

| June 8, 2016 | 69 Comments
Cetaphil Baby Search Contest #CetaphilBabyBathtime and Giveaway ~ CAN 07/11

Bath time is a fun time for both babies and parents For babies, it is a time of discovery and fun! They are learning what water is and what they can do in and with this substance. For parents, it is a time to guide your child through this experience and to give them the […]

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“Now, Get One with Me In It”

“Now, Get One with Me In It”

This is the scenario I envision when my kids look back at our family pictures in future years. It’s because, like many moms, I am always the one taking the picture. I love taking pictures. Everything around me looks beautiful or adorable or hilarious; something that we’ll want to look at fondly later. So I’m […]

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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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Your Whole World Is On Your Shoulders

| May 31, 2016 | 6 Comments
Your Whole World Is On Your Shoulders

  Your Whole World is on Your Shoulders Now that your little one is born, you’re learning what putting baby first means to your body. While prioritizing your child is normal, taking care of your health is equally important. Let’s face it – lifting an infant several times a day is hard work, and can […]

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The Boys and the Beanie Boos

The Boys and the Beanie Boos

The Boys and the Beanie Boos I love it when kids show their caring and nurturing side– boys as well as girls. Though girls are often the ones seen more readily cradling and tucking in their toys/remote control/produce, boys have it in them, too. (And, also, future potential dads and whatnot, so let’s encourage it). […]

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Celebrating Sophie la girafe 55th Birthday ~ Giveaway CAN 05/25

| May 13, 2016 | 59 Comments
Celebrating Sophie la girafe 55th Birthday ~ Giveaway CAN 05/25

  On May 25 will be Sophie la girafe’s birthday!  The most famous toy in the world for babies, over 50 million Sophie la girafe all-natural baby teethers have been sold since 1961, A classic shower gift, Sophie had long been a fixture in nurseries for 55 years. As per Sophie la girafe official website:  That is why […]

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Start Learning Early with VTech! #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 05/23

| April 19, 2016 | 65 Comments
Start Learning Early with VTech! #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 05/23

There are so many ways to get younger children learning. One way my kids love learning is through play. At my home, we make learning into games so it is fun for them to retain what they are picking up and to retain. I was asked to see if my kids wanted to continue their […]

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Drift Off to Sleep with Cloud b Toys #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 05/16

| April 15, 2016 | 73 Comments
Drift Off to Sleep with Cloud b Toys #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 05/16

Bedtime can be a hard time for parents and kids alike! Some kids are afraid of the dark or are night hawks, making night time a long event kids and parents dread. Cloud b understands this issue and has created sensory toys to make bedtime a more peaceful and magical experience. I was asked to […]

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“Ten Minutes Earlier” and Blog Out Loud 2016 #Ottawa

“Ten Minutes Earlier” and Blog Out Loud 2016 #Ottawa

OK, so if you read my last post, you know the Bros are all about their stuffed buddies these days (which includes, but is not limited to, Beanie Boos). These stuffies often want to join us on outings. This makes getting out the door even more efficient, she said sarcastically, as the kids scramble to […]

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Attack of the Kleenex

Attack of the Kleenex

Attack of the Kleenex 6 a.m…. a sweet little hand reaches out in the dark: “Here you go, Mama.” “What is it?” “Boogie.” “AAAGGG” I couldn’t let the winter go by without making another cartoon involving kids and their colds. I did it the last two years, after all. I don’t know why little kids […]

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Learning Goes 3D with Prismland! #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 04/25

| March 24, 2016 | 43 Comments
Learning Goes 3D with Prismland! #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 04/25

When it comes to learning, children are like sponges. They pick on everything they see and are told, and they can retain it. My younger children are 3 and 4 years-old, so they are constantly asking us questions about, well, EVERTYHING! We are now teaching them to read and simple math. When Prismland asked my […]

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10 Fun & Create Easter Egg Craft Ideas

| March 11, 2016 | 7 Comments
10 Fun & Create Easter Egg Craft Ideas

  10 Fun & Create Easter Egg Craft Ideas DIY Easter eggs are such a great way to bring the whole family together by making a craft. There are lots of different ways to make the eggs colorful without sticking to a traditional purchased kit. You can use buttons, chalk, dye, stained glass, stickers, markers, paint or […]

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Popularity of Toys

| February 16, 2016 | 6 Comments
Popularity of Toys

As a birthday approaches, I wonder how popular the gifts we picked will be. Apparently the magnetic tiles we got are played with every day by kids of bloggers everywhere, and I can attest that they have been a hit in real life. We got a gym mat from IKEA so the kids can wrassle […]

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15 Family Day Weekend Activities Around Ottawa!

| February 4, 2016 | 4 Comments
15 Family Day Weekend Activities Around Ottawa!

  15 Family Day Weekend Activities Around Ottawa in 2016! Get ready Ottawa! Many of the schools in the city are gearing up for a 4-day weekend to celebrating Family Day! No plans for this weekend? No problem! We have you covered with our guide of things to do and see around the city to […]

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Walks

| January 13, 2016 | 5 Comments
Walks

It’s been awhile since I sat down to draw a cartoon. Since the move, my tablet’s been in bubble wrap until now.  One of the things I like about our new neighbourhood is all the walking and bike paths. I love walking and have always walked on my own or with company for exercise or […]

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Sixth Annual Bare Bottoms Diaper Drive #CoverOurButts

| December 23, 2015 | 5 Comments
Sixth Annual Bare Bottoms Diaper Drive #CoverOurButts

CHANGING DIAPERS CHANGES LIVES     Sixth Annual Bare Bottoms Diaper Drive aims to cover 10,000 bottoms by 2016 Well Ottawa, it’s that time of year again. Tis’ the season to drop a load….of diapers. The sixth annual Bare Bottoms Diaper Drive is currently underway with hopes of raising 10,000 diapers by 2016 for struggling […]

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Have Multi-Purposed Fun with Chewigem™ – Review and Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/22

| December 1, 2015 | 12 Comments
Have Multi-Purposed Fun with Chewigem™ – Review and Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/22

My kids like fun toys and products that they can use that safe and can help solve a problem. It is also great to have products that are multi-purposed, so they can be used in more than one way around our home. That is why I was happy to review products from Chewigem™. I received […]

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5 Tourist Attractions to Visit in Montebello #OutaouaisFun

| November 24, 2015 | 9 Comments
5 Tourist Attractions to Visit in Montebello #OutaouaisFun

Montebello is located in the Papineau Regional County Municipality of Western Quebec in the Outaouais region. It’s about 45 minutes north-east of Ottawa. I had the pleasure of visiting this picturesque city with my family this summer and would like to share my 5 favourite attractions to visit in Montebello.     ChocoMotive ChocoMotive is an artisanal […]

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Let Kids Relax and Imagine with The Bodhi Tree and Stacey – Review and Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/20

| November 16, 2015 | 16 Comments
Let Kids Relax and Imagine with The Bodhi Tree and Stacey – Review and Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/20

My kids can be, well, a bit rambunctious. They like to get outside and run around, exploring the world in front of them. They are also captivated by all of the sights and sounds around them when they are out and about at school or when running errands with me. Since they are 4 and […]

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Bring Home Disney Frozen: The Enchanted Guide This Holiday Season! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/14

| November 5, 2015 | 74 Comments
Bring Home Disney Frozen: The Enchanted Guide This Holiday Season! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/14

The holidays are just around the corner, and the long lists to Santa are beginning to be written. One gift that is great to give to kids are books. Kids can learn and be taken to magical worlds of imagination for hours on end. DK Canada has a 2015 Gift Book Boutique with books that […]

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Fall Decor

| October 28, 2015 | 3 Comments
Fall Decor

In the effort to keep things minimal while we’ve been trying to keep our house looking show-ready, I didn’t do any of my usual fall decorating this year. Other years, this usually includes a runner with spider-web motif, metallic pumpkin, and the clichéd decorative farmers-markety gourds. Faux-fall foliage wreath on the door, that sort of […]

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