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

| February 27, 2017 | 0 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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Clair’s Adventures: That Time at the Zoo – A Book Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 03/31

| February 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
Clair’s Adventures: That Time at the Zoo – A Book Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 03/31

Clair’s Adventures: That Time at the Zoo      That Time at the Zoo is a newly released children’s book by Marilyn Green, a Board Certified Assistant Behaviour Analyst, mother, and well-known blogger from Ottawa. The book is about a little girl named Clair and an adventure she and her mother have at the zoo. […]

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7 Ideas to Spend Valentine’s Day with Your Kids #LoveHallmarkCA ~ Giveaway CAN 02/20

| February 10, 2017 | 32 Comments
7 Ideas to Spend Valentine’s Day with Your Kids #LoveHallmarkCA ~ Giveaway CAN 02/20

    7 Ideas to Spend Valentine’s Day with Your Kids Valentine’s Day is not just for couples; it’s for everyone. Kids especially enjoy this holiday because it gives them a chance to say how much they love you in fun ways. Kids love sharing cards with friends but they also enjoy doing something special […]

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Top 10 Things to Do on Valentine’s Day

| February 3, 2017 | 5 Comments
Top 10 Things to Do on Valentine’s Day

  Top 10 Things to Do on Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day is a great time to show the special people in your life how much they mean to you. In addition to or in place of buying candy and flowers, get out of the house and go somewhere special. There are many ways for couples […]

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Hooray for Dad

| January 25, 2017 | 2 Comments
Hooray for Dad

Today is Hubs’s birthday, I thought today would be a good day to express my appreciation for something in particular that he brings to our family. Namely, he has a nonexistent threshold for the kid activities for which I have about two minutes of patience/interest, such as wrestling and snowball fights. I don’t know how […]

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21 Winter Family Fun Events and Activities Around Ottawa

| January 11, 2017 | 12 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 | 4 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 | 9 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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The “Sugar High” Myth

| December 20, 2016 | 4 Comments
The “Sugar High” Myth

Candy-filled Halloween was not long ago, yet we’re already into the Christmas cookie season. Given that, I have a fun fact for you: Did you know that the “sugar high” is not a thing? I admittedly sometimes feel skeptical, especially on Halloween night, spending a good hour being mauled by my two rowdy, KitKat-filled post-trick-or-treaters […]

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Raising Independent Learners

| December 13, 2016 | 7 Comments
Raising Independent Learners

Raising Independent Learners As parents, we all want our kids to succeed. Sometimes that means helping with their homework – but too much help may do more harm than good. It can be a nightly struggle to get our kids to buckle down and complete their homework, so helping them get it done seems only […]

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40 Fun Christmas Crafts for Kids

| December 12, 2016 | 8 Comments
40 Fun Christmas Crafts for Kids

    Are you running out of ideas for Christmas crafts to do with your kids? You will find below 40 fun and unusual Christmas crafts you can make with the family! You will certainly find a few that you have never created before! Merry Christmas!! 40 Fun Christmas Crafts for Kids Yarn Tree via […]

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All About Elf on a Shelf, Should You Do It For Your Children?

| December 5, 2016 | 10 Comments
All About Elf on a Shelf, Should You Do It For Your Children?

  All About Elf on a Shelf, Should You Do It For Your Children?   If you’ve never heard of Elf on a Shelf, you are missing out on a fun, family friendly Christmas tradition for the holidays. What is Elf on a Shelf you ask? Elf on a Shelf was created with the idea […]

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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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Pop Fun into the Holidays with Poppit! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/16

| November 10, 2016 | 59 Comments
Pop Fun into the Holidays with Poppit! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/16

Pop Fun into the Holidays with Poppit! My other half loves to bake. The kids love being with him in the kitchen to help him bake up a storm and create some sweet treats for the family to enjoy. They are full of smiles when adding ingredients to a delicious dessert and watching it bake […]

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Sleep Well for the Holidays with Cloud b Toys! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/16

| November 9, 2016 | 79 Comments
Sleep Well for the Holidays with Cloud b Toys! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/16

Bedtime can be tough some nights at my house. The kids are either overtired because of a long school day, or are too excited from a fun family day or movie night. They have plenty of snuggle toys, but some nights, they are not even enough to get them to go to sleep. Cloud b […]

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Snuggle Up and Have Fun with Nameable Gifts! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/16

| November 1, 2016 | 80 Comments
Snuggle Up and Have Fun with Nameable Gifts! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/16

The gift of comfort is always a welcome one for kids, especially during the holiday season. Having this kind of gift unique personalize makes a gift even more special. Nameable Gifts asked me if I could review their personalized Mermaid and Shark Tail Blankets to see if my kids would love to snuggle and have […]

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Score Big This Hockey Season #ChurchAndDwight #Giveaway ~ 11/07

| October 17, 2016 | 68 Comments
Score Big This Hockey Season #ChurchAndDwight #Giveaway ~ 11/07

When you start hearing about about skates, helmets and tournaments – oh my, it must be hockey season! My son started playing house league hockey when he was 5 years old and stopped when he was 15. My husband also volunteered as an assistant coach and helped the players improve their hockey skills while having fun on […]

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3 Fabulous Fall Books with DK Canada! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 11/18

| October 13, 2016 | 51 Comments
3 Fabulous Fall Books with DK Canada! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 11/18

For some people, fall is a season full of colour and wonder. For others, it is a time to escape the cool and wet weather it brings by staying indoors. One way to entertain yourself while staying away from the elements is by reading a great book. DK Canada has a large variety of titles […]

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Gear Up to Attend the Maker Faire! #MFO16

| October 10, 2016 | 7 Comments
Gear Up to Attend the Maker Faire! #MFO16

Love putting things together or have a creative spirit? If this sounds like you or someone you know, you should get geared up and attend the Maker Faire! It takes place on October 15-16, 2016 at the Aberdeen Pavilion on Exhibition Way from 10 am to 5 pm.     Maker Faire is the Greatest […]

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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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If You Give a Kid Some Tape…

| October 4, 2016 | 7 Comments
If You Give a Kid Some Tape…

Do you have a maker kid at your house? I do! The good people at Dollarama probably recognize me as the one always buying armloads of masking tape. No toy can compare to the endless possibilities of tape. I recently had to take apart a pirate ship made of two dining room chairs held together […]

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Yummy and Fun Snacks for Back-To-School with Mott’s Fruitsations +Veggie #Review

| September 28, 2016 | 9 Comments
Yummy and Fun Snacks for Back-To-School with Mott’s Fruitsations +Veggie #Review

All of the kids in our family are (finally) attending school! One of the big things my other half and I worry about where back-to-school shopping is concerned is that they are eating well while at school. We want to make sure they are enjoying what they are snacking on so they are happy and […]

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Adventure and Fun Awaits with the VTech Kidizoom® Smartwatch DX! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 10/14

| September 15, 2016 | 69 Comments
Adventure and Fun Awaits with the VTech Kidizoom® Smartwatch DX! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 10/14

Just because school is back in session does not mean that the fun has to end for kids! We try to get our kids outside and going on fun adventures, whether it be on their bikes, at the park or in our own back yard. They have also been bitten by the technology bug, so […]

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