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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 | 9 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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Kids Can Sing and Play with the Sing-A-Ma-Lings! #Review #Giveaway CAN 10/14

| September 14, 2016 | 48 Comments
Kids Can Sing and Play with the Sing-A-Ma-Lings! #Review #Giveaway CAN 10/14

Music is a big part of life in our home. My kids love listening and singing to music. They can do it all day long if they could. When trying to come up with gift idea for our kids for special occasions, we give them at one toy or item that is musical. When we […]

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3 Books of Discovery with DK Canada! #Review #Giveaway CAN 10/07

| September 13, 2016 | 63 Comments
3 Books of Discovery with DK Canada! #Review #Giveaway CAN 10/07

Books have always been a means of escape for my family. We are able to travel to lands near and far by picking a title from our home library. Whether it is fiction or non-fiction, DK Canada has made reading for our family a realm of discovery we are enchanted by whenever we flip through […]

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Fall Family Activities Around Ottawa #MyOttawa

| September 9, 2016 | 13 Comments
Fall Family Activities Around Ottawa #MyOttawa

Fall is here! Just because the days are becoming shorter and cooler does not mean the fun in Ottawa has come to an end! There are plenty of fun autumn activities happening in and around the city for you and your family to enjoy! We have put together a list of some of events and […]

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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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Finding Your Individual Style is Key to #LiveJustice! #Review #Giveaway CAN 10/07

| September 7, 2016 | 95 Comments
Finding Your Individual Style is Key to #LiveJustice! #Review #Giveaway CAN 10/07

One of the toughest parts about getting ready for Back-to-School is taking my kids shopping for items that they have outgrown. We have to plan out our shopping trips so that we go to various different stores so they can find pieces that suit each of their different style preferences. This year, I thought I […]

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Netflix DINOTRUX Party Pack!

| September 6, 2016 | 2 Comments
Netflix DINOTRUX Party Pack!

  DINOTRUX is having it’s first birthday! You will find below a new button that has tons of activities to print your own DINOTRUX birthday party kit that you can assemble with your kids.  Now you can have a DINOTRUX party!   To download, simply click on the photo above and print the pdf! Have fun!

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4 Creative Ways to Get Picky Eaters to Finish Their Lunches

| August 31, 2016 | 9 Comments
4 Creative Ways to Get Picky Eaters to Finish Their Lunches

My younger daughter is the picky eater in our family. She tries to negotiate what she would like to eat at meal times and how it should look in order for her to enjoy it. School lunches are the real challenges for her to want to eat. If she had her way, she would have […]

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Power Rangers Dino Charge: Breakout Activity Sheets

| August 30, 2016 | 3 Comments
Power Rangers Dino Charge: Breakout Activity Sheets

  Saban’s Powers Rangers are back in action with Power Rangers Dino Charge: Breakout DVD! The Red, Black, Blue, Green, and Pink Rangers must once again rely on each other and their new dino-charged powers as they battle to defend the Earth from the villainous Sledge. This all-new series is ranked #1 in its time period […]

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4 Tips to Manage the Back-To-School Madness! #ReadySetNanö

| August 29, 2016 | 2 Comments
4 Tips to Manage the Back-To-School Madness! #ReadySetNanö

    The clock is winding down on the time kids have left to enjoy their summer vacation. While wanting to hang on to the last days of fancy-free fun, parents like me have to start thinking about the new school year and the madness it brings along with it. Now that my youngest is […]

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