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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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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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Protecting Your Kids from Household Electrical Dangers

| August 22, 2016 | 2 Comments
Protecting Your Kids from Household Electrical Dangers

We owe a lot of our modern conveniences to electricity and it’s fair to say that life would not be the same without it. But just because electricity is very helpful, it’s crucial that we remember it is also potentially very dangerous. This is something you always need to keep in mind when working with it […]

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5 Tips to Get Your Kids to Do Their Homework

| August 19, 2016 | 4 Comments
5 Tips to Get Your Kids to Do Their Homework

    5 Tips to Get Your Kids to Do Their Homework One of the questions that make parents feel like a broken record is “Did you do your homework?” Some kids’ grades suffer because they forget about or simply choose not to do their homework. Try these tips in your home to turn the […]

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5 Ways to Prepare Your Kindergartner for the First Day of School

| August 16, 2016 | 5 Comments
5 Ways to Prepare Your Kindergartner for the First Day of School

    5 Ways to Prepare Your Kindergartner for the First Day of School Going back to school is tricky for any kid, but the nerves associated with the first day of a kindergartner are even more pronounced for little ones starting (not to mention their parents!). Consider these 5 tips for making the transition a […]

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Disney Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Sport-y-Thon Activity Games!

| August 15, 2016 | 5 Comments
Disney Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Sport-y-Thon Activity Games!

Disney came out with a new Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Sport-y-Thon DVD for your kids to enjoy! Share the excitement – and a sky-high view of the action – as sportscasters Pete and Donald Duck broadcast live from above in the Sport-Y-Thon Blimp! Who will earn a prized Golden Mickey Medal? Help our heroes discover that […]

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Find a Bit of Magic with The Irish Fairy Door Company! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 09/12

| August 11, 2016 | 76 Comments
Find a Bit of Magic with The Irish Fairy Door Company! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 09/12

Fairies have captivated the imaginations of my kids for a few years now and they love watching and drawing them. They want to know what makes them fairies, how they get their magic and what it is like to be a fairy. The Irish Fairy Door Company wants to make these inquiries a bit easier […]

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Notes from a Five-Year-Old

| August 10, 2016 | 3 Comments
Notes from a Five-Year-Old

Five-year-old Big Bro is making great strides with reading and writing. He never ceases to find an opportunity to write these days, be it making a book or adding CHES!! to the grocery list (“cheese”, FYI; exclamation marks to illustrate urgency). Why, just the other Saturday morning, he he made a “Don’t wake up Mama” […]

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4 Books for Family Fun with DK Canada! #Review #Giveaway

| July 27, 2016 | 52 Comments
4 Books for Family Fun with DK Canada! #Review #Giveaway

Summer fun can be had in so many different ways. Fun can be an adventure, exploring new features the world is sharing as the season passes along. It can also be through creating items a family can eat or be entertained by. DK Canada asked me to review four titles that can help a family […]

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Wakey, Wakey

Wakey, Wakey

I do  love seeing my kids’ shining little faces each morning. But sometimes, particularly lately where the early July sunrise means “it’s daytime, Mama” as of 5 a.m., it’s also nice to dream of a bit of time to come to terms with reality first. Wakey, Wakey! Every so often, I get a teaser. Nice […]

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