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Deep Thoughts

| March 23, 2017 | 1 Comment
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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Beauty and the Beast Movie, is it Child Friendly?

| March 20, 2017 | 7 Comments
Beauty and the Beast Movie, is it Child Friendly?

This has been discussed multiple times in our household. My wife and I have both enjoyed the original Beauty and the Beast Movie since it first came out in 1991. As soon as we heard that they were doing a live-action version and that it would star Emma Watson, we agreed to see it in […]

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3 Tips to Teach Children to Respect Discipline

| March 15, 2017 | 11 Comments
3 Tips to Teach Children to Respect Discipline

  3 Tips to Teach Children to Respect Discipline One of the toughest parts of being a parent is discipline. While some parents handle discipline better than others, and some children take to it better than others, we all face challenges. If you want your children to respond well to discipline, you need to teach […]

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5 Ways to Celebrate Easter as a Family

| March 14, 2017 | 4 Comments
5 Ways to Celebrate Easter as a Family

  5 Ways to Celebrate Easter as a Family Many people want to spend holidays with their families and Easter is no exception. For many, this is a religious holiday but even if you don’t celebrate it that way, you will find that people still like to enjoy time with their families. Here are four ways […]

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5 Fun Ways for Kids to Hop into Spring with Funrise Toys! #Review #Giveaway

| March 9, 2017 | 75 Comments
5 Fun Ways for Kids to Hop into Spring with Funrise Toys! #Review #Giveaway

5 Fun Ways for Kids to Hop into Spring with Funrise Toys! March is here! That means that spring is just around the corner. With warmer weather on its way, kids can’t wait to see more sun and to watch the world come back to life. Funrise Toys wants kids to hop into spring this […]

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12 March Break Activities and Camps Around Ottawa!

| March 7, 2017 | 11 Comments
12 March Break Activities and Camps Around Ottawa!

  March Break is just around the corner! Do you have anything planned for your child to do during this time away from school? If not, take a look at these 12 March Break Activities and Camps your child can have fun attending this year either on their own or with the family!     […]

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A How-To Guide for Communication with Your Child

| March 6, 2017 | 9 Comments
A How-To Guide for Communication with Your Child

A How-To Guide for Communication with Your Child Children don’t come with guidebooks and since every child is unique, it can be difficult to know how to connect with your child. While there are books, videos, experts, classes, and more to tell you how to do it, no one can tell you exactly what will […]

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Celebrate a Fun for All March Break with DK Canada! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 03/31

| March 2, 2017 | 51 Comments
Celebrate a Fun for All March Break with DK Canada! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 03/31

Celebrate a Fun for All March Break with DK Canada   With February in our rear view mirrors, I am beginning to scramble with plans for that last long vacation period kids have before the end of the school year: March Break! It is great to get the kids out and about, but I know […]

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Ottawa Senators Foundation Telethon In Support of Roger Neilson House on March 2

| February 28, 2017 | 4 Comments
Ottawa Senators Foundation Telethon In Support of Roger Neilson House on March 2

  On Thursday March 2, the Ottawa Senators Foundation are hosting their annual telethon. A show dedicated to sharing stories about people and programs making a difference in our community. Meet the Labonte family.   Joanna and Bertran Labonte take life with son Campbell one day at a time, making each as happy and fulfilling […]

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

| February 27, 2017 | 11 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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The Best Valentine’s Day Movies for Couples and Families

| February 13, 2017 | 6 Comments
The Best Valentine’s Day Movies for Couples and Families

  The Best Valentine’s Day Movies Watching movies is one of the most popular ways to spend Valentine’s Day. Cuddle up with your love and watch a romantic movie that brings you closer together. If you have kids, gather everyone around the TV and watch great family movies. It’s something everyone can enjoy and below […]

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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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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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How to Make Your Own Valentines

| January 23, 2017 | 5 Comments
How to Make Your Own Valentines

How to Make Your Own Valentines When you make your own valentines, it allows you to tell the person you love how you feel about them in your own words. It will mean so much more when you take the time to create a beautiful Valentine’s Day card and it’s so easy to do. You’ll […]

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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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Giving the Gift of Smiles at the 12th Annual Ottawa 67s’ Teddy Bear Toss!

| December 28, 2016 | 3 Comments
Giving the Gift of Smiles at the 12th Annual Ottawa 67s’ Teddy Bear Toss!

Giving the Gift of Smiles at the 12th Annual Ottawa 67s’ Teddy Bear Toss! The holiday season hits some families in the Ottawa region harder than others. For the past 12 years, the Ottawa 67s has recognized this issue and have partnered with Toy Mountain, the Salvation Army, and The Brick to help put smiles […]

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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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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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A Surprise Behind Every Door with Playmobil Canada! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/30

| November 29, 2016 | 103 Comments
A Surprise Behind Every Door with Playmobil Canada! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/30

A Surprise Behind Every Door with Playmobil Canada December is almost here, and you know what that means: Advent calendar time! It is one of the reasons why my kids love this time of the year. They love seeing what is hidden on the other side of each door. Playmobil Canada asked my family to […]

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25 Holiday Family Friendly Activities To Do Around Ottawa

| November 25, 2016 | 21 Comments
25 Holiday Family Friendly Activities To Do Around Ottawa

The holiday season is upon us! With all of the hustle and bustle of upcoming celebrations before you, there should also be time to spend with your family to enjoy the season. Not sure what to do? There is so much to see and do in Ottawa during this time of year with your family. […]

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Items Become Art with Pom Pom Wow! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/23

| November 24, 2016 | 38 Comments
Items Become Art with Pom Pom Wow! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/23

Art is something that captures the heart of kids in many different ways. They like to express themselves in different mediums to show off their creative side. Creating art can also help to personalize a mundane item that is all their own. Pom Pom Wow asked my family if we could find an ordinary object […]

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