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Tag: summer

3 Tips to Make Pool Safety Cool This Summer!

| May 16, 2017 | 14 Comments
3 Tips to Make Pool Safety Cool This Summer!

  3 Tips to Make Pool Safety Cool This Summer! Summer is here! The temperature is finally rising and your family can’t wait to dive into pool season to start to cool off. Wait a minute! Enjoying life by the pool can be fun, but are you and your family aware of the safety you […]

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20 Family Events in Ottawa to Celebrate Canada 150

| February 15, 2017 | 11 Comments
20 Family Events in Ottawa to Celebrate Canada 150

20 Family Events in Ottawa to Celebrate Canada 150   2017 is the year for all Canadian to become excited as we begin to celebrate Canada 150th anniversary of confederation! There will be other festivities happening around our great nation, but nothing like what is going to happen in our nation’s capital! Take a look […]

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Getting Ready for Cold & Flu Season with Boiron Twitter Party #boironfamily

| October 13, 2016 | 3 Comments
Getting Ready for Cold & Flu Season with Boiron Twitter Party #boironfamily

  Boiron wants to know what is your best advice for a healthy cold/flu season? Is it exercising, drinking lots of water, eating healthy? Join us on Thursday October 20th at 8pm EST for the #boironfamily Twitter Party to find out how homeopathy can also help your family relieve a wide range of ailments. Boiron even came up with the Homeopathic Medicine […]

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Amazing Shoe Collection at Shumaker #Review #Giveaway ~ Ontario 10/21

| September 26, 2016 | 37 Comments
Amazing Shoe Collection at Shumaker #Review #Giveaway ~ Ontario 10/21

  Suitcases packed-check, passports sourced from the back of a dusty drawer–check, toddler airline survival kit assembled-check. We are all ready for our summer vacation to Portugal. We are heading off on a European adventure. Spending time with family in London before heading to the Algarve, to soak up some sun and splash around in the […]

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Hawaiian Sea Foam Punch (Virgin) Recipe

| August 12, 2016 | 10 Comments
Hawaiian Sea Foam Punch (Virgin) Recipe

    Hawaiian Sea Foam Punch (Virgin) Have you ever attended a birthday party and noticed the punch that looked like it had foam over the top of it? Or even the punch that has huge ice cream balls in it? They all look so delicious to me and they are always so refreshing. One […]

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15 Frozen Summer Treats

| August 5, 2016 | 7 Comments
15 Frozen Summer Treats

  15 Frozen Summer Treats I remember when my kids were little, we would always walk to the corner store and let them pick out their favorite ice cream. Some days they would pick out a fruity popsicle, and other days they would pick out a chocolate sundae cone. Now that they are older, it […]

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10 Summertime Popsicle Recipe Ideas

| July 29, 2016 | 9 Comments
10 Summertime Popsicle Recipe Ideas

  10 Summertime Popsicle Recipe Ideas Recently, my kids surprised me with a Zoku. This is one amazing little machine. If you do not know what a Zoku is, it’s a frozen treat maker. You place the gadget in the freezer and let it freeze, usually about four to seven hours depending on your freezer. […]

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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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Disney Just Released Its 2017 Pricing, So Who Cares?

| July 25, 2016 | 10 Comments
Disney Just Released Its 2017 Pricing, So Who Cares?

Summer 2016 has just begun, you are enjoying the hot weather, cottage life, outdoor activities and BBQ’s. Your plans for 2017 are the furthest thing from your mind right now. You still have 6 months of 2016 to live to the fullest! Yet, if you are thinking of going on a 2017 vacation to Walt Disney […]

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4 Summertime Essentials with Boiron Canada #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 08/22

| July 21, 2016 | 70 Comments
4 Summertime Essentials with Boiron Canada #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 08/22

Summer is the time of the year when you and your family want to spend as much time as possible getting outside and exploring what the outdoors has to offer. My family is no exception. Whether we are in our backyard or we are on the road, there could be times when the unexpected happens. […]

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How To Prevent the Summer Grade Slide

| July 19, 2016 | 11 Comments
How To Prevent the Summer Grade Slide

  How To Prevent the Summer Grade Slide Schools out for summer! But come September, Teachers across the country will be completing their initial baseline assessment for their new class, detailing the children’s level of understanding, comparing it to the last teachers report just a short couple of months ago and finding they don’t quite […]

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Road Trippin’ around Canada this Summer #ChurchAndDwight #Giveaway ~ CAN 08/08

| July 11, 2016 | 86 Comments
Road Trippin’ around Canada this Summer #ChurchAndDwight #Giveaway ~ CAN 08/08

  School’s out and the kids are now anxious to start their summer vacation and so are the parents! Every year, we take at least a few road trips, some nearby, like a weekend getaway, others further out in Ontario, in Québec or in the Unites States. This year, we are opting for one trip to […]

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essie “Behind The Hues” Giveaway! CAN 08/08

| July 11, 2016 | 106 Comments
essie “Behind The Hues” Giveaway! CAN 08/08

    essie “Behind The Hues” essie is introducing a new Summer collection that you will be able to discover through an exciting new web platform called “behind the hues” where you can learn everything about the collection! essie’s global colour designer Rebecca Minkoff’s came up with her favourite shades for the all-new summer collection.  “#behindthehues” is giving […]

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Coconut Orange and Chia Popsicles Recipe

| July 8, 2016 | 20 Comments
Coconut Orange and Chia Popsicles Recipe

There’s nothing like a cold, refreshing popsicle in the heat of summer. This recipe is super simple and made with 3 real ingredients that you’ll love. All are dairy and refined sugar free.    

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Your Children Deserve the World’s Safest Trampolines

| June 30, 2016 | 8 Comments
Your Children Deserve the World’s Safest Trampolines

    Your Children Deserve the World’s Safest Trampolines Trampolines are a popular outdoor sporting equipment for many families in Canada. Before purchasing a trampoline, however, parents want a safe trampoline that will guarantee minimal injuries to playing children. Child safety experts estimate that about 15% of children using a trampoline get injured. Common accidents […]

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Get into Summer with DK Canada Books! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 08/01

| June 29, 2016 | 53 Comments
Get into Summer with DK Canada Books! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 08/01

School’s out! Is the family looking a bit bored already? Need some great activities to make this the best summer EVER? DK Canada asked me to review some of their amazing books to help every member of the family enjoy these warm summer days! From the vast number of books DK Canada has available, these are […]

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Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes Recipe

| June 24, 2016 | 21 Comments
Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes Recipe

  I love the summer time. Fruits and vegetables are ready to be picked and are as tasty as they are vibrant. One of my all time favorites snacks ever is strawberries and cream. Not only is it refreshing, but it is also healthier than most snacks that you can pick. Something about the tanginess […]

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21 Summer Family Fun Events and Activities in Ottawa

| June 16, 2016 | 3 Comments
21 Summer Family Fun Events and Activities in Ottawa

  Summer is here! With the warmer weather finally arriving, more festivals and activities are being held all over the City of Ottawa and its surrounding areas for families to be a part of. Here is a list of summer family fun events and activities in Ottawa for you and your family to attend and […]

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Glamping at Parc Omega #OutaouaisFun

| June 13, 2016 | 14 Comments
Glamping at Parc Omega #OutaouaisFun

My love of camping developed as a slow burn. I initially hated the bugs, the outdoor toilets, or lack of any at all, sleeping on a lumpy tangle of twigs and the general discomfort involved in sleeping outdoors. But as my husband (an avid outdoorsman) and I started to discover some beautiful provincial parks and […]

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Paper Roll Butterfly Craft

| June 10, 2016 | 14 Comments
Paper Roll Butterfly Craft

Now that my little ones are old enough to start to reach out and explore the world around them, they have been in awe over how spring has sprung around our backyard and our neighbourhood. They love nature and are always wanting to reach out and touch everything they can. I was wondering what we […]

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Saving Money on Your Summer Energy Bills

| June 9, 2016 | 11 Comments
Saving Money on Your Summer Energy Bills

  Saving money and energy use in the summer is not only great for the environment, but is also great for your family budget. With the school year almost over its time to start thinking about you and kids spending more time at home. It takes only a few simple steps to cut your energy bill […]

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Bubble Bouncing Fun with Messi FootBubbles! #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 06/27

| May 26, 2016 | 63 Comments
Bubble Bouncing Fun with Messi FootBubbles! #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 06/27

Soccer (or football) is becoming more popular for kids to play in Canada. Kids love seeing and trying to do the skills the elite players display with a ball during games. Leo Messi is a star player many players love to emulate, and Messi FootBubbles wants kids to feel as though they have some of […]

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STAR TREK : The Starfleet Academy Experience ~ Gala and Exhibit

| May 19, 2016 | 7 Comments
STAR TREK : The Starfleet Academy Experience ~ Gala and Exhibit

  STAR TREK : The Starfleet Academy Experience   Star Trek fans, you won’t want to miss Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum! It’s the must-see event this summer for the whole family, young and old!   I had the pleasure of attending the launch gala of the world premiere Star […]

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Splash into Summer with Zuru Bunch O Balloons! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 06/13

| May 12, 2016 | 77 Comments
Splash into Summer with Zuru Bunch O Balloons! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 06/13

The days are getting longer and warmer, so you know what that means: summer is on its way! There are some days during the summer when you want to have a quick cool-off to beat the heat. Zuru Bunch O Balloons asked us to review their Rapid Fill 3 Pack and Launcher Set as well as […]

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