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Learning Expectations: Preemptive or Premature?

| January 16, 2018 | 3 Comments
Learning Expectations: Preemptive or Premature?

DISCLAIMER: This article is not blaming the teachers – it is an article about my opinion with the way things are done in schools and perhaps a fault in our curriculum.    Learning Expectations: Preemptive or Premature? Homework and Expectations in Elementary School   I got a letter from my son’s teacher this morning, here’s what […]

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Top 10 Tips on How to Pack for a Family Road Trip

| January 10, 2018 | 8 Comments
Top 10 Tips on How to Pack for a Family Road Trip

Top 10 Tips on How to Pack for a Family Road Trip I went on a road trip to visit some the United States National Parks with my entire family, and we had a blast! I was a little bit scary at first, but then, after planning everything smartly and wisely, it was a comfortable and […]

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Top 10 Popular Blog Posts of 2017 

| January 9, 2018 | 8 Comments
Top 10 Popular Blog Posts of 2017 

A new year has arrived and it’s time to look back at some of the top 10 popular blog posts of 2017. From a Canadian fried dough pastry recipe to tips for planning an awesome baby shower, these articles were the most viewed in 2017.   Top 10 Popular Blog Posts of 2017   Top […]

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Make a Resolution to Help Others with Cuso International

| January 8, 2018 | 3 Comments
Make a Resolution to Help Others with Cuso International

Make a Resolution to Help Others with Cuso International The New Year is here! Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? It is great to do something that will restore your balance or improve yourself, but what about helping others? One of the things you can do to help others this New Year is […]

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17 Snowman Crafts for Kids

| January 3, 2018 | 16 Comments
17 Snowman Crafts for Kids

Winter snow is quite magical. Why? It’s what it takes to build a snowman. When your kids don’t want to brave the cold… no worries! They can still bring a snowman (or woman) to life by making one or more of these craft projects. Here are just a few of them. As you can see, […]

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Groovy Joe: Dance Party Countdown Book Review

| December 26, 2017 | 17 Comments
Groovy Joe: Dance Party Countdown Book Review

Groovy Joe is back! I just got my copy of the latest installment from #1 best-selling author Eric Litwin, of the early Pete the Cat and the Nut Family fame. This one is called Groovy Joe: Dance Party Countdown. I get to review Litwin’s books as one of his Groovy Bloggers. This is the second Groovy […]

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Dish Up Immune Health to Help Fight Cold and Flu Symptoms #LoblawsFluCrew #Fluless

| December 21, 2017 | 15 Comments
Dish Up Immune Health to Help Fight Cold and Flu Symptoms #LoblawsFluCrew #Fluless

Dish Up Immune Health to Help Fight Cold and Flu Symptoms   Meal time. It is a great way to get the gang around the table to catch up on each other’s day. It is also an amazing opportunity to introduce your family to different ingredients that contain nutrients that help lead to good overall […]

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Be Ready for Adventure This Holiday Season with PAW Patrol #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 01/19

| December 21, 2017 | 56 Comments
Be Ready for Adventure This Holiday Season with PAW Patrol #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 01/19

Be Ready for Adventure This Holiday Season with PAW Patrol Trying to do things, no matter your size is an important lesson for kids to discover. This is one of the most important messages PAW Patrol shares with its young but mighty fans. My kids are two of their biggest fans, and Elevation Pictures, asked […]

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Get into the Spirit of the Holidays with YTV’s #MerryEverything

| December 14, 2017 | 9 Comments
Get into the Spirit of the Holidays with YTV’s #MerryEverything

Get into the Spirit of the Holidays with YTV’s #MerryEverything   The holidays are one of our most beloved times of the year. It is a great time to be together with your family to enjoy each other’s company. My family has been in holiday mode since our first snow a few weeks ago, and […]

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Creating Magic is Fun with the Unicone Swirl Maker #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 01/12

| December 14, 2017 | 47 Comments
Creating Magic is Fun with the Unicone Swirl Maker #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 01/12

Creating Magic is Fun with the Unicone Swirl Maker from Jakks Pacific Magic. Children love believing it can be created and imagining they can make it. Unicorns are one of the sources of magic that continue to fascinate children. Jakks Pacific asked us if we wanted to create some magic by trying their Unicone Swirl […]

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Help Make an Impact this Holiday Season with ME to WE #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 01/12

| December 13, 2017 | 79 Comments
Help Make an Impact this Holiday Season with ME to WE #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 01/12

Help Make an Impact this Holiday Season with ME to WE The holiday season is the time of year when we are hustling and bustling to get gifts we need to wrap up and exchange them with family and friends. Have you finished all of your holiday gift shopping yet? No?  ME to WE wants […]

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25 Star Wars Crafts for Kids

| December 13, 2017 | 6 Comments
25 Star Wars Crafts for Kids

Can you believe that the new Star Wars movie, Star Wars: The Last Jedi (also known as Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi) is coming out this week! I don’t know about you, but my house is going nuts with excitement over the new film. It is the second film in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, following Star Wars: The Force […]

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Become Enchanted with Toys from Jakks Pacific #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 01/12

| December 12, 2017 | 56 Comments
Become Enchanted with Toys from Jakks Pacific #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide  ~ CAN 01/12

Become Enchanted with Toys from Jakks Pacific Playtime is important for kids to learn to use their imaginations. It helps them to  to create new places to explore. When a bit of magic is added to playtime, it can make a difference in the amount of amusement a child has during these moments. Jakks Pacific […]

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Gifts For Teachers That The Whole Class Will Enjoy

| December 7, 2017 | 12 Comments
Gifts For Teachers That The Whole Class Will Enjoy

  Gifts For Teachers That The Whole Class Will Enjoy Are you searching for a much-appreciated gift for your child’s teacher? Here are some gifts for teachers the entire class is bound to enjoy.                 Posters Posters make the classroom more interesting and festive. There are all sorts of appropriate posters available, from […]

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Practical Stockings Stuffers for the Whole Family #ChurchAndDwight ~ Giveaway CAN 01/07

| December 4, 2017 | 94 Comments
Practical Stockings Stuffers for the Whole Family #ChurchAndDwight ~ Giveaway CAN 01/07

  It happens every year! Just when you think you’ve wrapped up your holiday gift list without going over-budget, you realize that there are still stockings to stuff. Not to worry, we have you covered. Here’s a list of some of the best stocking stuffer ideas out there that are both practical and affordable. And, […]

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Cuddle and Imagine with Poonicorns™ Plushiez #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 01/05

| December 1, 2017 | 37 Comments
Cuddle and Imagine with Poonicorns™ Plushiez #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 01/05

Cuddle and Imagine with Poonicorns™ Plushiez   A snuggle toy can have so many functions during a child’s playtime. They can provide a wealth of imagination as well as a good cuddle buddy at night. Some of the best ones are those that share their personality just by looking at them and make you smile. […]

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Capture Adventure with VTech Canada Kidizoom Action Cam #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/29

| November 30, 2017 | 35 Comments
Capture Adventure with VTech Canada Kidizoom Action Cam #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/29

    Capture Adventure with VTech Canada Kidizoom Action Cam Capturing memories is what my family loves to do. Whether it is of something they see, a funny selfie, to a video of themselves being wacky, we saving these memories. My kids are becoming better with being on both sides of the camera and I […]

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Ward Off Cold and Flu Symptoms with These Helpful Tips #Recipe #Giveaway ~CAN 12/29

| November 28, 2017 | 182 Comments
Ward Off Cold and Flu Symptoms with These Helpful Tips #Recipe #Giveaway ~CAN 12/29

Ward Off Cold and Flu Symptoms with These Helpful Tips #Giveaway   The sniffles. Nausea. Stuffed up sinuses. A cough. Yup! It’s cold and flu season again, and those are just some of the symptoms that go along with these illnesses. This wonderful time of the year usually takes place between November until March or […]

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Explore the Universe with HEXBUG nano #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/29

| November 28, 2017 | 61 Comments
Explore the Universe with HEXBUG nano #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/29

    Explore the Universe with HEXBUG nano My son loves to explore. One of the places he likes to get lost in is the one place many of us can only dream to venture to: Deep space. There is so much we can only imagine is out there for us to encounter.  HEXBUG wants […]

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Mama Beans Chewelry: The Jewelry You Chew On #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN

| November 27, 2017 | 14 Comments
Mama Beans Chewelry: The Jewelry You Chew On #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN

    Mama Beans Chewelry: The Jewelry You Chew On For those of you who have not yet heard of the “Chewelry” invention, you’re either living under a rock or you don’t have kids. Chewely, or rather, “jewelry you chew on,” is a rather new concept, but it’s not what I initially thought it was. […]

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Looking for a Luxury Vacation Destination? Look No Further Than France!

| November 23, 2017 | 15 Comments
Looking for a Luxury Vacation Destination? Look No Further Than France!

      Looking for a Luxury Vacation Destination? Look No Further Than France! When thinking about planning a luxurious getaway, one of the places many people turn to is France. It is rich with history, culture, and is one of the fashion capitals of the world. Staying in a hotel is nice, but have […]

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Welcome Kitty Home with Little Live Pets™ My Dream Kitten #Review #HolidayGiftGuide

| November 22, 2017 | 15 Comments
Welcome Kitty Home with Little Live Pets™ My Dream Kitten #Review #HolidayGiftGuide

Welcome Kitty Home with Little Live Pets™ My Dream Kitten   Kittens. They are cute, can be cuddly, and are a lot of fun to play with. My kids love animals, and are fascinated with the amusement they bring to our family. Little Live Pets™ wanted to see if their My Dream Kitten would add […]

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Hatch, Hop, and Play with Little Live Pets™ Surprise Chicks #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/15

| November 22, 2017 | 47 Comments
Hatch, Hop, and Play with Little Live Pets™ Surprise Chicks #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/15

Hatch, Hop, and Play with Little Live Pets™ Surprise Chicks My kids are always full of questions. One of the subjects they are fascinated with are baby animals. My eldest had the opportunity to watch baby chicks hatch from eggs when she was younger, and my younger two peppered her with their questions about what […]

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Buzz in to Fun with Little Live Pets™ Lil’ Ladybugs #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/15

| November 21, 2017 | 56 Comments
Buzz in to Fun with Little Live Pets™ Lil’ Ladybugs #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/15

Buzz in to Fun with Little Live Pets™ Lil’ Ladybugs   Some people may not like insects, but ladybugs are up there as one of the most popular within this groups of animals. They are small, cute and colourful. Kids also love to try to keep them as pets. Little Live Pets™ has a line […]

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