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Making a Splash with The Aqualife Swim Academy #Review #Giveaway ~ Ottawa/Outaouais 06/07

| May 20, 2019 | 12 Comments
Making a Splash with The Aqualife Swim Academy #Review #Giveaway ~ Ottawa/Outaouais 06/07

Making a Splash with The Aqualife Swim Academy The first activity I did with my kids were swim lessons. I was anxious to get them into the water as soon as they could (which is recommended at 3 months). Of course, at such a young age they aren’t learning to swim, it’s like a playgroup […]

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How to Protect the Kids From the Troubles of a Marriage Breakup

| May 6, 2019 | 5 Comments
How to Protect the Kids From the Troubles of a Marriage Breakup

How to Protect the Kids From the Troubles of a Marriage Breakup The breakdown of a long-term relationship is among the most devastating realities that a lot of people have to go through. And this holds true in Canada, the US, and even the rest of the world. While it’s not necessarily bad, a breakup […]

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Helicopter Parenting: What it is and How you Can Stop Doing It

| May 2, 2019 | 6 Comments
Helicopter Parenting: What it is and How you Can Stop Doing It

Helicopter Parenting: What it is and How you Can Stop Doing It Are you that parent who does their child’s homework? Do you decide who your kid gets to play with, and never allow him to be out on his own? Do you tend to do things for your kid, that he can probably easily […]

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7 Signs Your Kid Has a Nutritional Deficiency

| April 22, 2019 | 13 Comments
7 Signs Your Kid Has a Nutritional Deficiency

7 Signs Your Kid Has a Nutritional Deficiency Growing children needs the best of foods to fulfill their nutritional requirements, and even if your kid isn’t a picky eater, you need to take steps to make sure he gets all the nutrients and minerals that he needs. So how exactly do you know you’re going […]

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6 Great Easter Ideas to Do with Your Kids

| April 10, 2019 | 16 Comments
6 Great Easter Ideas to Do with Your Kids

6 Great Easter Ideas to Do with Your Kids Easter is the time of year the Christian Church set aside to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Through the years, this celebration has expanded to include the Easter bunny and Easter egg hunts are a big tradition for many families, but it’s not the only […]

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5 Super Ways to Handle an Overactive Kid

| April 3, 2019 | 6 Comments
5 Super Ways to Handle an Overactive Kid

5 Super Ways to Handle an Overactive Kid Parenting is no easy game, and things are sure to be even difficult for you if you have a kid who seems to be bursting with energy all the time! Handling an overactive kid can be difficult, but if you’re a mom who can relate, here’s a […]

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Spring Cleaning Tips for Kids Rooms

| April 1, 2019 | 10 Comments
Spring Cleaning Tips for Kids Rooms

Spring Cleaning Tips for Kids Rooms Giving your child’s closets and living space a deep clean will give your child a helpful boost in maintaining a clean, tidy space in which to rest and study. Here are simple spring cleaning tips for your child’s room: 1. Closets and shelves Children out grow both toys and […]

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How to Teach Young Children to Save Money

| March 25, 2019 | 20 Comments
How to Teach Young Children to Save Money

How to Teach Young Children to Save Money Saving money is one of the most important life lessons you can teach children. It’s the foundation for building a secure financial future and it’s never too early to teach young children this important lesson. It’s something they will carry with them throughout life. Start talking to […]

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Discovering Pet Fun with Playmobil Canada #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 04/26

| March 21, 2019 | 248 Comments
Discovering Pet Fun with Playmobil Canada #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 04/26

Discovering Pet Fun with Playmobil Canada #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 04/26 Pets are a furry, feathery or scaly member of the family that kids love interacting with. Children can also learn so much from caring and interacting with them. Playmobil Canada understands the important relationship between pets and children. They asked my family if we […]

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Is Your Child a Good Friend? Here’s How to Teach Them

| March 20, 2019 | 11 Comments
Is Your Child a Good Friend? Here’s How to Teach Them

Is Your Child a Good Friend? Here’s How to Teach Them Your job as a parent is to teach and guide your child through the world. This includes lessons on how they should interact with others in the world. For example, you want your child to know how to be a good friend to others. […]

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Enjoy Wonder and Fun with Funrise Toys #Giveaway ~ CAN 04/12

| March 14, 2019 | 201 Comments
Enjoy Wonder and Fun with Funrise Toys #Giveaway ~ CAN 04/12

Enjoy Wonder and Fun with Funrise Toys Wonder. It is what makes playtime fun! This special ingredient allows for young minds to take playtime to far off places without leaving home. Funrise Toys is all about adding a sense of wonder to playtime with their collection of toys. They asked my family if they would […]

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Discoveries from Here and Beyond with DK Canada ~ #Review #Giveaway CAN 04/05

| March 7, 2019 | 144 Comments
Discoveries from Here and Beyond with DK Canada ~ #Review #Giveaway CAN 04/05

Discoveries from Here and Beyond with DK Canada Discoveries are what get my family hungry to learn. We are always looking into new topics we have heard about for more information. DK Canada understands our thirst for discovery. They have a collection of books that allow readers to jump right into learning. My family was […]

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Finding strength through friendships at Roger Neilson House #SensFoundation

| February 26, 2019 | 4 Comments
Finding strength through friendships at Roger Neilson House #SensFoundation

On Thursday, Feb. 28, the Ottawa Senators Foundation is hosting their annual telethon – a show dedicated to sharing stories and friendships about how your donations are making a difference for people and programs in our community. Read how parents Andrea Gumpert and David Bell have benefited from the incredible support at Roger Neilson House. […]

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Camp Quality: Creating Magic and Letting Kids be Kids #SensFoundation

| February 25, 2019 | 4 Comments
Camp Quality: Creating Magic and Letting Kids be Kids #SensFoundation

Camp Quality: Creating Magic and Letting Kids be Kids On Thursday February 28, the Ottawa Senators Foundation is hosting their annual telethon. A show dedicated to sharing stories about how your donations are making a difference for people and programs in our community like Camp Quality. This summer might still seem far away to most […]

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My Gym Ottawa: NOT Your Typical Gymnastics Centre #Review #Giveaway ~ Ottawa 03/22

| February 21, 2019 | 24 Comments
My Gym Ottawa: NOT Your Typical Gymnastics Centre #Review #Giveaway ~ Ottawa 03/22

My Gym Ottawa: NOT Your Typical Gymnastics Centre I stumbled upon My Gym Ottawa’s awesome gymnastics classes from another Ottawa mom’s Instagram stories. It looked so cool that I knew I had to check it out for myself, and when I showed Jax, he was so excited, we just couldn’t wait to get there to try […]

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Fun Kids Activities to Beat the Winter Break Blues

| February 20, 2019 | 8 Comments
Fun Kids Activities to Beat the Winter Break Blues

Fun Kids Activities to Beat the Winter Break Blues When the kids are bored and knee deep in winter break blues, do not fear – inspiration is here! Beat the winter break blues with some fun kids activities this winter and create a winter break they will never forget! Winter inspired crafts Winter inspired crafts […]

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Assembling STEM Fun for Kids with HEXBUGS #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 03/22

| February 14, 2019 | 264 Comments
Assembling STEM Fun for Kids with HEXBUGS #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 03/22

Assembling STEM Fun for Kids with HEXBUGS My kids love to think of themselves as builders. They love to assemble amazing items out of building bricks and objects from around our home. STEM is a part of a lot of the toys my kids own. HEXBUG wants children to explore and enjoy the world of […]

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Learning Made Fun with DK Canada #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 03/08

| February 7, 2019 | 89 Comments
Learning Made Fun with DK Canada #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 03/08

Learning Made Fun with DK Canada Learning can be a challenge for children, especially STEM subjects. If these subjects are put to young learners in a way that interests them, there is more of a chance that kids will want to delve more into it. DK Canada has a collection of books that focus on […]

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Reconnecting Made Fun with Mattel Games #ReconenctWithGames #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 03/08

| February 4, 2019 | 212 Comments
Reconnecting Made Fun with Mattel Games #ReconenctWithGames #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 03/08

Reconnecting Made Fun with Mattel Games Games. They have a way of reconnecting family and friends when they are played. With all of the devices my children have become familiar with, getting my gang together is becoming more and more difficult. Mattel Games Canada wants families to reconnect with loved ones without the use of […]

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How to Plan a Valentine’s Day Party for Children

| January 15, 2019 | 1 Comment
How to Plan a Valentine’s Day Party for Children

How to Plan a Valentine’s Day Party for Children Once Christmas is over, Valentine’s Day is the next big gift-giving event and is one that everyone can get involved in – including young children. So, there is no time like the present to plan the perfect Valentine’s Day party for your child/children. Many people think […]

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A Day at the Museum of History/Children’s Museum

| January 2, 2019 | 5 Comments
A Day at the Museum of History/Children’s Museum

A Day at the Museum of History/Children’s Museum There are so many great attractions to visit with kids in the Ottawa/Gatineau area. On the top of our list is the Canadian Museum of History, in particular the Children’s Museum. It’s great on those yucky winter days when it’s too cold to play in the snow […]

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5 Things to Do with Your Kids for Christmas #LoveHallmarkCA #Giveaway ~ CAN 01/04

| December 17, 2018 | 97 Comments
5 Things to Do with Your Kids for Christmas #LoveHallmarkCA #Giveaway ~ CAN 01/04

5 Things to Do with Your Kids for Christmas  Are you looking to create Christmas memories and traditions with your children? There are a number of fun activities you can take part in as a family to make a great holiday experience! Whether you’re looking to pass the time while you wait for dinner, or […]

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Whimsical Toys for Kids with JAKKS Pacific #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 01/11

| December 11, 2018 | 150 Comments
Whimsical Toys for Kids with JAKKS Pacific #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 01/11

Whimsical Toys for Kids with JAKKS Pacific Magic is one of the best parts of the holiday season. Toys can add whimsical fun to playtime. JAKKS Pacific knows all about the magic an amazing toy can bring to a child. They have an array of toys that kids love playing with. My family was asked if […]

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Laugh Through Playtime with Funrise Toys #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 01/04

| December 7, 2018 | 105 Comments
Laugh Through Playtime with Funrise Toys #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 01/04

Laugh Through Playtime with Funrise Toys Laughter. It is one of the main goals of playtime. Hearing a child laugh as they are playing lets parents know their little one is happy. Funrise Toys is all about adding laughter to playtime. They have a bevy of toys that bring out the giggles in children. My […]

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