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Benefits of Sending your Child to Summer Camp

| July 16, 2019 | 0 Comments
Benefits of Sending your Child to Summer Camp

Benefits of Sending your Child to Summer Camp Summer camp is a positive experience for both children and parents. Although you may not admit it to yourself nor to anyone else, there’s the most obvious benefits for sending your child to summer camp: weeks of relaxation, a quiet house, chances to shop and wander, as […]

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Visiting the Moo Cows at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 08/09

| July 11, 2019 | 6 Comments
Visiting the Moo Cows at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 08/09

Summer is finally here, and we are thrilled to be able to spend gorgeous sunny days at venues like the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum! Lately my littlest, Hudson, has been especially intrigued by farms and “moo cows” as he calls them, so when I asked him if he wanted to go to the farm, it […]

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17 Puppet Crafts For Kids To Enjoy

| July 10, 2019 | 5 Comments
17 Puppet Crafts For Kids To Enjoy

There are lots of benefits, when it comes to encouraging your children to play with puppets. This activity not only stimulates imagination, it also improves motor skills, teaches etiquette, boosts your child’s confidence and more. What follows is a list of 17 fun puppet crafts, suitable for kids of all ages. Let’s talk about a […]

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5 Ways to Control Nail Biting in Kids

| July 4, 2019 | 10 Comments
5 Ways to Control Nail Biting in Kids

5 Ways to Control Nail Biting in Kids Nail biting is a common habit that many kids develop, and statistics reveal that around 50% of children between 10 to 18 years of age have this habit, and it can be annoying and stressful for a parent to deal with. While there may be different possible […]

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10 Fun DIY Slime Recipes

| July 3, 2019 | 6 Comments
10 Fun DIY Slime Recipes

Some toys never seem to go out of style, and slime is definitely one of those toys! Chances are you remember playing with slime when you were younger, and chances are your parents played with it as well! Now, your children are also obsessed with it! The only difference is that today’s children are also […]

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12 DIY Water Play Ideas

| June 25, 2019 | 15 Comments
12 DIY Water Play Ideas

You want your kids to spend some time outdoors during the summer months, but it can sometimes be too hot to enjoy. If your kids are stuck indoors because it’s too hot outdoors, why not create their own personal waterpark? There are so many ways to make fun water play areas in your back yard. […]

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Getaway for Summer in Style with Playmobil #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 07/05

| June 7, 2019 | 183 Comments
Getaway for Summer in Style with Playmobil #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 07/05

Getaway for Summer in Style with Playmobil Canada A getaway. It is what every family wants to do during the summer and is sad when it ends, especially for kids. But what if a getaway could happen whenever it is time for play? Playmobil Canada knows all about playing and having fun. They asked us […]

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Bubble Fun for Summer with Funrise Toys #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 06/28

| May 30, 2019 | 161 Comments
Bubble Fun for Summer with Funrise Toys #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 06/28

Bubble Fun for Summer with Funrise Toys   Bubble fun can make any day bright for kids. They are round, shiny and float, making kids laugh and smile. GAZILLION Bubbles from Funrise Toys loves sharing toys that bring fun to playtime! They asked us if we wanted to try out two of their toys to get […]

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

| May 20, 2019 | 13 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 | 7 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 | 14 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 | 21 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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