Tag: toddlers

Changing the Trend on Food and Beverage Marketing to Children

| June 9, 2017 | 10 Comments
Changing the Trend on Food and Beverage Marketing to Children

  Changing the Trend on Food and Beverage Marketing to Children       Did you know that children are being marketed to on a daily basis? This is especially true when it comes to the food they consume.  We all want what’s best for our children—especially when it comes to their health and nutrition. […]

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How to Get Your Kids’ Attention

How to Get Your Kids’ Attention

  How to Get Your Kids’ Attention It’s supper time, or time to get ready to go, or you just need to ask the kids something. Does this ever happen to you? *crickets* OK, they’re carrying on somewhere, and your attempts to reach them have been futile. What’s next? Holler louder? Go upstairs from room […]

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Deep Thoughts

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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Listening Skills

| September 13, 2016 | 5 Comments
Listening Skills

Kids have selective hearing. I don’t know how many times I’ve practically had a bullhorn in the kids’ faces and can’t get their attention… but boy, talk about bat-like hearing whenever I’m saying something that’s not as kid-friendly. Next time I need their attention, I’ll just mutter a few swears. Or something about butts.

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Staying Calm in the Midst of Kid Chaos

| August 29, 2016 | 5 Comments
Staying Calm in the Midst of Kid Chaos

    Staying Calm in the Midst of Kid Chaos For most moms, life is hectic. Shuffling kids today care, school, sports; running to the grocery store; making breakfast, lunch, and dinner; not to mention making a living. Stress abounds, and it is very difficult to keep your cool when your daughter is crying because […]

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Notes from a Five-Year-Old

| August 10, 2016 | 3 Comments
Notes from a Five-Year-Old

Five-year-old Big Bro is making great strides with reading and writing. He never ceases to find an opportunity to write these days, be it making a book or adding CHES!! to the grocery list (“cheese”, FYI; exclamation marks to illustrate urgency). Why, just the other Saturday morning, he he made a “Don’t wake up Mama” […]

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Fun and Function Come into Play with CHEWIGEM®! #Review #Giveaway CAN 07/31

| June 23, 2016 | 29 Comments
Fun and Function Come into Play with CHEWIGEM®! #Review #Giveaway CAN 07/31

  My kids love jewellery. They have a ball whenever they get to check out all of the fun accessories I have on my dresser and love it when they get to play with their own pieces or look at fun ones when at different stores. Whether they are playing Dress-Up or need something to […]

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Ditch Diapers Easier with the Pull-Ups® Potty Partnership Toolkit! #PottyPartnership #Giveaway CAN 07/25

| June 21, 2016 | 79 Comments
Ditch Diapers Easier with the Pull-Ups® Potty Partnership Toolkit! #PottyPartnership #Giveaway CAN 07/25

Ditch Diapers Easier with the Pull-Ups® Potty Partnership Toolkit! Potty training. It is a milestone in a child’s life that parents look on with fondness and with a bit of frustration. Each of my kids had a different experience with learning how to use the potty, so we had to use different approaches to get […]

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Kids Can Sprout and Play in Peekaboo Beans! #PlayingWithPB

| June 1, 2016 | 12 Comments
Kids Can Sprout and Play in Peekaboo Beans! #PlayingWithPB

  Peekaboo Beans Summer 2016 Collection    Since winter has pretty much rolled into summer in my neck of the woods, my other half are beginning to scramble to make sure they have the right clothing. We want to make sure they are comfortable in this warm weather, yet not grow out of the pieces so […]

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Celebrating Sophie la girafe 55th Birthday ~ Giveaway CAN 05/25

| May 13, 2016 | 59 Comments
Celebrating Sophie la girafe 55th Birthday ~ Giveaway CAN 05/25

  On May 25 will be Sophie la girafe’s birthday!  The most famous toy in the world for babies, over 50 million Sophie la girafe all-natural baby teethers have been sold since 1961, A classic shower gift, Sophie had long been a fixture in nurseries for 55 years. As per Sophie la girafe official website:  That is why […]

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Bite-Sized Fun Food Shapes with FunBites ~ #Giveaway #PromoCode CAN/US 05/23

| April 20, 2016 | 59 Comments
Bite-Sized Fun Food Shapes with FunBites ~ #Giveaway #PromoCode CAN/US 05/23

    Are your kids more interested in playing with their food than eating it?  Make mealtime more fun and help those finicky eaters enjoy every bite! FunBites cuts any kids’ food into bite-sized fun shapes.      Why you’ll love it: As seen in Parents Magazine and recommended by Mommy MD Guide, FunBites makes mealtime more […]

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Start Learning Early with VTech! #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 05/23

| April 19, 2016 | 65 Comments
Start Learning Early with VTech! #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 05/23

There are so many ways to get younger children learning. One way my kids love learning is through play. At my home, we make learning into games so it is fun for them to retain what they are picking up and to retain. I was asked to see if my kids wanted to continue their […]

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Drift Off to Sleep with Cloud b Toys #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 05/16

| April 15, 2016 | 73 Comments
Drift Off to Sleep with Cloud b Toys #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 05/16

Bedtime can be a hard time for parents and kids alike! Some kids are afraid of the dark or are night hawks, making night time a long event kids and parents dread. Cloud b understands this issue and has created sensory toys to make bedtime a more peaceful and magical experience. I was asked to […]

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“Ten Minutes Earlier” and Blog Out Loud 2016 #Ottawa

“Ten Minutes Earlier” and Blog Out Loud 2016 #Ottawa

OK, so if you read my last post, you know the Bros are all about their stuffed buddies these days (which includes, but is not limited to, Beanie Boos). These stuffies often want to join us on outings. This makes getting out the door even more efficient, she said sarcastically, as the kids scramble to […]

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Attack of the Kleenex

Attack of the Kleenex

Attack of the Kleenex 6 a.m…. a sweet little hand reaches out in the dark: “Here you go, Mama.” “What is it?” “Boogie.” “AAAGGG” I couldn’t let the winter go by without making another cartoon involving kids and their colds. I did it the last two years, after all. I don’t know why little kids […]

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Learning Goes 3D with Prismland! #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 04/25

| March 24, 2016 | 43 Comments
Learning Goes 3D with Prismland! #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 04/25

When it comes to learning, children are like sponges. They pick on everything they see and are told, and they can retain it. My younger children are 3 and 4 years-old, so they are constantly asking us questions about, well, EVERTYHING! We are now teaching them to read and simple math. When Prismland asked my […]

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Let Kids Relax and Imagine with The Bodhi Tree and Stacey – Review and Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/20

| November 16, 2015 | 16 Comments
Let Kids Relax and Imagine with The Bodhi Tree and Stacey – Review and Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/20

My kids can be, well, a bit rambunctious. They like to get outside and run around, exploring the world in front of them. They are also captivated by all of the sights and sounds around them when they are out and about at school or when running errands with me. Since they are 4 and […]

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Fall Decor

| October 28, 2015 | 3 Comments
Fall Decor

In the effort to keep things minimal while we’ve been trying to keep our house looking show-ready, I didn’t do any of my usual fall decorating this year. Other years, this usually includes a runner with spider-web motif, metallic pumpkin, and the clichéd decorative farmers-markety gourds. Faux-fall foliage wreath on the door, that sort of […]

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Take Playskool’s Play-Stow-Go Toys Wherever You Go!

| October 15, 2015 | 4 Comments
Take Playskool’s Play-Stow-Go Toys Wherever You Go!

Children, including babies and toddlers, love to play. Children need this form of activity for many reasons. Play allows babies to become stronger, improve their fine motor skills through sensory play. Playskool understands the importance of play for young children. Their new line of Play-Stow-Go toys encourage young children to be able to play on […]

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My Son is a Big Kid with Pull-Ups Learning Designs! #ByeByeDiapers

| October 2, 2015 | 11 Comments
My Son is a Big Kid with Pull-Ups Learning Designs! #ByeByeDiapers

  Check out this video of my son and I talking about our potty training experience!     This is our little guy.     Potty training our son has been such a rite of passage for him. He wants to do everything his big sister is doing, and he can’t wait to be done […]

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Splash and Play All Day with MyMayu Rain Boots! – Review and Giveaway! CAN 10/19

| September 24, 2015 | 53 Comments
Splash and Play All Day with MyMayu Rain Boots! – Review and Giveaway! CAN 10/19

Fall is here! Accompanying the shorter, cooler days is the rain. My kids live for days like these! Finding a puddle to splash and muck about in is the goal of a rainy day outing with my little ones, but it is not as fun to do when their clunky rain boots weigh them down […]

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Give Kids a Good Start at School with Eye See…Eye Learn®!

| September 21, 2015 | 10 Comments
Give Kids a Good Start at School with Eye See…Eye Learn®!

  My daughter has just started junior kindergarten this year, and we had a checklist of the things we made sure she had before attending her first day of class. We scurried to make sure she had school supplies, clothes for class, a check-up with our family doctor and an eye exam with an Optometrists. […]

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Let Your Little One Enjoy Their Safe Play Area with the Artbee Foldable Playmat! ~ Giveaway CAN 08/24

| July 27, 2015 | 114 Comments
Let Your Little One Enjoy Their Safe Play Area with the Artbee Foldable Playmat! ~ Giveaway CAN 08/24

  The Artbee Folder Playmat was developed by a mother who wanted to provide the safest & fun space for kids & toddlers. Artbee Playmat is now available in Hong Kong, Canada, and Germany. This playmat can be easily be transformed into different play structures such as a sofa, tunnel or the play partition. This […]

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Free Salsa Babies Classes this Summer!

| July 7, 2015 | 3 Comments
Free Salsa Babies Classes this Summer!

  Join Daniela for Free Salsa Babies Classes in Ottawa this Summer!   Every Tuesday in July and August 10 am Salsa Babies classes at Ottawa City Hall. Join a class at: https://www.facebook.com/thedancingmama/events Every Thursday in July and August (except Aug 27) 10 am Salsa Tots classes at Dundonald park (512 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON K1R 5J9) […]

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