Give your Disney fan Planes: Fire & Rescue this holiday

This summer, I took my girls to the movie theatre as a special treat and we saw Disney's Planes: Fire & Rescue. There was action, adventure and lots of laughs and my youngest daughter in particular really fell in love with the characters. She's even picked a Dusty ornament for our Christmas tree this year! When my friends at Disney sent me a copy to review, while I was sure that Rowan would have loved to open it at Christmas, I knew I couldn't keep it until  wraps for over a month. As soon Read more [...]

Hosting a Crafternoon party with Rice Krispies Multi-Grain Shapes Crafternoon

Since moving to Ottawa 4.5 years ago, I have been very fortunate to make some amazing friends who have become like family to me. From the time our oldest kids were about 15 months old until they started junior kindergarten last year, we would get together at least once a week and often much more frequently than that! While we still get together with the younger kids on a weekly basis, the four oldest kids go to three different schools since most of us are in different neighbourhoods so Ashlyn doesn't Read more [...]

Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival (#giveaway)

I know it's all holidays all the time around my blog, and quite frankly in my life too, but it's fun to take some time as a family and do something that isn't necessarily related to Christmas. We have always had a great time at Disney Live! performances (we've seen Mickey's Rockin' Road Show in 2011 and 2014) so we're all looking forward to a whole new experience with Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival! A little about the show: Mickey Mouse and friends rock the world with the stars Read more [...]

NCircle Entertaiment has your holiday DVDs (#giveaway)

Odds are very good that if you child has a favourite character, that character has a special DVD to enjoy during the holiday season! NCircle Entertainment has some great holiday options that features some familiar faces and are a nice change of pace for the winter. I was sent a package of four holiday themed DVDs: A Very Awesome Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Holiday Show!, The Snowman, Calliou's Holiday Movie and Octonauts: The Very Vegimal Christmas. Keep reading and you can enter to win them for Read more [...]

Have some old-fashioned fun with board games from Wonder Forge (#giveaway)

Winter has arrived here in Ottawa, and after 3 days of cold I am almost ready to dig out some games that I have set aside for Christmas just to give us something new and fun to do! My friends at a Wonder Forge sent a board game for each of my daughters that I know they'll love. I love board games because they can teach so many things while you play, and the really fun board games inspire all sorts of imaginative play and 'house rules' that really keep things interesting!   My Read more [...]

Give your Canadian girl a Canadian doll from Maplelea Girls (#giveaway)

I can never predict which doll will become a favourite in our house. Ashlyn has had her special doll, Flower Baby, since she was 2. Flower Baby is a snuggly baby with a plastic head, which is great for playing Mommy. However, Ashlyn is starting to play in more mature ways now, acting out social situations and trying out new ways to behave, and she wants a doll that is more like her to play with: a young girl, not a baby or a grown up. I can't wait to surprise her with a Maplelea Girls doll on Read more [...]

Lalaloopsy Tinies are full sized fun

It's funny how the older my daughters get, the smaller their toys are. The magical world of Lalaloopsy™ is now tinier - and cuter! - than ever with Lalaloopsy Tinies™. Featuring over 100 unique Lalaloopsy™ characters and pets, they come in sets of 10 and each pack has a surprise character to add to the fun. These cuties would make a great stocking stuffer! Add to the fun with Lalaloopsy Tinies™ Houses. These tiny houses come with an exclusive Lalaloopsy Tinies™ character and Read more [...]

Sphero Ollie (#giveaway)

When I was approached about including the Sphero Ollie, the robot that is controlled by an app for your Apple or Android device, in my Holiday Gift Guide, I did not hesitate to say yes! Oh, not for my daughters, or even for me. This little guy will be wrapped and under the tree for my husband (now is the real test of if he reads my blog, isn't it!). A mere 9.96" x 4.84" x 4.29" inches and 1.3 pounds, Ollie is going to be hours of fun for our whole family because there is no way that the girls Read more [...]

Libre Tea makes any moment a tea moment (#giveaway)

Sometimes I work with a company that has such a great product, I can't wait to work with them again. Libre Tea is definitely one of those companies! Yes, I did just work with Libre Tea in September, but as soon as my Starburst Tea Glass arrived, my husband tried to take it to his work on me! Since I wasn't really interested in sharing (an afternoon tea has become a necessity for me to function these days), Libre Tea was gracious enough to send my husband a tea glass of his own. This time, we Read more [...]

GoldieBlox Movie Maker

It always makes me happy when a toy that we love, that is also teaching my children something, is so successful that there are different versions available. Ashlyn was given GoldieBlox and the Spinning Machine last year and while it took her a little while to really figure out how to use it, it has been getting a lot of play over the last couple of months, so I can't wait to surprise her with the new GoldieBlox and the Movie Machine! Goldie and her friends need to save the Bloxtown Read more [...]

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