Marvel Universe Live! review

Last night was full of excitement as my family attended the opening performance of Marvel Universe Live! at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa! While my husband has a good knowledge of the Marvel super hero universe, mine is limited to the most recent Avengers movies and our daughters are pretty new to the whole Marvel scene. We knew to expect a lot of action, stunts and special effects and we were not disappointed! Both of my daughters were most excited to see Black Widow so they had Read more [...]

Mini Lalaloopsy™ Sugary Sweet dolls are a real treat (#giveaway)

Meet the  Mini Lalaloopsy™ Sugary Sweet girls: Sugar Fruit Drops, Blush Pink Pastry, Whirly Stretchy Locks and Grapevine Stripes! Each doll comes with her own pet and accessory. These little sweeties also star in their very own movie "Lalaloopsy: Festival of Sugary Sweets", and we were happy to find the minis and movie in the mail this week from my friends at MGA Entertainment. Well, I was happy to find it; my daughters don't know about any of this yet because I'm saving everything for one Read more [...]

HEXBUG® Aquabot Remote Control Angelfish: pet fun without the work

HEXBUG has come out with something new and fun: HEXBUG® Aquabot Remote Control Angelfish! It's as easy as one (open package), two (drop Angelfish in water), three (watch Angelfish swim) and has provided my daughters - and cat! - with plenty of entertainment. My daughters love to look at the fish when we go to the pet store but we can't have a real fish because, well, look at Echo's face above. The fish wouldn't stand a chance! The HEXBUG® Aquabot Remote Control Angelfish comes in three Read more [...]

Marvel’s “Ant-Man” hits theatres July 17

It's summer, which means that the latest Marvel blockbuster is due! Ant-Man hits theatres today, July 17, and my husband and one of his friends were more than happy to attend a special advance screening on my behalf. In case you aren't familiar with Ant-Man, like me, here is a little about what to expect from the movie: "Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Read more [...]

Explore Centopia with “Mia and Me: Friends to the Rescue” (#giveaway)

It's an interesting time in our household when it comes to entertainment. My oldest is 6, and her younger sister thinks she's 6, so we're looking for shows that are appealing to school-aged kids while still being appropriate for a slightly younger audience. I was sent a copy of "Mia and Me: Friends to the Rescue" and it fits that bill perfectly! "Mia and Me" is a series that mixes live action with animation. In case you aren't familiar with the series, here is a little summary: Mia, a 12-year-old Read more [...]

Our trip to Toronto without kids

Last week, my husband and I did something almost unheard of for us: we were able to drop our daughters off with his mom and head to Toronto for a couple of days! We'd managed to get tickets to see the Foo Fighters for Wednesday night and with the Pan Am games craziness, we decided to take a GO train in and just walk or use public transit instead of driving. That turned out to be an excellent choice! We were headed to The Burger's Priest to grab dinner before the concert when I looked down University Read more [...]

Watch and learn with Wild Kratts and Caillou on PBS Kids

PBS Kids has been a trusted source of quality entertainment for decades, so I was excited when they asked me if I would like to review some of their latest releases! I was sent Wild Kratts: Super Sprinters and Caillou Helps Out. Here are the synopses: Wild Kratts: Super Sprinters Chris and Martin think that cheetahs can travel faster than any other creature or vehicle over the rough African savannah. Aviva takes this as a challenge, as does archenemy Zach Varmitech, and they both compete Read more [...]

Sometimes I don’t recognize myself, and that’s ok

"I don't even know who I am anymore!" It's a statement that I've been jokingly saying a lot lately and it really has me thinking. While I still certainly recognize the 'old' me, there are a lot of things that have changed about myself now, some that I wanted to happen and many that I never would have anticipated! When I was in seventh grade, I read "The Hobbit" and hated it. I had to read it again in grade nine and I still hated it. Read it for the third time in university for a children's Read more [...]

Display your summer memories with Posterjack.ca (#giveaway)

June is a busy month, full of events to celebrate and memories to make! Some kids are already done with school, or will be very soon. There are graduations a every level from nursery school through graduate degrees, Father's Day, the start of summer, family pictures - June covers a lot of beginnings and endings and everything in between! That's a lot of pictures to take and I know that in our family, if I don't get those memories printed and displayed immediately it is just not going to happen. Read more [...]

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