2014 archive

How to host a cookie decorating party without losing your mind

I know, it’s a little late for me to be posting tips on this topic, but a cookie decorating party could still be lots of fun after Christmas. After all, we’ve got two solid weeks at home with our kids and that can be a lot of days to fill! We’ve been hosting a gingerbread cookie decorating party for 4 years now and I think I’ve finally got a pretty good system down. This year we had a total of 12 kids, ranging in age from almost two to five years old, decorating cookies. There were 3 baby Read more […]

Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Turns 35

Can you believe that the Little Tikes Cozy Coupe is turning 35 this year? Since being introduced to consumers in 1979, the Little Tikes Cozy Coupe has become a staple of childhood memories, been recognized as the best-selling car in the US, and sold an average of 422 cars per week in Canada. This is the one toy that we didn’t get for our daughters when they were toddlers that I completely regret not having. I’ve never met a child who didn’t love the Cozy Coupe! Features of this classic Read more […]

Candlewick Press shares the gift of reading

There are few things I love more than curling up with a mug of hot tea, a cozy blanket and a good book during the cold winter months. Even when I’m at my busiest, I try to have one “fun” book on the go at all times, though I make no promises for how deep or intellectual it may be. My daughters have both inherited our love of books so I find now that a lo of my reading time is spent reading to them, which is a great way to calm down and spend some quality time together during this busy holiday Read more […]

Wrigley’s Holiday Fun Books Make Delicious Stocking Stuffers

I love shopping for stocking stuffers! There is always a fun mix of practical, fun and edible items inside, and Santa wraps the stocking stuffers in our house to prolong the fun of opening them. One thing that I remember loving when I was little were the Wrigley’s Holiday Fun Books, filled with Life Savers. These best-selling candy books have expanded to include Hubba Bubba and my daughters’ favourite, Skittles. Not just candy, there are fun little games on the inside cover. As a bonus, each Read more […]

Disney has your holiday movie gifts covered

Do you do a lot of travel over the holidays? This is the first year that we’re doing all of our holiday travel in a car instead of a van, so it’s the first year in a long time that we have actually had to consider the size of the gifts that we are giving to our families! Movies are a great gift to give and receive: they are easy to wrap, provide entertainment, and don’t take up much space in your trunk or your house. Two that will be under our tree (and in our car) this year are new releases Read more […]

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