August 2014 archive

Nerd Block Jr is fun mail for kids (#giveaway)

Nerd Block is a pretty cool idea: you subscribe and then every month, a mystery package full of ‘nerd gear’ arrives in your mailbox! While the original Nerd Block is geared towards adults, there are also Nerd Block Jr subscription boxes for boys and girls aged 6-11. We were sent both the boys and girls August mystery packages from Nerd Block Jr to check out and the girls could not wait to tear into them! As is typical with kids, the toys are now strewn about our home and I didn’t get Read more […]

Sears Canada will help you #RockTheHalls this fall (#giveaway)

This is our second ‘back to school’ season and it brings back so many memories for me! One of my favourite ‘back to school’ rituals was picking out a new backpack (I’ll never forget 4th grade, when I picked out a New Kids on the Block backpack in the fall and was over them by Christmas – but had to use the backpack all year) and a special outfit just for the first day of school. I haven’t had much say in Ashlyn’s daily wardrobe choices since she was about 2 so the only clothes that come into Read more […]

How using a Strider helped my 5 year old ride her bike without training wheels

Way back in 2011, I did a Strider PREbike review. Just look at how young Ashlyn was! She was about 2.5 when she started using her Strider and while she really enjoyed it, she was never one of those kids who zoomed around at top speed on them. One of the many benefits that a lot of parents give when choosing a balance bike is that it helps the children to learn the hardest part of riding a regular bike. Did you think it was pedaling? Oh no, it’s how to balance your weight properly on the bike! Read more […]

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