Valentine’s Day crafts for kids

Follow Not Just Baby Brain's board Valentine's Day crafts for kids on Pinterest. Valentine's Day in on Sunday and we're up to our elbows in crafts around here! I was able to help out in my oldest daughter's grade 1 class  one afternoon last week and my task was to help the children create yarn hearts. It was messy, and sometimes a little frustrating to get the yarn to stay put when we were trying to create the heart shape, but the project was a hit over all and this is how my daughter's heart Read more [...]

#Girlsweekend at the Fairmont Le Château Montebello

As I mentioned last week, I had the opportunity to spend some quality time with two of my oldest friends, both named Amy (one is the fabulous Amy in 613, the other is a saint - ok, a high school teacher, but I believe that's basically the same thing) at the gorgeous Fairmont Le Château Montebello in Quebec over the weekend. As you can see in their picture above, the grounds are nothing short of stunning when you pull in! Our room was perfect for the three of us, with two double beds, a Read more [...]

Making friendship a priority with a girls weekend!

This picture was taken in the summer of 2014, when my oldest friends, Amy in 613 (though we usually just call her Amy), Amy and I had our first girls weekend. Actually, I suppose that's not entirely true. We've been friends since ninth grade (and they've been besties since they were 4!), and we shared an apartment in university, so we've had our fair share of adventures together, but that was the first time since I had my daughters that we had all gone away somewhere together. We chose the gorgeous Read more [...]

PBS Kids January releases (with “Reading Rainbow” giveaway)

PBS Kids has new DVDs to get kids thinking about some of our favourite things: sharing (ok, this may not be a child's favourite, but it is a very important lesson to learn and reinforce), exotic animals, and books of all kinds! "Caillou Learns to Share" - Caillou discovers that sharing his things with the people he loves always turns out better in the end. From teaching his classmate Clementine his special art technique, to taking turns at playing "conductor" with his friends and family, to Read more [...]

Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! arrives in Ottawa in 2016 (giveaway)

Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! is back in Ottawa next month! My family saw this show when it came to Ottawa in 2014 but we are anxious to see it again as it has been updated to include so many of our favourite characters. Who can you expect to see? The Mouse-ter of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse with his friends Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy; Disney Princesses including Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel, Snow White Tiana; Frozen's Anna, Elsa and Olaf ; plus friends from Toy Story, Finding Read more [...]

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