I love getting mail. With texting and Facebook and email, getting something in the mail other than bills or junk is so exciting! I usually have our Christmas cards ordered by now, and occasionally even have them mailed, but this semester has really kicked my (usualy very organized) butt and I'm feeling behind. Thankfully, my friends at Minted sent me an email yesterday letting me know that my procrastination may actually benefit me!
You see, I was given a head's up that while they have a great Read more [...]
The holiday season means that the characters your children love to watch on television will be releasing special Christmas-themed DVDs! PBS Kids has 4 great releases just in time for the holidays. These DVDs are perfect for buying in advance to watch in the car while travelling, bringing to Grandma's house in case she doesn't have an endless stream of children's programming available, or suggesting to Santa for a perfect stocking stuffer!
“CAILLOU’S CHRISTMAS” includes 12 fun-filled Read more [...]
It's been almost a year since our first Maplelea Girl doll joined our household. I have learned that there is no way to guarantee that my daughters will truly love a toy until it has been in our house long enough for the novelty to wear off, so I was a little concerned that Saila would be forgotten by spring. Thankfully, she and her dogs, Nukilik and Nanuq, have become treasured companions to Ashlyn so it came as no surprise to me when a new Maplelea Girl was added to Ashlyn's Christmas list. She Read more [...]
With all the hustle and bustle of this time of year, it's a nice treat to be able to spend a few hours of family time watching a movie at the theatre - and snacking on popcorn, of course! Earlier this week, my family was able to attend an advanced screening of the latest Disney•Pixar movie, “The Good Dinosaur”, which is in theatres today (November 25)! Here's a brief synopsis:
"The Good Dinosaur" asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet Read more [...]
Encouraging girls to take an interest in S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics)-based activities is a big thing right now. I find it kind of funny, because I was always good at math and science as a kid (lets not talk about statistics in university, ok?) and never reHmember anyone having the audacity to tell me that I shouldn't have excelled in those topics because I was a girl, but I also recognize that not all girls are that fortunate. I'm also a big fan of toys that Read more [...]