Make winter more wonderful with NCircle Entertainment (#giveaway)

Some people are 'winter' people; I am not one of them. Once we hit -20-something with or without the windchill, I have zero interest in leaving the house unless absolutely necessary. With all the time we've been spending inside lately, it's nice to have some new DVDs from NCircle Entertainment to entertain us! Old favourites and new friends are keeping my 3 year old happy during these cold winter afternoons. Octonauts: Pirate Adventures DVD Seven action-packed episodes that centre around Read more [...]

Keep warm and read! Our latest preschooler/early reader favourites

It's no secret that when the weather gets cold, I hibernate. Curling up on the couch with a good book is a favourite way for all of us to pass the time, and these are the books that my 5.5 year old and 3-almost-4 year old keep reaching for right now! "The Mischevians" by William Joyce is on sale for $5 at Indigo now (not an affiliate link, just an awesome deal)! This book is very silly, a little gross at times, and never fails to make the girls laugh. I think "The Mischevians" will be the Read more [...]

Get kids moving with LeapBand

It's February and I'm officially in the middle of my annual "winter is never going to end and I'm out of ideas for engaging my children" rough patch. Finding new, fun ways to keep us all entertained can be tricky, especially for my 3 year old when her big sister is at school and I have my own homework to get done. One fun way to help her stay active is by using our new LeapBand from LeapFrog! In case you aren't familiar with the LeapBand, it is "the only activity tracker made for kids that Read more [...]

A Sugary Sweet treat for Valentine’s Day from Lalaloopsy (#giveaway)

Just in time for Valentine's Day, the line of little sisters of the Lalaloopsy™ characters has expanded to include these adorable Lalaloopsy™ Sugary Sweet Littles. From left to right, let me introduce you to Wishes Slice O'Cake, Giggly Fruit Drops, Mallow Sweet Fluff and Whispy Sugar Puff!   Each Sugary Sweet Little comes with her own little sidekick. I was sent Giggly Fruit Drops by my friends at MGA Entertainment and when I opened the package, I knew I couldn't wait until Valentine's Read more [...]

My word for 2015 is ‘thoughtful’

I know I've said it before but I'm just not a New Year's resolutions kind of girl. Now that we're nearing the end of January, how many of you are still even thinking of your resolutions? I am on a few online forums and on one of them, a poster mentioned an idea from Christine Kane that really resonated with me: "Pick a word for the year. Just one word. That’s all. Then, hold that word in your mind throughout the year, and let your word guide you to take action." I've decided on "thoughtful" Read more [...]

Kushi Teas brings Nepali tea to Canada

It's no secret that as soon as the weather cools down, I've got a mug of tea in my hand. I am always happy to try something new - and my exploding tea cupboard will attest to this - so I was pleased to be approached by Kushi Teas to do a review. If you are not familiar with Kushi Teas, it is a Canadian company that offers premium, organic, loose leaf Napali teas to Canadians at a very reasonable price! Fun fact: “Kushi” means “happy” in Nepalese! The company was founded by Tenzing Read more [...]

Join me for the #RBCFirstHome Twitter Chat

I am so pleased to be working with Mom Central on the #RBCFirstHome Twitter Chat, which will be held on January 20 , 8:30- 9:30PM ET. You can ask RBC and this panel of experts (which includes a lawyer, realtor, design expert, home builders, home inspectors and mortgage experts) any of your home buying questions: Plus, all chat participants have a chance to win 1 of 5 $100 gift cards! We aren't looking to move any time soon, but you never know what life will throw at you so I like to keep in the Read more [...]

Disney On Ice Worlds of Fantasy (#giveaway)

Ever since my daughters saw their first Disney On Ice performance last year, they have been asking to go again when it comes back to Ottawa. I am so happy that I can tell them that the World of Fantasy tour is coming to the Canadian Tire Centre Ottawa from February 25th to March 1st! Here's a little bit of what you can expect from the Disney On Ice Worlds of Fantasy show: Feld Entertainment's action-packed ice spectacular, Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Read more [...]

Eating healthy is easy with Nutri Ninja Pro

A common New Year's resolution is to eat better. After a month or so of Christmas baking and celebrations and treats, I know I'm looking for easy ways to add more healty food into our routine. As I look at the snow that is falling and the ever-growing piles of white stuff covering the ground, I am really missing the inexpensive and fresh fruit from the summer! I was sent a  Nutri Ninja Pro to try out and it turns out that a good smoothie is just what we need to feel that hint of summer again. The Read more [...]

Jumpstart your resolution with It Works! (#giveaway)

Have you seen 'that crazy wrap thing' all over your social media like I have been the last few months? At first, I kind of thought it was cheating, to be honest, but then fall hit and I got so buried in homework and kids activities and my Holiday Gift Guide that exercise fell to the wayside, so when my good friend Crystal approached me about trying one of their Ultimate Body Applicators and a few of the Greens products (you can find out more on Crystal's It Works! page), I figured hey, a little Read more [...]

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