Alton Brown Live! is coming to Ottawa and you can win tickets here (#giveaway)

When I saw the video that Alton Brown posted on Facebook revealing that he was bringing his Edible Inevitable tour to Canada, I was hopeful but wasn't really expecting to be able to see his show. Ottawa tends to get skipped in favour of stops in Toronto and Montreal (understandable, but disappointing when you live in Ottawa like I do). I actually squealed out loud when I watched and found out that he WOULD be making a stop with his show in Ottawa at the National Arts Centre on March 29, 2015. Then Read more [...]

Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy review and discount code (#DisneyonIceInsider)

We were able to see Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy at the Canadian Tire Centre here in Ottawa on Friday night and we had a great time! There was a lot of excitement in the days leading up to the show and I was a little afraid that it wouldn't live up to the hype, but both my 5.5 year old and my 3 -for-2-more-weeks year old really enjoyed it. A few things you might like to know before you arrive: Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy runs for 2 hours, including a brief intermission; The Read more [...]

Disney’s Oscar-winning “Big Hero 6″ is now available for home viewing

We don't take our girls to see movies at the theatre very often, but we made an exception for Disney's "Big Hero 6" when it was on the big screen! Now an Academy Award-winning movie (for Best Animated Feature Film), and featuring Best Animated Short Film "Feast", this Blu-rayTM Combo Pack is sure to be a hit in your home too. I hadn't heard about "Feast" before we saw it for the first time, but there is definitely a reason why it won an Academy Award! Charming, and with no real dialogue, it's Read more [...]

Support Pink Shirt Day on February 25

Did you know that this Wednesday, February 25, is Pink Shirt Day? Started in 2008 in Nova Scotia when two high school students organized a day to wear pink in sympathy with a Grade 9 boy who was being bullied for wearing a pink shirt, it has taken off across the country. Toys "R" Us had a special event this past Saturday where they gave out 100 of their "Be a Buddy, Not a Bully" shits at each of their locations. I was sent one shirt for my daughter to wear to school as well as a shirt for myself. Read more [...]

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 [...]

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