Decorating Our Christmas Tree

Christmas is easily my favourite holiday, and I love all of the special decorations that go along with it. My daughters have followed in my footsteps so when they wanted to decorate this past weekend, we went for it! Let me be the first to admit that the tree decorating was not stress-free, but in the end I think we all had a (mostly) good time and we have two trees to enjoy from now until the end of December. Yes, I bought a small tree for our basement last year and the girls love it! It Read more [...]

The answer to “Can I have a pet for Christmas?” is the Tekno Newborn

What is it about being asked for present suggestions that always compels kids to ask for a new pet? We have one (incredible) cat and no plans to get any other pets but my daughters are always asking for a fish, or another cat, or a dog. I've found a way for Santa to bring them what they want without actually committing to another living creature:Tekno NewbornTM Robotic Pets! I was sent a Tekno NewbornTM Robotic Puppy and Tekno NewbornTM Robotic Kitty from RP Toys. These micro pet robots can sit, Read more [...]

Our Generation: dolls for today’s girls (#HGG #giveaway)

I am so happy that both of my daughters love playing with dolls as much as I did when I was a little girl, and I admit that I do live a little vicariously through all of the sweet dolls and incredible accessories that are available now. Some brands charge more for doll dresses and accessories than I pay for the child-sized equivalent! Our Generation has the same quality as the higher price point brands but at a fraction of the cost. For my Holiday Gift Guide, I was sent two very special items. Read more [...]

Remembrance Day Activities for Kids

I have always tried to do seasonal activities and crafts with my daughters, but Remembrance Day was not something that we 'celebrated', per say. I explained the significance of the poppy to them and always make a point to buy one - and try not to lose it - each year, but I've never done any crafts or special activities leading up to it. Now that my daughters are in school and I'm a Sparks leader, I need to up my game and I found some crafts that focus on the poppy and the idea of peace that are perfect Read more [...]

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