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 [...]
Winter is definitely on it's way, but for now our sidewalks are clear and we're trying to stay active outdoors as much as possible. The bikes have been put away in anticipation of the snow that we will surely see soon but we have a fun new toy to use: a Rockboard Original Scooter. The Rockboard Original Scooter comes fully assembled. All I had to do was take it out of the box, set the handles up (they fold down for storage) and adjust the handles to the correct height.
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Ever since we saw the advance screening of Disney•Pixar’s "Inside Out", my daughters have been asking when they could have it to watch at home. That day has finally come, since "Inside Out" is now available on Digital HD & Blu-ray Combo Pack!
"Do you ever look at someone and wonder what’s going on inside their head? Disney-Pixar’s “Inside Out” takes an exciting and hilarious journey into the mind to find the answer. Based in Headquarters, the control center of 11-year-old Riley’s Read more [...]
Books are my go-to gift to buy and suggest. It's no secret that we're a family of bookworms and I was so happy when one of the first things that Ashlyn asked to put on her list to Santa was the new "The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party" by Shannon and Dean Hale. We are busier than ever these days but a guaranteed bright spot for all of us is when we snuggle up and read a bedtime story or two at night. I am happy to partner with Candlewick Press again this year to bring you some great Read more [...]
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 [...]