It's an interesting time in our household when it comes to entertainment. My oldest is 6, and her younger sister thinks she's 6, so we're looking for shows that are appealing to school-aged kids while still being appropriate for a slightly younger audience. I was sent a copy of "Mia and Me: Friends to the Rescue" and it fits that bill perfectly!
"Mia and Me" is a series that mixes live action with animation. In case you aren't familiar with the series, here is a little summary:
Mia, a 12-year-old Read more [...]
Last week, my husband and I did something almost unheard of for us: we were able to drop our daughters off with his mom and head to Toronto for a couple of days! We'd managed to get tickets to see the Foo Fighters for Wednesday night and with the Pan Am games craziness, we decided to take a GO train in and just walk or use public transit instead of driving. That turned out to be an excellent choice! We were headed to The Burger's Priest to grab dinner before the concert when I looked down University Read more [...]
PBS Kids has been a trusted source of quality entertainment for decades, so I was excited when they asked me if I would like to review some of their latest releases! I was sent Wild Kratts: Super Sprinters and Caillou Helps Out. Here are the synopses:
Wild Kratts: Super Sprinters
Chris and Martin think that cheetahs can travel faster than any other creature or vehicle over the rough African savannah. Aviva takes this as a challenge, as does archenemy Zach Varmitech, and they both compete Read more [...]
"I don't even know who I am anymore!" It's a statement that I've been jokingly saying a lot lately and it really has me thinking. While I still certainly recognize the 'old' me, there are a lot of things that have changed about myself now, some that I wanted to happen and many that I never would have anticipated!
When I was in seventh grade, I read "The Hobbit" and hated it. I had to read it again in grade nine and I still hated it. Read it for the third time in university for a children's Read more [...]
June is a busy month, full of events to celebrate and memories to make! Some kids are already done with school, or will be very soon. There are graduations a every level from nursery school through graduate degrees, Father's Day, the start of summer, family pictures - June covers a lot of beginnings and endings and everything in between! That's a lot of pictures to take and I know that in our family, if I don't get those memories printed and displayed immediately it is just not going to happen. Read more [...]