Our trip to Toronto without kids

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 [...]

Watch and learn with Wild Kratts and Caillou on PBS Kids

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 [...]

Sometimes I don’t recognize myself, and that’s ok

"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 [...]

Display your summer memories with Posterjack.ca (#giveaway)

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 [...]

Feel all of your feelings with Disney•Pixar’s “Inside Out”

One of my favourite perks of blogging is being invited to movie screenings. The first time that my oldest daughter saw a preview for Disney•Pixar’s "Inside Out", she asked if we would be able to go and see it early. She got her wish on Wednesday night when our whole family attended the Ottawa screening. In case you need a recap, here's what to expect from "Inside Out": Do you ever look at someone and wonder what is going on inside their head? Disney•Pixar’s original new film “Inside Read more [...]

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