Hosting a Crafternoon party with Rice Krispies Multi-Grain Shapes Crafternoon

Since moving to Ottawa 4.5 years ago, I have been very fortunate to make some amazing friends who have become like family to me. From the time our oldest kids were about 15 months old until they started junior kindergarten last year, we would get together at least once a week and often much more frequently than that! While we still get together with the younger kids on a weekly basis, the four oldest kids go to three different schools since most of us are in different neighbourhoods so Ashlyn doesn't Read more [...]

Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival (#giveaway)

I know it's all holidays all the time around my blog, and quite frankly in my life too, but it's fun to take some time as a family and do something that isn't necessarily related to Christmas. We have always had a great time at Disney Live! performances (we've seen Mickey's Rockin' Road Show in 2011 and 2014) so we're all looking forward to a whole new experience with Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival! A little about the show: Mickey Mouse and friends rock the world with the stars Read more [...]

NCircle Entertaiment has your holiday DVDs (#giveaway)

Odds are very good that if you child has a favourite character, that character has a special DVD to enjoy during the holiday season! NCircle Entertainment has some great holiday options that features some familiar faces and are a nice change of pace for the winter. I was sent a package of four holiday themed DVDs: A Very Awesome Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Holiday Show!, The Snowman, Calliou's Holiday Movie and Octonauts: The Very Vegimal Christmas. Keep reading and you can enter to win them for Read more [...]

Have some old-fashioned fun with board games from Wonder Forge (#giveaway)

Winter has arrived here in Ottawa, and after 3 days of cold I am almost ready to dig out some games that I have set aside for Christmas just to give us something new and fun to do! My friends at a Wonder Forge sent a board game for each of my daughters that I know they'll love. I love board games because they can teach so many things while you play, and the really fun board games inspire all sorts of imaginative play and 'house rules' that really keep things interesting!   My Read more [...]

Give your Canadian girl a Canadian doll from Maplelea Girls (#giveaway)

I can never predict which doll will become a favourite in our house. Ashlyn has had her special doll, Flower Baby, since she was 2. Flower Baby is a snuggly baby with a plastic head, which is great for playing Mommy. However, Ashlyn is starting to play in more mature ways now, acting out social situations and trying out new ways to behave, and she wants a doll that is more like her to play with: a young girl, not a baby or a grown up. I can't wait to surprise her with a Maplelea Girls doll on Read more [...]

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