How using a Strider helped my 5 year old ride her bike without training wheels

Way back in 2011, I did a Strider PREbike review. Just look at how young Ashlyn was! She was about 2.5 when she started using her Strider and while she really enjoyed it, she was never one of those kids who zoomed around at top speed on them. One of the many benefits that a lot of parents give when choosing a balance bike is that it helps the children to learn the hardest part of riding a regular bike. Did you think it was pedaling? Oh no, it's how to balance your weight properly on the bike! Read more [...]

Our Summer So Far

How is it August already? Before school ended in June, I was worried that we would be bored by August and I'd be out of ideas to entertain the three of us during the day, but that hasn't been the case at all! Here's a little glimpse at our summer so far. BBQ smores for dessert, climbing in our updated backyard, as much time as possible spent at beaches/cottages/outside, lots of biking (Ashlyn has learned to ride her two-wheeler without training wheels!) and even a movie - we're having a blast Read more [...]

VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch: so much more than just telling time

My husband and I have pretty extensive watch collections, so I wasn't surprised when Ashlyn started asking for one for herself. Coincidently, I was contacted by a rep for VTech Canada about their Kidizoom Smartwatch and when I saw that it comes in bright pink, I knew Ashlyn would love it and I jumped at the chance to review one! The features on the VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch are crazy! I remember when each of these features would require a separate device, not to mention a trust fund, and now Read more [...]

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