The first long weekend of 2014!

If you're Canadian, odds are good that you enjoyed the Victoria Day long weekend that just passed! We were so lucky to have fantastic weather in Ottawa, especially since earlier in the week they had been calling for rain the whole time. Ashlyn was given a Rainbow Loom for her birthday a couple of weeks ago, so we spent some time working on bracelets together (translated: she picked the elastic colours and tried with success to hook a few of them together, but mostly she complained about how slow Read more [...]

Big cleaning power from the compact Shark Rocket

I could, and do, talk about my joy that winter has finally ended all the time. The one teeny, tiny annoying part is that the more time we spend outside, the more outside comes into my house. Mud, sand, dirt, grass - it's all tracked in and needs to be cleaned up. Our house doesn't have a proper utility closet on the main level and our full-sized vacuum is more effort to haul to the main level than it's worth for a small job, so I was doing my best with a broom until my new Shark Rocket arrived! What Read more [...]

Give Posterjack.ca for Mother’s Day

Mother's Day is on Sunday! I'm sure this isn't news to anyone but this year it has really snuck up on me and I'm afraid to say that I'm a little behind in arranging gifts for my own mother and mother-in-law, though I have taken the liberty of giving myself a little gift thanks to my friends at Posterjack.ca. Canada's photo-to-art experts have photo gifts to suit every mom and I'm sure she'll forgive you if it arrives a little after the official celebration, especially when she sees the wonderful Read more [...]

Beating Spring Fever with #MGAToybox and the Little Tikes Lean to Turn Scooter

I didn't realize until this year that "spring fever" is a real thing and that kids can feel it too. After the seemingly endless, freezing winter that we experienced this year, every child that I've come into contact with over the last couple of weeks has been losing their minds! The pent-up energy is palpable and I do not envy the teachers who have to deal with it all day, every day. For the April #MGAToybox, MGA Entertainment sent me a perfect way to help combat spring fever: the Little Tikes Read more [...]

Sofia the First: The Floating Palace

On April 8th, Sofia the First: The Floating Palace was released on DVD! I love when our favourite Disney Junior shows release DVDs because then we have something fun and familiar to put on during our long road trips. Featuring the full-length adventure The Floating Palace plus 3 additional episodes, there is plenty of princess fun for everyone. As a special bonus, our copy came with two fabric sea-themed bracelets which were a hit with both of my daughters! I encourage my daughters to watch Sofia Read more [...]

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