There are a lot of movies that we are REALLY looking forward to seeing this season, but one that really stands out is Lion. Adapted from the non-fictional book, A Long Way Home, by Saroo Brierley, Lion is about a five-year-old Indian boy, who gets lost in the streets of Calcutta. After a wrong train takes him thousands of miles away from his home and family, he survives many challenges before being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only the scantest of clues, Read more [...]
Shopkins, Shopkins, Shopkins... If you have a kid between the ages of 4 and 10, I'd say you know exactly what I'm talking about. It seems this collectible toy craze is EVERYWHERE! While, as a mother, I don't completely understand it, I can definitely relate as a former Pogs (remember Pogs?!) addict and Sticker Collector/trader. Collecting and swapping has always been a thing (think baseball cards and Beanie Babies), and it seems Shopkins is the new hot trend, at least for now.
A few weeks ago, Read more [...]
I've been having a rough go lately. I'm sure you can tell from my silence on here (the blog) and most of my social media channels. It's been a tough few months for me, personally (to say the least), and I just haven't been able to find the words to share what I want to share with everyone.
That said-- I am really excited to have something I've been looking forward to for a while finally arrive to offer me some respite from the stress: a brand new Netflix original that looks absolutely incredible Read more [...]
First it was Dora...
Then came Paw Patrol.
NOW there is only Mia and Me.
What is Mia and Me? Funny you should ask. Mia and Me is the ONLY show either of my children want to watch these days on Netflix. Why? I honestly could not tell you. One day, my daughter was at a playdate with my niece, and they watched this show together, and that was the end of any and all alternatives to Mia and Me.
It's half live-action, half animated, and it's honestly not all bad. I'm sure I would Read more [...]
Family couch cuddles, car-ride sing-alongs and everything in between. Our best memories as a family of four are being made when we're just together, enjoying and living in the moment. It beats planned excursions, exciting days out and parties. My favourite moments with my husband and little ones are the ones that are most unexpected (and tend to leave us giggling or belly laughing). Music is such an important part of the memories we're making and of the memories I have of my family from when I was Read more [...]
Now that my kids can bathe together, bath time is always a party in our house. It wasn't always that way. Each of my kids have gone through some bath time anxiety at some point. Whether your bath time is a party like ours or something dreaded, you'll want to know about the cool new product, called SoapSox, to make bath time THAT much more fun for kids!
SoapSox are adorable plush friends that kids can take from playtime to bath time! Kids can snuggle, cuddle and play with their SoapSox all day, Read more [...]
Canada might be long gone, but the Canadian content invasion on Netflix Canada lives on!
I always love a good game of "Betcha didn't know they were Canadian"! Don't you?! Here are some of the new discoveries I've made lately about some of our homegrown talent:
How did I not know that Pacey/Peter Bishop was a fellow Canuck?! Just when I didn't think I could love him anymore!
Now on Netflix: catch him in One Week. I had never heard of this title before, but after reading Read more [...]
I'm pretty sure I've watched the trailer for Bad Moms about 100 times since it was released a few months ago. Not only are 2 of my girl crushes in it (hello Kristen and Christina, I'm looking at you!), but it also looks completely relatable and ridiculously hilarious! I have been counting down the days until I get to see this movie, and now the premiere is less than a week away!
A woman with a seemingly perfect life – a great marriage, overachieving kids, beautiful home, stunning looks Read more [...]