Don’t Poke the MamaBear: Birthday Party Invitation Etiquette

Don’t Poke the MamaBear: Birthday Party Invitation Etiquette

Posted by: on Jan 23, 2017 | One Comment
Something grizzled this MamaBear last week. From the outside, it might seem small or insignificant in light of all the BIGGER worries of our world these days. However, for this Mama, this small, petty issue felt BIG. I want to preface this by saying that I never thought I would be this parent. I always thought this was the sort of silly thing I would shrug off and let slide down my back. I suppose that in a way I have done that, but believe me when I say that if not for my daughter not taking Read more [...]
Poppit Shopkins Review and Giveaway!

Poppit Shopkins Review and Giveaway!

Posted by: on Nov 7, 2016 | 53 Comments
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 [...]
The Hardest Part

The Hardest Part

Posted by: on Oct 22, 2015 | 2 Comments
Yes, things have been very quiet here on the blog for some time... I know. There has been so much action and there have been so many in changes in our lives over the last several months, and yet I have not had the proper mindset to sit down and write about any of them. Here is the biggest change: my maternity leave has ended, and I am now back to work  on a full-time basis. You might think that being the second time around, it would be easier, but you would be sorely mistaken. There are no words Read more [...]
Happy Birthday Elmo: What Makes You Giggle? {Giveaway}

Happy Birthday Elmo: What Makes You Giggle? {Giveaway}

Posted by: on Feb 5, 2015 | 29 Comments
Everybody loves Elmo! Did you know that February 3rd was Elmo's birthday?! Happy Birthday Elmo! Just in time to celebrate Elmo's big day, Sesame Workshop and Put Me in the Story (the leading personalized book website from Sourcebooks) released the What Makes You Giggle App. The App takes your kiddie on an adventure full of giggles with Elmo and Abby as they share all kinds of fun things that make them laugh and smile. The best part?! You add your child's name and record it, and it gets incorporated Read more [...]
Review & Giveaway: Big Book of Kids’ Birthday Cakes

Review & Giveaway: Big Book of Kids’ Birthday Cakes

Posted by: on May 1, 2014 | 9 Comments
Anyone who has ever had a birthday knows that there is nothing more exciting for any child than an amazing birthday party, topped off with the most incredible (and yummy) birthday cake.  Anyone who knows me knows I love to bake and play in the kitchen. This book and I are a match made in heaven! I literally squealed with delight the first time I opened it! Pamela Clark’s Big Book of Kids’ Birthday Cakes (Sterling, April 2014) offers a variety of creative and delicious birthday cake Read more [...]
International Women’s Day 2014- Because I am a Girl Project

International Women’s Day 2014- Because I am a Girl Project

Posted by: on Mar 5, 2014 | 2 Comments
March 8th is International Women's Day. It also happens to be my birthday! Every year I like to do a little something in honour of my birthday being shared with women around the globe. As a woman, a co-celebrant, and a Bachelor of Arts in International Development studies, I want to tell you all about  the Because I am a Girl Project, a global initiative to end gender inequality, promote the rights of girls around the world, and to lift millions out of poverty. The project was founded by Plan International, Read more [...]
My Birthday Wish: Social Gaming for Social Change

My Birthday Wish: Social Gaming for Social Change

Posted by: on Mar 7, 2013 | No Comments
March 8th is my birthday. It is also International Women’s Day: a day for celebration, a call to action, a day set aside to pause and appreciate, or an opportunity for self-awareness. I have always known that I share my birthday with the Women of the World, but I never really knew what that meant. This year, I want to—in the immortal words of Cher Horowitz (the ultimate feminist)— “use [my] popularity for a good cause” and get the word out about something amazing: Half the Sky Movement: Read more [...]
Happy 2nd Birthday B!!! (I’m Baaaaack)

Happy 2nd Birthday B!!! (I’m Baaaaack)

Posted by: on Mar 3, 2013 | No Comments
Yeah, so I disappeared... Going to dust myself off and try again... Soooooo- my niece, B, just turned 2! I've spent the weekend working hard to make the perfect cuppies for the occasion. I have to say, I am VERY proud of my results! Let me start by introducing my best friend in the world. This is  Betsy, the Queen of all Pink Ladies. My life would not be the same without her in it. <3 Chocolate chip filled cupcakes, fresh out of the oven, with special celebration Read more [...]