Julie’s Greenroom is a TREASURE

Julie’s Greenroom is a TREASURE

Posted by: on Apr 11, 2017 | No Comments
If you haven't yet checked out Julie's Greenroom on Netflix, RUN, don't walk and turn it on NOW. If there ever was a female role model who is strong, poised, talented, intelligent, eloquent and can own the attention of any room she's in (even if she's not actually physically in it), that woman is Julie Andrews! Julie's Greenroom is a show about theatre and creativity and freedom of expression. It seeks to teach kids that the theatre "does not discriminate" and offers something for every person: Read more [...]
Theatre for Young Audiences in Montreal: Fancy Nancy The Musical!

Theatre for Young Audiences in Montreal: Fancy Nancy The Musical!

Posted by: on Feb 24, 2017 | No Comments
  Montreal parents- I am SO excited! The Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic society is presenting Fancy Nancy The Musical at the Segal Centre for the Performing Arts, starting this Sunday, February 26th and running through March 5th. This show is based on the incredibly sweet and special Fancy Nancy book series by Jane O'Connor (illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser) and the story follows Fancy Nancy and her friends, Bree, Rhonda, Wanda and Lionel as they prepare to perform in their very first Read more [...]
BALLERINA Montreal Premiere: Win 4 Tickets!

BALLERINA Montreal Premiere: Win 4 Tickets!

Posted by: on Feb 10, 2017 | No Comments
There's a brand new kids' movie heading our way, and this one looks beautiful! Ballerina is a France-Quebec coproduction is the story of an orphan girl who dreams of dancing ballet in Paris (yes, it is in English!). I LOVE that it was created here,in Quebec! I cannot wait to take my daughter, my own little Ballerina, to see it next weekend, at the special Montreal Premiere!     Synopsis: Félicie (Elle Fanning) is a poor orphan girl who has only one passion: dance. With Read more [...]
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 [...]
Netflix Downloads are a GODSEND (or: how Paw Patrol saved our lives) #StreamTeam

Netflix Downloads are a GODSEND (or: how Paw Patrol saved our lives) #StreamTeam

Posted by: on Jan 6, 2017 | No Comments
I have yet to write a full recap of our incredible adults-only vacation from this holiday season, but before I share that, here is a little introduction to how it began. Picture this: It's Thursday evening, December 22nd. You've finally completed the packing process for a long trip: organizing, planning, washing, folding, sorting, packing for 1 dog to go the sitter, 1 cat to go to a friend, 2 kids to spend a week with their grandparents and 2 adults to be out of the country for a week. The 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 [...]
Me and Mia and Me #StreamTeam

Me and Mia and Me #StreamTeam

Posted by: on Oct 7, 2016 | No Comments
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 [...]
All You Need is Love – Win 3 Months of Netflix!

All You Need is Love – Win 3 Months of Netflix!

Posted by: on Sep 8, 2016 | 13 Comments
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 [...]