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 [...]
BAD MOMS- Montreal VIP Premiere: Win 2 Tickets!

BAD MOMS- Montreal VIP Premiere: Win 2 Tickets!

Posted by: on Jul 19, 2016 | 8 Comments
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 [...]
“Me Before You” Advanced Screening in Montreal- GIVEAWAY!

“Me Before You” Advanced Screening in Montreal- GIVEAWAY!

Posted by: on May 20, 2016 | No Comments
It's been a while since I've done a book review on the blog, but that's mostly because I haven't read anything that I felt strongly enough about to share (good or bad) in a long time. That doesn't mean that I'm not still the same bookworm I always have been! Some things just don't change. Me Before You from Jojo Moyes is one of those books I've had on my list since it came out. For some reason, I've read several of her other books but not this one as yet. My mother-in-law and sister-in-law LOVED Read more [...]
Don’t Walk Away From Me…

Don’t Walk Away From Me…

Posted by: on May 12, 2016 | 2 Comments
The last week of April was a BIG week in our house. My son, just shy of being 19 months old, finally got up on his two feet and walked. An early crawler, like his sister, he's been on the move since he was 7 months old. Also like his sister, he started pulling up to standing long before his first birthday but decided that walking just wasn't for him. We've been trying to encourage him to stand and walk- using a walker or holding our hands. We did everything we could think of to get him to just Read more [...]
What Mama Is Watching- My Netflix List

What Mama Is Watching- My Netflix List

Posted by: on May 3, 2016 | No Comments
Anyone who knows me or follows me on social media knows how important my "me" time has become to me. For about 10 months now, that "me" time has been about making time for my daily workouts and time to take care of me... aka filling my own cup before filling others'. Taking the time in my daily routine to make ME a priority has changed my life... from the inside out. I have more energy, I'm happier, I'm healthier, I'm stronger, and my whole family is benefitting from it. However, I do still appreciate Read more [...]
Props to PAW Patrol

Props to PAW Patrol

Posted by: on Apr 2, 2016 | 5 Comments
Just a quick shout out to Ryder and the gang at the Look Out... The last month of our lives has been absolutely B-A-N-A-N-A-S: kids getting sick one after another, visits from out of town family, trips to the country to visit family, a 24-hour roadtrip to Maine, tax season for my accountant hubby....oh, and Hubby also happens to be running for a position on our City Council. That's right- an election smack dab in the middle of tax season means that the month of March was even more upside down Read more [...]
A Beautiful New Children’s Story Book: Little Banty Chicken and the Big Dream (Review & Giveaway)

A Beautiful New Children’s Story Book: Little Banty Chicken and the Big Dream (Review & Giveaway)

Posted by: on Mar 24, 2016 | 23 Comments
I've said it before, and I'll say it forever: books are sacred and special in our house. Now that she has a little brother to share her Mommy and Daddy with, story time before bed has become an even more special and important time for our daughter. It's the time that we get to cuddle in her big girl bed, snuggled under the covers and have time that's just for US. Yes, we have the classics, new and old, to choose from, but we also love to discover new and hidden gems to add to our repertoire. Little Read more [...]