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 [...]
SoapSox: A Fun New Toy that Goes from Play Time to Bath Time

SoapSox: A Fun New Toy that Goes from Play Time to Bath Time

Posted by: on Aug 24, 2016 | No Comments
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 [...]
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 [...]