Any Time is Family Time with Netflix (and a giveaway!)

Any Time is Family Time with Netflix (and a giveaway!)

Posted by: on Jun 23, 2017 | No Comments
  "My kids will never have screen time." Be honest- before we became parents, we told ourself a lot of things. The reality is that life with kids isn't always easy or perfect. It's not as simple as we once imagined. Still- we'd never trade it for anything. The key is finding what works for our own families. As long as everyone is healthy, happy and (relatively) well-adjusted, then who cares about those hard-and-fast rules we once imagined would be part of our lives?  Screen time is part of 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 [...]
Away From Home: What’s Your Policy?

Away From Home: What’s Your Policy?

Posted by: on Jan 4, 2017 | No Comments
Happy 2017 lovely readers! I know I've been silent for far too long, but believe me when I say it was with good reason! VERY good reason! Hubby and I just enjoyed our very first vacation together without kids, celebrating our 6th wedding anniversary! We enjoyed a FULL week away- in New Orleans and on a cruise to the Yucatan in Mexico. I was bursting to share with everyone, but I knew I had to wait until our return to do so. As a blogger, I share a lot of my personal life with the world. 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 [...]
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 [...]