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 [...]
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 [...]
LEGO Imagine Nation Tour- Montreal

LEGO Imagine Nation Tour- Montreal

Posted by: on Jul 18, 2016 | No Comments
The first-ever LEGO Imagine Nation Tour is travelling across the country this summer with the largest ever LEGO building event in Canada! I am excited to share that it will be in Montreal for a 3-day experience from August 12th to 14th at Palais des congrès! “The LEGO Imagine Nation Tour is an exciting chance for families across Canada to immerse themselves in a newly designed LEGO experience that combines everything that today’s kids love about physical play and digital entertainment.” 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 [...]