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 [...]
All Hail King Julien!

All Hail King Julien!

Posted by: on Dec 30, 2014 | No Comments
On December 19th Netflix released a wacky, fun, and wonderfully colourful new original series starring the one and only King Julien. Who is King Julien? The wacky favourite lemur king from the Madagascar series, as originally voiced by Sacha Baron Cohen! You know- I like to move it move it- that guy! The show is wild and wonderfully fun. My daughter is not yet into the whole Madagascar series (though I'm sure she soon will be), so she doesn't know the characters. We did sit down to take Read more [...]
Review & Giveaway: Big Book of Kids’ Birthday Cakes

Review & Giveaway: Big Book of Kids’ Birthday Cakes

Posted by: on May 1, 2014 | 9 Comments
Anyone who has ever had a birthday knows that there is nothing more exciting for any child than an amazing birthday party, topped off with the most incredible (and yummy) birthday cake.  Anyone who knows me knows I love to bake and play in the kitchen. This book and I are a match made in heaven! I literally squealed with delight the first time I opened it! Pamela Clark’s Big Book of Kids’ Birthday Cakes (Sterling, April 2014) offers a variety of creative and delicious birthday cake Read more [...]
How to Make a Diaper Cake

How to Make a Diaper Cake

Posted by: on Dec 19, 2013 | No Comments
When I was huge and pregnant, my wonderful sister-in-law and mother-in-law made me the most lovely diaper cake for my baby shower. I had never seen one before, and I thought it was the absolute sweetest thing. Such a perfect gift: practical, adorable, full of love, and a beautiful centrepiece for the party! I resolved that the next chance I had, I would learn to make one, too. Luckily, my cousin is very pregnant right now, and we recently celebrated with her at her shower. I was advised Read more [...]
Peppermint Pinwheel Cookies

Peppermint Pinwheel Cookies

Posted by: on Dec 11, 2013 | 4 Comments
Hello everyone! It's been a very busy final quarter of the year in the Kujo house. Between a revolving door of illnesses, activities, out of town visitors, parties and special occasions, on top of the everyday work/daycare routine, unfortunately my writing and posting has fallen to the way-side. Alas, I am very behind on all of the things I want to share. Sigh. On Friday, our daycare is having a holiday party and bake sale to raise funds for the reading centres in each of the classrooms. I Read more [...]
Mattel Game On!

Mattel Game On!

Posted by: on Nov 27, 2013 | One Comment
Last Sunday night I had the pleasure of hosting a Mattel Game On! party. When I first thought about my guest list and theme, it dawned on me that since we moved in to our new house, we've been so busy renovating, cleaning, unpacking and just generally living our daily lives that I hadn't yet had my girlfriends over for a visit! [Such a terrible friend!] I decided to take advantage of the opportunity and make it a proper ladies' night. A group of awesome ladies (including my mama who was visiting Read more [...]