KUBO and the TWO STRINGS {Giveaway}

KUBO and THE TWO STRINGS

KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS is NOW playing in theatres! Will you be going to see it with your children? My kids LOVE to go to the movies! The whole experience is something that they look forward to – right down to the kid sized treats! We often end the summer with a trip to the local movie theatre. This summer, on our list for consideration is KUBO and the TWO STRINGS. Synopsis: Kubo and the Two Strings is an epic action-adventure from acclaimed animation studio LAIKA. Clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of Game of Thrones) ekes out … Continue reading

Zucchini Muffins

Zucchini-Muffins

My kids LOVE muffins and I’m even more excited to share that they both love Zucchini Muffins! Who knew that ZUCCHINI MUFFINS of all things could be accepted as part of a delicious dessert? That’s right! My kids happily will accept Zucchini Muffins as a yummy treat after dinner. Recently, I was at a client’s house and I admired her MASSIVE zucchini that had been picked fresh from the garden. It was HUGE, as wide around as my arm, absolutely HUGE! I was inspired to get myself some zucchini (sadly, much smaller in size) and do some baking. One favourite … Continue reading

Protein Packed Pancakes

Protein-Packed-Pancakes

Breakfast is often referred to as the most important meal of the day! This is why I try to ensure that my children get their serving of protein every single morning. One of their favourite breakfast foods is pancakes, but traditional pancakes tend not to have much protein. SO, I decided to come up with a recipe for Protein Packed Pancakes that fills them with protein, but are still very similar to the regular pancakes that they know and love. This recipe is quite easy as it is all mixed using a blender. The clean up is quick and easy … Continue reading

Ten Tips To Keep Your Children Reading Over the Summer

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While we have hit the month of August, there are still five weeks left of summer to go and PLENTY of time for your child to READ! For some children, reading is a part of their daily routine because they love reading. For others, reading is not a preferred past time and they might require some encouragement or even an incentive or two. This blog post is for that later group in order to help you keep your children reading over the summer. Do you need help figuring out how to keep your children reading over the summer? Set a … Continue reading

Summer Survival Guide for Work at Home Parents

Summer-Survival-Guide-for-Work-At-Home-Parents

I do love the summer time! There is a certain excitement and joy that fills the air. A freedom that surrounds us. The children have a break from school. Some parents have a break from preparing school lunches or enforcing homework routines. BUT, there are new struggles during the summer months for many parents. I go into Summer Survival Mode as a work at home parent. Here is a Summer Survival Guide for Work at Home Parents Most parents that I have spoken to recently need a survival guide for the summer, regardless of whether they work at home, away … Continue reading

One Way to Make Learning FUN This Summer! {Giveaway}

Ontario Science Center

Are you looking for some summer activities to keep your children happy and occupied? Do you try to continue the learning process throughout the summer to keep your child’s mind active? Here is one way to make learning fun this summer… If you are within driving distance to Toronto, why not take a day trip to the Ontario Science Centre? The Ontario Science Centre is a fun-filled place where you and your child(ren) can spend an entire day exploring and learning together. There is definitely learning to be done by both young and old. SUMMER LEARNING TIP: Consider visiting @ontsciencectr … Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Giveaway (and MORE!)

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Giveaway

I’ve been using my Samsung Galaxy S7 phone for approximately one month now. This is my first official experience with an Android phone and I have to say that I have truly been enjoying the experience. My favourite part about it is how INCREDIBLE the camera is! Look at the clarity of the photos it can take: Do you see the detail around the flower and leaf edges? The vibrant colours? The clarity? I LOVE photography, but I don’t always love to lug my big DSLR camera around with me. I’m thrilled to have a phone that takes really amazing … Continue reading

Encourage Children to DREAM

Encourage Children to DREAM

We need to encourage children to DREAM! On my very first day of school, when I was in Kindergarten, I was encouraged to dream. I remember being asked what I wanted to be when I grew up. I was also asked to share my favourite food. I recall randomly throwing out “firefighter” and “oatmeal” as my choices, two completely random things that sat on a piece of paper above my cubby for the entire school year, staring me in the face. I liked oatmeal, but certainly didn’t love it. Perhaps that was what I had for breakfast that morning, I … Continue reading

What Would YOU Do if You Won FREE GROCERIES for a YEAR? {Giveaway}

Free Groceries

When you become a parent, your world changes completely. The answer to one, simple question can change over night when you become a parent. For me, prior to having children, if I were to answer the question: What would you do if you won free groceries for a year?, my answer would definitely be considerably different compared to after having children. The great news is, you have an opportunity to win FREE GROCERIES for a year as well as six $1000 Food Basics Gift Cards! This free groceries giveaway is called the Food Basics “I Want It All Event”. Here’s … Continue reading

Did You Know That Caffeine Intake is Directly Related to Eye Health?

healthy drink

Yes, you read that question properly. Last week, I learned that my caffeine intake is directly related to eye health. Who knew? I sure didn’t. Here is what happened… About a month ago, I started to notice that I was experiencing muscle spasms in one of my eyes. This was happening in my dominant eye, so when the spasms occur, it is very noticeable. At first, I didn’t think anything of it, but when it started happening on a daily basis, I began to wonder if something else was wrong. The final push that made me visit my eye doctor … Continue reading