Last year, I shared a post with some ideas for some March Break activities at home and this year I would like to add a few more fun ideas… Sometimes, many children just want a break during March Break. A small amount of down time is important to schedule each day, if possible. The last thing you want is for your children to feel like they were on the go the entire March Break. Kids like down time too! In our house, we call it quiet time. Sometimes the kids have a nap and sometimes they play quietly in their … Continue reading
Whether you are a working mom or a stay at home mom or a work at home mom – we are all in the same boat. We are busy, and we tend to put everyone elses needs before our own. Well, it is time to wake up and smell the coffee ladies! These are Signs YOU NEED A DATE NIGHT! Do you know how I know, because while you read the 10 reasons below, you may very well find yourselves chuckling along, or nodding your head. So, seriously – here are 10 signs you are in need of a date … Continue reading
Moving forward, I will be more conscious of how I can be saving money each month. Last month, I participated in a financial challenge that taught me quite a saving money tips. After reading through Gail Vaz-Oxlade’s book, Money Rules and making a few changes in the way I view money, I am happy to say that this past month has been a real eye-opener for me when it comes to our finances. The kids were even involved in learning some money lessons by introducing them to the app call Learning Money with Leo. The biggest challenge … Continue reading
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Over the Christmas break, I went to a party with some of my high school friends. One of the highlights for me, aside from visiting with old friends, was being introduced to a new activity for my children: Sands Alive!. The friend of mine who introduced me to it actually brought some out for us to touch and everyone in the room was floored with how amazing it felt! I was immediately convinced that my children would absolutely LOVE it! About a month later, I came across a HUGE display of Sands Alive! at the Canadian Toy Fair. Because my … Continue reading
We know you and your kids love arts and crafts as much as we do! The four co-hosts for Artsy Play Wednesday would like to thank you, our regular readers for coming back week after week to link up and find new craft and activity ideas for the little ones in their lives. As a big thank you, we are sharing a giveaway where one lucky winner will receive a $50 Michaels Gift Card. See the bottom of the post for how to enter! We have a great group of bloggers who all love coming up with creative and fun … Continue reading
Michaels has got to be one of my FAVOURITE stores to purchase arts and craft supplies for my children as well as for myself. I love visiting Michaels stores to see all of the fun craft supplies and also to get ideas. This was why when we wanted to think of a Grand Prize, it was a no brainer that we would chose a Gift Card to Michaels! If you are new here, please feel welcome and check out the various Arts and Crafts ideas for children that we have featured in the past. If you are a “regular”, welcome … Continue reading
I am so excited to be switching to WordPress; this has been a LONG time coming! I have been on Blogger since the beginning of my blog adventure back in 2005. I have been considering a move to WordPress for the past 2-3 years and haven’t found the nerve, but it is now time. Please be patient while I work out any glitches and be sure to contact me if you notice anything!
A subscription box service for…. Makeup | Accessories | Intimates Subscription boxes are the latest and greatest new trend! They are a fun way to treat yourself and they also make a great gift. I received an Accessories Subscription box from Wantable with the following items inside: Miranda Necklace (ARV $20) Branaby Watch (ARV $36) Tomi Necklace (ARV $28) When you sign up to receive your subscription, you are required to fill in a detailed questionnaire of your preferences. Words and images help you to select your preferences of various items and styles and it helps the folks at Wantable … Continue reading
Have you ever heard of the book How Full Is Your Bucket? I gave this book to my daughter a few years ago in hopes to increase her self esteem and the concept has fortunately stuck with both of my children! The basic idea is that we all have an emotional bucket and in any given moment, we have the opportunity to fill up someone’s bucket or empty someone’s bucket. We fill up buckets with kindness, appreciations, positive words, encouragement etc. and we empty buckets by using put downs, insults, teasing and negative thoughts. It is such a … Continue reading