Getting Back into Night Time Routines {Giveaway}

Night Time Routines

This time of year brings all sorts of new routines for families. New wake up times, new activities, new eating schedules and new bedtime routines. This can be a hard adjustment for many children. Night time routines are one of the most important routines to figure out early on in the school year. They are what set children up for good sleep and for feeling well rested throughout the school day in order to maximize their academic and social success. But, sleep and night time routines do not come easily for everyone. Some children are very resistent to sleep and … Continue reading

Camping with Kids ~ Don’t Worry! They Won’t be Bored

Camping with Kids

Having been instructors and teachers on numerous wilderness trips ranging from overnights to 28 days my husband and I would call ourselves professionals, but when you add two kids to the mix, things change…drastically. Two summers ago we embarked on our first family canoe camping trip with a two and four year old: camping with kids. It felt ambitious, and we were only gone for an overnight. The trip was a big success other than that our two year old didn’t sleep much. The weather was beautiful; the kids were entertained by fish nets, portable trucks, Play Doh and markers. … Continue reading

Bring on the FUN with Adult Game Night (Giveaway)

Game Night

Who says games are just for kids? Do you ever have an adult game night with your friends? My favourite time to play games is at the cottage after the kids have gone to bed. We always have a blast together, whether it is playing scrabble, spoons (a game that I am known to be a complete spaz during) or cards. September is the perfect month to unwind with your adult friends and family after the little ones have been tucked in for bed. With the stress of getting back into school routines and no vacations in sight (for most … Continue reading

Hot Wheels Giveaway

Hot Wheels Giveaway

If you would like to read more about Shari and her three boys, please feel free to visit her blog, The Knit Wit by Shair. Trying to come up with ways to connect with our kids can sometimes be a challenge. With three boys, I sometimes struggle with finding fun things we can do together, since I played with different types of toys when I was little. With Hot Wheels there are a few ways we are able to play together and connect. As winter is coming, it is easy to do these things inside and stay warm while really … Continue reading

Canada’s National Organic Week {Giveaway}

Natures Path Giveaway

Organic week is the largest annual homage to organic food, farming and products across the country! Why organic? There are so many reasons to consider organic. This video explains it for you: Organic food is crafted without harmful pesticides, GMOs or artificial flavours and synthetic sweeteners, so all you taste is real, delicious, wholefood goodness. The way all food ought to be! If you enjoy trying out organic food, I encourage you try out the following: Nature’s Path delicious granolas including Pumpkin Flax Granola and Coconut Chia Granola, as well as tasty and healthful Flax Plus Flakes Cereal. EnviroKidz children’s … Continue reading

Do You Know if Your Child Has a Vision Problem?

Nexcare Eye Patch

When I was in grade one, my Mom got a call from my teacher who was very concerned for my well being because my eyes were doing some funny things. She was actually concerned that I might have epilepsy. As it turns out, I had a lazy eye and I needed glasses. My eyes weren’t focussing to allow me to see the chalkboard properly. I remember feeling so frustrated, but not knowing that I should communicate my struggles with anyone. I have worn glasses ever since grade one and I cannot live without them. My eye sight in my one … Continue reading

Healthy Chocolate Mint Smoothie

Healthy Chocolate Mint Smoothie

Towards the end of August, my body was really starting to feel dragged down. I wasn’t eating properly nor was I sleeping well and I know that a part of that was how I was choosing to eat. We always have a choice in what we eat. I have always struggled with my blood sugar levels. My Mom still tells stories about how grumpy I was after school as a child. She would literally meet me at our side door with a cracker to shove in my mouth. As an adult, I am much more aware of my blood sugar … Continue reading

Back to School Nerves {Giveaway}

Ease Back to School Nerves

We had a lot of back to school nerves in our house this year! It wasn’t much different than last year, to be honest. The kids were worried about who their teacher would be, what friends would be in their class along with many other worries that are hard to handle when starting something new. Kids often have similar worries when they start up a new extracurricular activity. It is the fear of the unknown. Even though school is well under way this year, it takes some time to get settled and adjusted to the new surroundings, teacher, schedule etc. … Continue reading

Twitter Party ALERT: All About Car Seat Safety #CMRCarSeatSafety

Car Seat Safety

My husband and I always tell our children that it is our job as a parent to ensure first and foremost their SAFETY. The priority of their happiness and everything else comes AFTER their SAFETY. This is difficult sometimes for them to understand or accept, but that does not matter, because it is our job as their parent to ensure this. This may sound harsh, but it is a reality as a parent. In order for our children to be SAFE, it is important to do our research and to learn. One area that is very important is… Car Seat … Continue reading

Back to School: A Mom’s Perspective

think before you speak printable

Well…the kids are back at school… The house is quiet again, so on goes the music! Yes, I listen to music all day long. What I listen to depends on my mood. Sometimes it is the same few songs on a loop and other times, I select a huge playlist and am surprised all day long with new songs. Music is a part of me; it is in my soul. I will admit that when the kids are home all summer, this Mama doesn’t get her fill of music and it is hard for me as it is like my … Continue reading