Do You Remember Your First Mattel Toys?

Mattel Toys

When sitting talking with hubby about plans for our shopping this holiday season, I realized I did not need to look very far for the latest and greatest toys of the year thanks to Mattel Toys? They had all the treasures that would cover everyone on my list, whether they were a baby or an older child. For that baby in my life Fisher-Price® Laugh & Learn® Smart StagesTM Chair rocks. This seat blows my mind. I love that it is not just for play but also encourages learning. Geared for kids aged 12 months and up, this chair does … Continue reading

LOW Sugar Banana Muffins #ONatural

Low Sugar Banana Muffins

November is World Diabetes Month and in recognition of large number of people who suffer from Diabetes, I am sharing my Low Sugar Banana Muffins with you today. It is important to me that I try my best to reduce the amount of sugar that my family intakes on a regular basis. Diabetes does run in our family and my family’s health is extremely important to me. I make muffins on a weekly basis because they make an excellent snack food and I know exactly what my children are eating when I send them to school with a muffin for … Continue reading

Give a Gift This Holiday that EVERYONE Can Use! {Giveaway}

Swap Gift Cards

Why not give a Gift Card because even if you choose the wrong place……. What if I told you that there was a way to SWAP GIFT CARDS?! The good news is there IS a way and you can purchase Gift Cards at this one stop shop too! I have used this service and the process is SO simple to follow… To Purchase a New Gift Card: OR To Sell Your Gift Cards: See?! How easy is that? After the holidays are over, if you received gift cards that you will not use OR if you would rather have a … Continue reading

Have You Seen Mr. Popper’s Penguins? #StreamTeam

Last Saturday night, we had a family movie night in our home. I was SO excited to finally be able to watch Mr. Popper’s Penguins! First of all, I absolutely LOVE Jim Carrey, I think he is hilarious, don’t you? Inspired by the classic Newbery Award-winning children’s book Mr. Popper’s Penguins (that I read when I was in GRADE FIVE!!!), this movie was a wonderful story to watch with my children. Putting family first is something that is truly important and this movie captures that idea in a hilarious yet insightful way. Common Sense Media didn’t give this movie the … Continue reading

Comfortable, Stylish and Affordable Yoga Wear for Girls {Giveaway}

yoga wear for girls

I have always been a girl who chooses practical wear over being dressed up. I’m all about comfort. If I can look good and be comfortable all at once, I feel confident and I consider it a success! It is very important to me that my daughter becomes her own person and to express herself freely. Naturally, I would like to influence who she becomes, but it is also very important for her to make her own decisions and choices. Fashion is one of them. My daughter loves bling and glitter, but she also LOVES comfort too! She gets equally … Continue reading

Holiday Themed Name Banners {Giveaway}

This weekend, we will begin decorating our home for Christmas! I can’t wait to pull out all of our holiday bins and go through all of the decorations to put all over the house. It will be like Christmas exploded when we are finished, but that is what makes it so much fun! Personalized decor is always the best, isn’t it? Recently, I have been introduced to Knock Knock Banners, an online store that creates personalized name banners for all occasions. Knock Knock banners has an adorable selection of Holiday Themed Name Banners! Santa’s Furry Friends and Winter Wonderland are … Continue reading

Gift Ideas for Preschoolers: Caillou Toys

Caillou Toys

I never really thought when I had kids that they would be watching what I watched when I was younger. Hearing familiar songs and catch phrases being sung from my kids makes me warm and fuzzy knowing I can relate to what they are watching. Can you believe Caillou is 25 years old? It doesn’t seem like that long ago I was watching him and now my little toddler is and loving every minute. Seeing him light up when he watches that little 4 year old Caillou who is just full of adventure makes me smile. His imagination can make … Continue reading

Organic and Healthy Food Options Made Easier with the Healthy Shopper {Giveaway}

Healthy Shopper

The Healthy Shopper’s goal is to put LESS artificial ingredients and MORE organic and healthy food options into your basket when you are shopping! The Healthy Shopper™ Coupon Book as well as their online E-coupons enable you to buy high quality natural and organic products in Canada at more affordable prices allowing you to enjoy a wider range of healthy alternatives for you and your family. The Fall Healthy Shopper Picks including organic and healthy options are: Olympic Dairy’s new Chia yogurt I typically add chia seeds to my yogurt every morning, now with this first ever yogurt on the … Continue reading

Teaching Children to be Thankful ~ Artsy Play Wednesday

Friends south of the border are gearing up for a huge holiday celebration next week: American Thanksgiving. While up here in Canada, we celebrated Thanksgiving over a month ago, I am always looking for opportunities where we can be teaching children to be thankful! This week, I came across and adorable FREE PRINTABLE over at Simply Fun Families! Click on the image below to take you to the post that shares this printable. Even though our ground is covered in snow, and jingle bells are starting to ring all around, it technically is still Fall and I would LOVE to … Continue reading

Are You Doing a Countdown to Christmas for 2014?

Countdown to Christmas

You might remember this heartfelt family tradition from Simply Fun Families which was featured here on Multi-Testing Mommy (then called 25 Days of Christmas). I have some updates to share about this wonderful product that gets the whole family into the holiday spirit… but first I’ll remind you what it’s all about… Countdown to Christmas is an activity kit for the whole family filled with unique ideas for adding a pinch of festive fun to the days leading up to Christmas. Whether you countdown for a week, 12 days, or the whole month of December, this kit helps busy parents … Continue reading