The Excitement of Star Wars Force Friday

Star Wars Force Friday

If I were to tell you that we have some pretty serious Star Wars fans in our household, it would definitely be an understatement. Star Wars plays a part in our daily lives around here as hubby, the kids AND I all have the Topps Star Wars Card Trader App and we chase and trade cards on a daily basis. SO, when I was invited to attend the LIVE Star Wars: The Force Awakens unboxing event to kick off Fan Expo in Toronto, I definitely had some eager people who wanted to attend with me. This event spanned from Sydney … Continue reading

Preparing Your Child For Kindergarten – School Lunches

Back to school lunches

Entering Kindergarten means learning about independence; socially, emotionally and physically. One of the first exposures to independence for a Kindergarten child occurs during snack and lunch time. Children take pride when they go to their backpacks, take out their lunch containers and find a place to sit down and eat (and socialize with their friends). They get excited to see what is inside their school lunches and they feel like a “big kid” when they open up their bag to see what is inside. Parents can help their little ones be prepared for Kindergarten and this new-found independence by ensuring … Continue reading

Teaching Your Preschooler How to Spell Their Name

Teaching Your Preschooler How to Spell Their Name

Once a Kindergarten teacher, always a Kindergarten teacher! Even though I don’t teach children in a school setting anymore, my eyes open up wide and my ears perk up with regards to children and education. Education can come in many forms and what I love best about teaching young children is that you can make games, crafts and fun activities into educational ones so easily! When my friend Tiffany from Naturally Cracked shared her super idea for teaching Your preschooler how to spell their name, I was ALL OVER IT! What a fun way for a young child to have … Continue reading

Getting Kids Involved in the Kitchen

cooking with kids

As each year goes by, my kids are ready to take on more responsibility in keeping our household running and clean. I am a firm believer in family contributions! I want my children to grow up taking their own, age-appropriate initiative in our home. Is this a high hope? Possibly, but by creating routines, providing them with opportunities to feel pride over their contributions and setting expectations when they are younger, I am setting a plan in place for success. At east, that is my hope! Right now, one of my daughter’s biggest interests, in the house, is to learn … Continue reading

What Does Superfood Even Mean? {Giveaway}

superfood giveaway

I’m embarking on a new path right now in my life. I feel like this new path began way back last September when I started with Norwex. So many things have changed for the better since then! Now, my path is turning a wee bit, perhaps even a wee bit up hill as I am going to be tackling my health. Specifically, my nutritional health, by paying more attention to the food that I am eating. This is why I’m so excited to have discovered Nature’s Path Qi’a Superfood Snack Bars! Wherever I am in my day, they will help … Continue reading

Adventures with Thomas {Giveaway}

Thomas

Shari from Knit Wit by Shair shares her adventures with boys and Thomas… I have 3 little boys, and while they all like playing together and being together, they each have different personalities. When going on an adventure, each one has a different idea of what an adventure means to them. My oldest has always felt like an adventure had to be something on a massive scale. Anything short of a very long drive, and going to do very new things is not an adventure in his books. I always have to pull a sense of adventure out of him, … Continue reading

Kids Need the Opportunity to Express Themselves! {Giveaway}

Kids

Kids Need the Opportunity to Express Themselves! Giving your children the opportunity to express themselves in a variety of ways is very important to their growth and personal development. Music can play a huge part in how a child feels about themselves and the world around them. My children both love music. We often sit in the family room together, listening to music. We often get up to express ourselves when a specific song strikes us a certain way. It is fun to play, dance and sing when there are no rules involves and we can just be ourselves. Music … Continue reading

Homemade BBQ Sauce {Giveaway}

Homemade BBQ Sauce

I love sauces of all kinds! Sweet ones, sour ones and even sometimes, spicy ones! My daughter apparently inherited this love for sauces from me because she too enjoys a good sauce. We have recently discovered some new products to use as condiments from French’s. Our Homemade Sweet Rib Sauce can easily be transformed into a spicier version with the change of one simple ingredient! Homemade BBQ Sauce   Print Prep time 5 mins Total time 5 mins   This delicious Homemade BBQ Sauce makes the perfect condiment for any summer BBQ! Author: Multi-Testing Mommy Recipe type: sauce Ingredients 1 … Continue reading

Beef Taquitos

Beef Taquitos

On the weekend, the kids and I headed to the Jays baseball game. It’s a very long story how this all happened, but in the end, all you need to know is that hubby stayed home. He knew that we would be coming home around dinner time, so he asked me what I had planned for dinner. I had taken ground beef out of the freezer the day before and didn’t end up using it. I had intentions of figuring out how to make beef taquitos and so that is what I told him. He didn’t skip a beat and … Continue reading

A Power Packed Smoothie to Start the Day! {Giveaway}

Power Packed Smoothie

Please don’t yell at me….. I’m starting to think about what my morning routine is going to look like in a few weeks once school starts up again. WHY? Well, after some inspirational talks with my friend Michele at Juice Plus, I’ve become motivated to re-think my morning routine. My new routine is going to include a Power Packed Smoothie to Start the Day!   What does my routine look like right now? After lying in bed for about 15 minutes, slowly waking up while checking emails and social media on my phone, I stumble downstairs and drink a tall … Continue reading