Preschool Educational Activities #ArtsyPlay {LINKY}

apple preschool science experiments

With so much back to school talk lately, I don’t want to leave the preschoolers in the dust as their education experience this fall is just as important! After all, the preschooler years from 1 to 5 are considered to be the formative years and are crucial in a child’s healthy development. Science experiments are a wonderful, hands on way to get preschoolers involved in learning. Tactile science experiments allow children to be fully engaged in their learning. Teaching your child a different language, including ASL (American Sign Language) helps their brain to develop and grow. ASL also allows children … Continue reading

Back to School Tips from @KidsHelpPhone

Back to School Tips from Kids Help Phone

While the start of a new school year can be exciting for many kids and parents alike, young people can also experience feelings of nervousness, anxiety, stress, and tension. Transitioning to a new grade, changing schools, getting new teachers, and making friends are all examples of the types of concerns young people can have ahead of September. Back to school anxiety can affect any young person, no matter their age, but there are ways parents can help their kids feel supported at this time of year. Have a talk. Ask your kid what they’re thinking and feeling about the new … Continue reading

Back to School Sleep Routine with Orange Naturals #ONatural

If you were to ask me what the biggest struggle we have in our house with regards to routines is, hands down it would be about sleep! From the moment my daughter was born, she hasn’t been a good sleeper. She was WIDE AWAKE screaming for her first 12 hours of life and the struggles continued on throughout her infant years and continues to this day, at the age of nine. Of course, we have tried all of kinds of tricks, some of them have worked and some of them haven’t, but at the end, she continues to have a … Continue reading

Some Downtime with Netflix During the Final Week of Summer #StreamTeam

A Turtle's Tale

As summer comes to an end, the fun definitely continues! I am a member of the Netflix Stream Team and I would like to share some movies and shows that might help to give your kids some down time this week before they head back to school. In our house, we try to come together once a week for “Family Movie Night”. We eat dinner while watching a family friendly movie or show (length always depends on how tired the children are). Have you seen any of these Netflix shows or movies with your children? The Adventures of TinTin Journey … Continue reading

You Could Win A MacBook Air at the #HeritageB2S Twitter Party 8/27

Heritage-Back2School-TwitterParty

Yes, you read the correctly! RSVP NOW and YOU could WIN a MacBook Air: I love participating in Twitter Parties, whether I’m simply a participant, a co-host or even a host. I get a strange thrill with the speed and intensity of a twitter party and I love interacting with other tweeps and brands as I always learn something new. Will you join me this Wednesday night for what is ramping up to be one of the best parties of the Back to School season? Twitter Party Details: Twitter Party Hashtag: #HeritageB2S Date/Time: Wed. Aug. 27 9-10pm EST Sponsors: @HeritageFunds … Continue reading

What to Pack for the FIRST DAY of Kindergarten

Extra Clothing

In many school boards, Kindergarten students are not required to bring ANYTHING to school as far as school supplies go! In fact, most teachers discourage it because they have specific tools they would like the children to use AND things go missing SO easily with little ones, which always brings tears. It is highly recommended to wait until your child goes to school to purchase any school supplies, as they should get a newsletter on the first day that will outline all expectations. Having told you to WAIT to purchase school supplies, there are a few things that are a … Continue reading

A Visit to the Scenic Caves in Collingwood

Scenic Caves

One of my favourite memories is visiting the Scenic Caves in Collingwood with my mom, brother and sister when I was about 14. I loved everything about it, so much to do and explore it truly was a memorable time. I enjoyed it so much that I knew I had to take my boys to experience it also and thanks to Amanda (Multi-Testing Mommy) I was able to do that. So for those of you who don’t know, The Scenic Caves are located in Collingwood about 1.5 hours away from Toronto. It is a “self-guided” tour through 13 various caves … Continue reading

What is Galette? {Recipe}

Berry Galette

The fancy word for this dessert is “Galette”, but in my books, it is a cheater pie. It tastes like pie, it just doesn’t look like it! Remember, it’s just a fancy name for cheater pie!  So, you’re still asking yourself, what is Galette? Answer from Wikipedia: “Galette is a term used in French cuisine to designate various types of flat round or free form crusty cakes.” So does that answer your question? Perhaps not. As I mentioned above, I find Galette to be like a cheater pie because it has all of the exact same ingredients as a pie, … Continue reading

There is NO Such Thing as a Stupid Question #ShineStrong {Giveaway} #PGMom

ERASE the phrase “Stupid Question” from your vocabulary! In this day and age, it is even MORE important that we raise our daughters to be strong and confident! They are faced with so many challenges growing up. I want my daughter to be confident (but not TOO confident) and to have personal strength. I want her personality to shine out upon the world and for it to land upon many smiling faces. I feel the need to add a side note here… There are SO many amazing campaigns like this, surrounding women and girls, I want to express the importance … Continue reading

PlasmaCar Giveaway

PlasmaCar

I’m SO excited to be able to offer you another PlasmaCar Giveaway here on Multi-Testing Mommy! Plasmacars are the BEST! Last summer, we received a PlasmaCar to test out. I remember how easy it was for me to put together and how excited the kids were when they came home to find it on the porch waiting for them! A year later, the Plasmacar continues to be a popular outdoor toy at our house. We have a small hill across the street from our house and the kids LOVE to put on their bike helmets and double up together on … Continue reading