Healthy Granola Bars ~ 2 Ways

Healthy Granola Bars

These Healthy Granola Bars are kid and Mom approved and can easily become a school friendly snack too! Oh, and an added bonus, they take less than 10 minutes to throw together and a quick bake in the oven. This Mama can wake up at 6:30 in the morning, and have the breakfast cookie version on the table for 7! Yes, I feel like I wear a super Mom cape sometimes! I am not ashamed to celebrate those rare moments and you shouldn’t be either!   This Healthy Granola Bar recipe can be actually made in three ways: bars, squares … Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Craft for Kids

Valentine's Day crafts

Having children has taken love to a whole new level for me. Valentines day with little ones is an excellent opportunity to celebrate one of the greatest bonds there is: the one between a mom and her kids! What better way to bond with your kids than to snuggle up and read a book together OR make a Valentine’s Day CRAFT! My kids LOVE to make crafts. When I mention the word crafts, they usually squeal with delight. One craft that I would like to try with my kids this year, are these adorable heart shaped animal crafts. To make … Continue reading

Powering Smiles This Holiday Season #PowerImagination

powering smiles

Children love to smile and parents love to see their children smile. Unfortunately, at this time of year, for some families, smiles are difficult to find. Every year, thousands of children and their families spend time in Canadian hospitals over the holidays. And while they may have difficulty finding their smiles, I do believe that there is always a smile hiding in there, and we have to find creative ways to bring that out during particularly difficult times. Powering smiles is something that Duracell is passionate about… especially this time of year! For children who are sick, we have to … Continue reading

Looking for a Unique Gift Idea for a Child This Holiday?

unique gift idea

I’ve had many conversations lately with parents who are struggling to figure out what to give their child this Christmas. What do you give a child who has everything? Many people are keeping their eyes peeled for a unique gift idea that will not fill the toy room or simply sit on a shelf unused. I don’t know about you, but I feel like compared to when I was a child, our children these days have too much. Not only do we not have enough space to store it all, but do they really NEED it all? We have had … Continue reading

Do You Have a Star Wars Fan in Your Home? {Giveaway}

Star Wars fan

Do you have a Star Wars fan in your home? Are you going to see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story this holiday season? My hubby is the biggest Star Wars fan that I know and he has shared his interest and excitement with our children too. They build Star Wars lego together and collect Star Wars figures (hubby even has a shelf at work dedicated to them!). They even participate in Lego Advent calendars at Christmas time, which I will be doing with them for the first time this year. When Star Wars: The Force Awakens came out, my … Continue reading

An Educational Gift Idea for Kids {GIVEAWAY}

I’m always on the hunt for a unique and educational gift idea for kids. When I discovered Marmalade books, a unique book subscription, I was intrigued to learn more. Once received, I knew immediately that it would have to be listed on my Gift Ideas page for all parents to learn about. When I received the Middle Grade Box, I immediately thought of my daughter as she absolutely adores reading books! In fact, today on the way to school, we were chatting about her 30 minutes of daily “reading homework”. Her response was, “Mom, really it shouldn’t be called homework … Continue reading

Mess Free Art Idea

Mess free art allows children the space to be creative in a mess free zone – a parent’s dream come true, right? Creativity can take many forms, but often when it comes to children, it is MESSY! Like the protagonist of ‘Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, budding artist Rafe Khatchadorian, would tell you, creative self-expression can take many forms, from a doodle in a note book to a wall covered in Stickies. I can tell you that as a Child Studies major from the University of Guelph, one key learning that continues to stand out in my … Continue reading

Ten Tips To Keep Your Children Reading Over the Summer

Children-Reading-Over-the-Summer

While we have hit the month of August, there are still five weeks left of summer to go and PLENTY of time for your child to READ! For some children, reading is a part of their daily routine because they love reading. For others, reading is not a preferred past time and they might require some encouragement or even an incentive or two. This blog post is for that later group in order to help you keep your children reading over the summer. Do you need help figuring out how to keep your children reading over the summer? Set a … Continue reading

What Kind of Lunch Container Option Do You Prefer? {Giveaway}

lunch containers

What exactly do I mean about SAFER school lunches? This time, I’m not talking about WHAT we are packing for lunch, but rather the types of lunch container that we are choosing for our children. Back when my children were starting Kindergarten, I searched high and low for the best lunch container option that was: Easy to open. Easy to close. Was spill-proof. Back then (and it wasn’t that many years ago either), I settled on leak-proof plastic containers for all of the above reasons. The only other option that I considered (for a BRIEF moment) was glass, but decided … Continue reading

No More LOST Mitts with Smart Mitts!

Smart Mitts that don't get lost

This Smart Mitts review is written by Liz Brezer. I heard about Smart Mitts through another Mom who bought them for her son. My daughter is 8 and I have to replace her mitts at least twice a year. Since buying Smart Mitts, I am no longer hunting down my daughter’s one missing mitt. The mitts are easy for children to put on all by themselves; the mitts are attached to a flexible band that wraps around the child’s back under their coat. My daughter likes the security of her Smart Mitts being attached so she doesn’t lose them if … Continue reading