Saving for Your Child’s Education #EducationSavingsWeek

Educations Savings Week

Children are expensive little creatures. Saving for your child’s education is not always easy. In this day and age saving for your child’s education is a subject that you should research and understand. By the time our children complete high school, post secondary education fees are going to be considerably higher. There are many ways to invest in your child’s future by saving for your child’s education. Heritage Education Funds will be sharing tips on their blog all week from November 21 – 25 to help you understand your options. In our family, we have a set amount that comes … Continue reading

The Big Winter Tire Debate

winter tire debate

When you get married or enter into a long-term relationship, there are many discussions and compromises that occur. You are in a partnership, and partnerships require compromise due to the fact that you are both human beings with unique opinions. It is always a blessing when you see eye to eye on a given topic, however, when it comes to topics such as winter tires for our vehicles, who knew that would become The Big Winter Tire Debate. My husband grew up in a location in Ontario that typically doesn’t get as much snow as other areas. Because of this, … Continue reading

Mattress Protection for All Ages

mattress protection for all ages

I am truly honoured to share my blog space today with my mother-in-law who has a gift for writing, just like her son. I have always said that this blog was a place to introduce Canadian families to new products (as well as recipes, parenting tips and ideas). There have been quite a few products over the years that I’ve discovered through opportunities on Multi-Testing Mommy that have become “must have products” in our home. One of these products is Canadian owned PeapodMats. Not only have these mats become a staple in our home, we also travel with them. When … Continue reading

Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Wouldn’t it be amazing if you won an Amazon Gift Card Giveaway right here on Multi-Testing Mommy? It’s that time of year when we need to start thinking about holiday gifts! What would you do if you won the Amazon Gift Card Giveaway? Would you keep it or would you gift it to someone you know? One of the many items that you can purchase if you won this Amazon Gift Card Giveaway would be ebooks. Do you have an e-reader? What I LOVE about the Kindle e-reader is that it has NO GLARE! That is one thing about my … Continue reading

Options for New Moms! {Giveaway} #babytime16

options for new moms

When I was pregnant, I wanted to learn about all of the options for new Moms! Attending shows like the the babytime show helped me to learn about my options; everything from products to services and free workshops from experts and influencers. Some of my favourite featured options for new Moms at the babytime show this fall include: Wonderwear Cloth Diaper Service Dalcini Stainless luv child – bum spray Munch Mitt Kind Snacks live clean Medela Mother Hen Petit Coulou well.ca You can listen and learn to the following speakers throughout the weekend (see schedule here and here): Nanny Robina, … Continue reading

Halloween Safety {Giveaway}

Halloween Safety

Teaching children about Halloween Safety including tips like never trick-or-treat alone (get your free safety tip printable here) is extremely important. Children need to understand that when it is dark outside, there are additional safety hazards that present themselves. Many people light up their Jack-O-Lanterns with real candles. This has never sat right with me! When I was a Kindergarten teacher, I came up with the idea to light up our pumpkins with a battery-powered flashlight instead of a candle. This way, you don’t have to e concerned with children (you know, the little ones who aren’t watching where they … Continue reading

The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Newborns

The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Newborns

What? There’s a No-Cry Sleep Solution for Newborns? Who knew, right? I bet that blog title caught your attention! Every baby is different and every parent is different. That is why there is no cookie cutter way of parenting or caring for your baby. Of course babies are going to cry as that is one of their means of communication with the world, however Elizabeth Pantley teaches us how to maximize a newborn’s sleep schedule in her new book The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Newborns. As soon as I learned about Elizabeth Pantley and her No-Cry Book Series, when 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

Check the Date on Your Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Alarms #FirePreventionWeek

smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms

My son came home with some very important homework this weekend. The task was to draw a floor plan of our house homework for Mommy or Daddy and discuss our Fire Escape Plan. I was very pleased to learn that he remembered our plan from last year (and the years before). This year, we have had to make a change in our meeting place as landscape dictates this for us, so we were thankful for this opportunity. As much as we don’t want to talk about a fire escape plan, it is important to re-evaluate every year and refresh our … 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