Free Summer Activities for Families

Summer is such a fantastic time of year, and it’s nowhere near over! The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and the bees are buzzing. Now is the perfect time to have some amazing summer fun with your family. Summer time fun can get expensive and put quite the dent in your wallet. With the costs associated with summer camps, theme parks and festivals, your wallet can end up getting quite the workout. Never fear, we’ve got some ideas for free summer activities that your family can enjoy together. The good news is that there are plenty of free … Continue reading

What to Pack for a Day at the Beach

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DISCLAIMER ~ This post is sponsored by Banana Boat. All opinions are my own. I only share content that excites me and I feel would be beneficial to Canadian Moms. I don’t know about you, but I’m always on the hunt for a sunscreen that is Mom AND kid approved. In our household, this is a very difficult task. Packing for a day at the beach can often feel like you may as well be packing for a week long vacation! At least this is it what it feels like when you’re like me and you like to pack everything … Continue reading

Motherhood: Loosening Up On The Leash

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I’ve always known that I have a very special, yet different, bond with each of my children. While neither of them share my deep love of Once Upon a Time or the Outlander book series (YET!), we have connected on other levels where we’ve found common ground. For my youngest, it’s his spot as the second child; a spot that I hold myself. Lately, with my oldest, it has shifted to being all about loosening up on the leash. Motherhood isn’t always easy. My sense of motherhood is deeply wrapped up in my relationship with my oldest, the strongest basis … Continue reading

The Allowance Debate ~ What You Need to Consider

Great Allowance Debate

The allowance debate has always been a hot topic in many households. Should you give one? Should children contribute to chores without monetary incentives? The truth is, while it’s up to the individual parents, there are a few things you need to know about giving your kids an allowance before you make a concrete decision. Your Child’s Financial Future is Affected Giving your children an allowance can lead to a better financial future for them. Kids that get an allowance are oftentimes better with managing money than those who don’t. They Don’t Have to get an Allowance for Chores There … Continue reading

A Mom’s View on Sport Sunscreen Spray

DISCLAIMER ~ This post is sponsored by Banana Boat. All opinions are my own. I only share content that excites me and I feel would be beneficial to Canadian Moms. I don’t know about you, but I’m always on the hunt for a sunscreen that is Mom AND kid approved. In our household, this is a very difficult task. There is a new product line brought out by Banana Boat® called the Simply Protect™ line. Today, I’ll be talking about the Banana Boat® Simply Protect™ Sport Sunscreen Spray. Before I dive into this specific product, I would like to share … Continue reading

How to Make Your Own Elephant Paste

Elephant Paste

DISCLAIMER ~ This post is sponsored by STEM Camp. All opinions are my own. I only share content that excites me and I feel would be beneficial to Canadian Moms. And what Mom wouldn’t want to learn how to make Elephant Paste at home with their child? Right?! Yes, you read that right. This post teaches you how to make Elephant Paste at home. And I must warn you, be prepared to make a MESS and HAVE FUN!!! In our home, when we do messy activities and experiments, I always cover the floor or table with a splat mat. If … Continue reading

Have Fun With Picky Eaters {Giveaway}

Picky Eaters

DISCLAIMER ~ This post is sponsored Constructive Eating. All opinions are my own. I only share content that excites me and I feel would be beneficial to Canadian Moms. Let’s dive into talking about picky eaters, shall we? Have you experienced the frustration of preparing a delicious, healthy meal for your family, only to learn that someone (or worst case scenario, EVERYONE) won’t eat? I have been in this position MANY times over the past 13 years of being a Mom. Picky eaters are a REAL problem that many families experience on a daily basis. When you have picky eaters … Continue reading

Learn How to Stretch

Learn how to stretch

Thank you to Jen Wende of Jen Wende BREATH | MOVE | CONNECT for this valuable information. This post was accepted on Multi-Testing Mommy due to its pure value to you. I have participated in many of Jen’s programs and highly recommend her as a valuable resource in the area of self care and well being. Jen is going to walk us through how to learn how to stretch. This may seem like such a simple task, but I ask you…do you stretch and move enough? Think about how you spend your day. How many hours are spent in stillness? … Continue reading

How to Keep Your Child’s Mind ACTIVE This Summer

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DISCLAIMER ~ This post is sponsored by STEM Camp. All opinions are my own. I only share content that excites me and I feel would be beneficial to Canadian Moms. Summer vacation is LONG! During this time, we want to plan fun activities and vacations for our children. As well as keeping them physically active. But, we also must keep their minds active! Whether you have your children at home, in daycare or at summer camp, ensure that they have equal opportunity to engage in a variety of activities. A healthy mix of fun, relaxation, physical activity and learning opportunities … Continue reading

You Deserve Some Relaxation #Giveaway

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DISCLAIMER ~ This post is sponsored by WaySpa.com. All opinions are my own. I only share content that excites me and I feel would be beneficial to Canadian Moms. Yes YOU, Mama! You deserve some relaxation, rejuvenation and self care time on a regular basis. However, trust me, I am the first person to say, “I get you!” when it comes to actually figuring out a way to carve out that time. Between the daily hustle bustle of meals, cleaning, boo-boo kissing, homework, refereeing and more, when on earth do us Moms find time for ourselves? I have learned from … Continue reading