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

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

Give Mama the Gift of WINE!

Gift of Wine

Do you ever have “one of those days”? Of course you do! All Moms have “those days” – some more often than others. After a long or difficult day, I often enjoy sitting down with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine to unwind. Giving myself permission to have the gift of wine is something that I need to do more often! Sometimes, when I still have some unwinding to do, I will go on a walk, plugin my earbuds and listen to my favourite music. I know some friends who enjoy taking a nice, long bath. Whatever … Continue reading

Orange Naturals Spring Defense Kit Giveaway

Orange Naturals Spring Defense Kit Giveaway

Last week, I shared with you a recipe for Homemade Probiotic Frozen Yogurt. It is the perfect time of year to think about making your own frozen yogurt, as the weather starts to get warmer. However, with the warmer weather and the spring changes, also comes those dreaded allergies. Today, I’m bring you an opportunity to win an Orange Naturals Spring Defense Kit Giveaway to help you (or your family members) tackle those seasonal allergies! I never used to have allergies. However, something happened after becoming a Mom and I am now blessed with seasonal allergies as well as a … Continue reading

Yes, There is a Way to Make a Healthy Treat!

healthy treat

If there is one main message that I have learned from am online course that I an taking with Meals That Matter, it is that making food from scratch, like Homemade Chocolate Spread is truly a gift that I can give my family, whenever possible. Using natural, pure ingredients is much healthier than purchasing the processed options at the store. And please don’t think that I am judging anyone for their food choices, because we definitely do purchase many of the pre-made, pre-packaged options as well. I just understand and believe in the value that is placed on cooking and … Continue reading

Summer Camp in Durham Region

Summer Camp in Durham Region

The summer months are a wonderful break for school-aged children, however they are also a LONG break from their formal education. When considering what camps and activities to register for this summer, I highly recommend you look into some options that are both educational and fun at the same time. Are You Looking for Summer Camp in Durham Region? If you are in Durham Region and your child is going into Grades 1, 2, 3 or 4, do I have a wonderful opportunity for you! Have you heard of French4Tots? They run educational French programs for children all year round. … Continue reading

Delicious Homemade Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin Muffins

As you might have guessed by now, we are HUGE muffin fans in our home. The kids LOVE freshly made muffins! How can I tell? When I make muffins during the week, I make them at 5:30 in the morning. When the children wake up, I can hear them puttering about upstairs and I can hear them giddy with excitement that they get muffins for breakfast. Even at 7 and 10 years old, they still get excited to pick their own muffins out of the pan! These pumpkin muffins are fantastic, especially when they are made with freshly pureed pumpkin! … Continue reading

William Ashley Warehouse Sale

William Ashley Sale

Today, I had the privilege of checking out the William Ashley Warehouse Sale to do some Holiday Shopping. I haven’t been to this Warehouse Sale in years, and let me tell you that A LOT has changed! The sale is now located at a much larger location in Vaughan, just off of Hwy 400 in a 30,000 square foot warehouse filled to the rafters of items up to 90% off of the retail price. There are a variety of different shopping sections in the warehouse including the following: baking, kitchen ware, dining and entertaining, Ashley’s Archives, accessories, baby and kids, … Continue reading

Are You TOO BUSY to feed Your Family Healthy?

Meal planning app

If you answered YES to the above question, then you definitely need to check this out! Feeding a family healthy is a real balancing act. As a parent, you have to consider a hundred different things to successfully pull it off. Two years ago, Meal Garden embarked on a mission to figure out how to use technology to make healthy eating easier for families. We’re happy to share what we’ve created from all the talks we’ve had with busy parents. How do parents pull this off?! We did a little research… Families are overcoming these challenges despite what seems to … 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