Stylish and Unique Onesies and T-shirts for Kids {Giveaway}

stylish and unique onesies and t-shirts for kids

Stylish and unique onesies and t-shirts for kids always make a great gift idea! With sizes ranging from newborn all the way up to youth XL and a variety of colours, these super cute tops are sure to be a hit amongst little ones (and parents too!). I remember when my husband and I were new parents, we went CRAZY over onesies with cute sayings. lilspeak onesies (and shirts) are super cute. My favourite ones have a little monkey with an age statement like “I’m five” on them. Can’t you see your little one year old (or 2, 3, 4 … Continue reading

Does Your Child Have A Lazy Eye? {Giveaway}

Nexcare Eye Patch

When I was a young child, I was diagnosed with having a lazy eye. I was in grade one when they first discovered this as my grade one teacher originally suspected that I might have had epilepsy. I couldn’t see the chalkboard and I would squint and widen my eyes in a unique manner that had her concerned. I was sent down to Sick Kids Hospital where they assessed me with the outcome of having amblyopia (a lazy eye). The treatment required me wearing an eye patch for many hours during the day, including during school hours. This had me … Continue reading

Road Trip Entertainment for Kids

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How do your children keep themselves entertained on road trips? Kids can have a hard time sitting still with nothing to do when in the car, so often some entertainment is needed to avoid the question “Are We There Yet?” from being asked too often. My kids always pack what we call a “goody bag” (a name taken from my childhood) that has a variety of activities including paper, crayons, games, books and more. We also have a “movie bag” that holds our portable DVD players, headphones and dvds. Typically we offer the children the opportunity to watch one movie … Continue reading

How to Make Learning Fun This Summer

Hot Wheels

During the summer, I always try to keep my boys learning. We focus on skills and work through some curriculum. However, I have to balance learning and fun, or I hear “Mom, you make summer boring”. I need to make learning fun this summer! While I will still be doing all of the curriculum and worksheets, there are many other ways to make learning fun this summer: Signing up for the Summer Reading Program through the Public Library. Each year they do a program that the kids get awards for the # of books they have read, and encourages them … Continue reading

Family Bike Adventures (Hot Wheels Helmet Giveaway)

Hot Wheels Helmet Giveaway

Shari from Knit Wit by Shair shares her adventures with boys and bikes… For most of my childhood we lived in an apartment building. Pretty much all year we were sent outside to play, and we would just run around in the parking lot, or play in the play area. There were tons of kids, and we all just played together. These days, our boys just play together outside usually playing different games in the back yard. But one of the things our boys look forward to the most as soon as the warm weather arrives are the family bike … Continue reading

Mad Scientist Party Ideas


Do you have a scientist (or a wannabe) at your house? Maybe you’d like your child’s next birthday party to include a fun educational element? With the potential of costumes, decorations, an interesting dessert table and fabulous science experiments, the Mad Scientist birthday party theme could be just what you’re hoping for. It’s a celebration that can be easily tailored to a wide variety of ages and interests; build your party around outer space, chemistry, the human body, animal life or whatever scientific field of study would most fascinate your birthday celebrant. Any party that invites the crowd to step … Continue reading

A Tip When Purchasing Rain Boots for your Children

Toms Rainboots

I’ve got a tip for you when it comes to purchasing rain boots for your children! You know how children grow QUICKLY? Well, I often find that their feet grow twice as fast, leaving their shoes that have barely been worn behind in the dust. In order to get away without purchasing rain boots quite as often, be sure to buy them so that you can fit a good 2 finger widths in front of their toes. Then, stuff cotton balls inside the toe of the boot until their feet grow. Rain boots can be a bit floppy at the … Continue reading

5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day Ideas

Back in September, I made the commitment to myself and my family that we would start to live greener lives. In our home, we celebrate Earth Day every day! Our earth is SO important! What does that look like in our home? We make a conscious effort to do what we can to limit the number of chemicals and toxins that come into our homes by using Norwex microfibre cloths as much as possible along with other chemical free cleaning and personal care products. We have significantly decreased our use of paper towels by using cloths and water to do … Continue reading

How to Make Malls a Safer Place for Kids!

No Bulling Here

The word “bully” is not to be taken lightly. People who are bullied can suffer emotionally and physically for many years and sometimes forever. I was bullied as a child. Some of the words that were said to me continue to stay with me to this day. I can vividly rememember many of the circumstances that I experienced in my youth. It started with my eyeglasses and went on from there. My heart goes out to all children who have ever been bullied. Do you know what though? My heart also goes out to people who are bullies. Why? Because … Continue reading

How to Prepare for a visit to the BabyTime Show {Ticket Giveaway}

BabyTime Show Ticket Giveaway

Whether you are pregnant or a new parent, it is always a good idea to do your research prior to attending a trade show like the BabyTime Show! I have been attending trade shows for over 10 years and I have learned a few things along the way! Multi-Testing Mommy’s Tips: Purchase your tickets ahead of time if possible, in order to avoid line ups. Bring water! Wear comfortable footwear. Wear as little as possible as it gets HOT! Bring a reusuable shopping bag to collect cards, pamphlets and free samples. Make a plan of which booths you MUST visit … Continue reading