DIY Hot Wheels Shelf {Giveaway}

Hot wheels car shelves

My Boy Lives Life In the Fast Lane When I was pregnant with my 2nd child, I already had a boy, so I sort of new what to expect, but was not fully prepared for what would turn out to be my middle son! From the age of 5 months old, he was army crawling, at 7 months, he was cruising, and from the first time he rolled over he was after anything with wheels. I remember him army crawling to a Hot Wheels car that belonged to his brother, smacking his hand on it and pushing it back and … Continue reading

Celebrate Earth Day with Chocolate Garden Cups! {Giveaway}

Chocolate Garden Cups

Kids love fun treats and do I ever have a fun treat to share with you! Did you know that Earth Day is coming up on April 22nd? This is a special day to remind ourselves of just how precious our earth is and how we need to take care of it on a daily basis. I love finding companies that have the philosophy of being kind to our earth, that is why I have partnered up with Envirokidz! EnviroKidz is all about making learning about animals and the planet FUN and delicious for kids. This is right up my … Continue reading

Thomas and Friends Giveaway

Thomas and Friends

When I was young we used to walk over to the Canadian Tire all the time and look at the toys while my Mom would buy things that she needed. One time, I saw a stuffed Dino (From The FlintStones) and it was about 3 feet tall, which at the time was as tall as I was. I happened to have money that I got for my birthday and it was the same amount as this Dino. My Mom let me buy it, but I had to carry it home. I swear it wasn’t heavy when I picked it up, … Continue reading

14 Amazing FREE Alphabet Printables

Free ABC Printables

I have a healthy addiction to finding amazing FREE Alphabet Printables, as well as any other kid friendly printable that I can find. I particularly love preschool aged printables. It must be the former Kindergarten teacher in me. So, if you are on the hunt for a free printable in any subject or theme, feel free to contact me to find out if I have already done the searching as I am always happy to share! Perhaps one day I will share links to all of my findings right here on the blog! Until then, Kristen from and I have … Continue reading

10 Great Winter Activities for Kids


I have teamed up with Kristen from Country Fit Family to share with you some great Winter Activities for Kids in order to help you keep your children active and busy this winter. We are entering the home stretch, but we likely have many more cold, snowy days left in winter before we can begin to experience more spring-like weather. Here are 10 wonderful winter activities for you and your children:  25 OUTDOOR Winter Activities with Kids by Country Fit Family Crystallized Snowflakes by Creative Cynchronicity   Homeschooling through Winter by The Canadian Homeschooler   How to Makes Snowdays Fun for Everyone by … Continue reading

Helping Kids Understand the Importance of Online Safety

Online Safety and Children

For some parents, the internet can be a scary place when they start to think about what their kids might get up to – or run into – online. The vast majority of people in Canada – nearly 87 per cent – have internet connections at home. Smartphone ownership also surpasses the global average: more than half of Canadians (57 per cent) own a smartphone, while 42 percent of people own smartphones worldwide. In 2014, Facebook Canada reported that 19 million Canadians used Facebook at least once a month, and 14 million were logging in daily. And while Facebook’s terms … Continue reading

Making Friends is an Art

Making Friends is an Art

I am a HUGE fan of children’s literature. I especially love books and stories that have a message. Julia Cook’s book, Making Friends Is an Art! is a book with a wonderful message for children! This book teaches children how to get along with others in order to have true friendship. After reading this story, my daughter felt inspired to write a story of her own. She asked me to share it with you, so here it is: Hi. I’m Brown and I have lots of special pencil friends: Pink, Red, Orange, Yellow, Light Green, Dark Green, Blue, Purple, White … Continue reading

How Can I Teach My Preschooler?

teach my preschooler

From the moment your child is born, you are their teacher. You teach them to talk, to walk, to use a potty, to wash their hands, to hang up their coat and put their shoes in their place. You teach them how to share, how interact with others, and even how to talk on the phone. Now that your toddler has become a preschooler – what are they learning? Letters. Shapes. Numbers. Reading. Writing. The focus has shifted to more academics, and for many people – that can be intimidating. But, don’t panic. You CAN teach your preschooler. You’ve already … Continue reading

16 EASY Valentine’s Day Activity Ideas for Kids

Valentines Day Activities

This year, Valentine’s Day is on a weekend. That means, likely many of you will have a bit of extra time on your hands to spend with your children and perhaps you are looking for something to do with them? Kristen from Country Fit Family and I have collected some craft and activity ideas for you to consider. Did you see last week’s post with some super fun Valentine’s Day Treat Ideas? Most of these Valentine’s Day Activity Ideas for Kids are easy and don’t take too much prep. Some of them require you to collect a few materials that … Continue reading

Kids Can Stay Connected to Loved Ones Through Reading

SparkUp Reader

I will never forget when my husband went on his first business trip since having kids. My daughter was about 10 months old and she was well aware of her Dad’s typical daily routine. After nap and towards dinner time, she would start to walk up to our front doors in anticipation of his arrival. Their typical routine would be that she would get Daddy cuddles as soon as he arrived home. At that young age, we couldn’t properly explain why Daddy wasn’t home and the Daddy guilt that my husband was experiencing while he was away was painful to … Continue reading