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

Stem Camp

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

relaxation

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

Tips for Keeping Seasonal Allergies Under Control #orangenaturals

Seasonal Allergies

Disclosure: I am honoured to be a part of the Orange Naturals Mom Ambassador Program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog always are my own. In this post, I’m sharing my experiences with seasonal allergies and providing you with some suggestions to consider in order to reduce your allergy symptoms. I’m finding it a wee bit ironic that as I sit down to write this post about Spring, we are experiencing a snow and ice storm here in Ontario. However, I know that Spring is here for a … Continue reading

One Family’s Journey Through Autism

autism

On April 2nd, communities everywhere bring attention to autism. It’s a powerful day for every autism family. In our household, this day signals a month-long opportunity to increase awareness. Through education about how autism affects our family, we hope, one day, we will have true acceptance of our community. A day when my daughter, Penny, won’t struggle initiating play with her peers. A day when I won’t get judgmental looks when I take my son, Max, out with a harness and leash because without it, he runs into danger.     If you’ve met one child with autism, you have … Continue reading

Hour Without Power ~ Earth Hour

Earth Hour

What will you be doing from 8:30-9:30pm Saturday night (March 24th, 2018)? Did you know that it is officially Earth Hour?   It’s time to celebrate our beautiful planet! This year, I’m excited to be adding a couple of tools to our home that will help us dim the lights for Earth Hour: an Amazon Echo Plus and a wireless controllable Philips Hue Light Bulb. I know what you might be thinking…why would you need a wireless controllable light bulb? What if you’re giving your little one a bath and you forgot to turn off the light in another room? … Continue reading

How to Get a Picky Eater to EAT! #orangenaturals

picky eater

Moms, I feel your pain! I get it, I truly understand what it’s like to have a picky eater in your household. I understand the ups and downs of that roller coaster ride, the meal time battles and feeling like a terrible parent when I break down. Without going into too much detail, let’s just say that gag reflexes can be strong in our home. It’s a REAL challenge for the child as well as the parent. I want to also take a moment to address the fact that sometimes a “picky eater” has reasons for being that way. Some … Continue reading