North, Saint, Welcome CHICAGO! Why Kim and Kanye’s Name Choices Are Valid

If you’ve been living under a rock the last 24 hours, then you’ve probably missed a HUGE announcement! Kim and Kanye have had their third child via surrogate Monday. A little girl who is no doubt cute as a button, weighing 7 lbs. 6 oz – the family is growing! Apparently, Kim was in the delivery room during the birth, and is doing a lot of skin to skin bonding with the little one. The couple already has 4-year-old North, and 2-year-old Saint and are no strangers to the unique…

Bathtime Fun – DIY Kids Clay Soap

Seems slime and mould-able play is all the rage with school-aged children these days and since my children regularly struggle with wanting to take a bath I thought the perfect solution to get them motivated would be combining play with the bath-time struggle.  Who needs bath toys when you have something fun and creative to pass the time – plus clay soap also effectively washes all those hard to reach spots! When looking on the internet for recipes I came across a whole slew of soap-like recipes as well as…

NYE Tips and Tricks for Parents

The long anticipated end of this year is almost here! For most of us that means new beginnings, fresh outlooks and a whole new leaf to turn in the coming one. Like most, the hustle and bustle of the Holidays have some to a slow simmer and preparation for NYE is well underway. If you have kids, that usually means a low-key party at home with popcorn, streamers and Netflix – the best kind in my opinion. What this also means is that sometimes parents need to be one step…

#LilGiftList Monkey Jabber GPS Watch Giveaway!

Truth be told I am a helicopter mom in all aspects of the word – I would watch my children every second of every day if I could. But the truth is, sometimes in life things come up like field trips, play dates and simple park play that can keep our children out of direct reach. This year in particular, my oldest had a class overnight field trip and I held him back because of the simple reason that communication was not allowed. Had he had smart watch like the…

#LilGiftList PlasmaCar Giveaway!

If you haven’t already come across a PlasmaCar in your lifetime you are truly missing out. The Original PlasmaCar is an innovative, ride-on toy that harnesses the natural forces of inertia, centrifugal force, friction, and kid power to move. That’s right, no batteries, gears, or pedals – just pure fun and child’s play at its best! As a family we have tried out these smooth little machines at Chapters Indigo on occasion as well as at friends homes, and to be honest they are super-fun! Even for adults like me.…

#LilGiftList Instax SHARE SP-2 Giveaway!

Capturing those holiday moments are always important and Fujifilm makes it easier with their new Instax SHARE SP-2 Printer! Who ever invented the idea of printing photos straight from your mobile phone is a genius in my opinion – I mean, I am already obsessed with the idea of instant photos with a camera but the reality of it is that I am always attached to my cell phone and sometimes photos from there get posted to social media and hardly ever actually printed. With the new Instax SHARE SP-2…

#LilGiftList Kite Flyer Finn & Rockabilly Lottie Giveaway!

With so many dolls on the market, it really is hard to distinguish which are appropriate roll models when it comes to our children. In our family, both my boys fully enjoyed playing with dolls and the imaginative play that goes along with having them. I did however notice that a lot of the tinier dolls appear very ‘mature’ and sometimes unrealistic in terms of clothing, makeup and body proportions. That’s why I was thrilled to receive the Lottie dolls for review and to giveaway to one of my fans.…

#LilGiftList Little Live Pets My Dream Kitten, Cuddles Giveaway!

When I was little my parents brought home the most adorable white kitten, she was fluffy and perfect just like the Cottonelle commercials circa 1985 featured. I loved that cat so much until I held her…lets just say FUR EVERYWHERE! Her shedding was horrible – she left her mark everywhere she visited and it became a nuisance to everyone who would visit. Imagine eating fur in your meals, wearing it on your clothing and finding it in your bed – gross! BUT she was gorgeous – in fact we tried…

#LilGiftList Squashed 3D Game Giveaway!

Be the last pawn on the game cube in order to win against your opponents, only there’s a catch! Make sure you don’t get squashed in the meantime. This play on the traditional flat one sided board game is genius! Brings family game night to a whole new level. My children aged 8 & 11 really enjoy playing this 3D version game because it gets the whole family interacting and excited. The game is all about strategy, logic and risk – perfect for that gamer who is super competitive. Best…

#LilGiftList Little Live Pets Frosty My Dream Puppy Giveaway!

The perfect addition to any family! The best part is, no clean up or mess that a real puppy makes. Happily bring this adorable ‘dream’ of a puppy into your home and make a child smile from ear to ear with it’s realism. Even before the box was torn open, my own children were filled with delight! He’s so adorable and really comes to life when interacted with. My Dream Puppy is large enough to fake a real puppy with charisma to mimic one too! This Husky is more than…