Prepping For Back To School With A Permanent Impact

    Everyone that knows me also knows that I hate back to school, I miss my kids way too much to get excited about the whole thing and my anxiety almost always takes over this time of year. I like to find ways to communicate with them and remind my boys that I am with them even when I am not because the truth is, it makes a mama feel better – selfish I know but it gets me through those long school days. You name it, I have…

Sneaking In A Little Mommy Me Time

I am the queen of something that has now taken traction all over the internet as a real ‘thing’ and I am super proud to say that I have not only mastered it, but I do it on a daily basis too! It is noted as the “MomSneak” the mother of all sneaks, the ability to watch episodes upon episodes of Netflix films and shows while the children are around without them actually cluing into it. This new wave of honour has me super-excited that I am not alone in…

Sticking to Bedtime Routines During Summer Break

Yes, I am THAT Parent. The parent who puts their children to bed on time (most nights) even during the summer months. In our household the Summer doesn’t mean a free ticket to stay up late and do whatever you want whenever you want, it simply means better weather, more fun and more time spent with family. The only way I have found to keep the best of spirits when it comes to our children is by sticking to a solid sleep routine. Don’t get me wrong, I do admire…

2 Ingredient Peanut Butter Play-dough!

I’ve been making this playdough recipe for my kids ever since I can remember and it was always a hit when they were tiny. I mean, who doesn’t love playing with their food right? Yes, this should be reserved as a treat and for special days like today – it’s super rainy outside so I thought I would re-introduce it to them. Let me tell you, it is STILL a huge winner – even in a home with a 10 and 8 year old! Ingredients:  Peanut Butter (smooth works best)…

Interactive Fun With Netflix!

School’s out for the summer and that means entertainment for parents around the clock! If your kids are anything like mine, they will need constant stimulation from the moment they wake up until the minute their tiny eyes shut- bring on 2 months of helicopter parenting and exhaustion. Can’t complain though, I look forward to it all year, as I can imagine you do too. Our favourite things to do are all outdoor activities however, the reality of it is that some days are just not sunny enough to spend…

Enter For Your Chance To WIN A Paramount Father’s Day Movie Bundle!

Father’s Day is just around the corner and in order to celebrate the big day, lil-sugar.ca and Paramount have joined together to give one lucky person the chance at winning a bundle of classic flicks that are sure to make any man in your life happy! Loaded with classic, comedic and action films, as well as western, suspence and of course mysterious pleasures for his liking! Check out the list below and make sure to enter before it’s to late! Set includes: The Godfather Part One 45th Anniversary Blu-ray Father Dowling…

Easy Summer Braided Beauty Tutorials

With the sizzling summer heat fast approaching, I have been looking everywhere on the web for simple ways to stay chic while still maintaining my long hair this season. So many ideas when you actually look, and most of them are pretty easy to do yourself too! Here’s a list of the simplest and stylish hair styles I am going to attempt this summer: The side braid with a little ‘extra’ is simply beautiful! Who knew a simple braid would look so effortless yet put together – just love this…

Full Mobile Coverage While Living In The ‘Burbs’ -TELUS Rocks! {Giveaway}

I was first introduced to TELUS mobile when I was a teenager, I remember buying into the brand because of its fresh appearance, snazzy ads and really good prices. Who would have known that after years of service with other mobile networks I would become a TELUS customer once again – just under different terms. Now somewhat grown-up I stand on the other side of the fence when I say that the most important thing to me when it comes to cell phone usage is the ability to stay connected.…

Celebrity Mom Moments We Can All Relate To!

This mother’s day all I want is to relate to those beautiful people walking the malls, strolling with their kids to the park and those perfect women that we see in the spotlight. I’ve always imagined that their lives would be somewhat just as annoying, chaotic and busy as mine so I searched the internet to find these relate-able moments from some really awesome and real life moments – brought to you by the celebs themselves! #momrealness #neverendingpileofdishes 😔 A post shared by Jessica Alba (@jessicaalba) on Aug 19, 2012 at…

Bridging The Gap Between Teen’s and Parents

Seems that having a 10 year old has certainly made me think about the future ahead when it comes to communication – especially lately. I’ve been lucky so far to have a child who is super open and honest about the ups and downs he’s been experiencing in his little life circle thus far. What happens in a few years when that circle grows and his own thoughts on life evolve further? Will he be as honest as he has always been,  am I being naive to think that he’s…