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…

On a Budget -5 Holiday Gift Ideas Everyone Will Love!

Holiday season means endless visits to family and friends and a lot of unexpected visits of your own. Why not be prepared and have something under the tree to pair with wine whenever a spontaneous visit comes into play that is special and doesn’t break the bank. Be prepared with these easy, affordable and super-creative gift ideas any host, hostess or unexpected visitor will love! Just add wine or something small and you are set… Staples Canada has a whole list of ideas to get your imagination started, but just…

Keep The Kids Happy While Travelling Over The Holidays

  We are a family that travels quite often, both in cars and on planes and the Holidays usually have us doing that more often. Christmas consists of travel to visit relatives 2 hours away, and car rides are usually long and ‘boring’ for my kids aged 8 and 11. To be honest, the travel time seems like it doubles for me too – the constant whining, and questions of when we will get there make 2 hours seem like 8! In fact, 1 in 5 Canadian parents say one of their…

Curious Children – The Benefits Of Technology {Contest Too}

If your children are anything like mine, they ask over a million (sometimes more) questions a day and on average expect some sort of realistic explanation to things you have never heard of. Am I right? Google has changed my life, or so to say… Seems we can never get through a show or a simple task without me turning to my trusted friend for advice. As you may already know, Google DOES have all the answers! From simple dinner ideas, to Halloween costumes to those tired and tested questions…

Take The Stress Out Of Party Planning With This Netflix Hack

Welcome to the year 2017 where parents go over and beyond to keep their littles happy and content but doing whatever it takes to put a smile on their tiny faces. Welcome to a time whereby happiness is measured in items, and monetary gifts that in the end get tossed in a corner. I’m not saying I don’t enjoy making my own little people happy, but birthdays in our home have been simplified for the simple reason that my own kids do not look at the effort we put into…

The Knee Boot Fashion Flop – When Plus Sized Is NOT The Average Woman

    I assume there are women out there who have stopped and looked at the gorgeous plus sized models and thought “but they have great legs”….if you are a woman with larger calves, maybe you can relate to this.   Winter is almost upon us and every single year I find myself looking for a cute pair knee boots, rain boots or whatever to keep my legs warm and look stylish for the upcoming colder weather. Every year I am disappointed by the lack of variety on the market…

My Husbands Art of Persuasion Actually Worked On Me – Or So He Thinks

Binge watching in this house is almost always done alone. My kids stream their favourites and sometimes they match mine so we sit and watch occasionally on a Friday night, but my husband almost never watches with us. Our schedules and busy lifestyle never seem to correspond with one another so we each watch on our own devices and even have our Netflix accounts dedicated for ourselves. Hubby watches late night in bed on his tablet or phone, while I watch on the ipad once the kids are asleep folding…

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…