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…

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…

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…

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…

For mature audiences, and some younger ones too- Life 101 with Netflix!

My husband and I like to think that we are creating a very open family when it comes to social issues in our home. We talk freely, discuss and make sure to keep the lines of communication open with our children – this sometimes comes at a cost. A lot of parents and family around us seem to think that sometimes a little less information is good for our children – but we beg to differ. So far, with honesty all we have seen is gratitude and tiny humans doing…

5 Tween Tech Travel Must Haves

Every year just after the holidays we take off to somewhere warm down South, and this year was no different. After all of the Christmas chaos we jetted off to Curacao on New Years day – talk about a kick off to the new year right? White sand, crystal blue waters and sun-shiny smiles all around! That’s what I call a perfect getaway. When my husband and I decided to start a family we made a point that we wanted to travel with the children at least once a year…

Holiday Boredom Busting With Netflix!

Just a few more days until your children will be home for the Holidays and that means the constant nagging, arguing and ‘mommy I’m bored’ sentences will be uttered daily. Perhaps not for the first few days as Christmas will keep them entertained however, for sure right after the novelty of toys and sugar rushes come to an end….that means almost an entire week of this. Any mama (or daddy) would be at their wits end without a solution. That’s where I come in…well Netflix actually. Netflix has made vacation…

#LilGiftList Holiday Guide 2016

Lil-sugar readers, something BIG is happening! The #LilGiftList is live! Here is a sneak peek at some of the amazing items that are sure to top that special someone’s Holiday list! Best part is, that you will have a chance to WIN some of these items in the days leading up to Christmas too! Remember to check back daily all December long for some fantastic giveaways, and specials from a coveted gift list that will have everyone in your family smiling this Holiday season! Click on images for more information…