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 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 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 2017 Gift Guide!

  Lil-sugar readers, the time has come to reveal my gift guide and I am so EXCITED! The #LilGiftList is live so take a peak and get your holiday shopping started (or finished)! Below is a sneak peek at some of the most creative and most wanted items that are sure to top that special someone’s Holiday list this year! Wanna hear the BEST part? 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…

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…