Bridging The Gap Between Teen’s and Parents

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!

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

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!

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

#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…

#LilGiftList Holiday Guide 2016!

#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…

Raising Independent Children – We Can All Learn From New Dad Russell Brand

Raising Independent Children – We Can All Learn From New Dad Russell Brand

_____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ There is no denying that I have sort of an intillectual love affair with Mr Russell Brand, when I hear him speak I am mesmerized by his genius and overall presence. However, recently he has been both criticized and praised for some words he said about how he will be raising his newest addition, and once again I have stars in my eyes and a heart that has turned to utter mush. During a recent interview on The Jonathan Ross Show, Russell has admitted that through his fiancee’s pregnancy…

My New BFF – The bObi Classic!

My New BFF – The bObi Classic!

_____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Disclosure: I have received a bObi Classic for review purposes in exchange for my honest opinions – as always, all opinions on Lil-sugar.ca are my own. Meet my newest BFF – The adorably functional, and exceptionally gifted bObi Classic by bObi Sweep! Can you tell how excited I am to tell you all about this tiny miracle? Get ready, get set and be prepared to potentially hit the ‘buy’ button by the time you finish reading this post. When I was first introduced to the bObi Sweep, I…

Tori Spelling On 5th Child – Can You Afford Another?

Tori Spelling On 5th Child – Can You Afford Another?

_____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   Tori Spelling’s recent announcement that she is pregnant for the 5th…count them…5th child has come as a shocker to most. Both Tori and Dean Mc Dermott have always stated that a lot of children were in their future. While she admits that it wasn’t planned, I have a feeling that in Hollywood most things are. I for one am not shocked at the fact that any celebrity has a lot of children, and why not right? I would have a bunch of children running around if I…

Inspired By Music – The Beat Bugs, A Netflix Original Series #StreamTeam

Inspired By Music – The Beat Bugs, A Netflix Original Series #StreamTeam

_____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ So many great memories happen when my family is together, little moments are those I cherish forever and usually are accompanied by a soundtrack of our lives. Music is everywhere, I can still remember what was playing when all those tiny momentous moments happened in my life, and I am thrilled that even through the chaos of motherhood I can still hold onto those moments with my kids and husband too. I have always been a huge Beatles fan, listening to them since before I was born because…