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…

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…

Neutralizing Gender Equality In The Toy World – When Will Barbie Get It?

I was compelled to reason with a mother’s emotional post recently and I think that it should be shared with good reason to urge toy companies to rethink the way they market toys today. Scrolling though mommy groups on Facebook, I often do not stop and read the lengthy ones, but this one was different because quite simply it was written almost as if I myself had written it. The authors words and heart felt emotion is something I have related to for the last 10 years of my first…

Every Kids Dream: WowWee MIP AutoBalancing Robot #LilGiftList

I know one thing is for sure, my oldest is asking for a WowWee MIP AutoBalancing Robot this year from the Big Guy and he has been talking about it for ages! Every year there is that one special piece of technology that stands out from the rest, that one tech toy that everyone and their brother wants on their must-have list and this is it! This unique robot comes in 2 colors and sits on top of dual wheels, making zipping around easy and fast -more than just a toy.…

#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

_____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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…

Little Live Pets Lil’Frogs Giveaway!

_____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Kids just love animals, and interacting with them, that’s why they’ll fall in love with Little Live Pets Lil’ Frogs! These little critters are the cutest pet friends that move and act so real too!  Simply, touch your lil’frog and watch it hop around and swim when placed in water. They are perfect for gender neutral birthday/holiday gifts and to bring on vacation too! I just love that they are fun and realistic, and bring imaginations back to play. Little Live Pets Lil’ Frogs love hop around both…