To My Younger Self: Get A Grip

It’s very hard to look to the future when you are young- to be able to reflect on the things that you will learn if you have yet to learn them, to engage in situations if you have not experienced them and to look upon yourself with respect and grace if you have yet to meet your true self yet. After watching The Crown on Netflix this month I have realized that even the most powerful of women in history have all grown to reflect on their past and offer…

Sneak Peek At Our Halloween Costumes & Some Fun DIY Costume Ideas #StreamTeam

_____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ It’s no secret that I love Halloween – luckily my family does too because we start brainstorming as soon as one year is done and work our way to the next year using nothing but pure imagination. Inspired by themes and movies of course, we really try to include the whole family (sometimes the dog too) in our overall Halloween look for the season. This year, we will be dressing up as the crew from Alice In Wonderland and I am super-excited to give you a sneak peek…

Family Movie Night Fun With BINGO! #StreamTeam

_____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I don’t know about you, but when it comes to watching a movie together as a family we are often interrupted by questions, trips to the bathroom and endless snack attacks. Seems that on matter what we do, when it is finally time to settle and enjoy a film, the kids are always too distracted to watch. At our house, Fridays are always secluded for popcorn, munchies and family-favorites. We make up our family room with blankets, lights and sometimes tents to set the mood and settle down…

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…

Sweatin’ The Canadian Heat With Netflix #StreamTeam

_____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ Can we say hot? This summer has proven to be a scorcher! Since my kiddos and I are not fans of the heat unless lounging pool side, we have been watching a lot of the old tube lately. That means, mama gets to watch her Netflix on the good ol’ipad while the kids enjoy it on the big screen. Shhhh….they don’t know that I watch a completely different show/movie then they do. I simply put those earbuds in and clean the kitchen while catching up on my much…

Kick-starting Dialogue With Your Kids And Netflix!

Raising children can sometimes be overwhelming and most of the time they hit you when you are down with a question or position that you are not ready to answer. That’s why I am thrilled that Netflix has made kick-starting dialogue with your kids easy, because we as parents are not always prepared – let’s face it we mostly are not EVER prepared for those hormonal little bodies and the endless gush of intrigue they posess! From sibling arguments, to peer pressure and body image, Netflix has parents covered! Check…

Calming The Storm: Getting Siblings To Agree

Like most families, raising children who are very close in age can have its challenges. My children are 2 years apart and up until this point, we have been able to agree on most things….that was until my oldest (9) became a raging Mr Bossy Pants and my youngest (7) decided that whining all day makes for melody that would make anyone cringe. Most mornings are spent arguing over what to wear, how to wear it, whether or not breakfast is good enough to eat, whining and screaming – all…

Building Memories One Brick At A Time #StreamTeam

Let’s face it, toys will come and go but Lego will forever be a part of the memories and building of tiny little inspired souls until the end of time. As a child, Lego was a huge part of my playtime, I can still remember spending endless hours building and imagining far off places while in my own little Lego world. It’s no wonder that one of the first toy purchases I made for my children was also a Lego set – large ones at first and now teeny tiny…

Little Scientists Imaginations Run Wild #StreamTeam

After the LONG and really exciting March Break I have had with the kids, I learned a really important lesson…. Kids NEED stimulation. I’m not just talking constant environmental changes, but real stimulation. The kind that proposes an answer to the million questions that are going on in their tiny brains. So, what do you do with 2 really inquisitive kids while on a week long venture to drive you insane?Question everything – and learn so much! I made it my personal venture to find everyday things and make them…

The #LilGiftList Is LIVE!

Lil-sugar readers, something BIG is about to happen! 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!  Featuring only the hottest, newest and most chic products for 2015! **If you are a company and wish to be featured send inquires to: info@lil-sugar.ca TODAY! ————————————————————————————————— This is exciting! Lil-sugar readers will have the chance to win one of the following amazing gifts that are sure to have someone you love’s…