Browsing Category : Children

How Netflix Encourages Reading


I have always enjoyed reading and was glad that in turn, my daughter also picked up the love for books too! We always had books around her right from birth and read every night at bedtime. She has always had books in her room and she will often grab for a book when bored vs tech or TV. A couple…

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Retro Netflix Family Movie Night


The past few weeks our weekend have been a mix of being at the local ski hill watching the kids fall in love with skiing, being outside here at home and snuggling on the couch reading or watching movies on Netflix. Where the only form of “Netflix & Chill” is the very literal version, of actually chilling, on the couch, pooped from…

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Wednesday Weigh In – Volume 4: Snow Days


In episode 4 of Wednesday Weigh In, I am talking about snow days. My kids have now had 7 snow days. If you’re not sure what a “snow day” is, it is when the buses are cancelled due to weather. It could be snow, or freezing rain, etc etc.  In the past two weeks my kids have had 4. So…

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Christmas Traditions


I didn’t think we were really a family with a lot of holidays traditions as it seems that things get switched up every few years. There is one thing though that I remember as a kid and have continued on with both my kids that happens on Christmas eve.  As a kid, I always remember that we were able to…

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Setting a Precedent with Your Children and Healthy Living


So many people that make the resolution to get fit, get healthy, exercise and diet. I am usually one of those. I am guilty of pretty much year after year, making the resolution to better my physical self, whether it is to diet, exercise or a combination of both. This year however, I decided to go about things in a…

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Pie Face Showdown


The kids received the Hasbro game Pie Face Showdown towards the beginning of the month and IMMEDIATELY wanted to play, however, I didn’t have any whipped cream in the house at that time, and when I went to get some it was a couple days after the Canadian Thanksgiving, so our local grocery store was out. 🙁 I don’t know how…

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Movie Bingo (Free Printable)


We’re now a couple weeks into the school year and I don’t know about you, but I find my kids are a little tuckered when they get home at the end of the day. Whether is it is the earlier mornings or the busier days, I find that when they get home they need to unwind a little bit and…

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Justice

My Girl is Growing Up with Justice! (Plus a Giveaway!)


I remember LOVING back to school shopping with my Mom as a kid. We’d drive to the nearest town, head to the big box department store and pick out some outfits, new under-garments , shoes etc. Then on the first day of school, I’d excitedly don the new purchases as I headed off to a new grade! Now as a…

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Running Away With the Circus


“Oh My Goooooddd!! I am going to run away with the circus!!!!!” This is something you might overhear me saying on multiple occasions throughout the day with my children as they are trying my patience, and shaking  my head all the while. Before I go any further, I am not looking for pity and I am not looking for judgement or advice.…

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Summer Time Fun in Your Own Backyard


Social media is great, really – I am living proof how amazing it can be and how many opportunities can come from meeting new people on social media outlets that I likely would never have on my own away from a computer. But there is also something about social media that can sometimes make you feel badly about yourself as…

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