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5 Healthy School Lunch Ideas

5 Healthy Back to School Lunch Ideas

Students have lost interest in the everyday lunch meat sandwich and look to fast food for a tasty way to satisfy their hunger. However, these empty calories don’t keep students satisfied for long. There is a misconception that healthy meals take too much time to put together, however, this is false. Healthy meals can be made in less than five … [Read more...]

Best Tips for Teaching Phonics to Preschoolers

Best Tips for Teaching Phonics to Preschoolers

Are you interested in getting your child to learn how to read via phonics? Teaching phonics is one way to introduce your preschooler to the world of learning. Here are some of the best practices to teach your child phonics: #1. Reading One of the best ways to introduce any type of phonics or sounds to your child is to read to them. On a … [Read more...]

My Baby Girl ~ Wordless Wednesday

Sick Baby Girl

My baby girl all hopped up on pain meds. … [Read more...]

Back To School With Kandoo #Giveaway

kandoo soap

I can't believe we are talking about back to school. Seems like just yesterday was the beginning of summer yet here we are heading back to school next week. Some schools are already back in session. Where did our summer go? With back to school comes back to germs. We all know how schools are breeding grounds and our kids are going end up sick at … [Read more...]

What to do with an old cookie sheet ~ Homemaker Monday

Repurpose cookie sheet

What do you do when you have home products that are old or just no longer needed? Sometimes you need to just donate them or toss them in the trash. But there are some items that can be turned into something pretty creative with very little effort. A metal cookie sheet has many more uses rather than just baking chocolate chip cookies. Here's 3 ideas … [Read more...]

Summer Past and Present

Summer 2010

Every now and then I stumble across writing prompts to save for a day I need inspiration to write. I was browsing through then tonight and came across this prompt that seems totally appropriate seeing as how school is back in session in just a week and a half. Prompt: Share a favourite picture from summer past and a favourite picture from … [Read more...]

Walking WIth Dinosaurs Review

Mama and Baby T Rex

A once in a lifetime different than your average classroom lesson sure to teach you all about dinosaurs experience has arrived in Ottawa at the Canadian Tire Centre. Walking With Dinosaurs - The Arena Spectacular opened last night and I got the opportunity to attend and brought along my friend and her 10 year old son. What is Walking … [Read more...]

How To Date on a Budget

How to Date on a Budget

If you do not have much money to spare or if you are saving up for something special, you do not have to miss out on dating. Here are some great ideas that you can use so that you can still enjoy dates out with your loved one without breaking the bank. Sign Up for Coupons There are lots of online sites that offer discount vouchers for a … [Read more...]

Walking With Dinosaurs Baby T Meet and Greet ~ Wordless Wednesday

Walking With Dinosaurs Baby T

Last week my family received a very special invite. Baby T from Walking With Dinosaurs was roaming around Ottawa to promote the show which starts tonight at Scotiabank Place. We were invited to a meet and greet with Baby T and to have pizza with other bloggers and social media influencers in Ottawa. We had a great time and I can't wait to come back … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Minimize Morning Mayhem ~ Homemaker Monday

5 Tips for Managing Morning Mayhem

It's barely sunrise, you haven't had coffee yet and you're already late! If this sounds like you, there are a few easy suggestions to save your morning sanity! Many of them even start with preparation the night before. Lunch Bag Snag - While you are serving dinner, set aside a portion to be your lunch for the next day and stash it in the … [Read more...]