Mattel 2015 Trending Toys #ListToppers + #PlayAdvocate Giveaway

Mattel 2015 Gift Guide, List Toppers, Trending Toys of 2015

Just this past weekend I sat on the couch with my four children and we talked about Christmas and what we need or want this year. I am happy to say our kids are very easy to please when it comes to toys. Of course they love trending toys, but they also find enjoyment in some classics we all know and … [Read more...]

When Diabetes Wins, It Hurts Everyone #ONaturals

Mom’s Remember Your Own Oxygen Mask First

November is World Diabetes Month and I was surprised to learn that there are more than 10 million Canadians living with diabetes or prediabetes. When Diabetes Hurts Everyone. I first hand know what diabetes looks like. Currently my Father-in-law is living with diabetes, and struggling each day to … [Read more...]

Part 2: Walt Disney World Value Tips For Canadians #DisneyFamilyTravel

Meet and greet at Disney World. Canadian Tips to save money at Disney

During our recent trip to Walt Disney World we were surprised just how little we needed to break out your wallet during our visit to the theme parks. If you've read Part 1 of my Value Tips for a Canadian Walt Disney World Vacation you already know that driving and flying both have their perks. … [Read more...]

Part 1: Canadian Walt Disney World Vacation Value Tips #DisneyFamilyTravel

Saving Money on Disney Trip Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Over the years, I heard the excitement from friends who have been to WDW (Walt Disney World) when they would talk about the unexplained magic and re-book numerous Disney trips again shortly after their last. For me, I never had that chance to feel or see the magic as a child that Disney was so … [Read more...]

Hockey Isn’t Ruled By Gender #WeAllPlay + Wickenheiser World Female Hockey Festival Twitter Party Alert #CTWickfest

The Canadian Tire Wickenheiser World Female Hockey Festival invites your team to take part in this spectacular event! This special weekend is the dream come-to-life of six-time Olympian Hayley Wickenheiser. Hayley is pleased to host her sixth festival in this exciting city and venue, in partnership with Girls Hockey Calgary and Rocky Mountain Female Hockey League.

As a little girl we lived in Toronto and I remember my Dad taking my sister and I out to the local outdoor rinks for a skate. He did this each year and for some reason I was always so choppy on the ice. The pick was in the way, my figure skating skates were always so stiff and hard. I never enjoyed … [Read more...]

Your Cold And Flu Survival Guide

Tips For Dealing with Cold and Flu's in your home

So it happened, just as it always does. You armed yourself with everything To Prevent Cold and Flu Season From Taking Over Your Home, but somehow it made its way through your tough exterior. Your week or two of misery is here and now you need to know how to survive. No worries I have your back, … [Read more...]

Belly Laughs & Tips On Gifting Photo Art This Holiday #12PrintsProject + Contest

Belly Laughs at Pumpkin Patch

Over the next few months follow hashtag #12PrintsProject for social shares from seven Canadian parenting, design, and lifestyle bloggers – one being moi! Each of us have been posting photographs that speak to our heart, each print tells a story and we are sharing our stories with you. These prints … [Read more...]

Bon Echo Through The Eyes Of A Child: Kidizoom Action Cam Review + Giveaway

Kidizoom Action Cam review

We do a lot of exploring and recently the kids have been asking me to hand over my Nikon for them to snap some pictures. Sometimes this is fine if we are strolling along a nature path or playing in the backyard. There are times where I cannot trust my Nikon in wee little hands. Saying "no" is hard, … [Read more...]

Life-Changing Gifts That Will Inspire Along The Way #MeaningfulGifts

Teacher Christmas Gift Idea from the World Vision Gift Catalogue

I have found the holidays have become all about the things over the years. Yes things are great and fun to open but really and truly that is not what the season is all about. I feel society has gotten carried away with the idea that the holidays should be planned around the things. When I start … [Read more...]

Give Your Kids The Knowledge To Know What Dietainment Is #StopDietainment

educating Canadians about Dietainment

To follow-up on my article Let’s Stop These Unhealthy Body Image Messages From Brainwashing Our Daughters I thought I should have an open talk to our children about Dietainment. I have to say I was very proud in their reaction to the videos Multi-Grain Cheerio created on Dietainment. Miss C … [Read more...]