Mattel 2015 Trending Toys #ListToppers #PlayAdvocate

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...]

Mastermind Slackers Slide and Surf Screamin’ 20’ Water Slide Review

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Each summer I like to stock up on a few new items to make summer memorable for the kids and keep them from saying those famous summer words "I am bored!"Among that list is the typical, bubbles, sidewalk chalk, balls, crayons, markers and a notebook to track all their fun. Last year we got a new … [Read more...]

Summer Game Night Tips

Mattel Games

The kids are out of school and I am looking for different ways to keep my kids busy, but also find time to spend family time together with them. We spend a lot of weekends during the summer months camping and I always bring along UNO™ for everyone to play. It is quick and easy to play and a game the … [Read more...]

Sphero Darkside Ollie Video Review

Sphero Darkside Ollie Review

This past weekend we went camping and this time around we thought it would be a little fun to bring a robot along for the party. He is 4.7 inches tall and weighs in at 8.5 ounces. He is quick for his size and does top speeds of 14 mph (6m/s). The best part is he connects instantly to your device via … [Read more...]

Learning STEM with Kids while Camping: How to build a power pack #TransformingInnovation

Making a Simple Circuit and Conductivity Test

This past weekend we spend Father's Day weekend at a local Ontario Provincial Park. We invited friends and family to join us for a new annual event. We had a blast watching the kids play at the beach, riding their bikes and roasting marshmallows over the open flame. My in-laws joined us camping but … [Read more...]

Personalized Kids Beach Towels with a Twist! + Giveaway

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As a mom of many, I like things to be the same to avoid disagreements but at the same time 'the same' can also cause confusion. Over the years I have relied on personalization to help me with the confusion. Snappy Towels I remember my daughter getting a personalized beach towel as a child for … [Read more...]

Keeping Active as a Family #PlayAdvocate Giveaway

Get the kids outside. Biking as a family. Playing together.

This past weekend we got the most out of this beautiful sunshine Mother Nature has blessed us with. As a family we worked in the gardens together planting, weeding and of course taking time to smell the flowers. However, the children would tell you the highlight of their weekend was when we went on … [Read more...]

Always Ending Up In The Mud! + #PGmom Giveaway

Always ending up in the mud. Removing mud from clothes. Mud and kids

Spring has sprung and that means the kids are always ending up in the mud! Have you heard the country song "Mud" from The Road Hammers? Back In The Old Days It actually takes me back to our teen years when hubby and I did a lot of off-roading in his Blazer. Each weekend we were playing in the … [Read more...]

Let Their Imagination Run Wild #PlayAdvocate + Giveaway

2015 Little People® Animal Friends Farm

Examples of Imaginative Play This morning I was reading a book to little O and the characters in the story were using their full imagination. They were pirates and their ship was the picnic table, they made a sail out of a stick and some clothes and an anchor out of more sticks. It looked rather … [Read more...]

Young Canadians Join the Energizer Journey Campaign #TransformingInnovation

Making a Scribbling Robot at the Ontario Science Center as part of Our Journey Campaign for young innovators. energizer Canada

Our children absolutely love Science, everything about it fascinates them. They cannot get enough of the documentaries we watch on TV or the hands on experiments they try. Our daughter especially loves Science. As long as I can remember she has been talking about becoming a Scientist. She is a … [Read more...]