Month: August 2015

Making School Mornings Run Well

School starts in one week and the preparations are definitely under way. We have been shopping for school supplies and fall clothes, and by the look of the parking lots and stores, everyone else is too. We are getting the kids to bed earlier again and preparing for early mornings and school lunches. The haircuts are scheduled and the new backpacks are ready to go. Aside from making school lunches, one of the biggest complaints I hear from my friends about the school year is dealing with school mornings. Waking tired kids who want to sleep and guiding them through...

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Disney Bounding: Merida

Walt Disney World is one of my favourite places on the planet. If I could, I would be there every weekend. However, finances and distance prevent that, so I need to find other ways to feed my Disney passion from home. My newest Disney obsession is DisneyBounding. Disney Bounding is the act of dressing to represent a Disney character. It is not wearing costumes, but putting together an outfit that would be perceived as a regular outfit, but could also be identified as being reminiscent of a Disney character. Disneyland and Walt Disney World both prohibit adults from entering the...

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Ben’s Beginners is getting kids in the kitchen

Uncle Ben’s has paired up with the winner of U.S. MasterChef Junior Season Two, Logan Guleff, to get kids into the kitchen. Appropriately named Ben’s Beginners, this is an important campaign from Uncle Ben’s® that is rooted in getting kids cooking. Every week Logan will be sharing a kid-friendly cooking tip at, as well as a recipe challenge for them and their parents to try. This is the perfect place to find inspiration, and why not try to win something at the same time? Simply submit a picture of the dish you make to for a chance to...

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Fight germs and win prizes with the Purell 30-Day Challenge #Purell30

Germs are my nemesis. Having grown up with asthma, and then passing that along to two of my children, I have always been wary of respiratory viruses and took steps to avoid the transfer of germs. Just over two years ago, my son was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. After exhausting all other options, he began treatment with biologics that target his immune system. Our desire to keep the germs at bay instantly became a necessity. One of the tools in our germ fighting arsenal is Purell hand sanitizer. The kids each have a small bottle attached to their backpacks...

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Hot Wheels goes hand in hand with learning

I’m gearing up for a year of homeschooling one child while helping the other two continue their learning at school. My youngest son doesn’t enjoy school as much as I wish he would, and we need to look for creative ways to help him learn. He enjoys playing with cars and Hot Wheels tracks, so I was pleased to learn about the Hot Wheels FUNdamental Learning Program. There are a variety of fun activities for children to keep learning while they are at home. They can learn about patterns in the lesson above, which also includes pages of cars ready to be...

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