Why it’s Important That Your Child Gets Outdoors

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With the rise of technology, parents may be tempted to do away with old playtime favourites, swapping the cricket bat for an iPad or a playground for a television screen. The world seems too dangerous a place to let children run wild and not much can go wrong if they’re sitting in front of the […]

25 Fun Indoor Activities for Families #SlowCookFun

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This post is part of the YummyMummyClub.ca and Club House #SlowCookFun sponsored program. I received compensation as a thank-you for my participation. This post reflects my personal opinion about the information provided by the sponsors. The time we spend together is precious and I want to enjoy as much of it as possible. Preparing our […]

Regrets, I’ve Had a Few… and so will Hank Azaria

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I don’t think there’s a parent out there who doesn’t have a few regrets. We respond too harshly or don’t respond when we should. We forget to make the cupcakes for the school bake sale or miss our turn on snack day. The lucky shirt doesn’t get washed before the big game, or worse…it does […]

The trouble with Santa: Revealing the Truth

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I don’t remember ever believing in Santa Claus. I am told that when I was quite young we attended a church service where the minister preached about the “myth of Santa“, bursting the bubble of any starry eyed children in the room. I obviously don’t recall that either, so I can’t say if the news […]

No Son, you may not play Call of Duty

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Last night I went to bed and found a note on my pillow. It was a heartfelt note from my son asking permission to play M rated video games. For those of you who aren’t raising video game crazy kids, M stands for Mature and means the games are intended for people over the age […]

I Need a Time Machine #MommyFail

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This school year has been a tough one. Griffin requires extra help and was getting it through Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy and most recently, physical therapy…. most of which happened out of town and took up a lot of time. Kellen was sick for most of the year. We had constant doctor’s appointments and sick […]

Shopping with Kids: Not for the weak #FisherPriceMoms

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The weather gets warm and the kids are ready to play outside! I love to encourage outside play, so I try to keep them stocked in fun and interesting toys and outdoor equipment. We have bikes, trikes, scooters, ride on/in cars, a swing set, a trampoline, sidewalk chalk, skipping ropes, ladderball, bocce ball and so […]