Last year we enrolled my fourth (and last) child in daycare two days a week. He has a birthday late in the year, so this year he will start Junior Kindergarten (equivalent to preschool in the States) when he is just 3 years old! All of my other kids were at least 4 when they started, so I wanted to make sure Griffin had a lot of preparation.Since he has been a Mommy's and Daddy's boy right from the beginning, I knew it was going to be tough to get him started. We bought him his own special … [Read more...] about Getting ready for preschool
Archives for August 2011
If you have ever stumbled upon the Life is good facebook page, you will know what I mean when I say the Life is good guys live their mantra. They are vibrant and optimistic, and it's fun just to read what they have to say! Their character drawings and phrases are great too! I mentioned in a previous post that I especially like Life is good clothing for my oldest son, because I feel like it suits him, and he finds it comfortable. I first found Life is good while on a business trip in the … [Read more...] about Win a Life is good hoodie!
Calphalon Electrics 4-slot Toaster Calphalon 4-slot Toaster makes breakfast a snap. The extra-wide slots accommodate bagels, English muffins and even thick slices of artisan breads. The Defrost setting is ideal frozen waffles and toaster pastries. The Bagel setting toasts only the cut side for perfectly toasted bagels. Designed with brushed stainless steel and polished chrome, it's the perfect addition to your kitchen. The Calphalon Kitchen Electrics collection features our exclusive … [Read more...] about To the Dorms: Toast anyone?
It's a busy weekend because my oldest is heading off to college, but I needed to take a moment to share these parenting lessons I recently learned. If you allow your 8 year old to play online pictionary with other 8 year olds, he will learn a lot of ways to draw genitals. There are a lot of ways to draw a penis (okay, it's not a parenting lesson, but I did learn something). "I hate you" can be quickly changed into "I love you" by simply offering a 'time out'. A three year should not be … [Read more...] about Today’s parenting lessons…
With my son heading off to Toronto for his first year in college, one of the things that concerned me was his dorm bed. We have visited the rooms and they look nice and clean, but there is an increase in bed bug problems throughout North America, it concerned me to have him sleeping in a bed that has been used by so many. I eased my concerns by buying a Premium Bed Bug Proof Mattress Cover to put on his bed. I thought he would snub his nose at the idea of putting a cover on his mattress. He is … [Read more...] about To the Dorms: Use a bed bug proof mattress cover
Kinder Eggs have played a special role in several of our family traditions over the years. The Easter Bunny has always left at least one Kinder Surprise in each of the kids' Easter baskets, Santa has done the same in the Christmas stockings, and when we take the kids to the movies, the Kinder Egg in the kids combo is definitely the highlight for the kids! Most recently, I took Griffin to see Cars 2 and he not only had a Kinder® Surprise®, but the toy inside was a mini Cars replica. He was so … [Read more...] about Kinder Surprise is relaunching in 2012! #KINDERMom