Let’s Kamp-Rite This Summer

Kamp-Rite-Directors-Chair-with-Side-Table-38b34e7e-498f-462b-8b02-294bfec48e83_600Camping is one of my favorite parts of summer. Minus the bugs and mosquito’s everything else about it is fabulous – the campfires, the hiking, the walks, and just being able to enjoy time together as a family without the distractions of the regular world. Yep, it’s definitely one of our family’s favorite summertime activities.

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Scholastic Monday ~ Please, Mr. Panda

Everyone loves a good treat now and then, right? What about a doughnut? Anyone up for a doughnut? Well, Mr. Panda is ready to hand them out in a fun little book from Scholastic Canada. Please, Mr. Panda by Steve Antony is a fun hardcover book that is geared towards ages 3 to 5. The book asks the question: “What is the proper way to ask Mr. Panda for doughnuts?”

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Paddington ~ GIVEAWAY!

The story of Paddington the bear is one that the majority of us have read or have heard. This past summer as we traveled on our long 9-hour trip to Grandma & Grandpa’s house we all listened to the story of Paddington and we all fell in love with him all over again! I hadn’t heard the story since I was a teen, and our kids had never heard the story before at all. Our oldest two especially loved it and couldn’t WAIT to hear what Paddington’s next adventure might involve!

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Baby Approved Soothing #tommeemommee

Over the last 9 years of being a mom, I have discovered that there are many baby items, products and gadgets that we really just don’t need. There’s SO much to choose from when it comes to our precious little ones, but the truth is that a lot of these things just create more clutter in our homes, and we really don’t use them as much as we thought we would. So, I’ve narrowed my list of ‘baby must-haves’ down quite a bit over the past years. One of the things that has stayed on my list from day one until now though has been pacifiers. Listening to my little ones cry and not being able to help or console or soothe them is hard…and I’ve been thankful time and time again for the pacifier when it has helped to soothe my babies, or has even kept them quieter during a church service or during a long trip in the vehicle. 🙂

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Hipoglos…the Ultimate Protection ~ GIVEAWAY!

When you have little ones in diapers in your home, one of the inevitable results is that you’ll struggle (at least once in a while!) with diaper rash. We’ve had our fair share of diaper rashes in our home in the past 8 years – some more severe than others. One thing that I’ve learned […]

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Spring Snacking from The Healthy Shopper! ~ GIVEAWAY!

Spring is one of my favorite times of year…I just LOVE the appearance of the green grass, fresh leaves on the trees and seeing the snow melt away and I love the re-appearance of a fresh new world of green grass, earthworms, robins, playgrounds and more. Since spring is the perfect time to discover new things, why not discover some new snacks for all the upcoming spring and summer snack times?! 🙂 This spring The Healthy Shopper is bringing us all a special snacking feature that will give us two fabulous new ideas for healthy and delicious snack ideas for the summer months ahead.

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Telling More Than Time… #jordwatch

Some people aren’t “watch people,” but I will readily admit that I am 110% a “watch person.” I can’t go out without a watch on my arm, and if I happen to forget to put it on I am constantly looking at my empty wrist to see what time it is. 😉 Thankfully, this doesn’t happen too often. The truth is that I really like my watch, and when others might wear a bracelet, I tend to lean towards just putting on my trusty watch.

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Simple, Nutritious Baby Food!

Giving our kids a great start in life is something that is important to us as parents! This is true in the area of education, the area of morals and values and also in the area of eating healthy and helping them to eat nutritious foods that will give them healthy, strong bodies. The practice of eating and enjoying nutritious foods really starts as soon as you begin to feed your little one. We currently have a little 8 month old in our home who has been enjoying the discovery of food! It is very important to me to make sure that he gets foods that are the best of the best at this stage. His little body and brain are busy growing and developing so nutritious foods are a must.

However, there is a catch to eating healthy, nutritious

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The Geek Tested, Nerd Approved Mystery Box! ~ GIVEAWAY!

We recently were involved in running a kids club during the Easter break and every day there was a “dress-up” theme. Hand down, the best dress-up day was nerd day! There’s something about nerdy stuff that is..well…really nerdy…yet also really fun and funny! I recently happened across something that has all of these qualities, plus more.

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DK Discovery Day ~ Super Heroes Into Battle ~ GIVEAWAY!

indexIt’s always a good idea to have some quieter activities on hand when you’ve got children. Whether you’ve got a houseful of children or only one or two there are always times when you need something quieter to entertain your child. Quiet activities are great for quiet times at home; for times when you are out and about and need your child to sit still for a while, or even for when you are taking a road trip or traveling. One of our favorite quiet activities that we like to have on hand for our kids are the books from Ultimate Sticker Collection series from DK Canada.

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