Celebrate Canada ~ Top 10 Vancouver & Victoria (GIVEAWAY!)

This year we are celebrating Canada in an extra special way! I’m sure it’s no secret to any of you that it’s Canada’s 150th birthday. Happy Birthday Canada!! I, for one, am thrilled about being able to help celebrate this birthday…I LOVE our country and love that this year we get to celebrate our country more […]

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Raincoast – Don’t Get Caught!

My husband and I both enjoy young adult books. There’s something fun about reading books that are focussed more on kids and what kids do! My latest read is no exception! It’s called “Don’t Get Caught”, is the first book that Kurt Dinan has written, and reminds me a lot of the many great books […]

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DK Discovery Day ~ GIVEAWAY!

Do you have any budding engineers in your house? Or kids who love to build, play with robots, shoot off rockets, or even fly a kite? Engineering is something that is involved in all of these things…in fact, engineering really plays a large part in all of our lives! The truth is…engineering is not a topic […]

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“Mom & Me: An Art Journal to Share”

Sometimes as a busy mom I find that I don’t make the time to sit and play or create with my kids.  There are always clothes to fold, dishes to wash and meals to prepare.  I often have to remind myself that the kids really do bask in the attention and would prefer a mom […]

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Raincoast – Cut Flower Garden!

I’ve always loved flowers. Everything from the colourful petunia, to the lovely peony, to the exotic colombine. We took produce to a farmers’ market for a couple years and one thing I would loved to have taken was bouquets of flowers grown on my farm. However, we were having kids at that point and life […]

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Raincoast Books – Magic Cakes

Magic. It’s something that amazes us all. But did you know that you can create magic within the space of your very own kitchen? I remember the first time I made an impossible pie – it was so cool! But I have a lovely cookbook to tell you about that makes a triple layer pie! […]

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Raincoast Books – 101 More Things to Do With Bacon!

Bacon. Some say it’s good for us, some say it’s not. My opinion is that animal fats are very healthy for us and we need them in our diet and my firmest belief is “everything in moderation”. So you better believe I’m going to enjoy my bacon! Oh, and now that I cook it in […]

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Put Me In The Story “Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses”

We love to read at our house.  We have too many, I mean, a lot of books on our shelves and I am often tripping over piles of books beside my kids’ beds.  My six year old is a Pete the Cat fan.  I think Pete is pretty cool too due to his laid back […]

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DK Discovery Day~ Seashore ~ GIVEAWAY!

Anyone headed to the seashore this summer? Or even just dreaming about the seashore? 😉 It’s an amazing place with much to see, enjoy and learn. The birds, the seashells, the waves and the tide are just a few of the things that I intend to learn more about with our kids when we visit […]

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Scholastic Monday ~ Big & Little Are Best Friends

Best friends are some of the sweetest parts of life. 🙂 The great part is that our friends are not carbon copies of ourselves….instead they are unique, special and sometimes very different! Scholastic Canada has a sweet story about two friends who are very different yet find ways to make their friendship work…. Big and […]

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