DK Discovery Day ~ 13 1/2 Incredible Things… ~ GIVEAWAY!

You know….when I was in school, I have to admit….I didn’t always enjoy learning. 😉 Although there are always going to be some subjects or parts of life-learning that are not as fun as other parts, I firmly believe that if you can find a way to make it more fun or at least applicable […]

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Scholastic Monday ~ If You’re Thankful and You Know It!

We love to sing in our home. We don’t find time for it every week, but when we do, the whole family gets involved…with singing, playing instruments and of course actions (or maybe some never-seen-before dance moves! haha) One song that has been a favorite from the very beginning for the younger kids is “If You’re […]

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Raincoast Books – Guilt-Free Nice Cream!

Ice Cream. Guilty pleasure or sweet treat? In this house, there’s never any guilt! Haha! That could be a problem, hey? We do restrict the amount we eat, as we believe that “everything in moderation” is a better rule to follow than “if it tastes good, spit it out!” Life’s too short to not enjoy […]

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Character Matters ~ GIVEAWAY! (2 Winners!)

Hard work, being disciplined, showing initiative, being honest, having respect for authority and an awareness and concern for others around us are a few of the character traits that are essential for success in life. Having strong character and social finesse are very important. However, building character in yourself or your children can take a […]

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Scholastic Monday ~ Why Am I Me?

Have you ever had one of those moments when your kids ask you a question and you’re not sure of the answer? I’ve had quite a few of those questions asked of me. Sometimes they are “deeper” than other times, but regardless of the question, being able to help our kids think through and understand […]

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Raincoast Books – Echoes in Death!

I’m a pretty big fan of J.D Robb, otherwise known as Nora Roberts. I never cease to be amazed at the quantity of quality books she can write! This book “Echoes in Death” is number 44 – did you get that? Number 44 of the “In Death” series! I’ve read every one that I’ve been […]

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DK Discovery Day ~ LEGO Nexo Knights Build Your Own Adventure ~ GIVEAWAY!

Building, reading, imagination and inspiration….all of those sound like an excellent combination, right? 🙂 We certainly think so and one of the ways that we have found to include all of these aspects are the Build Your Own Adventure sets from DK Canada. Our most recent inspiration and fun has come from the LEGO Nexo […]

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“Messy Alphabet Book” by Put Me in the Story

Put Me in the Story has impressed me again. 🙂  This time the personalized book fits the personality of my three year old son perfectly.  You know how every family has that one child that is just a bit more “unique”?  And in my case by unique I mean loud, messy and a somewhat of a […]

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Raincoast Books – #PlayTestShare Fall 2017! ~Giveaway!

Hey everyone! It’s that time of the year again – time for some fun with Raincoast Books and their #PlayTestShare for Fall of 2017! That’s right, it’s time to test out some fun activities and then share them with you! And of course, it also means there’s a giveaway attached! Let the fun begin!  I […]

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Raincoast Books – Ferment for Good!

The more I read, the more I learn, the more I find out that the traditional way of cooking, which included plenty of fermented foods, is the better way for our bodies! And so, I’ve been trying to include more fermented foods in our diet. Now, it’s been easy for me. I’ve always enjoyed sauerkraut […]

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