A Little Jam for Us All ~ GIVEAWAY

Mmmm…Jam…it’s good stuff. 🙂 And reading…that’s just the thing that our brains need some days! So what could jam and reading books have in common? Well, Canadian author & illustrator Sarah Jackson has tied these two parts of life together in the most fun and whimsical way! She has five JAM books that she’s created […]

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The Phytozyme Cure ~ GIVEAWAY!

I’ve always been interested in the ‘natural side’ of things…in how to eat and live healthier, and how to cure ourselves without running to the doctor for prescriptions and drugs all the time. Since having our 3rd baby our family was overrun with yeast infections as well as a few other conditions, and to say […]

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Scholastic Monday – The Mighty Tim Horton

With all the frigid temperatures and the layers of snow covering the ground it sure doesn’t seem that winter will be coming to an end any time soon, does it? Canadian winters can seem long, but there’s also some great parts about the season of winter and one of those parts is Hockey! Canada is […]

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Scholastic Monday – Mad at Mommy

Kids feel a huge range of emotions…and they are usually quite vocal about them too! 🙂 However, I believe that it is our job to help them learn to express themselves in a way that is healthy and respectful…whether that be when they are angry or when they are jubilant. The book that we are […]

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A Little Mess, A Lot of Yummy ~ GIVEAWAY! (2 WINNERS!)

With the holidays just around the corner, baking and cooking is something that’s often on our minds…you know, all those yummy holiday snacks and treats – and of course, Christmas dinner! Baking and cooking is not just for us adults though. My two older kids LOVE to help me cook, bake, make a salad…anything in […]

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Fun with KLUTZ! ~ GIVEAWAY (2 WINNERS!)

We’ve recently featured a number of great books from Scholastic Canada…and it’s no doubt that the first thing that comes to our mind when we think about Scholastic is – BOOKS! Books are fabulous things to own and our kids love them. But sometimes we need some books that are for more than just reading, […]

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Scholastic Monday ~ Doodlewire

I remember as a kid I LOVED to doodle & draw! In fact, one of the first “dream jobs” that I wanted to have when I grew up was an artist. Drawing or doodling really is a great past time. It’s fun to create and to imagine…and just to see what you can come up […]

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Help for Parents with a Strong-Willed Child ~ Giveaway!! (3 winners) 11/29

I have realized over the last 5 1/2 years of being a parent, that I do not have all the answers. I don’t have all the tools. I don’t know what to do sometimes (OK, a lot of the time) and I let bad behaviors slide. I wouldn’t say that I have very strong-willed children, […]

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Scholastic Monday – Mad About Munsch!

I don’t know if I’ve ever met a kid that didn’t love Robert Munsch books! They are just so fun…and colorful, AND animated. If that’s not enough, the stories are exaggerated, and full of wildly imaginative ideas – perfect for kids! I know that we definitely love reading books by Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko […]

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Scholastic Monday – The Queen’s Secret

Kings and Queens…these are two characters that kids always love to pretend they are! There’s something special about a king or a queen…or even a prince or princess that little boys and girls seem to love. This week for Scholastic Monday we’re featuring a FABULOUS book from Scholastic Canada called The Queen’s Secret by Frieda […]

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