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It was a cold and miserable weekend in these parts. We needed to entertain the kids, and yet none of us wanted to go anywhere. What a perfect time to throw a little party – a Mattel Game Night! Mattel helped me out with the planning and provided a checklist. I sent the children upstairs […]
Posted: October 28th, 2013 under events, family, good things, product review.
Tags: #gameonparty, Angry Birds, Apples to Apples, board games, card games, family game night, game on, mattel, UNO
Have you heard about the Toronto Mini Maker Faire, happening Saturday and Sunday September 21 and 22 2013 at Wychwood Barns? When I first heard about it, I knew it would be absolutely perfect for my curious, nerdy, block-building and electronics-dismantling children. I’m really excited to take them! Maker Faires celebrate arts, crafts, engineering, science […]
Isn’t it nice when companies make it easier to be green? Two companies/organizations I’ve recently interacted with are highlighted below. Donate Naturally is kind of a cool idea. Order your organic and natural household goods online, get them delivered to your house (so convenient) while simultaneously donating money to local charities or groups via 15% […]
We are really lucky to live near High Park, which is really a park for the whole entire city of Toronto, young and old. It’s huge and amazing, and I’m so glad it’s there. But I actually prefer a different, smaller neighbourhood park, when a trip out the door needs to be a bit more […]
It feels a bit like I’m emerging from a cocoon. Slowly. The last few weeks have been cold and miserable as winter kept lingering and there’s just been way too much solo parenting so I’ve basically been housebound except for going to work. All of these things make me cranky. I haven’t been taking care […]
When I heard the news last year that Toronto was getting its own Legoland Discovery Centre, I may have let out an audible squee. This was after we had visited the Legoland amusement park near Orlando for the first time, and I could just imagine how thrilled the kids would be to have something like that so […]
I’m not really into imaginary things. I’m pretty practical. I don’t really mind if the kids stop believing in Santa or the Tooth Fairy or the Easter Bunny. I’m barely putting up the pretense. We don’t do God around here. I’m not the person who is going to put that Elf on the Shelf. Am […]
Alternative titles: How to make everyone think you’re Mexican wrestlers when you aren’t How to get the serious giggles when cutting eye holes for balaclavas How to bond in solidarity with oppressed women on the other side of the world while having a brilliant time with good friends on a Saturday night, completely aware of […]
If you haven’t taken your little ones to the movies before, the first time can be a little daunting. I don’t know about you, but two hours in a dark room with loud noises and bright bursts of light on a giant screen with not enough popcorn doesn’t quite seem so fun when your three-year […]
Posted: October 11th, 2012 under events, family, good things, sponsored.
Tags: cinema, movies, sponsored, taking kids to the movies, the wiggles, the wiggles big birthday, toons for toddlers
I’ve been lucky enough to attend some pretty sweet brand events lately, and the first to dazzle me was the launch of the Scotiabank Gold American Express® card. It was a great night, and the information presented gave me some food for thought, and so I wanted to write about it. But first. Things you […]