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7 Reasons Why Soccer Moms Are Supermoms

Thanks to Sarah Palin, the term “soccer mom” became a bit of an insult, a slur against moms who may simply have their A-game...

8 Tricks to Step Up Your Calligraphy Game

Calligraphy has been around since approximately 600 B.C. if you can imagine that, but it’s having a serious revival. Modern-day scribes have...

4 Fabulous Subscription Boxes for Crafty People

Subscription boxes are a fabulous gift for the ones you love, especially when they live far away. Not only do you give a gift...

The must see new series #DinoTrux roars onto @Netflix_Ca #Streamteam

If there is a child in your household chances are they have at least a few construction vehicles and dinosaurs in some form or...

34 Reasons Why Play Matters – Infographic

To fly a kite you need a hearty breeze and lots of space. In a whimsical sense, humans are a lot like kites! Play...

Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice Play Dough

Spending a fall afternoon at home with the kids provides endless opportunities for pleasure or pain. So,...

How to Make Holiday Decorations With Books #Craft

If you’re of the crafting persuasion, then you've probably already started planning (if not doing) your Christmas projects and if you’re like me, books...

Famous #Mothers In Art And Literature

What moms do you admire? With Mother’s Day around the corner, there’s no better time to think about the impact that strong women have had...

The Shopkins ‘So Cool Fridge’ #Review

Shopkins are the latest 'must-have' collectible toy, and they are all across the continent they are taking the playground by storm. Now in series...

“You’re Just Ducky” Valentine Gift #Craft

If, like me, you are the kind of parent who has excellent intentions when it comes to making thoughtful handcrafted gifts for your child's class....

Leap Ahead In Learning With The ‘Leap-Pad Platinum

There are plenty of tablets on the market that are aimed at children. From devices that look like functioning tablets but are nothing more...

How To Trick The Tooth Fairy #Giveaway

How to Trick the Tooth Fairy  by Erin Danielle Russell From the...

Hobbies To Help Your Child Discover Their Inner Superstar

If your kids are like ours they are often deciding they have a new exciting hobby that they really must try right now. So...

10 Glittery DIY Holiday Decorations

10 DIY Glittery Holiday Decorations Glittered Canning Jar Ring Candle Holders by Just Us Four   Glitter Twine Ball Ornament by The Thinking Closet   Glitter Pinecone Ornament by...

House A Bird – Hanging A Nesting Box #HowTo

Fall is the best time to start putting up nesting boxes. Birds can take a long time to decide where to nest in the...

“You Get My Stamp of Approval” Valentine Gift #Craft

Are you on the lookout for simple yet inventive, homemade Valentine's gift your little one can make? These are one of several Valentines crafts...

Board Games You Played You’ll Want To Share With Your Kids...

As our thoughts begin to turn to the holiday season, it seems like more and more classic board games are lining the shelves and...

Create A kids Backyard Oasis This Summer

Aqua Sports Inflatable Water Park The Banzai Aqua Sports Water Park is designed for basketball, volleyball, and water polo play and features a curved water...

PipeCleaner Bunnies & Carrots #Craft

For some of us spring has sprung and so too have the thoughts of Easter Crafts! Gabriel is not a big fan of crafts,...

How to make a Pretty Flower Headband #Craft

  This is a simple, no glue, minimum materials craft that, as you can see, also creates big smiles! Materials 1 Long green pipe cleaner 3...

Halloween Sensory Bottles #Crafts

Materials: Empty water bottles Red, yellow, and green food coloring Glitter Vegetable or baby oil Water Plastic Halloween themed creatures and bugs Halloween confetti ...

No-Sew Tutu Tutorial

Supplies 2 or 3 6″ wide 25-yard spools of tulle in your choice of colors A length of ribbon long enough to wrap around...

Imagine, Build & Play With Antsy Pants

Most parents would agree that it is relatively easy to choose toys for the kids but not all toys are created equal. Many of...

8 Great “Dragons – Race to the Edge” Toothless Crafts ...

I was hoping to share the Astrid costume I am making for Evey with you today, but the clay bird skulls are taking longer...

Big Fun Comes In Tonka Tiny Packages #Review

There is something fascinating about tiny toys. I don't know what it is but every child I know, and quite a few of the...

Netflix Has A New Way To Binge Watch #Streamteam

Frank &  Claire. Walt & Jesse. Pinot noir and caviar. Some things are better together, and it turns out TV and movies are one...

@Playmobil: How To Train Your Dragon The Hidden World #Review

Would you like to do a Dragons III Playmobil review? This is the kind of email I love...

Learning to speak Canadian English (It’s not British or American –...

When we moved to Canada, we had already spent a lot of time here and were aware of the cultural differences between the UK...

Outrageously Easy Outdoor Crafts @DKCanada Book #Review & #Craft

The best endorsement for this book is not what I can write about it but what I can show you. This is what our...

The Canadian dolls with personality @MapleleaGirls #Review

For her birthday this year, Evey desperately wanted a Maplelea Girl. I had discovered them quite unexpectedly while searching the net, made the mistake...

How Great Pretenders can ignite your child’s imagination

We have been lucky enough to own a number of Great Pretenders items over the years. If you are not familiar with the company...

“Dragons – Race to the Edge” Summer Adventures #Streamteam

Childhood should be a time of wonder, a time of curiosity, a time of adventure. Even if, like us,  you are at home all...

Roadtrip In The House with Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday & #Streamteam

  Just as Netflix has changed how we watch TV programs with their original programming, they are about to change the way we watch movies...

The Lego fun has just begun ! #Streamteam

Having both boys and girls in our home, it is relatively easy not to think of toys & games regarding 'boys toys' and 'girls...

Make An Edible Halloween Sensory Bin

Materials: Orange, green and purple Jello Three bowls Mixing spoons A bin for sensory play Edible Halloween themed candy Water Jello molds (optional) Instructions: Begin by...

A Guide To Buying Gifts For Men

People always seem to talk about how difficult it is to buy gifts for men compared to buying gifts for women. Of course, these...

Three Easy Craft Projects To Use Up Those Fabric Scraps You’re...

Craft projects are a brilliant way to spend some family time with the kids and get them away from the TV for a bit....

Make This Cute Wine Cork Mouse Ornament

Materials Wine corks Scissors Rhinestones Ribbon Small jingle bell Green sparkly pipe cleaner Knife Low temperature hot glue gun Instructions: Begin by slicing off two thin...

Twozies – Because Everything’s Better Two-Gether!

Twozies are the cutest little babies but they need your help. Each of these adorable figures comes with its very own pet friend but...

7 Traits All Successful Entrepreneurs Should Have

Confidence If you lack confidence, then entrepreneurship is probably not for you. When you start, run, and grow your own business, you have to get...

How To: “Dragons – Race to the Edge” – Astrid Costume...

As you may have noticed from my posts this week, the littles are enjoying 'Dragons - Race to the Edge' on Netflix. Today I...

25 DIY Blankets to Give as Gifts or Keep Forever

Our three oldest children never had a blanket they were attached to, despite my efforts. I had always imagined it would be so cute...

Killer Canadian content on Netflix (& the best of Canadian...

Being an immigrant to Canada I am often overly enthusiastic about the country we call home and take every opportunity to extol the virtues...

Playmobil Plus “How To Train Your Dragon” Equals Limitless Imaginative Play

Regular readers will know we colossal Playmobil fans in our house. When we moved home this was our collection: It has grown considerably since then, and...

15 Adorable Girls Birthday Party Ideas You’ll Want to Use This...

It can be tricky, working out a birthday party theme with your daughter that doesn't involve anything to do with the Disney movie which...

3 Genius Kids Party Ideas That Don’t Include Your House Getting...

The thing about kids' birthday parties is that while they are a lot of fun, they are also a lot of work. After all,...

7 Great Tips For Staying Sane When Throwing A Kids Birthday...

You know the feeling -Your kid’s birthday is just around the corner, and you have no idea how many guests to invite, what to...

Turning Your Home Into a Hellish Haunted House This Halloween #HowTo

Fall is here and along with the dreaded pumpkin spice lattes, beautiful crisp orange leaves and a pleasant smoky- smelling mist hovering in the...

PercyVites – The coolest way to send an invitation #Review

What are PercyVites? Most children love to see themselves as their favorite character, and now you can choose a character to co-star with your little...

Homemade Candy Corn Soap

When fall arrives, so too do many beautiful fall crafts, recipes, and activities. It can be easy...

15 DIY Wedding Projects Anyone Can Do #Craft

Summer is approaching and with it comes wedding season. For a while, weddings became increasingly more elaborate and therefore expensive until an attitude change...

Heartfelt Gifts That Everyone Can Love

Whenever you are looking for a gift for a loved one, it can always be a challenge working out what to give. One of...

5 Simple Crafts You & the Kids Will Love

It's March break, and you know what that means don't you? Yep, an entire week listening to the kiddos complain they are bored, that...

Rustic Pine cone Garland DIY #Crafts

This is the time of year when many of us busy parents look for simple craft ideas to share with the kids. The thing...

Host a tropical summer party – the complete party planning guide

An excellent way to banish the mid-summer "I'm bored"s from the kids is to host a summer party. A tropical party can be fun for...

Crafty Craft Tips For Saving Time And Money #HandyHints

There’s just one problem with being a fan of crafts - it is one hobby that can work out very expensive and time-consuming. It...

Our family movie nights #Streamteam

  When we were young free and single, a movie night meant going out, buying popcorn & nachos & candy and being able to stay...

Family Fall Fun – Bucket List

It is easy to get caught up in the rhythms and routines of life. The 'things to do' list gets longer every week, you...

Pokemon Go – Glow in the Dark Adventures

Don’t have all the free time you need during the day to enjoy Pokemon Go? Maybe you like to catch 'em with your kids,...

Outdoor Activities For Kids

Why do we need to make an effort to set up outdoor activities for our kids? Aren't the little horrors supposed to...

Do Your Kids Love Anime Yet?

There are a lot of kids characters in media, and there’s a lot to influence our kids on the big and small screens by...

DIY Netflix Halloween Costumes – #Streamteam – The Screamteam edition!

DIY Netflix Halloween Costumes have become an annual tradition in our home. Last year Evey dressed up as Astrid from "How to Train Your...

Sphero 2.0 – the Tech Toy Teens will Love #Review

When I was first asked to review Sphero, I wondered how much fun a remote control ball could be. The answer? Sphero is so much...

Coffee Filter Angel Wings #Craft

Supplies Coffee filters Cardboard / cereal box Glue White Ribbon Scissors Method Draw the shape of one angel wing on half of your cardboard. Fold...

An Ever After High – Spring Unsprung viewing party with...

Our daughter is a big fan of 'Ever After High.' The story is about the teenage children of your favorite fairy tale characters and...

Darkside From @Sphero #Review

If Darkside were a piece of music, it would be the Imperial March from Star Wars - slightly ominous with a dose of sinister...

Heroes of the City – #Review

When the folks behind "Heroes of the City" contacted me & asked if I would like to review their app, I jumped at the...

In celebration of Playmobil head Horst Brandstätter – 27 June 1933...

His idea revolutionised the toy market and put smiles on children’s faces all around the world but I'm sad to say, PLAYMOBIL head Horst...

Let’s investigate Chromatography! – Guest Post

Today I am very excited to introduce you to Kim Mitton, who is the creator behind  Mitton...

An Interview With Matthew David Parker

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Matthew David Parker, photographer and find out about his journey to becoming a professional photographer. We...

Make Your Own Gifts @DKCanada Book #Review

If you are looking for a gift for a child who likes crafts, then a great option would be a copy of “Make Your...

5 Things Canada Gave To The World

  Did you know that I was British by birth but became Canadian by choice? It is a glorious place to live and not only...

Create A Cute Woodblock Minecraft Snowman #Crafts

Materials Needed downloadable printable snowman pieces paper printer scissors Mod Podge small paint brush 3...

5 Ways to Help Amateurs Become Better Artists

There are few things more helpful to the early development of an amateur artist than instilling a strong sense of confidence. Like so many...

Kiss Naturals – Kids Homemade Cosmetic Fun #Review

When the owners of a company test all of their products on their children, you can be pretty confident...

From Domestic Disaster to Domestic Diva with “Idiot’s Guides”

When I was asked to take a look at some of the "Idiots Guide" books I had a tough time choosing which ones to...

Have Fun In The Water In Your Own Backyard #Howto

Our kids, like most others, love to play in the water and I generally have a problem most nights getting them out of the...

How to make simple sock puppets

 This is one of those great crafts that can be made with almost any materials. For this example, we use a fuzzy sock, but...

10 Fun Fall Crafts for Little Kids

Fall means fun. It can also mean spending more time indoors with the children. As parents we often have to find extra things for...

The #Aquabot Shark Tank 2.0 By @HEXBUG #Review

Gabriel may not say very much, but he does a mean rendition of the sounds in Jaws. He has, of course, never seen the...

“Surprise Inside” – Easy to make Soaps

Today we made soaps, and I hardly had time to take some photos before Evey & Gabriel were begging for a bath so that...

Rustic Felt and Twig Christmas Trees #Craft

Materials Long twigs Felt in a variety of colors Hot glue gun Small wood slice rounds in different sizes Scissors Cardstock Pencil Instructions Begin by drawing...

Fabulous And Fun T-Shirt Headband – Tutorial

DIY T-Shirt Scrap Headband Supplies Three pieces of orange t-shirt cut to approximate 2” wide & 24” long Three pieces of white t-shirt cut to...

Elf on the Shelf – a Short History

"Elf on the shelf ideas" is one of the most popular searches on Google and Pinterest as December rolls along, but this holiday tradition...

Animated Netflix Originals For Kids #Streamteam

It's no secret that Netflix has some fantastic original programming but less well known is that they also have plenty of amazing children's programmes...

Simple and Thoughtful Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Dads in...

Father's Day is almost here… do you have a gift for all of the dads in your life? If not, no worries -- there...

Make a Soap Bath Buddy #Craft

This is a great, easy craft to do with the kids. You can use whatever supplies you have laying around and let their imaginations...

10 Frightfully Easy Kids Halloween Costumes #Craft

Every September I say the same thing. I will organise Halloween early. I will not wait until one week before and think "huh -...

miWorld – Build your own dream mall #Review

You know those toys that you see and immediately want to play with them yourself? You know what I'm talking about, you see it...

Conversation Heart Planter #Craft

Materials: Small terracotta planters Short white cake pop sticks Foam conversation heart shapes Hot glue gun Colored tissue paper Ivory colored chalk paint Paintbrush Instructions: Paint a coat of Ivory chalk paint...

Costume Inspiration From Netflix: Ty From Dinotrux #HowTo

Gabriel is always a challenge to dress for Halloween; because of his autism, we cannot use certain fabrics or use items that make sounds....

Make Your Own Mother’s Day Flower Garden / Herb Garden Kit

It is always fun sitting down with your littles to create the perfect Mothers Day gift, and nothing says "I Love You" like a...

Sphero – Programming fun with the Spherical Robot

Tech toys are becoming hugely popular! The Sphero 2.0 claims to be the "app controlled ball that does it all." To put this assertion...

Ridiculously Cute Penguin #Crafts for Kids

Kids penguin crafts are very popular in our house. One of the kiddos still sleeps with a penguin they were given when they were...

How to make an ancient “Dragons – Race to the Edge”...

As you may have read in yesterdays post, we are having a bit of a Dragon fest in our home at the moment. We...

Make Your Own Edible Sensory Sand #Craft #Recipe

Does your child struggle with the idea of touching and playing with sand? Unfortunately, it’s probably one of the most common sensory issues that...

Let’s Vase It: How To Make A Chic Concrete Flower Vase

In minimalist designs, concrete has taken center stage as the clean, utilitarian material of choice. Interior designers have shown off their concrete prowess with...

Ten Tips for Playdates With Kids of All Abilities

A guest post by By:  Cara N. Koscinski MOT, OTR/L Playdates are beneficial for ALL children to practice critical social skills on which future relationships...

The @Playmobil Wildlife Adventures 4 x 4

The 4x4 pick-up is part of a new line of 'wild life rescue & research ' sets that include a vivarium, an animal care...

20 Fabulous Glove And Mittens Crafts To Make

As winter rolls forever onward I am increasingly finding single gloves which have lost their partners, mittens discarded by Evey because they are "too...

Cute & Cuddly Hand Warmers #Craft #Valentine

It is often difficult to find crafts simple enough to make with the kiddos yet also appropriate for giving to anyone of any age....

Join The Virtual Happy Hour Retreat With Peace, Love & Wine

I want you to meet one of my new gal pals, who is another Fempreneur. Her name is Tiffany Humfeld, and she is the...

The Easiest #Recipe Ever For The Perfect Fake Blood

Here are amazing fake-blood recipes you can use for Halloween, for pranking, or for first aid training. A few gallons of fake blood are just the...

The Art of Netflix Persuasion #Streamteam

You know how it is. The kids have gone to bed, you want to settle down on the sofa with your other half and...

Oh Canada – Celebrate July on Netflix with the #StreamTeam

I was lucky enough to be asked to join the Netflix Canada #StreamTeam and share some of our family's experiences with streaming TV.  This...

Upcycled Pallet Christmas Tree Decor #Crafts

Materials: Pallet wood 1x3 or 1x4 works best A hand or electric saw Red wood stain Paintbrushes White chalk paint Large star confetti or...

Wonder Park Toys Are Here:From @Funrise_Toys

Wonder Park is a new animated film from Nickelodeon Movies and Funrise have released an extensive range of toys so kids can...

The Accidental Monster Cake Pops – A Recipe Disaster Story

I love to spend time in the kitchen cooking up a storm with the littles, and we regularly surf the net together for new...

Our Kids Redesign Chocolate With The Easy Chef Chocolate Bar Maker...

When we were asked to review the "Easy Chef Chocolate Bar Maker" my answer was an immediate yes - make our own chocolate bars?...

V-Tech Innotab 3 #Review

When it comes to anything mobile and electronic, Gabriel is an absolute nightmare. Sensory processing issues lead him to put too much pressure on...

You Can’t Resist Yummy Nummies @YumNummies #Review

Yummy Nummies snack, candy, and meal making sets come complete with everything you need to make adorable mini foods that not only look super...

#StreamTeam – November Giggles with NETFLIX & Mask #Craft

It's that time of year again. The kids have been back at school for a while; we're gearing up for the holidays, the weather...

Pipe Cleaner Easter Chicks #Craft

For many of us spring has sprung, sorry East coast - I know you're still struggling -  and so too have the thoughts of...