WEEKLY MANTRA

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  • Family Travel Gear Theme Park Essentials

Theme Park Necessities

You may find this hard to believe after visits hanging out by the beach in Mexico and touring Hawaii but I love visiting Walt Disney World. I think even if I wasn’t traveling with the kids I would love that Florida theme park but it helps to be prepared. When visiting the theme parks I always bring a few essentials to make the experience a breeze.

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  • Family Game Time Road Trip 3DS Nintendo

Family Game Time: Nintendo 3DS on the Road

On long road trips your kids will probably ask to use technology. Earlier I shared a few multiplayer apps perfect for playing in the backseat with siblings but as I mentioned in our Disney World road trip video I love to bring my Nintendo 3DS in the car. You can play both 3DS and earlier version games plus you can purchase digital games in the e-shop. […]

  • Parenting Easing Back to School Transitions for Kids

10 Tips to Ease Transitions with Your child

After raising eight children, I’ve been through many important transitional phases. One of the biggest transitions comes at the beginning of the school year. Your child could be getting ready to start at a new school, move to a new classroom or attend a child care centre for the first time. Each child is unique and deals with this time of year differently. It’s important to take these differences into account when preparing for any potential shifts in routine. […]

  • Marshalls Canada Back to School Giveaway

Marshalls Giveaway for Back to School

I’ve been trying to put this out of my mind, the whole end of summer and ultimately the start of school, but it is just around the corner. From new shoes and a fancy backpack to desk accessories for the homework corner, it’s easy to drop a pretty penny on back to school supplies. Marshalls Canada wants to make it easier. […]

  • Family Travel SoHo Metropolitan Sleepoever (1)

Sleepover at the SoHo Metropolitan Hotel Toronto

Why does it feel that our kids grow-up overnight? My oldest, a freshly minted teen, seems to have moved away from home manicures and family movies. I’m not ready for her to grow-up too fast so as a way to hold on to some of the little girl I know I planned a sleepover at the SoHo Metropolitan Hotel. […]

  • Kids Book Review Very Best Teacher

Kids Book Review: The Very Best Teacher

The Very Best Teacher
Raincoast Books / Sourcebooks
By Y Shil Kim, illustrated by Miku Moriuchi
24 pages
age 5-8

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  • Team TELUS advocate announcement (1)

A New Role with TELUS

It can sometimes feel as though our loyalty to brands is fickle, changing based on who has the best offer or what’s the coolest new thing. I’m not immune to this as my needs change and I become more educated. If I’m honest there are only a few brands that have won me over as a long-term customer and TELUS is one such brand. […]

THIS WEEK’S BEST READS FOR MOM FROM ACROSS THE WEB

Eat: 
10 Mouthwatering Meatball Recipes

Live: 
When To Get Rid of Old Clothes: 10 Tips

Love: 
Respect Your Limits

Muse: 
8 Ways to Bring Mindfulness to Your Family

Nest: 
12 DIY Summer Backyard Bars

Party: 
Gamer Party

Make: 
Monogram Wall String Art

Travel: 
Free/Inexpensive Disney Souvenirs

Play: 
Bug Sensory Table

Parent: 
How Good Parents Miss Child Abuse