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Six After Dinner Family Activities

Just like our bedtime routine, our after dinner routine seems to have altered. I’m not talking about clean-up and getting lunches ready for the next day, but rather the family time. That moment where the dinner routine has passed and before the evening or bedtime routine takes over. This is often our free time to do something as a family but mobile devices and television seem to have seeped in unnoticed. Based on a desire, my desire since I anticipate these family moments will start to be fewer and far between, I’ve thought of a few ways to bring the family time back with fun in our home. […]

Family Game Time: Suspend

Lately I’ve been spending more time playing video games. Did you see our Nintendo game preview video? But board games are really fun too and I’ve got another great game for the family. It’s called Suspend and it is a balance game. It’s not one of those games made of plastic, looking like something that will break after one game. The rods are metal with rubber covering the ends. […]

Owlcrate Susbscription Box for YA Fans

Along with great picture books to read to kids at bedtime, I also highlight book suggestions for your teen. Encouraging a love of reading throughout a child’s life is important right up through their teen years. Owlcrate is a fun way to tap into your teen’s love of literature, with a twist. […]

February 14th, 2017|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Capturing Christmas

If you’ve visited our family travel section or follow our Instagram account, you know I like to capture photos of these moments with my family and friends. I think I take more photos now because my smartphone is with me all the time but TELUS reminded me there’s more to just capturing the images. […]

Mixit Customized Cereal for a Healthier Breakfast Treat

For some, buying a Triple, Venti, Half Sweet, Non-Fat, Caramel Macchiato is a perfect treat for getting your day off to a good start. I’m opting for a healthier indulgence. I’m talking about the Canadian Mixit customized cereal just for me. […]

November 28th, 2016|0 Comments

17 Television Shows for Teens to Start Watching on Netflix

No matter when it is, I always have trouble finding a new television show worth watching. When one comes to an end, it seems like that’s it, that was the only one that will ever be great, the only one I will ever love. However, that’s not the case, Netflix offers a great abundance of TV shows that are amazing. To help both broaden your mind and slim the search for your next obsession I put together 17 television shows that you may or may not have heard of. […]

November 4th, 2016|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Fall Clothes Shopping for Kids – 6 Tips

I am not a fan of shopping, whether for myself or someone else. I’m the type of person who goes into a store and heads right for the underwear section (usually what I end up going into store for most it seems). No straying into other sections. That’s why I need a plan, especially when it comes to shopping for my kids, so I’m sharing a few tips I find useful when fall clothes shopping for the school year. […]

Taking a Pai moment

Some days I wish I could just escape to the spa, forget the To-Do list and focus on nothing. The reality is getting away isn’t always possible though I have discovered even a small bout of pampering and self love can yield big results. […]

Tips for Summer Family Entertaining

Big family gathering or a few close friends, summer weather brings the perfect opportunity for summer family entertaining with a backyard get together. We’ve gathered a few of our favourite tips for family entertaining. […]

My Style. Menchies Giveaway

I love Menchies. I love the process of choose my cup, sampling my way through the different frozen yogurt flavours and agonizing over the different toppings.  You can create anything really. If you you are a fan of making your own delicious creations, you’ll be happy to hear about their great giveaway. […]

April 19th, 2016|Tags: , |0 Comments