DIY Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Shell Costume with pattern

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If you want to throw an epic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Birthday Party you need food, decorations and of course the Ninja Turtles themselves!!! I decided to create Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle shell costumes for the kids to wear and play with along with some of their accessories (sward, nunchucks and ninja stars).  At the end of the party each guest was able to take home their

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Tips For Packing A Carry On Bag For A Child

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  Once children are over the age of 2 years old you are required to purchase their own seat when flying.  Although this does add to the cost of a family vacation there is an added benefit.  The child is able to bring on their own carry on luggage and I highly recommend it in order to spread the load.  The focus for a carry on for children should be entertainment

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5 Reasons to Never Potty Train Your Child

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  There are few things that parents fear more then potty training.  Diapers are comfortable, the parent is in control.  Having a potty trained child sounds wonderful, but the messy wet road to get there is enough to make any Mom or Dad run for the hills!  Don't we as parents already have enough to deal with? Sleep regression, temper tantrums, battles over nap time, and

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party Decorations

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With the food for out Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle party all planned out it was time to start thinking about decorations.  I didn't want to get into anything too complicated or time consuming given that the kids were going to have some pretty exciting costumes to wear (and take home).  I kept the decorations for this party pretty simple.  Here is what we used for Teenage Mutant

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Inspired Birthday Party Food Ideas

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If you grew up in the 80's you would be familiar with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, TMNT for short.  I can remember playing with the TMNT figurines and acting out scenes with my friends as a child for hours on end.  The hardest part was deciding on who was going to play each character.  When we decided to have a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Party to celebrate Little Bears

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Make Way – We Are Making Room For Play!

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"Can I have the iPad?"  "Can I watch?" "iPad Pleeeeeease" things I hear daily from my 4 year old when he comes home from school.  He started kindergarten this year and was having some trouble sitting during circle time.  If he had a good day, he was able to watch Netflix on the iPad when he got home after school.  I will admit it was not necessarily the best choice in reward,

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How To Make Brushing Teeth Fun For A Toddler

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As a parent in the evenings after a loooong day at work or play the last thing you feel like doing is stepping onto the battlefield with your toddler. Lips clamped shut, head shaking side to side no, no, no, refusing to brush their teeth is a dreaded part of any bedtime routine.  Your feet drag up the stairs every night knowing you likely need to summon your best negotiating

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5 Tips To Help Children Write Valentines and Keep It FUN!

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I have a pet peeve that drives me crazy when it comes to Valentine's Day.  Kids handing out Valentine's.... written by their parents.  Nothing drives me more batty then to see a Valentine come home from school or daycare that looked like it have never been touched by the child giving it.  Seriously, why bother handing them out if it was just "homework" for mom or dad? Are you

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Healthy Dinner Ideas: BBQ Beef Taco Recipe #whatscooking

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Right now I am taking part in a weight loss challenge with my local Momstown group.  It is a fun way to motivate each other and share ideas for healthy meals so that together we can all  lose some weigh and eat better.  For this challenge we need to lose 6% of our body weight in 6 weeks.  Not a small task for someone who loves chocolate as much as I do, but I am up for making

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Everything you Need to Know For The Target Canada Liquidation Sale

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Today marks the beginning of the end - the start of the Target Canada Liquidation Sale.  I am so sad to see this day here already, I never in my wildest dreams imagined less then 2 years after attending the Target Canada opening in Toronto that I would be shopping their store closing sales.  However they ARE closing and here is what you need to know about the Target Canada

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Butternut Squash Apple Soup Recipe

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Nothing is better at warming me up in the winter then soup.  As much as I try to embrace the Canadian winter I freeze for 4 months of the year.  To date my soup making ability has been limited to pumpkin soup, however I decided to branch out this year and give squash soup a try.  For this soup you can use Butternut or Acorn squash to make a heart warming soup that will help

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The Best 2015 Super Bowl Commercials Canadians Didn’t Get To See

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There are 2 things that people obsess over when it comes to the Super Bowl - the food and the commercials.  Yes, there is the football too, but we we all know that many people watch the Super Bowl just to enjoy some chicken wings, pizza and nachos while watching extraordinarily over-priced 30 second time slots during the commercial breaks.  Sadly in Canada we do not always get

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