The Breastfeeding vs. Facebook Debate


If you guys aren't tired of hearing more of the debate between breastfeeding Moms and pro-breastfeeding activists vs. Facebook then I have something for you! Yesterday morning, one of my favorite local celebrities, Jian Gomeshi, tackled the topic on his CBC radio show "Q". Jian interviewed Emma Kwasnica, the mother-of-three who is leading the campaign against Facebook. You can

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Who is ready to play?!? 30 Days of Play Challenge #LegoDuplo


Play - Time to explore, learn and use imagination The MOST important "job" for children What one toy encompasses all of those?  LEGO® of course! LEGO® DUPLO® embraces everything that I look for in toys for A.C.: Educational – concepts such as shapes, colours, and counting are naturally built into play time Timeless – everyone loves LEGO® DUPLO® no matter how old they

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Overnight Oats Recipe


Mmm.. breakfast. I spent the first 19 years of my life eating cold cereal and milk for breakfast every day and I have spent the subsequent days trying to avoid it. Now, before I had kids (and a mortgage, and a car, and umm.. yeah) I used to just grab breakfast on the go on my way to work. With finances a little tight and time even tighter, most mornings picking something on my

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Taking a Break – Ontario Staycation #kindermom


My recuperation from the holidays has taken a lot longer this year than ever before.  A number of factors played into the chaos including this being our first Christmas with Monkey where I was working, family visiting, Hubs accident, and Grandma passing away.  I was exhausted by mid January and feeling a little burnt out.  We have been able to have a couple of low key weekends

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Ohh Baby, Baby Giveaway Hop


Ohh, Baby, Baby Giveaway Hop sponsored by The Shopping Duck is taking signups now. This blog hop event will take place from April 1, 2012 to April 15, 2012. Come join the fun!We have a awesome sponsor lined up for this hop, and I can't wait to share the details!

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Smart Loser Week 6 – Healthy Snacks


Moms (and Dads) are busy people.  We are always running to pick someone up, drop someone off, get the chores done and trying to keep the house in working order. Planning ahead for healthy meals can get pushed to the back burner, and then you realized you and the kids are hungry… NOW.  So what are some quick easy healthy snacks that you can come up with on a moments

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Food for Friday – Kind of Random


Phew! It's been a very busy and eventful week for me. Since we were sort of overloaded with Valentine's Day posts, I thought maybe we could ligten up around here a little. So, let's just call this "Kind of Random Food for Friday". Like that picture over there from when I was in Mexico a couple of months ago. Delicious looking, but totally random. So, first things first, did

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Are you feeling lucky? Some Great Giveaways come up in March


With Valentine's Day behind us it is time to start looking forward to the next holiday.... St. Patrick's Day!And what is better then to celebrate with a giveaway!  Make sure you come back on March 13th to check out our great giveaway as part of the Lucky Day Sweepstakes Events.With over 100 blogs participating there will be some amazing prizes to be won!If you are a blogger

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Give women the choice – Bring #BirthCentres to Ontario


Women dream about their wedding day for years before they get married, they play it out in their head, all the little details of how to make that day just right, one to remember forever.  Which venue will work the best?  What flowers will be the perfect fit?  Hours spent deciding on the perfect dress.  This is a major event that you can plan down to the detail. What other event

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Tips for Making a Great Steak


We have our 'system' for making steak at our house. And our system is pretty fantastic for making a delicious dinner, even on a weeknight, because it's fast. Our system mostly goes like this: heat a cast-iron skillet on the stove on high heat. Cook the steak for 45 seconds on each side, then top with a pat of butter, and move to a 450F oven. Keep it there for about 5

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