Here we are, already mid-summer! I cannot believe how fast this summer is going. Although as the years go by, they seem to go faster and faster. I don’t know about you, but I try to soak up all of the sun during summer days and my kids do too. I try to schedule a few activities once or twice a week to help keep the girls entertained too…otherwise we all end up going crazy!!
As I was thinking of the next craft to do with Bee, I got to thinking about what WeeBee could enjoy too. As I sifted through the craft box, I came up with a 'busy ball'. Bee, who is almost 3 loved creating them with me, and WeeBee who is over 1 really liked playing with them. Of course supervision is MANDATORY with these as some have small parts. They are very easy to
It's finally that time of year where we can get our bathing suits on and go to the beach! Sometimes, this can sound more delightful then it is...especially when you’re taking tiny humans with you. To make sure your day remains a great one, here are 8 tips on surviving the beach with toddlers. Pack in advance. You don't want to be rushing around minutes (or hours)
The excitement children have about travel is like nothing else. They love to explore new places and learn about different cultures. There is a never ending string of "Why.....?" when you are traveling with kids as they take it all in. Here are a few ways to inspire your budding traveller while you are at home in between adventures. Create a pin wall Find a
Please tell me I am not the only one who is panicking that that summer is almost here. This is Monkeys first summer “off”. Now that he is a school kid, this is the first time I have had to worry about summer plans for him as he was always in daycare previously. And wow is there a lot of planning, organization and saving that needs to go into 1 summer! We are going to be
Growing up I was very close with my family, many of my grandparents and Aunts & Uncles all lived in the same city. I would see my grandparents, and cousins on a weekly, if not daily basis, which meant I had a childhood filled with tea parties, making crafts and fun sleep overs. Since having my own children I realize just how special the bonds with my family really are.
July is here, the kids are out of school and now parents are tasked with the challenge of keeping kids busy all summer long! 8 weeks of “I'm bored...” and “There’s nothing to do…” Eek, that is enough o make any parent run for the hills! But not to worry here is a list of simple and inexpensive ideas to help keep the kids busy this summer, so that you can all have fun and not
I find it fascinating how young children pick favourtie characters from such a young age. While one might be crazy for Elmo, another may love Dora. In my house Thomas the Tank Engine is a very big deal. Monkey enjoys watching Thomas and playing with trains. His third birthday party was even a Thomas The Train Party. However Little Bear has recently taken the love for
Last summer I took Monkey and Little Bear to African Lion Safari for the first time and they had an amazing time! We happened to go on one of the hottest days of the summer but that didn’t stop us for enjoying everything the park had to offer including an air conditioned ride through the Game Reserves. Ever since our wild adventure I have been hearing from Monkey about how much
We all know how important it is to get out and active with our kids. Children are spending more and more time in a sitting sedentary state. Between sitting in school for classes, sitting at home to do homework, and of course the ever increasing “screen time” of being in front of a computer or tablet. It is easy to forget that kids need 60 minutes of physical activity every
I can’t wait to attend the Waterloo Air Show with my family this year! I think many families have at least one airplane nut in the house – in mine there are two: a husband with a not so secret dream of being a Top Gun pilot, and a 3 year old daughter who is obsessed with airplanes of all shapes and sizes. This year’s Waterloo Air Show is a 2-day event filled with ACTION, SPEED,
It is no secret around here that LEGO DUPLO is a huge hit. Monkey has been playing with LEGO DUPLO for years, and Little Bear gets right in there with him as soon as we break out the bin of blocks. I was excited to be able to take the boys to the Fairview Mall last weekend for the Disney Junior and LEGO DUPLO Magic of Play Tour. We spent a full morning building,