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,
As part of Pennsylvania adventure last summer we visited many great places in Philadelphia, but our trip would not have been complete without a stop at the Crayola Experience in Easton, PA. A visit to the Crayola Experience was perfect way to break up our drive home from Philadelphia to Toronto. Located just over an hours drive from Philadelphia or New York City the Crayola
If you have not been to the Ontario Science Centre lately then you are missing out on an experience of bodily proportions!!! There are 2 new exhibits open that let you explore the ins and outs of the human body: The AstraZeneca Human Edge and Sesame Street Presents: The Body.The AstraZeneca Human Edge is a new permanent exhibit on level 6 of the Ontario Science Centre, focused
We have been glued to our TV for the past 2 weeks, every evening getting caught up on the day’s events of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Monkey has enjoyed learning about new sports and is now talking about wanting to try skating and skiing and I have been so proud to watch our athletes compete so strongly on the world stage. We came up with a special way to celebrate our
Last week my family had the opportunity to attend a Harlem Globetrotters game with PTPA. Hubs enjoys watching basketball, and I thought this would be a fun night out with the family, and the Globetrotters did not disappoint. It was an evening packed with impressive tricks, basketball skills and of course a little showmanship too! Also in the mix was friendly banter between
Brrrrrrr we have had some very COLD weather this winter – trying to get us into a Winter Olympic mood maybe? With the -40oC wind chill it has been too cold to really play outside so we brought some of the Olympic fun indoors. Monkey might not be ready to compete at the Olympic level in speed skating or ski jump, but he has been trying out his skills at Olympic Ring Toss!