How To Make Brushing Teeth Fun For A Toddler


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 Baby Shower Gift Ideas


Everyone loves to celebrate the arrival of a new bundle of joy.  Shopping for a new baby can be so much fun, however it can also be tricky to find a unique and useful gift that the new mama will love.  Here are 5 baby shower gift ideas that are sure to impress: It's Play Time -By 3 months old babies are ready to start exploring the world around them by reaching out and

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5 Ways to Involve Kids in Dog Training


You just finished celebrating the successful potty training of your toddler (no more diapers!) and now you’re considering getting a new puppy for the family.  Just when you thought you were done with cleaning up body fluids... Here are a few ideas to involve kids in dog training: Make walking your new puppy a routine - Instead of running into the house and kicking off

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Nourishing Your Skin All Winter Long #SDMWinterSkin

Aveeno Skin Relief Fragrance Free Lotion

There are some things that I love about winter - taking the kids tobogganing, building snowmen in the backyard and enjoying a hot chocolate on a cold day.  However, I could live without the dry skin that plagues me all winter long.  When I was young the changing of the seasons just meant digging out snow pants and scarf.  In my teen years I would need a little extra moisturizer

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When Nothing Goes As You Planned #HolidaySecretsExposed


So you may have noticed that things have been VERY quiet around Little Miss Kate the past few weeks.  While I wish I could say it was because I was off on some sort of exotic vacation, the truth is that this holiday season knocked me on my butt.  While yes Christmas time is busy with family gatherings, shopping and wrapping this year threw in a few extra "special" surprises

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Tradition of The Christmas Dress #seasonstweetings


As a child there are some Christmas traditions that you look forward to all year long.  Maybe it is baking with Grandma, or the daily excitement of discovering what is inside your advent calendar.  One of my favorite traditions was picking out the outfit I would wear on Christmas... The Christmas Dress.  While I am sure that my Mom had some influence on my choices I remember

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Giving The Gift of Caffeine This Christmas #TASSIMONiceList {Giveaway}


There are very few adults out there that don't enjoy a cup of coffee now and then, or maybe even 3 cups... before 9am.  But hey, we don't judge.  While I don't drink a pot by myself, I do enjoy a cup now and then.  However my craving for coffee is rarely enough motivation to get me to brew a pot for myself.  With our traditional coffee maker I am never sure how to scale down,

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Saving space with the Evenflo ExerSaucer Triple Fun


Kids come with a lot of “Stuff” – it starts out innocent enough, clothes, car seat and crib but soon balloons into high chairs, books, and herds and herds of TOYS!  Chewy toys and play mats, followed by blocks and exersaucers.  Before you know it they have moved on to activity tables and cars.  So where do you find room to keep all of the different toys??? We have been hanging

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4 Rules For Re-Gifting Used Gifts #ok2regift


At this time of year everyone is so busy.  Shopping for gifts, wrapping, cleaning up the house for when guests come over.  Why not kill 2 birds with 1 stone with re-gifting this year.  I know, this can be a taboo topic however re-gifting electronics that you do not use can help reduce the amount of gifts you have to buy and help you get rid of the clutter in your house.  It is

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Shopping like a VIP with RBC Avion #AvionVIP


So today I did something a little crazy - I decided to go shopping on Black Friday of all days!  Braving the crowds I took Hubs and Baby Roo on an adventure to Square One.  I knew it would be busy at the mall with all the deals, however I would have an oasis to get away from all the hustle of the mall in the RBC Avion Holiday.  It is much easier to face the holiday crowds with

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5 Great Gift Ideas for Nursing Moms #LMKUnderMyTree


As a 3 time breastfeeding mom I know how much time and effort moms put in to nursing their little ones and making sure that they get the best possible nutrition.  Christmas time is the perfect time to give nursing moms a little pampering of their own and to celebrate their accomplishment.  Here are some great gift ideas for nursing moms:   1 - Nursing Pyjamas -

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Why You Should Get Up Early on Sunday Morning #TOMSforTarget


It takes a LOT to get me out of bed early on a weekend.  I LOVE my sleep, I even been given pyjamas that say "I Love Bed" because everyone knows I love to sleep in.  With 3 kids the opportunity to sleep does not come as often, so for me to set an alarm on a weekend it is a BIG deal.  Well that is exactly what I am doing this Sunday so I can be at Target Canada for the launch of

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