Hockey Mom - two words put together that I never thought would be applied to me. I hate the cold, am not a good skater, and love to sleep in. None of those things fit well with the early mornings at the arena.or getting out to skate with the kids. But as of last winter my house has been filled with skates, helmets and hockey sticks. Inviting hockey into your
“Mom can I play hockey?” “Mom I want to try baseball.” “Mom lets go swimming.” ”Mom I want to learn to play guitar.” These are all requests that I have received from my oldest in a single day! When talking about having kids people worry about saving for university or college, but really it is the extracurricular activities that can take a big bite out of your bank account.
Make your own Olympic Medals to celebrate the upcoming Summer Olympic games. Your kids will love these medals and they are great for imaginative play. You can have a lot of fun holding events in and around the house. Set up a long jump or relay race in the back yard or have your kids make up an event with their own rules! Materials: - Polymer clay (gold, silver
I am not going to lie, I never paid much attention to sports as a kids. I remember being excited about the Blue Jays winning the world series when I was in my early teens, but that is about it. In my 20's I took in a few Toronto Raptors games with Hubs, but it wasn't until the last couple of years that I really started enjoying watching sports and getting into it more. Now
Last week Monkey, Baby Roo and I headed out on an adventure to Toronto for the day. I was not 100% sure where our adventure would take us, but knew a stop at the YouAreWelcome Food Truck was a must. The YouAreWelcome Food Truck is visiting Toronto during the Pan Am games and serving up some delicious samples of authentic Ojibway cuisine. The Mississaugas of the New
Can you feel that? It's excitement in the air for the Pan Am Games! They are coming to the Greater Toronto Area, and Toronto and surrounding cities are buzzing with excitement! Many of my friends and family, have been joining in the festivities in their area. I have seen many pictures of fun events, and the torch passing by, on my social media channels. Our family is also
Too short for basketball, too uncoordinated for baseball I was never very good a sports. There was a short stint in high school where I really enjoyed badminton, but other then that my sports participation has been pretty limited. But having kids has given me a second chance at a sports "career". I might not have mad skills like the pros, but I am ready to try my best and
"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,
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
"Mommy I want a snowboard" - words I did not expect from Monkey, my 4 year old son, but that is exactly what he has been asking for the past few weeks. I think Monkey is getting excited about winter coming soon. And why shouldn't he be excited? Living in Canada we can embrace winter and all it has to offer including getting outside for some family fun time. That is just
I don't know about you, but watching the Super Bowl was a little underwhelming this year. I thought the half time show with Bruno Mars was good, and seeing the Red Hot Chili Peppers brought back memories of high school. However for the game itself... well it it was just a wee bit one sided with a final score of 43 Seattle Seahawks to 8 Denver Broncos. But we all know that a
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!