When we are enjoying the outdoors with our little ones we tend to be diligent about the sunscreen and hats but it’s important to remember how easily children can over heat if over dressed or just out playing in the sun. A fun afternoon play date in the park can quickly turn serious if your child gets heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Knowing the signs to look out for and
Are you thinking about those bright warm sunny days just around the corner? Yearning for the sand beneath your toes and the excited cries of children running wild, splashing in the water? Me too! While I’m dreaming about swapping the down jackets for t shirts and kicking off the winter boots for flip flops I’ve decided to come up with ideas on how to pack for the
It is hard to believe that summer is over! Back in May I remember thinking of all the things I wanted to accomplish this summer before Roo (baby #3) arrived in September. Everything from trips and activities I wanted to do with the kids to projects around the house we wanted to take on. Well the summer of 2014 didn't disappoint in creating memories that are made to last.
Keeping kids busy all summer long is a daunting task for any parent. Recently the Canadian Toy Association presented the “Hot Toys of Summer 2014” – a look at indoor and outdoor toys from all different companies that will keep your children occupied and entertained all summer long! I had a chance to bring the boys to look at all of the toys and here were some of their
I finally took the plunge and enrolled Monkey into his first organized activity... swimming lessons! I know that water safety is very important as downing is the leading cause of all unintentional deaths of children aged 1-4 years old. However our schedule is busy and always changing... visiting with friends & family, day trips, oh yeah of course there is work too! It can
I had the opportunity to attend a preview of the Canadian Toy Association's Hot Toys of Summer 2013 several weeks ago which was held at the Toronto Zoo. It was an opportunity to check out toys for all ages to help keep kids entertained over the summer. Every 3 yr old boys dream to be asked to play with toys all day! So after spending the morning playing and exploring the
The May 2-4 long weekend, the unofficial start of summer is finally here!!! We have been blessed with a beautiful weekend in Southern Ontario... the weather is perfect for a BBQ and some fun in the sun. The long weekend also means our calendar starts getting filled up quickly with many different events from bridal showers and summer vacations to getting together with with
It is the time of year when every day is a guessing game - what to wear??? Will I need by snow boots & winter coat, rain gear or a hat & sandals? The weather changes so much from one day to the next you never know what you are going to get. All I want is sunny days and +15 so I can break out my new Orthaheel sandals. Not only are they adorable, but they are so
Thinking back to your summers as a kid what are your favorite memories? I spent most of my summers either at my Grandparents house or at summer camp with my cousins. Most were day camps at our local recreation centre, some were overnight camps a little farther from home. Didn't matter which camp I was at they were all tons of fun and we had lots of little adventures! Monkey
We are going through a bit of a deep freeze in Ontario this week. After being spoiled by unusually high temperatures we are back to a cold snap. It has be dreaming of the warm sunny days of summer.
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Picnics: one of the defining activities of summer. From food favorites like pasta salad and watermelon, to spending the afternoon outside enjoying the sun, picnics are a perfect way to spend the day. Lavish & Lime, a Canadian company, offers a great selection of products to help you make sure that your picnic is not only fun, but easy on the environment as well. With easy