Easy Summer Frozen Desserts – Chocolate and Banana Pops Recipe


  Feelin' hot, hot, HOT!  I know I can't be the only one loving this summer heat.  So far this summer we have enjoying swimming, canoeing, trips to the park, picnics, fun at the beach and more.  And we are only half way through summer!  While having so much fun outside I have to make sure the kids are staying cool.  Little Bear runs hotter then most kids so making sure he

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No Limits BBQ Bacon Burger Topper Recipe #BetterBurger


  As you know I share a lot of recipe ideas on Little Miss Kate.  I love cooking, baking and creating delicious meals for my family.  As much as I enjoy cooking and eating my creations, there is one thing I don't enjoy.... touching uncooked meat.  I know it is silly, kind of like not wanting to clean out the drain of the sink, but it is a "thing" for me.  Now I have become a

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Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe


After a winter that seemed like it was never ever ever going to end you are not going to hear me complain about the heat this summer.  However, you might hear me say that it is too hot to cook.  Lets face it no one whats to slave over a hot stove, or have the oven on for hours when it is 30oC outside.  With lots of hot summer days coming up I am looking for recipes that are

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Don’t Break the Bank this Summer – Tips for Budgeting for Summer Activities

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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

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How to Prevent Heat Stroke – What to look for on those sunny hot days


  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

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Tips for Packing for a day at the……BEACH!

Tips for Packing for a day at the BEACH!

  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

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Memories Made To Last – Summer 2014 #kindersmiles

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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. 

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Boredom Busters – Hot Toys of Summer 2014

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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

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Make a Splash with Making Waves Swimming Lessons Brampton

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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

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Hot Toys of Summer 2013

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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

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Summer Entertaining with a little help from Target {Giveaway}

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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

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Jumping into Spring Feet First with Orthaheel Sandals

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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

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