Here we are, already mid-summer! I cannot believe how fast this summer is going. Although as the years go by, they seem to go faster and faster. I don’t know about you, but I try to soak up all of the sun during summer days and my kids do too. I try to schedule a few activities once or twice a week to help keep the girls entertained too…otherwise we all end up going crazy!!
A beautiful Saturday afternoon in the summer is the perfect time for smoothies and BBQ's. Nothing hits the spot on a sunny day like a fresh smoothie. I feel like I need to fill my summer with smoothies, they are the perfect hot day drink! A smoothie can also contain a full serving of fruit and/or vegetables depending on what you choose to add. I personally love fruit
Time to take out your red and white!! Canada Day is coming up this Friday July 1st. The excitement will be even higher this year as this fun and meaningful day falls on a Friday, making it a long weekend! With that being said, here are 5 safety tips to consider this Canada Day. 1. Drive safe. As mentioned, this Canada Day will create a long weekend and with a lot of
Summer holidays are right around the corner and for some that means the kids will be home, 7 days a week. There may be breaks with summer camp and programs to keep them occupied, but for the days you and your children are home together it's nice to have a few ideas flowing. So, don’t let panic creep in, read these 5 tips on how to survive summer holidays with kids at
Well it might not feel like it this week, but spring is coming soon. Even with the most recent snowfall it is time to start thinking about getting ready for spring. Just like changing the batteries in your smoke detectors, the changing of the seasons is a great reminder too also do some spring cleaning and maintenance on your vehicle. After dealing with snow, slush, salt and
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
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
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
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
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.