Celebrate Summer’s Arrival With a Family Ice Cream Bar!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias This week is the first official week of summer break! While the weather has been less than stellar the last few weeks we finally had some nice days! So, we decided to celebrate by setting up an Ice Cream bar in our backyard before we set up the little kiddie pool for the kids to jump around in! I was able to create the fun little Ice Cream bar for the kids to do themselves ... read more


Playtex® PlayTime™ Cups With Twist ‘n Click Leak Proof Seal

My husband has always had a house rule of "No drinks anywhere but the table!" which can be extremely difficult to explain to a toddler who wants to run around and play all day, but with the Playtex® PlayTime™ Cups which have Twist 'n Click leak proof seal - you don't have to worry about leaks and toddlers can have their cups with them wherever they go - and have dad's approval! Justin is a boob monster but I've been trying to really get him to drink from cups. The Playtex Playtime Cups have ... read more


Celebrate The 4th Of July With Blueberry Pie Cupcakes

We can't forget our neighbors to the South! Wishing you all a very Happy 4th of July! I don't know much about the United States history but I do know this 4th of July is Independence Day. July 4, 1776, was a day that represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation. So, from us here in Canada - we're wishing the USA a happy 239th year of Independence! That's huge. 239! In honor of this special day how about some Blueberry Pie ... read more


Stayfree: The Challenge – See Why YOU Should Switch to Stayfree!

I'm a little excited about this post today because we as women have quite a few struggles in our lives and one of the biggest is - our period.  I know for me my period has changed throughout the years especially after each baby, so it's often hard to judge what is coming during that time of the month! When I was approached to take the Stayfree Challenge I immediately was intrigued because Stayfree is one of my favorite brands when it comes to pads. Now, I only wear pads at night generally on ... read more


DIY Orange Body Butter

Since my last DIY body product did so well (DIY Grapefruit Citrus Body Scrub) I thought I would post this DIY Orange Body Butter. Not only does it smell heavenly, it's really lovely and leaves your skin feeling very soft and smooth. Am I the only one who had a major skin change after baby #1? After having Jordan I have had so many different body changes, the two major ones being hair and skin. My hair? Constantly falls out. It's super hard to manage, it's super thick and yet it falls out ... read more

Canada S'more Brownies 2

Celebrate Canada Day With S’More Brownies

Can you believe it's the last few days of June? Where is the time going? I can't believe it! Well, with June ending that means July is approaching and as most of you should be are aware I'm Canadian (and very proud!) and up here in Canada we don't celebrate the 4th of July, we celebrate something called Canada Day! What's that you ask? Well, here I'll let good ol' wiki tell you - Canada Day (French: Fête du Canada) is the national day of Canada, a federal statutory holiday celebrating the ... read more


Undercover Mama Nursing Shirt: Review + Giveaway

I am extremely proud to say I have been nursing Justin for 21 months now and still going strong! I remember with Jackson I was so terrified I wouldn't even make it to 12 months but I did and soon after that at 14.5 months he weaned himself. Justin, well let's just say he is showing no signs of weaning anytime soon. Which is okay. He nurses mostly at night and the odd once or twice during the day for a quick few minutes. It's more about comfort I think now than anything as he eats and has ... read more


A Taste Bud Tantalizing Coffee Blend: From Coast To Coast Coffee

Hey there! Working in restaurants for the better part of my life means I love coffee. Turkish coffee, Espresso, lattes and just about any other kind of coffee. For me, its not about the caffeine, its all about the flavor. Recently, I was fortunate enough to review coffee from coast to coast coffee. About Coast To Coast Coffee: Coffee is at its best when it's freshly roasted, which is why Coast to Coast roasts the beans just hours before they're packed up and shipped to you. Wherever you ... read more


Huggies Launches Little Snugglers Plus & Little Movers Plus at Costco Canada

Great news for moms and dads in Canada! Huggies has now launched Huggies® Little Snugglers Plus Diapers and Huggies® Little Movers Plus Diapers exclusively at Costco Canada! We've tried every single diaper there is on the market, even cloth! But, we always come back to Huggies. Why? Because they are cream of the crop! Not only do they fit exactly how a diaper should without any fuss but they also keep all messes inside like a diaper should. We picked up a box of Huggies® Little Movers ... read more


The Gatekeeper’s Trilogy by Eva Pohler

When it comes to reading there is only one person I want helping me with reviews. That's Jordan. He not only reads at a high school level he is a speed reader and will be brutally honest with me about books he's reading. He is also beyond his years in maturity, so after reading a few reviews I asked him if he wanted to read them too, and maybe have a little challenge with me. So, I gave him and I both a challenge to read these books in one month and at the end we'd compare what we thought. We ... read more


NoNetz Anti Chafe Swimwear for Boys

I have 4 boys so I know a thing or two about boys clothes. When it comes to swim shorts my boys always had one complaint; chafing. Isn't that one thing we all dread in the swim world? Putting on our swimwear and having chafing is probably the least amount of fun you can have in your swimwear. This brings me to NoNetz Anti Chafe Swimwear for Boys (they also have some in mens!) what are they you ask? Well, they are swim shorts with NO NETZ in them which means not only are they comfortable but ... read more

7 Ways to Take Learning OUTDOORS During the Warmer Months! -

7 Ways to Take Learning Outdoors During the Warmer Months

Sitting at the kitchen table for every homeschooling activity can get incredibly boring. It’s time to take homeschooling outside this spring and summer, but how? Here are some tips for taking your homeschooling outdoors. Even if you don't homeschool, these are some great ways to take some extra learning at home outside! Create an Outdoor Learning Space Since the spring and summer offer nice weather most of the time, create an outdoor learning space for your family. This can be anything as ... read more


Tea Lover’s Organic Matcha Tea by My Matcha Life

I don't drink coffee at all but I absolutely love tea. I haven't always been very adventrous when it comes to tea, I usually just drink Orange Pekoe and off I go. Until - I tried Green Tea and eventually was introduced to Matcha. This is where Tea Lover's Organic Matcha by My Matcha Life comes along.. What is Tea Lover's Organic Matcha?: Tea Lover's organic matcha tea offers a richer, more complex flavor compared to most organic ceremonial grade match teas sold in North America. This is fine ... read more


Piczzle Photo Puzzle Review + Giveaway

I am a huge fan of personalized items. HUGE fan. So, when I had the chance to review a personalized picture puzzle from Piczzle I was super excited. Not only because it's personalized which means I could pick any photo I wanted to be on the puzzle but because my kids and I love doing puzzles together! How much fun would this be for them? I chose a photo of Teeki our Cinnamon Green Cheek Conure. This was a photo from the first few days we got him so I was excited to have it arrive. I chose a ... read more

10 AMAZING recipes perfect for HIM this Father's Day! -

10 Recipes Perfect for HIM This Father’s Day + FREE Father’s Day Printable

If there's one thing I LOVE doing it's baking and cooking for my hubby. My kids love helping out in the kitchen and there's nothing we love more than making things for daddy! When he comes home from work they love seeing the look on his face when he opens the door, smells how amazing the house smells and sees it's something for him! We make him brownies, cookie pie, apple crisp and most recently we made him strawberry bars! He loved all of them. Now, we've been trying to find dishes that ... read more


WillLand Outdoors Archer Sling Bag & Piccolo Kids Backpack + 2 Giveaways

With 6 kids the only thing we ever find we really have a shortage in is bags. Backpacks, day bags, you name it we never seem to have enough. Backpacks don't last long, which is weird considering they are made for a school year - but none of my kids can keep backpacks to last a whole school year... Well, That's all about to change because with WillLand Outdoors Piccolo kids backpack and the WillLand Outdoors Archer Sling Bag we've now added 2 durable, sturdy and versatile bags to our line up ... read more


7 Ways to Relieve the Itch from Mosquito Bites

In the late spring and summer, you are likely to experience mosquito bites at least once or twice. No matter how you try to prevent them, those pesky insects are good at latching onto our skin. Once they’ve bitten, you may feel an overwhelming itch that won’t let up. Fortunately, there are several methods you can use to stop yourself from damaging your skin by scratching. Read on to find out seven ways you can relieve the itch from mosquito bites! Lemon Juice The juice of a freshly ... read more


6 Frugal Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father's everywhere are expecting the classic tie and coffee mug that is traditional at this time of year, but these Frugal Father's Day Gift Ideas are going to knock their socks off! Not only will they find out how you have picked up on their hints about things outside the norm, you will be able to make or buy these items on a limited budget. Build them a tackle box. For under $15 you can find a simple tackle box and fun tackle at the local sporting goods store. Let your kids help you pick ... read more


Refreshingly Fresh Watermelon Lemonade

One fruit I can't keep enough of in the house is watermelon. Everyone just loves it and we got through many a week. Making fruit pops with watermelon has been one of my favorite ways to keep the kids refreshed while still keeping it fairly healthy but sometimes they want something different. How about some Fresh Watermelon Lemonade? Talk about delicious, refreshing and oh-so-good! If you are looking for a nice Spring or Summertime beverage you can enjoy, serve at a party or even just have ... read more

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Celebrate The 4th Of July With Blueberry Pie Cupcakes

We can't forget our neighbors to the South! Wishing you all a very Happy 4th of July! I don't know much about the United States history but I do know this 4th of July is Independence Day. July 4, 1776, was a day that represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the ... read more