'Tis The Season... For Lice - Preventative Measures You Can Take!

I know as soon as you read this you may start feeling itchy and scratchy on your head and I apologize for that! September (and school) are coming up shortly and it's a good idea to look into preventative measures that one can take against dreaded lice. Lice love the start of school and seem…

Make Your Own Healthy Jello - Any Flavour!

We went to the Mandarin the other night, and my kiddo was obsessed with their Jello. I thought that it would be a good treat to have once in a while at home, but when I grabbed the box of Jello mix off the shelf, I was a little stunned by the ingredients. That is…

Brooke  

10 Tricks To Helping Kids Wait

10 Tricks To Helping Kids Wait

I spent some of my day today in and out of the bank, and running some other errands. While doing so I kept wondering if there were ways to keep my kiddo entertained, without having to carry around a bunch of materials. It is so important to teach your kids to wait patiently - but…

Real Advice For First Day Of School Prep

There are many ways you can prepare your child emotionally for the big day in advance of the first day of school. There are also steps you can take to prepare for some of the practical day to day challenges. What To Wear Many children are not in an 'up and at 'em' mind set…

Unique School Supplies You Wish You Had!

Have you ever wondered where to get all of the really cute school supplies? Like these Drumstick Pencils? I know a lot of students would love these and if the truth be told, so would your significant other. These highly desired pencils that teachers will love and/or hate are selling for $12.44 at Amazon.ca. Don't…

10 Easy Ways To Save Money On Purchases

I was thinking about this particular topic (saving money) when we purchased my daughter's backpack for when she heads back to school. The item wasn't on sale but was basically a unique one of a kind item that I know was durable and would be fashionable. Had I not been able to redeem a promo…

School Uniforms Becoming More Popular in Canada - Are You on Board?

School uniforms are popular in the U.S. and across the pond - but not so much in Canada yet. For the most part you'll only find the mandate for uniforms in independent private schools, Catholic schools and high schools, as well as Quebec. While uniforms still remain scarce in public high schools and elementary schools,…

Quick & Easy Back to School Hairstyles

It's hard enough getting everyone up on time to return to school after summer vacation without worrying about what to do with your girl's hair. I wanted to share some quick and easy styles that you can do in no time, ensuring no one is late and you're not pulling your hair out! Triple Pony:…

5 Ways To Keep Kids Cool in the Car!

Phew, it has been a heat blast outside... that's for sure! I know you won't be leaving your kids unattended in the car, but even on short drives it can get pretty unbearable in the heat when you are confined inside your vehicle. If you do have to drive anywhere, or wait in a parking…

Warning: Infant Formula Could Be Tampered With or Substituted!

I can't think of anything scarier than having my baby harmed. That is why it is so important to check out this CFIA warning. Just yesterday, a Consumer Advisory was posted stating that CFIA advises consumers to use caution with infant formula products due to a potential product substitution and/or tampering. How scary is that!?…

Bento Lunch Boxes Even You Can Make

Bento-style lunches are fun, and can be super simple to make too. They are a great lunch idea for back to school, or even a fun lunch idea for the kiddos who are still in daycare. Before, making lunch may have been the most tedious of your tasks. Now you will be drooling at the…

Megan  

Dorm Room Decor & Essentials

Dorm Room Decor & Essentials

Heading off to college or university for the first time is a little scary and a whole lot exciting with so many new people and experiences to look forward to. One of the fun parts (because the physical moving is never fun) is furnishing and decorating that first apartment or dorm room and making it…

Moving To Campus Revolutionized With Pack & Hold Service @ Bed Bath & Beyond

Here's the absolute perfect moving solution for peace of mind for your college or university student moving away to campus for the first time. Why not take some of the stress of the move off? I'm stoked about this service that Bed Bath & Beyond Canada provides because I think it's the best way to…

Remember These Interstar Blocks? Get the 140 piece Road & Traffic Set For $50 Shipped @ Best Buy

You must remember playing with this brightly coloured interlocking pieces when you were younger! I know I do. I thought they were something only schools had, but no, you can purchase them too. Best Buy Canada currently has the Interstar 140 Piece Road & Traffic Set on sale for $49.98 including shipping. The kids are…

Eryn  

Trending Backpacks For Kids

Trending Backpacks For Kids

Looking for kids backpacks? We made a list of (super cute!) school backpacks with clickable links so you don't have to search all over the net for them. Save yourself time and money. The coolest backpacks for your little one(s) as they head to school in the fall are right here! You'll find some fantastic…

Parents will spend $500+ on back to school

'Tis the season for back-to-school shopping, and with that, some serious spending. In the U.S., back-to-school spending is ranked second only to winter holidays, and the National Retail Federation is even predicting that spending for K-12 and college will exceed $75 billion this year, with the largest part of the shopping budget going to new…

Brooke  

Make Ice-Cream in a Bag!

Make Ice-Cream in a Bag!

Phewf - it is a hot one out there today. What if I told you that you could make your very own ice cream in a bag... with three ingredients? Right! Get on it. This treat not only tastes good and cools you down, but it also gets the kids to exercise a little bit.…

Alphabet Dating - Have Fun From A-Z!

Who else is bored of the same old movie nights, take-out, and chilling with Netflix on!? My other half and I generally have a dispute before deciding on a date. You know... when you both tell each other that you don't care what you do, until you both get frustrated and don't do anything at…

8 Must-Have Baby Items From Amazon Canada

If you have a baby, or are expecting a baby... don't worry! There are oodles of products out there to make this experience a bit simpler and more enjoyable. From gadgets that make bottles, to trinkets that help your baby fall asleep - we have you covered! Amazon.ca is basically your one-stop shop and some…

DIY: Incredibly Cute Butterfly Snack Bags for Lunches!

Try out these Butterfly Snack Packs to add some spunk to a lunch box as well as save you some money. If you do a lot of crafts with your kids then you may even have all of the items needed in your home already. If not, a quick trip to the dollar store or…