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Easy Dinosaur Cake: Birthday Party Ideas for Kids

Cool Dinosaur Sheet Cake

It’s birthday party time again! I can’t believe we have a five year old in the house already… Where does the time go?  Anyhow, the theme for this year’s birthday party has been set for a full year, ever since Target cleared out their dinosaur birthday party accessories. We had the plates, the table cloth, the banner, and the ‘goody bag’ ... Read More »

Fuller House On Netflix February 26 #streamteam

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As a kid growing up int he 90s, I was fairly limited in the number of shows I could watch. We didn’t have cable, and our parents were pretty strict about what we could and coudn’t watch. But one show that became a part of my childhood was Full House.  I used to want to be DJ, with her great hair and cool ... Read More »

Alligator Popsicle Stick Puppet

Popsicle Stick Puppets

One of the many benefits to our family membership at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Hamilton/Burlington is the crafts table. Every week, the team at the RBG puts out a new craft for visitors to do – they make a few examples, post the instructions, pre-cut the pieces, and leave all the supplies nicely organized for little hands.  The current ... Read More »

One New Year’s Resolution Every Busy Mom Should Make #StreamTeam

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Traditionally, I abstain from making promises about drastic life changes on the eve of a New Year. I don’t like falling short of goals that I set for myself. I don’t like being disappointed in myself. Because, let’s face it – no matter how good the intentions, adding an extra ‘beneficial’ behaviours to an already busy day spells long-term failure ... Read More »

Peanut Squash Soup in the Slow Cooker

Peanut Squash Soup in the Slowcooker

Full disclosure, folks. I didn’t create this Peanut Squash Soup recipe – I did alter it a bit and adapt for the slow cooker, but I didn’t dream it up. All I know is that the sister of a friend of mine makes this recipe often, and shared it on Facebook. Our family enjoyed it SO much this past weekend ... Read More »

Preschool Christmas Crafts: Paper Plate Santa

Preschool Christmas Crafts: Paper Plate Santa

We haven’t done a lot of crafts lately on the blog, but this one is easy to prepare, easy for the little kids to make by themselves, and easy to clean up – I’d say that completes the “Perfect Craft” trifecta of preschool Christmas crafts, wouldn’t you?  What you need: 1 paper plate per child pink tissue paper cotton balls ... Read More »