Giveaways, Etc.

I Never Promised You a Rock Garden

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The day that our little family has been waiting for has finally arrived: The Royal Botanical Gardens Rock Garden has finally reopened after a 2 year, $20 million makeover.  Pre-makeover, I had only visited once, but instantly fell in love with the place. I brought my mom and kids there for a Mother’s Day adventure, and it was an oasis ... Read More »

Monster Jam: It’s a Monster of a Good Time!

Another MonsterJam adventure in Hamilton has come and gone and, from the reports by my son, a rip-roaring time was had by all.  In spite of a couple new trucks this year, Gravedigger remains at the top of Hendrik’s list – he knows how to choose them – apparently Gravedigger won 3 of the competitions!    Hendrik’s cousin Liam chose ... Read More »

Netflix Playlists: Uniting Siblings EVERYWHERE! #streamteam

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I don’t know about your kids, but ours do not always get along the greatest. It’s nothing BIG, usually, but lots of little bickering. Who kicked who, who stole their toy, who gets to play Wii first, who gets to choose the music. Sometimes it’s enough to drive me crazy!! Netflix recognizes this struggle and has some great solutions!! They’ve come ... Read More »

Amazing Physical Activity Resource for Teachers – FREE

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These days we are hearing so much about how little physical activity time kids are getting at school. It happens for a variety of reasons – whether it is an increased pressure to complete curriculum requirements, or an over-crowding issue, leaving little indoor gym space.  Teachers are encouraged to do “DPA” – daily physical  activity for about 15 minutes, but ... Read More »

Win 4 Tickets to #MonsterJam in Hamilton!

Win 4 Tickets to Monster Jam in Hamilton! #MonsterJam

You can not know how thrilled I am that the #MonsterJam trucks are on their way back to Hamilton for another show. Didn’t peg me as a Monster Jam fan? I’m not. I’m really not. However, the newly minted 5 year old in our house very much IS, and he’s been talking about this year’s Monster Jam show since last April. I’m just ... Read More »

The Perfect Spring Break Treat – Disney on Ice in #HamOnt

Dare to Dream #DisneyonIce

It’s been kind of a chilly and wet March break this year – much more pleasant than the very cold & snowy March break the last two years, but still, a little harder to find things to do. The weather this morning was looking up – 8 degrees and sunny – and then, just after lunch, the dark clouds rolled ... Read More »

#CloroxCanada Casts a Spell on Bathroom Germs with the ToiletWand

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As you know, in December I started my new job as custodian of our church, which means that I spend about 15 hours a week vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, disinfecting, and scrubbing toilets. I am, therefore, no stranger to rolling up my sleeves and getting dirty.  However, while I don’t scrubbing the floors and cleaning the kitchens, tackling the bathroom has ... Read More »

A March Break Giveaway from Church & Dwight: Spring Forward!

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Tomorrow is the last day of school before March Break.  How did that happen already?! I’ll be honest: I meant to have this post up an entire week ago….but then we got that wonderful snow storm, and then the weather magically turned to spring, and, well, we’ve pretty much been enjoying as much of the Great Outdoors as we can ... Read More »