Please note: This is a sponsored post courtesy of Mabel’s Labels. Happy New Year! 🎉 I cannot believe it is 2017. Seriously, where did 2016 go? Last year, my family made an effort to eat less meat. We started with “Meatless Mondays” and now we are aiming for “Meat-free Fridays” in 2017. I wanted to… Continue reading Crispy Lentil, Spinach and Feta Fritters
It’s my first giveaway! 🙌
There has been a lot of negative press surrounding the much maligned “homework” recently. In fact, it has been getting a bad rap for decades. Everyone is touting studies that show little or no correlation between performance and homework, while others say that any evidence that does exist between improved achievement and homework lacks a… Continue reading Raising Homework From the Dead: 5 ways to make it alive again
It is almost Easter 2016! And that means spring is officially here… 🌱
Last month I wrote a piece on Toddlers vs TV: Less is best, but not necessarily realistic. One of my most popular posts to date, it generated some great on-line conversations amongst parents and caregivers on exactly how much TV is “too much”. It also highlighted the fact that, for some parents, avoiding screen time altogether was impossible and… Continue reading My Top 10 Educational TV Shows for Kids!
Hooray! It’s National Chili Day! The perfect excuse to chow down on a bowl of the fiery favourite.🍴
For this post, I will be channelling my inner nerd. 👓 I really am a geek at heart. Most of my family and friends already know this about me. I love libraries and second hand book shops, travelling, taking photos, nature, watching documentaries and exploring the environment around me. My two favourite subjects at school have… Continue reading Inspiring Kids with Science (and a Gummy Bear Investigation)
I am excited to share my first official Product Review post! The format will be the same for each product review I complete, including an overview of the product and its uses, my likes, dislikes, an “I wish that…” and finally, the bottom line and overall rating. PLEASE NOTE: I have no company sponsorship or… Continue reading Product Review: Wean Green Tempered Glass Food Containers
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! This is my first V-day with a preschooler and we wanted to do something fun for her class. Although baking is a favourite bonding activity of ours, my daughter has a tree nut allergy and her preschool is a nut-free facility so food was not an ideal option.… Continue reading Easy Peasy Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids!
The temptation to interact with screens around the home is inescapable. They are everywhere; in our kitchens, our living rooms, our playrooms and even in our bathrooms and beds. With the convenience of digital streaming programs like Netflix and You Tube and the portability and accessibility of iPads, Smart phones and Smart TVs, we are… Continue reading Toddlers vs. TV: Less is best, but not necessarily realistic