Quick Tips for Easy Spring Cleaning from ARM & HAMMER

I make no secret of my dislike of cleaning. In fact, it’s one of the absolute last things that I would choose to do when given the option to do something else. But like it or not, it has to be done and in a province that gets as muddy as Saskatchewan does once winter ends, a thorough spring cleaning isn’t just a good idea, it’s essential!

Luckily for me, ARM & HAMMER has some tips to help make that spring cleaning process a little easier and when it comes to cleaning, I’ll take any shortcut I can get! Whether you love the process of getting your house spic and span for summer or you dread your time with a duster like I do, these tips will have your house looking great in no time!

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Give Back in April with the P&G #CleanWater Challenge-Giveaway #PGMom

It’s amazing how easy it is to take clean water for granted when it’s something that has always been a part of our lives. Growing up in North America has given me the understanding that when I turn on a tap, I can drink the water that comes out without any concern. But I did a lot of travelling in my youth and I know from exploring places like Cuba and South Africa that clean water is a luxury in many parts of the world, not a right.

In fact, approximately one billion people do not have clean drinking water, many of whom are children in the developing world. As a result, thousands of children die every day. The P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water (CSDW) Program helps provide clean drinking water to these people through a water purifying technology developed by P&G. One small P&G purification packet quickly turns 10 litres of dirty, potentially deadly water into clean, drinkable water. Nearly 7 billion litres of clean drinking water have been provided by humanitarian organizations across the globe using P&G packets, helping to save an estimated 39,000 lives in more than 75 countries.

walmart P&G clean water program

This month, P&G is doing even more to ensure that clean water is available to those that need it by teaming up with Walmart Canada! Until April 30, P&G will donate one day of clean water through the Children’s Safe Drinking Water program for every P&G product sold in Walmart Canada stores or online at Walmart.ca! Just by shopping for the products you love and use anyways, you can help ensure that children in developing countries have fresh, clean drinking water. [Read more...]

Join the #PlaytexKnowsBabies Twitter Party with @PlaytexInfant April 24 at 9pm EST

It’s amazing to me how even very small babies can be so unique and how quickly they make their individual personalities known. My oldest son was a cheery baby that loved being out and about with me seeing the world, while my youngest was fussier, clingier and happiest when he was in my arms and I was holding him close. Even the way they ate was different; Zackary was waking up once a night to eat by the time he was a year old, while Benjamin at the same age was waking up five times a night!

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Playtex Infant understands how different babies can be and that’s why the company puts so much effort into designing products that will work for your unique baby. The company’s latest innovation, the Playtex Nipple Variety Pack, is one of the most ingenious concepts I’ve ever seen and I so very much wish it had been around when my boys were younger. Containing four distinctly different nipples, it lets parents skip the trial-and-error process and find the right nipple for your individual baby. I have a feeling that my almost exclusively breastfed boys would have loved the NaturaLatch nipple! [Read more...]

Giveaways Ending April 15

Mommy Kat and Kids has four great giveaways ending April 15!

If you haven’t already, make sure you get your entries in! Good luck everyone!

Show Your Cat Some Love with Tips from Arm & Hammer-Giveaway

I was never a cat person until my current pet. In fact, I had no interest in pets whatsoever. But my beloved Siamese cross Racer changed all that within a few weeks of joining our household. Her quirky personality, independence and cuddly nature won my heart and I’ve been a cat person ever since.

As a result, I fully admit that I spoil her a bit. She gets the highest quality cat food I can find, she drinks bottled water instead of tap water and she gets fun new treats and toys almost as often as my boys do. It’s all just part of the way that I show my cat love. Arm & Hammer understands my affection, and the company has some great tips for showing your cat a little extra love too:

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Fabulous Friday Giveaway Linky

If you have a giveaway you would like to share with readers, please link it up below! If you could use the format name-prize-restrictions-end date (eg. My Blog-Awesome Prize-US-1/15), that would be wonderful. Happy giveaway entering!

Come Join the #TouchofPhillyCheese Twitter Party with @KraftCanada April 16 9pm EST

If there’s one food that I absolutely cannot live without, it’s cheese. I’m crazy about all different types of cheese and honestly, if I had to choose just one, I think I might go a little crazy. The mild, perfect for melting flavour of Mozzarella, the rich, sharp taste of old cheddar, the smooth dreaminess of Philadelphia cream cheese…who could ever choose just one?

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Luckily for me, Kraft Canada understands how I feel and has made that choice a little bit easier for me with the introduction of brand new Kraft Shredded Cheese with a Touch of Philadelphia! This delectable new product combines the flavourful Kraft Shredded Cheese you already know and love with just a touch of rich, creamy Philadelphia for a perfect smooth and creamy melt. [Read more...]

Welcoming Warm Weather with a #MyWhishParty Spring Celebration

A few months ago, I discovered the Canadian party supply store Whish, and any special occasion has become a whole lot easier ever since. I first had the opportunity to create an easy and elegant Valentine’s Day tablescape with the company’s Romantic Table for Two Ambiance Kit, and the stylish accessories and sleek disposable dinnerware made the process so easy. But Whish wanted me to see for myself how any occasion could become a special one with a little help from its extensive inventory of party supplies, so the company gave me the chance to throw my own party too, with any theme that I wanted!

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Having just lived through an especially long and cold winter, the foremost thoughts in my mind were of sunshine, green grass and flowers. But even near the end of March, the snow just kept falling. So I decided to celebrate spring a different way instead…with a Welcome Spring party for my boys! Whish loved the idea and helped me put together decorations and accessories that would be sure to have my boys and their friends feeling warmer.

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