For many children, math can be one of the trickier school subjects to really master. If you have a child that’s struggling to learn math, take advantage of the extra free time in summer to help him learn rounding with decimals in a fun way! This simple game is fast-paced and exciting whether you let your children compete against one another or just set a timer to see how quickly your little one can answer the questions!
When I was a kid, Saturday morning cartoons were a special treat I looked forward to all week long. In fact, it was the one day of the week that I woke up before my parents! I loved quietly creeping downstairs and sitting in front of our little television to watch all my favourite shows. And missing any of my favourites (like Transformers), was always so disappointing since it meant waiting a whole week before I could watch again.
Thinking back on those days is funny, since binging on a favourite show is now so easy thanks to Netflix! Whether I want to watch old cartoons on a Friday night or binge-watch a movie series on a lazy Wednesday afternoon, I’m free to enjoy what I want, when I want…with no fear of missing my favourite entertainment! [Read more…]
One of the things I love most about winter break is the way it gives my family the chance to really appreciate all the fun winter has to offer. Too often, we tend to hide away indoors when snowy weather arrives instead of embracing the opportunities that winter brings. But this year, Babybel is making winter cool for kids with an amazing contest that could let you enjoy winter to its fullest with your whole family! Looking for activities could fill your winter break days? Here’s my collection of top ideas for both indoor and outdoor fun, plus more info about the amazing Babybel contest!
1) Have a Winter Bonfire
There’s no need to save that fire pit in your backyard for summer! Fill a thermos with hot chocolate, grab a bag of marshmallows and bundle up for some fun around the fire! If you thought a gooey roasted marshmallow was good in the summer heat, wait until you try one on a crisp winter’s day! [Read more…]
With the boys currently enjoying their last day of school, I’m looking forward to all the holiday fun of the Christmas break. From baking cookies to sledding outside, there are so many fun things to do when my kids are home from school in the winter. But I know that there will inevitably also be those moments when both boys declare that they’re bored, and tired of having “nothing to do.” Luckily, this year, Netflix is helping Canadian parents beat winter boredom with its new exclusive series, Dreamworks Trollhunters, debuting December 23!
While this epic adventure series is sure to provide plenty of entertainment all on its own, Netflix has come up with some great ideas for expanding on the fun even more. Try a fun Rock Candy recipe together so that kids can eat like the trolls do. Or get crafty and whip up a Trollhunters sword and battle armor so that your little heroes are ready for adventure. Just click the images above to download the instructions; both ideas are a great way to add a little extra entertainment to an uneventful day at home. [Read more…]
I’ve always been a fan of all the different holidays, and Halloween is a special favourite. I love creating fun homemade decorations, dressing up and handing out candy to the neighbourhood kids. And my boys love the fun of trick-or-treating and dressing up in fun costumes just as much! Last year, we took our costume inspiration from Avengers Assemble on Netflix Canada for our costumes and dressed as Iron Man, Captain America and Black Widow.
This year, both my boys have taken their costume inspiration from video games rather than television but personally, I’m thinking dressing up as Eleven from Stranger Things would be a fun and easy DIY costume choice! A pink dress, an oversized jean jacket, a white-blonde wig and sports socks would be all I needed to showcase this character from my new favourite Netflix exclusive series. Looking for a little inspiration for your own child’s look? Check out these three fun and easy DIY Netflix-inspired costume ideas! [Read more…]
Halloween has always been one of my favourite holidays. I love the costumes, the decorations and the fun spooky spirit of the season. So I also love creating DIY décor for the yard to get everyone into the Halloween spirit! This year, we don’t have a whole lot of space to decorate since the front yard of our townhouse is fairly small. So with my RBC Rewards Credit Card in hand, I headed to The Home Depot Canada to stock up on supplies for a few easy decorations for small spaces…giant garbage bag spiders and glowing chicken wire ghosts!
With two times reward points for RBC Rewards Credit Card holders in Saskatchewan and Alberta on all purchases from The Home Depot Canada until the end of October, the timing was perfect for grabbing my supplies. I bought PVC pipe, elbow connecters, black spray paint, glow-in-the-dark spray paint and both one and two-inch chicken fencing. Then I added a cute plastic jack-o-lantern that plugged into the wall as a fun finishing touch! With my supplies in hand, it was time to get creative. [Read more…]
With the boys back in school for six hours a day, I finally have extra time to tackle some of the jobs that have been piling up around the house. For me, autumn is a season of organizing for the upcoming cold weather months and this year, I’ve got a lot of organizing to do! Luckily for me, RBC has found a way to make that organizing more rewarding with a very special offer! Now until October 31, RBC Rewards credit card holders in Alberta and Saskatchewan will earn 2X RBC Rewards points for purchases made at The Home Depot Canada! With all the great organizational supplies the store has to offer, I knew the timing was right to tackle Benjamin’s disastrous closet.
The problem with my youngest son’s closet is that he can’t reach the top bar, so using it for clothing storage doesn’t make sense. I’d put some boxes for books and toys on the floor instead, but the system didn’t maximize the space available and was awkward to keep organized. So I headed to my local Home Depot store and grabbed the Closet Maid Closet Maximizer system. Featuring hard shelves for durability and easy no-tool installation, it looked like an easy way to make the most of Benjamin’s closet area.
A quick tap of my RBC Rewards credit card at the self checkout and I was ready to head home and get to work. Assembling the unit was a breeze and in less than twenty minutes it was in place and ready to be used. Then it was time for me to get to work and organize Benjamin’s toys in a way that was functional for him and attractive to me! [Read more…]
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