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DIY Family Tree: Teach Your Kids About Their Heritage in a Fun Way

Kids often have a natural fascination with their family members, and love discovering fun facts about relatives. And learning about their heritage has a tremendous impact on a child’s identity, too! But how can you go beyond a fun story or two, and really get kids invested in learning about their past? Creating a DIY …

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Organize Your Daily Life with a DIY Personalised Family Calendar

If there’s one thing that’s true about family life, it’s that it’s never boring! From work and school to chores and sports, life can feel like a whirlwind at times for most families. So how can a busy parent keep track of classes, birthdays, appointments, and more? A good smartphone calendar can help a lot, …

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3 Teenage Birthday Party Ideas – Be the Cool Parent on the Block

When a child reaches the teen years, traditional themed birthday parties tend to lose their appeal. But that doesn’t mean you should skip the party altogether! Teenagers love to have a good time and they love to share those experiences with others. A great party just means coming up with some ideas that are a …

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How to Turn That Fancy Dress Into a Fantastic-Looking Halloween Costume

With Halloween not far away, my thoughts are turning to creating costumes for everyone in the family. I find that the sooner I get started, the easier things are. I’m a big believer in making costumes whenever possible to save money. But sewing and gluing last-minute until the early hours of the morning can easily …

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Binging Freedom and a Printable Netflix Spinner to Help You Choose Your Next Show

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. …

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Winter Break Ideas the Whole Family Will Love Plus a FREE Downloadable Winter Activity Calendar

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 options for great winter activity that the cold weather can …

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Show Off Your Love of Your Favourite Show with Netflix-Inspired DIY Halloween Costumes

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 …

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Decorate for Halloween with Two Easy DIY Crafts and Earn Double RBC Reward Points at Home Depot

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 …

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Join the Hellmann’s Real Food Movement and Help Teach Your Kids Where Their Food Comes From!

This post was brought to you by Hellmann’s® and JONES Voice. When it comes to the food I feed my family, I’m passionate about fresh, real and wholesome ingredients. Jeremy and I both love cooking and we know that no matter what type of new dish we’re trying, using products made with high-quality ingredients makes …

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Get Nostalgic with The Peanuts Movie Printable Activity Sheets and Limited Edition Gift Set-Giveaway

When I was a kid, I used to love watching the Peanuts specials during the holidays. Like so many people, A Charlie Brown Christmas was my favourite. But I loved the Halloween special almost as much, and the Easter special was tons of fun too! Once I had children of my own, I was eager …

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Try These 5 Healthy Alternatives to Chocolate in Your Child’s Easter Basket

Even though I love a sweet treat as much as anyone, I can’t help but feel like kids get far too much chocolate and candy during most holidays. And with Easter quickly approaching, the store shelves filled with hollow chocolate bunnies and marshmallow-filled eggs already have me picturing just how much unhealthy food my boys …

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Taking Trash to Treasure with a DIY Custom Picnic Table Makeover

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #trash2treasure #CollectiveBias There’s nothing like spring to bring out my inner creativity, and this year I had the chance to really show off my springtime style with a fun trash to treasure spring makeover project! Giving an outdated …

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Watch How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Let Kids Have Fun with Downloadable Activity Sheets Too-Giveaway

There aren’t many children that don’t love the hit DreamWorks movie How to Train Your Dragon, and now the fun is continuing on Blu-ray and DVD with How to Train Your Dragon 2! If your kids haven’t seen the newest adventures of Hiccup and Toothless, you’ll want to pick up a copy of the movie …

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Rio 2 Downloadable Activity Sheets and Outdoor Ideas Make Summer Fun

Get ready to shake your tail feathers! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment takes you deep into the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest for the most fun you’ll have all summer, as Rio 2 debuts on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD. Just in time for summer vacation, this hilarious family adventure will samba its way into your home …

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Refresh Your Spring Beauty Routine with Simple Homemade Body Scrub and Eucerin

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. I have incredibly soft skin and it’s something that I want to maintain for as long as possible. So I’m quite proactive about making sure that …

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Teach Kids to Build with Video Projects from Lowe’s Canada and Mag Ruffman

Last year I shared some of the fun and useful videos created by Mag Ruffman and Lowe’s Canada that let children create their own fun building projects. My boys had a great time using duct tape, PVC pipe and metal bolts to make their own PVC Camp Stools and both of them still have those …

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Decorate Your Home for the Holidays with 3 Easy Christmas Craft Ideas

Christmas is my absolute favourite time of year and I love adding a homemade touch to my holiday season with Christmas craft ideas and other homemade items. While store-bought treats and decorations are nice, there’s something especially heartwarming about making Christmas treats, crafts and presents myself whenever possible. Of course as a mother, I’m usually …

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Epic Movie Fun is Guaranteed with Printable Activity Sheets and Healthy Recipes

When I was at BlogHer13 in Chicago a few weeks ago, my sister took my oldest son and her oldest daughter to the movie theatre to check out one of the summer’s new animated features, Epic. The kids loved it and I heard stories about it for quite some time afterwards. Lucky for me, yesterday, …

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Get Crafty with the Lysol No-Touch Hand Soap Dispenser for a Chance to Win a Mini Tablet #LysolHandSoapContest

The Lysol No-Touch Hand Soap Dispenser is a product that’s made hand washing a lot more popular in our household. But the dispenser itself is certainly a product designed with adults in mind and not kids! Since children love using the dispenser so much, Lysol Canada wants to see how your child can turn the …

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Get Kids Thinking About Climate Change with a Fun Craft and Other Tips from Coca-Cola #EveryActionMatters

Last year I shared the exciting news that Coca-Cola and the World Wildlife Federation were partnering to support the Arctic Home program, which is dedicated to raising awareness for the conservation of the polar bears and the Arctic North that makes up their habitat. The program has been a phenomenal success so far and now …

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Easter Traditions are Even More Fun and Meaningful with Kinder Canada

Even though Saskatchewan is still icy cold and covered in snow, Easter is just a few weeks away! While the Easter Bunny may be hiding goodies inside the house instead of outside this year, I know that won’t diminish my boys’ enjoyment of the holiday! We have a few special traditions each year for Easter. …

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Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Make Fun and Easy Halloween Treats

Halloween is one of my very favourite holidays and each year I look forward to finding new fun activities for my boys and me to enjoy. This year, Kellogg’s decided to give us a little help with a fun Halloween-themed Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats kit! Containing Kellogg’s Rice Krispies, marshmallows, Halloween cookie cutters and decorating …

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Carving a Watermelon Flower for the Kid-tastic Watermelon Blogger Challenge

Recently I was contacted by the National Watermelon Promotion Board and asked to participate in its first-ever kid-tastic Watermelon Blogger Challenge. The task was simple: create a watermelon recipe, a reproduction of one of the watermelon carvings on the watermelon.org site or an original watermelon carving for the chance to win a prize. I was …

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Enjoy a “Constructive” Summer with the Lowe’s Family Fun Projects Video Series Starring Mag Ruffman-Giveaway

We may only be in the early weeks of summer, but my boys are already getting a little stir-crazy. I’ve been making sure that we take lots of bike rides, enjoy plenty of outdoor play and do some fun crafts in the house every few days. But I’m always looking for other ways to keep …

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Keep Your Earrings Organized in Style with an Easy and Fun DIY Earring Holder

I’m not by nature a very organized person and because of this, a large percentage of the jewellery I buy ends up lost. After losing one earring from my favourite pair I finally decided: this ends today! So I made my own extremely simple DIY earring holder using things I already had in my own …

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