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5 Reasons to Choose Basic Invite for your Graduation Announcements

Grads have had a tough time in the last two years. The usual big celebrations have been scaled back or cancelled, extended family weren’t able to gather, and often the graduating classes couldn’t even spend those precious last moments together as a group. That means finding ways that we can celebrate our grads is more …

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HiPP vs Holle: The Ultimate Organic Baby Formula Comparison

Baby food formulas are a source of high-quality nutrition and a go-to choice for many parents around the globe. Organic baby formula is always a popular choice, but in Europe, only some baby formulas are as popular as HiPP and Holle. Before delving into the two baby formulas to understand the fundamental differences between HiPP …

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These Fairy Tale Retellings Aren’t Like Anything You’ve Heard Before

This content was sponsored by Audible.ca. Fairy tales have been part of popular culture ever since Snow White first danced across the silver screen, and most people are so familiar with the plots of famous fairy tales like Sleeping Beauty that they can tell these stories from memory. But there is a lot more to …

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Bring Building Indoors with Cat® Construction Vehicles

My little preschooler LOVES construction vehicles. He impressed extended family by correctly identifying an excavator this summer, waits for the garbage truck every Monday, and was thrilled when he recently got to take his first tractor ride. But with temperatures dropping, his favourite vehicles aren’t around quite as much these days. So, Cat® Construction Toys …

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Help Kids Build STEM Skills and Beat Boredom with Allessimo Wooden Puzzles

With summer officially underway, I’m once again on a mission to find the best ways to get my boys away from video games and doing something constructive instead! At 14, 10 and almost 3, it can be hard to find activities that will entertain all three of them. Luckily, this year I found the perfect …

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Keep Family Entertained with These 5 Fun At-Home Kids Activities

With so many children stuck at home more than usual, and so many cancelled activities, it’s no wonder the usual summer cries of “I’m bored!” are a little more frequent this year! My own boys have managed to keep their days relatively productive thanks to online schoolwork. But recently that came to an end, and …

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Make Perfect Rice, Oatmeal, Chili and More with the Hamilton Beach Advanced Multi-Function Rice Cooker

Until I met my husband, I only ever cooked rice on the stove. Adding an appliance just to cook rice didn’t make sense in my tiny kitchen! For Jeremy, though, the rice cooker was an essential. And once I saw how easy it was to use, I was a convert. But there were still a …

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Enjoy a Big Screen Movie Night at Home with the ViewSonic M1 Mini Projector

There’s no doubt about it, being stuck indoors can get tiring pretty quickly! So while the boys and I relax at home, I’ve been on a mission to find fun family activities that can keep us all entertained. Watching family-friendly shows and movies is always a popular activity choice in our household. And to give …

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Power Your New Electronics with the Eggtronic Sirius Universal Charger

Sometimes, the best thing about getting that perfect Christmas gift is getting a perfect gadget or accessory to go with it! And if you got your dream smartphone or a brand new laptop for Christmas this year, the Eggtronic Sirius 65W Universal Charger Power Adapter is a must-have accessory that will make using your new …

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Add Action to Your Family Holidays with the ArmoGear Laser Tag Set

One of the hardest things about shopping for my boys in their tween and teen years is finding gifts that they’ll actually use that don’t involve sitting in front of the television. They both love their video games, but I don’t want games to be the only gifts they receive! Luckily, this year I’ve found …

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Showing Off Holiday Style with Shinesty Matching Christmas Outfits

I love Christmas. I love the decorations, the food, the activities and surprising my family with the presents. And now, thanks to Shinesty, I also love the clothes! Last year I was introduced to Shinesty for the first time when the company sent my family matching Christmas outfits in its stylish Navy Nordic print. I …

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Support Breast Cancer Research with a Stylish Carpet One Welcome Mat

Just a month after my mom’s 60th birthday, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. My grandmother had passed away from the same disease when I was a child, so my mom’s diagnosis was a tough time for all her children and grandchildren. After a mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation treatment, she’s now looking and feeling great …

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Add Extra Fun To Your Toddler’s Time Outside with the Little Tikes Cape Cottage Playhouse

My toddler has loved spending time outside since he first learned to walk. And in what feels like no time, he’s gone from wobbling unsteadily across the yard to climbing, jumping, sliding and running! I want to make sure that Cormac continues to enjoy his time outside, so I’m always on the lookout for fun …

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Order Out of Chaos Academic Planner Review – The Best Student Planner for Teaching Time Management

My oldest son is officially a teenager, and I couldn’t be prouder! He’s grown to be a hard-working, intelligent and caring teen that loves every sport he tries, rarely complains and helps out when I ask. But, just like his mother, Zack has one fault that he can’t seem to overcome…he is hopelessly disorganized! I …

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Testing Out the Tesalate Beach Towel – The Best Beach Towel Ever Made

Living in Saskatchewan means cold winters and hot summers…and hot summers mean spending as many days at the beach as I can! I’ve collected a pretty large assortment of beach towels over the years. And I’ve used them enough to be frustrated by them more than once. They get soggy quickly. They take up so …

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Liven Up Your Family’s Summer with Asmodee and Mattel Board Games

Summer is here and for many parents, that means dealing with kids that are constantly complaining about being bored…or, even worse, struggling to get your kids away from spending the entire day with video games and television! Board games are one of my favourite go-to activities when my kids are looking for something to do. …

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Take the Y’OUR Skin Care Quiz and Try Skincare Customized Just For You

As somebody that deals with hormonal acne and is also reaching a time in my life where anti-aging products are a must, I’ve tried a lot of skincare regimens over the years. Some have been good, some have been bad and I’ve gradually found some favourites. But they’ve all had one thing in common…they’re all …

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Surprise an Animal Fan with New Playmobil City Life Pet Playsets-Giveaway

I’ve been a Playmobil fan since my middle son first bought himself a Playmobil horse stable with his birthday money. The sets are high quality, have tons of variety and feature amazing attention to detail. And in its quest to inspire children’s imaginations, Playmobil is always innovating! The company recently added four new themes to …

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Create the Perfect Child’s Homework Space with Desks from United Canada

With two school-aged boys in the house (and one just about a year away from high school), I’ve seen my kids bring home a fair bit of homework. And while I’m almost always willing to lend a hand if they have questions or need an explanation, I also want them to develop healthy study habits …

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Building a Custom Home – What We Learned and Why KCB Developments Is the Only Saskatoon Home Builder We’ll Use

When my husband and I first started the search for our dream house, we were confident that we would find the perfect one before long. We were pre-approved for our mortgage and shopping in a buyer’s market. But while we did look at many great homes and even had an offer on a house at …

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Enjoy Binge-Worthy Reality Television this Holiday Season with Hayu on Roku-Giveaway

One of the best things about the holidays is having extra downtime to relax and indulge in favourite activities without worrying about work or school. And if reality television is one of your guilty pleasures, you’re in luck! Hayu, a streaming service offering the hottest reality television hits, is now available in Canada! Featuring top …

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Bring Home Big Adventure with Smallfoot on Blu-ray and DVD-Giveaway

What happens when a lone Yeti encounters a “smallfoot” human while exploring outside his village? Hilarity, thanks to stellar voice acting from Channing Tatum, James Corden, LeBron James and others! Smallfoot was an instant hit this summer in theatres and on December 11, it’s available on Blu-ray and DVD, just in time for Christmas fun! …

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5 Things I Learned About Our House’s Air Quality Thanks to the Philips Series 2000i Air Purifier

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Philips Canada and PTPA. The below post reflects my own opinions and experience with this product and does not necessarily reflect claims from Philips Canada. Please view full terms and policies. Over the last few months, I’ve been reviewing the Philips Series 2000i Connected Air Purifier and sharing my …

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Enjoy Delicious Comfort at Bedtime with Microfiber Sheets from Sweet Sheets

It’s no secret that I’m a sucker for sweets. And if you dream of Cotton Candy and Strawberry Shakes like I do, it’s time to take your love of all things sweet to sleep, with a little help from Sweet Sheets bedding! I was recently introduced to this fabulous Alberta-based company run by three hardworking …

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Must-Have Toys to Keep Kids Entertained When the Temperature Drops

Even though Saskatchewan usually enjoys fairly pleasant weather throughout the months of September and October, this year was definitely an exception. Our first snow fell shortly after school started, and we’ve had freezing temperatures and highs in the low single digits ever since. That means finding indoor activities my boys can enjoy is a priority …

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Looking Back at Philips Avent Must-Haves I Wish I’d Had When My Baby Was a Newborn

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Philips and PTPA. All opinions belong to Mommy Kat and Kids and are not influenced in any way. Please view full terms and policies. My beautiful baby boy is one year old, and it feels like just last week that I held that precious newborn bundle of joy for …

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Help Kids Avoid Antibiotics this Cold and Flu Season with Echinaforce Junior-Giveaway

Fall weather came early to Saskatchewan this year, and I have a feeling that the chill of winter isn’t far behind. In fact, we’ve already had our first (now melted) snowfall! And while winter does have its own charm, it also signals the start of cold and flu season! With two school-aged boys and a …

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Using the Philips 2000i Air Purifier to Help My Son Sleep Without Sniffles

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Philips Canada and PTPA. The below post reflects my own opinions and experience with this product and does not necessarily reflect claims from Philips Canada. Please view full terms and policies. For the last few weeks, I’ve been testing the effectiveness of the Philips Series 2000i Air Purifier in …

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Give Kids a One on One Tutoring Experience Online with Revolution Math

With the new school year underway and both my boys now diving into their work, I’m once again looking forward to following their learning throughout the year and helping them succeed any way I can. And for my middle son Benjamin, that means I’ll be keeping an eye on his math! Benjamin gets good grades …

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Improving Our Air Quality with the Philips Series 2000i Connected Air Purifier

I’ve suffered from mild to moderate environmental allergies for as long as I can remember. And when my oldest two boys were born, I soon learned they had inherited the same occasional allergic outbreaks that I faced. Living in the country, there are all kind of allergy triggers to face. From pollen to dust to …

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Help Kids Build Creativity and STEM Skills with Laser Pegs Monster Rally Building Sets

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. We were invited to write about Laser Pegs by ShopHer Media Influencer Network. Even before I had three boys in the house, I loved building sets. Assembling pieces to form a toy is great for helping kids develop fine motor skills, critical thinking and creativity. And once my boys …

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Enjoy a Bug-Free Yard with the NuTone Haven Backyard Mosquito Repellent System

I love almost everything about summer. The warmth, the sunshine, the time spent relaxing outside…. But as much as I love summer, I don’t love the bugs that come with it! And living on six acres of open prairie means that there are a lot of them! That’s why I was so excited when NuTone, …

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Creating the Perfect Moroccan Style Bedroom Oasis with Brightech Lamps

One of the best things about moving into our new custom-built house recently was being able to plan the décor for every room that we’d designed so carefully. We gave our family room a fresh and exotic feel with grey furniture, hints of blue and large plants. Our kitchen was more old-world European with granite …

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Long-Lasting Protection from the Elements with Banana Boat Simply Protect Sport Spray Sunscreen

With all the hot weather we’ve had so far this spring and summer (and with more heat in the forecast, sunscreen is a top priority for me this year. Of course, I always make sure that I have a good children’s sunscreen for my three boys. But I also need a sunscreen for myself and …

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Protecting My Boys During Days Outside with New Banana Boat Simply Protect Kids

Summer has arrived early in Saskatchewan this year, and I couldn’t be happier about it! We’ve spent the warm weather planting trees, building our deck and watching our boys’ sports games. But all our time outdoors means that sunscreen is a must! This year, Banana Boat gave me the chance to test out its new …

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First-Time Pumping with the Philips Avent Comfort Double Electric Breast Pump

Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Media Brand Ambassador Program with Philips Avent and I received Compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own. For the last few months, Cormac has delved into the wonderful world of real food. Even though he’s still adorably toothless, …

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MegaFood Baby & Me Supplements Help Keep Moms and Babies Healthy-Giveaway

When I was pregnant with Cormac, I got a little bit obsessed with proper nutrition. I took both a prenatal vitamin and an Omega-3 supplement. I also tried to eat as healthily as possible, though it wasn’t easy considering my huge cravings for sugar! The hardest thing about taking my vitamins was how they upset …

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Get Kids Dreaming of Adventure with Travel Books from Lonely Planet Kids-Giveaway

My family is a wee bit travel obsessed. In fact, on one occasion, we managed to fit eleven different trips into a single year! So, it goes without saying that we’re always daydreaming about our next vacation. That’s why I’m so excited about getting to review some of the new children’s book titles from Lonely …

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Say Goodbye to Litter Box Sadness with the PetSafe ScoopFree Litter Box System-Giveaway

After talking about it for quite some time, our little family recently decided to add another member to our family. One of the reasons we’d been excited to buy an acreage was the fact we’d finally have to room to add a pet to our family. And when we saw an adorable Bengal kitten available …

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Pregnant, Breastfeeding or Trying to Conceive, You’ll Want To Try the nourished babe App-Giveaway

Being pregnant again after so many years since my last baby was an interesting experience. Having “been there, done that” before, I had a pretty good idea of how I wanted pregnancy to go. I took my prenatal vitamin, along with an Omega-3 supplement, religiously. I indulged in prenatal massages. I tried my best to …

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Protect and Soothe Baby’s Delicate Skin with New Live Clean Baby Colloidal Oatmeal Eczema Shampoo & Wash

Having Baby Cormac join our family this past summer has been such a wonderful experience. And I have to say that I’m surprised by how much fun it is to have a baby in the house again! I forgot so much about babies in the years since my older two boys were infants, both the …

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Take a Hot Dog to New Heights with Stonewall Kitchen Condiments from Gourmet Trading Co.

When it comes to cooking, I love to put a new twist on some of the more classic dishes that we all love. And as a family that’s obsessed by barbeque, I tend to dress up our hot dogs fairly often! I’ve done Mexican-style hot dogs with salsa, sour cream and cheese. I’ve done loaded …

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Share Holiday Memories Instantly with the Fujifilm Instax SQUARE SQ10 Camera and SHARE SP-3 Printer-Giveaway

Disclosure: I am participating in the FujiFilm Canada campaign managed by SJ Consulting. I received compensation in exchange for my participation in this campaign. The opinions on this blog are my own. When it comes to capturing holiday memories, I’m guilty of the same thing that so many of us are. I tend to take …

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Protect Your Home and Keep Your Family Powered Up with a Champion Generator-Giveaway

About a month ago, my family moved into the newly built house that my husband and I have been labouring over for the last five months. It sits on six acres of beautiful prairie land in a subdivision just outside Saskatoon, and is everything we dreamed it would be. For the most part, everything about …

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