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Spoil Dad this Father’s Day with the Build-a-Bear Workshop Fishing Pro Curly Teddy-Giveaway

Kids love cuddly toys, but stuffies aren’t just for little ones at Build-a-Bear Workshop! With the huge selection of animals and outfits to suit any personality, even parents can find a loveable plush friend that’s perfect for them. And this Father’s Day, Build-a-Bear Workshop has a special Fishing Pro Curly Teddy that’s sure to win […]

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Make Everyone Smile with the Mini Lalaloopsy Sew Sweet Playhouse Playset and RC Cruiser-Giveaway

More and more I find that it seems like children’s toys have to “do” something all by themselves: talk, sing, dance, drive…electronic toys have really taken over the market. And although our house certainly has its fair share of battery-powered entertainment, I still really like to encourage my kids to make-believe and use their imaginations

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Ensure Your Child’s Comfort and Safety with the BRITAX Parkway SGL Booster Seat

With three males in the house, function usually comes before style on most things. So I love indulging my inner fashionista a bit with the best and most stylish children’s products whenever I get the chance. However, my boys’ safety is the most important thing in the world to me so as much as I

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It’s Time To Get Cooking with The Looneyspoons Collection by Janet and Greta Podleski

I am addicted to cookbooks. I have a cupboard full of them and I am always looking for new ones to add to it. There’s something about sitting down and flipping through a cookbook that I just love and the ones with my family’s favourite recipes are essential to me. When I was in my

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Take the Work Out of Lasagna with New Olivieri Lasagna Sheets

If there’s a more delicious pasta dish than my mom’s famous Spinach Lasagna, I haven’t discovered it. But as most cooks know, lasagna is a pain to make! Cooking the noodles, making the sauce, layering, baking…it really does take hours by the time it’s finally finished! Fortunately, Olivieri has expanded its line of scrumptious fresh

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Lime in the Coconut Cocktail Recipe and Summer Entertaining Tips

Nothing says summer like the arrival of May Long Weekend, and if you’ve been hunting for tips and drink recipes to make the first long weekend of the summer as “cool” as it can be, you’re in luck! Minute Maid has partnered with the experts in the Canadian Living test kitchen to create some delicious

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Dive into Learning with Nickelodeon’s New Bubble Guppies DVD

Get ready for a splashing good time with the newest hit preschool series from Nickelodeon, Bubble Guppies! This show combines music, learning and entertainment into a show that young kids are sure to love and now preschoolers can enjoy the fun anytime with the brand new Bubble Guppies DVD! Here’s a brief synopsis: Come discover

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Seventh Generation’s New Natural 4X Laundry Detergent is Eco-Friendly Inside and Out

It’s almost Earth Day and thinking about ways that I can minimize my family’s impact on the earth are filling my head. It’s not hard to find eco-friendly products for our homes these days; every major brand seems to have its own earth-conscious line of products. Some companies, however, aren’t just providing products to embrace

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Viking Sandals Provide the Ultimate Experience in Comfortable Summer Footwear

Comfortable footwear is something that’s always been a high priority in our household. When I used to work as a waitress before my boys were born, I was often on my feet for eight hours at a time, so having high-quality footwear was absolutely essential. And with my husband’s chronic back pain, proper shoes make

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Think Outside the Bucket with the New KFC Family Dinner Box-Giveaway

Isn’t it frustrating when you want to enjoy an indulgent, hassle-free meal for dinner and everyone wants something different? KFC thinks so, and Canada’s favourite chicken restaurant has a solution that will have the whole family smiling! The new KFC Family Dinner Box is the newest way to enjoy a tasty dinner while still offering

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Designer DIY Painting Techniques from 3M ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape with Edge-Lock

I’ve had the chance to check out some great painting tools recently and since our living room and our bedroom are both going through renovations in the next few months, I am very happy about that. But no matter what and where I’m painting, there is one product that is always by my side and

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Master Lock 1534D Password Locks Let You Secure Your Belongings with a Word-Giveaway

A few weeks ago, I shared information about Master Lock’s participation in National Random Acts of Kindness Week and some of the company’s great initiatives such as holding promotions on the Master Lock Facebook page and handing out free 1534D Set-Your-Own Combination Password Locks to gym-goers to encourage healthy lifestyles. Master Lock also handed one

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Celebrate Chinese New Year with a Bacon-Wrapped Sweet & Sour Pork Recipe

I was never a picky eater when I was a child, so I must admit that I find my boys’ fussiness about food to be rather frustrating. Zackary currently argues against eating virtually any new food I put in front of him and Benjamin, despite the fact that he actually likes every food I give

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Holiday Gift Guide-Tonka XT Ricochet Stunt Pro R/C

Holiday Gift for Older Boys There are plenty of choices when it comes to buying a remote control vehicle for the holidays but to really impress a child, check out the fabulous Tonka XT Ricochet Stunt Pro R/C! This amazing remote control vehicle uses the same double-sided flip technology as Tonka’s popular Bounce Back Racer,

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Holiday Gift Guide-Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Cordless Hand Vacuum-Giveaway

Holiday Gift for Pet Owners Pets are wonderful, but they do take extra work. And while feeding, exercising and playing with your pet may not be much of a chore, cleaning up their hair can definitely be frustrating! We used to have a large Rottweiler cross that shed huge hunks of hair all over the

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Splash ‘N Boots Roll Play Live Animal Party Show and Act 2 DVD-Review

Recently I got the chance to attend the fabulous Roll Play Live Animal Party show featuring children’s musicians Splash ‘N Boots. My boys and I were so excited to be a part of the fun and let me just say, it was absolutely amazing! Roll Play Live Animal Party was definitely not your ordinary live

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Support Breast Cancer Month with Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula-Giveaway

October is breast cancer month and Palmer’s has partnered with the Breast Cancer Society of Canada to support women with breast cancer in a fabulous new partnership. This is a cause that is very near to my heart; my grandmother passed away after a lengthy battle with breast cancer, which means that my mother, my

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The Backyardigans: Quest for the Extra Ordinary Aliens Live Show-Review

On Thursday, my entire family was given the chance to review The Backyardigans: Quest for the Extra Ordinary Aliens live show in Regina courtesy of Koba Entertainment. I was so excited to see how my boys would react to seeing their Backyardigans friends in real life! Here’s a brief synopsis of the show: The Backyardigans

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Hamilton Beach Meal Maker Express Contact Grill with Removable Grids-Review

While I love barbequing, I know that with summer winding to an end I’ll soon be back to doing all my cooking indoors. I enjoy so much about autumn, but if there’s one thing I’m really going to miss about summer, it’s the convenience and great flavour of barbeque cooking. Fortunately, I recently got the

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The Delta Bessborough in Saskatoon – A Family Vacation at the Castle on the River

It has been years since I have had a proper family vacation. It’s one of those things that we seem to plan for every year, but never actually get around to doing. So I felt incredibly spoiled this year when I got to enjoy not just one, but two family getaways! The first was a

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Lovely Pocket Diapers Rave Cloth Diaper-Review and Giveaway

A few months ago I reviewed one of the affordable diapers from Lovely Pocket Diapers. This fabulous mom-run company offers what every cloth-diapering mama has only been able to dream of until recently: high-quality and affordable one-size pocket diapers. I loved the diaper that I received to review and when I learned that Lovely Pocket

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Nickelodeon Favorites: Summer Vacation DVD-Review and Giveaway

Summer is here and kids are gearing up for fun! But every parent knows that having some great entertainment on hand for when kids get bored is always a good decision too! Nickelodeon is ready to help with a new collection of summer-themed favourites for preschoolers on its latest DVD Nickelodeon Favorites: Summer Vacation. Here’s

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Nature Clean Automatic Dishwasher Pacs and Dishwasher Rinse Agent-Review

I’ve had more than one opportunity to review the amazing cleaning products from Nature Clean and I’ve been impressed every time. A few of the company’s items are absolute staples in our household, namely the Lavender and Warm Vanilla Air Freshener and the Laundry Liquid. So of course, I am always excited when I get

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Lovely Pocket Diapers Affordable One-Size Cloth Diapers-Review and Giveaway

I’ve been cloth-diapering Benjamin full-time since July of last year and I really fell in love with it. Some of my friends have actually told me that I’m brave to add the extra work into my already busy day by using cloth diapers, but thanks to the easy-to-use designs of most cloth diapers today, I

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Ascenta Health NutraSea Kids Omega-3 Supplement-Review and Giveaway

Depending on different circumstances, feeding my children a proper diet is something that can be incredibly easy or incredibly difficult. So many factors play a part in whether or not my boys are getting all the nutrients they need. For example, the surplus of fresh fruit and vegetables during summer means that our entire family

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Yo Gabba Gabba: Let’s Visit the Doctor! DVD-Review and Giveaway

I love the fact that so many great children’s shows are available in convenient DVD collections. My son, like most four-year-olds, will watch almost anything animated fairly contentedly, but he does have a few notable favourites. For the longest time, one of his treasured shows was Yo Gabba Gabba, so I was thrilled when I was

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