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Why a Pearle Vision Eye Exam Should Be Part of Every Child’s Back-to-School Preparations

Before I met my husband, I was a little lax about my boys’ eye exams. Even though I had heard it was important that children have yearly exams, living in a small town made booking appointments tricky and both boys did so well in school that I was confident their eyes were fine. But when …

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Invite a Magical Friend to Your House with The Irish Fairy Door Company-Giveaway

One of the things I loved most about Ireland was the eerie fairy tale-like quality of so many of its areas. Of course, most fairies originated in Ireland and when you’re driving through the winding roads surrounded by rock walls and trees, it’s easy to see why the magical sprites loved the area so much! …

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Get Natural Baby and Child Bedding for a Great Price at the Dream Designs Baby & Kids Healthy Sleep Month Event

When it comes to comfortable, breathable and beautiful cloth, there aren’t many fabrics that can top cotton. But did you know that growing three pounds of cotton, enough for a sheet set or a shirt and jeans, requires one pound of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides? Not only is that damaging to the environment, any …

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Learning Through Pretend Play with Toys from LeapFrog #LeapFrogMomSquad

While I do love the modern and trendy LeapFrog gaming systems and tablets, I have to admit that I’ve always had a special fondness in my heart for the company’s toddler toys. LeapFrog has a special talent for turning pretend play into a learning experience, and the brand new Number Lovin’ Oven and Scout’s Build …

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Keep Toddlers Hydrated with Playtex PlayTime Cups Featuring Favourite Kids’ Characters-Giveaway

As my boys grew from infants to toddlers to active school-aged boys, there were many products that made caring for them easier. But one of my absolute must-have brands in the house has always been Playtex. The Playtex Mealtime bowls, plates and cutlery prevented so many messes in the house thanks to the sturdy design …

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Three Tips for Keeping Children Safe Through Life’s Seasons and Stages #LSSS

One of the things that always amazes me about being a parent is how many different stages my boys have already gone through. From the helpless days of infancy to the days of testing their independence, it’s no small job keeping them safe sometimes! While I haven’t been through every life stage and season yet, …

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Biking is More Fun and Versatile with Child Carriers and Bike Trailers from MammaCangura-Giveaway

One of the first things I do when spring arrives each year is pull out my family’s bicycles, and once they’re in the front yard, we are all out riding almost every chance we get. Last year, Benjamin rode in a bike trailer when we went on long rides. But this year he’s old enough …

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The New VTech InnoTab 3 Baby Learning Tablet Grows with Your Little One

My boys have had a few different educational gaming systems over the years, but with Zackary and Benjamin being almost four years apart in age, finding something that works for both of them is more than a little tricky. For quite a while, my oldest son had a gaming system and my youngest son didn’t, …

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New HEXBUG Aquabot and Battle Spider Toys are Tons of Robotic Fun

A few years ago, my boys discovered HEXBUG Nano, small mechanical robot bugs that use vibration technology to scoot around different tracks in an incredibly realistic manner. HEXBUG Nano bugs were a hit with children everywhere, but the company didn’t stop the innovation there! The HEXBUG company has recently created even more fun robotic creatures …

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Give the Gift of Time Spent Together with Datevitation Love Coupon Books-Giveaway

We’ve all had that moment of struggle when trying to find a perfect gift and I think part of the reason that deciding on a great gift can be a challenge is that many of us don’t really need very much. In fact, in today’s busy world, sometimes the best gift of all is just …

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Gear Up For Springtime Fun with the Nakamura Crxssfire Bicycle and Other Bike Gear from Sport Chek

There are so many things I love about spring, but one of my very favourites is that my boys and I can finally start riding our bikes again. Making sure my boys have the best gear for our adventures is always one of my top priorities so that they’re both comfortable and safe when biking, …

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Help Keep Your Family Healthy with Tips and Products from Vicks and Braun

Winter may be almost over, but that doesn’t mean cold and flu season has ended just yet. In fact, I often find that March is the worst month in our household for illness, since the slightly warmer weather often tricks us into not dressing as warmly and thus weakening our immune systems. So far the …

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Help Kids Gain Independance in the Bathroom with Bathroom Buddies from Today’s Parent and P&G-Giveaway #PGMom

My boys are both old enough that they’re pretty much independent when it comes to bathroom routines. From using the toilet to brushing their teeth, they don’t really need Mom’s help anymore. (Though their aim sometimes could use some work!) Building that independence has taken time and effort, especially when it was time to brush …

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Help Your Child Learn to Read with the Little Champion Reader Kit-Giveaway

I am passionate about the importance of childhood literacy and the role that early education can play in creating successful readers. As an avid reader myself, I am determined to help my children grow to be strong readers as well and luckily for me, there are so many fabulous tools and materials available to help …

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Hasbro Canada Toys are a Great Gift for Boys this Christmas-Giveaway

Every year, one of my favourite holiday moments is flipping through toy catalogues with my boys and checking out some of the newest and best toys available. And invariably, Hasbro has a collection of must-have toys that get my boys absolutely giddy about the upcoming holidays. This year is no exception and I was so …

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Your Child will Fall in Love with Spin Master Zoomer the Robot Dog-Giveaway

Every year there are one or two toys that every kid dreams of finding under the tree and this year, Zoomer the Robot Dog is one of the undisputed hottest toys of the holiday season. This frisky pup lets children have all of the fun of a real dog without the hassle, mess or responsibility. …

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Get in the Summer Spirit with Recess Monkey’s New Children’s CD Deep Sea Diver-Giveaway

Since my boys first discovered the children’s band Recess Monkey, the trio of teachers with a talent for getting kids grooving, they’ve loved listening and dancing along to the band’s CD Flying. Now Recess Monkey is back with a brand new CD and Deep Sea Diver looked like it would be just as much fun …

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Kids Love Playing with Timeless Wooden Games from Blue Orange Games-Giveaway

As much as my boys love fancy, electronic toys and games, it’s invariably the more simple and classic activities that become their favourites. I love seeing how much Zackary and Benjamin enjoy sitting down to play a board game or act out a story with their favourite toys and I always love finding new games …

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Teach Children the Importance of Perseverance with the Never Give Up Bunny-Giveaway

In many ways, kids don’t get as many chances to fail as they used to. Sports are often played in a non-competitive setting, children are no longer held back at school and because instilling positive self-esteem has become a focus for so many parents, many children no longer learn about how to continue on regardless …

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Babies Love to Bounce and Play in the Evenflo ExerSaucer Jump & Learn Safari Friends

When my boys were younger, one of their very favourite toys was our ExerSaucer. They both had so much fun bouncing in the seat and loved being upright so that they could look around the room. Evenflo has simply the best and most interactive ExerSaucers for babies and recently I received the new ExerSaucer Jump …

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Help Your Kids Feel Better Fast with Cough and Cold Products from Little Remedies-Giveaway

Now that it’s mid-March, warm spring days are almost here. But that doesn’t mean that cold and flu season is over! To the contrary, it almost seems as if my boys have more sniffles and coughs in the spring than at any other time. That’s why I was so happy to discover Little Remedies. This …

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Seek and Find Gets Personalized with Find Me If You Can Books from Bammco-Giveaway

My boys love seek and find books but while Zackary, at six years of age, is quite talented at finding tiny characters in a busy, jumbled picture, Benjamin, at three, often gets frustrated after a few minutes. Of course, he insists on searching anyways because if his big brother is doing something, then he wants …

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Let Your Child Add Style to Their Look with Hats from House of Koopslie

I love accessorizing and my boys have inherited that same love. Zackary and Benjamin both have a strong opinion when it comes to clothing and they take a great deal of pleasure in picking out clothing that they especially like. But while trendy shirts and cool jeans are easy to find, accessories for boys are …

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Dollies! Plush Toys are the Perfect Unique Christmas Gift for a Child-Giveaway

There’s something special about a handmade toy. With so many mass-produced playthings available, having something that’s one-of-a-kind really means a lot. When I was a child, my siblings and I each received a hobbyhorse that my aunt and uncle had made. Those horses provided us with hours of fun and to this day, I still …

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Create a Peaceful Bedtime Tradition with the I Am Sleepy Children’s CD by Sukey Molloy-Giveaway

Bedtime is always a challenge in my home.  Neither of my daughters take it well.  In our efforts to make it easier for them my husband and I have a fairly consistent routine for them at bedtime which includes a half-hour warning, a bath on some nights but not all, moisturizer,  teeth brushing and always …

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Make Your Child Feel Special with Personalized Dishware from CHILDish-Giveaway

Kids love feeling special and one of the best ways to let a child know that you think they’re important is with a personalized item. I’ve received some gorgeous personalized books and clothing in the past but recently I got a chance to review something even better: personalized dishware! CHILDish offers sweet personalized plates, bowls, …

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

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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Children’s Sing-Along Storybooks by Angela Kelman-Review

Children are born with a natural love of music, and encouraging that love is one of the best things a parent can do to encourage a child’s creative and intellectual development. Studies have repeatedly shown that exposure to music and participation in musical activities helps to improve cognitive and academic performance. In fact, when a study brought …

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Patch Products Sid the Science Kid Learning Science Kit-Review and Giveaway

Holiday Gift for the Young Explorer I love finding innovative ways to encourage my son to learn more about the world. In the spring of this year, he discovered a television show called Sid the Science Kid™ and fell in love with the main character Sid and his investigations into the mysteries of the world …

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PowerCapes Customized Super Hero Capes-Review and Giveaway

Holiday Gift for Super Children Kids love to make-believe, and nothing helps a good imaginative playtime along like a few props. Preschool brings new fads to children, and every boy in my son’s pre-kindergarten class has a deep love of superheroes. Spiderman is a favorite right now, and Iron Man is also incredibly popular, despite …

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Tuck Me In! by Dean Hacohen and Sherry Scharschmidt-Review and Giveaway

Holiday Gift for Young Children Bedtime is often something that children try to avoid, but I learned when my oldest son Zackary was a baby that a solid routine can make bedtime much easier on both children and parents. A soothing bedtime ritual helps prepare children for sleep and lets parents have some final quiet …

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