Do you remember the first little white lie you ever told? I was around five I think, and I lied about something I did but didn't want to get in trouble. As kids we grow up to learn that lying is bad, and as a parent lying is not something I want my kids to do. In fact, both my boys know the way I feel about lying and that basically without honesty a relationship has no trust. … [Read more...] about Sometimes It’s Okay to Lie #StreamTeam
Do you drink enough milk? It's not something I really never ever thought about and yet apparently, we all should be thinking about it. Dairy Farmers of Canada wanted to highlight all the surprising ways milk benefits our health - like how it helps reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. So they made this beautiful and unexpected video to promote the benefits of milk and tehir … [Read more...] about Dairy Farmers of Canada show milk’s health benefits in a captivating way #GetEnough
I remember growing up camping outdoors whenever we would lose power. Dad would BBQ on the grill, mom would pull out the cards, we'd snuggle and tell stories. Just have fun. The makers of Kraft Peanut Butter want to remind everyone that building memories like the ones I had growing up are important. From power outages to rainy days, sometimes the most unexpected moments can … [Read more...] about Kraft Peanut Butter – Power Outage
I hate Monday's and no it's not because I'm like Garfield. It's because Monday's for us consist of turmoil, raging, tantrums, yelling, emotional boundaries being broken or hidden and having to sit and watch while our son struggles leaving us feeling utterly helpless. Trace has always had trouble with Monday's. Transitioning from the weekend has never been easy for him. He … [Read more...] about Bipolar In Children and Anger Issues
It's one thing that isn't appreciated after becoming a mom. I'm talking about the weight we gain and have a hard time losing afterwards. Every mom knows that after each child, more weight is gained, and that weight is harder to lose. I gained 65 lbs of extra weight after I gave birth. Whether it be from depression, anxiety of being a new mom again, the habits of eating for two. … [Read more...] about How Mom’s Can Lose Weight After Baby #PostNatalFatBurner
It's inevitable as a parent. At some point or another your child is going to come in the house crying, upset because another child has said or done something to hurt them physically or emotionally. Now kids will be kids, but there is a fine line between learned behavior and a child who bullies others. Trace has had a very rough time this week, being picked on by several boys … [Read more...] about Teaching Your Kids About Bullying
Kraft Peanut Butter is helping one family plan an unforgettable surprise for one special mom. Fans of heart-warming videos, take note. This beautiful video will have you sending messages to the ones you love in no time. Grab some Kleenex you are going to need it! I'm a mom and watching this video reminds me of not just everything I do, but everything all moms do. … [Read more...] about Kraft Peanut Butter #StoryTime Inspires Us to Remember Those We Love
Imagine being able to do what you love and get paid for it? That's what millions of people who have hobbies dream of. Hobbies are usually activities that people do during their leisure time -- something to fill in the gaps between the time that we spend in the office and at home. Many people daydream about the possibility of turning their hobbies into something more … [Read more...] about Turning Your Hobby into the Career You Have Always Wanted
There is only 15 days till Christmas and I know for many of us we are scrambling to find the right gifts for the people we love. Store bought gifts are great when they call for it, but for me I love gifts that hold a personal touch. Customized Gift Ideas are on the rise during the holidays. People want to share pieces of themselves and give unique gifts to family and … [Read more...] about Gift A Customized Gift To Someone You Love
Two of my absolute favorite games growing up as a kid was Rockem Sockem Robots and The Magic 8 Ball. Of course I had a love of games. We'd go camping, sit around the fire and kick back and have some fun. Mattel was always so great at bringing out the best games for kids and adults to love. We recently moved into a new house and the past two weeks have been a … [Read more...] about Anytime is Game Time with Mattel Game On! #GameTimeCAN
Did you know that moms are consuming between three to four soft drinks per week? I know for me I drink at least a slurpee a day. Not great, but it's become a bad habit. The average soft drink contains 10 teaspoons of sugar per container, and the average 355 ml glass of orange juice has just 8 tsp. A good majority of moms are not making any effort to replace pop with healthier … [Read more...] about Challenges with Sugared Beverages Being Ignored
A celebrity once quoted that summer was the best thing there ever was. This is apt statement about the magic of summers. We dream of summer filled with fun and frolic. Summer is also the most exciting time for children as they are off for summer holidays and are just bursting with excess energy. There is a plethora of outdoor activities for children including parks, libraries … [Read more...] about Top 5 Summer Activities to Engage Your Kids at Home
This question has been raised numerous times throughout parenting, and honestly there is a correct answer. Or at least a law abiding one, according to Family and Children Services Canada there are steps parents should follow before allowing their child to walk anywhere alone. Not so fortunate for one Florida mother who was recently arrested for allowing … [Read more...] about At What Age Should Parents Let Their Kids Walk Alone?
The microwave isn't always the first port of call for parents but a few handy recipes can save a lot of time and effort, and create surprisingly healthy family meals. This often underused kitchen appliance can be used to make some tasty and nutritious dishes in record time. Here are a few options to whet your appetite… The quick breakfast options Bacon and eggs are … [Read more...] about Quick and Nutritious Family Meals Made in the Microwave
From the moment Jake laid eyes on him asking if we could keep him, I knew Corey was the right man for the job of being a friend and father to my son. His own father barely in the picture, Jake wanted a dad he could love, keep and adore. What he got was a whole more, and some heartache, but strength along the way. Corey isn't your typical father. You see each night he … [Read more...] about Not All Men Should Be Fathers But Some Are Just Amazing!