Teaching Children the importance of giving During the Holidays

Every day there are opportunities to teach our children. As parents we are constantly being watched by them and without knowing it, our actions speak to them. A few months back we walked past a homeless man while we were shopping. The man was bundled up trying to stay warm with a small sign askingContinue Reading …

Create Magic this Holiday Season with the #CrayolaMagicSceneCreator Giveaway

I always see parents commenting about how they were more into playing, drawing and reading when they were kids. Many people seem to think that children today do nothing but sit on the computer playing games or watch TV. My children have a happy balance or being outdoors, playing indoors and being online. I thinkContinue Reading …

Raising Eco-Friendly Kids

For the ecologically-conscious citizen, it’s important to do good things to provide for a clean future for our kids. Yet it’s also important to make sure that our kids appreciate and preserve that clean future, and it takes education to make that happen. What’s great about environmental education for kids is that it doesn’t existContinue Reading …

Style & Function for Back-to-School #BackToBackpacks

There are certain things my kids get new at the beginning of every school year. A new backpack is one of these things. They seem to be really rough on them throughout the year and often need replacing. But they also grow and their needs grow. What they carry around, their style and their wantsContinue Reading …

Playtime Across the Planet

Back to school is looming, and whether the thought fills your heart with joy, or has you quaking in your boots, the kids will soon be back in the classroom and running amok on the playground before you can say “Bring me a large latte”. Since travel is something we love, I’ve had a virtualContinue Reading …

Call me Farmer Ginger

It has been a busy summer here. We have been exploring a bit but mainly the busyness has been at home. It all started in June when we attended a hobby farm auction. While driving by the auction house one day I saw a sign for an upcoming auction. I told my husband that iContinue Reading …

Benefits of Youth Sports #TAKEYOURSPOT #UANEXTCanada

When I was a child I was not really into sports. I had always wanted to be more involved, but for some reason it never worked out. So when it came time for my own children to get involved in sports, I encouraged them however possible. My boys who are both teens played basketball, baseball,Continue Reading …

Yummy Yogurt Covered Banana Snacks

I have started experimenting a bit with the foods my kids love. They are all a bit on the picky side, so combining what they love allows me to change things up a bit. I find when they want a snack they are more likely to grab something they can eat right away, than prepareContinue Reading …