Avoiding summer “brain drain” with #NELSONLoveofLearning Disney Learning products

*This is a sponsored post in partnership with #NELSONLoveofLearning products. Views and opinions in this post are my own.  Summer is in full swing. The kids have been enjoying the longer days, sunshine, sleepovers, ice cream, and late nights. They’ve been on trips to the beach, pools, water parks and currently, we’re on a vacation. […]

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10 reasons why you need a Domestic Objects play tent for your child

I’ve been obsessed with play tents since I was a kid. I remember building forts with my sisters out of sheets and elastic bands. We would sleep in them and play house in them all while letting our imaginations run wild! Last year I came across a gorgeous handmade tent on the Domestic Objects Instagram […]

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When function meets fashion: Dressing my energetic child

My youngest daughter is always…MOVING! When she was in the womb she was a kicker. I could feel her doing somersaults in the middle of the night and as soon as she came out of the womb she was a fussy, loud, demanding newborn. We had to pretty much wrap her like a burrito in a […]

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Teaching my teenager to shop responsibly

*Disclosure: This blog post was written in partnership with Groupon. I received compenstaion for this post. All opinions, as always, are my own.  Gone are the days I used to shop for my eldest daughter. It used to be so simple. I would choose her clothing, and she would like it! Now that she’s an […]

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DIY Easter bunny

Once upon a time I worked in preschools and ran my own childcare center. When I decided to give my early childhood educator life a break I pretty much I gave up on doing crafts with my girls. In other words, I was over it. I prefer open-ended art anyhow but I  did provide the children […]

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Family Fun at Queensborough Landing Shopping Centre

A few weeks ago we spent our Sunday afternoon at Queensborough Landing Shopping Centre. nestled in beautiful New Westminster.  Now that my girls are getting older I’m noticing that shopping with them has become easier and I’ve also noticed how much they thoroughly enjoy it!  My husband and I are in trouble. hehe! Aside from shopping […]

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Finding the music that lives inside each of us – #Singmovie review

*This post was written in partnership with Universal Studios  How many of you love to watch singing competition shows? I know our family sure does! There’s just something about watching talented people go after their dreams that leave us feeling so inspired. Add a heartwarming back story and some competition to the mix, and you’ve […]

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10 benefits Random Acts Of Kindness have on our well-being

The other day I got my car stuck in the snow. I sat in my car feeling helpless while I hit the gas as hard as I could in reverse. The only thing moving was my tires and all I could hear was the sound of them spinning and spinning in place while my engine […]

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“Chuc Mung Nam Moi” from our diverse family

I think people are super surprised when I tell them my mom is Chinese. My sisters and I totally take after our Italian and Scottish father.  We didn’t typically grow up doing anything traditional for Chinese New Year aside from my mom giving us some lucky money.  I do recall my mom buying mandarin oranges […]

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Teaching my teenager an important life skill: How to do Laundry!

*This post is in partnership with Persil ProClean. Every single word in this post is mine and true and blah, blah, blah. If you want to read a post about why I finally taught my daughter to do laundry then keep on reading. If you don`t, then skip to the bottom where you can enter […]

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