List of Canadian Children’s Book Publishers

List of Canadian Children's Book Publishers

When I published my first book Boredom Busters, I did extensive research into who in Canada publishes children’s books.  I have compiled a List of Canadian Children’s Book Publishers here as a go-to resource for anyone wanted to pitch, query, and/or submit a manuscript to a Canadian publisher… List of Canadian Children’s Book Publishers Aside: I […]

Milk Jug Ghosts Craft

Milk Jug Ghosts Craft

This Milk Jug Ghosts Craft is an easy alternative to carving a pumpkin into a jack-o-lantern for Halloween. It encourages recycling by re-purposing a milk jug. It’s also really inexpensive. BONUS: no worries about leaving a lit candle on your front porch as this Milk Jug Ghosts Craft uses a battery powered candle (or you […]

Minted Holiday Cards Giveaway

Minted Holiday Cards Giveaway

Getting and giving holiday cards is one of my favourite holiday traditions. And yes – paper form and by mail please (I have an explanation about this below). Time to order your cards and this Minted Holiday Cards Giveaway will make holiday card giving a whole lot easier… So why send paper holiday cards? I […]

10 Crafts For Kids

10 Crafts For Kids

I love to bust kid boredom with crafts (keeps them busy and off screens n’est pas?!). Here is a round-up of 10 Crafts For Kids which will keep kids busy.  Each of these 10 Crafts For Kids is  inexpensive and encourages recycling things around the house. See my notes below on age recommendations…   Shameless plug: My […]

10 Ideas to Take Your Family Outside

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There is nothing quite like a gorgeous Fall day when the sun is shining and the leaves falling from the trees are every shade of red, yellow and orange. Even though the temperatures are also falling, this time of year is the perfect opportunity to take your family outside and make some lasting memories! 10 […]

Ghost Footprints – Halloween Crafts

Ghost Footprints Halloween Crafts

A great activity to do at home or in a classroom – these Ghost Footprints – Halloween Crafts are unique, inexpensive, and a great way to decorate for Halloween. My kindergarten kid LOVED this activity… Ghost Footprints You will need: Orange and black construction paper White (washable) craft paint black marker paper plate paint brush […]

Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas

Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas

’tis the season to start thinking Halloween Costume Ideas. In my house, as the kids get older – the more they expect out of a Halloween Costume (it actually gets a little competitive in class – to be the most unique, the funniest, the coolest). Here are my ideas for some Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas… […]

School Bus Craft

School Bus Craft

Back to school is a theme in my house this week; inspiring this easy School Bus Craft. Perfect for my 3 1/2 year old (er…kindergarten kid – I can’t wrap my head around that milestone!). We used shapes, eye/hand coordination, and guesstimating to create this artwork (great for pre-school and kindergarten aged kids).  I highly recommend […]

VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch

vtech Kidizoom SMARTWATCH

Introducing the VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch for kids aged 4+ years. It’s a portable, fun-tastic, kid device allowing your kids to become mini-photographers; taking photos and video from the smartest kid watch around. Easy to pack, fun to play, and rechargeable too…you are going to want to get this… About VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch Camera, video, and photo effects (fun frames and […]

Boredom Busters Idea Jar

Boredom Busters Idea Jar

Harry Potter had the sorting hat. Katniss Everdeen had the reaping. I give you the Boredom Busters Idea Jar! This is an activity and plan-for-the-day in one! Kids will love it…and parents will too because it brings an end to the question “Mom…what are we going to do today?…” during school breaks. Whatever boredom buster you […]