Don’t Forget The Batteries

Don't Forget The Batteries

Don’t Forget The Batteries! From toys which don’t include batteries (yes, I’ve bought them, wrapped them, given to my kids as presents only to realize – no batteries!) to flashlights with low batteries (flashback to last year’s ice storm) to the everyday battered powered items we take for granted (I’m looking directly at the kitchen […]

GLAD press n’ seal Suncatcher

GLAD press n' seal Suncatcher

This is an easy activity – a quick boredom buster – turning stuff you already have in your kitchen drawers into a fun arts n’ crafts activity. My GLAD press n’ seal Suncatcher activity takes no prep (and clean up is a breeze).  My 4 year old had a lot of fun and his GLAD press n’ […]

How To Get Rid Of Household Odors

How To Get Rid Of Household Odors

North American winter means closed windows and stuffy rooms. However we still have smelly garbage, funky sport bags, and not-so-nice odors (I am not a smoker – but wowzers – doesn’t smoke smell hit you hard?!). How to get ride of household odors? Here are a few easy tips to reduce or eliminate the common […]

Parent Club Profiles: Helaine Becker

Parent Club Profiles: Helaine Becker

You know when you meet someone and you think: “I want to be her when I grow up”. For me that’s Helaine Becker. Helaine is an award-winning, Canadian, kids lit author who has written over 60 books. I asked Helaine if we could do an author Q & A…and she generously agreed. Parent Club Profiles: Helaine […]

#WW w linky – gaming

Parent Club w linky - gaming

Last week was a bit of a beast…one day waiting at orthodontist for dd2’s braces to finally come off (they didn’t – we have to go back – gah!), same day at hospital with same kid to get cast removed (karate class accident), another day in the same hospital with a different kid (dd1) for x-rays (happily can […]

Fisher-Price Little People Toy Giveaway

Fisher-Price Little People Toy Giveaway

Whenever I have a lil’ ones birthday present to buy…I go directly to the Fisher-Price aisle. True confession. I know kids love Fisher-Price Little People toys (my kids adore them!) and I know they are toys made to last. This Fisher-Price Little People Toy Giveaway will make the toy shopping of one lucky Parent Club reader a little […]

Iron Deficiency and Your Family

Iron Deficiency and Your Family

Let’s face it…busy families don’t always eat as well as they should. It’s an unfortunate part of modern family life. However, eating convenient sometimes means not fueling our bodies with the elements they need…like iron. So what about Iron Deficiency and Your Family?! Here’s what you need to know… DISCLOSURE: This post is sponsored. All products […]

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Tutorial

Microsoft Surface Pro tiles

True confession: I think the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is a great device for families. Honest-to-goodness truth. I created this Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Tutorial to show you my favourite features about how this tool replaces your laptop and your tablet… Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Tutorial And what do we think about me vlogging? It’s […]

Blender Apple Muffins

Blender Apple Muffins

Another homemade muffin recipe to share: Blender Apple Muffins. I blend up apples with skin on to keep the apple goodness in the baking. It blending the apples might seem like an extra step – but it only takes minutes – and makes a great nutritional different.  We make this Blender Apple Muffins Recipe often […]

#WW w linky – Making Snow

turn boiled water into instant snow

Since it was -39C  this weekend (brr!) I asked my kids if they wanted to try the “turn boiling water into instant snow” activity. It’s pretty simple. And obviously a ADULT activity which kids watch because boiling water is dangerous. If it’s -30C or less you can do it. Boil water. Walk outside. Throw water […]

Family Day Activity Ideas

50 Activities To Keep Kids Busy Indoors

Everyone is looking for Family Day Activity Ideas so I thought it good timing to do a round up of family friendly activities. From stuff do to at home, to places to go (Great Wolf Lodge tips & Ontario Science Centre tips) and general boredom busters to keeps kids and parent entertained on Family Day. So […]