Tuesday, October 06, 2015

I Love You, You Love Me, Now the only thing on DD's Netflix is Barney #StreamTeam

Until recently, the only Barney on my Netflix was a wicked awesome New Yorker who throughly enjoys high fives, being awesome and making up rules for everyone to follow, while looking great wearing a suit (I'm talking of Mr. Stinson, from How I Met Your Mother, of course).

Hannah has taken to watching Netflix on my MacBook. It's a lot easier for her to scan shows that way, and one day she discovered Barney - the purple dinosaur. As a kid who loves to sing and dance, it was only a matter of time before she became obsessed - and obsessed she is.

When asked, why do you like Barney? Hannah responds, "Well, because he's my friend."

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Sesame Place a must visit for Sesame Street fans #SesamePlace

If you could travel anywhere tomorrow, most people would choose to visit an exotic location or travel to family far away. Not me. I'd want to go to Langhorne, Pennsylvania. My family travelled there this summer and our day in Langhorne was by far my favourite of the entire vacation. As soon as we drove away, I immediately wanted to go back. Because, even though Sesame Street is set in New York City, Sesame Place is in Langhorne.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Back-to-School with Walmart Canada and P&G! #BeReady2Roar #Giveaway #Review #PGmomGiveaway

Disclosure: I am a P&Gmom/mamanP&G. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events and opportunities. The opinions on this blog are my own.

So, it's the first Saturday after back-to-school. How did everyone fair?

Hannah is a January baby so she won't start kindergarten until next fall. However, I work on a university campus and she attends preschool there so it was a hectic week for us nonetheless!

Fresh books and new clothes can go well with a new beauty routine, and P&G have some great products to help you look and feel your best as temperatures start to dip.

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Love, Hallmark 7 Card Challenge #LoveHallmarkCA #Giveaway

I still remember when Facebook Chat was introduced and I thought, "I'll never use this." Fast forward to 2015, and that's the way most of my friends and I connect, even more than texting.

I was recently sent 7 cards by Hallmark Canada to participate in the Love, Hallmark 7 Card Challenge. Figuring out who to send the beautiful cards to was easy, in a world where everyone texts for an address to put in their GPS, it was finding out where to mail the cards that proved difficult.

Monday, August 31, 2015

#DinoTrux latest and greatest from Netflix and DreamWorks #StreamTeam

Actual conversation I had with my daughter's preschool teacher:

Miss F: Hannah really likes dinosaurs.

Me: Yeah, she really does.

Miss F: She picked up a dinosaur earlier today and told me, 'This is a Brontosaurus', and when I looked at the bottom of the toy, she was right!

As you can see, dinosaurs are big in our household. It's mostly emerged from Hannah's obsession with a show called Dinosaur Train. It's about a time-travelling train that's filled with dinosaurs. What preschooler wouldn't like that show?

So when I heard about DinoTrux I was pretty sure we had another Netflix Original show that would quickly make its way into our usual rotation. (Recently when we were on vacation in the United States we picked up a King Julien beatbox as part of a Wendy's kids meal that plays the theme song, which of course thrust that show back into the spotlight.)

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Travel to Paradise with Strasburg Rail Road! #StrasburgRailway

While we were travelling earlier this month, one of our stops was Paradise. Literally.

The Steam Train from Strasburg Rail Road takes you on a return trip to Paradise, Pennsylvania.

Hannah loved being on a train (and the Thomas filled gift shop). I liked seeing the farms and Amish country side.

#KinderSmile this year at the CNE! #KinderMom

As a child growing up in Toronto, when the CNE arrived in town it was bittersweet. Bitter, because it signalled the summer was about to end. Sweet, because of all the rides, shows and food!

KINDER® is at the Canadian National Exhibition again this year, as the Kids’ World presenting partner! That means there’ll be KINDER® SURPRISE® fun happening every day from August 21 to September 7. The KINDER® Smile Booth will be there to capture great photos, and thousands of free KINDER® SURPRISE® eggs will be handed out resulting #kindersmiles. Make sure you leave time to play in the Smile Play zone.