Wednesday, July 01, 2015

SURPRISE! The Minions are in KINDER SURPRISE eggs! #KinderMom

Everyone is excited that the Minions are coming. Everyone except my kid that is.

A few months ago we were at a fair and Hannah was given a minion Stuart. She didn't like him. At all. I'm not sure if it was his yellow body. Or jean overalls. Or the fact that he only has one eye. But she definitely wasn't a fan.

However the rest of the world seems really excited about their new movie - including KINDER Canada. Minions toys are inside specially marked limited edition KINDER® SURPRISE® Classic eggs, in stores now! There are 11 Minion toys to collect.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Pampers New "Hush Little Baby" Video has all the feels #BetterForBaby #PGmom

Almost two weeks ago I saw Pampers new Hush Little Baby video at P&G Baby Care headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. Regardless of how old your baby is - whether they are still in Pampers, graduating kindergarten or graduating college, this heart warming lullaby video will definitely make you tear up.

As we watched it as a group of bloggers and P&G staff, there wasn't a dry eye in the house - make sure you have Puffs near by if you're about to hit play!

Monday, June 22, 2015

My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Cutie Mark Quests #DVDReview #Giveaway

Usually the first thing Hannah asks me when I pick her up from preschool is, "Where are we going?" For the last week it has been, "Mommy, can we go to the condo and watch My Little Pony?"

It makes me want to find MY My Little Pony, er ponies, from the 80s. My favourite was one that had a sundae on its side and smelled like vanilla ice cream.

My Little Pony Friendship is Magic: Cutie Mark Quests was Hannah's first introduction to the television show (she already has the Twilight Sparkle and Rainbow Dash toy ponies). The episodes on the disc Hannah likes best are about the ponies ultimately coming to gather to work to a common goal (although, for awhile, you're not sure they will be able to get along).

This is definitely more of a show of social/situational learning versus learning colours, numbers and shapes...and I think Hannah loved graduating to a "big girl" show.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Come on Toronto, where's our #PampersNursingSuite? #PGmom

June 21st. It's officially summer and this year it's Father's Day. Chris' favourite sport to watch is baseball which means it's perfecting timing for this post.

When I was in Cincinnati over a week ago, I had the opportunity to visit the Great American Ball Park - home of the Cincinnati Reds (Chris was totally jealous) AND the first-ever Pampers Nursing Suite.

Have you ever taken your child to a baseball game at SkyDome (OK, "Rogers Centre")? Hannah went to her first Blue Jays game when she was 8 months old. There was no place to feed her except the stands. There was no place quiet to go and sit when she wanted a quick nap. I do applaud the Jays for having change tables in almost every washroom. And the stroller valet parking is definitely a plus. And if your child is going to freak out anywhere, an open stadium is probably the place to do it. But boy, would I love the Jays to build a Pampers Nursing Suite for their fans!

Friday, June 19, 2015

P&G #ThankYouMom Twitter Party on June 22 with Olympian Brianne Theisen-Eaton #PGmom

Regardless of your profession, one person you always look to for advice is Mom. When I first moved out, I bought all the products my Mom stocked our house with - Tide, Bounce, Febreze without a second thought.

When I was pregnant with Hannah, I again looked to my Mom for advice. We stocked up on Pampers because that's what my brother and I wore when we were babies. We washed all of Hannah's new clothes in Ivory Snow because that's what my Mom had done with my baby clothes.

After Hannah was born it seemed like on some days I was calling my Mom on an hourly basis for guidance. Even now, when greeted with a new parenting experience, my Mom is my first call to ask how she would deal with the situation. Hopefully if Hannah ever decides to have children I can be as helpful to her as my Mom is to me.

P&G realizes just how special and busy moms are. That's why they create products that work well and help parents get through chores faster. Recently P&G teamed up with Canadian Olympian Brianne Theisen-Eaton and her mom.

Check out this great video with Brianne Theisen-Eaton and her mom!

Disney/Pixar's Inside Out tickles a range of emotions #InsideOut

As soon as I saw the trailer, I knew I needed to see Disney/Pixar's Inside Out. More often than once, I've wondered "What are you thinking?" when it comes to family members and friends. Perhaps I should have been focusing on, "What are you feeling?"

That's exactly what Inside Out does - it takes you inside the human mind - complete with employees, headquarters and work flows for emotions and memories. 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Crazy Space Adventures of Princess Sparkly Butt & The Hot Dog Kid #FringeTO #Giveaway

Hannah loves going to the theatre, and so do I. We are both super excited to see The Crazy Space Adventures of Princess Sparkly Butt & The Hot Dog Kid.

Blasting into FringeKids is an epic musical quest about a tradition ‐ defying princess who discovers that she can control time with her butt. She must use her butt powers for good, not evil, if she wants to save her planet from totally exploding. Enter Prince Doofmuncher, who identifies not as a boy – but as a hot dog. This space-exploring, planet-­saving, expectation-­shattering duo will bring laughs and thrills, while weaving in a few socially progressive lessons for good measure.