Sunday, July 27, 2014

Go Wild at African Lion Safari #africanlionsafari

Recently we had the opportunity to go wild at African Lion Safari, about an hour west of Toronto in Cambridge. And boy, did we ever.

We started our day on the Safari Tour Bus (our car has yet to be paid for, so we left Megatron in the ample free parking lot).  The Bus Tour is air conditioned and only water (no other food or drink) is allowed to be consumed, so make sure you give kids a snack before boarding the bus. Our driver was very knowledgeable as she swerved through traffic (including an ostrich!) as she took us through the Game Reserves. We were able to capture some great pictures, especially of Safari the baby giraffe who is the first in Canada and the second in the world to be born through artificial insemination. Hannah wasn't sure what to make of the situation of us being "caged" on the bus and the animals being wild. But I thought it was pretty neat, especially when the baboons would hitch rides on the cars!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Summer Hair #Giveaway #PGmom

Has this ever happened to you? You're in the public pool's changing room, struggling to get a bathing suit on your impatient child for your parent and tot swimming lesson and there it is. That hair on your leg you missed this morning in the shower.

This happens to me ALL THE TIME, which is why I was so excited to learn about the NEW Gillette Venus Snap with Embrace.

It's so small you can put it in your bag, and takes up little space in your weekend getaway bag. It works super well for missed patches, but might be difficult to do a whole body shave with the smaller handle.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

P&G #cleanwater Photo Challenge July 18 - 31, 2014 #PGmom

Hannah LOVES water. Now that it's summer, her happiest places are the swimming pool and various splash pads. She also enjoys drinking water, and on a hot day, water is usually my choice beverage too. 

In Canada we are lucky to have clean water come right from our taps, unfortunately this is not the case in all countries around the world. Thankfully the P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water (CSDW) Program helps provide clean drinking water to people in need through a water purifying technology developed by P&G. 

From July 18 through 31, P&G and Walmart want you to share photos of the role clean water plays in your life and the life of our family and friends through the P&G #cleanwater Photo Challenge. Here are the daily words:

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Cuteness and Fun at the Bowmanville Zoo #bowmanvillecubs #bowmanvillezoo

Less than an hour east of Toronto, Bowmanville Zoo is the perfect place for kids. With my toddler's limited attention span, there are no long walks between enclosures. She can go at her own pace, and if she wanted, walk the entire zoo. She can pet the animals and feed them. And, she can attempt to be as cute as the new lion cubs!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Breakfast's Best Buds - Kellogg's #CerealAndMilk #Kelloggers #Giveaway

Along with 78 per cent of Canadians, in high school every morning I ate cereal for breakfast. So when I started commuting almost an hour and a half to university, I got creative...and got made fun of by my fellow freshman. I needed to have my Kellogg's Mini-Wheats, but to save time in the morning, I would throw some Mini-Wheats into a plastic sandwich bag...and bring my milk in a sports bottle. I would throw a Mini-Wheat in my mouth, and swallow it with the milk I brought. True story. And somehow, that year, I still managed to make life long friends. 

Do you have a morning ritual with Cereal and Milk? Check out the neat facts in the infographic below:

Monday, July 07, 2014

Super Duper Canadian Kids Content on Netflix Canada #StreamTeam

When I was little I loved to sing. A lot. Hannah is the same. It's not unusual to hear her sing in the car, while playing with her toys and she pretty much always does it while she's colouring. One of her favourite songs to sing is "Hip, hip, hooray....the super readers saved the day...". If you are unfamiliar with the tune, you haven't watched Super Why!, a great Canadian show that streams on Netflix Canada.

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Celebrate Summer with a FREE Kellogg's Special K Tote #Kelloggers

Being a Mom, any outing requires at least two things - a bag big enough to carry lots of stuff (sunscreen, phone, water, diapers, wipes, etc.) and healthy snacks easy to consume on the go. With lots of upcoming day trips, I'm so excited to have the stylish Special K tote to keep on my arm - and Hannah's favourite snack, Special K Cracker Chips (Salt &Vinegar!) inside.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Day Out with Thomas in St. Thomas, Ontario #Giveaway

Part of my youth was spent watching Thomas the Tank Engine and Shining Time Station, usually while playing trains with my brother (to this day, I have a soft spot for Toby). So if anyone is to thank for Hannah's Thomas obsession, it's probably him (the dude has the 90s Thomas theme song as his ringtone). Hannah LOVES Thomas, so it was only fitting for her second birthday he was our theme - Thomas cake, Thomas hats, and Thomas train sets as gifts of course!

You can only imagine how excited Hannah will be in a few weeks at a Day Out with Thomas when she gets to ride in a car that Thomas himself will be pulling at the Elgin County Railway Museum in St. Thomas, Ontario.