Friday, January 30, 2015

Share the Love this Valentine's Day with Hallmark Canada #Review #Giveaway

Over the years I'll openly admit to having a love/hate relationship with Valentine's Day. When you're younger, Valentine's is all about the cute little cards and providing an excuse to have a classroom party. Once you're done school and entering the workforce you either observe happily with your significant other with an expensive dinner or hang out with your single friends with expensive drinks. Eventually one might get married, have kids and then the focus becomes more family-oriented while still trying to stay romantic (I did use the word "try").

My all-time favourite Valentine's Day has to be the first year after my parents separated (I'm not cruel, please continue reading). I was living with my Mom and not dating anyone at the time. Unbeknownst to us, we both went out and got Valentine's presents for each other. It was the Frozen type of true love, mother-daughter style.

Where ever you fall on the love spectrum for Valentine's Day, Hallmark Canada has something to celebrate all the different types of loves of your life.

Super Bowl Sunday #LikeAGirl #PGmom #Giveaway

Tomorrow Hannah and I leave for Mexico with my Mom. Chris is staying behind, and I think the only thing that softens the blow is the fact that he will be able to do whatever he wants on Super Bowl Sunday!

Are you watching the Super Bowl this Sunday too? Watch out for the debut of a 60 second version of the influential #LikeAGirl video. 

With more than 100 million people watching the Super Bowl, including an expected 10 million in Canada, Always wants to ask girls, women, boys and men across the country and around the world to help redefine the meaning of #LikeAGirl

As my daughter grows, I want her to know that doing things #LikeAGirl means doing them the best you can - and the fact that you are a girl makes no difference in the greatness you can achieve. 

Join the movement by tuning in and joining the conversation. Use the hashtag #LikeAGirl & tag @Always to take a stand and show young girls everywhere that we can make “like a girl” mean amazing things!

If you're not so much in to football, you can also check out the video below:

To celebrate, one lucky YYZ Bambina reader will win a prize pack valued at $40 including a #LikeAGirl T-shirt and Always Infinity product. 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Officially 3, Officially a Mom

Yesterday Hannah turned 3. I remarked to Chris that I now "officially" feel like a Mom. I asked him when he officially felt like a Dad, and he said the day Hannah was born.

Now before you think I'm crazy (like he clearly did) and regret reading the lifestyle/parenting blog of someone who didn't "officially" think they were a parent, please hear me out.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Fight tough stains with OxiClean #WowOxiClean

I was in high school the first time OxiClean came home with the groceries. It was like someone had followed me around all day and was like, “I know just the product to invent for this clumsy girl.”

I was the absolute worst at spilling things on my clothes. Ketchup, salad dressing, pasta sauce. If it could spill – I would spill it. Since I had started buying my own clothes at that point, I was so excited there was a product that could finally get those tough stains out and be a hero to my favourite shirt, so it could see another day outside the closet and not be put to pasture as a dust rag.

If you have never used OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover Powder you should – it can save your clothes and so much more! The original oxygen-based stain remover also handles carpet stains, upholstery stains, even stains on hard kitchen and bathroom surfaces.

Monday, January 19, 2015

En garde! Stream The Adventures of Puss in Boots now! #StreamTeam

I like cats better than I like most people. So it's no surprise I really like Puss in Boots from the Shrek movies...and that I was really excited to introduce Hannah to him in TV form.

Hannah still can't sit long enough to watch a full-length movie (probably a good thing) but a 23 minute show she can handle. And as much as I love the five episodes of All Hail King Julien, I was getting ready for something new from Netflix Original/DreamWorks to grace our screens.

The Adventures of Puss in Boots allow viewers to follow Puss on an misadventure - where he stumbles upon a town, San Lorenzo, and through his own greediness pretty much backs himself into a corner, becoming the town's defender. There are many, many unique characters in this town - especially the children who live at the orphanage, which of course, is shaped like a shoe. Your kids will love the children's personalities. You will love the high brow jokes that your kids won't quite understand.

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Guess How Much I Love You - Someone Special now on DVD! #Review #Giveaway

Before Hannah was born, lots of people gave us books for her as gifts. One such book was Guess How Much I Love You, a great book about the love between a parent and a child. 

Did you know that there is a TV series based on the book? And more exciting - some episodes just came out on DVD this week!

Guess How Much I Love You - Someone Special contains 7 episodes, 11 minutes each. You can watch them all at once, or if your kid is anything like mine, you can choose a favourite episode to watch over and over and over again.

Sunday, January 04, 2015

New Year, New Episodes from Disney Junior Canada!

The holidays mean spending a lot of time with family. Hannah loves going over to my Mom's house for many reasons - one of them is that she gets to watch the Disney Junior channel. Her favourite shows are Doc McStuffins and Sofia the First, and she's really starting to get into Jake and the Never Land Pirates.
Check out the great specials airing on Disney Junior Canada this January 2015. At our house, we are especially excited for One Very Special Week - two of Hannah's favourite shows have special episodes the week of her birthday!

Lalaloopsy Ponies: The Big Show 

Saturday, January 17 at 6 p.m. EST

Yee-haw! Disney Junior saddles up for the network premiere of Lalaloopsy Ponies: The Big Show. Set in Lalaloopsy Land, the magical movie introduces a whole new group of friends as the Lalaloopsy girls discover their new pen pals are talking ponies. In preparation for the big night, Disney Junior hosts Lalaloopsy Week where fan-favourite episodes air daily at 6 p.m. from Monday, January 12 to Friday, January 16.