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.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Throwback with Netflix Canada #StreamTeam

Follow me closely on this. My Throwback post for Netflix Canada this month is a documentary released in theatres/for purchase earlier this year and is now streaming on Netflix as of TODAY.

It tells the humble beginnings of the Boys whose posters covered my walls in high school and whose CDs had a permanent place in my Discman from 1995 until I got an iPod. I dressed up like one for Halloween when I was 16. I've travelled to Winnipeg, Detroit and Buffalo to see them, and have seen them in Toronto so many times I've lost count. My daughter was even born on my favourite band member's birthday.

If you knew me personally, you'd know I'm talking about the Backstreet Boys. And today their documentary, Backstreet Boys: Show 'Em What You're Made Of is streaming on Netflix Canada.

Monday, June 15, 2015

100 Years of P&G Canada! #Giveaway #PGmom

If you follow me on social media, you'll know that last week I was lucky enough to be in Cincinnati - and it wasn't just because each day I was there was 34 and sunny, while Toronto dealt with 15 and rain.

I was able to join the American Pampers Baby Board to learn more about diapers and the AMAZING things coming this year from the brand. While in the hometown of Procter & Gamble, we also visited P&G Headquarters and got to visit the Archives and learn all about how Procter & Gamble started.

William Procter, a candle maker, and James Gamble, a soap maker, married the Norris sisters. Their father suggested that the men go into business together and Procter & Gamble was born.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Town of Newmarket Pop Up Shop at Upper Canada Mall #NewmarketPopUpShop

June hasn't been the hottest month in Toronto and so far it's been filled with rain. But Upper Canada Mall has families covered when it comes to fun, FREE activities that take place indoors.

The Town of Newmarket has introduced its first-ever, retail Pop Up Shop at Upper Canada Mall for the month of June - Recreation Month. Families can take advantage of a diverse range of indoor fitness, culture and recreation programs. There’s an activity that everyone will enjoy, and the best part is – it’s all completely FREE! The offerings are fun, inventive and modern. You can view the entire guide here.

Sunday, June 07, 2015

New on DVD: Disney Junior's Mickey Mouse Club House: Minnie's Pet Salon

Hannah owns a Minnie Mouse hat, Minnie Mouse jacket, Minnie Mouse sunglasses and Minnie Mouse sandals. From her outerwear, you can probably tell she's a fan of Minnie Mouse.

So she was super excited when we received Mickey Mouse Club House: Minnie's Pet Salon to review.

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Steal the Spotlight with COVERGIRL and Olay #Review #Giveaway #PGmom

I used to be obsessed with eyeliner. I had almost every colour of the rainbow to go with every look and any outfit. 

My obsession started out innocently enough, by watching a little too much of MTV's Laguna Beach. It quickly became a make-up staple for nights out on the town BH (that is - Before Hannah). On days when I wasn't in a rush, I'd even wear it more conservatively for work. 

So I was really excited to test drive to new items from COVERGIRL, especially the new intensify me! liquid liner.

Friday, June 05, 2015

Celebrate Dads and Grads with Hallmark Canada! #LoveHallmarkCA #Giveaway

June is the month to celebrate Dads and Grads all across Canada. Apparently it's also the month my family comes down with a summer cold and hence the quietness of my blog lately. But let me make it up to you by sharing some amazing gifts Hallmark Canada has in store now for both occasions.

Father's Day is Sunday, June 21st this year.

Chris is an amazing Dad. He jumped right into fatherhood without ever looking back. He's the man in charge of bedtime and usually bath time too. And he's a great cook to boot. Hannah loves watching the Blue Jays with him and forever talks about their daddy-daughter trips to the Park.

Hallmark has a variety of gifts for the father figures in your life such as golf balls ($9.99 for set of 3), frames ($16.95), mugs ($14.95 each), and BBQ supplies.