Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A Magical Summer Giveaway from Hallmark Canada #LoveHallmarkCA

Is Disney as big at your house as it is in mine? Hannah constantly talks about Mickey, Minnie and friends.

From now until Sunday, August 9th, Hallmark fans can enter for a chance to win 1 of 4 $250 Disney prize packs.

Entering is simple, visit www.winwithhallmark.ca, enter your personal info and hit "Enter". You will receive a special offer from Hallmark Canada just for entering, and you can enter daily to increase your chances of winning!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Playtex PlayTime Cups keep drinks cool, prevent spills

Sometimes when we are driving home from preschool Hannah likes to recite the favourite drinks of her family members: "Grandma likes Diet Coke, Daddy and Grandpa like beer, Mommy, you like Coke Zero and I like delicious cold water!"

Note Hannah's favourite drink - delicious cold water. Not room temperature water, delicious cold water. Now that the hot weather has arrived, keeping her water cold can be kind of tricky - especially when we are on the go.

That's why we both love the new Playtex PlayTime Cups. She loves that her cups feature Thomas and My Little Pony. I love that the cups keep her water cool and that they are leak-proof. I can throw her cup in a bag with my wallet and iPad and not worry. I also love that the cups are dishwasher friendly - which means Thomas stays Thomas and I don't get asked why I "scratched" him.

Shaping Up with Wacoal Intimates

I was in grade 8. I was on the phone with my then-boyfriend when my brother and parents returned home from shopping. My brother got on the phone and announced matter-of-factly that Mom had bought me a bra while they were out. I immediately turned red and hung up the phone, humiliated. Perhaps that is the exact moment bras became embarrassing for me - a necessary clothing item I would continually hate to deal with and shop for.

Because of my relationship with bras, I have only been fitted twice in my life – the first time for breastfeeding bras when I was about to become a mother and the second time was recently with a Wacoal Sales Consultant at Hudson’s Bay. My post-baby body needed some help, and Wacoal definitely rose to the occasion.

Celebrating 30 years in business, Wacoal is proud to provide the perfect fit for every woman. Wacoal uses modern fabrics, innovative technologies, advanced manufacturing processes and unique designs to meet the evolving needs of today’s women. Wacoal sells a variety of laced bras, sports bras, underwear and body shapers. Bras range from band sizes 30 to 40 and cup sizes A to H.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Be Adventurous with Netflix Canada's new series Dragons: Race to the Edge #StreamTeam #Dragons

Last month Hannah became a Dragon Trainer.

We headed to downtown Toronto for an afternoon of fun activities, and to get a sneak peak of the first two episodes of the latest Netflix Original DreamWorks Series - Dragons: Race to the Edge. She learned how to toss sheep, dress like a viking and got to wear face paint while doing so.

The new show follows Hiccup and Toothless, from the movies How to Train Your Dragon, as they discover there are more dragons outside of Berk.

Monday, July 20, 2015

10th Annual HorseCapades at the CNE - Free this August!

One of my favourite parts of the Canadian National Exhibition is visiting the animals. The excitement of the CNE stampedes into Toronto early this summer with HorseCapades, an exciting and interactive program that introduces fans of all ages to the wonder of horses.

In its 10th consecutive year, HorseCapades returns to the CNE beginning August 2nd, 2015, at the Horse Palace, Exhibition Place. You and your kids can pet horses, learn about grooming and shoeing, guess a horse’s weight, as well as enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride. Children can also enjoy a free pony ride!

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Always #LikeAGirl – New Unstoppable Video #PGmom

Hannah just got out of Pampers and is no where near needing to use Always products, but the brand has already helped her and other girls her age by changing the opinions and impressions of their elders and showing that girls are unstoppable. As a mother to a daughter, I love the Always #LikeAGirl campaign. Every day I try to instil in my daughter that she can be whoever she wants to be - and that is what Always is telling millions of girls too.

Always, a brand that has been championing girls’ confidence for more than 30 years, is on a mission to help stop the drop in confidence girls experience at puberty and beyond. Last summer the Always brand created a social experiment video that was launched on YouTube, encouraging girls everywhere to change the meaning of #LikeAGirl from an insult into doing something downright amazing! The Always ​​​​​​#LikeAGirl YouTube video currently has over 90 million views across the globe.

A new Always survey shows that 72 percent of girls feel held back by society, which dictates what they should and shouldn’t do. They have created a new social experiment video that brings that statistic to life and encourages girls to feel unstoppable and smash any limitations that hold them back. Watch it below:

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.