Birthday Party Favours for Under $5

Happy birthday to your kiddo! You’ve got the party booked, decorations sorted, invitations sent out, but wait – what about the goody bag? We always strive for two things with our loot bags – don’t break the bank and make it something they will love, not just junk toys that will break in a day. […]

7 Awesome Games for Kids

games for kids

Board games and card games are our go-to family activity. We love encouraging our kids to play games because they promote problem-solving, encourage strategic thinking, and they are a ton of fun! Plus it helps us adults keep our cognitive functions, well, functioning. Here are a few of the games we love playing with our […]

We Jammin’ (Jammies) for the Holidays

matching family pajamas

Holiday PJs are a super-popular holiday tradition, no matter what festive occasion you celebrate. We love the idea of having the whole fam decked out in coordinating gear but having to actually find them is a whole other story (and sorry, but Santa ain’t got time to help you out)! Luckily for us, Canada’s own […]

Holiday Books & Book Gift Ideas

book gift ideas

‘Tis the season for new books! We’ve found something for everyone – for the Christmas lover, for the storybook fan, for the fashionista, for teens, and something for the vegans and vegetarians in your life. Just released in time for the holidays, these books would all make fabulous gifts! Miracle on 34th Street | by Valentine Davies, […]

Fall & Winter Gear for Soccer Moms

soccer mom gear

Let’s face it. Fall and winter sports can be rough, especially as spectators. Dealing with all manner of rain, wind, snow, sleet, and thunderstorms can make any parent want to run for the heated seats of the minivan. Unless, of course, you have the proper gear to survive. So for all you soccer supporters, rugby […]

Awesome Podcasts for Kids

podcasts for kids

Podcasts are a fantastic way to pass time. They are great for road trips, for the wind-down time before bed, or for that period of time when dinner isn’t quite ready, and the kids are bouncing off the walls looking for something to do. Here are a few of our favourite podcasts for kids that […]

New Books for Kids: Summer 2018

new books for kids

When it comes to books for kids, we can’t help ourselves – we love devouring new reads as much as they do, especially over the summer break. Here are a few newly released books and some that are being released in September from Raincoast Books. Get your hands on these books for fun adventure ideas, […]

Super (Natural) Sunscreens

safer sunscreens for kids

Every year we test and try some safer (ie. less chemical-laden) sunscreens for our kids and ourselves to keep everyone safe(r) while having fun in the sun. This year’s batch features a few old favourites and some new stars. And here’s a handy sunscreen primer from the Environmental Working Group to get you started off on the right – unburned – foot! Note: we know there’s some controversy around using spray sunscreens on kiddos but we’ve included some sprays we like here as they’re relatively “heavy” rather than misty and you can always spray them onto your hands and then apply them to your little ones that way if you’d rather avoid sprays. And we’ve gone a little long here to fit in all the products we’ve been busy testing with this lovely weather!

Gifts That Give Back for Giving Tuesday

First comes Black Friday with crazy lineups and crazier deals, then comes Cyber Monday for all the savvy online shoppers, and last, but certainly not least, is Giving Tuesday — that’s today! Giving Tuesday is a day dedicated to giving to those who need it most. We’ve gathered great gifts from shops that will give […]

Matching Holiday Pajamas for Families

matching family pajamas

Holiday pajamas are a tradition that, for our family, goes back to childhood. We’d always get a pair of cozy, sometimes silly, but always festive, jammies. It was the first gift we got to open (usually on Christmas Eve), and it’s been a gift we’ve loved getting and giving throughout the years. So it only […]