Must-Haves

Apples & Bananas

We love parties, but we love Birthday parties the most. I am notorious for going overboard on my themes and trying to find every single item that matches can be quite tiresome, as much as I love having a blow-out party I really don’t like breaking the bank, or having to visit 15 different stores to get everything I need. My time is valuable after all! That’s where Apples &

Fraser Valley Balance Bikes Strider Dealer

2 years ago we decided around Christmas that Alivia needed a bike. I was on the fence with a traditional tricycle or a balance bike. Alivia had teeny tiny legs at that point and was shorter then most of her peers. I worried that with a tricyle we would eventually (and inevitably) need to teach her to ride a bike with training wheels, and then teach her again to ride

Juice In The Box

It is not uncommon in schools today to hear the phrase ‘litter-less lunch’, and it can be a little discouraging at first. No more ziplock bags and tetra pack juice boxes. Heck, they even will request that you unwrap prepackaged snacks at home and send them in Tupperware. I have adjusted. Slowly. But for the longest time I refused to send anything but water  as a beverage because any reusable

KidoodleTV

If you’re a longish time reader of my blog you’ll probably remember my love for KidoodleTV in some previous posts (here & here!). To this day, it is still a favorite app of ours for Alivia, and since discovering them months ago the app has grown by leaps and bounds, adding even more fun favorites! You’re probably asking yourself, what is so great about this app? Why do you love

Plasma Car

Raise your hand if your Christmas morning usually consists of the mad dash to find batteries for all those new toys? Or hunting for the screw driver to start assembling toys that need to be opened RIGHT NOW, only to discover you need an hour (uninterrupted) to put them together. Yep, that is my house on Christmas morning in a nutshell. This year we wanted to focus more on engaging

Bamboletta Dolls

I vividly remember growing up and being attached to a certain doll, it was a big box doll that my mom had painstakingly lined up for when they were at the height of their popularity, I still have a photo of her undressing the doll to show my grandparents the trademark stamp on the bottom. That doll was my best friend through scary times, hard times and times where I