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Get popping with Cuisinart!

Ah, homemade popcorn!  I have very fond memories of the early 80’s with my sister in our kitchen making popcorn.  Grabbing those little wooden bowls, getting lots and lots of butter and grabbing the freshly popped corn and enjoying endless bowls as we watched CBC music videos.  I was thinking about getting a popcorn maker so I jumped at the chance to collab…

Weird but True from National Geographic celebrates its 10th Anniversary!

National Geographic Kids is my son’s favourite.  Once he learned how to read and whenever we hit a bookstore he always leaves with one of their books.  I enjoy them too and it’s something my son and I will do together.  Just the two of us.  Last night he asked if we could read together and I think my heart grew 100…

Green Zebra Kitchen ~ Don’t stress this Holiday season with out of town guests

It’s as simple as that.  Do you have family that are vegan or vegetarian?  Are you wondering what the heck are you going to make? What special ingredients do you need to invest in for that one time they are coming over?  Well, I had a similar situation arise when my sister and her husband visited from Arizona.  Now, it’s not…

Toy Feature 2: Squawk- The egg-splosive game

” One egg? One rubber chicken? One exploding hen house? What is this game? It’s giggling fun for kids age four and up! Roll the dice and then press on the chicken’s chest the number of times shown on the dice, and you’ll hear a funny “SQUAWK!” If she doesn’t lay an egg, then it’s the next player’s turn. But if the hen house…

Toy Feature 1: Professor Maxwell’s 4D Chef- A lesson behind every bite!

“Immerse yourself into Professor Maxwell’s 4D Kitchen and discover the science behind food with 18 interactive recipes that come alive in augmented reality! What’s the difference between good fat and bad fat? What is Gluten? Why do apples brown? Professor Maxwell explains the wonders of food science, while teaching you many of his favorite recipes, like making your very own pizza as you learn about the power…

A new way to listen….

Earbuds.  Let’s dish about them.  My mother is adamant that my kids are not to use them, especially my son who likes to wear them when gaming.  “Nothing should go in the ear!” as she yelled at me when we were in Winnipeg this past summer and the fact that my son said he hears the game better and his friends when he…

Heading to Sherkston Shores? Check out our latest vacation spot to see where all the action is

When you think of going to the lake here in Ontario, do you think of Lake Erie? I’ve never headed south in all the 22 years I’ve lived in Ontario.  We always go North to Muskoka or Haliburton so when I spoke with my stepmom about a fun vacation heading to Lake Erie to check out Sherkston Shores we were excited to explore.  &nbsp…