Is your child ready to babysit?

Your child is ready to babysit, or at least they think they are. They are wanting to earn some extra money, see a need for a babysitter in your area and are looking to you for guidance. What do you do? I have had my share of good and bad babysitting experiences over the years.Continue Reading …

5 tips for Teaching your Teen to Drive

Like most teens I could not wait to get my learners permit and start driving when I turned of age. I remember just turning 16 and going down to write the test with my mom. Here in Canada you get a trial period before you can get your full license like many places, I thinkContinue Reading …

Columbia Sportswear for Spring

With every changing season we need to change up our wardrobe and add a few items no matter what. With my teen boys these items seem to always be shoes and jackets. I had hoped they had stopped growing but they have not and it is getting trickier to find clothes and shoes that fitContinue Reading …

Always heads to the #SuperBowl with a special #LikeAGirl giveaway Canada

Having two daughters myself, I know how important it is to give them self confidence and empower them to be all that they can be. Saying someone is “Like a girl” should not be an insult! Girls are smart, talented, fast, strong, powerful and successful. Girls can be everything boys can be and should haveContinue Reading …

#FirstPhoneEtiquette with the Lumia 830

Having teens and cell phones is nothing new in our home. We currently have two teens with phones, but our oldest who had her first phone many years back helped pave the way. We quickly discovered what works for one child does not always work for another. Rules need to be clear and followed atContinue Reading …

RBC Kids Optimism Survey and Grants

The teen years are quite possibly the hardest years in any persons life. Teens are stressed out and need the support of their parents, and community more than ever. As a mom to four, two being teens and one being 20, I found this survey to be quite interesting!  We have all heard of the mid-lifeContinue Reading …

VEX Robotics from HEXBUG #Gift

  You may have heard me mention my techie son. He is always helping me figure out the latest gadgets and loves robotics. So this year I had to really think when it came to finding him the perfect gift. I wanted something affordable and challenging. He recently took the opportunity to create robotics atContinue Reading …

Hosting a BOOMco blaster tournament #BOOMcoBLAST

What do you do when the summer is not as hot as it normally would be? Host a BOOMco Blaster tournament of course!  Mattel has a new line of cutting-edge blaster technology, BOOMco. They have blasters, darts and targets as well as cool safety glasses, sweatbands and tats! Surely your kids will be able to keep busyContinue Reading …