Reviews, promotions and giveaways

Thomas & Friends King of the Railway on the “blue” carpet

17 September 2013 Reviews, promotions and giveaways

My only regret about becoming a Fisher-Price play ambassador is that we couldn’t milk their relationship with Thomas & Friends when my Thomas-obsessed boy was a toddler. Thomas the Tank Engine was Tristan’s first obsession. Oh the hours we spent building Thomas tracks, pushing Thomas trains, watching Thomas DVDs and reading Thomas books. Simon was […]

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If you’ve got a dino-loving kid, you’ll love the Imaginext dinosaurs!

31 August 2013 Reviews, promotions and giveaways

Isn’t it funny how each kid has his or her own unique interests and obsessions? Since Tristan had such an obsessive adoration of Bob the Builder and Thomas the Tank Engine, I assumed all three boys would have the same fascination for them. Then came Simon, who cared not one whit for Thomas, Percy, James […]

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A rambly review of the Samsung Chromebook

30 August 2013 Reviews, promotions and giveaways

The voice cried out in resigned dismay. “Daa-ad! The computer crashed again!” Sigh. The laptop the boys use as “their” computer is more than four years old, and has been played with by first me and then them on a near-daily basis. It has lived a good life, and we knew we’d have to replace […]

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Fisher-Price favourite: Little People!

24 August 2013 Reviews, promotions and giveaways

After a couple of years of working with and talking about Fisher-Price toys, it’s clear that while they have a diverse lineup of products and toys the one that most resonates with people is the Little People line. We had them as kids, and I’m sure you did, too! It’s funny to watch peoples’ faces […]

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Family movie night under the stars

17 August 2013 Ottawa Family Fun

The very same week we were having our new treehouse built, the fine folks at Epson sent an e-mail out of the blue wondering if I’d like to test drive a neat new home theatre projector. I immediately imagined a big white bedsheet tacked to the treehouse, friends and neighbours gathered ’round on lawnchairs on […]

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A new Ottawa toy store and a giveaway!

11 August 2013 Reviews, promotions and giveaways

Way back in the spring, I was invited to the grand opening of Ottawa’s newest toy store, Mastermind Toys. Do you know them? I found out that one of my all-time favourite toy stores in my home town of London is a part of their chain, as is the gift shop at the Ontario Science […]

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Entertaining bigger kids while the wee one naps – inspiration from Fisher-Price

29 July 2013 5 things

I was thinking the other day how great it is to be out of the nap zone with our kids. It used to be tough balancing playtime for the bigger kids with nap time for those who needed it. When my friends at Fisher-Price suggested a post on summertime fun this month, I thought it […]

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Ottawa family fun GIVEAWAY! Hidden Life of Ants at the Nature Museum

27 July 2013 Ottawa Family Fun

Can you tell it’s summer? The blog is all family fun all the time these days. And today, I get the opportunity to share the fun with YOU! Have you been to the Museum of Nature lately? I’ve always been fond of it, but it’s been a good couple of years since we dropped by. […]

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Royally Overjoyed – and Overdue! – with Fisher Price

21 July 2013 Reviews, promotions and giveaways

I‘m not a rabid royal watcher, but I do admit to a bit of infatuation with Will and Kate. How can you not love them? I haven’t gone out of my way to follow the progress of her pregnancy, but you’d have to be living in a media blackout to miss the fact that her […]

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Fisher-Price covers the spectrum of play!

29 June 2013 Reviews, promotions and giveaways

Five is a funny age, especially when you have big brothers. You have one foot stretching two steps up the growing-up ladder, trying to keep up with your older brothers by playing video games and board games way more sophisticated than they did when they were five years old. And on the other hand, you […]

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