Monday, March 30, 2015

March 30 Monday Madness Giveaway Linky




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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Sensory Play Round Up

sensory fun, activity bins, sand, play doh, rice, hands on

Having 2 little boys, I can attest to how much they love sensory play.  Even as an adult, I find playing in sand or with play doh can have a calming effect.

A few years ago I made an indoor sand box for Mr. K, and thought I would put together a round up of sensory activities.  The posts are below, and will link you back to the blog they are originally from.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Penguins of Madagascar {review}

available for home viewing March 17th 2015
My boys and I had the opportunity to watch Penguins of Madagascar earlier this week.  The whole family loves the Madagascar series and characters, and we were super excited to see what the Penguins were up to.

I have to say though, I was kind of disappointed.  The movie didn't hold my interest at all - I just couldn't get into it.  Nothing specific that I can pinpoint as to why.  That being said, my boys absolutely LOVED it.  It held their attention the whole way through (it's not a super long movie, great length for kids) and they loved the fact that the movie was all about the Penguins.

Just goes to show how we all have different tastes.  Penguins of Madagascar gets a 3 out of 5 from us. 

Have you seen it yet? Would you like to win a copy for your family? We are hosting a giveaway until March 30, 2015!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Sponsored Video - Knorr: Flavour Of Home


Have you ever tasted something that reminded you of home? I have. My mom has certain recipes that she has made all my life (or most of it, anyways) and when having it, it takes me back to my childhood. She also puts together packages of baked goods for some of my cousins that don’t live in the area anymore…to bring them a little taste of home.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Easter Morning - Have A Treat Without The Sweet!

Easter is almost upon us, and while that means that we enjoy a wonderful meal with our family to celebrate the day Jesus rose from dead, it also has the Easter Bunny coming to visit.  The bunny creates an indoor egg hunt for the kids, and also leaves a basket with a small bunny and a springtime toy (often it is bubbles or chalk) for each of them.

While I am not against candy and chocolate (I am a chocoholic!)  I also like to somewhat limit the amount of chocolate and candy they consume.  This year the big bunny will be leaving some Play-Doh eggs on the hunt as well as the usual ones filled with chocolate (stickers and temporary tattoos have been placed in eggs and hidden to help cut down on the sugar in the past)

In their Easter Baskets the boys will find some cute egg shaped stamps (a chick and a bunny) that are filled with Play Doh, as well as the usual small chocolate bunny or chocolate egg.

Mr. K is still obsessed with transformers, and he will be receiving a Transformers Robot In Disguise One-Step Warrior Bumblebee.  If you are looking for some non-edible treats for Easter morning, Hasbro has some great options.

Does the Easter Bunny come to your house? What kind of things are left?

Tales of Mommyhood received the above mentioned items in exchange for this post.  As always, all opinions are honest and belong to ToM. Your opinion/experience may vary.

Monday, March 23, 2015

March 23 Monday Madness Giveaway Linky



March Break is over - ours started off great with our staycation at the Brookstreet hotel, we had a trip to the movie theater, and a pizza party as well....then Mr. K ended up sick and I didn't want to spread the germs, so we spent way too much time playing video games and watching movies.  Of course, by the end of the week and being stuck at home for 3+ days, we were all going a little stir crazy and the boys had me looking forward to school starting back up (this is rare - - I normally enjoy my time with them so much)

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Harlem Globetrotters Ticket Giveaway and Promo Code #Ottawa

I had the opportunity to see The Harlem Globetrotters when I was in high school.  I remember it being a lot of fun, they definitely put on a good show!  I am excited to see them again, and glad to be able to take my family!


History in the making as the Washington Generals look for landmark victory over the Harlem Globetrotters on Sunday, April 12