Thursday, July 18, 2019

S'mores Brownie Recipe From Loacker

Chocolate is my favourite sweet flavour, and according to the Savoury Serenity Survey put out by Loacker, I am not alone. Apparently 72% of Canadians agree with me.  More than just chocolate though, Loacker has created 10 recipes to help us satisfy our sweet tooth. Below, you will find the recipe for S'mores Brownies - Yum!

gift box of Loacker products I received!

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Tales of Mommyhood Camping Adventure - Part 3

Tales of Mommyhood Camping Adventure - Part 2

When we woke in the morning, we did the usual morning routine. Then Mr. K and I went on a short hike (we had started one the night before, but we did not finish the trail, and we both wanted to). It was so peaceful.
what I look like when I wake up after such little sleep

Back at camp, breakfast preparations were underway. Pancakes, bacon and fruit.  While this was happening, we took down our tent and packed up the car. I cannot recommend the pop up tents enough - seriously. 10 minutes, and that included the time it took me to fight with the thing to get it zipped up in the bag (the longest part of take down). Once we were packed up, we sat on a bench looking out at the lake.  We had breakfast with friends, and when breakfast was over, we cleaned our dishes and then the 2 of us found our way down to the beach. It's not a HUGE area, but it is lovely.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Join Us For #BloggersFete 2019!

On August 1st, #BloggersFete will be back for our FIFTH event! That's right - this is year number 5! Over the years it has changed a bit, with co-hosts coming and going. Three of the original founders:  Bonnie (The Koala Mom), Suzanne (MapleMouseMama) and Myself - Ashley (Tales of Mommyhood) are all still around and happy to bring you #BloggersFete 2019.  

For this years event, we will be hosting a twitter party only on August 1st at 8pm EST.  We will have some fantastic prizes again this year (thanks to our wonderful sponsors) and we cannot wait to party with you!

Be sure to follow along with #BloggersFete over the next few weeks to get all the information, and maybe a sneak peak at some of the prizes we will have available that night.

We hope you will join us on August 1st. You will need to RSVP to be eligible to win, and while anyone is welcome to chat with us, prizing is only available for Canadian residents. To RSVP - use the linkie form below. Enter your twitter handle as your name, and the twitter handle link for the URL (

Friday, June 28, 2019

Tales of Mommyhood Camping Adventure - Part 2

READ: Tales of Mommyhoods Camping Adventure - Part 1

Once the tent was set up, we were able to relax and enjoy the afternoon. We spent some time looking at the water, chatting with the other campers, and Mr. K enjoyed spending some time whittling a stick (he earned his knife permit a few weeks ago, and wanted to put it to the test). Unfortunately, one of the other campers had a minor incident and ended up needing a few stitches :(

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Tales of Mommyhood Camping Adventure - Part 1

This past weekend I did something for the first time. Ever. I went camping. Yep, 38 years old and never been camping before.

Mr. K joined Beavers last year, and did some camping with them, and more this year with Cubs. It's an activity that he REALLY seems to enjoy.  I decided that since it is a passion of his, I should probably share it with him at some point.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Summer Fun With Evolve Camps


School is almost out, and the kids will be home all summer long. As a stay at home parent, I always enjoyed having them home with me, but found that 9 weeks together was a little too long. I liked to break it up with a week of camp each month.  It gave us all a break from each other, and got them out socializing with kids their own age.

I prefer to enroll my kids in camps that keep them outdoors and active, and there is no shortage of options that meet my criteria.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Ways To Bring Your Family Closer Together

photo credit: Mondays with Mac Photography
Ways to Bring Your Family Closer Together

Time goes fast. One day you have an infant, and the next thing you know they are getting on a bus and starting school. You blink, and all of a sudden they have their first job, and then seemingly out of nowhere - they are moving away to pursue post secondary education.