Tag Archives: big families

How I Created a Backyard Staycation for My Kids

via Jvlphoto.com Summer holidays are knocking at the door. People often wonder how I keep six kids occupied during the summer months when school is out. While my kids love spending some time at summer camp, I was sure to make our home an entertaining place for kids – particularly the backyard. When you create a […]

Last call for the Limited Edition Camp Label Pack!

The Limited Edition Camp Label Pack is only available until July 31, don’t miss out on this amazing combo! This pack includes: 10 Personalized Name Stickers 24 Mini Custom Name Stickers 8 Custom Shoe Stickers 50 Tag Mates™ Stick On Clothing Labels 2 Personalized Bag Tags

6 Fun Activities for Kids Not Going to Summer Camp

When people talk about summer, camp seems to be a popular activity for kids. But what if your little ones aren’t heading to camp this summer? Here are some fun ideas for those stay at home kids! Neighborhood fun Do your kids have friends in the neighborhood? Have them take turns going to each other’s […]

Summer fun alert!

This post was sponsored by Springfree Trampoline. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience. I recently wrote about some amazing things going on in my family this spring and included the fun my kiddos (and all the neighbourhood children) are having bouncing on our Springfree Trampoline. Our history with trampolines has not been […]

Girls’ Trip to Disney: Classic Moments & Memories

I had the opportunity to attend the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration recently. Packing up my whole crew to do Disney is way outta my league, so I picked my three favourite children to bring along with me.(Ok, they’re not really my favourites, but it worked with their schedules). On top of the event being […]

Why I Haven’t Had a Date Night in 12 years

I recently experienced something very new and different. For the first time in over 12 years, I had a night away from the kids with Daddy-o. Yes. The first time in over 12 years. His cousin was getting married in Taos, New Mexico. How could we resist? Now, I know what all you advocates of […]

Great Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

  Your mom doesn’t need another mug, doodad or chachkie any more than you do. Mother’s Day is about simple, quiet pleasures. When my child was young and I was a stay at home mom, what I wanted most was a day off. I wanted to be served breakfast in bed delivered with a good […]

How to Motivate an Unmotivated Kid

I’ve always been fascinated by what makes some people super motivated, and others, not so much. I found this particularly interesting when I saw differences in motivation between my children. Why do I have two kids who are equally clever, yet one is disappointed with a certain mark or grade in school, while the other […]

Spring Happenings!

It has been a long, harsh winter in these parts. Although, there are a few signs that there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Here’s how I know that spring is near or almost here: 1) Spring Fling We welcome spring with our annual Irish Dancing performances. My kids don’t do competitive dancing […]

The Birth of a Superstar

In celebration of Mabel’s birthday, Julie Cole reflects on a birthday post about one of her favourite people – her very special Aunt Joan. Do you celebrate someone special in your family? 50 years ago my Aunt Joan was born. Hers has not been an average life. She arrived prematurely, possibly having an unfortunate run-in […]