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DIY 3-ingredient slime

DIY 3-ingredient slime

My two-year-old son has been begging me to make him slime ever since he broke free from my arms and grabbed his first fist-full at his sister’s preschool. I was reluctant at first, picturing my couch and carpet splattered with sticky goo, but I relented […]

Easy potato stamps for kids

Easy potato stamps for kids

One of the fondest memories I have of kindergarten is making potato stamp pictures with my classmates. While I was peeling potatoes the other night for dinner, the memory popped back into my head and I decided to make a few stamps for the kids […]

5 easy Thanksgiving Day crafts for toddlers

5 easy Thanksgiving Day crafts for toddlers

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and in the Robertson household, we take turkey time very seriously. To help get in the spirit of the holiday, and add a little seasonal décor to the home, we decided to make a few simple crafts. All you […]

Wedding activity bags for kids

Wedding activity bags for kids

Wedding season is in full swing, which means invited parents with kids in tow will be stuffing their diaper bags full of distractions to avoid a mid-ceremony meltdown. Brides are also jumping on the popular trend of handing out activity bags or “busy bags” on […]

What to consider before selling your baby gear

What to consider before selling your baby gear

So, your babies are growing up (whether you like it or not), and you’ve decided that your brood is the perfect size. But your closets and garage are packed full of outgrown baby clothes, furniture and plastic toys. It’s time to purge. While it’s always […]

DIY Troll-themed Easter baskets

DIY Troll-themed Easter baskets

Are your kids head-over-heels in love with the popular DreamWorks movie, Trolls? Mine are, and since Easter is right around the corner, I thought I would surprise my little ones with these homemade Poppy and Branch baskets. Here’s how I did it: Supplies: Basket Boa Glue gun Scissors Pink paint […]

DIY sticky Halloween bathtub set

DIY sticky Halloween bathtub set

Last week, Kids’ CBC reposted this sticky jack-o-lantern bathtub set idea on Facebook – originally posted by Jen Kossowan from MAMA.PAPA.BUBBA, and we just had to try it out. Layla (3) and Jack (16 months) get bored of the same old bathtub toys, so we thought […]

Dancing feet: a rainy-day activity for restless toddlers

Dancing feet: a rainy-day activity for restless toddlers

It looks like summer is coming to an end in Vancouver. With a ton of rain on the horizon, and a few weeks ahead of my daughter starting preschool, I had to think on my feet (no pun intended) to come up with some fun indoor activities to fill our week. […]

DIY: a simple, inexpensive felt board for toddlers

DIY: a simple, inexpensive felt board for toddlers

In anticipation of my daughter’s first year of preschool this fall, I began looking for an activity I could do with her that would wind down the chaos of summer, and ease her into a classroom state of mind. I was hoping for something that […]

Camping with cloth diapers

Camping with cloth diapers

We all know that overwhelming feeling of getting home after a camping trip with the kids. There’s piles of laundry to unpack and wash, showers to take and groceries to replenish. Oh, and don’t forget, a few irritable kids to get back on a schedule […]