Mental Blox 360 3D Building Game REVIEW #LearningResources

Mental Blox 360 3D Building Game Review

The holidays are right around the corner and if you are still in need of gift ideas, check out the Mental Blox 360 3D Building Game from   Product Description New for 2016 Ready to take Mental Blox to the next level? This brain-boosting, make-you-think, point-of-view game challenges players to build 3-D puzzles from different visual perspectives. Forty double-sided cards feature the puzzle on the front and the solution on the back. With three levels of play, this puzzle game is a sure way to sharpen spatial visualization, critical thinking, and problem solving skills. Includes 15 colorful blocks and… » Continue Reading

Lost My Name Personalized Children’s Book Review & Giveaway

Lost My Name Personalized Children's Book Review

I am an avid reader myself and I also love reading books to my two little boys. They are 3 and 5 years old and we read multiple picture books every day. I have recently started reading chapter books to them. Books are a big part of our bed time routine as well as for quiet cuddling time. I am always on the look out for new and unique books for them. We read many books from our local library but there are some I come across that we just HAVE to own. The very cool LOST MY NAME book… » Continue Reading

Most Popular Blog Posts of 2015

Most Popular Posts of 2015

Today is the last day of 2015, this year has just flown by as usual. I always enjoy looking back through my blog statistics to see which posts were the most popular during the year. By using Google Analytics I can see which posts have gotten the most views. The most popular were published in previous years so I have made two lists. The top 10 most viewed in 2015 and the top 10 most viewed that were posted in 2015.       TOP 10 Most Viewed Blog Posts in 2015 (Published in any year)   1.) Breakfast Bars… » Continue Reading

Leash Belt REVIEW & GIVEAWAY – Squishy Face Studio

Leash Belt REVIEW - Squishy Face Studio

I walk or hike with my Golden Retriever almost every day. I do this with my two young sons as well so it is imperative to have my hands free. I am constantly handing out water bottles and snacks as well as holding their hands crossing the street. I have always thought a leash belt was an awesome idea but there are many choices available. I reviewed the Flirt Pole dog toy  from Squishy Face Studio awhile ago and loved it so when I saw that they also offered a leash belt for sale I had to try it out…. » Continue Reading

Jade Yoga Harmony Professional Mat Review & Giveaway

Jade Yoga Harmony Professional Mat Review

I believe that everyone should do yoga. It is a wonderful stress reliever and helps take away those nagging aches and pains we all have. I am a long distance runner and as all runners know the secret to avoiding and treating running related pain is by stretching. Yoga is the prefect way to stretch out tight muscles and find time to relax and connect with your breathing. There are yoga sequences designed for every little thing that ails you physically or emotionally.  You can do yoga anywhere at any time. Indeed, I have even done yoga on a stinky hotel… » Continue Reading

Flirt Pole V2 Dog Toy Review

Flirt Pole V2 Review

  Dogs need exercise. It is the number one way to have a well behaved dog. Sometimes it is difficult to find the time to give our dogs the daily exercise they need. The Flirt Pole by Squishy Face Studio is a great toy that allows you to exercise your dog without having to even leave your yard. I have been testing the Flirt Pole V2 with my 5 month old Golden Retriever puppy, Gunner, for the last couple of months.      Flirt Pole V2 Features The only flirt pole on the market that uses bungee cord to prevent “whiplash”… » Continue Reading

YakTrax Run – Ice Traction Device REVIEW


I have been running for two years but this is the first year I have been running outside in our Canadian winter. Last winter I stuck to the dreaded treadmill in my basement but this winter I committed to continuing to run outside multiple times a week regardless of weather. I knew I could layer enough to stay warm while running but I was very concerned about slipping on ice and falling.  My best friend Jessie, had bought a pair of YakTrax last winter and loved them so I contacted YakTrax Canada. They agreed to a review and sent me… » Continue Reading

The 10 Most Popular Posts of 2014

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I love checking my blog statistics at the end of the year. It is so interesting to see which posts captured the most attention. Here are the 10 top posts of 2014 that received the most traffic.   1.) Busy Beavers – Kids’ Learn English DVD Review   2.) bumGenius Freetime Cloth Diaper Review (My very last cloth diaper review before my youngest potty-trained!)    3.) Carrot Molasses Muffin Recipe     4.) Hiking Mount Washington, NH. The highest peak in the North East.    5.) The 5 Best Websites for FREE Exercise Videos    6.) Soap Painting Sensory Bin for… » Continue Reading

Lunatik Athletiks Compression Socks Review + 50% off coupon

Lunatik Athletiks Rockin Dots

When I started running distance races in the summer of 2013 I started seeing funky coloured long socks on many of the runners. It was very intriguing. I had no idea what they were for. Once I started researching, I discovered the calf covering socks were compression socks that are thought to help in muscle recovery and help with fatigue. When I signed up for my first marathon I really wanted to try them out for myself. Lunatik Athletiks is a company based in Canada that sells compression socks, compression calf sleeves, lifestyle wear,  running skirts and accessories which are… » Continue Reading

Knuckle Lights Review {Running Gear}

Knuckle Lights Review

“Knuckle Lights™ are the first and only lights designed to be worn on your hands.” Knuckle Lights was founded by runner and father Dan Hopkins in 2010 in Oregon.  {Characteristics} Comes as a set of two, one for each hand Worn across your knuckles where your rings sit Brightness: 45 lumens each  Wide flood range that spread light in all directions Three settings: high, low, blinking Water resistant & function in sub-freezing temperatures Adjustable straps 5 colour options Weigh less than 3 ounces each including batteries Take 2 AAA batteries each Guaranteed for 5 years against defects and have a 90-day money back… » Continue Reading