Create With Mom

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Our Summer Ice Cream Bar

This Ice Cream Bar my family and I enjoyed is a sponsored post for #CollectiveBias using ingredients I purchased at Walmart. In my family ice cream is associated with warm sunny days! Although, we enjoy licking our ice cream on a cone we always lean more towards having ice cream with other desserts. Every time I make our favourite pineapple upside down cake, apple pie, fruit salad, or a milk drink with rose syrup known as Falooda, a tub of ice cream disappears in no time at all.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

RAVPower® Dual USB Car Charger and Portable wireless router

We usually take turns charging our phones while driving, and I found this RAVPower® 24W 4.8A Dual USB Car Charger with iSmart Technology very useful. I was initially skeptical about charging 2 phones at once on a dual USB charger because I was afraid it might blow the fuse on the receptacle by drawing too much power to charge 2 phones at one time. I gave it a try because the specs indicate that there is a multiple safety system such as Temperature, Short-Circuit, Output over-current, and output over voltage. 

Hot Wheels FUNdamentals Learning Project

Keeping our children interested in learning over the summer holidays isn't always easy if we push books in their face, so I try to incorporate learning in different ways. It is important as parents we create opportunities for our children to advance their knowledge and skills, so they can retain what they’ve learned over the school year. This year, I am excited to be part of the Hot Wheels FUNdamentals Learning Project.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Yonanas Saves Ripe Bananas for Delicious Soft Serve Ice Cream

Summer is finally here! This means lots of cold desserts in our family. Yonanas has changed the way I look at ripe bananas. This gadget allows us to use frozen fruit in a creative way so we can enjoy the delicious, natural flavour of fruits.

The Vans Disney Collection is Now in Canada

Vans has joined Disney for a magical adventure this summer! This collaboration provides a unique interpretation from Vans of the iconic Disney characters, while they remain true to the Vans design aesthetic with added details. The new one‐of‐a‐kind collection features iconic Disney characters such as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Pluto, Goofy and Winnie the Pooh across a range of Vans apparel and accessories and Classic footwear in adult, kids and toddler sizing.  Sharing a rich heritage rooted in Southern California, both Vans and Disney are dedicated to those who are young at heart and that never stop following their dreams.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Assistive Technology at TDSB

Toronto District School Board is using assistive technology to help students with special needs be able to work to their full potential. Technology is revolutionizing the way today’s students are learning, as they can tackle research more quickly and collaborate on group projects easily. For students with special needs, technology is helping to pave a new road to higher success in school. TDSB is providing resources, training and workshops to help teachers incorporate technology into their classrooms.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Join Barilla Taste of Little Italy from June 19 to 21

Barilla Taste of Little Italy is back for its 17th year from June 19 to 21! The annual festival transforms College Street into an Italian piazza with cuisine, music, artisans and more. This year, Barilla Taste of Little Italy will be joined by Scotiabank CHIN International Picnic. These two festivals demonstrate and celebrate the widespread diversity across Toronto.

Summer Feet in TOMS Shoes

With every pair of TOMS that we purchase, TOMS will donate a new pair of shoes to a child in need. To date, TOMS has given over 35 million pairs of new shoes to children in need in 60 countries around the world. We love TOMS shoes because they are perfect for the summer, as it is lightweight and comfortable to wear all day long. These shoes go well for any occasion. My children love the classic suede insole with rubber cushion that provide comfort, and the durable cupsole allows the shoes to be flexible. These shoes have the TOMS elastic V for easy on and off.  

Win a $50 gift card to Mastermind Toys

Mastermind Toys, Canadian owned and operated largest specialty toy and children’s book retailer, has released its annual summer toys list featuring 25 of the hottest items that will keep kids active and occupied…rain or shine… all summer long!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Going to the Island

Going to Centre Island is always fun for my family and I. It doesn't matter if you go every year or haven't been for years because going to the Island is a wonderful escape from the daily routine, and a fun way to enjoy summer. There are lots to do for the whole family. Our favourite activity is going to Centreville and enjoying the rides. This year we even got to meet pirates
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