Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Theatre and the arts in Stratford, Ontario

costume warehouse
We love being creative every opportunity we get. Sometimes, we find the need for a little inspiration to spark our creative energy, and we got this when we went to see the play The Music Man, and took a tour of the Costume Warehouse during our time in Stratford and Perth County

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Exploring the heritage of Stratford and Perth County

castle kilbride
We spent a few days towards the end of our summer vacation exploring the heritage, trails, theatre, and outdoor activities in Stratford and Perth County. While enjoying the activities in this area, we stayed at Forest Motel and Woodland Retreat located in Stratford. It is a family friendly woodland retreat close to all the amenities, a few minutes from the Stratford Festival Theatre. 

Get Back-To-School Ready With Canadian Turkey

With the end of summer here, we're all getting ready to adjust to new habits and back-to-school routines. Making the transition from relaxed days, later bedtimes, sleeping in and weekend fun to schedules, routines and healthy habits can be tricky for busy families. With so much on the go, it's no wonder that one of the biggest challenges for parents is getting good quality meals on the table. Come September, tips and tricks that help you get organized are essential, so you can deal with getting kids ready for busy weekdays packed with school, activities, sports, and homework.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Staying at the Long Point Eco Adventures Wilderness Suite

Long Point Eco Adventures Wilderness Suite
Long Point Eco Adventures located a couple of hours from Toronto is a 37 acre site opened in 2003 by owners Mike McArthur and Dave Pond. It is a fabulous place for the whole family to enjoy a variety of unique eco-adventures. We loved the experiences of zip-lining, doing the apiary tour, stargazing, axe throwing, and hiking during our stay, read the details of each of these adventures and how suitable they are for families on this post.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Thrilling time with the family at Long Point Eco Adventures in Norfolk County

Long Point Eco Adventures
We had a memorable time testing our physical and mental boundaries as we did adventurous activities in Norfolk county located in Ontario's South Coast. Our stay at Long Point Eco Adventures was full of energy and excitement as we anticipated and participated in activities we haven't done before.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Getting creative and ready for school with Hilroy and Derwent products

hilroy derwent products back to school
We love putting pen to paper in our home! We draw, doodle, colour, paint, and practice creative writing every chance we get. It is well known that writing and drawing has lots of cognitive, physical, and emotional benefits for children and adults, apart from being fun.

Shopping for sports gear at Sport Chek

sport chek
We love exploring new sports. Our children have been part of a variety of sports teams at school, after school, and during summer sports camp. With each of the different sports we want to play, there is different gear and equipment that goes with it. Sport Chek has been the most convenient place for us to shop for all our sports equipment.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Keeping out the bugs with Thermacell

Thermacell bug repellent
We recently tested the new Thermacell range of non-spray bug repellents, which are now available in Canada. Thermacell products have come in handy for us this summer as we were able to repel pesky mosquitos within a 15x15 foot zone. We like this repellent because there is no messy lotions, odours, noise, DEET, or open flames involved and the products use the same ingredients that make chrysanthemum flowers deter insects. All Thermacell products have been approved by the EPA for safety and effectiveness. 

Friday, August 10, 2018

Bird Kingdom in Niagara Falls

bird kingdom niagara falls
Bird Kingdom is the largest free flying aviary in North America where guests can mingle with a variety of birds. Over the years, we have visited Bird Kingdom a couple of times with our children, and have enjoyed this indoor attraction in Niagara Falls, Ontario.  

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Summer Travel and Outdoor Games

6 in 1 game
We love taking games with us when we travel. This keeps everyone in our family engaged while travelling. Games always come in handy on rainy days, or when we look for something relaxing to do. This summer, we took a look at a few outdoor and travel games from Goliath Games and Pressman toys.