Showing posts with label parenting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label parenting. Show all posts

August 8, 2014

Homemade Play Dough with 2 ingredients

Playing with dough has lots of benefits for children. It is inexpensive and easy to make play dough at home. This inedible dough is made with two ingredients that are easily available at home. This dough is made using hair conditioner, can be used with preschoolers and older children that will not put it in the mouth.

July 22, 2014

Talking About Body Changes and Being There For Our Daughters

Puberty is a time period that is full of emotions for both girls and boys. This is the time when the body changes drastically and coping with it is different for everyone, but being aware about the changes and learning to cope with it is important. Having healthy conversations with our children and keeping resources that we agree with, are important so our children don't feel lost or embarrassed. This is also the time when a child's self-esteem can get hurt, as a parent we need to have the proper resources and be there for them.

July 8, 2014

Win Your Own Set of Sands Alive and Get Creative

Sands Alive is an educational indoor play sand that stimulates creativity. It is made using all natural ingredients that are not toxic, hypoallergenic, water-soluble and gluten free. The unique formula used to make Sands Alive, ensures that it prevents bacterial growth; it never dries out, will not stain, and is not sticky. My children have hours of fun playing with Sands Alive. I have setup the large set accessible to them, so they can play with it any time they want. It is mess free and easy to clean up.

December 21, 2013

Cheering For Team Canada as they go to 2014 Winter Olympics

We are proud to be Canadian, since there is no place like home. There are lots of reasons for our love and pride, which we show by being kind to those around us, travelling to see the different and unique parts of Canada. We support events that appeal to us in our local community as well as all over Canada by participating and being part of. Being long time lovers of the Olympics, we are excited about the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics and looking forward to gather family and friends to cozy up and cheer Team Canada.

December 2, 2013

My Mom Is a Foreigner, But Not to Me A Heartwarming Children's Story

My Mom Is a Foreigner, But Not to Me written by Julianne Moore and illustrated by Meilo So is a heartwarming story that made my children and I laugh, cry and cuddle. This book would be a wonderful gift for children any age, as it reminds us about a mother's special love.

November 17, 2013

Imagining and Discovering With The Imaginext Rescue City Center

I am sure all parents just like me enjoy watching their little ones imitate, imagine and play. It puts a smile on our face when our children are playing and we hear positive interactions such as helping or caring about others. When my children play, I hear them imagining to be superheroes and firefighters to save the day, or caring about other people as doctors, or being a person in the community like a cashier. 

October 25, 2013

Playing With Fisher-Price Little People®

Imagination and discovery has a positive impact on our children's growing minds. I remember when I was growing up, I always played with my cousins and brothers imagining that we were out at sea or selling food in a market or being a teacher in a classroom. I am sure these fond memories helped us grow. Now as a parent, I love watching my children learn through play. It is fun to watch them imagine that they are firefighters and run around the house, be explorers and find bugs in the garden, help me garden and act as though they are farmers and then sell the produce from the garden like there is a market, make cupcakes like they are bakers with their toys and always try to save the day as heroes.

October 9, 2013

Making Magic Carpets For An Aladdin and Jasmine Themed Party

My daughter is a Disney princess fan and my son a Marvel Heroes fan, so we are very excited about the new Kinder partnership with Disney princess and Marvel Heroes toys. Two in three eggs within the specially marked Disney princess or Marvel Heroes Kinder surprise packages will have their favourite character. Browse and vote for your favourite toys on Kinder Facebook.

October 7, 2013

Our Bedtime Routine

It is very important to start a bedtime routine from an early age and to stick with it. Many studies, I have read, show the importance of a goodnight sleep for healthy growth.
My husband and I have implemented a bedtime routine for our children since they were young. Although, putting our daughter to bed when she was little was easy, it was different with our son who pretty much never slept for the first two years of his life. 

September 29, 2013

Fun Activities We Do To Relax At Home

I long to spend quality time with my children at the end of the day, especially after school started in September. We have been quite busy this summer so like me, my children prefer to stay home and read a book or do other fun things indoors these days. To relax and revitalize we do many things like...

September 22, 2013

Learning about Farming at the Indoor CNE Farm

We learned lots of fabulous information when we went to the Farm at CNE just before school started this year. I love these types of hands on experiences, as children remember these more and become aware of their surroundings. Last year, we went to a wonderful event by Farmers Feed Cities at Riverdale Farm and learned lots about farm life, farm animals and got a chance to speak with many Ontario farmers. 

Our Opa Moments With Yopa and $100 Giveaway

Every celebration big or small is celebrated with something sweet in our home. I love to bake and make my sweets whenever possible, however due to the lack of time I like having yummy, healthy desserts and snacks in the fridge. I think every meal to be complete, needs a little sweet snack or dessert and Yopa has made this list in our home. 

August 19, 2013

Saving Online and Making Way For Fun

With summer expenses and the cost of getting ready for a new school year, I am always looking for ways to save. and have merged under the brand to offer the most comprehensive online destination for coupon savings and digital flyers from trusted retailers across the country.

August 8, 2013

These Help Answer The Big Question "What to Send for School Today?"

I like packing a variety of snacks such as fruits and cut vegetables, cheese and crackers for my children to take to school and after school programs. I find it easy to make snacks like short eats, buns, muffins and scones when time permits and leave it in the fridge so my children can have healthy homemade food whenever they want. 

August 2, 2013

Strawberry Banana Milk Bars

With the summer heat we are always looking for ways to cool down, so I made this delicious milk bars or popsicles with strawberry and banana. In June when it was strawberry season in Ontario, it has become our tradition to take the kids and pick our own strawberries in a local farm close to home. I usually remove the top and cut the strawberries into two and freeze it. 

June 25, 2013

Wisdom of Drinking Water to Stay Healthy

Hydration, daily exercise, a good night’s sleep and proper nutrition are all part of the equation when it comes to leading a healthy lifestyle. After all our bodies are mainly made with water, and we all know without water no living thing can exist. 
Staying hydrated is very important to my family and I, so we follow the wisdom and Islamic etiquette of drinking water to stay healthy.

May 29, 2013

Watching The Skies As It Is Almost Time For Us To Fly

My husband is a space enthusiast and love talking about stars, space shuttles, airplanes, and even about aliens (star wars) :) His enthusiasm towards these have obviously rubbed off to our children, so they were excited to watch flights landing and taking off for a long time.

Check out this video we took of the Airbus A380 Super Jumbo landing at Toronto Pearson International Airport. We will be travelling in this big bird soon :)

May 28, 2013

Elephant Inspired Step Stool

This Bumbo step stool is very handy to have in every home with children. We really like the design of this step stool that resembles the foot of an elephant. In our home, my son uses this stool all the time to reach the sink. This stool encourages our children to be independent, as they can use it when they are learning to wash their hands or brush their teeth. 

Celebrating the Unique Pink Kinder® Surprise®

Every child is unique and so are mine :) I love the way my children brighten up my mood when I feel tired. I love the bear hugs and kisses I get from them. I find their jokes funny. I love the way they say "mom your food is the yummiest," makes me feel like the best :) 

I love how only my children can make me feel this way... this makes them unique and I thank God for giving me this blessing. They will always be unique to me. I think you feel the same with your little ones no matter how old they get right :)

In celebration and recognition of the uniqueness of every child, Kinder Canada will be having a contest. Kinder Canada has launched their new Kinder® Surprise® Pink that has over 30 playful toys. My daughter loves getting the surprise accessories inside these pink eggs like the rings and bracelets. Check out their wonderful collection and vote for your favourite Kinder Toy. 


Every Kinder friend who LIKE them on Facebook and share about what makes their children unique on the Kinder Canada Facebook will be entered to win 1 of 3, $250 VISA gift cards. They will be drawing one winner each week for three weeks. So go ahead and share your story from May 29 to June 19.

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April 30, 2013

No space is too small for a garden

I like growing herbs in the summer in small spaces and pots, so it doesn't spread all over the garden. I find growing our own vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers is rewarding. It is rewarding to plant our own herbs and vegetables, as we can get local, organic food from our own garden that will makes us happy.
Last year I put lots of top soil, manure, compost from Pefferlaw that benefited our garden and helped produce a good crop of tomatoes, eggplant, okra, bitter melon, chillies, herbs and more.