Thursday, 21 February 2013

Family Day

Here in Ontario, families can celebrate Family Day. (Federal workers still have to work though).  If you do have time off it  why not participate in a family activity?  What you choose to do is up to you  and depends on your family interests and fitness levels. Also, it depends on the climate in your area.

Outdoor Activities  

You could go sledding, make a snowman, build a fort, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing
Go to a ski hill or just hang out in the backyard.
Throw snowballs. A very overlooked activity!
Make maple candy in the snow. Drink hot cocoa. 

Indoor Activities

Check out your recreation centre or athletics centre. You never know what you might find- a free swim, scheduled events etc
Museums - Some places have scheduled events again\. Howver they are a great place to take children for fun and educational purposes.  The same can be said of Art Galleries. What does your child like? Natural history? Art?  Look around your community and you might be surprised at what you can find to support those interests. If your child is a budding artist, you might find something unique through an art shop. 
Visit a library.  With more and more libraries closing down, its a good idea to support yours while you can. 

At Home

Different things work for various and a movie madness might can be great! This past family day, my fiance, my son and I cudddled in bed and watched movies. my son doesn't always watch tv but it is really cute to watch him do. He also likes to bring over books for us to look at. A great way to spend time is to cook a meal together. For my son, this means feeding mommy little bites of food. Indulge your inner creativity and do a craft. Or along those lines, learn something new. Try a new language, a new food, a new book.

What did we do? I got to spend the whole day with my fiance and son. It was great to have family time. We watched family oriented movies. We looked at books. We had tickle fights. In other words, we felt love. We experiences that feeling that ties people together. Everyone should have a family day!

what holidays do you have? What do you like to do as a family?

Monday, 18 February 2013

Kindle PaperWhite Giveaway

Hey all! Just wanted to share an awesome giveaway- for a kindle paperwhite. The perfect gift for readers and people concerned with their environmental choices. The kindle can hold the equivalent of a small library- its awesome!

This isn't my giveaway- It is the Adventures of J-Man and Millerbug but I am sharing it because I love the blog. Here is the link-http://jmanandmillerbug.com/2013/02/rediscover-your-love-of-reading-with-a-kindle-paperwhite-giveaway.html#comment-97385

Share your love on the blog and enter to win! You won't be disappointed.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Valentine's Day

Few holidays create as much as tension as Valentines Day. many see it as the quintessential Hallmark holiday. My motto is if you don't like something then change it. Valentine's Day doesn't have to be about lovers. It can be about taking care of yourself, your children, the poor etc. Find your niche and be creative!

Buy Organic

Burts Bees has a great variety of items that are good for you and the environment. Check out their story here- https://www.burtsbees.ca/c/company/about-us.html.
The tinted lip balm duo is a perfect present!

They also have a kit for babies-

https://www.burtsbees.ca/natural-products/gifts-and-kits/baby-bee-getting-started-kit.html. They also have great men's items. There is a variety of choice. So whether your concern is face, skin, baby, men, lips or gifts, you should be able to find something that suits your budget and your green living style.
Another option is organic or gluten free such as Enjoy Life or Camino.  It is great not to support child slavery as many famous chocolates brands do employ child labour. Yay for gluten free options and options that preserve the environment.

Buy Local 

Support local businesses! Don't where to to start? Try checking out facebooks pages- like Mom's groups and you may find someone who makes clothing, jewellry and other gifts for someone in your life.
Go to local natural stores.  Visit a local bakery or restaurant. Try out a farmer's market. The options are endless. 

Buy Nothing

Create new and exciting traditions like having breakfast for dinner- make gf blueberry pancakes and bacon.
-have a picnic
-go for a walk
- go to the zoo/museum
crafts and art
bake something sweet
movie night
family cuddles

Make Valentine's Day something for you to remember! Also, whether you have kids or not, it isn't too late to do something as a family, pets or family. Also, don't forgot to be kind to yourself.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Wordless Wednesday- William

My son running to great grandma

I love this picture of my son running towards his great grandma~