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Are you ready to #StreamInto2015

Posted on Oct 30, 2014 | 0 comments

I know we’d all like to forget, but Christmas is less than 2 months away!

My favorite holiday pass-time?  Watching all the classics.  From Home Alone to National Lampoon, and all the cheezy love-sappy movies in between.

This year I’ve decided its time for our family to crown OUR all-time favorite holiday movie.  I’ve teamed up with Staples Canada to #StreamInto2015 and 1 month from now we’ll unveil our family’s favorite.

Follow along our journey, there will be prizes for you to win!!!!

 

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October is ADHD Awareness Month

Posted on Oct 22, 2014 | 0 comments

ADHD.

We all worry about it, even when we don’t want to admit we do.  Is my child simply overreacting because he’s a child?  Or is there more to the story.

I spoke with ADHD expert Dr. Adelaide Robb about this very issue.  Click to listen to the interview!

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Frozen

Posted on Oct 19, 2014 | 0 comments

Chloe, the youngest, will be 2 years old next month.  Like most girls she’s currently a little obsessed with ‘Let it Go’ and everything Frozen.

The Elsa doll we bought my niece that sings? Yup – we’re planning on getting it for her birthday.  She danced with the box for 1/2 hour at the party!

So last night after taking the girls shopping for clothes we peek into Toys’R Us because I have a death wish I’m crazy I promised them each (1) ONE surprise if they behaved – which they did, mostly.

I turn to the stroller, 1 stuffie in each hand.  “Do you want….. This one?  Or This one?” I inquire, presenting two equally yummy options.

“EEEESSSSSSAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” She screeched.  What the f…. was that?

“ESSA!  ESSSSSSAAAAAA!  ESSA-ESSA-ESSA-ESSAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA”

It takes me a minute but I come to the realization that she’s screaming ‘Elsa’.  As in Frozen.  As in I’m standing right in front of the damn doll I’m supposed to buy for her next month.

Fuck.  Full disclosure: it is my kids’ mania I object to, not the Frozen movie.

So I caved.  I bought it, along with a crown for Annabelle.  And she hugged it, and squeezed it, and loved it so much!  The whole mall likely heard the song the damn thing plays.

It’s time to head back home but what the heck – the kids are being good so I decide a quick trip to the Showcase store can’t do any harm. You know – that ‘as seen on TV’ store?

Ha!

Don’t go in there – at least, not until the holidays are over.  It’s a freaking Frozen mecca.  Coin banks, tin purses, stuffed Olaf’s, fake snowballs that feel like real snow balls, cutlery, tattoos and every other Elsa & Anna crap you can think of prevails.

Double Fuck.  All caps.

We left the store with 3 tin purses – one for each daughter.

There are no more words, so I show you pictures.

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