Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Today's Wobbles of Wisdom on Kids

Hide half the toys and rotate them every few weeks/month
The kids will have a lot of fun playing with the "new" toys

#WIN Reusable Snack/Sandwich Bag Set [9/07]

#WIN French for Kids CD [9/10]

#WIN tickets to The Baby Show Toronto [9/15]

#WIN Avalon Organics skin care products [9/06]

#WIN Descendants 2 DVD [8/25]

#WIN RePlay Recycled Set [8/31]

#WIN Nature Valley Gift Pack [9/05]

#WIN Breville The Smoking Gun $130 [9/08]

#WIN DK “Ready to Read” book [9/05]

#WIN book “BlackOut” [9/02]

#WIN a Playmonster Ultra Dash game [9/02]

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

#WIN a Happy Helpers Toy Pet Carrier [8/18]

#WIN Libman Cleaning Prize Pack [8/21]

#WIN 5 Free Janes Food Products [8/28]

#WIN Project Mc² prize pack [8/13]


#WIN a LOL dolls prize pack [8/13]

#WIN a GEL-A-PEEL prize pack [8/13]

#WIN Gaiam Restore Massage Bundle [8/11]

#WIN a Toddlers Book Bundle [8/19]

#WIN Big Little Lies on Blu-ray and DVD [8/14]

Biotherm Blue Therapy Eye #Review

I picked up the Biotherm Blue Therapy Eye Cream ($60 CAN) during the L'oreal Warehouse Sale back in Spring.  I have been using as part of my nightly routine.  Read on...

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

#WIN a Canada Home T-shirt [8/25]

#WIN MAM Baby $40 Prize Pack [8/22]

#WIN Skechers Women’s Sandals [8/19]

#WIN a Fujifilm X-A3 Camera [8/24]

#WIN a Nature Valley outdoors prize pack [8/16] – Multiple Giveaways

Today's Wobbles of Wisdom on Gardening

Use eggshells to get rid of slugs
Crush eggshells and spread it around your plants to stop slugs from crawling up the plant and eating the leaves.  Slugs don't crawl onto eggshells since they can get cut up.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

#WIN a Pull-Ups Potty Training Prize Pack [8/15]

#WIN a Norwex Household Packag [8/12]

#WIN a Dumpling Cats Crochet book [8/22]

#WIN $150 Nordstrom Gift Card [8/18]

#WIN DK Pets ultimate sticker book [8/18]

#WIN Nora Robert’s latest book [8/19]

#WIN a Libman cleaning prize pack worth $95 [8/22]

Today's Wobbles of Wisdom on Kids

Make your kids do chores and look away
Kids doing chores is every parent's holy grail. However, as a parent, you might also realize that kids doing chores actually means doubling your work, since their "finished" chores probably made things worse. For example, cleaning the table after meals. They might be spreading the mess everywhere while "cleaning", and if you watch them, you will end up doing 1 of 2 things: Take over, or criticize them on doing a poor job. Neither of which will help your kids learn to do the chores properly.

So what I find works best is this:
  1.  Give them a chore
  2. Walk away until they are done
  3. Check on their work
  4. Praise them for the fact that they've completed the chore
  5. Give them helpful tips on how to do it better next time
Notice that I bolded NEXT TIME?  Well the trick is to make them repeat the chores.  That way they will learn that it's part of a routine and hopefully (fingers crossed) that they will do the chore without you asking them!

You will find that suddenly there's a little less housework to do, even though your dining table might not be the spotless, or dishes might not be stacked perfectly in the dishwasher, but hey, I will take it!

#WIN a $1000 Giant Tiger gift card [9/05]