Wednesday, May 27, 2015

#Winnipeg Kidsfest Ticket Giveaway! 2x Family Passes Up For Grabs!

The beginning of Summer means another Kidsfest here in Winnipeg, which means my kids are asking and asking and asking (and so on...) about how much longer until we can go to their favourite local event! The 33rd Annual Kidsfest will be happening at The Forks from June 4th - 7th this year, and the organizers are boasting an incredible lineup of amazing performers and fun activities.

Joining this years festivities are Fred Penner, Splash'n Boots, Summer Bear Dance Troupe, Kif-Kif Sisters and so many more!  

You don't want to miss out. 

Get your tickets and ticket info to The 33rd Annual Kidsfest HERE 

And Enter below for a chance to win passes!  I have 2x Family Passes up for grabs, which means 2 lucky Born 2 Be Mom readers will be able to take their kiddos to this entirely fun-filled event.  

Contest open until Monday, June 1st.  Tickets will be arranged for local pick-up.  

To Enter:  Comment below with what you're most looking forward to doing at Winnipeg's 33rd Annual Kidsfest this year!  

Good Luck!


Stars On Ice Review and a Jergens Canada Gift Basket #Giveaway #JergensOnIce

There's nothing I love more than having the opportunity to take my little girlie out for some Mommy/Daughter bonding time. This kid is growing up far too quickly.  In the blink of an eye, she's gone from being my sweet baby girl, to suddenly 6-going-on-16.  We're into Katy Perry, Fashion and YTV.  How does that even happen?!

Recently, I was able to share an experience I always loved as a child with the Little Miss.  I took her, and a few of my closest family members, to see Stars On Ice at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg - All thanks to Jergens.  And what a super cool show it was!  She LOVED it, and so did I.  The music was absolutely perfect, the skaters were unbelievable and the Mommy/Daughter time was priceless!

To share in the excitement, Jergens Canada is offering an amazing gift basket packed with the incredible goodies pictured above, and MORE!  You know you want it.  ;)  

Enter below and don't forget to follow @JergensCanada on Twitter for updates on their latest products!  Their summer collection is fabulous.

To Enter: Comment below with your favourite Jergens product.  Earn bonus entries by doing the following: 

1. Follow @JergensCanada on Twitter and comment that you did so!
2. Tweet out this giveaway using the Hashtag #JergensOnIce and leave a link showing your Tweet

Contest open to Residents of Canada, ends at 12pm on June 03/2015

Good Luck!

Disclosure:  I was provided tickets to Stars on Ice and a Jergens gift basket by Kao Canada.  All opinions in this post are my own. 


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Weetabix #MyBixMix Challenge - Breakfast Goodness!

Let's chat about how much I used to not love breakfast.  I've been a coffee addict since I was in my teens  I've also been anti-breakfast since around then, and I KNOW how terrible that is!  For years all I would need in the morning was a cup of coffee (*cough* or 3...) to kickstart my day, and then I'd have a late morning snack around 10am.  In high school it was often the cafeteria lady's infamous cheese buns.  If I could go back in time just to grab one of those when they're fresh out of the oven (and then promptly leave, because high school, duh...)  I so would.  Yum-o! 

Anyway!  After having my kids and beginning to focus more on myself and the health of my body, I've been able to curb that bad habit.  It is so important to fill up on a healthy breakfast in the mornings.  It helps to avoid nasty cravings, and gets your metabolism going.  It also gives you the energy required to chase after a room full of toddlers - which is what I do for a living.  These kids keep me on the go!

So when I was offered the opportunity to sign up for the Weetabix #MyBixMix Challenge, I was immediately in.  The premise was to try out Weetabix for 2 weeks, keep those energy levels up and change up the cereal in as many ways as possible!

Here's a pic of my favourite bowl: 

Check out that pile of perfect looking raspberries!  Simple and so tasty.  I love fresh berries so I found a lot of ways to incorporate those.  The milk on top was fresh and good, but I really enjoyed breaking up the Weetabix and crumbling on top of greek yogurt, or even using half of one in a smoothie just to add a little more sustenance as well!   

I found the Weetabix kept me full through to lunch, and I wasn't reaching for my bad go-to snacks, or any slices of cold pizza at 10am like I've been known to do once or twice.  

Try it out the #MyBixMix challenge for yourself!  And let me know in the comments how you like it.