Friday, September 19, 2014

Find The Perfect School Snack With Kelloggs Canada #KelloggCAInnovations

With school back session, I'm always on the lookout for the perfect snack to send along with the Little Miss for recess.  She's a picky pumpkin alright, but the one thing she does love is cereal.  So I was excited when our newest box from Kelloggs showed up on the doorstep containing a bunch of goodies perfect to send in her backpack! 

In addition to the Miss, I have a home daycare full of kids (including my son) who LOVE snacking.  There was no shortage of treats for these kids as well.

Here are some of our faves.

The new Rice Krispies Multi-Grain Shapes are seriously awesome!  Little Miss likes to fill up her Snack Taxi and throw it in her school bag to pull out during recess.  These are bite sized, not at all messy and they're great for little hands too.  The Handsome Mister will often take a small bowl full of these along for his wagon ride, to take his big sister to school in the mornings.  It makes a great breakfast on the go!  And I find because they almost melt in your mouth, they're great for older babies, too.

The other cereal my kids absolutely love, and it's totally cool by me, is the simple but delicious Original Special K Cereal.  Its crispy, yet light and airy texture and mild taste is great for kids who can be picky.  You can add it to baking, snack on it dry, or if you want to jazz it up a bit on a Saturday morning you can add Chocolate milk to it too.  (Not a bad little "sometimes" treat!  Just sayin'!)  The new cereal flakes are now "bigger and better" -- which my kids can attest to!

Oh, and one more thing.  I need to throw out a big ol' YUM-O for the Chocolate Krave cereal!!! My husband and I didn't share this one with the kids at all.  We happily chowed down ourselves after the shorties were in bed.  In case anyone happens to be wondering, it makes a really good dessert!  Call me crazy but next time I think I'll toss a handful on top of some vanilla ice cream and just live for the moment.  Mmmmmm. 

Do your kids have a favourite Kellogg's cereal to snack on?  Tell me about it in the comments!


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Stylin' At School With Staples Canada #Review

The school year is off to a great start and my kids couldn't be more thrilled!  I feel incredibly lucky to have two kids who happen to really love learning new things, and just love school in general. 

This year, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Staples Canada to get both of my kids set up for the year ahead in absolute style.  We were able to choose new backpacks and lunch bags for the kids, to make sure they both have everything they need.

Staples has such an amazing selection of school supplies!  They've become my go-to place at the beginning of the year, because I know that I'll find everything I need in one stop - no running all over the city for extra items, and on top of that they always have incredible sales too. 

My kids and I chose their items online and had a lot of fun doing it.

The handsome mister is off to preschool and looking good with his new Lug brand backpack and lunch tote!  

And the little miss is off to Grade 1 (I'm not sure how that happened so fast?!) with this WAY cute pink Foxy Jeans brand backpack, and a Ketto brand lunch bag.  The lunch bag was packed full of pizza , fruit and yogurt and sent off to school this morning, so is not making a photo appearance at this time!

Both kids love their great new bags!  Grade 1 is an important milestone around here as it's the first time my sweet girl has to stay at school for a full day, and stay for lunch.  She was nervous about it at first, but now it's become something she looks forward to.  Yesterday she told me she signed up for a "drumming course" at lunch time - how cool is that?  The fun, easy access lunch and school bags mean she can get her items in and out, eat quickly and move on to fun activities with her friends.  Plus, she told me she's been given lots of compliments on them from her friends - which is kind of a big deal when you're 6.  ;)

I appreciate the great quality items and the excellent prices Staples has to offer when it comes to school supplies, now and throughout the school year.  As mentioned, it has and always will be our go-to stop for Back to School shopping!

Check out for these items, and any other back to school necessities.  

And enjoy the year!


Shick Intuition Advanced Moisture Razor - Reader #Reviews

Recently, I was able to provide a selection of readers with the opportunity to try out the Shick Intuition Advanced Moisture Razor and submit their reviews for a chance to WIN at Born 2 Be Mom. Here are their reviews!


"I consider myself pretty lazy, probably because I have 2 little ones and barely have any time for myself, so this razor is perfect for lazy girls like myself. I really like that when I need to shave, I don't have to lather any cream. I can just wet my legs, shave and I'm ready to go. At first I wasn't sure if the big moisturizing bar would get in the way of a close shave, but it didn't. In fact, this razor gave me a very close shave without nicking myself!  I also really like how my sensitive skin isn't irritated during the shave and kept my skin pretty moisturized. My biggest plus isn't even the razor, but rather the holder that comes with it. I have a pretty small bathroom and anything that I can stick on the wall high up and away from the kids makes it even better!"  -- Jeannie L. 

"I love this razor! I love the convienece of not having to use any shaving cream/gel when shaving my legs, as the conditioning bar on the razor does a great job! I used it in the shower,and with water it became very sudsy and let me shave smoothly with no knicks or cuts. I have shaved about 3 times so far and the conditioning bar is still hardly worn down, so I`m thinking it will last a while. I would prefer the razor to be a little smaller as I find it a little bulky for my hands, but overall I love it and will probably purchase it when I need a new razor.  It is also great for overnight trips, or short vacations,as you do not need to bring any shaving cream with you,just the razor. I also love the suction cup holder, so I can attach it to my shower wall and out of the way."  -- Karla S. 

"I love that the Schick razor is surrounded by the built in shaving cream, which is convenient and saves me time to use a separate shaving cream. Usually when I use other razors, I need to apply lotion afterwards due to dryness but after using this Schick razor with shea butter, it moisturizes my legs really nicely and save me the step of applying lotion. Furthermore, the packaging of this razor is much better than their previous all plastic packaging as it is more environmentally friendly. I would definitely recommend this razor as it saves me time and makes shaving much more enjoyable." -- Cassey C.

 "The built in shaving soap is really handy and the suction cup attaches this bigger than average razor nicely to the tile in the corner of my tub.  The larger size also gives me a good grip. Initially I thought I might use it only for travel but for now it has replaced my regular smaller sized shaver.  Thanks for the razor and refills!" -- Birgit G.

"The razor itself is packaged in a nice box. I think the inner packaging of the razor itself was a little too excessive.  The concept of the soap around the blades was unique and did provide some moisture lather. The problem with the razor I found was when I went to clean the hairs out of the blades by tapping it against the side of the sink, the blade head fell off. Of course since it was wet and lathered it was rather slimy to reinsert the blade head back on. Again I rinsed it under water and went to tap it against the side of the sink to get the hairs to fall off and again the blade head clunked off. This was rather disadvantageous with a lot of hair to shave to keep repeating this process. "-- Roger S. 
"The Schick Intuition Advanced Moisture razor is everything I've ever wanted in a razor. The four blades and the moisturizing solid work together to make shaving so quick and comfortable! There is no need to use slippery shave gel or go over your legs again and again. My skin was left feeling soft and smooth with no irritation in record time. The scent was really pleasant and I love the thick, easy-to-grip handle. This razor is now a permanent fixture in my shower!"  -- Jonnie H. 
"Despite its larger size, this razor felt comfortable in my hands and I appreciated the rubber grips on the handle to give me greater control of the razor.  The shea butter shave bar smelt wonderful, a fresh and clean scent.  While shaving with this razor I just wet it in the shower and proceeded to shave. The shave bar lathered up and eliminated the need for a shave gel.  I was leary about getting a close shave as I felt the shave bars would prevent a close shave.  However I was quite surprised that I got a close, comfortable shave.  My legs felt soft, moisturized and were hair-free.  I was quite impressed with this razor and would definitely recommend it to others to try."  -- Amy M 

"I think the idea of a conditioning bar and razor in one is a great innovation by Schick! It really saves time especially on those busy mornings. However I think the actual product is a little lacking, too bulky and my hair gets stuck in the razor itself. I do like the packaging of the product, and the fact that it comes with a replacable blade/conditioning bar. The conditioning bar works great at lathering and makes my legs really smooth." -- Maelin C. 

Thanks to all of you for all of the fantastic reviews!  Good luck!