How to throw an Insect or Bug themed party.

Cake for an insect/bug themed party

When your child says he wants an insect themed party for his small get together at the local Birding Center, you can either accept the challenge with excitement or fret about what you're going to do. I chose to go with the challenge as I don't see eye to eye with anxiety! If you're unsure where to start, just do what I did and I promise you will have a successful, bug inspired party. How to throw an Insect or Bug themed … [Read more...]

My parenting hack that works… (#TommeeTippee)

Tommee Tippee (1)

I love being a Stay at Home Mom for more reasons than one. One huge plus has been the ability to exclusively breastfeed my children for the first 6 months of their lives. (My older two weaned away shortly after their 1st birthdays. I'm praying my youngest will follow her older siblings' nursing steps!) Both Dottie and Little Man never took to a bottle and so far their little sister has not shown any interest in one either. I really don't … [Read more...]

Practical Gift Ideas for Dad (+ A $400 #FathersDay Gift Pack Giveaway)

Practical Gifts for Dad-Mommy Snippets

My husband is not the sort of person who expects gifts for any occasion. He really is a no frills kind of person... honestly the easiest person to shop for! As long as he receives something practical, he's happy. So with Father's Day right around the corner, if you're married Mr Practical too, I have some gift ideas that will be accepted happily! Practical Gift Ideas for Dad   1. Seagate's Backup Plus Slim (MSRP: … [Read more...]

Food ideas for an Insect or Bug themed party

Food ideas for an Insect or Bug themed party- Mommy Snippets

  When Little Man announced he wanted an Insect themed party at his small birthday get-together with a few close friends, I was secretly excited. I knew we could have some fun with the theme especially when it came to the food. Since we chose to do this at our local Birding Center, the theme couldn't have been more perfect as the staff promised they would solely focus on insect themed activities, to tie everything perfectly … [Read more...]

5 ways to keep your kids healthy this summer. (#HealthyCampers)

5 ways to keep your kids healthy this summer.-Mommy Snippets

With a good long summer break ahead of the kids, I'm sure there's lots planned from trips to the beach, nature treks, museum outings, summer camps, swimming dates and theme park stops. The kids will be around a bunch of other kids and the last thing you would want is your child coming home with something viral. While you can't avoid the cold bug and icky germs, you can do your best to prevent the same by equipping your child with 5 … [Read more...]

How to throw a Disney Cars themed party at school. (3 musts!)

How to throw a Disney Cars themed party at school- Mommy Snippets

When my son turned 4 he asked if he could have a Disney Cars themed party at his preschool. I knew we had a teeny bit of a challenge considering we couldn't go all out with themed food et al as it was to be hosted within a specified period of time and it had to be class contained. I chose the easy route and ordered all the Disney Cars party supplies online. (The only things that didn't come from the site were the pizza, the juice and the … [Read more...]

Let Light Lead The Way (What to include in your lighting plan)


When you move into a new home, lighting should be a priority. And it’s not just a question of buying some table lamps and plugging them in. Otherwise you can end up with rooms that are too dark to read in, others that were so bright visitors needed sun visors, and a kitchen where you can’t find anything after the sun went down!  Planning the lighting is crucial to making it feel warm, welcoming and above all, light! One thing you could do … [Read more...]