I'm excited to be co-hosting this amazing party with Magelica's Voyage this month. It isn't often that I fully chose to support the ideas of others over my own, but this philosophy has truly impacted my life since i've been introduced and I would love to share it with you.

The philosophy that an individual can CHOOSE happiness instead of make it.

Think for a second...makes sense right?

The idea that a person can wake up in the morning and take a second to close their eyes and smile, and intern will provide a day of more happiness then the one that would have started with anger or pain. 

Fairy tales, like Magelica’s Voyage are a fun, fearless, and fantastical way to discover and share the magic of life. As Albert Einstein said, “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales”. Reading fairy tales encourages creative, independent thinkers. They also help us explore and discover new possibilities and new ways to look at life. You are never too young or too old to read fairy tales!

What better way to encourage the choice of happiness onto our children, then to display it ourselves? Are you ready to chat, evolve and spend some time with like-minded parents like yourself?


Follow: @magelicasvoyage, @chancesmommy and co-hosts @Gingermommy and @LilSugarMag for a POSITIVE, uplifting Twitter party.
Date: August 19, 2014
Time: 8pm-9pm ET
Hashtag: #ShareTheMagic

PRIZES: 5 gift sets, which include a signed copy of the book, a “magical” feather necklace on a leather cord, a bookmark and all found in a see-though plastic pouch, (great for carrying your book).

To be honest, the thought of a triathlon geared towards children was a little shocking to me at first. I don't think I would have the strength to participate in one, and I couldn't imagine my kids completing one either. Then, I was approached to participate in this awesome incentive called the Tri-Fun Kids race and I was floored to see how awesome and well-organized this event was planned. Tri-Fun Kids is non-competitive, with motivational support and overall a great day for the whole family to enjoy.

For a family such as ours, this is a perfect way to spend a Saturday or Sunday outdoors, while enjoying each-others company and having FUN! 

Remember that short word..


Bring it back with this fantastic event!

The objective of the Tri-FUN event series is to provide a supportive, family environment that celebrates individual achievement through the great sport of triathlon and it is a motivating way for kids to get fit, have fun and gain confidence. Participation in sports also provides physical, mental and emotional benefits that can support children through improved cognitive function for better learning, improved physical literacy, and the ability to lead healthy lives with a sense of social well-being. Come join the FUN! 
See you at the race!

Tri-Fun offers:

-A Race day that’s full of fun, inspiration and smiles for kids ages 3-13
-Fun goodies for athletes: t-shirts, medals, freebies, snacks and more!
-A Fun Zone to play in after the race
-Excitement that lasts well beyond the finish line!

Get in on the action ahead of time with great prizes!! Target Tri-FUN Kids is having a Twitter Party!!

Join Target Canada and TriFunKids as we celebrate the launch of the TriFunKids Race season in the June 4 , 2014 for a Twitter Party!

Help us build awareness and excitement for the Tri-Fun event series! With 5 races taking place across the GTA (Vaughn, Guelph, Oakvile, Mississauga, and Milton), the objective of the Tri-FUN event series is to provide a supportive, family environment that celebrates individual achievement through the great sport of triathlon. It’s a motivating way for kids to get fit, have fun and gain confidence. Ask all of your questions, find out how to register your child (https://www.secure-online-transaction.com/trifunkids/) and learn tips and tricks from four time Olympian Simon Whitfield. Tell your friends and get your questions ready for the #TargetTriFun Twitter Party. Make sure you follow us on twitter @Trifunkids and @TargetCanada for daily updates. See you there!!

Date: Wednesday June 4, 2014 
Time: 8:30pm - 9:00pm EST 
Hashtag: #TargetTriFUN 
Hosts: @TargetCanada @Trifunkids 
Guest Host: 4-Time Olympian @simonwhitfield 
RSVP below

PRIZES TO BE WON: Three (3) CAD$50 Target Canada Gift Cards Three (3) C9 Prizes (Value $35 each) Two (2) Lego Prizes CAD (Value $50 each) Two (2) Tri Fun Entries (Value $100 each)

MORE WAYS TO WIN! Enter below for you chance to WIN a Prize Pack valued at over $250!! (CAN Only)

Disclosure: I am participating in the promotion of this event through shesconnected.com and I have been compensated for this post. All of my opinions on this blog are my own.
Come Out and Play with the Fun of "Despicable Me 2"! Home Depot Stores are holding an AWESOME event for children and parents alike! In honor of the new movie 'Despicable Me 2' they are having a very special crafting event in stores across Canada!!  
Join other local children in a craft-creation class on July 6th!!

Workshop Duration: 2 Hours

Wait until you see the surprise craft that The Home Depot & "Despicable Me 2" have in store for you!

  • A great free activity for children ages 4-12
  • Kids will build a surprise craft and receive a FREE certificate of achievement
  • Check out "Despicable Me 2", only in theaters, starting July 3, 2013, from Universal Studios

To register for this workshop visit: www.homedepot.ca
The Ninth Annual Rock for Dimes Toronto - May 3, 2013!
Toronto’s Big Battle of the Corporate Bands

Rock on for a great cause!! 

For the ninth straight year, Toronto's best amateur bands will take to the stage at the Pennzoil presents Rock for Dimes Toronto, a corporate battle of the bands held to benefit March of Dimes Canada's programs and services for children and adults with disabilities. 

Bands will compete in front of an all-star panel of judges, including Tyler Stewart of Barenaked Ladies, Jeremy Taggart of Our Lady Peace, Andy Curran of Coney Hatch/SRO Anthem and Daryn Barry, co-owner of the Orange Record Label. 

Also, Maie Pauts from Boom will be the host and Justin Hines(www.justinhines.com) will be the opening act. Pennzoil is the presenting sponsor, Boom 97.3 is the exclusive radio sponsor, and Long & McQuade the backline sponsor. Additional sponsors include Hard Rock Cafe, AMG Medical, and Dentons Canada LLP. 

Join the fun for a great cause!

For more information:
On Twitter @modcanada https://twitter.com/modcanada
On Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/MarchofDimesCanada
Want to WIN a set of Tickets to this event? Check out my Contest page for details! 
I am SO excited to attend Disney on Ice: Worlds of Fantasy this Saturday with my family!! My boys have been long-time Disney fans, and around the holiday season this is just icing on the cake!! I have been keeping it a secret, and can't wait to tell them!! Not to mention, I am bursting at the scenes to experience the 'magic' of Disney myself. I have never been to Disney world, and I would imagine this would come pretty close (well close enough) to witnessing first hand, what Disney has to offer.

Here is the event description: Thrill to high speed stunts as Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney/Pixar's Cars race across the ice. Dive into the Little Mermaid's enchanting undersea kingdom and enter the mystical world of Pixie Hollow with Tinker Bell and the Disney Fairies as they reveal the magic that lies within. The toys are back in town with heroic action when Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and the Toy Story gang escape from the rambunctious tots of Sunnyside Daycare and race for home, in their most daring adventure ever. Come experience a magical Disney fantasy on ice at Rogers Centre! Rev up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite Disney Stories as Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy.

Doesn't it sound exciting? I can't wait!! If you are looking to attend one of the many performances in Toronto, here are the dates: 

Dec 21, Friday at 7 pm
Dec 22, Saturday at 12 noon and 4 pm
Dec 23, Sunday at 12 noon and 4 pm
Dec 24, Monday at 4 pm
Dec 25, Tuesday at 4 pm
Dec 26, Wednesday at 12 noon and 4 pm
Dec 27, Thursday at 12 noon and 4 pm
Dec 28, Friday at 12 noon and 4 pm
Dec 29, Saturday at 12 noon and 4 pm
Dec 30, Sunday at 12 noon and 4 pm

PLUS!!! A Great Promo Code For The Whole Family To Enjoy!!

Use the promo code MUM4 (on the box for "promotions" not on the family pack box) to get 4 tickets for $44 to watch weekday preformances (Mon-Thu and Fri matinee) performance and $4 off per ticket for weekend (Friday evening, Sat-Sun) performance.
This excludes front row, rinkside and VIP tickets.  No double discounts.  Additional fees may apply from Ticketmaster on the overall price of the family pack. Children under 2 years do not need tickets.
Join us at Snuggle Bugz (Milton) this Saturday from 2pm to share a story with families!! learn about a very easy to make literacy based resource to share with parents in order to support their child's learning at home. This is in effort to increase awareness surrounding children's literacy and to raise books for our local classroom libraries and children's hospital playrooms/wait rooms.th

SnuggleBugz (Milton)
November 17th 2012
My children both LOVED the Wiggles! From dancing, singing and jiggling all day long....what child wouldn't? I have to say, I am a big fan of them too! I am the type of parent that does not rely on characters or cartoons for my children, BUT the Wiggles ROCK!! lol 
Their enthusiasm and fun is contagious, whenever my children are watching you can't help but, dance along too! 
I have some great news for all you Wiggles fans!!
Let’s all celebrate The Wiggles Big Birthday! Join Murray, Jeff, Anthony and Sam for a Wiggly Party. We’ve invited some of our favorite friends, Captain Feathersword, Dorothy, Wags and Henry to help celebrate. Dance along to your favorite Wiggles songs live in concert. There are so many birthday surprises, jokes and songs for more wiggly, giggly fun. Hip Hip Hooray. It’s time for The Wiggles' Big Birthday!

Toronto Oct. 20th & 21st at 10am 
Rainbow Cinemas Promenade (Thornhill), 
Rainbow Cinemas Market Square (Front & Jarvis), 
Rainbow Cinemas Woodbine (Etobicoke) 
The Fox Cinema in the Beach, 
Revue Cinema, High Park.  
Tickets:$6/ea (Buy Tickets)

With the ShesConnected Conference right around the corner, how can you resist applying for this  amazing package for one lucky winner?  So whether you are thinking about blogging, started to blog as a new writer or if you are an advanced blogger this fun package full of useful tools and pro-blogger know-how to launch or take your blogging to the next level.   These are  resources that will literally put you on the fast track and help you get quality exposure for your blog. 

The Conference takes place October 19th and 20th 2012. You won't want to miss it!!
I was recently invited to the Upper Canada Mall in Newmarket, Ontario Disney Store Grand Opening! Who wouldn't be thrilled with attending an event thrown by Disney? Let me start off by staying this was truly a magical experience!

"Disney Store’s new design aims to deliver  “the best 30 minutes of a child’s day” through immersive experiences, including a Disney Princess castle with magic mirror, translucent magical trees,DisneyPixar CARS neighborhood, and the Disney Store Theatre, featuring the latest in Disney entertainment."

From the moment you walk in, you are greeted with organized pockets of magical spaces, just waiting to be discovered. I have always been a fan of the Disney Store in general....but this, this is something special. The princess castle is amazing, a life size castle with an interactive 'magic mirror' will keep tiny princesses motivated and wondering if magic really does exist! 

Everywhere you turn there is a portal to a new little story that is just waiting to be discovered! From tiny tunnels that lead to a new area, to simple walkways paved for imaginative journeys. My favourite part of the store is the Disney Store Theatre. A great place to keep the children occupied while parents shop!  No matter what your favourite Disney Character is you will find it here living among a community of friends.
To celebrate Disney-Pixar’s Brave this summer, the Newmarket Disney Store will offer guests a wide assortment of Brave product for fans of all ages, including toys, plush, apparel, costumes, stationary and more. 

From June 30th – July 1st, the Upper Canada Mall location will host a free Brave event. 

To find a Disney Store location, guests can visit www.DisneyStore.com/storelocator  or call (866) 902-2798. Guests can also sign up for email alerts at www.DisneyStore.com/Updates.

Become a fan on www.facebook.com/DisneyStore
Twitter www.twitter.com/DisneyStore 

Want to win something from Disney and the Upper Canada Mall?? Visit the Giveaway section of lil'sugar to win an adorable Prize Pack!

Good Luck!