Parenting 101 Giveaway

Being a parent is stressful, plain and simple. In fact, it may just be one of the greatest challenges of your life – especially if it is a first. All of a sudden you are responsible for a new baby and books can only help so much. If it is not your first, it becomes a balancing act between your new little one and the rest of the family.

The easiest way to feel prepared is to trust the products you use and Church & Dwight has a variety of products and brands that have you covered. Whether you have a family and kids or are planning, enter now to win the perfect family prize pack! This basket includes amazing products from Rub A535™ and Orajel™ to L’il Critters™ Vitamins and Trojan™. Try Orajel™ Natural Source Homeopathic Teething Gel to help soothe your baby’s aching gums. With Orajel™ you’ll be sure to find what works best for your baby!

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Church & Dwight Prize Pack:

Baby Orajel™ Tooth and Gum Cleanser with finger Brush
Orajel™ Natural Source Homeopathic Teething Gel
OxiClean™ Baby Stain Remover Spray
OxiClean™ Multi Purpose Baby Powder
L’il Critters ™ Vitamin D3 (For children 2 years +)
RUB A535™ Arnica Spray (For children 2 years +)
Trojan™ Bareskin™ Condoms
First Response™ Easy-Read Ovulation Test

Total Value: $100

Giveaway is open to Canada only. To enter use the Giveaway Tools widget above and answer the following question…

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[Giveaway] Introducing New Dare #REALFRUIT Berries and Chews

I try my best to offer my kids healthy snacks that includes fruits and vegetables and the occasional treat. One of my favourite snacks that the kids consider a treat is REALFRUIT Gummies. I love that there are fat-free, made with real fruit, contain no artificial flavours or colours and are a yummy treat. It is one treat I am confident and comfortable giving my kids. Guilt free snacking.

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I was recently sent some samples of the new REALFRUIT Berries and REALFRUIT Chews to try out. I knew they would be a hit with the kids as they are already big fans of the REALFRUIT Gummies! Taste testing these with the kids was a blast. The REALFRUIT Berries are so soft and yummy and are perfect for a little treat while at the beach, park or backyard. I love that they are all nut-free so sharing with the neighborhood kids is not a worry. The REALFRUIT Chews are perfect for road trips and for my purse stash. Individually wrapped and perfect for on the go! [Read more...]

[Review] Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue

Put on your protective gear and hold on tight! Planes: Fire & Rescue is coming to save movie-goers this weekend! Dusty Crophopper is back on the big screen with a new band of amazing characters, ready to save the day.

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Release Date: Friday July 18, 2014.
Cast: Dane Cook, Ed Harris, Julie Bowen.
Directors: Roberts Gannaway.
Running Time: 1 hour; 23 minutes.
Genres: Animation, Adventure, Comedy.
Rating: PG – There is something for both kids and the big kids that brought them to the theatre in this film!

What is Planes: Fire & Rescue All About?

Dusty, a world-famous air racer, has found out that his engine has been damaged, and may no longer be able to race. He then joins forces with Blade Runner, a veteran fire and rescue helicopter and his band of aerial firefighters, the Smokejumpers. They must work together to put out a gigantic wildfire, and he learns what it truly means to be a hero. [Read more...]

Win Kellogg’s Prize Pack #CerealandMilk

Cereal is a staple in our house! A bowl of cereal makes a great late night snack too. How do you like your cereal? I like my cereal crunchy and with very little milk. Now my daughters on the other had love lots of milk with their cereal.

What do Bert & Ernie, Forrest & Jenny and Thelma & Louise have in common? They go together like a bowl of cereal and milk of course! For the 78 per cent of Canadians who eat cereal for breakfast, cereal and milk are practically inseparable. In fact, according to the Kellogg’s Cereal & Milk Survey, 85 per cent of cereal lovers say they can’t have one without the other. Watch the latest commercial below to see just how perfect a pair they really are.

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My Favourite New Kraft Keurig®* Compatible Pod is…


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It has been just over a month since I told you about the new Kraft Keurig®* Compatible Pods. The new selection includes coffees you already know such as Maxwell House, Gevalia, and Nabob. I have thoroughly enjoyed trying all of the new compatible pods and I do believe I have a new favorite. The Maxwell House Keurig®* Compatible Pod is my new, always in stock in my pantry, go to coffee choice. Reliable and a favorite to anyone who comes to visit, makes it is an easy choice as my new favorite.

*****COUPON ALERT*****

Heading out to get some coffee? Take advantage of Krafts offer — $1 OFF coupon towards Maxwell House, Gevalia, or Nabob Keurig®* Compatible Pods.

I would love to hear from the 10 winners from my earlier giveaway! Leave me a positive comment below telling me YOUR favourite. By leaving me a comment you will be entered to win the grand prize of a $50 Visa Gift Card.

To my previous winners…. what is YOUR favourite new Kraft Keurig®* Compatible Pod? Maxwell House, Gevalia, or Nabob?

Terms and Conditions:
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Winner must leave at least 1 comment to be entered in the draw. Additional comments will not increase chances of winning. Winner will be randomly chosen. Winner must reside in Canada and be 18 years and over. Winners from my first blog post have until Thursday July 17, 2014, 12pm to post a comment. The winner will be contacted by sheblogs on July 18, 2014 by 5pm EST.

*Works with Keurig® K-Cup® brewing systems. Not compatible with Keurig Vue® coffee makers. Keurig®, Keurig Vue®, and K-Cup® are registered trademarks of Keurig, Incorporated. Keurig, Incorporated is not affiliated with Kraft Canada Inc.

Although this post has been generously sponsored by Kraft Canada, the opinions and language are all my own, and in no way do they reflect Kraft Canada.

5 Low Cost Summer USA Getaways

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With summer just around the corner, there is a rush to find a last-minute getaway before it is too late. Instead of visiting some of the country’s most popular destinations (and also some of the most expensive), why not try something a little different this year? These five destinations have plenty to do and won’t cost an arm and a leg.

Baltimore – This east coast location has a bad rap but in the last few years has come a long way. Many low-cost carriers like Southwest fly into Baltimore, making it an inexpensive alternative to Washington DC or New York City – both of which are a short drive away. The Inner Harbor has numerous activities including sailing, great restaurants, and shopping. You’ll find the world’s largest Matisse collection at the Baltimore Museum of Art and Port Discovery Children’s Museum is home to hands on children’s activities and fun for the whole family. Of course you can’t visit Charm City without feasting on Chesapeake Bay crabs – you won’t find better ones anywhere else! A short train ride will take you to the nation’s capital where you can explore the Smithsonian Museums, National Zoo, and other activities that are low-cost or free. [Read more...]

Planning a summer road trip? Be sure to pack the Gravol™!

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Summer is here, vacations are on the horizon and the open road is calling! Whether it’s a trip to the cottage, a camp site or someplace new to explore, you’re likely going to be piling the whole family into the car to get there. The long drive ahead can be daunting, but it’s easy to make it fun and enjoyable for the whole family – the perfect way to kick off your family summer vacation!

When we think of planning, it usually starts and ends with activities to do once you get to your destination, but we tend to forget to plan for the road trip itself and the extended hours of travel while crowded in a car. Gravol.ca offers quick road trip planning tips that will help provide a smooth and comfortable ride for all. [Read more...]

Farm to Table ~ Burnbrae Farm Eggs #BBFFarmTour @burnbraefarms

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The last year or so I have been passionate about shopping local and supporting local farmers. As much as possible I choose to shop locally owned store instead of the big box stores. I also have started shopping for my fresh foods locally including meats and produce. To me it only makes sense. I was so excited to be invited to BurnBrae Farms in Lyn, Ontario to take a behind the scenes tour of the farm. I was so excited to be able to take a look at the inner workings of a product that I use almost every single day. The egg.

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Our first treat upon arriving at the Burnbrae Farm was lunch and a cooking demonstration with Chef Seth O’Hara from Brockberry Cafe. On the menu were omelletes (of course!), wedge salads and onion tartlettes. Do you notice what Chef Seth is using as a garnish to the wedge salads? Hard boiled eggs that where put through a potato ricer! Brilliant and perfect for making deviled eggs for a crowd. I will now have a use for that ricer other than Christmas dinner. Lunch was fabulous and fueled us all for the tour ahead of us. [Read more...]

Artsy Play Wednesday ~ 3 Canada Day Craft Ideas

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Hosted by:

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Welcome to our weekly feature on Shannon’s View from Here! The Artsy Play Wednesday is co-hosted by myself and three blogger friends of mine. Every Wednesday we highlight all of your lovely crafts that you have been doing with your children. Each Wednesday we will host a themed Round-Up of YOUR crafts that you can enjoy with your kiddos. We invite you to link up what you have been up to. I look forward to seeing what you are all up to!

At the bottom of this post you will find the upcoming round-up themes. Feel free to link up any craft if you would like your craft highlighted in an upcoming roundup. By linking up, your post may be featured and shared across all of our social media and blogs!

The more crafts you link up the higher your chances of being chosen.

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1. Leaf with Quinoa Texture Sprinkles Capri +3
2. Toilet Paper Roll Fireworks Craft for Kids Sassy Deal
3. Canada Day Sugar Cookies Multi-Testing Mommy

 Artsy Play Wednesday



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7 Summer Vacation Ideas You Have Not Considered

When it comes time to plan a summer vacation many people automatically think of the obvious destinations; Walt Disney World, the beach, or an amusement park. But, there are plenty of other ideas that not only ensure you and your family will have a great time but are more affordable than you might think.


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Rent an RV

Camping is one of the most inexpensive ways to take a summer vacation but if you do not want to spend the time and effort pitching a tent and sleeping on the ground look into renting an RV. Not only are you able to drive to whichever destination you choose you can rest easy at night and have some comforts while still camping. Check your local RV dealer for rentals. [Read more...]