Getting Parents Involved – Children’s Education

When we involve ourselves in our children’s education, there will be many benefits. Kid’s tend to achieve better grades, test scores, and attendance. Getting parents involved with school activities and events allows us all to be winners in the educational system. Getting Parents Involved How can you become more involved in your children’s education? As busy parents, it isn’t always easy to find extra time in your schedule for added school events. Sometimes you may think you have nothing to contribute but nothing is too small. Volunteer Throughout the school … Continue reading

Sometimes Christmas Sucks

Christmas Sucks

Some years are wonderful with few worries and plenty of everything. Others are leaner, more stressful, and just plain sad. In the good years, the holidays are a lot of fun, but during the sad times, we may not enjoy Christmas all that much, but that is why sometimes Christmas sucks and that’s ok. Sometimes Christmas Sucks There’s a lot of stress put on us by society to be “merry and bright” during the holidays. We’re magically supposed to be in a good mood on Christmas no matter what’s going … Continue reading

6 Holiday Hostess Gift Ideas

Hostess Gift

During the Holidays, many of us are out and about visiting friends, neighbours and family to share in the holiday spirit. While you don’t have to take a gift to the person hosting, it is always nice to show your thanks with a hostess gift. If you know the hostess well, it will be an easy decision on what to choose. If not, here are a few ideas that should cover any hostess or host. 6 Holiday Hostess Gift Ideas Disclosure: The links and products in this post may be affiliate … Continue reading

Kitchen Gift Ideas – Baking Gadgets

We all spend time in the kitchen, cooking baking and making meals for our families. Spending time in the kitchen should be fun and not a long process. Have the right tools will make a big difference. I have created a list of kitchen gift ideas that I think you will love or want as much as I do. When it comes to baking gadgets, I like to have many different ones.

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Kitchen Gift Ideas – Baking Gadgets

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Baking and Cooking Essentials and Gadgets

Meat Thermometer

When it comes to cooking or baking, I like to make sure the temperature is just right so that my meat is not overcooked and dry. This is a great addition to the kitchen. I use mine all the time.

Pastry Mold

Add some creations to your food and check out this pastry mold. It would be perfect for making homemade pizza pockets and mini turnovers.

A fun way to add some design to cookies or pie crusts. Rollaway to some fun in the kitchen.

Cake Decorating

I am trying to do more cupcakes and cakes with the help of my daughter and I want to be able to have different designs, so having these cake decorating tips will come in handy. 

Kitchen Utensils

I have been slowly adding touches of red to my kitchen. I have added this to my list I am giving my husband. Hopefully, it is one that he does get me.

We all prefer different baking gadgets, what are your favourites?

What is on your wish list this year? Keep an eye out for more great gift ideas for the entire family, hostess gifts and more.

If you know someone who loves to spend time in the kitchen, why not create a baker’s basket. You could add some of these items along with cake mixes, puddings, sugar, sprinkles and more,


15 Holiday Movies to Watch – Mama Bear’s Picks

When it comes to Christmas time, there are so many movies to watch and some are even worth watching more than once a season.  As a child, it began with all the classic animated shows we watched as a family. My mom introduced me to many non-animated movies that I continue to watch today and share them with my daughter. Below is a list of Holiday movies to watch this season. Holiday Movies to Watch Below are the movies that I like to watch during the Christmas Season.  We have … Continue reading

Popsicle Stick Advent Calendar – A Family Project

The past couple of years I have created our own DIY Advent calendars. I wasn’t really happy with the ones that I had made. This year my husband has been making different projects from popsicle sticks. While he was in the middle of creating a barn for our daughter for Christmas,  I volunteered him to create a popsicle stick Advent calendar for this year. He stopped the barn and began making the calendar. I gave my husband a design idea and this is how he created and assembled the calendar. … Continue reading