Monday, August 27, 2012

Little People Disney Princess Songs Palace from Fisher-Price is a Hit!

This month the kids and I were lucky to get to review the Little People Disney Princess Songs Palace from Fisher-Price. It was a hit with the kids. From the moment it arrived at our door steps they were eager to test it out. The looks on their faces when I showed them the box was priceless!

Set up was nice and easy. I actually assembled it with the help of my 3 year old. My 16 month old kept stealing the pieces but we managed to set it up in no time!

Both kids played together. I watched as they created a story of their own, chatting away and moving the Princesses around, through the doors and up the tower!

My daughter has spent hours playing with this toy. She has since claimed it to be hers and she finds some quite time entranced in a make-believe world of princesses. What little three year old wouldn't love this toy!

Of course my son tries to get in there when big sister isn't looking. Poor little guy!

Want one of your own? You can enter to win this Fisher-Price Disney Princess Castle here. By hurry it ends August 31, 2012. Good luck!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Thank You for Celebrating With Us!

On Sunday, August 19 hundreds of Winnipeg families joined us at Earl Grey Community Centre to celebrate's 5th year connecting and supporting local moms!

Thank you to the sponsors who made this day possible!

We had an overwhelming response for our party. It was great to see new faces as well as our momstown members

The first 100 families got some amazing gift bags! We had so much swag we had to put everything in two bags!! Thanks to Today's Parent and all our sponsors for sending us a whole lot of swag!

There was so much to do:

Making goo with Two Rivers Chiropractic Centre - Showcasing our Science & Discovery Pillar

Sensory Tables for the wee ones:

What's a momstown event without crafts!!

Demo's from Prelude Music:

Demo's from Nest Family Centre:

Demo's from Exhale Dance Studio:

Samples from Booster Juice! Yum!

What's an event for mom's with babies without a Diaper Change Station courtesy of Baby Butz Cream!

Balloons Art, Facepainting and Bouncy Castles courtesy of our partners Par-T-Perfect Winnipeg!

More facepainting courtesy of our partners at Eye Impact Face Painting!

Clifford courtesy of Scholastics Canada!

What's a party without cake! Special shout out to Pam from Cake-ology for making not only a beautiful cake, but cupcakes and cake pops!

There were also delicious Snack Pack Pudding packs from Conagra Foods.

And of course how could we forget the Fisher-Price Zone. They sent toys for the kids to play with and then we gave them away at the end of the party!

A special thank you to all the volunteers, who without you, this day could not be possible. 

This is only half of our volunteers. Have I mentioned how wonderful our group is!

There was so much going on that we had activities inside and outside! 

Stay tuned for more photos of our great party.

Special Thank You to Our 
Local Gold Sponsors

And a special thank you to Gabrielle Touchette Photographer and Tobi Baumartner of Expressive Frames for taking photos of our event! And to BM Sound and Lighting for providing the PA System! Also to Wendy and her team at Consumer Care Maid Services for helping to clean up during and after our big party!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Making Birthday Cupcakes with the Kids

This Sunday is our momstown Winnipeg Birthday Party so of course this months momstown curriculum is all about Birthday! So for our Junior Chef's program the children are learning how to make cupcakes and will get a chance to decorate cupcakes too!

I decided to practice my recipe to see if it was kid friendly and kid approved (for taste)! Well okay, I was just in the mood for a cupcake, but use whatever excuse you need to make! :)

My daughter helped measure, pour and stir. There may have been some finger licking happening!

The best part was decorating the cupcakes!

The end result!

Here's the recipe that we found online.


  • 1 1/2 Cups Cake Flour
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs (room temperature)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup Whole Milk
  1. Preheat the over to 400 degrees F. Add flour, baking powder, and salt into a mixing bowl. Beat in the butter (bits at a time) using the electric mixer on low sped. 
  2. Beat in the sugar and eggs. Add the vanilla and milk and beat on medium to hight until blended. Do not over beat.
  3. Divide the batter into 24 mini-muffin or 12 large muffin pans. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Let it cool. 
  4. Place icing of your choice. My secret icing recipe is called Betty Crocker. Do you know it? It's fabulous! :)  To make it go to your local grocery store and place it in your shopping cart. And there you have it! One fabulous icing for your cupcakes.
  5. Sprinkle with your candy / sprinkles of your kid's choice. Be sure to involve your kid in the shopping experience and let them have a say in the toppings. They will remember that experience just as much as the baking portion. 
  6. And most importantly have fun! Don't sweat it if some egg shells fall into the batter. It's about the kids learning how to bake. It will be messy! Be prepared for them to wander away half way through leaving you to finish the baking. They'll still be proud and remember the day that they made cupcakes!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Enter to win a $50 Gift Certificate to The Sling Sisters. (CONTEST NOW CLOSED)

Just in time for back to school, we have an amazing prize from The Sling Sisters. 

This locally own company began in 2008 by Sandra O'Malley and Lori Hawkins. They locally manufacture Pouch Slings, Organic Cotton Wraps, Organic Cotton Washcloths, two styles of Wet Bags and of course Reusable Snack Bags.

They are based in St. Adolphe, Manitoba and yes, they really are sisters! You can find their products at retail stores across Canada and on their website at

There are several ways to increase your odds & win:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Whole Grain Nutty Crackers