• Sometimes, I Wish We Could Go Back In Time

    Sometimes, I wish we could go back in time. I don’t mean five or ten years back, I mean 20 to 30 years back. I wish we could go back to a time when things were different. Take a second and think about your childhood. What did it look like? Mine involved spending hours outside every day, mostly unsupervised. My parents had things to do, so we were left to entertain ourselves. We drank juice, built forts, and wrapped fruit roll ups around our fingers. No one saw this as a bad thing – we survived just fine. It was fun! Now, you can’t let a kid walk home from…

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    Our Potty Training Method | Pampers Easy Ups Training Underwear

    There are tons of potty training methods out there! Whether you plan to embrace the three-day, the no pants, the wait and see, or the scheduled style, we parents all have the same goal in mind: to teach our kids to use the toilet independently. Each of my kids have been different. The first was ready to go (no pun intended) just after the age of two with little encouragement. Our next child needed more time and was three. Our daughter will be somewhere in the middle. She’s showing a keen interest in the potty right now. She understands the concept and knows when she goes, but is still learning…

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    VICTORIA with the KIDS | What We Loved About This Coastal City

    Ferry rides, history, and hands-on fun; It’s truly a wonder that we hadn’t done Victoria with the kids sooner! When my husband got called away for a work conference, I decided it was the perfect excuse to explore the city. It had been nearly a decade since my last visit. I knew Victoria was beautiful, being a picturesque city nestled on the Southern tip of Vancouver Island, but what did it have to offer families? I’d been to Craigdarroch Castle, wandered the Legislature Building, and enjoyed meals with a view of the harbor. You can do these things with little ones in tow, but my goal was to find out the…

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    Little Tikes Fountain Factory | A Review by The Bechard Five

    If you’re looking for some Summer fun for your kids, you’ve got to check out the Little Tikes Fountain Factory Water Table! I’m not a huge fan of stuff. I will always opt for an experience versus spending money on something that goes into my house. However, I cannot recommend adding a water table to your children’s life more! It’s easily one of the most used toys we have and they’re always sad when it goes away for the Winter season. 5 reasons why Mom loves the new Little Tikes Fountain Factory Water Table is worth getting: 1. It’s a great way to keep your kids cool when it’s hot.…

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    Unsuitable For Viewers of All Ages

    Has anyone noticed that most television shows have recently become unsuitable for viewers of all ages? Take a second and think about the most popular programs on air right now. What comes to mind? Game of Thrones, Handmaids Tale, The Walking Dead, Homeland… All of these programs are known for great acting, directing, and a captivating story line. It’s so fun getting lost in a great TV show, but what is up with the language, gore, and sex? I turned on a new show and within five minutes, a six year old girl said the f-word. I mean, really? There was actually a time when actors couldn’t be filmed in…