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Jun
30
2012
Jun 30, 2012

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Parents who read the ingredients labels know that there are a lot of cereals marketed to young children that are made with nothing but sugar. Add BHT into the mix and you’ve got yourself a morning nightmare. Thus, whenever I can, I try to feature other alternatives for families like mine who want something better for their children.

I was at my local health food store and came across Nature’s Path Organic Gorilla Munch Cereal and decided to do a product testing on it because it reminded me of a popular brand name cereal marketed to children. The only problem is, that brand name cereal includes BHT among a gazillion other things in their ingredient list! As if it’s not bad enough that some cereals put it in their packaging, this company put it in their cereal too. LOVELY. Thus, at $4.79, I decided to do a product taste test and review for this Nature’s Path Organic Gorilla Munch Cereal. Would this Nature’s Path Organic Gorilla Munch Cereal be worth switching brands for?

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Jun
29
2012
Jun 29, 2012
Posted in: Thoughts

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How weird is it that it is now officially the last day of school which means that school is over and the summer holidays for children have now begun. I still can’t wrap my head around it all. This school year has flown by like a whirlwind and I bet you the same thing will happen with summer too.

It doesn’t seem like it was that long ago that we were doing the New Year’s stuff with all the celebrating and “Happy New Year”ing. Now look at us. Half the year is gone and only the other half is left. So, what will you do this summer?

Whatever you do, be sure to practice good summer sun safety and protect yourselves from all those UVA and UVB rays. Here’s a link to kidshealth.org website for tips on how you can be careful in the sun. See you tomorrow for another product review (unless a product recall trumps it, of course!). ;)

From, Jenna at thingsthatwedo.com

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Jun
28
2012
Jun 28, 2012

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I must have been a chip or a breadstick in my past life because I am constantly in need of a dip. Well, you know what they say. When in doubt, embrace what you can’t find and use it to your advantage which thus leads to my periodic taste testing of different dips. I mean, it’s not like I NEED the dip. I just like to test them all out, that’s all! So, for today’s post, I’ll be testing out the PC Edamame dip. I saw the PC Edamame dip at my local Loblaws and was intrigued by the ingredients boasting of flavours with ginger, cilantro and lemon grass, it sounded like a really great and different dip to try. Let’s find out if this PC Edamame dip is as good as it sounds, shall we?

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Jun
27
2012
Jun 27, 2012
Posted in: Recipes

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I’ve never made blondies before. Before today’s post, I didn’t even know what blondies were but ever since my child was born, I’ve become quite the adventurous baker, trying new recipes and cooking techniques. Since my kid doesn’t like chocolate and since time is always tight, I looked for a recipe that I could easily whip up and bake for a quick treat and came across this blondies recipe from the New Baking Book by Better Homes & Gardens. Let’s just say my blondies tasted great but uh, may not really have turned out the way I thought they would???!!! At least you know I’m honest!

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Jun
26
2012
Jun 26, 2012

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My child and I watched Brave, the kids movie, this weekend and it’s taken me this long to gather my thoughts enough to write this kids movie review about it. By now, you’ve probably heard or read a lot of different reviews about Brave the movie and Princess Merida but what I struggled with the most was what angle I wanted to use to write this kids movie review. Rather than give you a point by point play on what happens in Brave, the movie, I’ve decided to talk about what’s been pulling my heart strings since watching it. This kids movie review for Brave is dedicated to all the parents out there. Brave isn’t just about Princess Merida. Brave is a movie that calls out to each parent, to remind each of us not to forget that we are parents first and foremost. Everything else is secondary. Warning though: this post has spoilers! So, is Brave a good kids movie? Should you bring your child to watch Brave? Read on and find out!

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Jun
25
2012
Jun 25, 2012
Posted in: Thoughts

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Can someone please tell me where the first half of 2012 went? In a blink of an eye, the end of the school year is near. I can’t believe this is the last week of school and come September, my kid will no longer be in kindergarten. How did THAT happen? But, you see, I should have known because somewhere along the way, she became more independent, more responsible, and I can always see her wheels turning as she processes new information and tries to apply her newfound knowledge.

This weekend, we spent much of our time gettting ready for her last day of school. On top of watching Brave, we spent the rest of the time trying to figure out what to get for teacher presents. We also bought fruit to make a fresh fruit basket for the school admin staff since without them, the school would be chaos. We then wrapped the teacher presents but more importantly, we took our time to make memorable thank you cards for the teachers. After all, our family is a big believer that it really is the thought that counts. Sure, the gifts are always a nice gesture but for a teacher, the best gifts are often the ones that remind them of how important they are to their students.

So, in our thank you cards, I ask my child different questions about the teachers and then I include what her answers are, verbatim, in quotation marks. It’s amazing how perceptive young children are.

This post is dedicated to all the teachers out there who make a difference in their student’s lives. As a parent, I thank you for your countless unpaid hours that you devote to your students but more importantly, I thank you for caring about your students, for supporting their self-esteem and drive to learn. Children learn best through play but it can only happen when teachers plan and teach with intent, keeping in mind the needs of their children, their interests, and combining all those daily observations you make of the children with the academic curriculum you must also deliver.

On behalf of all parents out there, thank you for all that you do. Enjoy the summer and here’s to a great September!

From the family at: www.thingsthatwedo.com

Jun
24
2012
Jun 24, 2012

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Brave opened this weekend and as promised, my daughter and I went out and watched it. This will be a short post because I haven’t had a chance to gather my thoughts yet but I’m telling you now, I loved this movie and so did my child. So, if you’re wondering whether or not you should go to watch Brave, the answer is YES, you should go to see Brave.

Know this however, Brave is an emotional roller coaster ride for young children. As my daughter said, “You have to be brave to watch the movie.” and she’s right. Basically, if you’re going to take your child to watch this Brave, you need to know that a lot goes wrong and at the end of it all, it’s Merida’s fault. But, it’s not that simple because Brave delves deeply into the mother-daughter relationship and the importance of that bond that can be so easily forgotten when you have to juggle being a queen (modern day translation: when you’re busy at work being a professional). We both shed tears while watching Brave but I think my daughter and I both agree that this movie has made our mother-daughter bond stronger and tighter than it already is.

Will post a proper movie review for Brave tomorrow but had to share that all with you (just in case you were wondering).

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Jun
23
2012
Jun 23, 2012

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In true ThingsThatWeDo.com fashion, we are doing yet another ice cream review because quite frankly ice cream isn’t an easy thing to perfect. Ice cream also isn’t cheap so if families are going to spend the money to buy the ice cream (it’s a want item, not a need item, after all), then the ice cream had better be worth the money.

Allow me to introduce you to exhibit A: the Klondike Krunch ice cream bar. It looks a lot like the original Klondike ice cream bar but with crispy rice pieces added to the chocolaty coating that Klondike ice cream bars are known for. Now, last year, I did review the original Klondike ice cream bar. So, how would this new version compare to its original Klondike predecessor? Let’s find out!

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