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Easy Elf on the Shelf ideas!

Dec 3, 2018
Just a Mamma Elf on the Shelf ideas

Last week was Elf on the Shelf® returns week and all over the world elves have arrived. Little him and her, Scout Elves are having fun spreading Christmas Magic and bringing many giggles to the homes they call their own for the festive season. Meet our Elf on the Shelf®; Eddy McJingles. Eddy is a sneaky fella, going all Houdini on us every evening but, we don’t mind because come morning we can’t wait to find him. Sometimes he simply…

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Christmas Gift Guide: Our Barbie Christmas wish list

Nov 23, 2018

It’s no secret, in our home we are all massive Barbie fans – even Mr. Perfect plays his part as Ken (and sometimes Skipper too). This year we’ve especially enjoyed getting to know the brand we all love so dearly. From celebrating Barbie’s 59th birthday to designing gorgeous dresses, amazing shopping hauls and reviewing the new “You can be Anything” book series… Barbie has been a positive, uplifting and motivating part of our lives and a constant reminder that it’s…

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Christmas Gift Guide for kids: 10 Toys they’ll keep playing with after Christmas

Nov 20, 2018
Just a Mamma christmas gift ideas

Christmas is around the corner and in our home we like spoiling one another with a little surprise under the tree. I love seeing the girl’s eyes light up as they unwrap a special toy they’ve been asking for all year and nothing beats playing together on the carpet Christmas morning. It can however become a land of waste a few days later with items not living up to expectations or worse, breaking instantly. Quality over quantity always wins and we’ve…

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Mickey Mouse turns 90, Happy birthday!

Nov 18, 2018
Just a Mamma Mickey Mouse 90

“Binding generations together more than any other animated character, Mickey Mouse is the “True Original” who reminds people of all ages of the benefits of laughter, optimism and hope.” And in our home things are no different. We adore Mickey Mouse! The charming, ever optimistic, leader of the pack is forever entwined in our own childhood memories and now we get to share the magic of Mickey with our kids. Over the past 90 years Mickey (1st named Mortimer) has…

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Ava’s 1st movie: Thomas & Friends Big World! Big Adventures!

Oct 4, 2018
Just a Mamma Thomas and Friends_7112

A few weeks ago our entire family got treated to a special premiere screening of the new Thomas the train film. Thomas and Friends. Big World! Big Adventures! The entire family was excited. I however had my doubts feeling hesitant about going to the movies with a 6, 4 and 1 year old… (Let’s just say the previous experience was less than desirable). Our girls are busy, rough and tumble kind of gals. We keep screen time to a minimum…

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Our current favourite Disney Junior shows

Sep 12, 2018
Disney Junior

There’s no denying it. We are massive Disney fans. Whether it’s princess parties or imaginative play. The girls can’t get enough, and if I’m totally honest, neither can we. What’s not to love about a brand that has been around longer than most of us? I remember growing up with Disney. In fact, after my parent’s divorce I had one particular Minnie Mouse dress that I always wore. Nothing fancy – It had a red and white polka dot skirt…

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Ava’s Favourites: 5 Best Toys to buy a 1 year old

Aug 19, 2018
Just a Mamma 5 best toys for a 1 year old

Our little Ava is one and for her 1st birthday we celebrated with a beautiful party (more coming soon) and her own room. A cozy space all to herself wasn’t the only gift she got. Ava received a few wonderful presents and I taught it would be handy to share them with you seeing as I always get moms, aunts and friends asking; “What are the best toys to buy a 1 year old?” 1. Books You can never go wrong…

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Making memories at Toy Kingdom with dad

Jul 31, 2018
JustaMamma Herodad Toy Kingdom

A couple of weeks ago Mr. Perfect a.k.a Alec and the girls were invited to go and enjoy an instore “Amazing Race” at our local Toy Kingdom. Nobody knew what to expect but the excitement was real. Even Ava could feel something good was coming… Upon arrival we were greeted by the friendly staff. The girls instantly felt at home and eagerly awaited instructions, they were ready too have FUN! First up, radio controlled car racing! It’s 2018 people – girls…

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Mommy and me favourite toy picks from baby’s 1st year

Jul 26, 2018
Just a Mamma Baby's 1st year

A while ago I did an entire #momming101 post regarding play and all the fun toys we love. (Read more here) but when it comes to stimulating and playing with your baby, you really don’t need much. Today’s post is all about our number one toy(s) – Ava’s top pick and mine. It’s about the toy(s) that always grabs her attention and keeps her occupied for ages. The one(s) she simply cannot get enough off and has loved from birth…

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3 Easy ways to document baby’s first year

Jul 20, 2018
Just a Mamma Keeping track of baby's 1st year

We are all part of the visual era and with so many #instagood and Pinterest perfect ideas on how to document baby’s first year in the prettiest and most unique way it’s super easy to get carried away. This 3rd time around I certainly did… With Eliana I just took a photo every month. With Lia I used a blackboard and monthly stickers. I still love her photo series (see it here), but storing the massive blackboard for a year…

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