New rooms – Pt 1

As I mentioned before, we have begun our household spring clean up which includes redecorating the kids rooms. We started by getting the materials needed for D’s room (which needs the most work).

With the help of dh’s parents we gathered a complete Disney Pixar Cars bed set, stickers, boarder and paint for the walls.

Last week we were looking around for used beds. We already had the mattresses but the kids were both due for updated frames. We did not want to fork out hundreds on brand new beds because at the ages our kids are at guarantee they’ll be changed again over time.

Needless to say we ended up getting both kids beds in a matter of days! Thanks to a good friend of ours for giving us her IKEA single bed for Ds and dh’s parents for picking up that IKEA bunk for K’s room! We think it’s great that both beds are IKEA! We were browsing there to begin with!

We need to remove some large furniture from both rooms, get rid of un-played with and broken toys, paint & decorate!

We will be donating a lot and most likely finally having that garage sale we keep promising ourselves but never actually have time to set up!

The rooms still need a lot of work but we are making progress and I can’t wait to share the final results with you!

– Posted by @AMotherhoodBlog

*All opinions on this blog are honest & my own*

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Posted by on March 28, 2011 in A Motherhood Experience


$1 off Pampers Kandoo Products with brandSAVER

Pampers Kandoo is giving back to it’s fans this coming weekend!

Sunday – April 3rd – you can find a $1 off any Kandoo product coupon in the P&G brandSAVER in your local paper!

The Kandoo coupon can be found next to the Pampers coupons in this Sunday’s P&G brandSAVER! Check your local paper, brandSAVER is in most news papers across Canada!

Don’t forget to follow @pamperskandoo on Twitter & like the Pampers Kids Kandoo fan page on Facebook for more fun savings & fun!

– Posted by @AMotherhoodBlog

*This post was written in participation with Pampers Kandoo bloggers. All opinions on this blog are honest & my own*


Only Hearts Club Review and Giveaway

Meet the Only Hearts Girls! Eight beautifully crafted dolls that look just like real little girls – complete with fashionable, aged appropriate clothing and a cute little pet!

We found these gorgeous, original dolls around Christmas time while shopping around for a unique gift, a doll other than the popular ones on the market these days. When we came across the Only Hearts Club dolls we had to get one for our daughter, I knew these would definitely be something she would enjoy!

Only Hearts Club dolls are geared toward young girls encouraging a positive self-image, listening to your heart and caring for others. They let little girls know they don’t have to grow up so fast and reflect what our little girls are like. Along with the play sets, these dolls allow kids to use their imagination for hours of wholesome play! Older girls will enjoy reading the fun Only Hearts Club book series, full of heartwarming adventures featuring the Only Hearts Girls and their pets!

We were thrilled to take a look at some of the dolls including ones from the Ballet and Big Sister-Li’l Sister collections as well as the Ballet Studio play set and of course Only Hearts Club books!

The Only Hearts Club dolls stand 9″ tall, Li’l Kids stand 4″ tall and are totally posable. They have plastic hands, feet and heads with glass eyes and long flowing realistic hair. The clothing is age-appropriate, the kind of styles my daughter wears. We love how detailed they are from the beautiful faces and hair down to the clothing, shoes and pet!

The Ballet play set is absolutely stunning! It’s double-sided, a theater on one side and a ballet studio on the other side. On the theater side you have audience seats, detailed walls, floors and stage curtains! The studio side has a simulated mirror, practice post and detailed walls and floors. The set folds up for quick and easy storage, when it’s folded it looks like a ticket booth! We were very impressed with the detail and quality in this play set as well as it is not entirely made of plastic! The wood materials used to make it gives it a genuine “doll house” feel. Other play sets available include Sleepover with friends and Horse & Pony Club!

The Only Hearts Club book series features exciting stories about each of the girls. Each story one of the girls is faced with a dilemma and has to decide for herself to follow her heart and do the right thing. These books are a must for any Only Hearts Club member! There are six heart-warming hard cover books available.

As a mom, it’s nice to see such genuinely wholesome looking dolls that promote a positive play experience for our daughter. Not to mention the quality and pride put into making these dolls, you can tell by the detail and materials used that this company definitely have kids and moms in mind! The books are well written, detailed and made for older kids. The stories reflect real-life dilemmas that young girls may face.

Only Hearts Club dolls, detailed clothing, accessories and play sets are available online at

Check out the amazing sale happening now on the Only Hearts Club website: you get the ballet studio, two ballet dolls, one Li’l Kid ballet doll and the story book “Dancing Dilemma” for just $60! 

Also, just in time for Easter, if you use the coupon code EASTER11 at checkout you receive 15% off your entire order (before shipping) and free shipping on orders over $75!


Our daughter now has started her Only Hearts Club doll collection and you can too! One lucky reader has the chance to win a mega Only Hearts Club prize pack including:

  • Ballet Studio Theater play set.
  • Karina Grace Silver Star Pink Ballet Doll.
  • Hannah Faith and Chelsea Big Sister- Li’l Sister Ballet Dolls.
  • Kayla Rae and Sydney Big Sister Li’l Sister Club Dolls.
  • Li’l Kid doll Melody.
  • “Dancing Dilemma” book.
  • “It’s Hard to Say Good-Bye” book.

Mandatory Entry:

Join the Only Hearts Club by visiting the website and signing up! The membership package includes a membership card, bookmarker and book, it’s free! Don’t forget to leave a comment below telling us you did!

Extra Entries:
(You must complete the mandatory entry before the extras count!)

Don’t understand how to enter? Click here.

*Giveaway is open to US and Canada only. One winner will receive the above mentioned Only Hearts Club dolls & play set prize pack courtesy of OHC. Closes April 17th. A Motherhood Experience received product for review purposes. Giveaway Prize is sponsored in full by OHC. All opinions expressed are honest and my own*


Posted by on March 27, 2011 in A Motherhood Experience


Earth hour under the Stars

Saturday, March 26th at 8pm until 9pm people will be coming together all over the world, shutting off their lights and everything electronic to show their commitment to the environment for one hour. Earth hour.

Last year we lit candles and hung out as a family during earth hour – it was peaceful and felt good doing our little part. Also a great opportunity to teach kids about energy saving and reminding about how turning off the lights and electronics when not in use on a daily basis can help conserve energy.

In honour of Earth Hour 2011 the Canada Museum of Science and Technology is hosting a fabulous FREE star party starting at 8:00pm.

Enjoy free coffee and hot chocolate, compliments of Bridgehead. Hydro Ottawa’s Ambassador of Electricity Conservation, the Conservation Owl, will be on hand with some special prizes.

It sounds like a fun time for everyone and a great opportunity to get together for a good cause. That is if you don’t have little ones heading to bed during earth hour.

We may not make the party due to conflicting bed time for luttle guy but we will still be doing our part and shutting down the electronics for Earth Hour.

– Posted by @AMotherhoodBlog

*Information about the Earth hour party is from the CSTMC membership newsletter. All opinions on this blog are honest & my own*

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Posted by on March 25, 2011 in A Motherhood Experience


Pixie Chicago Review

Those of you who have been following me for a while all know that I just LOVE anything personalized. Who doesn’t? It gives it more of a “belonging” feel to it. We have been lucky enough to work with some great businesses who specialize in personalized products, one of them was Pixie Chicago!

Last year, right before Christmas time I was asked to review some of Pixie Chicago’s lovely personalized stationery which included their colourful Christmas greeting cards and personalized thank you notes! I am happy to say that Pixie Chicago recently launched their brand new website and asked me to take a look at some of the new designs on their personal stationery.

Since I am constantly writing things down on little pads that everybody else also uses, I decided to get something a little more personalized just for me: Mommy’s to-do list. Now, if you like to stay on top of your game like I do, even as a stay at home mom, to-do note pads always come in handy. What’s cool about these is that they are custom for moms, including the last thing on the to-do list being “Have a drink”. I think most of you can agree with that! They have other to-do list type note pads as well including “Dog walker”, “From Mom” and “Granny’s to-do list”, very sharp! Each 40-page notepad measures 4.25 x 5.5 inches. Packaged in a clear cello sleeve, making a great gift for Mother’s Day coming up in May!

Pixie Chicago offers other types of personalized stationery products like greeting cards, invitations, address labels, custom stamps and their newest addition which isn’t stationery but I thought was cool, diaper cakes! I remember getting a diaper cake for K’s baby shower, it was made by a friend of our families. A very lovely gift to both give and receive, it’s nice to see more and more people making them!

Check out all of Pixie Chicago’s personalized paper products at their all new website!

In celebration of the new Pixie Chicago website launch, Pixie is offering 15% off their personalized stationary to my wonderful readers! Simply use discount code: MOTHERHOOD15

Happy Shopping!

*This post was written by A Motherhood Experience Blog on behalf of Pixie Chicago’s new website launch. We received one “Mommy’s to-do list” for review purposes and a discount code to share with our readers. Thank you to Cassandra from Pixie Chicago for the generous coupon code. All opinions are honest and our own*


What’s been going on

March break has come and gone, what a week it was! We celebrated two birthdays and spent a lot of time together as a family. It’s actually nice to be back into routine, even if it’s only been two days so far. We are doing pretty good! K is on the ball in the morning, I also prepare everything like coffee, lay out snow suits, clothes, make her lunch etc and get everything ready the night before to simplify the morning routine. Neither of us wants to be rushing around half asleep looking for things.

Sunday was the official first day of spring, but it snowed here enough that all the melting happening over the weekend was just a tease and there is still snow on the ground. At least the temperature outside has continued to stay decent, resulting in more melting. Hopefully those tweets I keep seeing about “Ice storms” are just bogus.

Just the same, let’s welcome the Spring season. The season of new changes and new things happening! We have a few projects being planned as far as Spring cleaning and redecorating go. Little guy is going to be getting a whole new bedroom decor. Complete Disney/Pixar Cars, he got the bed set and wall decals for his birthday! DH does a lot of interior decorating and he is going to be doing his room. I can’t wait to start posting pictures of the progress and final results! Exciting!

Also, we are once again going to be redoing the yard in a couple of weeks. In about a month’s time or so start figuring out plants and flowers and how we are going to build a play area for the kids, a running area for the dogs and a little garden for us to enjoy. Again, DH is good with outdoor landscaping and making anything out of just about anything so he will be in charge of that while I help with my genius ideas ;-).

On the blog-front,  A Motherhood Experience is going to be turning TWO on May 4th! I’m hoping to plan something fun for all my fabulous readers around that time so stay tuned! As a Bloggaversary gift to all of you, I think I am finally going to buy a domain for A Motherhood Experience, so stay tuned for the announcement on that too!

If you own a business and you’d like to sponsor a gift for our bloggaversary giveaway just contact me!

Speaking of giveaways, it looks like all of ours have come to an end. That makes me kind of sad, but I’m excited to let you all know we have a HUGE giveaway coming up in a few days for the little girl in your life. That’s all I can say about that, as bad as I am at keeping exciting news to myself I don’t want to spoil the surprise!

Have fun guessing! 😉
–Posted by @AMotherhoodBlog

*All opinions are honest and my own*


Splash’N Boots: Back in yellow CD winner

Our Splash’N Boots: Back in yellow CD giveaway has officially come to an end. The results came in and we have a winner!

Congratulations commenter #7, Tooth Fairy who said “♪♫ Kids love fun, danceable music, me , I still like to Rock!! ( Roll ) LOL”. Yes, they certainly do! You have won a copy of Splash’N Boots latest CD “Back in yellow” to enjoy with your little ones!

An email has been sent your way via provided email address! 😀

Thank you to everyone who participated in this giveaway. If you didn’t win this one don’t worry! We have more great giveaways coming up over the next few weeks so make sure to check out the “Current Giveaways” tab to see what we are up to!

*This is giveaway was brought to you by A Motherhood Experience Blog on behalf of Splash’N Boots, celebrating their newest CD “Back in yellow”. Winner was chosen using Please see full giveaway rules for details. All opinions are honest and my own*

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Posted by on March 22, 2011 in A Motherhood Experience

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