Oct 31, 2014

One of the hardest times being a mom is when your family is sick. The fevers, the chills, the stuffy noses and feeling like you never want to come out from under your cozy blankets in bed. Cold and flu season is upon us and it's time to make sure you and your family are prepared! 

With new Target stores popping up across Ontario, families can now rely on the expertise of Target Pharmacists to help them with any health care advice and solutions during the flu season. You can even go in and get your flu shot with no appointment needed. Target Pharmacists can be your most accessible health care provider, at your side with advice that's right for you during flu season and all year round. 


Join us for a #TargetPharmacy Flu Twitter Chat where we will be discussing all things cold and flu, learning tips from a Target Pharmacy expert and there are prizes to be won! 

Date: Wednesday, November 5th 2014 12:00pm-1:00pm EDT

Hosts: @TargetCanada @ShesConnected

Special Guest: Stephen the Target Pharmacist

Hashtags: #TargetPharmacyCA #YourOneStopForFluShots

Prizes include 5 100$ Target Canada gift cards! NO RSVP REQUIRED! Open to Canadians excluding Quebec. For more details about the #TargetPharmacy twitter chat please click here.

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If a Twitter chat with prizes wasn't fun enough, you can also enter below for your chance at a $150 Cold and Flu Survival Kit from #TargetPharmacyCA!


$150 Cold and Flu Survival Kit from Target Canada #TargetPharmacyCA


Posted on behalf of Connected Multimedia Corp for Target Canada. Compensation provided however opinions and comments on this blog are those of the author! Giveaway by Target Canada.




Oct 29, 2014


The Healthy Shopper is back again with wonderful new fall picks for the season with all the great savings you love! The Healthy Shopper is a great way to get great savings on the healthy, organic and all natural foods you want!

This season protect your family with all natural remedies from Allimax and Hyland's Baby. All natural, alternative solutions to every day ailments. 


Enjoy delicious, organic pasta sauces for dinner from Simply Natural. There are some great selections available like Tomato with roasted garlic, which the kids loved and Vodka Cream which I have yet to try but sounds really good! What I like about these type sauces is you can eat them alone on pasta or add in your own extra ingredients to make a custom sauce.


Pack the kids a healthy snack with Made Good Organic granola bars, they come in a variety of yummy flavours. These granola bars are great because they are vegan, gluten free and peanut/nut free so they are safe to send to school!  


For a quick snack on the go try Made Good Organic granola mini's, they are yummy on their own or with Olympic Chia prebiotic yogurt as a topping! These little healthy bite sized goodies are full of flavour, crunch and good for you too! 

Also in the mix are Pamela's Artisan flour blend and Pamela's Sugar cookie mix, very great selection this season! I have used Pamela's products in the past and they are just great! Gluten free alternatives to your favourite baked goods and so easy to prepare. 

Visit The Healthy Shopper website where you can find these and other great products for your family. You can shop online at THS shop, find out where these products are available in your city, try out new recipes and get your own coupons from The Healthy Shopper

Happy eating! 

Posted on behalf of The Healthy Shopper. Products provided for review purposes. Comments and opinions on this blog are those of the author. 


Oct 28, 2014


I don't like that phrase "terrible two's" I hate to even consider any of my kids "terrible", they're great kids and the age of two is another stage they go through like any other - it's just a little different when they can't fully express themselves yet. 

This is our third time going through "the two's" and not to compare but my oldest was easily the princess of temper tantrums. Maybe it's because I was a first time toddler mom, she was my first baby and my first experience at everything that had to do with parenting. Despite our attempts at trying tantrum busters (time out, counting down from 3 etc) or what (sometimes unwanted) advice was given, she was quite the handful. It would take her some time to calm down when she went into a rage.

I remember her throwing a good one at the cash of a busy store. She wanted some bright and fun looking candy and I said no. You can't explain to a toddler that you're on a very tight budget and the diapers in the cart are more important than candy that would rot her baby teeth. She decided as we walked by to grab hold of the rack and pull it with us. The whole thing crashed down, products went flying and everyone in the store stared at us. The staring stops bugging you after a while (embarrassing moments can happen multiple times a day, right moms) but back then it was the most embarrassing thing ever. 

The boy was a quiet toddler, he didn't really start the tantrums until the age of three and even then they were mild. He has always been shy so the worst he could do at a store was cry and not even really cry, sob more or less because mommy doesn't want to visit the toy department because it always results in even more tears when they can't buy toys. He would (and still does) give in to "time out". It always helps to give them and yourself some time to breathe and chill out.

Now my youngest is about to turn two in December. She has been having tantrums when she doesn't like something, is tired or whatever her reason may be since she started to become more mobile. It's mostly caused by frustration, not being able to completely express herself yet and trying new ways to see what works and what doesn't.  It's not hard to defuse a fit but once she starts, be prepared!

She's at the stage where she wants to do what she wants to do and that is it. After bath she would rather run around naked through her siblings rooms than put on a diaper and warm PJ. When she doesn't want something in her crib like a certain teddy bear or a blanket, she will launch it over the bars onto the floor. She's not terrible, she's just testing the waters. 

Her ultimate favourite word as of late is "NO". I made a little video to show you - she's still cute when she says it though so you can't really do much but try not to laugh. 



This is far from a tantrum or fit of any kind, she was just in disagreement. I have yet to have enough time to be able to video a full blown tantrum but even if I did have time to do that, who wants to watch a kid having a fit right. We all have enough of our own without listening to someone else's. 

What I have learned throughout my parenting years is that fighting or arguing with a toddler is a lost battle no matter what you say. There are ways to change their minds or persuade them to cooperate but let's face it - when a toddlers mind is made, that is it.

Even though all kids go through their stages and she is our youngest of three, we are still constantly learning every day. 

Is your little one going through the toddler years? Even if you've already "been there, done that", share your story in the comments below! :) 


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Oct 27, 2014

It's hard to believe we are already almost at the end of October and Halloween is just around the corner! The kids have been talking about Halloween pretty much since last year. The costumes they will wear,  the trick or treating they will do and the candy they will eat collect. I have always loved Halloween and with three kids, we like to keep it simple, with a little help. 

Hasbro has some ghoulishly fun ideas for Halloween this year from tricks to treats and everything in between. 


If you are planning a Halloween party or your kids are going to one, instead of handing out candy bags try treats without the sweets from Play Doh! Themed for Halloween, Play Doh bags have you covered with 15 individual mini Play Doh containers for your little goblins. My son is excited to hand these out at school during their class Halloween bash, I'm sure his teacher will appreciate the sugarless fun! 

More fun ideas are the My Little Pony bling bags, Kre-O Transformers Micro Changers or My Little Pony Micro Figures etc which are little themed surprised bags with a miniature toy inside for your party goers. My daughter likes collecting the My Little Pony Bling bags which come with a sparkly MLP figure inside. 

Does your little one love dressing up as a super hero? Hasbro has you covered with great Marvel Super Hero masks! You can dress it up for Halloween with your own DIY super hero costume, wear them to a themed party or add them to the collection for everyday imaginative play! My son has been collecting these masks for a while now and loves to role play pretending he is one of his favourite super heroes!

If you  need accessories to go with those masks, Hasbro has that too with a great selection of Marvel and Star Wars accessories to complete your little ones super hero look! My son currently has the Spider-Man and Iron Man accessories, they are a great addition to his collection plus he can use them beyond one spooky night!


Check out this post for more spooktacular Halloween tips and tricks! 

For more information about these and other toys from Hasbro Canada please visit the official website


Posted on behalf of Hasbro Canada. Opinions, Comments and Photos on this blog are those of the author. 

Games never disappoint when the kids are looking for something to do on an otherwise boring day at home. We have a cabinet filled with dozens of different games. My favourite kinds are games which are both fun and help with learning while the kids are more concerned about the "fun factor".

We always tell them not to play with their food but Fisher-Price has revamped an old favourite game with an all-new S'getti Scatter! A game where kids literally get to play with their spaghetti - sort of. We didn't have this game growing up nor did my kids have it, so it's new to us! Something fun and different to add to the game collection.  

Learning and play go hand-in-hand! Your meatballs are on a roll with S'getti Scatter! The object of the game is to take turns removing each of the 16 strands of S'getti without letting any of the three meatballs fall out of the wobbling dish! Spill the meatballs and you lose! The last one left without spilling the meatballs at the end of the game, wins!



The game has two difficulty levels to accommodate as your child gets older and makes for an afternoon of giggles and fun for your little ones. 

Just under $20, Fisher Price S'getti Scatter makes a great additional gift for little kids on your holiday list!

For more information about this and other fun and innovative toys please visit the official TCG Toys website. TCG (The Canadian Group) pride themselves on bringing families quality puzzles, games and toys that result in real quality time together. 

Check out videos by The Canadian Group on YouTube and Find TCG Toys on Linkdin to connect!

Posted by AME on behalf of TCG Toys. Product received for review purposes. Opinions and comments on this blog are those of the author. 


Oct 24, 2014

Hexbug has been all the rage ever since we introduced our son to the little critters a few years ago. If you don't know about them, Hexbug are robotic insects that simulate the real thing, except that you can turn these bugs off whenever you want and you don't have to worry about them infesting your home! There are different types like the Hexbug Spider which is controlled with a mini remote control or some go on their own like the Hexbug Nanos. You can also get playsets like arenas, let them go and watch the laughter. Lots of fun for all ages.

Now, not only can you collect Hexbugs but you can also build them with new Hexbug VEX Robotics! Geared for kids aged 8+, Hexbug VEX Robotics is a build-it-yourself robotics kit that allows your child to get a hands-on experience and build their very own jumbo sized, working Hexbug!


Hexbug VEX Robotics fosters creative STEM learning through this new, hands-on experience. Not only can your kids build a Hexbug but they can also program its controls. 

How it works:

To create a Hexbug VEX Robotics Ant, little engineers start by assembling the six red wheels and attaching the motors and wheels to the ants core. Once the base is in place, the brain and sensors are connected and the bright red outer body pieces are attached to give the robot its flair and make it a real Hexbug Ant! To finish off the Hexbug VEX Robotics Ant, wiring the brain to the dual bump sensors and the two motors using snap connectors. 

Programming is simple as kids just flip a series of switches on the robots brain which allows them to play with different settings and different modes. There are 64 different programming variations to choose from so no two Hexbug VEX Robotics Ants are the same! There are also three drive modes: Standard driver mode where your child controls the robot with its remote control, Autonomous where the robot navigates itself its sensors and "Crazy" Autonomous which simulates the real, random wanderings of nature! 



The Hexbug VEX Robotics Ant includes more than 50 snap together parts and requires both 3 AAA batteries and one 9 volt battery to operate. Batteries not included. Other Hexbug VEX Robotics kits include the Scarab, Spider and Strandbeast! 

These can be as fun for adults as kids too, if you have someone in your family who loves to build things. It makes for a great parent-child learning adventure. I would definitely recommend this as a gift idea for the young engineers on your holiday list this year. 

Hexbug VEX Robotics and other Hexbug robots can be found at local toy stores like Toys R Us and Mastermind Toys between $49.99 - $89.99 depending on the model. 

Learn more about new Hexbug VEX Robotics by visiting the website!


Posted on behalf of Innovation First. Complimentary product was received for review purposes. Opinions and comments on this blog are honest and those of the author.

Cute little animals and young kids always go hand in hand. How can someone not resist those beady little eyes, wet noses and joy they can bring. My daughter has always had a love of animals and besides dogs, unfortunately she can't have many of them as pets. We have dogs and as much as they love the kids, they just don't play well with other animals sometimes. We talked her out of kittens, hamsters and other furry friends who would have ended up being taken care of by yours truly.

That was until she was introduced to the FurReal Friends animals collection. If you haven't heard about these before you either don't have cable TV or you don't have kids. They are realistic, robotic animals which simulate actions and sounds of the "real" thing. 

There are a bunch of different animals available in the FurReal Friends family including kittens, puppies, bunnies, horses, monkeys, ducks and other fun furry friends. K has quite the collection, each one as special as the next to her. Each one also has something else in common, they make a great pet! The only thing you have to worry about it changing the batteries.

The latest "Oh Mommy look at this, shes SO cute!" from my daughter is FurReal Friends Pom Pom My Baby Panda. I have to admit, she is cute with those big blue eyes. Pom Pom the baby Panda is a interactive pet who responds to speech and her special accessories.
She will respond to your child talking to her with over 45 different responses. Your child can take Pom Pom for walks by shaking her rattle, she follows it! Pom Pom comes with her own bottle for snack time and she likes to wiggle and giggle at play time. If you have the Get Up And Go Walkin' Pup, Pom Pom will also talk to it! Not only is Pom Pom responsive to speech and her own items but she is really soft. The fur makes her feel even more real. This is by far one of the coolest Furreal Friends to grace our collection.  

Recommended for kids aged 4+ and comes with the pet, rattle, bottle and 4 AA demo batteries. You can play with Pom Pom my baby Panda right out of the box! 

You can find FurReal Friends Pom Pom my baby Panda at local toy stores like Toys R Us, Walmart, Target and online at Amazon for around $64.99. Makes a great addition to any Furreal Friends collection and a great pet for those who are like my daughter and go crazy for cute furry friends!

Check out the Hasbro Canada website for more information about this and other FurReal Friends toys!


Posted on behalf of Hasbro Canada. Complimentary product received for review purposes. Comments and opinions on this blog are honest and those of the author. 


Oct 22, 2014


I don't mind the fall season, even though I could do without the change in temperature. Falling leaves  decorate our neighbourhood yards, sidewalks and streets. The crispness of autumn has us sporting our sweaters and jackets. The only thing I hate about fall besides the fact that it's a sign that winter is coming soon, is that it's also cold and flu time at our house.

It is as if as soon as summer vacation ends, the sick season begins. I think I've said this before in a previous post. You can't even call it "cold and flu" season anymore because there are so many different types of viruses and illnesses flying around. We can only teach so many sanitary precautions to our kids - wash your hands, often. Use hand sanitizer when you are in a public place and for the love of god don't touch the rails! Twice my son has come home recently complaining about the lack of soap in the boys bathroom at school and how all the hand sanitizer machines are usually empty. Yikes, makes me want to break out the anti-bacterial cleaning solutions. 

Call me a germaphobe but you become this way when you think you've beaten whatever that's attacking, only to have someone else with a runny nose or an unusual cough. We (meaning all five of us) have been in rotation, taking turns being sick. I think we had a whole week when everyone was feeling better only to have it come back. 

We have our cold and flu remedies, there is no cure and only so much you can do. As the old saying goes "feed a cold, starve the flu". Kind of sad sounding but that being said, the go-to when you're sick food in our house is soup. Homemade soup, not the canned kind (although I do use it and I love cooking with it often). It's easy to create just about any soup you want not to mention the vast library of recipes you can find online to try. I personally enjoy cooking yummy, healthy food for my family. It's food from the heart that warms the soul! 

When it comes to actually making it I have to keep the kids in mind. They can be picky with food, especially sick so I try to stick to recognizable vegetables and ingredients. Call it "kid friendly" soup but at least I know everyone will eat it. 


I usually use recipes when I cook but when I make things like soup I wing it with what I was taught growing up. I go with the basic veggies - celery, onion, carrots, tomatoes, peppers etc. 

With Thanksgiving not long ago I had put some freezer Turkey aside specifically for soups and the like. Nothing like hot turkey soup on a rainy day! Add in some favourite spices, salt and pepper or whatever you like - it doesn't take much to make something taste good!




My main problem with things like soups or sauces is constantly making way too much. I guess it would help if I didn't eye-ball the ingredients and cook it to taste. Hubby is worse when he makes his soup though. The last time I let him cook his "famous" tomato vegetable soup, he made enough to have soup for five for a week plus give some to his buddy.

This time I made enough for one night of left overs and froze two containers. It turned out really good, if the kids complain I know I screwed it up somewhere but hey we got two thumbs up and they wanted seconds. 

What's your favourite "go-to" food when you are sick? Leave a comment below and have your say! 



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Oct 21, 2014

Our kids grow so fast, a little too fast. That is why we have embraced today's technology and are always on hand with our smartphones to snap a picture and capture the latest and greatest adventures and milestones our little ones experience.

I remember when my oldest was born there wasn't much of a social media setting. No facebook *gasp!*, no twitter, no pinterest, none of what we have today was available just yet. The best we could do is send them via email because I also didn't have a steady blog back then, I think it was Myspace? Anyway, we have tons of pictures of her and her brother as babies but I am happy there are so many ways to share pictures now as they are getting older and sharing the milestones of our youngest who is just a few months shy of two years old. 

Instagram is one of my favourite places to share "the moment" with family, friends and followers. To me it's a fun way to share many of the kids "firsts". Speaking of firsts, Joe Fresh is hosting their first ever Instagram photo contest!

Doting parents, gather round. Joe Fresh is having a contest that is super easy to enter! Snap a picture of your little one (babies and toddlers under 2) sporting something Joe Fresh and upload it to Instagram using hashtag #JoeFreshBaby for your chance to win 1 of 10 $75 Joe Fresh gift cards! 

Click the image for full contest details and rules
If you win, you could buy your little model something new and fresh for the fall/winter season! There are always fun fashions at great prices when shopping Joe Fresh! 

Show some love and follow @JoeFresh on twitter and like the Joe Fresh Facebook page for the latest news and updates!


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Oct 20, 2014

Since becoming a mother, I have always tried to encourage my kids to always try something once. If you are scared, jump into your fear and just do it. The worst that will happen is that it won't work out and you move on to the next thing. That is how I think in the real world and that is how I want them to think. 

I want them to know that they are as capable as doing anything as anybody else, they each have strengths and weaknesses like everybody else. They are each good at something unique just like everybody else.


My oldest daughter has never shied away from trying something new. She always comes to me if she is unsure and it helps when I reassure her that it doesn't hurt to try. Last year she made herself (and her parents) proud by signing up for the school talent show and also the girls dance club. She felt good about herself when she was accepted into both even though she said she would have been fine if she hadn't been. There were a lot of students who signed up. 

She is in grade 5 this year and excited to be one of the bigger kids. She kept talking about the PALS programme. I kind of understood what she was talking about. It sounded like kids helping kids at school, like a mentoring program. One evening when I was tidying up the kitchen I came across the school news letter. I usually skim through it. I know, bad mom. I decided to skim through it again and came across this little paragraph:



I had a big smile when I found it and the next day told my daughter I was proud of her for making it into the PALS programme. She said at first she thought she wouldn't enjoy being around the little kids but she thought again. She said she thought of how she helps her little brother and sister, she teaches them games and plays with them. She thought it would be a great idea to sign up and help kids at school too. 

She said there were a lot of students who signed up this year and they were only picking 26 out of both grades 5 and 6. The teacher in charge of sign up even told her that if she isn't picked it's only because so many sign ups so needless to say she was tickled pink when she found out. 

She likes to lead, she likes to be part of a community and she likes to help. She always has and I am so proud that she is able to share that side of herself at this age. Every girl should grow up with strong self confidence, it's just up to us parents to help give them those little boosts they need. I'm hoping it stays with her well into her adult years. 

With three smart and beautiful kids, I have many proud mama moments and this is definitely one of them! 

Have you had a proud mommy moment lately? Share your story in the comments below!



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In September, I told you about my personal challenge in fitness. I have kept up or tried to keep up with it as best as I have been able to. I admit I have missed a day or two here and there because the kids have been sick and so have I. It's hard to do squats when you're already lacking energy and sweating bullets. No fun. 


On the good days when I finally get back on my feet or after a rest day getting back into the exercise and the after affect can be a little hard. Muscles ache and burn that didn't before! It doesn't last more than a few hours to a day but it can be uncomfortable. 

What I find helps besides a rest day, ice or a long hot bath (the latter not being doable when you have three kids running around) is using muscle rubs or sprays. I have told you before how Deep Relief works to ease muscle tension and aches. Now there is a new member of the Deep Relief family giving you a quick way to get back to moving and doing whatever it is that you do. 


New Deep Relief Ice Cold Spray is similar to the Deep Relief Heat Spray except that it works to reduce pain from sore muscles and inflamation. It's easy to get quick relief by spraying it on the aread that hurts. Within a few minutes you feel a cooling sensation which will subside and your pain should be less. Just remember, like any spray always make sure to use in a ventilated area and not around children. 

Yet another option brought to you by Deep Relief! If you'd like to take a look at other products in the Deep Relief line, I have a review of that!

For more information about Deep Relief Ice Cold Spray please visit the official website here! Follow @mydeeprelief on twitter and like Deep Relief on Facebook for the latest updates!

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In celebration of new Deep Relief Ice Cold Spray, Mentholatum Company of Canada would like to give one AME reader the chance to win a Deep Relief Ice Cold prize pack which includes a variety of Dep Relief products including new Ice Cold Spray, a tote and a yoga mat! ($75 value)




Enter by filling out the giveaway ballot below!


Open to Canadian residents 18+ (excluding Quebec). Mandatory entry must be done for extras to count. One entry per household. Entrants are required to use a valid email address upon entering. Winners are required to fill out a prize claim form and answer a skill testing question to qualify.

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Oct 18, 2014


There are two major things that grab my little ones attention when it comes to kids entertainment - music and colours. The brighter the better, happy faces and happy songs - she will be engaged no doubt. 

Do you have a Big Block Singsong fan in your family? We do, in fact it isn't just our toddler, my six year old even likes it too. If you aren't familiar Big Block Singsong is an educational musical series geared toward young kids that airs across the nation. It plays on CBC Kids here in Canada and Disney Jr in the USA. Songs like "Astronaut", "Try" and "Super Duper" all have a message for kids. The characters are colourful, the music is upbeat and the lyrics are easy to follow. It's really fun for young kids (and maybe mom or dad too!). 

Big Block Singsong is coming to DVD this fall! On October 28th, you and your family can enjoy 24 episodes and over 48 minutes of musical fun! Big Block characters won't only steal your heart but will have you singing songs long after your little one is done watching the DVD. 



Also, check out the On Demand section of your cable provider - Big Block Singsong will be available as of October 24th! 

Big Block Singsong are one of many great childrens entertainment brands brought to families like yours and mine by Kaboom entertainment. Others you may know include Peppa Pig, Franklin, Octonauts, Toopy and Binoo and more! 

For more information about Kaboom Entertainment please visit the official website. Show some love and like the Kaboom Facebook page and follow Kaboom on Twitter!

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In celebration of Big Block Singsong's new DVD release, Kaboom Entertainment would like to give AME readers the chance to win ONE of TWO Big Block SingSong DVD's to enjoy! ($20 value each)



Enter by filling out the giveaway ballot below!

Open to Canadian residents 18+ (excluding Quebec). Mandatory entry must be done for extras to count. One entry per household. Entrants are required to use a valid email address upon entering. Winners are required to fill out a prize claim form and answer a skill testing question to qualify.

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Oct 17, 2014

Children's entertainment is usually on in some form or another in my house. Treehouse occupies the majority of daytime TV with the all the joys of preschooler programs. Evening programming is that of the older kids with pointless comedy like sponge bob square pants and Adventure Time. 

I don't mind so much, it's something they like and it entertains them. I don't mind but a certain time comes in the evening when it's time for the kids to be in bed and some adult programming to be seen. 

Before entertainment at our fingertips became popular I wasn't much for catching weekly programs. I either didn't have cable or I didn't have time. I would read about the latest, most popular shows but it would take me a lot to really have the energy to get into the show.

With so many choices like popular Cable On Demand, Netflix and other ways to endlessly stream virtually anything you want online, I've grown fond of a few shows. These shows are definitely not kid friendly, the shows mom watches aren't for kids!!


- The Walking Dead - Hubby started watching this one and I called it his "zombie show" until I actually sat and watched the first few episodes of season one. Hooked! Season five just began and it's still in my opinion one of the best shows if you like zombie apocalypse type stories. It's based on the comic book series and airs Sunday nights at 9pm on AMC. 


- Sons of Anarchy - Another show hubby began watching. I called it his "biker show". I watched the first few episodes and recognized some of the actors like Katy Sagal (Married with Children) and Ron Perlman. The story grows on you as the characters do and it became one of my favourites. I'm sad to see it on its final season but we all know good things must come to an end. SOA airs Tuesdays at 10pm on Super Channel in Canada and FX in the US.


- Orange Is The New Black - I wasn't sure about this one, I mean a show about a women's prison? I never thought I'd keep on watching. Again, a diamond in the rough. I heard so many good things about this show both in the media and from friends online, I had to check it out. I should be through season two in no time. Binge watching can be a dangerous past time. OITNB is a Netflix original so it's only fitting that's where you'll find it! 

These shows all have great story lines and characters that keep you on the edge of your seat making you want to keep watching to find out what happens next. 

What do you enjoy watching? Are there any shows you thought you wouldn't quite enjoy but we're surprised to fall for? 

*Posted by AME. Not sponsored or endorsed by any mentioned programming stations, television series or other trademarked media. Opinions and comments on this blog are honest and those of the author.*


The fall season brings many wonderful joys to our lives; Falling leaves, crisp sweater weather and not to mention our favourite: the sweet smells and sweet taste of apple deserts!

Nothing I love more than sweets, I wish my teeth felt the same. Having sensitive teeth can put a downer on the enjoyment of one of my favourite seasons and the goodness that comes with it. 

After visiting with my dentist over the summer we talked about how certain foods in ones diet can be a major cause of tooth sensitivity. One major thing it can be caused by is Acid Wear which is where the acid in acidic foods and drinks (fruits, juices, wine & soda etc) takes a toll on the enamel on your teeth, wearing out over time and exposing very sensitive areas. Sensitive teeth can range from sensitivity to hot and cold, sweetness, saltiness or a mix of all. It can be quite uncomfortable trying to enjoy something you know is so delicious but will cause you pain when you eat it. 

The first suggestion my dentist made to help painful sensitivity due to thin enamel was changing my tooth paste and introduced me to ProNamel® from the makers of Sensodyne.



ProNamel® is proven to help protect your teeth from the effects of Acid Wear and also provides many benefits of a regular toothpaste, including providing cavity protection, breath freshening and helping to remove plaque with brushing. ProNamel® helps to re-harden acid-softened enamel making it stronger and more resistant to future Acid Wear so that you can continue enjoying those sweet foods and beverages without the worry. ProNamel® should be used twice a day as your regular toothpaste, everyday for best results.  

Speaking of sweet food and beverages, here is a great recipe you can try at home in celebration of the fall season and taking a bite out of Fall with ProNamel®!

Click here for a delicious Apple Crisp with Cranberries and Pecans recipe! This recipe is a definite Fall must-try. I absolutely love apple crisp, second to apple pie of course!

To learn more about ProNamel® please visit the official website or talk to your dentist! Show some love on social media and like the ProNamel facebook page! 


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In celebration of ProNamel, GSK would like to give one AME reader the chance to win a ProNamel gift basket which includes ProNamel products and other fall goodies! ($30)


Enter by filling out the giveaway ballot below!


Open to Canadian residents 18+ (excluding Quebec). Mandatory entry must be done for extras to count. One entry per household. Entrants are required to use a valid email address upon entering. Winners are required to fill out a prize claim form and answer a skill testing question to qualify.


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GOOD LUCK




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