7/16/18

Having the kids home all summer may mean you have to think ahead and plan some fun for them. Now that we are almost into August, summer is slowing down but our day trips are not! They are fun (more or less), get us out of the house (or even out of town) and as always, memories are just waiting to be made. Here are some tips that may or may not help your next day trip with the kids! 

Plan ahead.
Budget food/gas/emergency money, where you’ll go, how you’ll get there etc all need to be planned out ahead of time depending on a day trip. It’s easy to make a spontaneous trip to the park for a picknick but if you’re heading somewhere else like a water park or themed amusement park you might want to get things like entry tickets in advance. Lots of places have peak days when it can be more expensive. It’s never nice to have to spend more than you bargained for one simple fun day out with the family.

Secret Stash.
Make sure to save a little cash and some change in an emergency change wallet. Keep it in the glove compartment of your vehicle or in the first aid kit, so you are never without.

First Aid Kit.
A must-have even if it's "just a day trip" you never know when a minor injury can happen especially if your kids are clumsy like mine. Your first aid kit should contain items like band-aids, bandages, alcohol swabs, spray-on peroxide, rubber gloves, heat or cold packs (the ones you bend to activate), flashlight etc. You can usually find kits with everything you'd need at your local stores. 

Bring Extras.
The weather calls for sunny but halfway through your water park visit the clouds roll in and it starts to rain. Packing items like extra towels or sweaters in these situations ensures everyone stays warm! Extra entertainment is also good to have on hand. Maybe not lug out the iPads for a day trip but books can be fun if you're stuck in a camper or car. 

Sleep well.
Getting a good nights sleep is crucial to surviving a day trip with the kids. Make sure both the kids and adults are in bed, it’ll be an early rise to get going! Oh and don’t forget to pre-make some yummy hearty breakfasts for the big morning!

Whatever you do and wherever you go, one major thing to remember is to HAVE FUN! Even if things don't go as perfect as you planned them, it's the memories that count. Trust me, we've had our share of imperfect, perfect day trips and everything turned out OK!

Do you have any trip tips? Share with fellow AME readers in the comments below! Let's chat!

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7/11/18

Summer holidays are in full force at our house! We’ve been trying to avoid dull days and take advantage of the really hot weather while we have it by taking the kids on little trips. Whether it be the local pool, splash pads or getting out of the city for a day, the days have been busy and we find ourselves more on the go!

Skechers has some great summer shoes we wanted to show you if you’re looking for something of quality and comfort!

These Relaxed fit: Skech Flex 2.0 are comfy enough for long-wearing, lightweight and breathable. Made with trubuck leather and mesh fabric upper in a lace up athletic sneaker with stitching accents. Of course, we can’t forget the Air Cooled Memory Foam insole. He always looks for something that’s not chunky as he drives a lot and lighter shoes make things easier. These shoes are perfect for summer rides. Great for this guy on the go.


These women’s Skechers Ultra Flex keep active feet like mine (hello, 3 kids!) comfortable with mesh slip-on design and air-cooled memory foam soles. I’m still amazed by the comfy soles, it’s so hard to find nice shoes that look good and don’t hurt my feet! Although these shoes do come in other colours I find black is easier to maintain and it goes with everything.



Besides our flip flops and sandals, we are truly running shoe type people and Skechers has been one of our go-to shoe brands for a while now. I can’t say we have been disappointed by a pair yet! Great shoes for parents (and kids) on the go!

Find more styles at Skechers.ca


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Do you or someone in your family need a new pair of summer shoes? I am happy to announce Skechers is giving one lucky AME Blog reader the chance to win a pair of their choice!

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Open to Canadians 18+ Excluding Quebec. One winner will be drawn to win 1 pair of Skechers shoes of their choice provided by the sponsor. Mandatory entry must be done for extras to count. Please see our disclosure page for more. Giveaway ends July 25th, 2018 9:00 PM EST.

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7/2/18

We finished the school year with a bang; K heading into grade 9, D into grade 5 and Little Miss M into the big grade 1. Throughout the ups and downs of the school year, I think we have earned this summer break!

The city (and I think most of the province of Ontario) has been really warm the past week and a half with a severe heat wave including Canada Day weekend. The hot weather just gave us an excuse to find anything water related to cool off with and have fun!

We would have loved to bring the kids downtown but it’s just too much finding parking then finding space plus my social anxiety doesn’t make me and big crowds of strangers get along very well. We were thinking of take the kids across the street for the annual Canada day celebrations and topping off the day taking them to a special location to check out the Canada day fireworks but that didn’t happen.


The pool opened late in the morning with no Canada Day party this year and by the time the pool did open we had already been invited to take the kids out of the city for the day.


A long, hot, two-hour drive brought us to a campground near the St.Lawrence River where we spent our Canada day with some friends and swimming fun. The water was actually really cold so I was the one sitting under the shade of a tree enjoying the scenery and watching the kids from my spot. Other than the mass amount of little tiny grasshoppers that kept jumping at my face and the black flies that wouldn’t leave us alone, we had a really nice day. I even got some sun on my pale legs although I think it’s more from the car ride than the campsite.


By the time we came home, it was getting dark and we had the kids passed out in the backseat. We got them inside with showers, bed and called it a night for everyone. We didn’t go out for fireworks (although we did see some from the window with people setting some off in the neighborhood) , we were all pretty exhausted from our long, hot Canada Day!


We hope you all had a fun Canada Day weekend! Stay tuned for a summer of fun with #AMEblog plus #AMESocial @AMotherhoodblog (Twitter/IG)

6/27/18

Dance and sing your way to fun this fall with the Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle Tour coming to Ottawa this October!



Derived from their #1 hit Treehouse TV program of the same name, this brand-new show will see Emma, Lachy, Simon and Anthony hit the stage with their friends Captain Feathersword, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Henry the Octopus, Wags the Dog and all the Wiggly Dancers.

Tickets went on Sale June 25th, you can get some great prices on the best seats before they’re gone. If your little kid is anything like mine, you’ll want to bring them!

The Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle! Tour will bring all the excitement of what it takes to Wiggle to Centrepointe Theatres on October 4th for two shows at 3:30 and 6:30 PM.

All tickets are $43.75 and are available via www.centrepointetheatres.com, the Centrepointe Theatres Box Office, select retail locations, and by phone at 613-580-2700 and 1-866-752-5231. Children under 12 months are free. A $3 group discount is available for parties of 8 or more.

Check www.centrepointetheatres.com for more information.

Please visit www.thewiggles.com for the most up to date information, as well as exciting show announcements.

We will be heading to the show in the fall, our youngest loves any kind of music and The Wiggles happen to be one of her longtime faves.

You better get a wiggle on and get your tickets now as seats to the Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle! Tour will sell like hot potatoes!


Win it!

Win a family pass (4 tickets) to see The Wiggles in Ottawa this October!

Open to OTTAWA, ONTARIO (and surrounding area) residents 18+. Winner will receive 4 tickets to the Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle Tour show at Centerpointe Theater at the time of their choice. This giveaway is for tickets only and does not include any travel or accommodations for those outside Ottawa who may enter and win.

By entering this giveaway you understand your information will be collected for prizing purposes and will only be shared with representatives of The Wiggles Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle Tour should your name be drawn a winner. 

Ends July 6th, 2018
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6/25/18

Summer holidays (for the kids) are just days away which means we are going to be thinking of places to go and things to see this summer; you know, to keep everybody’s sanity intact and all.

Here is a list of things to do and places to see right here in Ottawa this summer that I thought you would all like! 




Museums and History.
Ottawa has several museums to check out such as the Canadian Museum of nature, the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum, Canada Agriculture and Food Museum and one of my favourites, the Museum of Science and Technology.
Parliament Hill will give you a taste of Canada with its historical buildings. There is usually a fun party on the hill for Canada Day too! 

Recreational Parks.
Jacques Cartier Park isn’t in Ottawa but a quick trip over the bridge to the Quebec side will have you loving the outdoors.

Amusement Parks.
Just outside Ottawa, you can find Calypso Waterpark (Limoges) and Parc Omega (Montebello), both of which are personal family favourites. 

In the city.
Various malls like Rideau Centre, St. Laurent Shopping Centre, Bayshore and more await your discovery.
The Byward Market also offers various activities during the summer, fresh market goods to purchase and great dining at different restaurants. If you are from out of town there are lots of great hotels downtown as well as buses to take you wherever you need to go throughout the city. 

We have been living in Ottawa for over 10 years and although it has changed over the while, we still love our city and hope you do too. What are some fun things you can do where you live? Leave a comment below, let's chat! 




6/22/18

If you’re a mom, you probably have one too; a summer bag. That one bag (aside from your purse) that you grab on any outing during the summer with your kids. This bag is like the sacred bag to keep your family fun from unravelling into a complete disaster. Well, maybe not so dramatic but you always make sure to have the tools you need to keep everyone safe and happy. What’s in your summer bag?




- Hand sanitizer
- Lipbalm

- Sunscreen
- Bandaids (including the liquid kind and spray peroxide)
- Polysporon
- A mass amount of clean tissues
- Wet wipes
- Light snacks (individually packaged crackers, granola bars, rice crispy treats, etc)
- Extra phone charger
- Extra sunglasses
- Change purse (preferably with a little cash in it!)
- Somebody’s (usually my youngest child’s) change of clean clothes, just in case.

What are you favourite "go-to" summer items to keep on hand? Have I missed anything important? Share in the comments below, let's chat! :) 





6/18/18

Living in silence to survive, this movie isn’t for the kids.

“If they hear you, they will hunt you.” - THE creepiest tag line!



A Quiet Place is a fantastic movie, the story, the acting from stars stars Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, it’s just great. It’s about a family’s survival against monsters who have super sonic hearing and they of course eat people. The family has to live in absolute silence to survive in a bunker and figure out a way to defeat the monsters. Throughout the movie you just want to scream for the family, it’s very suspenseful! It’s one of those movies you walk into thinking it won’t be good but it turns out to be the total opposite to what you thought in a good way, we enjoyed it.

You can bring home A Quiet Place on Digital June 26th, 2018
On 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ & DVD July 10th!

Learn more about the movie here.

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Enter for your chance to win a copy of A Quiet Place on Blu Ray!

Open to Canadians 18+ excluding Quebec. Ends June 29th, 2018 9:00PM EST!

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6/14/18

This will be the last Kindergarten post ever on AME! My youngest graduated Kindergarten this morning; officially a grade 1er this fall. 



The weather wasn’t nice today, it was grey and rainy. We had to run to a bank machine before heading to the school and of course, caught every single red light on the way. The traffic lights in the area are excruciatingly long for some reason or maybe they felt long because we were on a tight time crunch to make it to the bank, grab the first coffee of the morning and book it to celebrate with our little girl.

I felt bad because we were seven minutes late BUT we made it. When we walked into the gym I could see her standing at the front of the gymnasium with her class. She looked sad. She had that heartbreaking look that mommy and daddy weren’t there. We were surprised by her big brother who got a free pass out of class to also join his sister's celebration. The three of us managed to get her attention and her face lit right up! All she wanted was us there, that’s all they ever want.

We watched a slideshow of the kids singing an alphabet song “A Is for Apple etc”. Miss M was letter M, cute. Her class went on to perform some songs they had been practising. Miss M had been practising almost daily at home too. They were so cute with their little grad caps!

Each kid was called up one by one to get a little certificate and a book. There were a lot of people so it was hard to get a shot but I did get a little video clip of her “sliding” into grade 1, which is even better.

I love how the school made it extra special for them! They’re only little once, right!

Kindergarten may seem small to some people but it’s the first step into the rest of their school lives, it’s actually one of the biggest steps of all! Being the youngest, I was worried about our littlest girl heading off into the big world but so far she's been doing just fine. 

We've been told on more than one occasion that she's a delight to have in class. She is friends with just about everybody and enjoys every minute of school. Throughout the year when we've had P.D. days or holidays, she would get so upset because she had to miss school. She's the only kid I've ever known to hate snow days! I hope she continues with her enthusiasm not only for school but for life!

Congratulations to our Kinder Grad 2018!

6/13/18

June is just flying by! In just a little over a week, the kids will be finished school for the summer! We are celebrating Dads and Grads this month!



We have to “grads” this year with our oldest graduating junior high and our youngest graduating kindergarten! And we wouldn’t forget about celebrating the man of the house this coming weekend with Father’s Day! Exciting times!

Whiskey Rocks and storage box (MSRP 19.95)




These are fun for the dad who likes to kick back after a long day and enjoy a good drink. Whiskey Rocks can be put in the freezer and act as ice cubes without the watering down so whether he drinks actual whiskey or just likes a cold drink of any kind and the box would look good in any home bar, these make a great gift! 


Dad and Duct Tape Rustic Wood Sign (MSRP $16.95 or $9.99 with 3 card purchase)

I think signage is great, especially when there is an amusing phrase or quote on it. This one is suiting to put in his garage as a reminder, There's nothing that Dad and Duct Tape Can't Fix. Can't argue they do make a great duo! 

Superman Grilling Apron (MSRP $29.95)



For the BBQ King who also happens to be a huge geek at heart, a Superman grilling apron! I love it! It's fun and will make a great conversation piece at this year's summer BBQ's! 

Hulk Grilling Mitt (MSRP $29.95)




BBQ with the strength of Hulk or at least look cool while at the grill this summer! 

Batman Batcave Metal Quote Sign ($14.95)




Dad's are known for that one place in the house where they go to hide away, I call it his "Batcave" and this sign couldn't be more fun! I have an idea of exactly where he will be hanging it! Always remember, what happens in the Batcave stays in the Batcave! 

Bacon and Egg Socks (MSRP $12.95)



You can't have Father's Day without funky, funny socks! I think these Bacon and Eggs socks are a hilarious addition to his gift bag. Plus, something to keep those dad toes warm. 

Beer-topia A Heady Brew of Beer Miscellany book (MSRP $14.95)



Grab a tall, cool glass of Beer-Topia, a deep-bodied brew of beer history, beer science and beer facts. This 200-page hardcover book is overflowing with everything from beer gadgets, glasses and games to famous brews from every state, beer myths and more, sure to make any beer fan hoppy. 

Life is Good Extra Large Gift Bags (MSRP $3.49)



We all know its the thought that counts when it comes to giving a gift and that should include the gift bag. I love Hallmarks rustic Life is Good line! 

Assorted Father’s Day cards (MSRP $2.99-$10.99)


Looking for sentimental, funny or simple, Hallmark has a card for the Dad in your life. 


For Grads:

Go Places See Stuff Mug (MSRP $9.95)



Graduating to the next step means a new chapter in her life, set her up with a thoughtful mug for her favourite hot drink, Go Places See Stuff because that is what she is about to do! 

Going Places Leather Luggage Tag (MSRP $12.95)



Oh, the places they will go! Set your grad up with these cute Going Places Leather Luggage Tag. Whether they are going on summer vacation, away from school or a job, you know they'll be thinking of you when they look at this tag! 

Snoopy 2018 Grad Plush Gift Card Holder (MSRP $12.95)




Can't think of a gift but know a store they love? Gift cards never fail especially when they are delivered by a cute plush Peanuts 2018 Grad Snoopy! He's even dressed for the event in his little grad cap! 

She Believed She Could book (MSRP $12.95)



I always tell my oldest to always believe in herself and that she can do anything. This notebook is a good reminder for her and a place she can jot her most important notes down in. 

Assorted Grad Cards (MSRP $7.99-10.99)




Congratulate their achievements and show how you care with these great grad cards to compliment a great grad gift!

From Dads to Grads, you can find these and other wonderful gift ideas at your local Hallmark store or online at https://www.hallmark.ca/en/!




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6/8/18

Just in time for a long P.D. day weekend, the kids will enjoy this week's fun delivery!


Sherlock Gnomes came to Digital June 5, 2018, and is coming to Blu-ray™ Combo Pack & DVD June 12 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. My friends over at Paramount sent us over a copy to enjoy ahead of time, the kids enjoyed the first movie "Gnomeo and Juliet" so this one was an instant hit as well! 

About the movie:

When Gnomeo (James McAvoy) and Juliet (Emily Blunt) discover their friends and family have gone missing, there’s only one gnome to call – the legendary detective Sherlock Gnomes (Johnny Depp). Working together, the mystery takes them beyond the garden walls and across the city on an unforgettable journey to save the day and bring the gnomes home.

Learn more: https://www.paramount.com/movies/sherlock-gnomes


Thank you to our friends at Paramount Home Media Distribution for sending us an advanced copy! Opinions and comments on this blog are those of the author.


6/7/18

The long-awaited animated film, The Incredibles 2 is coming to theatres this summer and fans can get ready with some great new toys from Jakks Pacific.

The Power Couple: 



Mr Incredible and Elastigirl come together as a superhero duo, the ultimate team! 
- Use Mr Incredible's super strength to slingshot Elastigirl into the fight and save the day! The set works just like a slingshot; load, pull back and go! 
- Move Mr Incredibles arms into position to launch Elastigirl. 
- The duo combined have over 45 movie sounds. 
- The set includes 1 Mr Incredible, 1 Elastigirl figure (she stretches!) and 3 targets. Recommended for ages 4+


Jack-Jack Attacks Doll: 



Recreate your favourite scenes with your favourite superhero baby as Jack-Jack takes on the Backyard Invader with all his superpower moves! Press his tummy and watch him "attack" with all his little might! 

- Press on his tummy once to hear him laugh and giggle (real movie sounds!)
- Press on his tummy more than once and he cycles through all of his special powers. 
- Press and hold his tummy to make him "explode" into ultimate power mode - all colours, lights and sounds are activated. Recommended for ages 3+

These are great toys for your favourite Incredibles fan and make a great addition to any toy collection. 


Thanks to our friends at Jakks Pacific for sending us over a sneak peek of these new fun toys! You will also be able to find fun toys like other Incredibles action figures, playsets, and costumes at most toy retailers. 


Posted on behalf of Jakks Pacific. Complimentary product received for review purposes. Opinions and comments are those of the author. 


6/4/18

Summer is coming which means we will be out and about more than usual. With today’s technology, it’s easier than ever to secure your home with a quality web camera that not only is wireless but also runs with its own app. 



The EZVIZ Mini O Cam uses 720 HD Video, 111-degree Wide-Angle lens, night vision, two-way audio and night vision; keeping your family (and your mind) at ease 24/7.

The camera is sleek and has a magnetic base allowing you to put it virtually anywhere, hidden out of sight to keep an extra eye on things while you’re away.


It’s as easy as “plug and play” to set up and use the free app available at the App Store and Google Play Store. The app has several cool features including notifications of movement, two-way audio (no need for FaceTime!), you can subscribe to different cameras in your home to always have updates and more! It also comes in different colours like black, white and pink!



We have used several different cameras from baby monitors to home monitors over the years and this one is pretty good if you’re looking for something of quality in a lower price range.

You can learn more about the EZVIZ Mini O by visiting the official website!


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5/29/18

I have some exciting news! Disney is releasing two awesome movies to the ever growing Disney collection, check it out! 

“You can fly! You can fly! You can fly!” Now that I’ve got that song stuck in your head, Disney’s Peter Pan 65th Anniversary edition is joining the Walt Disney Signature Collection, landing in homes on Digital and Movies Anywhere today and on Blu-ray June 5!



With a little faith, trust and pixie dust, every member of the family will let their imagination soar on this epic adventure to Never Land, sparkling with legendary animation, extraordinary music and both all-new and classic bonus features.

This movie is a classic; I grew up with it, my older kids have watched it and I can’t wait to reintroduce it to our youngest and make it a favourite among our Disney Blu Ray collection!

Learn more by visiting the Peter Pan page on the official Disney website! 

Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time is also coming home! We are really excited to add this one to our Disney collection, it looks amazing and I know my girls will especially enjoy it! 

The story of an ordinary girl’s extraordinary adventure through time and space offers exhilarating entertainment and positive messages for the whole family—encouraging self-confidence, inclusion and pushing imagination to the next level.

An all-star cast, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling and breakout star Storm Reid take fans on an extraordinary journey of self-discovery, then behind the scenes through exciting extras!


Just in time for summer break, Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” comes home today on Digital HD and June 5 on Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand!

Learn more by visiting the official A Wrinkle In Time page on the Disney Movie website!




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Win a copy of Disney's Peter Pan 65th Anniversary Edition AND Disney's A Wrinkle In Time on Blu-ray combo! Follow the directions and enter using the ballot below!

Open to Canadians 18+ excluding Quebec. Ends June 9th, 2018 9:00PM EST!

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5/28/18

Nobody ever really thinks about it, tap water. They wake up in the morning, turn on the tap and fill a glass with cold refreshing water. As cold and refreshing it is, I guarantee most of us that our tap water is not actually that fresh. It’s sent through all kinds of stuff before it reaches your glass from chemicals to filters and pipes that have been there for how long, there is definitely build up and depending on where you live you can probably taste it. 

We live in the city and in an older house with old pipes and water that the kids say “tastes like feet” and I agree with them it kind of does taste off. We usually just put water in the fridge and it tastes better when chilled. Some fridges are built in with water systems but ours isn't so, tap water or boil it! 



I know they’ve been on the market for years, my mom had one at one point (I think she still does?) but I never actually thought about investing in a water filter system to put in the fridge considering we live right in the city (forget the old pipes I mentioned?).

We were sent over a ZeroWater filter system to try out with the family, it even comes with a tester to prove how off your water could really be compared to the clean, fresh taste of filtered water.



Super easy to set up, you screw the filter onto the bottom of the container lid and pop it on top. Fill the reservoir with water and let it filter through. Voila, clean - fresh water. The only thing I found kind of annoying is that you have to fill the top part a few times for it to filter through and fill the entire water container but after that, just remember to fill it after every few glasses and you’ll almost always have fresh water. It's nice to see the family drinking more of it! 

Learn more about the benefits of ZeroWater by visiting the website!

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We want you to wake up to the freshest water every day, too! Enter below for your chance to win a ZeroWater Filter System! 

Open to Canadian and US residents 18+ (Excluding Quebec and where prohibited). Ends June 8th, 2018 9:00PM EST




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


5/24/18

Living in a five-person, plus animals household means there are a lot of messes. Housework is not something I think anyone looks forward to. If you do, all the power to you my friend. It just doesn’t excite me.

What does excite me is when I have awesome new tools to get the cleaning done both quickly and effectively. I was recently sent over some great products courtesy of Libman to kickstart my Spring Cleaning so I can spend less time scrubbing and more time on the important things (aka fun things).



I’m sure some of you may say “oh all cleaning supplies are the same!” and I can tell you they are not. I am loving all of my new Libman products; some of them really make Cleaning less “hands on”.



Between the kids and the dogs, there is almost constant in and out in our house. The Extra Large Precision Angle Broom (with the matching dustpan) makes it easy to get hard to reach places and weird angles without having to move the furniture or do too much bending. It’s a little heavier than the broom I had been using but it also makes an obvious difference in what’s being swept up and what’s just being swept around.

Libman also makes an assortment of hand brush and dustpan sets that are great for stairs!



I’m saying goodbye to dingy floors with the Wonder Mop. Great for all floor types including hardwood floors plus the mop head is reusable up to 50 washes! For those hard to reach places I'll be using the No Knees Floor Scrubber which is literally a scrub brush on a pole that reduces your need to be on your hands and knees. Paired with the 4 Gallon Clean Rinse Bucket with a wringer that makes sure all excess water is gone, this duo gives us a cleaner floor.



For the kitchen and bathrooms which can take quite the beating from life, we have the Nitty Gritty Roller mop which has two sides. One side of this mop is a sponge to wash and the other a brush to scrub. It’s easy to get rid of excess water by the flip of a switch on the handle. I have been using this one to clean up muddy footprints the dogs bring in from being outside on the rainy days. It’s easy to use and easy to clean.



For hard to scrub sinks, tubs and more Scrub sponges with a handy suction handle clean things up fast and easy.



I think out of all the jobs cleaning the toilet is the one everyone wants to avoid the most at our house. Keep it clean and minimize germs in the bathroom with the designer toilet bowl brush and caddy. Easy to store and keep clean in between bathroom washes.



It’s not only the inside of the house that needs cleaning up. For the outside, the 18” Multi Surface Push Broom can help keep our paved pathway, shed floors and driveway clean of debris.




You can find Libman products at Canadian retailers like Canadian Tire and The Home Depot.

Visit www.libman.com for details on these and other great cleaning products for indoor and outdoor!


Win it!

Kick off your spring cleaning with Libman! Enter to win a Libman Spring Cleaning Kit ($150 value) which includes:


- Nitty Gritty Roller Mop
- Wonder Mop
- 4 Gallon Clean Wrinse Bucket
- 18" Multipurpose Broom
- Extra Large Precision Angle Broom with Dustpan
- Dustpan and Brush set
- No Knees Floor Scrubber
- Power Scrub Brush
- Scrub Sponges
- Designer Toilet Bowl and Brush Caddy


Enter using the ballot below.

Open Canadian residents 18+ (excluding Quebec). Ends June 4th 12:00 PM EST

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