Who didn’t grow up playing Monopoly? We all learned about money (some of us about greed), property management, taxes, jail through a simple game of cards and dice. Hasbro is known to create different versions of the classic game for board game enthusiasts alike and they’ve created a brand new Monopoly world where women are “the man”. 

I received a surprise package the other day from my friends at Hasbro. Ms Monopoly: The first game where women make more than men. 

The game itself is pretty much like the classic game except it has a new mascot, Ms Monopoly who is the niece of Mr. Monopoly. Instead of buying property, players invest in inventions created by women. When male players pass go, they collect $200. When female players pass go, they collect $240. Original chance cards, taxes, and jail are still included in this game. 

While the concept of celebrating female empowerment using a well-loved board game is fantastic; using women found inventions can teach kids a thing or two but I don’t think my son will want to play this with his sisters knowing he will get less money passing go. 

I think the original concept of everyone EQUALLY getting $200 as they pass go was perfectly fine. We don’t want special treatment in the real world and we shouldn’t in a board game either. 

If you are a huge fan of Monopoly games, this is a fun game to add to your collection! You can find it at most retail stores where toys and games are sold like Toys R Us or Walmart!

Happy gaming! 

*Product provided by Hasbro for review purposes. Opinions and comments are those of the author*


It’s hard to believe when I look at her that this tall, intelligently beautiful young woman is my Teenaged daughter. Teenhood isn’t an easy part of growing up; so many changes, so many hormones and emotions. One thing teens want is to feel unique in their own. 

When it comes to personal hygiene, New Canadian brand Thirsty Naturals (available at Loblaws stores this September) know what teens want when it comes to keeping fresh and fabulous. Thirsty Naturals is proud to create a healthy,100% naturally-sourced, plant-based face and body care products with young people in mind. Something that is grown-up but not too grown-up, just for teens. 

We were sent over two Thirsty Naturals products to try out; Thirsty Naturals foaming facewash and Thirsty Naturals moisturizer. Oh, and they also included a fun towel headband for face washing! 

Thirsty Naturals foaming facewash is 100% natural for your teen's skin. It smells like sweet spearmint and is loaded with natural botanicals like witch hazel, willowherb, pepperberry, Riberry, and Muntries. Thirsty Naturals foaming face wash keeps skin nourished with super berries and deep cleans pores by removing excess oil with natural witch hazel. 

Thirsty Naturals daily moisturizer smells like sweet citrus berry with a hint of cardamom and chamomile. This balancing moisturizer absorbs oils and balances skin tone thanks to black bamboo cumin, magnolia, and manuka. Other ingredients include willowherb, chaulmoogra, pepperberry, riberry, and muntries.

Thirsty Naturals also has other products such as dry shampoo, body wash, and natural deodorant. You can find all of Thirsty Naturals wonderful products for your teen through their official website


Experience a whole new world of magic and adventure with Disney’s Aladdin! Two ways to enjoy this Disney classic with the new live-action adventure (starring Will Smith as Genie) and the signature edition of the animated classic (starring the late Robin Williams as Genie). 

Add two great movies to your Disney Home Movie collection now on Digital as of the end of August and coming to BLU-RAY September 10!

Disney’s Aladdin is one of my favourite classic animated movies ever! What’s great about the live-action versions of our favourite classics is that Disney does a magical job at keeping the essence of the original while presenting a whole new world to a whole new audience. If you love the animated version, you and your family will definitely enjoy the live-action movie!


Available on Digital August 27 and Blu-rayTM September 10Disney’s “Aladdin,” the thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic, lands in homes on Digital in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ on Aug. 27, and physically on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD on Sept. 10. Fans of all ages will enjoy the exciting, humorous tale of the lovable “street rat,” Aladdin (Mena Massoud), courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott) and the larger-than-life Genie (Will Smith) with all-new bonus features. The release of the live-action adventure coincides with the addition of the original animated classic to the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection  —  granting “Aladdin” fans everywhere the opportunity to own both magical movies. 


Available on Digital August 27 and Blu-rayTM September 10Embark on a magic carpet ride with the entire family when Disney’s original animated classic “Aladdin” soars into the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection, granting nonstop laughs, action-packed adventure and Academy Award®–winning music (1992: Best Music, Original Song, “A Whole New World,” Original Score) for the first time in 4K Ultra HD™. The Signature Collection Edition of “Aladdin” takes flight two weeks early in 4K Ultra HD™ and Digital in HD Aug. 27 and lands on 4K Ultra HD™ and Blu-ray™ Sept. 10 — with a brand-new sing-along version; all-new bonus features, including original cast recordings; and classic bonus material. 


Enter to win BOTH movies using the raffle copter ballot below! Must be Canadian 18+ to enter! One winner will be chosen on September 16th to win BOTH movies! 

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*Posted in participation with Disney. All comments and opinions are those of the author.*