Surviving Summer Vacation

For some of you Summer Vacation has been going on for weeks, for some almost a Month. For us it has only just begun. We are in our third week of Summer Vacation. Fresh out of the First official Long Weekend of Summer.
Though we haven't been in it long, this isn't my first summer vacay so I have a few years in my belt. I now have 2 children (boys from school age to toddler).
Here are some of my tips for surviving Summer Vacation.

Ditch the Tech - I have been warning my son for weeks that if he thinks he is going to spend his entire summer vacation staring at a screen he has another thing coming. Screen time is limited throughout the school year and is still limited on vacation and holidays. He has to earn his screen time just the same as he does the rest of the year. This also goes for adults too! I know life isn't fair, but it's hard to set an example when many of us are glued to our phones and devices. I am fortunate enough to be a Stay at Home Mom and I want to make t…

Weekend Adventures: Aquatarium at Tall Ships Landing

Welcome to Weekend Adventures a new Blog Mini Series. I will documenting and sharing our weekend adventures as we explore Ontario this Spring and Summer.

We just had our first Long weekend of the Season. Victoria Day Weekend and we had a wonderful time away at my parents place. They live in the North Augusta Area and there is so much to see and do around the area.

This time we ventured to Downtown Historic Brockville and Spent some time at the Aquatarium at Tall Ships Landing. 

Where - The Aquatarium is located at 6 Broad Street in Brockville right on the shores of the St. Lawrence River.

Parking - There is on site indoor parking along with tons of outdoor Green P parking available. We opted to park outside and really take in the sights and sounds of the area.

What is the Aquatarium - Simply put the Aquatarium is a not-for-profit charity that educates and inspires you to explore the 1000 Islands Region. Learn about the ships, fish and many animals native to the St. Lawrence River. The ov…

Surviving Allergy Season

Spring has finally sprung. The trees are budding and flowers are beginning to bloom. Many people have already started their gardens or have at least planned them. The Sun has made it's way from behind the clouds and the days are growing longer.

I know that we are certainly enjoying the fresh air and soaking up the Vitamin D. With this time of year comes happiness and a fresh start. But what also comes with it is Allergy Season. The pollen and allergens flying around can wreak havoc on my sinuses and Eyes. Spring also brings out the bugs. I also happen to be allergic to just about every bug bite known to man. Common ones like mosquitoes and black flies cause crazy reactions and I end up in the ER at least once during allergy season.

Not everyone has allergies, but I do and some years that season starts in May and doesn't end until October.

I definitely have a slew of Items in my arsenal to help combat these allergies. Below you can find how I deal with Allergy Season. 

Prevention i…