Enter to #Win a Family Pack of Tickets to See Honk! At St. Jacobs Country Playhouse

HONK! Giveaway

Exciting news…today on City Mom, you can enter to win a family 4-pack of tickets to see Drayton Entertainment’s Honk! playing at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse from November 29 – December 24, 2017. Read on to learn how you can enter.


Honk! Definitely delivers a message that is good for all, but especially for our children. It is more important than ever to share the message that bullying is not okay and that each child has resiliency and grit to rise above any naysayers. I’m so excited to see this performance and I think that you will be too!

Here is what Drayton Entertainment has to say about Honk!…

 Being different is good! Based on the beloved Hans Christian Andersen fable, this high-energy musical comedy tells the story of Ugly, a duckling born into ridicule and loneliness simply because he is different. When he leaves the farm and embarks on an adventure of self-discovery, encountering peril while unknowingly outwitting a ravenous cat, Ugly discovers there’s much more to him than anyone thought.

Winner of multiple awards, this universal story of acceptance is sure to quack up audiences of all ages with its unique gaggle of barnyard characters, tuneful songs and clever comedy.




St. Jacob’s Country Playhouse is just 90 minutes away from London and makes for an exciting day trip! Visit to purchase your tickets to see Honk! and hurry because some dates are already sold out. Tickets start at $27.


One lucky City Mom reader will win four tickets (two adults, two child) to see Honk! at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse on Thursday December 7, 2017 for the 7:30 pm performance. Check out the giveaway widget below to enter. Contest is open to Canadian residents excl. Quebec and open until November 19, 2017 at 11:00 pm.


My family and I are lucky to be able to attend one of the opening performances of Honk! We will be sharing our experience via Instagram and right here on the blog so be sure to check back in December to read our review.

Good luck and happy honking!

City Mom

Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Little Live Pets Lil’ Frog #Giveaway

Little Live Pets Lil' Frog Giveaway

We are big fans of Little Live Pets in our home; Little S really loves their lifelike movements and little habitats. We have the Little Live Pets Lil’ Mouse and their Mouse House and track. We also have the Lil’ Turtle and their habitat that we shared in last year’s Holiday Gift Guide.

This year, we are excited to bring yet another fun pet to add to your home, the Little Live Pets Lil’ Frog. Check out our video below to learn more about it and to see how it works.


Little Live Pets Lil' FrogLil’ Frogs love to hop around on the ground and swim in water! Watch them make a splash as they dive in and swim about just like a real frog! They all have their own style that they love to show off!

Meet Chillow the cool frog, Lilly the peaceful frog and Splashberry the sweet frog.

So get set to get wet with your Lil’ live Pet!

Each Lil’ Frog includes:

  • 1 x Frog
  • 1 x Instruction Booklet
  • 4 x LR44 Batteries (Included)


It’s never too early to start your holiday shopping and today City Mom and Moose Toys wants to help you get started. One City Mom reader will win one Lil’ Frog Lilly (pink). Giveaway is open to Canadian residents only and will run from Oct. 18 – Nov. 2, 2016. Official rules in giveaway widget.

Good luck and happy holidays!

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Join the Barbie Super Squad & #BeSuper {#Giveaway}

Barbie #BeSuper

This is so exciting; for the first time in her 56-year history, Barbie is putting on a cape and mask and transforming into a modern-day superhero. 2015 is the year to #BeSuper, and Barbie is inviting Canadian girls to tap into their inner superhero by celebrating their own acts of “being super”.


The #BeSuper program is an online campaign for children; it helps them to realize that anything is possible. As part of the campaign, Barbie has released superhero-themed toys, a DVD, books and role play.

When you and your child visit you can unleash your inner superhero! First, you can check out the trailer for Barbie in Princess Power; a super-cute movie that sees Barbie with superpowers. Of course, in true Barbie-style, she uses her powers for good; to make the world a better place.

We received a copy of the DVD to view ourselves and Little S says it’s not only one of her favourite Barbie movies, but one of her favourite movies overall! I love it because it teaches a great lessons and  inspires girls to discover their own inner superhero.

You can also create your own Barbie comic with the #BeSuper Comic Maker to really get your creative juices flowing. And perhaps my favourite part, your child can become part of the Super Squad. Your child will gain inspiration from the Super Squad Leaders and learn their story and how they have tapped in to their inner “sparkle”.

#BeSuper Comic Maker

Kids can complete daily missions, read and print the Super Squad Handbook and sign up to receive an Official Member Certificate. Your kids can save their Be Super Monthly Mission Badges and get free Barbie® in Princess Power movie tickets.

There is a lot to see and do on so be sure to check it out!


Barbie Princess Power Doll

Little S also received a Barbie Princess Power Super Sparkle Doll and she really loves her. Barbie comes with a mechanism, that with a click of a button, transforms her princess dress into a superhero cape; her princess crown becomes a mask and whoosh! Barbie is ready to make the world a better place.


Barbie BeSuper Prize Giveaway

I’m happy to provide a SUPER giveaway today on City Mom. One lucky winner will receive a Barbie #BeSuper Prize pack containing:

  • One Barbie Princess Power Super Sparkle Doll
  • One DVD version of Barbiein Princess Power
  • One Barbiein Princess Power key chain (not shown in image)

Contest is open to Canadian residents (excl. Quebec) and will run from March 25 to April 7, 2015.

Please read full contest rules in giveaway widget.

Good luck!

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Disclaimer: I have been compensated for sharing this information however the opinions expressed are completely my own.

City Mom

Universal Stone: Safe Cleaning for Your Home {#giveaway}

Universal Stone Review Warning! This post/review may cause an addiction to cleaning. Symptoms may include the urge to clean anything and everything in your home using Universal Stone. A scrub here, a scrub there and you will find yourself compelled to clean everything you once thought would never come clean.

So you’ve been warned and you’ve obviously decided to keep reading; good choice! I love my Universal Stone so much and for many reasons so let’s get started learning more about it.


Universal Stone is an eco-friendly and biodegradable cleaning and polishing “stone”. Universal Stone is a compressed powder made from earth/polishing clay, glycerin, green soap, soap flakes, vegetable oils and perfume oils that becomes foamy when it gets wet.

Universal Stone is:

  • Non-toxic, acid free
  • Safe for children and pets
  • All natural ingredients
  • Gentle on skin
  • Allergy friendly
  • Phosphor free

It can be used on any surface and is especially effective removing lime, hard water deposits, permanent marker and grease.  Its many uses include everything from marble and ceramics to silverware and jewelry to sports, equipment, bathroom grout and outdoor furniture.


I set aside about half a day to test Universal Stone on multiple surfaces in my home. I even used it to clean and polish my wedding rings. First I started with the floor in my shower that is plastic and textured so very porous. Over the years it has picked up what seemed to be permanent stains no matter how hard I scrubbed.

Universal Stone

Though I don’t believe these photos quite do it justice, you can see my before and after. I used a sponge and brush to scrub the floor with the Universal Stone. With the naked eye you notice an instant brightness and a whiter look compared to before. Using Universal Stone has taken about three years off the look of the floor.

Next, I used it on my glass stove top. This is perhaps where I was the most impressed with Universal Stone. If you have a glass cook surface you understand how frustrating it can be to remove burnt spots. If you have a pot boil over, you could be looking at a permanent stain. That is we had come to terms with on our cook top until I polished it with Universal Stone.

Universal Stone

After trying other products, even those specifically designed for glass cook tops to no avail we had given up.  I used a softer sponge with Universal Stone and with very little elbow grease, it wiped right off. I was truly impressed!

Next I used it to remove fingerprints, dirt and grime from a painted wall surface around the light switch in our laundry room. You can see for yourselves the difference Universal Stone made. After the area dried, I double checked to make sure that the paint had not rubbed off too and I’m happy to report that it did not. It really restored the paint and perhaps saved us a paint job.

Universal Stone

I also used Universal Stone on our stainless steel appliances which resulted in a streak-free, easy clean and our painted, wooden doors to remove scuff marks. The painted wooden door is the only area I would not use Universal Stone again. I had to scrub pretty hard to get the marks out and in one spot it appeared to take some of the paint off the door.



There are other products out there that could probably do the same thing (or close to it) as Universal Stone and one comes to my mind right away. But when I make a comparison of the ingredients between the two, there is no question in my mind that Universal Stone is the way to go if not just for you, but for your children and pets too.

I loved the fact that while I was working in a small enclosed space like the shower, there were no fumes to irritate my eyes, nose and lungs. I also love the fact that all it took was rinsing with warm water to remove the Universal Stone from the surfaces I cleaned. When something is that easy to rinse off, you know it’s because it’s full of natural ingredients.


If you would like to have your own Universal Stone you can visit to order. Small jars (500 g) retails for $29.95 and includes a special sponge to use with the product.


Today on City Mom, you can enter to win a Universal Stone prize pack of your own. You can enter using the giveaway widget below.

Prize Pack is valued at $60 and includes:

  • 800g Universal Stone
  • Ceramic Storage Tray
  • Linen Dish Cloth
  • 3-pack of the World’s Best Pot Scrubbers

Open to Canadian (excl. Quebec) & continental US residents. Must be 18+. The giveaway is open from October 29, 2014 – November 12, 2014 at 11:59pm.

Good luck!

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Disclaimer: I was given complimentary product in exchange for my review. All opinions shared here are 100% my own.

City Mom

Back-to-School with Stuck on You!


Get free shipping until the end of August with Stuck on You. Use code FRSHIP50 at checkout!

There are just thirty-four days left until the first day of school! It’s true that time flies when you’re having fun and sooner than later it will be time to send the kiddies off on their first day.

So for all your back-to-school needs, check out Stuck on You®. From clothing labels to backpacks, lunch bags to stationery, Stuck on You is your one-stop-shop this season. And keep on reading for your chance to win a $25 credit to Stuck on You and a free shipping discount code!


I was excited when I was given the opportunity to review a few items from Stuck on You. It was fun looking through their plentiful list of products and designs; at the same time it was difficult to choose just a few. I finally ended up choosing a couple of back-to-school items and one decorative item for Little S’ room.

Designer Clothing Dots


Kids Designer Clothing Dots from Stuck on You® are a handy sized label that is easy to apply to children’s clothing. Made from the highest quality materials, the washing machine and dryer safe labels will always stay stuck and maintain their colourful appearance.

Small, stick-on labels are a must-have in our household. Everything that goes to school with Little S needs to be labeled. And these labels don’t disappoint. They are the perfect size for small and large clothing labels as well as to fit inside a small child’s shoe.

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Lunch Bags


Lunch bags get tossed around, thrown places and really show their wear by the end of the school year. We replace Little S’ each September to start her off nice and fresh. The Stuck on You lunch bags are a perfect replacement! I loved the ability to personalize the lunch bag as well.

In the past we have used a detachable tag to personalize her lunch bag which is a reasonable option but with the Stuck on You personalized lunch bags, your child’s name is permanently included on the product. That means no tags falling off and no mix-ups in the coat room.

The lunch bag is big enough to fit a sandwich container, ice pack and snacks. They are also insulated to keep perishables safe!

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Gift Ideas

Stuck on  You Canvases

Stuck on You has more than just back-to-school supplies. In fact, they have a gorgeous selection of cute gift ideas like height charts, reward charts and canvases.

I selected a medium canvas for Little S’ room. It’s so cute and she just loves it. Kids love to see their name in “professional” writing. There are so many designs to choose from for the entire Stuck on You line but I fell in love with the Sweetie Pie theme.

The canvases are made with artist quality canvas and then personalized with your child’s name and comes ready to hang. It’s lightweight so hanging was easy but still very durable. I can see these making great “new baby” gifts for your loved ones.

Browse more gift ideas >

You really have to check out yourself to see the wide range of school supplies, gift ideas and their wonderful, designer-style themes. Check out just some of the cute themes:


Connect with Stuck on You for more information:

Twitter: @stuckonyoutweet


Stuck on You is also offering a generous FREE SHIPPING code to City Mom readers. Come back to this post after the giveaway to get the code!


I’m excited to bring to you a giveaway that will award TWO City Mom readers with a $25 gift certificate to be used towards Stuck on You products. Please use the Rafflecopter form below.

Contest open to Canadian residents excluding Quebec and will run from July 22 to August 12, 2013.

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Good luck!

City Mom

Cookies Without the Guilt: MiSURA Giveaway


You read that right; cookies without the guilt. I know it`s hard to believe right? But it is true.

It’s the Italian secret; enjoying the finer things in life without compromising on health or the waistline! MiSURA products are made with this ancient philosophy.


MiSURA is an Italian based company that makes cookies, crackers, biscuits and pastas. But their products are not your usual grain-based food items.

MiSURA’s line of no-sugar-added, high fibre, high protein products make for a great snack and meal for your whole family. Finding snacks that are better for kids and still appeal to their specific tastes is often challenging. The cookie aisle in the grocery store is stacked with tons of options that may appeal to your children, but may not necessarily align with your prescribed diet for them. That is why I like MiSURA.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the MiSURA products:

No Sugar Added Biscuits

MiSura No Sugar Added Cookies

  • Low-fat, yoghurt shortbread cookies
  • 85% less sugar that most popular cookie brands
  • 1 g of fat per each cookie
  • 0.1 g of sugar per cookie


MiSURA Spaghetti

  • 13 g of protein per serving
  • 7 g of fibre
  • 2.5 g of fat
  • 3.5 g of sugar
  • Made with 99% Whole grain Durum semolina

Whole Wheat Toasts

MiSURA Whole Wheat Toasts

  • Only 30 calories per slice
  • Only 5.3 grams of carbohydrates per slice
  • 0.4 g of fat per slice
  • Low sodium
  • High fibre


We received a number of the MiSURA cookies and biscuits. Among our favourites were the No Sugar Added Biscuits in both cocoa and regular flavours, the No Sugar Added Pomegranate biscuits and the 6 Cereals Biscuits. To be honest they didn’t last very long in our pantry.

All the biscuits are delish dipped in milk, but especially the cereal biscuits. Little S enjoyed eating the cookies as an after-school-snack, and I felt good about serving them. With no added sugar and the added fibre, I felt confident in sharing them with her.


MiSURA products are available in major grocery retailers and independent stores. Look for the MiSURA logo to know you’re buying healthy and tasty snacks for your family.



Visit MiSURA at and Like them on Facebook (Note, your like is worth 3 entries in the giveaway!)


Misura Giveaway

One City Mom reader will win an awesome MiSURA basket brimming with Misura’s most popular products including:

  • 1 Misura apron
  • 1 package of Misura No Sugar Added Oat biscuits
  • 1 package of Misura No Sugar Added Cocoa biscuits
  • 1 package of Misura No Sugar Added Petit biscuits
  • 1 package of Misura Whole Wheat Toast
  • 1 package of Misura 6 Cereal biscuits
  • 1 package of Misura No Sugar Added Pomegranate biscuits
  • 1 package of Misura Whole Wheat pasta – penne rigate
  • 1 package of Misura Whole Wheat pasta – fusilli
  • 1 package of Misura Whole Wheat pasta – spaghettini
  • 1 package of Misura Gluten Free pasta – spaghetti

Please use the Rafflecopter form below for contest entry and rules.

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Good luck!

City Mom

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