Mom of two Mischievous Monkeys: June 2013

Friday, June 28, 2013

The Great Canadian Blog Bash 2013

I like many other Canadians will be celebrating Canada’s Birthday this coming July 1st by partying. For us this means we will head to the local park to check out the Festivities, and of course to watch Fireworks that evening!

Another way I will be partying this year is to join in with other Bloggers to party virtually via the Great Canadian Blog Bash. I heard about this online party when reading a post over at one of my Favourite blogs  Journeys of the Zoo.

The Great Canadian Blog Bash was started as a way for Canadians involved in social media to find other Canadians to connect with online, celebrate Canadian talent and promote Canadian companies.

Since I started blogging I have made some great connections with many bloggers, but especially love that there is a great network of Canadian Bloggers out there. Do you have a favourite Canadain blog you read, leave a comment below letting me know where to find it so I can be sure to check it out!

Canadian Coupon Stash Giveaway - Minimum $60 value

I recently worked on cleaning up all my coupons that I have stashed in my Coupon Binder. The result,  is an assortment of coupons that I know I am not going to use for one reason or another.

Of course, as I have done in the past I have decided to share them with one of my lucky readers. Except this time, two people will each win an envelope of coupons with minimum value of $60 each!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Goodbye Google Reader, Welcome to Bloglovin'

So, the question I have for you today is whether you use Google Reader or not. If you do you are going to want to pay attention to this!

Google Reader will be gone as of July 1st. If you want to keep on Monkeying along with us I suggest you switch to another reader. Recently I started using Bloglovin' and so far am loving it (pun intended).
I have switched over the blogs I was following and love the simple layout of this reader! It was also very easy to get set up. 

When setting up your account you will be asked during the sign-up process if you want to import the Blogs you were following from Google Reader to Bloglovin'. Simply click the button to import and you will be all set.

There is also a Bloglovin’ app if you like to read your Blogs on your phone or Ipad, available here

Thanks for continuing to Monkey along with us and be sure to follow our blog on Bloglovin'

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Getting Involved in your Child's class: Tips for Parent Volunteers

Recently I went on a two day field trip with my sons school. We got to go to a great camp and spend the night enjoying all those fun camp experiences as well as tour the local historic site.

Volunteering at your child's school is a great way to be involved in their education. While tagging along on a two day field was fun, volunteering does not have to be such a big commitment.