Check out the Lower Mainland’s Largest Hot Wing Eating Contest, Thursday October 23rd @ Wings #KingoftheWing


Wings Restaurants & PubsThis Thursday, October 23rd, Wings Tap & Grill in Surrey, will be holding the final round of the Lower Mainland’s Largest Hot Wing Eating Contest!

The final seven finalists will be gorging on piles of hot wings as they compete for the $500 Grand Prize and the coveted title “King of the Wing”!

The competitors

Wings has been a long-time supporter of the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, so for every #KingoftheWing mention on Twitter and Instagram, they will donate $1. And as an added treat, Sonny Bear the mascot will be in attendance to entertain the kiddos and support the competitors.

Wing in training

Be sure to pop into Wings Tap & Grill, located at 7124 King George Blvd in Surrey to cheer on the competitors!

And remember, for the duration of the competition, for every #KingoftheWing shared on Twitter and Instagram, Wings will donate $1 to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation!


You can start by Tweeting this:

“RT: I am #KingoftheWing @Great_Wings, in support of @BCCHF”

Who doesn’t love great wings?!

Who will be crowned #KingoftheWing?

What do you do when the flame starts to fade? Add some #BedroomSpice {Giveaway}

When you first met your significant other, there was a spark…

Photo credit: Diva of Dating

Photo credit: Diva of Dating

This spark ignited into a flame as you got to know each other better. As you continue in your relationship, that flame bursts into a roaring fire. That is until…the kids come along.

Photo credit: The Sugar a Babies Online

Photo credit: The Sugar a Babies Online

Your time gets filled and energy gets depleted when caring for young children, that having a little “Mommy and Daddy Time” comes few and far between. Sleeping or getting your own things done, take priority. My husband and I haven’t had a Date Night since our daughter was born, four and a half years ago, but we do try to have some “Us Time” after the weelets have gone to bed. So what do you do to keep the fire burning? Date Night? A weekend away? What about a sex tape?! Some couples do this to spice things up when the excitement in their relationship starts to dwindle. With the current technology available to us, making your own home video is an easy accomplishment, but what happens if it gets into the wrong hands? Sex Tape from Sony Pictures releases July 18th, 2014 in theatres Sex Tape Sony Pictures has generously provided Raincity Parent a “Sex Tape” gift basket to giveaway to one lucky reader. This giveaway runs from July 9th-17th, 2014 and is open to Canadian residents only, excluding Quebec. Please enter via the Rafflecopter link below. *Contestants may enter across other blogs, however you may only win on a single blog* a Rafflecopter giveaway “Disclosure: I am part of the Sony Pictures – Sex Tape Movie program with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”

Date Night…what’s that? {Giveaway} #myBestHelper #YMCCommunity

Every parent needs a Date Night once in awhile.

Unless…you have no child care options available.

Five ways date nights may strengthen couples.

(1) A date night is an opportunity to communicate.
(2) Date nights are valuable for their novelty.
(3) Date nights may strengthen or rekindle that romantic spark that can be helpful in sustaining the fires of love over the long haul.
(4) Date nights may strengthen a couple’s sense of commitment to one another.
(5) Date nights are a way to relieve stress.

The American Red Cross did a poll in 2012 that found that 55% of parents surveyed decided to stay home in the past 24 months, because they couldn’t find a babysitter.

I am totally guilty of this!
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Keeping Mommy organized.

Before I had kids, my memory was like a steel trap.

I could recall anything that I was asked and I even remembered stuff for other people.

Now 2 kids down, and I forget what I was going to do as soon as I stand up. Call it Mommy-Brain, I call it, just having WAY too much on my mind. From meal planning, to-do lists, grocery lists, play dates, doctors appointments, and extra curricular activities. I’m running out of room for the not-so-important things, like showering, eating, brushing my teeth. you get the gist.

Busy Mommy.

Busy Mommy.

I must now rely on my smartphone to keep me organized. I have reminders popping up regularly, keeping me on track. If my phone died or was “misplaced”, I would be lost and immediately jump in to panic mode. I sync my calendar with the home computer, so hubby has an idea of what we have going on. I even throw in the occasional “Me Time” appointments that are a requirement to keep Mommy sane. We must however, schedule a little “Mommy & Daddy Time”. We have not had a date since our daughter was born, four years ago.

How do you stay organized? Do you use an app, the calendars on you devices, an old-fashioned calendar or perhaps a day-timer?

Mom's Ultimate Fridge Calendar

Mom’s Ultimate Fridge Calendar