How To Add a Meta Tag to Your WordPress Blog {Must Read for Bloggers}

For those that blog with a true desire to increase traffic, gain a wider audience and improve on their site, I want to share a very simple how-to on adding a meta tag to your Wordpress blog. The first question you may be asking is, what is a meta tag and why do I need it? Well, simply put, it is the description that shows up in search results below your title. The picture below demonstrates how a search result will look once you pop it in Google, for example.  The description that you see pictured below is what it looks like without a meta tag. Obviously, if a search engine is just pulling random content from your site, you have no idea what the description will look like from day to day, especially if you are posting regularly. Thus, a meta tag creates a description that is constant and relevant to what your site content is really all about.

Since first impressions mean all the difference in whether or not a searcher will click on your site, you want this meta tag to guarantee your site looks its best at all times. So, let’s get down to business.  Inserting your meta tag into your WordPress blog is beyond easy. Yes, you have to insert some code, but as long as you can read and follow directions, you are more than ahead of the game.

1.  Log into your WordPress Dashboard.

2.  Hover over Appearance (located on the left side of your dashboard) and click on Editor.

3.  Click on the Header.php Template.

4.  Copy the complete code and save it to a clipboard or something that you can use to retrieve it “just in case” you make a mistake. I would rather have you be overly cautious than to find out the hard way.

5.  Find the first <head> tag and immediately under it insert the code <meta name=”description” content=”your blog description” />

6.  In the “your blog description” space, replace it with a description of what your blog is about.  Keep it to the point and keyword relevant.  If you are a blogger that writes about parenting, make sure to use Parenting in the description. For example, “BlogXYZ focuses on parenting, scrap-booking and great deals for everyone”.

6.  Scroll down and Update File.

7.  Your site should show up in search results with your new meta tag shortly! (The picture below shows the new meta tag description that displays in the search results!)

Beyond easy, right?

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Egg Hunting Through the Eyes of a Child #KinderMom

Disclosure: I’m part of the Kinder® Mom program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

Since becoming a mom, I see so many things through the eyes of my children. Each holiday is always filled with such wonder, excitement and definitely tons of fun! For Easter, we enjoy a month filled with goodies, stories and of course, eggs! We don’t have a yard, so the last couple years we have had our egg hunts indoors. It may not be the most traditional approach to egg hunting, but it works and the kids have a blast. 

Egg HuntingThinking of having your egg hunt indoors? Here are a few indoor egg hunting tips to keep in mind:

  • Keep your pets in mind. Whether you are using real eggs, chocolate eggs, or small goodies, you need to make sure they don’t pose a hazard to your pets. Consider keeping your cat or dog in a separate room for the hunt or monitor them closely.
  • Keep the hunt age appropriate. Make sure to hide the eggs where little hands can get to them safely.
  • Keep the temperature reasonable. Remember that chocolate can melt quickly and no one likes a mess to clean out of the carpet.
  • Consider an after-breakfast or after-lunch egg hunt. Egg hunting on a full stomach helps to avoid too much candy consumption at once.

Egg Hunting Kinder Surprise

I was excited to see that Kinder has once again partnered with Children’s Miracle Network to provide 12 baskets to CMN hospitals.  Kinder will also be donating another $25,000 to help support this non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children’s hospitals across North America. 

Make sure to check out Kinder Canada’s Facebook page for all the Easter fun and more!

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Sofia the First: The Floating Palace

Disclosure: My 3 Little Kittens did receive a DVD for review. All opinions are honest & that of My 3 Little Kittens.

I have been a Little Mermaid fan since I was a child. I can still remember going to see it in the movie theatre. It blew me away. So when I learned the newest Sofia the First release would include Ariel, I was ecstatic!

My daughter is a huge fan of Sofia the First and getting the chance to watch a mermaid episode was awesome. Best of all, there are two Sofia Friendship Bracelets included! The bracelets are adorable and my daughter wears them everywhere now!   

Sofia the First: The Floating Palace carries a very strong message of the importance of friendship. I couldn’t agree more and I love that it is all about doing the right thing, even when it isn’t always easy. I have to also add that the voice of Ariel is done by Jodi Benson! She has always been the voice of Ariel and I was so glad to see Disney staying true to that! 

Sofia the First The Floating Palace

Do YOU believe in mermaids? You will – when you set sail on a magical full-length adventure under the sea with Sofia the First! After Sofia helps a young mermaid named Oona, Sofia’s amulet grants her the power to transform into a mermaid and visit her new friend’s secret underwater kingdom. But when Cedric (disguised as a sea monster) plots to steal Oona’s enchanted Mermaid Comb, danger surfaces for both worlds. With a little help from special guest, Princess Ariel, Sofia embarks on an adventure to rescue Oona. Overflowing with oceans of song-filled fun – plus three more exciting episodes – Sofia the First: The Floating Palace proves that when families and friends work together, they can weather any storm and save the day!

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Bunnies in the Lettuce Patch Cupcakes

It is hard to believe that Easter is less than a week away. It seems like each holiday creeps up faster and faster each year. Luckily for me, I was prepared. I did my shopping for Easter goodies last month. It allowed me to get some Easter treats finished early instead of waiting last minute.

Cupcakes are one of the most favourite desserts in my home, I decided to be a little creative. My Bunnies in the Lettuce Patch Cupcakes are not only ridiculously easy to make, but they are also Easter bunny approved!
 Bunnies in the Lettuce Patch Cupcakes

You will need:

  • chocolate cupcakes prepared as directed
  • mini Russell Stover’s Easter Bunnies
  • green food dye
  • buttercream icing
  • Wilton disposable icing bag with #18 tip

For these particular cupcakes, I went with my Peanut Butter Buttercream Recipe! It pairs perfectly with chocolate cupcakes and the taste is divine!

Use green food dye to colour the frosting and piped it out to make the lettuce patch using a Wilton #18 tip. I finished the look by adding one bunny per cupcake. I went with mini Russell Stover’s Easter Bunnies that I picked up from the Bulk Barn!

Bunnies in the Lettuce Patch Cupcakes Recipe

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Disney’s The Pirate Fairy

Disclosure: My 3 Little Kittens did receive a DVD for review. All opinions are honest & that of My 3 Little Kittens.

I have been a fan of Tinkerbelle for as long as I can remember. Disney movies have always been a favourite of mine and I have so enjoyed being able to share them with my children. My daughter especially loves the fairies. The newest Disney release, The Pirate Fairy, was one I was beyond excited to share with my daughter. I waited months for it to be released and squealed myself when it finally arrived.  

So what made this movie so special? Well, let us just say that my daughter now shares her name with a Disney Fairy! My daughter’s name isn’t common by any means, so it is pretty awesome. The Pirate Fairy is filled with adventure, lessons and the meaning of friendship. It even features a cabin boy named James who eventually becomes Captain Hook!

The Pirate Fairy

The all-new swashbuckling film from the latest Tinker Bell adventure comes,  The Pirate Fairy, which follows a smart and ambitious dust-keeper fairy named Zarina who’s captivated by Blue Pixie Dust and its endless possibilities. When her wild ideas get her into trouble, she flees Pixie Hollow and joins forces with the scheming pirates of Skull Rock, who make her caption of their ship. Tinker Bell and her friends embark on an epic adventure to find Zarina, and together they go sword-to-sword with the band of pirates led by a cabin boy named James, who’ll soon be known as Captain Hook himself.

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