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Charlene

Charlene is a mom of three children, two boys and a girl, and recently returned to work following her third maternity leave. When at home she keeps busy meal planning, entertaining a 2.5 year old and 14 month old, meeting up with mommy friends, aka playdates, and attending school events for her 5 year old. When she has spare time, Charlene loves to cook, spend quality time with her husband, hang out on social media platforms and read a good book. In fact, when she’s not at home, Charlene is a professional Librarian. A graduate of McGill University, she’s worked the field as a Public Librarian, Children’s Librarian, and currently as a Health Information Specialist.

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‘All Fall Down’ and more HOT summer reads!

| July 16, 2015 | 9 Comments
‘All Fall Down’ and more HOT summer reads!

All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner   If you’ve walked through any bookstore or Costco, and are a fan of women’s fiction, you probably know by now that Jennifer Weiner has a new paperback out. Originally released last June, this latest book in Ms. Weiner’s successful titles is an engaging and current read. I received this […]

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DK Canada Books for Canning, Home and Gardening #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 05/24

| April 30, 2015 | 31 Comments
DK Canada Books for Canning, Home and Gardening #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 05/24

 If you’re like me, you probably remember those orange Idiot’s Guides  from the late 90’s. Virtually on every topic imaginable, I’ve borrowed, browsed and bought these books as they suited my interest. But, they’ve changed! I’ve had the opportunity to review two titles from the new line of Idiot’s Guides by DK Canada which includes FULL […]

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Manhattan Clam Chowder

| March 13, 2015 | 22 Comments
Manhattan Clam Chowder

In an effort to be more heart healthy friendly this February, I decided to make an old favourite of mine. I remember ordering Manhattan Clam Chowder at popular steakhouse restaurants as a teenager, but this little known chowder still remains less popular than its counterpart. Keeping with similar flavours of traditional New England Clam Chowder, the […]

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Heart Healthy Eating: the Lowdown on Hidden Salt!

| February 26, 2015 | 16 Comments
Heart Healthy Eating: the Lowdown on Hidden Salt!

As you have probably heard by now, February is Heart Awareness Month. There are many strategies to bring attention to heart disease in women, ways to become more heart healthy and general guidance on heart disease including information on its prevalence. For my part, I am introducing an important topic, one that is very close to […]

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Pinterest: Tried and True…and Failed!

| December 19, 2014 | 11 Comments
Pinterest: Tried and True…and Failed!

Have you spent hours browsing the social media site Pinterest completely in awe of what some people can create? I confess, I have – a lot. Generally, I prefer the cooking side of things and can browse and pin recipes for some time. It’s easy when I have the Pinterest app on my smartphone – […]

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The Body Shop Glazed Apple Collection Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 01/05

| December 16, 2014 | 79 Comments
The Body Shop Glazed Apple Collection Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 01/05

When I first learned I was reviewing the limited edition “Glazed Apple” collection from The Body Shop, I was eager to find out how the apple scent would translate into bath & body products. I was ready to try something new, changing from the typical musky scent to a more light scent that smells pleasing to most. To […]

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Christmas Gift Overload and Your Children: Expectations vs. Reality

| November 19, 2014 | 27 Comments
Christmas Gift Overload and Your Children: Expectations vs. Reality

The Christmas shopping season has begun! There’s no denying it. While you may not hear music playing just yet, there are heaps of Christmas trees, ornaments and other sparkly things to draw your attention to the upcoming season. The gift displays are snazzily done up, and toys and gifts for children available are as abundant as ever. When […]

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