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Rebecca left her corporate cubicle to start Concierge Home Services, which helps makes lives better for busy homeowners by providing house cleaning, pet sitting, and home check services. Her company now has 6 locations in 3 cities, and ready for more franchisees. Rebecca practises kundalini yoga every morning, loves reading, learning, and quality time with her 2 daughters and baby grandson.

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4 Reasons to Hire a Pro

| January 26, 2016 | 3 Comments
4 Reasons to Hire a Pro

    Everyone wants to get the best value for their dollar, and everyone loves a deal. But there is a big difference between discount shoes and discount services. Sometimes, cheap can be expensive. Here are 4 reasons to hire a pro. Experience The internet is so wonderful, and can reveal so much information. It […]

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Making Lists

| October 14, 2015 | 2 Comments
Making Lists

  I have been making lists all my life. I have a vivid memory of sitting at my little painted desk at the age of 5, using a ruler to carefully measure out a chart to keep track of something. Over my long history of creating lists, charts, and timetables my commitment levels have varied. I […]

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Spring Cleaning

| April 14, 2015 | 9 Comments
Spring Cleaning

‘Tis the time of year for spring cleaning. Given the nature of my business, it is certainly on my mind, no matter what the weather is doing. There is just something about this time of year which inspires a sense of renewal and an urge to clear away dirt and mess. There is the unpleasantness […]

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Breaking Up

| February 9, 2015 | 5 Comments
Breaking Up

  This isn’t a post about divorce or ending a committed relationship. At least, not really. It is about breaking up the relationships which support you in your life, which can also be committed. It can also be dramatic and traumatic. If you’ve ever had to fire your child care provider, you know what I mean. Breaking […]

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Gifting Stress

| December 17, 2014 | 18 Comments
Gifting Stress

This is the time of year for gifting stress. There is the actual stress of shopping – traffic, parking lots, crowds, lineups. I dislike shopping malls, and crowds make me crazy, so my ideal gift is purchased online and delivered to my door. There is also the stress of deciding what to buy for whom and […]

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To Santa, or Not to Santa?

| December 2, 2014 | 18 Comments
To Santa, or Not to Santa?

Santa is everywhere. He shows up earlier every year. The whole Christmas decor and shopping mayhem used to begin on December 1. Then it started at American Thanksgiving (thanks, Franklin D Roosevelt). It slowly creeped up to Canadian Thanksgiving. A few years ago all the Santas and Jingle Bells began to appear on November 1. […]

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Technology Edge

| October 8, 2014 | 1 Comment
Technology Edge

Remember when people used to talk about the newest thing, on the cutting edge of technology? This was back in the day when stretches of time existed between the latest thing. Now it feels that we live each day on the technology edge, with a continuous stream of newer faster cooler smaller. I am certainly not […]

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Confessions from Mommy Camp

| August 6, 2014 | 7 Comments
Confessions from Mommy Camp

My youngest hesitated a moment before informing me solemnly, “I like daddy camp better than mommy camp.” Ouch! Here are my confessions from mommy camp. She had recently spent a glorious week with her on-vacation-from-a-real-job dad. They followed the schedule she carefully worked out and colour coded. Swimming on Monday. Movie on Tuesday. Bowling on Wednesday. […]

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Procrastination

| May 21, 2014 | 3 Comments
Procrastination

  There is a reason it has been so long since I’ve posted. I’m just not sure what it is. “Write Blog Post” keeps getting bumped from my carefully tended list of action items. Why? Is it really because I’ve been busy? (Thought truly, I have been) Or is it a simple case of procrastination? […]

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Know When Enough is Enough

| December 23, 2013 | 5 Comments
Know When Enough is Enough

It is a question all mothers ask themselves. Are we doing enough for our kids? What more should we be doing for them? Business owners ask themselves the same sort of questions, but that could be a whole other post! Whether you are running a business or running a household, it is a challenge to […]

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Lifestyle is a Matter of Age and Stage

| November 8, 2013 | 6 Comments
Lifestyle is a Matter of Age and Stage

When you meet a woman you know to be a mom, do you ask her how old her kids are? I know I have. I’ve just recently understood why. It is more than being polite. More than being curious. It is to understand her lifestyle. Our schedule, our energy, and how we spend our weekends […]

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Outsourcing Birthdays

| October 15, 2013 | 11 Comments
Outsourcing Birthdays

Am I a bad mum for outsourcing as much of a recent birthday party as possible? In theory, outsourcing isn’t a bad thing. I built a business on people outsourcing their housework, after all. Many companies exist to provide services to people who are too busy or can’t be bothered. When it came time to organize […]

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The Other Time of Year for Resolutions

| September 30, 2013 | 2 Comments
The Other Time of Year for Resolutions

Forget January 1. Most moms I know are making resolutions for the first day of school. It is a fitting time. The crisp backpack, the fresh lunchbox, the hope in each new notebook. It just makes sense to make changes and establish new habits. However, it seems to me that many resolutions are not really […]

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