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Blankaroo Baby: Quality Kids Clothes Made in Ottawa #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN

| February 22, 2017 | 8 Comments
Blankaroo Baby: Quality Kids Clothes Made in Ottawa #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN

 Blankaroo Baby: Quality Kids Clothes Made in Ottawa One of my goals this year was to be a more conscious consumer, especially when it comes to clothing for my family and I. In short, no more “fast fashion”, purchasing our clothing either from small businesses or second-hand instead. That’s one of the reasons I was […]

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Making Space Momma….Taking Care of Ourselves

| February 21, 2017 | 4 Comments
Making Space Momma….Taking Care of Ourselves

  One of the biggest challenges both my clients and I face is finding the time to take care of ourselves! We want to be fit, energetic, and confident in our own skin, but who has the time (and often the money)? Gyms, trainers, recovery, meal prep, grocery shopping, family-friendly meals, and actually cooking! It […]

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Tips to Enhance Intimacy in your Relationship #ChurchAndDwight ~ Giveaway CAN 03/10

| February 20, 2017 | 10 Comments
Tips to Enhance Intimacy in your Relationship #ChurchAndDwight ~ Giveaway CAN 03/10

Tips to Enhance Intimacy in your Relationship     Do you dare to be bold and expand your horizons when it comes to your sex life? Let’s face it – sex is something to celebrate! It helps reduce stress and lets us feel more connected to our partner. Increasing intimacy often comes down to feeling […]

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Be Award Season Ready with Conair Canada! #Review #Giveaway ~ Canada 03/10

| February 16, 2017 | 69 Comments
Be Award Season Ready with Conair Canada! #Review #Giveaway ~ Canada 03/10

  Be Award Season Ready with Conair Canada!   It’s that time of year! Lights are being put up and the red carpets are being rolled out for awards season! Whether you are attending one of these events or are getting the gang together to host a party to watch one, looking your best is […]

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20 Family Events in Ottawa to Celebrate Canada 150

| February 15, 2017 | 9 Comments
20 Family Events in Ottawa to Celebrate Canada 150

20 Family Events in Ottawa to Celebrate Canada 150   2017 is the year for all Canadian to become excited as we begin to celebrate Canada 150th anniversary of confederation! There will be other festivities happening around our great nation, but nothing like what is going to happen in our nation’s capital! Take a look […]

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7 Ideas to Spend Valentine’s Day with Your Kids #LoveHallmarkCA ~ Giveaway CAN 02/20

| February 10, 2017 | 32 Comments
7 Ideas to Spend Valentine’s Day with Your Kids #LoveHallmarkCA ~ Giveaway CAN 02/20

    7 Ideas to Spend Valentine’s Day with Your Kids Valentine’s Day is not just for couples; it’s for everyone. Kids especially enjoy this holiday because it gives them a chance to say how much they love you in fun ways. Kids love sharing cards with friends but they also enjoy doing something special […]

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5 Great Ideas for Valentine’s Day Activities

| February 7, 2017 | 12 Comments
5 Great Ideas for Valentine’s Day Activities

5 Great Ideas for Valentine’s Day Activities Giving candy, flowers and Valentine cards to loved ones is just one way to spend this special holiday. If you’re searching for a way to make things a little more exciting, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy throughout the holiday. Here are five great ideas […]

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Enjoying Me Time with Garnier Whole Blends!

| February 6, 2017 | 12 Comments
Enjoying Me Time with Garnier Whole Blends!

     Enjoying Me Time with Garnier Whole Blends!   Although this post has been generously sponsored by Garnier Whole Blends, the opinions and language are my own. “Me Time?” This is a rare occasion in my home. Chasing after a teenager and two young children makes it a bit difficult to block off a […]

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Top 10 Things to Do on Valentine’s Day

| February 3, 2017 | 5 Comments
Top 10 Things to Do on Valentine’s Day

  Top 10 Things to Do on Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day is a great time to show the special people in your life how much they mean to you. In addition to or in place of buying candy and flowers, get out of the house and go somewhere special. There are many ways for couples […]

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Hooray for Dad

| January 25, 2017 | 2 Comments
Hooray for Dad

Today is Hubs’s birthday, I thought today would be a good day to express my appreciation for something in particular that he brings to our family. Namely, he has a nonexistent threshold for the kid activities for which I have about two minutes of patience/interest, such as wrestling and snowball fights. I don’t know how […]

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Snuggle Bugz Celebrates its Grand Opening in Kanata!

| January 24, 2017 | 1 Comment
Snuggle Bugz Celebrates its Grand Opening in Kanata!

  Hush little baby don’t say a word… Mommy’s going to buy you everything you need at the brand new Snuggle Bugz store in Kanata! Anyone who’s a parent knows that with a child comes not only great responsibility, but a great many things to buy for as well. Notably strollers, car seats, baby gear, bath, diapering and […]

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Have a Romantic Valentine’s Day without Breaking the Bank

| January 19, 2017 | 1 Comment
Have a Romantic Valentine’s Day without Breaking the Bank

  Have a Romantic Valentine’s Day without Breaking the Bank Spending a romantic Valentine’s Day with the love of your life doesn’t have to cost you a small fortune. You just need to get a little creative and think outside the box. For example, a dozen red roses is a great gift but it’s also […]

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New Year…New Perspective

| January 16, 2017 | 1 Comment
New Year…New Perspective

  New Year…New Perspective Happy New Year!  2017 has arrived and like many, you are motivated in making certain changes in your life. Some call it a resolution, I choose to call it a goal. What is the difference between a resolution and a goal? I find that most people are focused on what they want to […]

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21 Winter Family Fun Events and Activities Around Ottawa

| January 11, 2017 | 12 Comments
21 Winter Family Fun Events and Activities Around Ottawa

The longer, colder days are making way for the change of the season! Winter is here! Just because the temperatures are dropping doesn’t mean that you and your family have to be stuck inside during winter. The Ottawa-Gatineau region has plenty of events and activities to get you to enjoy the coldest of seasons! Here […]

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Modern Moms Seek Contemporary Education and Lasting Connections

| January 6, 2017 | 1 Comment
Modern Moms Seek Contemporary Education and Lasting Connections

          Modern moms seek contemporary education and lasting connections Mommy Connections program is now available in the Ottawa area! Ottawa area moms…There is a new Mom specific program in town, geared toward current trends and hot topics. Mommy Connections has arrived in the Ottawa area and is changing the face of […]

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Big Boots

| January 4, 2017 | 4 Comments
Big Boots

Purchasing footwear for kids is always a great reminder of how fast kids are growing. “I can’t believe it,” we say as they tromp around in their new boots.  Well, believe it. They had these adorable little round kid boots last year, and now they have these giant monster truck-tire jobbies with velcro (bought from […]

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Family Game Night

| December 29, 2016 | 9 Comments
Family Game Night

We have a decent collection of board games, mostly from the days when we’d get together with friends for “game nights”. Nowadays, Hubs and I occasionally enjoy a game of Dominion or Lost Cities when we go wild and try something other than Netflix.   Board games are fun. We look forward to playing many […]

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Sharing the Spirit of Giving

| December 27, 2016 | 4 Comments
Sharing the Spirit of Giving

  It’s a snowy day and I sit in front of our large breakfast nook window with my two children, watching the snowflakes stick to the trees like thick vanilla icing. It’s one of those cozy days where it feels good to not have to go anywhere, to just stay put and be present in […]

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Candy Cane Problems

| December 21, 2016 | 5 Comments
Candy Cane Problems

I can’t unwrap a candy cane without breaking them. Who cares, right? Tastes the same. Not to kids, it doesn’t. It tastes like minty disappointment. There’s no greater ruiner than she who was entrusted with a new candy cane and broke it, and no one more insulted than he whose brother managed to get an […]

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The “Sugar High” Myth

| December 20, 2016 | 4 Comments
The “Sugar High” Myth

Candy-filled Halloween was not long ago, yet we’re already into the Christmas cookie season. Given that, I have a fun fact for you: Did you know that the “sugar high” is not a thing? I admittedly sometimes feel skeptical, especially on Halloween night, spending a good hour being mauled by my two rowdy, KitKat-filled post-trick-or-treaters […]

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Raising Independent Learners

| December 13, 2016 | 7 Comments
Raising Independent Learners

Raising Independent Learners As parents, we all want our kids to succeed. Sometimes that means helping with their homework – but too much help may do more harm than good. It can be a nightly struggle to get our kids to buckle down and complete their homework, so helping them get it done seems only […]

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40 Fun Christmas Crafts for Kids

| December 12, 2016 | 8 Comments
40 Fun Christmas Crafts for Kids

    Are you running out of ideas for Christmas crafts to do with your kids? You will find below 40 fun and unusual Christmas crafts you can make with the family! You will certainly find a few that you have never created before! Merry Christmas!! 40 Fun Christmas Crafts for Kids Yarn Tree via […]

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Sparkle & Shine with Amopé Canada! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/30

| December 7, 2016 | 105 Comments
Sparkle & Shine with Amopé Canada! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/30

Shopping. Baking. Wrapping. Crafting. These are just a few of the things we do to get ready for the holidays in our family. Along with the everyday tasks our hands perform, this list of things has already lead to my nails becoming dull-looking with a few chips here and there. Amopé Canada wants nails looking […]

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All About Elf on a Shelf, Should You Do It For Your Children?

| December 5, 2016 | 10 Comments
All About Elf on a Shelf, Should You Do It For Your Children?

  All About Elf on a Shelf, Should You Do It For Your Children?   If you’ve never heard of Elf on a Shelf, you are missing out on a fun, family friendly Christmas tradition for the holidays. What is Elf on a Shelf you ask? Elf on a Shelf was created with the idea […]

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