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How Single Moms Can Master Parenting

| April 25, 2017 | 1 Comment
How Single Moms Can Master Parenting

  How Single Moms Can Master Parenting If you’re a single mother, there are many different challenges you will face each day. Parenting is a difficult task for anyone but when you’re doing it all on your own, it can be even harder.  While you might not be able to do anything to change the […]

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Disney’s Goldie & Bear: Best Fairytale Friends Activity Games

| April 24, 2017 | 3 Comments
Disney’s Goldie & Bear: Best Fairytale Friends Activity Games

Join best Friends Goldie and Bear on their adventures through Fairy Tale Forest in Disney Junior’s hit series Goldie & Bear: Best Fairytale Friends! The DVD includes 7 episodes for over 2 hours of classic fairytales with a twist! Plus FREE Exclusive Playtime Fun Activity Kit with re-usable stickers, games and more!  “Goldie & Bear” is a fairytale-inspired Disney Junior animated series […]

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Some Handy Life Insurance Terms You Should Know

| April 18, 2017 | 10 Comments
Some Handy Life Insurance Terms You Should Know

  Life insurance can be an overwhelming shopping experience for most people. So many different terms and jargon its easy to get confused and it’s hard to admit you don’t understand something. Here is a list of some basic terms you should know to help you have a better understanding of what your dealing with. […]

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Celebrate National Pet Owners Day On April 18th!

| April 17, 2017 | 6 Comments
Celebrate National Pet Owners Day On April 18th!

    Do you know that it’s National Pet Owner’s Day on April 18th, 2017? I certainly didn’t and think it’s an amazing idea to celebrate the owners of pets every year! After all, pet owners do take care of them as if they were their own children. The last time my family had a pet, I was a child back […]

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A Sneak Peek Behind MOSAΪCANADA 150/GATINEAU 2017 for Canada 150! #OuatouaisFun

| April 13, 2017 | 6 Comments
A Sneak Peek Behind MOSAΪCANADA 150/GATINEAU 2017 for Canada 150! #OuatouaisFun

  A Sneak Peek Behind MOSAΪCANADA 150/GATINEAU 2017 for Canada 150!   Plants. Some people may not think much of them, but when they are used to create larger than life sculptures, they can be a wonder to behold. MOSAΪCANADA 150/GATINEAU 2017 has mastered mosaiculture (the art of glass mosaic and the origins of artistic […]

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Lighten your Spring Meals with Canadian Turkey! #TryTurkey

| April 11, 2017 | 87 Comments
Lighten your Spring Meals with Canadian Turkey! #TryTurkey

  Lighten your Spring Meals with Canadian Turkey!     The temperature is rising. The flowers are budding. The snow is all but gone on the ground. These are three great signs that spring has arrived! With the change in season come a switch in the types we want to serve. Warm and comfort foods […]

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Bring Kids to Step Out in Style at the Carlingwood Easter Hat Parade! #CarlingwoodEasterParade

| April 10, 2017 | 1 Comment
Bring Kids to Step Out in Style at the Carlingwood Easter Hat Parade! #CarlingwoodEasterParade

Bring Kids to Step Out in Style at the Carlingwood Easter Hat Parade! #CarlingwoodEasterParade   Who doesn’t love a parade? They are usually organized to commemorate a celebration. Fun music, colourful costumes always draw a throng of people together.  These sorts of events also bring laughter and delight to both its participants and to those […]

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Kids! Style Your Perfect Easter Bonnet at the Hat Creation Event! #CarlingwoodEasterParade.

| April 6, 2017 | 4 Comments
Kids! Style Your Perfect Easter Bonnet at the Hat Creation Event! #CarlingwoodEasterParade.

Kids! Style Your Perfect Easter Bonnet at the Hat Creation Event! One item of clothing that is synonymous with Easter is a bonnet. They are fun, festive and perfect to have on hand when going on a hunt for the goodies the Easter Bunny hid in crafty places. Would you like for your child to […]

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Parenting Strategies for Common Family Challenges

| April 4, 2017 | 6 Comments
Parenting Strategies for Common Family Challenges

Parenting Strategies for Common Family Challenges   Your kid gets sick and suddenly your plans to clean the house, get to work on time, or follow through with some other commitment get derailed. Sound familiar? As parents, we face challenges like this daily. Having children is a blessing. But some days it can have us […]

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20 Spring Family Fun Activities in Ottawa-Outaouais

| March 29, 2017 | 5 Comments
20 Spring Family Fun Activities in Ottawa-Outaouais

20 Spring Family Fun Activities in Ottawa Now that spring has finally sprung in the nation’s capital, families can get outdoors more and enjoy more of what this city has to offer! Ottawa is a great city that offers many events and activities for families to enjoy and take part in during this time of […]

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5 Easy Ways to Sleep Peacefully During Late Pregnancy

| March 27, 2017 | 2 Comments
5 Easy Ways to Sleep Peacefully During Late Pregnancy

  5 Easy Ways to Sleep Peacefully during Late Pregnancy It is the last leg of your pregnancy, you are in your third trimester and coming in fast for the final stretch (pardon the pun). Pretty soon, you will be experiencing the happiness of being a parent first hand. You are so close that you […]

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Deep Thoughts

Deep Thoughts

My little boy turned 6 today. I started this blog when he was 7 months old! After much arguing with his brother as to whether he classified as a Small kid or a Medium kid, I think it was confirmed that he is now officially Medium. That brain is always going on my Medium son. […]

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4 Tricks to Get Your Children Eating Healthier

| March 22, 2017 | 12 Comments
4 Tricks to Get Your Children Eating Healthier

   4 Tricks to Get Your Children Eating Healthier Some kids will eat almost anything you put on their plate and others, not so much. These picky eaters are hard to please and usually want to eat the same thing over and over. It’s especially common in younger children. Unfortunately, that’s not very healthy. Therefore, […]

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3 Simple Ways to Prepare Your Family for Easter

| March 21, 2017 | 9 Comments
3 Simple Ways to Prepare Your Family for Easter

  3 Simple Ways to Prepare Your Family for Easter There is more to Easter than egg hunts and chocolate bunnies. If you are of the Christian faith, this holiday is even more sacred to you. Easter is the Christian celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his crucifixion. For […]

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Beauty and the Beast Movie, is it Child Friendly?

| March 20, 2017 | 11 Comments
Beauty and the Beast Movie, is it Child Friendly?

This has been discussed multiple times in our household. My wife and I have both enjoyed the original Beauty and the Beast Movie since it first came out in 1991. As soon as we heard that they were doing a live-action version and that it would star Emma Watson, we agreed to see it in […]

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How Stress Can Show Up In Your Life  

| March 16, 2017 | 18 Comments
How Stress Can Show Up In Your Life   

Let’s face it, our mommy lives can get pretty darn hectic, which can make us quite stressed out. Some amounts of stress can be healthy, but when we are stressed out for long periods of time, our body will start showing signs that we need to slow down, take a deep breath (or two) and […]

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3 Tips to Teach Children to Respect Discipline

| March 15, 2017 | 11 Comments
3 Tips to Teach Children to Respect Discipline

  3 Tips to Teach Children to Respect Discipline One of the toughest parts of being a parent is discipline. While some parents handle discipline better than others, and some children take to it better than others, we all face challenges. If you want your children to respond well to discipline, you need to teach […]

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5 Fun Ways for Kids to Hop into Spring with Funrise Toys! #Review #Giveaway

| March 9, 2017 | 86 Comments
5 Fun Ways for Kids to Hop into Spring with Funrise Toys! #Review #Giveaway

5 Fun Ways for Kids to Hop into Spring with Funrise Toys! March is here! That means that spring is just around the corner. With warmer weather on its way, kids can’t wait to see more sun and to watch the world come back to life. Funrise Toys wants kids to hop into spring this […]

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A How-To Guide for Communication with Your Child

| March 6, 2017 | 10 Comments
A How-To Guide for Communication with Your Child

A How-To Guide for Communication with Your Child Children don’t come with guidebooks and since every child is unique, it can be difficult to know how to connect with your child. While there are books, videos, experts, classes, and more to tell you how to do it, no one can tell you exactly what will […]

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Spring into the 2017 Ottawa-Gatineau International Auto Show #Giveaway ~ Ottawa 03/11

| March 3, 2017 | 4 Comments
Spring into the 2017 Ottawa-Gatineau International Auto Show #Giveaway ~ Ottawa 03/11

Spring into the 2017 Ottawa-Gatineau International Auto Show   With spring just around the corner, the Ottawa-Gatineau International Auto Show is gearing up for this year’s event!  The Shaw Centre will be home to over 30 automotive manufacturers presenting their latest automobiles, trucks and SUVs. It will take place from March 16 – 19, 2017. […]

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Kids & Company Giveaway ~ Childcare, Birthday Party or Camp ~ Ottawa Area 03/31

| February 27, 2017 | 17 Comments
Kids & Company Giveaway ~ Childcare, Birthday Party or Camp ~ Ottawa Area 03/31

  Kids & Company, proudly Canadian provides high-quality child care and early learning in almost 100 locations across Canada in the United States. Care ranges from full-time, flexible part-time, emergency back-up, and/or camp programs in an innovative and stimulating environment.   Children participate in a variety of proprietary learning and physical activity programs, and enjoy […]

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Clair’s Adventures: That Time at the Zoo – A Book Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 03/31

| February 27, 2017 | 21 Comments
Clair’s Adventures: That Time at the Zoo – A Book Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 03/31

Clair’s Adventures: That Time at the Zoo      That Time at the Zoo is a newly released children’s book by Marilyn Green, a Board Certified Assistant Behaviour Analyst, mother, and well-known blogger from Ottawa. The book is about a little girl named Clair and an adventure she and her mother have at the zoo. […]

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Hotmilk Sports Nursing Bra Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 03/24

| February 24, 2017 | 41 Comments
Hotmilk Sports Nursing Bra Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 03/24

  Hotmilk Sports Nursing Bra As mentioned in a previous post, remaining active both pre- and post- baby has been a priority for me. I enjoy a variety of activities such as strength training, yoga, running, swimming and hiking. Finding appropriate fitness apparel that is also nursing-friendly has been a challenge, however. I was really […]

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

| February 22, 2017 | 53 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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