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Deep Thoughts

| March 23, 2017 | 1 Comment
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 | 6 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 | 8 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 | 7 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 | 15 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 | 75 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 | 9 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 | 11 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 | 20 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 | 40 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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Making Space Momma….Taking Care of Ourselves

| February 21, 2017 | 20 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 | 53 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 | 98 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 | 10 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 | 2 Comments
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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