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Score Big This Hockey Season #ChurchAndDwight #Giveaway ~ 11/07

| October 17, 2016 | 68 Comments
Score Big This Hockey Season #ChurchAndDwight #Giveaway ~ 11/07

When you start hearing about about skates, helmets and tournaments – oh my, it must be hockey season! My son started playing house league hockey when he was 5 years old and stopped when he was 15. My husband also volunteered as an assistant coach and helped the players improve their hockey skills while having fun on […]

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3 Fabulous Fall Books with DK Canada! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 11/18

| October 13, 2016 | 51 Comments
3 Fabulous Fall Books with DK Canada! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 11/18

For some people, fall is a season full of colour and wonder. For others, it is a time to escape the cool and wet weather it brings by staying indoors. One way to entertain yourself while staying away from the elements is by reading a great book. DK Canada has a large variety of titles […]

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The Soul Shift of Motherhood

| October 12, 2016 | 14 Comments
The Soul Shift of Motherhood

The Soul Shift I consider myself a keen observer of modern motherhood. I’ve stood outside the lines of the working mom playing field for three years now and have treated my career break as a planned sabbatical. I made the conscious decision to create space for a life shift and a new identity no longer […]

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Gear Up to Attend the Maker Faire! #MFO16

| October 10, 2016 | 7 Comments
Gear Up to Attend the Maker Faire! #MFO16

Love putting things together or have a creative spirit? If this sounds like you or someone you know, you should get geared up and attend the Maker Faire! It takes place on October 15-16, 2016 at the Aberdeen Pavilion on Exhibition Way from 10 am to 5 pm.     Maker Faire is the Greatest […]

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Look & Feel Good with Gaiam Pro Apparel! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 11/11

| October 6, 2016 | 52 Comments
Look & Feel Good with Gaiam Pro Apparel! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 11/11

  I made a vow to myself to start getting in shape to make me into a better me this year. One of the methods I am using to achieve this goal is by becoming more active by doing yoga.  I realized that having clothing that fit well make all the difference in how well […]

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A New Way to Access Care Providers

| October 4, 2016 | 5 Comments
A New Way to Access Care Providers

  When you’re trying to hire a nanny, a babysitter, or housekeeper, or elder care provider, where do you turn? For most families, the days of putting a notice in the newspapers are long gone, and many go online to find help. The abundance of options available on the Internet is both a blessing and […]

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If You Give a Kid Some Tape…

| October 4, 2016 | 7 Comments
If You Give a Kid Some Tape…

Do you have a maker kid at your house? I do! The good people at Dollarama probably recognize me as the one always buying armloads of masking tape. No toy can compare to the endless possibilities of tape. I recently had to take apart a pirate ship made of two dining room chairs held together […]

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Baby Gift Shopping Made Easy with Best Buy! #BestBuyBaby

| October 3, 2016 | 3 Comments
Baby Gift Shopping Made Easy with Best Buy! #BestBuyBaby

  Gift shopping for a baby shower is something I LOVE doing! I am getting something special for amazing friends and family members, and the items I am choosing from is adorable. One problem I encounter when going out to buy a baby gift is where to start. I was surprised to find out that […]

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Be Baby Ready with Products from Best Buy! #BestBuyBaby #Giveaway ~ CAN 10/21

| September 22, 2016 | 134 Comments
Be Baby Ready with Products from Best Buy! #BestBuyBaby #Giveaway ~ CAN 10/21

Babies. Whether it is the start of a new family or a new addition to an established one, they are an anticipated event a family looks forward to happening. There are so many things new parents have to think about when getting ready for their new bundle of joy. This list can become exhaustive for […]

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3 Books of Discovery with DK Canada! #Review #Giveaway CAN 10/07

| September 13, 2016 | 63 Comments
3 Books of Discovery with DK Canada! #Review #Giveaway CAN 10/07

Books have always been a means of escape for my family. We are able to travel to lands near and far by picking a title from our home library. Whether it is fiction or non-fiction, DK Canada has made reading for our family a realm of discovery we are enchanted by whenever we flip through […]

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Give and Take Campaign at Trade Secrets! #TSGT2016

| September 12, 2016 | 9 Comments
Give and Take Campaign at Trade Secrets! #TSGT2016

Trade Secrets is celebrating 10 years of giving! Trade Secrets launched again this year their Give and Take Campaign! Bring in a USED hair appliance (preferably gently used) to any store in Canada and get 50% of a NEW appliance (on select styles)! The appliances they collect will go to local charities! I really need […]

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Fall Family Activities Around Ottawa #MyOttawa

| September 9, 2016 | 13 Comments
Fall Family Activities Around Ottawa #MyOttawa

Fall is here! Just because the days are becoming shorter and cooler does not mean the fun in Ottawa has come to an end! There are plenty of fun autumn activities happening in and around the city for you and your family to enjoy! We have put together a list of some of events and […]

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Staying Calm in the Midst of Kid Chaos

| August 29, 2016 | 5 Comments
Staying Calm in the Midst of Kid Chaos

    Staying Calm in the Midst of Kid Chaos For most moms, life is hectic. Shuffling kids today care, school, sports; running to the grocery store; making breakfast, lunch, and dinner; not to mention making a living. Stress abounds, and it is very difficult to keep your cool when your daughter is crying because […]

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Notes from a Five-Year-Old

| August 10, 2016 | 3 Comments
Notes from a Five-Year-Old

Five-year-old Big Bro is making great strides with reading and writing. He never ceases to find an opportunity to write these days, be it making a book or adding CHES!! to the grocery list (“cheese”, FYI; exclamation marks to illustrate urgency). Why, just the other Saturday morning, he he made a “Don’t wake up Mama” […]

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The Teeter Totter of Life – The New Paradigm to “Work/Life Balance”

| August 9, 2016 | 2 Comments
The Teeter Totter of Life – The New Paradigm to “Work/Life Balance”

Do you ever feel the pressure to “do it all?” Like you should be in two places at one time – be with your kids and be at the office? Hang out with your friends or take a yoga class? Trying to balance work and life can create tremendous amounts of stress, anxiety and pressure […]

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Do Less, Be More

| August 8, 2016 | 6 Comments
Do Less, Be More

    Thanks to the Ottawa Mommy Club, I was one of the lucky ones to attend the pre-screening for the movie Bad Moms this week. Even though the story was laced with tons of humor, the message I came out with was, do less, be more. We are busy, really busy. We are working […]

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A Ladies’ Night to Remember with #BadMoms ~ Movie Review!

| August 3, 2016 | 4 Comments
A Ladies’ Night to Remember with #BadMoms ~ Movie Review!

What is a “bad mom?” There are so many different parenting styles, it really hard to judge what makes a good mom from a bad one. The makers of The Hangover series decided to tackle this theme in their film Bad Moms. I was lucky enough to have had the opportunity to have attended a […]

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4 Books for Family Fun with DK Canada! #Review #Giveaway

| July 27, 2016 | 52 Comments
4 Books for Family Fun with DK Canada! #Review #Giveaway

Summer fun can be had in so many different ways. Fun can be an adventure, exploring new features the world is sharing as the season passes along. It can also be through creating items a family can eat or be entertained by. DK Canada asked me to review four titles that can help a family […]

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Wakey, Wakey

Wakey, Wakey

I do  love seeing my kids’ shining little faces each morning. But sometimes, particularly lately where the early July sunrise means “it’s daytime, Mama” as of 5 a.m., it’s also nice to dream of a bit of time to come to terms with reality first. Wakey, Wakey! Every so often, I get a teaser. Nice […]

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How To Find The Car That Is Right for You

| July 12, 2016 | 15 Comments
How To Find The Car That Is Right for You

  How to Find the Car That Is Right for You For years, people have been making jokes about minivans, the ultimate ‘mom car’. Of course, there is nothing wrong with a minivan. It certainly gets you from Point A to B and can carry an entire junior hockey team in the back. If you […]

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Have Confidence with #PoiseImpressa Bladder Supports

| July 4, 2016 | 4 Comments
Have Confidence with #PoiseImpressa Bladder Supports

Stress Unitary Incontinence (SUI). What is it? SUI happens when pressure is placed onto the bladder, causing the involuntary leak of urine. Did you know that 1-in-3 Canadian women keep quiet about this condition and that it impacts on their quality of life? SUI makes some women feel ashamed for having to constantly worry about […]

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21 Summer Family Fun Events and Activities in Ottawa

| June 16, 2016 | 3 Comments
21 Summer Family Fun Events and Activities in Ottawa

  Summer is here! With the warmer weather finally arriving, more festivals and activities are being held all over the City of Ottawa and its surrounding areas for families to be a part of. Here is a list of summer family fun events and activities in Ottawa for you and your family to attend and […]

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How to Raise Confident, Healthy, Happy Children

| June 14, 2016 | 14 Comments
How to Raise Confident, Healthy, Happy Children

Do you want your child to live a life filled with joy, meaning, health and purpose? Who doesn’t want that for their kids?! What about for yourself? Here is the twist about parenting – in order for our children to live a life full of joy, meaning, health and purpose, we have to demonstrate it by living […]

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“Now, Get One with Me In It”

“Now, Get One with Me In It”

This is the scenario I envision when my kids look back at our family pictures in future years. It’s because, like many moms, I am always the one taking the picture. I love taking pictures. Everything around me looks beautiful or adorable or hilarious; something that we’ll want to look at fondly later. So I’m […]

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