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Setting Personal Boundaries

| May 10, 2017 | 20 Comments
Setting Personal Boundaries

Setting Personal Boundaries Within the context of my practice, many of my clients often have issues regarding personal boundaries and responsibility to others.  We are seeing more and more social media and reality shows which often encourages and entice people in accepting all sorts of behaviours from others.  I have personally seen this constant type […]

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The Best Movies to Watch on Mother’s Day

| May 9, 2017 | 8 Comments
The Best Movies to Watch on Mother’s Day

        The Best Movies to Watch on Mother’s Day What better way to bond with mom on Mother’s Day than by watching great movies together? Let your mom sit back and relax while you eat popcorn and talk about the characters in the movies. It’s a great way to connect and there are many […]

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Ideas to Spend Mother’s Day with Your Kids

| May 8, 2017 | 6 Comments
Ideas to Spend Mother’s Day with Your Kids

      Ideas to Spend Mother’s Day with Your Kids If your idea of fun and relaxing is spending the day with your kids, make plans to spend Mother’s Day playing games and having fun together. Any amount of time you spend with your kids is precious so cherish it now while you can. […]

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The Best Mother’s Day Gifts of 2017 #Giveaway #LoveHallmarkCA ~ CAN 05/17

| May 5, 2017 | 68 Comments
The Best Mother’s Day Gifts of 2017 #Giveaway #LoveHallmarkCA ~ CAN 05/17

    The Best Mother’s Day Gifts of 2017 Mother’s Day will be here before you know it. Do you know what you’re going to give your mom this year? You can never go wrong with the traditional flowers and candy but, why not spice things up a bit? In addition to these gifts, surprise […]

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How to Treat Yourself on Mother’s Day

| May 5, 2017 | 11 Comments
How to Treat Yourself on Mother’s Day

How to Treat Yourself on Mother’s Day     Mother’s Day is the perfect time for your spouse and children to show you how much they appreciate all you do for them. Most likely, they have a big day planed for you starting with breakfast in bed or ending with a nice dinner. However, you […]

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Explore in a Paradise for All Ages at the Ottawa Children’s Festival! #Giveaway ~ Ottawa 05/09

| May 4, 2017 | 3 Comments
Explore in a Paradise for All Ages at the Ottawa Children’s Festival! #Giveaway ~ Ottawa 05/09

Explore in a Paradise for All Ages at the Ottawa Children’s Festival Are you looking for a fun festival the whole family can enjoy this spring? Get the gang together to explore a paradise for all ages at the 2017 Ottawa Children’s Festival! This festival is a feast for the senses and is a learning […]

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7 Unique Mother’s Day Breakfast Ideas

| May 3, 2017 | 22 Comments
7 Unique Mother’s Day Breakfast Ideas

  7 Unique Mother’s Day Breakfast Ideas Are you planning to cook breakfast for Mom on Mother’s Day? It’s a great way to show her how much you love her. She can sleep late and wake to a wonderfully prepared meal just for her. Moms usually love being served breakfast, especially if they’re always the […]

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Five Foolproof Steps for New Moms Looking to Lose Their Baby Weight

| April 28, 2017 | 4 Comments
Five Foolproof Steps for New Moms Looking to Lose Their Baby Weight

    Whether you miss your old beach body prior to giving birth or you’re struggling to get back into a fitness routine now that you’ve taken up the role of full-time mom, you’re certainly not alone. Between the stress of childbirth and the fact that fitness inevitably takes a backseat to quality time with […]

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5 Great Family Fun Activities

| April 27, 2017 | 10 Comments
5 Great Family Fun Activities

5 Great Family Fun Activities The time you spend together as a family is precious. You’re learning, growing and having fun together. It’s what being a family is all about. Those bonding moments will help your family grow stronger while creating memories that’ll last a lifetime. How you spend your time together is also important. […]

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How Single Moms Can Master Parenting

| April 25, 2017 | 4 Comments
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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Some Handy Life Insurance Terms You Should Know

| April 18, 2017 | 12 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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A Sneak Peek Behind MOSAΪCANADA 150/GATINEAU 2017 for Canada 150! #OuatouaisFun

| April 13, 2017 | 8 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 | 105 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 | 5 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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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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How Stress Can Show Up In Your Life  

| March 16, 2017 | 21 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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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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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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Making Space Momma….Taking Care of Ourselves

| February 21, 2017 | 23 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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