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50 Summer Bucket List Ideas

| July 7, 2017 | 8 Comments
50 Summer Bucket List Ideas

50 Summer Bucket List Ideas     Are you looking to have some new and memorable experiences this summer? There are a number of fun things you can do to create lifelong memories with your family. Here are some summer bucket list ideas: 1. Go stargazing and try to find a constellation 2. Find a […]

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Bedside Manner

Bedside Manner

  Bedside Manner After every winter I write about someone being sick, it seems, and this time it was me. Two full separate weeks out of commission, a month apart.  It was ruthless ear, nose, throat, sinus  whole head issues that went on for days, relieved only briefly by a Hulk-Smash pancreatitis attack that made me […]

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How to Get Your Kids’ Attention

How to Get Your Kids’ Attention

  How to Get Your Kids’ Attention It’s supper time, or time to get ready to go, or you just need to ask the kids something. Does this ever happen to you? *crickets* OK, they’re carrying on somewhere, and your attempts to reach them have been futile. What’s next? Holler louder? Go upstairs from room […]

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5 Mother’s Day Gifts on a Budget

| May 11, 2017 | 9 Comments
5 Mother’s Day Gifts on a Budget

  5 Mother’s Day Gifts on a Budget Do you struggle to find the best gift for mom? You can find that perfect Mother’s Day gift without breaking the bank when you look for unconventional ways to express your love. Instead of searching online and off for the perfect item, consider giving your mom something […]

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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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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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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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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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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 | 20 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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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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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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Movember – How Moms Can Help Make Their Moustached Man Look Amazing #ChurchAndDwight

| November 21, 2016 | 7 Comments
Movember – How Moms Can Help Make Their Moustached Man Look Amazing #ChurchAndDwight

Movember – How Moms Can Help Make Their Moustached Man Look Amazing!     I honestly think it’s definitely not our favourite look, but it’s for a good cause, so we’ll grin and bear the men in our lives growing a moustache in support of Movember.  Who encouraged the men in our lives to skip their […]

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Three Out of the Box Nursery Ideas for New Moms on a Budget

| October 20, 2016 | 5 Comments
Three Out of the Box Nursery Ideas for New Moms on a Budget

  Three Out of the Box Nursery Ideas for New Moms on a Budget As you count down toward your due date, preparing your home for a new baby might be the last thing on your mind. While we understand the need to baby-proof our homes, often over-looked is the importance of a safe, secure […]

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Self-Awareness = Happiness

| September 20, 2016 | 14 Comments
Self-Awareness = Happiness

  As my children are growing, so am I.  Feeling that what I am doing has a real purpose and meaning that matters to me makes a huge difference in my life. It makes getting up each day the most exciting thing in the world. Forget trying to force myself to work hard, it becomes more important to remind myself to […]

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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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5 Tips to Get Your Kids to Do Their Homework

| August 19, 2016 | 4 Comments
5 Tips to Get Your Kids to Do Their Homework

    5 Tips to Get Your Kids to Do Their Homework One of the questions that make parents feel like a broken record is “Did you do your homework?” Some kids’ grades suffer because they forget about or simply choose not to do their homework. Try these tips in your home to turn the […]

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Babyroues Avant Stroller Giveaway ~ CAN/US 09/03

| August 13, 2016 | 97 Comments
Babyroues Avant Stroller Giveaway ~ CAN/US 09/03

  The Ottawa Mommy Club is please to take part in the Babyroues  Avant Stroller Giveway!   Value of the prize is $599! Giveaway is open to Canadian and US residents and will end on September 3rd, 2016! Good Luck!          Welcome to the Babyroues Avant Stroller Giveaway!   Sponsored by: Babyroues Hosted by: Southern Mom […]

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Do Less, Be More

| August 8, 2016 | 7 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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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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