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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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New Year…New Perspective

| January 16, 2017 | 1 Comment
New Year…New Perspective

  New Year…New Perspective Happy New Year!  2017 has arrived and like many, you are motivated in making certain changes in your life. Some call it a resolution, I choose to call it a goal. What is the difference between a resolution and a goal? I find that most people are focused on what they want to […]

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Holiday Preparation Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank #ChurchAndDwight

| December 14, 2016 | 7 Comments
Holiday Preparation Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank #ChurchAndDwight

    Holiday Preparation Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank It can certainly get expensive during the holidays from shopping and entertaining to baking and decorating! Many of us have a tendency to spend and buy more than we can actually afford financially. The holiday season should definitely not break our bank accounts nor should it load […]

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Raising Independent Learners

| December 13, 2016 | 7 Comments
Raising Independent Learners

Raising Independent Learners As parents, we all want our kids to succeed. Sometimes that means helping with their homework – but too much help may do more harm than good. It can be a nightly struggle to get our kids to buckle down and complete their homework, so helping them get it done seems only […]

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Picture Perfect Holiday Brunch Entertaining Made Easy #ChurchAndDwight #Giveaway ~ CAN 01/06

| December 8, 2016 | 57 Comments
Picture Perfect Holiday Brunch Entertaining Made Easy #ChurchAndDwight #Giveaway ~ CAN 01/06

The holidays are all about spending quality time with those we love. This year, surprise family and friends by switching things up and hosting a fabulous holiday brunch instead of the traditional turkey dinner. We served a brunch one year to accommodate family members that could not attend for dinner and they really enjoyed it! Don’t get […]

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How to Start a Successful Health Blog

| December 6, 2016 | 2 Comments
How to Start a Successful Health Blog

How to Start a Successful Health Blog  There are plenty of reasons to start a health blog. For one, maybe you have a unique experience that you want to share with the world. Perhaps you feel passionate about your health and want to educate others on its vast benefits. Or maybe you have an awesome […]

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You Don’t Have To Be a Grinch to Control Your Holiday Spending

| December 5, 2016 | 10 Comments
You Don’t Have To Be a Grinch to Control Your Holiday Spending

  With Christmas fast approaching it’s easy to lose control of your holiday spending. Gifts for the kids, family, co-workers, teachers, neighbours, more for your kids and the extra costs that winter time brings. It’s also easy to start thinking of yourself as the Grinch when deciding how much money to spend and what gifts […]

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Four Common Roofing Mistakes To Avoid

| December 2, 2016 | 10 Comments
Four Common Roofing Mistakes To Avoid

Four Common Roofing Mistakes To Avoid     Toronto is a beautiful city filled with history and culture. With a history stretching hundreds of years, Toronto has many buildings in need of renovation or repair. It’s tempting for many homeowners to try to fix our houses all by ourselves. Watching home renovation shows on television […]

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5 Tips to Save on Kids Room Décor

| November 28, 2016 | 9 Comments
5 Tips to Save on Kids Room Décor

  5 Tips to Save on Kids Room Decor     Children grow up so quickly, it can seem like one moment you have a baby’s nursery, and the next, a teenager’s fortress. It just doesn’t make sense to spend large amounts of money on interior design throughout their childhood, but luckily, there are ways […]

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Ways to Stay Fit, Trim, and Healthy Over the Winter

| November 7, 2016 | 16 Comments
Ways to Stay Fit, Trim, and Healthy Over the Winter

  Ways to Stay Fit, Trim, and Healthy Over the Winter Fit, Trim, and Healthy. Though these three concepts are commonly related, they do not all describe the same experience. Those who are healthy are not always fit or trim. Those who are trim are not always healthy. Not all of us want to be […]

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4 Tips to Help Manage Menopause #AchieveComfort

| October 26, 2016 | 5 Comments
4 Tips to Help Manage Menopause #AchieveComfort

Menopause. It is a transition women go through that signals change in our lives. Some of its symptoms are more unbearable than others. Need a few ways to help get through this time of your life? Here are four tips that will help you manage menopause. Working it out     Keeping your body physically […]

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Retirement Planning? Who Has Time for That?

| October 25, 2016 | 3 Comments
Retirement Planning? Who Has Time for That?

  If you’ve ever talked to a good retirement financial planner, you’ll know this already. A good one will have helped you take the steps. But many families fumble along. And what a shock that can turn out to be. So you may be reading this for any of several reasons – you are already […]

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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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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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Tips for Choosing a Wedding Caterer in Toronto

| October 6, 2016 | 3 Comments
Tips for Choosing a Wedding Caterer in Toronto

Tips for Choosing a Wedding Caterer     When you are planning your perfect wedding day remember that hungry guests are the worst guests in the world. This is why you need to remember to plan a perfect reception and hire professional wedding caterer in order to make your day unforgettable. Below we present you […]

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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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Why Did My Life Insurance Rates Go Up?

| September 27, 2016 | 6 Comments
Why Did My Life Insurance Rates Go Up?

Why Did My Life Insurance Rates Increase? What Do I Do Now? …and What Options Do I Have Now? One of the most common questions I receive is “Why did my life insurance rates go up?” This relates to the type of policy your originally purchased. Most people purchase “Term” insurance for the affordability and […]

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See How to #BecomeAFriend with Dementia Friends Canada

| September 19, 2016 | 8 Comments
See How to #BecomeAFriend with Dementia Friends Canada

    Were you aware that three out of four people know someone living with dementia? I was one of them. I say this because someone close to me had lived with this condition and is no longer with my family. This very special person was my grandfather. I have so many fond memories of […]

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4 Creative Ways to Get Picky Eaters to Finish Their Lunches

| August 31, 2016 | 9 Comments
4 Creative Ways to Get Picky Eaters to Finish Their Lunches

My younger daughter is the picky eater in our family. She tries to negotiate what she would like to eat at meal times and how it should look in order for her to enjoy it. School lunches are the real challenges for her to want to eat. If she had her way, she would have […]

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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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Protecting Your Kids from Household Electrical Dangers

| August 22, 2016 | 2 Comments
Protecting Your Kids from Household Electrical Dangers

We owe a lot of our modern conveniences to electricity and it’s fair to say that life would not be the same without it. But just because electricity is very helpful, it’s crucial that we remember it is also potentially very dangerous. This is something you always need to keep in mind when working with it […]

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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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5 Ways to Prepare Your Kindergartner for the First Day of School

| August 16, 2016 | 5 Comments
5 Ways to Prepare Your Kindergartner for the First Day of School

    5 Ways to Prepare Your Kindergartner for the First Day of School Going back to school is tricky for any kid, but the nerves associated with the first day of a kindergartner are even more pronounced for little ones starting (not to mention their parents!). Consider these 5 tips for making the transition a […]

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