The Modern Mom

Hi, my name is Dawn, Community Manager, Social Media Expert and mom. My career went from working as a Senior Administrative Assistant at a high tech company in Ottawa, back to college to become an Early Childhood Educator, throw in a year of Decorating and Home Staging at an Ottawa design school to being in the health care field. My passion is writing and always has been through every stage of my life.

I reside in a small town in Ontario and love to network with other parents through Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. If I am not being a mommy, I am blogging or hanging out at one of the many social media sites. Sometimes multi tasking and doing all three! I enjoy the outdoors, curling up with a good book, yoga and all things mom.

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5 Tips To Spring Clean The Smart Way

| April 7, 2015 | 6 Comments
5 Tips To Spring Clean The Smart Way

Is it Spring?  Really?  I think I must be dreaming!  This winter seemed to be one of the longest I can remember but the weather is getting beautiful and the sun is shining, it must be Spring.  It’s time to open up those windows that have been closed for the last six months… or longer, let […]

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Just For Mom – DK Canada Books #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 06/16

| May 27, 2014 | 23 Comments
Just For Mom – DK Canada Books #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 06/16

Ok, Mother’s Day is over and I couldn’t think of what to get my mom.  She has everything!  It was the same for me, I couldn’t think of anything when I was asked what  I would like for Mother’s Day.  Besides having a healthy, happy family, there is nothing…  Wait, I know of something I […]

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Wee Squeak Fun Shoes For Kids Review, Giveaway and 50% Off Coupon~ CAN/US 05/18

| April 23, 2014 | 53 Comments
Wee Squeak Fun Shoes For Kids Review, Giveaway and 50% Off Coupon~ CAN/US 05/18

Ah, it looks like spring is here!  It feels like we were in winter mode a long time this year.  I can’t wait to get my little one back into shoes and pack away those winter snow boots.  As usual, after a long winter, the shoes she had been wearing last fall, no longer fit. […]

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DK Canada Books: LEGO Play Book and The BIG BOOK of Crafts and Activities ~ Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 05/11

| April 23, 2014 | 43 Comments
DK Canada Books: LEGO Play Book and The BIG BOOK of Crafts and Activities ~ Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 05/11

Although, March break was gone before I received the DK Canada LEGO Playbook and The Big Book of Crafts & Activities, we still have so many other opportunities to make good use of them.  They sure will come in handy next March and through out the year. LEGO Play Book Ok, every kid I know […]

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Backyardigans: Sea Deep In Adventure Review

| April 10, 2014 | 1 Comment
Backyardigans:  Sea Deep In Adventure Review

  Did you hear about The Backyardigans?  They were in Ottawa last Sunday and we were so excited to join them in their Sea Deep In Adventure live, on stage, at the Centrepointe Theatre.  It was the first time we’ve had the opportunity to see a Koba production and what a treat it was!  Koba Entertainment […]

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Share the Magic of Books This Christmas with DK Canada #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/31

| December 16, 2013 | 37 Comments
Share the Magic of Books This Christmas with DK Canada #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/31

Share the Magic of Books This Christmas Is it just me or does everyone like receiving a good book for a gift?  I am an avid reader and appreciate books of all kinds.  As much I enjoy receiving a good DIY book to satisfy my creative self, I also like to give books as gifts.  Sharing the […]

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Polly Pocket Wall Party Mall on the Wall Playset Review and Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/15

| November 21, 2013 | 47 Comments
Polly Pocket Wall Party Mall on the Wall Playset Review and Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/15

Shop ‘Til You Drop With Polly! Girls and shopping go together just like peanut butter and jam!  If you ask anyone around here what girls like to do best, you will likely hear go shopping at the top of the list.  My daughter is five years old and she is already right into shopping.  As soon […]

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Welcome to Ever After High – Introducing Apple White and Raven Queen Review and Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/15

| November 21, 2013 | 66 Comments
Welcome to Ever After High – Introducing Apple White and Raven Queen Review and Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/15

  Growing up, I was quite smitten with the magical world of fairy tales.  My favorite fairy tale was Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.  I would never tire of hearing the story of how the wicked Queen tricked Snow White into eating the apple and making her fall fast asleep, only to have the […]

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ENJO Clean Your Bathroom Top To Bottom #Review and #HolidayGiveaway #2013HolidayGiftGuide ~ Ottawa Area 12/08

| November 11, 2013 | 11 Comments
ENJO Clean Your Bathroom Top To Bottom #Review and #HolidayGiveaway #2013HolidayGiftGuide ~ Ottawa Area 12/08

I am well known with my friends and family as Mrs. Clean or the clean freak.  I am truly happy when my home is sparkling clean and organized.  As much I love my home to be immaculate, it tends to be a time consuming job.  There’s only so many hours in a day and many […]

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Barbie and Her Sisters In A Pony Tale Train and Ride Horse Playset AND BluRay Combo Pack #Review #2013HolidayGiftGuide

| November 6, 2013 | 2 Comments
Barbie and Her Sisters In A Pony Tale Train and Ride Horse Playset AND BluRay Combo Pack #Review #2013HolidayGiftGuide

Barbie & Her Sisters In A Pony Tale Train & Ride Horse Playset   When I was a little girl, Barbie was my favorite doll to play with.  Every birthday and Christmas I would receive Barbie, friends and accessories.  There’s nothing that makes a little girl smile more than playing with Barbie, dressing her up in […]

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Natural Beauty By Consonant Skincare #Review and #HolidayGiveaway #2013HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/08

| November 6, 2013 | 34 Comments
Natural Beauty By Consonant Skincare #Review and #HolidayGiveaway #2013HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/08

Let’s face it, women all over the world want to look great!  Whether you are a stay at home mom, career woman or grandmother, we just want to look our best doing what we do best.  The problem with looking great through out our lives is we either have to resort to surgery or slather […]

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Potpourri Bags – Made With Love By…. #Arts and Crafts For Kids

| September 23, 2013 | 3 Comments
Potpourri Bags – Made With Love By…. #Arts and Crafts For Kids

Now that the kids are back to school, it seems like the holidays are creeping up pretty quickly!  I can’t believe it, it seems like we just celebrated and it’s coming around again.  In our family there is always something to celebrate:  a birthday, an anniversary or one of the many holidays.  This starts the […]

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Buy Toys, Clothes and More from USA With MyUS.com

| September 6, 2013 | 12 Comments
Buy Toys, Clothes and More from USA With MyUS.com

Being a Canadian mom, I often wished I could shop at all those great American stores like Gymboree, Saks Fifth Avenue and Macy’s.  I would watch the commercials on TV and sigh, knowing that because I live in Canada I wouldn’t  have access to popular American stores like these.  Then I was given an opportunity to […]

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DK Pocket Genius Books – Facts At Your Fingertips #Review & #Giveaway ~ CAN 09/29

| September 5, 2013 | 53 Comments
DK Pocket Genius Books – Facts At Your Fingertips #Review & #Giveaway ~ CAN 09/29

Where did the summer go?  It’s back to school and though most kids aren’t real happy about that, I am a little excited to get back into a routine.  The lazy days of summer are being replaced with backpacks and homework.  During the summer months bed and meal times are fairly relaxed around here and […]

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Is The Peanut Allergy At School Driving You Nuts?

| August 22, 2013 | 14 Comments
Is The Peanut Allergy At School Driving You Nuts?

It’s back to school time and time to make lunches again, already!  Lunches are such a chore, especially in this day and age where so many children have peanut allergies.  Peanut butter was always a staple at my house.  I don’t even remember knowing anyone who was allergic to peanuts.  Even when my boys were […]

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On The Fence About Junior Kindergarten?

| August 13, 2013 | 10 Comments
On The Fence About Junior Kindergarten?

So here we are just getting into August, the summer has blown by and school is right around the corner.  Some of you may have enrolled your four-year old for junior kindergarten in the winter and some may be on the fence about the whole thing.  I am sure you are conflicted with whether your little one seems […]

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