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Busy Mom New Year Resolutions

| January 9, 2019 | 4 Comments
Busy Mom New Year Resolutions

Busy Mom New Year Resolutions This New Year, I promise to make New Year Resolutions such as pray often, exercise regularly, wear make-up, have a sophisticated hairstyle, wear red lipstick, eat a hearty breakfast, get another sexy little black dress, take the stairs to the 2nd floor, crave for sweets less, meet more people, reward […]

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A Day at the Museum of History/Children’s Museum

| January 2, 2019 | 2 Comments
A Day at the Museum of History/Children’s Museum

A Day at the Museum of History/Children’s Museum There are so many great attractions to visit with kids in the Ottawa/Gatineau area. On the top of our list is the Canadian Museum of History, in particular the Children’s Museum. It’s great on those yucky winter days when it’s too cold to play in the snow […]

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Your Failure to Thrive Baby Doesn’t make you a Failure as a Mother  

| December 10, 2018 | 6 Comments
Your Failure to Thrive Baby Doesn’t make you a Failure as a Mother  

Your Failure to Thrive Baby Doesn’t make you a Failure as a Mother   When most mothers think of challenging events in the first two years of an average child’s life, they might think of vaccinations, fevers, tantrums, and night-waking. What about weighings? Believe it or not, for some mothers, having their babies weighed is […]

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Getting All A-Flutter at Butterflies in Flight at the Canadian Museum of Nature

| November 29, 2018 | 11 Comments
Getting All A-Flutter at Butterflies in Flight at the Canadian Museum of Nature

Getting All A-Flutter at Butterflies in Flight at the Canadian Museum of Nature Cool days have moved  in to Canada’s capital. Luckily, things are heating up with the return of Butterflies in Flight at the Canadian Museum of Nature. It is a bright and warm exhibition that introduces live, tropical butterflies to visitors that they would […]

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Hop into the Holiday Season with DK Canada Books #HolidayGiftGuide #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/21

| November 19, 2018 | 86 Comments
Hop into the Holiday Season with DK Canada Books #HolidayGiftGuide #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/21

Hop into the Holiday Season with DK Canada The holiday season is right around the corner. Have you begun the tasks of holiday gift shopping for your loved ones this year? Are there certain people on your list who love learning? DK Canada is the place to look for books on plenty of subjects for people […]

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Celebrate Turkey All Month Long with Canadian Turkey #TurkeyTime #Giveaway ~ CAN 11/16

| October 18, 2018 | 246 Comments
Celebrate Turkey All Month Long with Canadian Turkey #TurkeyTime #Giveaway ~ CAN 11/16

Celebrate Turkey All Month Long with Canadian Turkey  October. Canadians cheer when this month comes along so we can celebrate Thanksgiving with our loved ones. Many Canadians love to be thankful around the table with a lovely turkey as the star of the meal. It is thought that we have to wait until Christmas to […]

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Fun Halloween Activities Besides Trick or Treating

| October 11, 2018 | 13 Comments
Fun Halloween Activities Besides Trick or Treating

Fun Halloween Activities Besides Trick or Treating Trick or treating is a great Halloween tradition but it’s not always practical. In fact, depending on where you live, dressing up and knocking on doors may not be very safe or perhaps your kids are older and the thought of trick or treating has lost its appeal. […]

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Find Everything You’ll Need At A Trade Show For Moms

| October 8, 2018 | 7 Comments
Find Everything You’ll Need At A Trade Show For Moms

Find Everything You’ll Need At A Trade Show For Moms Larger cities are a great place to be a parent and raise your family, with many resources and things to do in a bustling city’s many vibrant communities. No matter where you live, preparing for the arrival of a new baby can feel overwhelming at […]

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Your Guide to Disney’s Hollywood Studios Toy Story Land

| September 18, 2018 | 8 Comments
Your Guide to Disney’s Hollywood Studios Toy Story Land

Your Guide to Disney World’s Toy Story Land You’ve heard about Disney World’s new Toy Story Land, but have you been there? Toy Story Land is the newest development at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and no one’s disappointed. If you’re making plans to head to Disney World, then you need to know the ins-and-outs of this […]

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7 Effective Ways to Motivate your Kid

| September 17, 2018 | 7 Comments
7 Effective Ways to Motivate your Kid

7 Effective Ways to Motivate your Kid Whether it comes to personal progress or performance at school, motivation is the key that drives your little one to do better. So here’s a little help for you with just that! Here are 7 super effective ways to motivate your kid to give his best in whatever […]

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Being a Xennial Parent

| September 5, 2018 | 2 Comments
Being a Xennial Parent

I’m apparently of the “Xennial” micro-generation (Finally, I’ve felt so lost without a designation for years), which means that I was born in the late-70s-early-80s range. Not quite Gen X, not quite Millennial. We grew up with an analog childhood and a digital adulthood (Atari and Super Mario Bros doesn’t count, I guess? Pfft). It’s […]

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Self-Care Tips for Parents to Help Meet Your Parenting Goals

| August 7, 2018 | 4 Comments
Self-Care Tips for Parents to Help Meet Your Parenting Goals

Self-Care Tips for Parents to Help Meet Your Parenting Goals Whether you’re a new parent or you’ve done it all before, you will probably have been steered in the direction of the importance of self-care more than a few times. It’s easy to give the advice, but it’s usually much harder to put it into […]

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Turn Guessing into Fun with Kroeger Inc. #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 08/31

| July 26, 2018 | 24 Comments
Turn Guessing into Fun with Kroeger Inc. #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 08/31

Turn Guessing into Fun with Kroeger Inc. #Disconnect2Connect Summer brings about a lot of things with it. One of the things that is not guaranteed is the fun. That is something we have to add to have a good time at this time of the year. Games are an amazing way to entertain yourself and […]

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Visiting Family and Friends? Surprise Them With Unique Gift Experiences! ~ Giveaway CAN 08/31

| July 25, 2018 | 138 Comments
Visiting Family and Friends? Surprise Them With Unique Gift Experiences! ~ Giveaway CAN 08/31

Breakaway Experiences is a service that offers Canadians with a shopping directory of unique packages from different companies that range from spas and restaurants to raceway and helicopter tours to gift to loved ones and friends, or to use for themselves. Their goal: To give the recipient of this service a fun and unforgettable experience […]

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Take the Self-Care Challenge! #SelfCareDay #TwitterGiveaway ~ CAN 07/28

| July 23, 2018 | 1 Comment
Take the Self-Care Challenge! #SelfCareDay #TwitterGiveaway ~ CAN 07/28

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. Lately, there has been a lot of talk about self-care. As our lives get busier, prioritizing self-care becomes increasingly important. Many of us think of self-care as practicing yoga, a day at the spa, […]

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Get-Togethers Made Fun with Kroeger Inc. #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 08/24

| July 19, 2018 | 35 Comments
Get-Togethers Made Fun with Kroeger Inc. #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 08/24

Get-Togethers Made Fun with Kroeger Inc. #Disconnect2Connect Summer is all about having fun, but not every moment has to be hectic. Long, lazy summer days are times to rest and relax, too, without the use of screens or devices. Creating and playing boards games are two fabulous ways to entertain a group large or small. […]

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Awesome Florida Vacations For the Family

| July 5, 2018 | 4 Comments
Awesome Florida Vacations For the Family

When people think of Florida vacations, they usually have one thing in mind – Disney. While Disney is a wonderful place to spend a family vacation, Florida has so much more to offer. Let’s take a closer look at some awesome Florida vacations for the family. Awesome Florida Vacations for the Family     1. […]

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Anniversary Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

| July 4, 2018 | 11 Comments
Anniversary Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

If you’re anything like me, you imagined your anniversaries to involve grandiose plans like an extended trip to an exotic place thousands of miles away or a huge party complete with photographers, wine, and dancing. Basically, I wanted my wedding and honeymoon to reoccur every year. It may have taken me awhile but I did […]

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The Pros and Cons of the Disney FastPass

| July 3, 2018 | 10 Comments
The Pros and Cons of the Disney FastPass

If you’ve been planning a Disney vacation, chances are you’ve heard of the Disney FastPass. The idea of being able to get on rides by waiting in a shorter line than the Standby line may sound enticing, but is it everything it promises to be? Let’s look at the pros and cons of the Disney […]

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I Am One in Six: My Infertility Struggle (and Solution)

| July 2, 2018 | 4 Comments
I Am One in Six: My Infertility Struggle (and Solution)

I Am One in Six: My Infertility Struggle (and Solution) Nobody ever mentions infertility when you’re younger – sometimes even into early womanhood. It’s a natural assumption that when you’re ready to start a family, it will just happen. At least, that’s what I thought. The news of my infertility came as a devastating shock, […]

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25 Summer Family Fun Events and Activities Around Ottawa-Gatineau

| June 21, 2018 | 12 Comments
25 Summer Family Fun Events and Activities Around Ottawa-Gatineau

25 Summer Family Fun Events and Activities Around Ottawa-Gatineau Summer is here! This allows for families to spend more time together to attend festivals and activities being held in Ottawa and its surrounding areas. Here is a list of 25 summer family fun events and activities in Ottawa for you and your family to attend […]

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5 Ways to Deal with your Child’s Tantrums

| June 18, 2018 | 7 Comments
5 Ways to Deal with your Child’s Tantrums

Let’s admit it. Parenting is hard. And dealing with temper tantrums can be harder. If you’re a momma who’s emotionally and physically drained thanks to your little one being a bit too difficult over possibly anything, here’s a little something to help! Keep reading to discover 5 super effective ways to deal with your child’s […]

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Them’s Fightin’ Words

Them’s Fightin’ Words

Them’s Fightin’ Words My boys are best buddies. They really have fun together and look out for each other. Oh, sure, they fight sometimes.  Oh, Them’s Fightin’ Words! But when they do, it’s always about something significant and worthwhile. Like this actual conversation I witnessed, on the topic of the alternate lyrics of “Happy Birthday”: […]

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7 Things That Happens To A Woman’s Body After 40

| June 4, 2018 | 13 Comments
7 Things That Happens To A Woman’s Body After 40

7 Things That Happens To A Woman’s Body After 40 40’s and loving it! Although, not every middle-aged woman can actually say that! You are at the peak of your life, it’s the right time to make sure you keep your weight in check, your stress levels reduced, and maintain an exercise routine, but there […]

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