Happy Meal Books + Tips To Keep The Kids Reading All Summer

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The kids are counting down the days till schools out for the summer. This mom of four is preparing routines, charts, playdates and camping trips to keep everyone happy, including me. One thing I know for sure we will be doing is reading a lot of books together thanks to the new  Happy Meal Books … [Read more...]

Get Prepared And Be Ready With These Emergency Preparedness Tips

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Have you ever had the Hydro flicker out for a few minutes and you feel the panic set in? If your hometown went into a state of Emergency would you be prepared? Keep reading for Emergency Preparedness Tips that will have you ready to take on the storm. Here's a story I can giggle about now … [Read more...]

How Do You Power Imagination At Christmas? Psst! Don’t Forget Batteries!

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What is the power of the imagination? Power Imagination is the ability to form a mental image of something that is not perceived through your five senses. The mind to builds mental scenes, objects or events that do not exist. They are not present or have happened in the past. Have you … [Read more...]

Who Needs Your Donation At Christmas? Our 3rd Kindness Mountain

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Instead of creating an elaborate holiday gift guide the last three Christmas' I have focused my time and energy on the giving side of the holidays. Joining forces with brands and my favorite PR firms along with shopping with my children to create our very own Kindness Mountain to help those in need … [Read more...]

Tips for Celebrating the Holidays on a Budget: Sears Canada Wish Book

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We are a little over a month until Christmas 2016! Can you believe a New Year is almost here? Have you been working on your naughty and nice list? I finally started my Christmas shopping and snagged some great deals. We all know the holidays are a busy and expensive time of year, luckily Sears … [Read more...]

Keep Connected Internationally — Thanks To Monster Canada

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Roaming through my pictures of our romantic trip to Italy, I cannot help but smile. Bringing Monster Canada to Italy with us allowed us to never missed a beat when it came to parenting our children at home. We were connected emotionally, connected internationally and digitally every moment we needed … [Read more...]

Home Safety The Energy Efficient Way #PowerWhatsNext

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You may call me a helicopter parent because I hover around my children to keep them safe. I've been working on stepping back, especially now that our kids are getting older. But trust me, having four children in five years, I spent a lot of helicopter moments in and around the house keeping them out … [Read more...]

Once Upon A Time: Missing You Gifts For The Kids

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Days, months and years past. The lima bean that was once in your belly is now 10 years old. It all happened in the blink of an eye. The last time you and your husband took of on a romantic getaway leaving the kids for more than two nights was before your once lima bean was only a dream. The idea … [Read more...]

Products That Help You Stop Worrying About Back To School Germs & More + Giveaway

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Back to School gives me anxiety. I am a self-proclaimed germaphobe and worrying is my weakness. Not the best trait for a mother of four young children in the public school system. While we cannot keep all germs away and we cannot avoid colds, flu, lice, they will capture us when we least expect it. … [Read more...]

Cognitive Health is Important: Crystal Clean from the Sea Omega 3 Review + Giveaway

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I hear it so often; even I say it “I have a bad memory, sorry.” We don’t have to live apologizing for our bad memory. Here in Canada Webber Naturals, has been helping families stay healthy for years. Webber Naturals have a solution to your family’s cognitive health, and more. What is the definition … [Read more...]