Energize Your Summer: Backyard Camping Tips + $500 Gift Card Giveaway

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Summer for some can mean long road trips throughout the province setting up in many campgrounds along the way. Although the camping experience doesn't have to take you to the backyard of provincial parks, you can get a similar experience in your backyard. When was the last time you popped up a … [Read more...]

Let Them Be Bored + Must Have: Bumps & Sting Remedy’s

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How many times this summer have you heard the words "Mom, I am bored?"  Guess what? It is okay for them to feel boredom. When I was a kid, I don't remember feeling boredom. Do you? I also don't remember having my mom fill each moment of my day with things to do. I happily played outside from … [Read more...]

It’s All About The Coffee Crema: Nespresso Evoluo

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It was over four years ago the first time I took a sip of an espresso from Nespresso. I was away on business staying in a very upscale hotel in downtown Toronto. Craving my morning coffee, I proceeded over to the cute fire red Pixie in the corner of my hotel room. I was a Nespresso newbie and … [Read more...]

A Journey To Find Yourself: Weight Loss, Happiness & The Reflection In The Mirror (Guest Post)

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Today’s guest post is from my long time BFF Bobbi. We've been through a lot together; we even were pushing our first baby's out at the same hospital, the same day, next door to each other during the same time. She won. Bobbi is a mom of two boys; both play competitive rep sports that keep her on … [Read more...]

True Story: A House Fire Can Happen To You, Our Friends Are Living That Right Now. #FireSafety

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Twice a year you may replace your fire alarm batteries and think to yourself "A house fire will never happen to me!" My girlfriend said the same thing and last month it did happen. Her beautiful country home went up in flames. Thank goodness her three sweet little girls made it out after her … [Read more...]

Be a No Baby Unhugged Mom & receive FREE Huggies Diapers

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What is a hug?  A hug does a lot. It speaks when words aren't being said. A hug tells a story. A hug can change a life. Huggies® | No Baby Unhugged Initiative Sometimes life throws curve balls, and we need to ask for help. Not all new moms can be there to hug their newborn … [Read more...]

Stress & Crazy Mom Monster #ONatural

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March was a busy month for most of us. Spring break, Easter and in Ontario we had a couple of snow days squeezed in there as well. I think it would be fair to say Parents had the kids at home more than the Teachers did in school. I didn't have many deadlines, so I took most of March off from … [Read more...]

Conquering Fear & Learning To Ski Later In Life

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The summer of 2015, there was talk that we may as a family embark on giving skiing a try. I won't lie I was nervous and wanted to use that dreaded word hibernate again (read this post), but I stayed positive and placed my fear aside. Our children wanted to learn to ski, and my husband loves to … [Read more...]

Being A Mother Without Regret: Are You In Your Children’s Movie?

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It happened a couple of years ago; I was watching my family outside skating on our backyard rink. It was almost like I was looking at a movie. At that moment, something quickly struck me. I am not in my children's memories when I am sitting here watching them outside playing with Daddy. I … [Read more...]

Quick Healthy Breakfast Ideas For Kids! Help #Toonies4Tummies Fill Bellies in #Ontario

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Wealthy yet Hungry! Did you know? Canada is one of the World's richest countries, HOWEVER: 1 in 6 kids go to school hungry? Breakfast Is The Most Important Part Of Today! I've always been told by my Naturopath that by eating within the first hour of waking, will allow me greater success … [Read more...]