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Summer Memories of Sunning, Swimming and Splatoon

My husband and I have long encouraged our children to have their friends over to our house. It allows us to maintain a close relationship with our children as well as the opportunity to get to know their friends. We truly believe it's in a parents best interest to know the people who are really influencing your kids. We've been very lucky over the years, in that many of our children's friends are more like extended family now. Now … [Read More...]

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Living With A Snorer? It Might Be Sleep Apnea

This post is sponsored by RANA Here's a fact that anyone living with a snorer can tell you; no one is sleeping in the house. Not the snorer or the person lying next to them. It's something that in polite company we joke about, but the reality is it's no laughing matter.  Chronic snoring is one of the signs of sleep apnea.  As someone who has more than her share of experience of this, take it from me, there's nothing to … [Read More...]

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Crush and Covet: Wedges, Bathing Suits & Beach Totes

The great thing about sharing our crushes with you, is that we can also highlight companies that do good; whether it's by giving back, or by using quality products, or sourcing their materials ethically and using fair trade practises. There are many brands who care enough to make smart choices and we have the luxury of being able to choose who we do business with. So, happy crushing and shopping with people whose … [Read More...]

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Disney With Teens – A Whole New World

My youngest daughter has been to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida more times than she is old.  I am often asked when is the best time to bring a child and my response is always the same, there is no wrong time. Each age and stage has it's own special place at the Happiest Place on Earth. As a mother who has seen her children marvel at the wonder of Disney every year of their life, I state this as a fact. What I've … [Read More...]

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Yard Sale Finds Transformed

It’s summertime. Do you know what that means? Yeah sure, drinks out on the deck and jumping in the lake, but also... YARD SALE SEASON. There is not much I love more than a Saturday morning out in the sunshine, coffee in hand, browsing around garage sales. It’s my happy place. As an avid DIYer, I'm always on the lookout for neglected pieces that need a little love. If you are in the midst of decorating a room in your pad, … [Read More...]

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Is Caitlyn Jenner Really A Hero?

It’s been a few weeks since Caitlyn Jenner revealed herself on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine and blew up the internet, but since then things have died down a bit. Well, for her anyway; now we're all focused on the absurdity of Donald Trump running for President. There's still a lot of chatter about Caitlyn though, and it's coming from people who are really focused on passing judgment on her status as a hero. Is Caitlyn … [Read More...]

Wherever You Roam is Home

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Exploring Legoland Discovery Centre Toronto

When I heard that I’d be visiting Legoland Discovery Centre, located within a short commute of Toronto at the Vaughan Mills Shopping Centre, I knew my son would be my Plus One. It turns out I could bring a Plus Two and before I knew it, I had two teenage boys in the car, ready to relive their childhood. There are boxes of Lego sets and extra pieces stacked … [Read More...]

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I Love Ford Flex

I love Ford Flex and I don't care who knows it. In fact, there was only one thought coursing through my brain when I took it for a test drive late this August. How far could I get before they noticed I wasn't coming back with it? Dreams of cruising down Route 66 filled my brain and I was giddy. Giddy I tell you. You see, the kind people at Ford Ottawa let … [Read More...]

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A Trip to Disney World Does Not Have to Break the Bank

So you want to take a family trip to Disney World? Plan a year in advance and take the next 365 days training to be a Himalayan Porter and champion Iron Man athlete. That should get you ready for the amount of stuff you will be carrying over long distances. Be prepared to complete this training while subsisting on nothing but mac and cheese and sale bin ramen … [Read More...]

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How Universal Orlando Blew My Mind

I am a holder of many preconceived notions. I can't help myself. I am able to draw conclusions in a single bound and so for many years I assumed that Universal Orlando was not the theme park for us. The reasoning for this was simple. I have two daughters, one thrill-seeker, one thrill-avoider. I presumed that Universal Orlando was nothing but big rides with very … [Read More...]

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Win a $50 e-Gift Card from Jill Yoga

My girls are active. In fact, they are so active it keeps me active just getting them to all their activities. Phew! That is a lot of activity!     Needless to say the clothes they wear have to be … [Read More...]

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Crush and Covet: Steaks, Serum & Skirts

There are two seasons in most parts of Canada: winter and summer. In theory we have four, but with El Ninjo and the polar ice caps melting and the Pollen Storm of 2015 (ACHOO!) messing with our closet space and … [Read More...]

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