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Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas

If you are anything like me you are sitting here on Valentine's Day Eve going "OH CRAP!". You totally thought you had more time and the day snuck up on you. So I took to a few friends websites to come up with some last-minute Valentine's Day ideas to help me make Valentine's Day special and with memories for my family.   My plan is to make a pancake feast as my husband and kids put this at the top of their list for their favourite dinner. To make it extra special I am going to … [Read more...]

Babysitting Networks In Review

  Choosing a babysitter is difficult and stressful. Especially if you’re a first-time parent, it’s near impossible to find someone who you can feel completely positive and confident about hiring, and that’s normal. You should never have to compromise your comfort or your concerns for the sake of necessity, or feel like you’re being overprotective. And if you’ve just recently moved to a new place away from your family or don’t know many people in the area around you, it’s, even … [Read more...]

Checklist Before Putting your House on the Market

So you’ve decided to sell your property. Congratulations! However, it’s one thing to put your house on the market, and another thing entirely to actually sell it. While you may think it’s enough to just show people around the place and see what they think, there’s a lot more to selling a house than that. As with any sale, how you present your home will greatly impact whether or not people will want to buy it, and houses are a lot trickier to sell than, say, a kitchen blender or a … [Read more...]

The Great Homework Fight

Oh, September how I miss thee. Kids running off to school in clean clothes all ready for a new year of learning. Bright smiles on the faces and great hopes for an amazing school year. Homework being done when it is sent home. Parents all happy thinking things are going great at school. Then comes the first report card. My 8-year-old is not doing so great at school. Borderline failing. Mommy and Daddy are not happy and we schedule a meeting with the teacher. We find out that not only is our … [Read more...]

The Dreaded Mid Winter Growth Spurt

We have all been there. Christmas is over, bank accounts are in overdraft, credit cards are maxed out and your child announces "Mom my snow suit doesn't fit". It seems every single Christmas break my darling children decide to have a growth spurt and it is usually announced on the first day back to school. I found myself in this exact scenario just last week with winter boots. I found out on my local mom group that boots were on clearance at Wal-Mart. As I was about to rush out the door … [Read more...]

My Family 2016 New Year’s Resolution ~ Netflix Giveaway

I have never been one for New Year's resolution. Instead, I always turned my nose up at people who made them. My thinking was always that you were just setting yourself up for failure. This year I have decided to make one and I refuse to fail because I am a mom. My 2016 New Year's resolution is to spend more time with the family enjoying the little moments and creating memories. Sounds simple enough right? I have done week long spurts in the past of creating memories such as when I did the … [Read more...]

Fuller House Trailer

I will admit, I am not one to believe anything on the internet and 9 out of 10 times I am too lazy to bother checking if something is real or not. This means I usually just keep on scrolling. So when I had scene something about Full House making a netflix comeback I ignored it. Ends up Netflix is bringing us Fuller House on February 26th. Fuller House Synopsis In Fuller House, the adventures that began in 1987 on Full House continue, with veterinarian D.J. Tanner-Fuller (Candace Cameron … [Read more...]

Celebrate Star Wars: The Force Awakens With HP ~ Giveaway

Have I mentioned yet how much I love my HP ENVY 7640 eAiO printer? I have owned many of printers in my life but never one as awesome as the HP ENVY 7640 eAiO. Sure it is an all in one so I can print, scan, copy and fax but it also comes with a whole bunch of bells and whistles I have never experience on a printer before. My favourite feature as a mom is the printable section you can access directly from the printer. You can print learning activities for the kids, crafts, colouring pages, … [Read more...]

Eating Out This Christmas Without Sacrificing Your Health

It's that time of year with extra calories spread around every corner. Temptations spread out on the table during the Christmas season could be tough for those on a strict diet and sticking to a diet to lose weight. Sometimes telling ourselves ‘No’ is never enough when savory meals are all around us. Keeping things in moderation is a major key to keep your weight in check during the holidays. The first step prior to all the merrymaking and partying is to check your weight using a reliable … [Read more...]

Christmas Decorating On A Budget

Christmas, the most important holiday in a year, is just around the corner. Many families take great lengths to come up with Christmas decorating ideas only to find things will go beyond their budget. Don’t be frustrated. Below are some ideas which can enlighten you on a decent Christmas without draining your wallet. Christmas tree Christmas tree is an essential for the holiday. Yet a live Christmas tree, which may have been sitting on the stand for days before being delivered to your … [Read more...]