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National Dog Day ~ Wordless Wednesday

Sierra on National Dog Day

In honour of National Dog Day I decided this Wordless Wednesday would be perfect to feature a picture of my baby girl. … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Survive Back to School Shopping on a Budget ~ Homemaker Monday

5 Tips to Survive Back to School Shopping on a Budget

No matter how much you tell yourself that you are prepared, there always ends up being some last-minute back to school shopping to do. Maybe you can’t avoid it entirely, but I have some ideas to help you get through the back to school shopping with a little less stress and on a budget. Make a List! First you will want to make a back to school shopping list. If you have a required supply list from your school, start with that. Make sure to check any supplies you may have on hand, or … [Read more...]

A Day at Upper Canada Village


Last summer I started a new tradition for my family. At some point during the summer, I would plan an entire week full of fun things to do creating memories. Some activities may be new and some maybe something we have done before but loved. Last year we visited Upper Canada Village in Morrisburg, Ontario. We were not able to see the entire village due to Little Brother getting cranky, but we had a good time so decided to go back again this year. I was very excited to head back to Upper … [Read more...]

Win a Keurig B60 Special Edition Brewing System

Win a Keurig B60 Brewing System

Get ready for those busy school mornings with a great cup of coffee to wake you up! The summer is almost behind us, and with that comes back to school season. New routines, new schedules, and back to waking up early. This Keurig B60 will definitely help you with your morning coffee, or your afternoon pick-me-up! We're giving away one Keurig B60 Special Edition Brewing System to one lucky winner - and it could be you! The Special Edition Brewing System is our mid-luxury home brewing … [Read more...]

Get Your Car Organized With Canadian Tire


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #CollectiveBiasTwo years ago I shared with you all how I was no longer allowed to get oil changes. For those who didn't read the post the short version is I ended up leaving my jeep behind and purchasing a van. A van was much better for our family. When we have our step-son visiting the jeep just did not hold us all. While the van works great for fitting people it has no storage space. It … [Read more...]

Pirate Adventures

Pirate Adventures Logo

Have you ever lived in a city your entire life but drew a blank when people asked you what there was to do in your city? I have, I have lived in Ottawa for 28 out of my 33 years of life. I used to consider it a boring city and I had no idea why people would visit. I then decided I would learn my city through the eyes of a visitor. My family and I would explore Ottawa, Ontario as if we had never been here before. I am now finding so many fun and interesting things to do. Recently I learned … [Read more...]

Sleepy Baby Girl ~ Wordless Wednesday

Sleepy Baby Girl

My baby girl. The only other female in this house besides myself. … [Read more...]

Could you save your child’s life?

Teddy by the pool

It's a real life horror movie in motion for any parent.  Your child is hurt in a potentially fatal accident, your pulse soars, time slows down.  The question is, are you capable of saving your child's life? Being an accident prone Father to an accident prone 3 year old Son, I personally have been in this situation.  Our family was at Calypso water park recently, and being the injured adult, I was left to child duty in the kiddie pool areas with the little guy.  We splashed around in the … [Read more...]

It’s Summer! Let Them Get Dirty #KandooKids

My Soccer Star

Summer and clean are two words that do not go together. Summer is full of playing and having a great time making memories. You don't want to ruin those memories worrying about your kids getting dirty. The last few years we had signed Big Brother up for soccer. He LOVES playing soccer. Soccer is totally not a clean sport. Grass stains and dirty kids rolling in that grass can give a clean freak mom such as myself a headache. Lucky for me I am a #KandooKids Ambassador. We get to spend our … [Read more...]

Our Day at Calypso

Jungle Run

Just like last summer I decided to book all kinds of fun things to do with the kids. Spread them out throughout the summer and then have a summer of making family memories. I am not a water person and the sun hates me. I am either white or red, I do not tan. However, I knew the kids would probably love visiting a waterpark so last weekend we headed to Calypso. Calypso Theme Waterpark Limoges Canada © Copyright 2015 About Calypso Calypso is Canada's biggest theme waterpark. There is water … [Read more...]