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CAA Gift Membership – A Fab Christmas Gift #CAASCO

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I grew up in a small town and back then winters were brutal. We walked to school in snow up to our hips, uphill both ways…..ok I’m exaggerating but the snowfall was greater than it is today and my father commuted over an hour to Toronto for work each day. My Dad is a brilliant […]

Halloween Costume Ideas from Walt Disney World

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With Halloween fast approaching I’ve been scouring the internet for Halloween costume ideas. There are so many options it quickly became confusing. Listen friends, as I approach 40 years old I’ve finally accepted the fact that I’m not a Mom who is creative and can work wonders with a sewing machine.I just don’t have the […]

Shopping Is Painless With #SearsClubPoints

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When I see the blue Sears shopping bag come into my house I get excited! It’s a throwback emotion from my childhood which gets me every time. I grew up on small-town suburbia  where there weren’t many shops. My Mum firmly believed that Sears made quality products and she insisted that we do most of […]

WIN $2000 Worth of Chocolate from Nestle – #FavoriteHalloween

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Until I had my first child I wasn’t huge on Halloween, ok as a child I did love going trick o treating but I suspect that had less to do with dressing up and more to do with the free candy. You see I had no creativity, honestly I could never come up with cool […]

Help Me Promote My Wacky Kids – Ellen Might See It!

Recently I asked my girls if they’d like me to do an interview with them for my blog….they jumped at the chance! After waiting patiently for them to plan their outfits and characters for a very long time, they emerged ready as I put on a straight face. I had no idea where this would […]

What Is a Cold Between Spouses – My Special Kind of Hell

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It’s FRIDAY and both my husband and I are healthy! While this wouldn’t be a noteworthy state of affairs for most folks, for us it’s a huge milestone. Yes ok I’m being a tad dramatic but anyone who has children relying upon you can attest to the absolute HELL which falls over a home where […]

Donate the Cost of a Coffee I’m Going BALD – A Call to Social Media

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Friends I’m asking for your help, as you read in Bald Had Better Be Beautiful (go read it…I’ll wait) I am raising money for Ronald McDonald House Toronto. Next weekend I am holding a fundraiser here in suburbia where I will be going BALD!!! Since writing that post I’ve stopped coloring and cutting my hair […]

Fatherhood ~ Joy & Frustration Abound

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With the birth of your first child your life changes……FOREVER. Forget being the spontaneous, spur-of-the moment individual….no longer can you decide to head to the beach for the weekend or meet friends for a last-minute dinner. Now that you’ve had a bundle of joy placed in your hands you have responsibility. Last year at this […]

Travel Healthy: Tips for TakingYour Family’s Healthy Lifestyle With You on Holidays

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Summer holidays are approaching and whether you are planning a week at the cottage or a plane ride to an exotic countryside, you will want to stay healthy while away! Vacations can be a nice break from your regular routine and provide opportunity to try new things, but keeping a few essentials in mind will […]

Choosing a Retirement Home #sandgen

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Having worked in a retirement/nursing home for 4 years in my early 20′s I know how difficult choosing the right retirement home is for a family. Finding the perfect fit isn’t easy!  Retirement homes vary in looks, the budget, the amenities, programs and so many other factors how can you possibly decide? My advice would […]

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