3 Tips for Keeping Your Home Clutter Fre #40bags40days

Keeping Your Home Clutter Free

Keeping my home clutter free NEVER happens. Part of it is due to the fact that I have children and part of it is just ME. I have a very hard time keeping our home decluttered. I have many, MANY excuses for this (some of them more valid than others), but at the end of the day, in every room of our home, there is some form of clutter. And YES, it drives my husband nuts (which I feel terrible about)! This is why I am making 2015 the year of DECLUTTERING our home! It is a HUGE job and … Continue reading

5 Tips for Comforting Your Child When They Need Stitches

On Monday, I got the dreaded phone call from my kids’ school. At first, I wasn’t concerned because last week, I also got a phone call (along with many other calls in the past few years). Last week, it was just a call informing me that my son fell and bumped his head, but he was fine. Monday, however, was different. Monday, it WAS the dreaded call. It was…. “Hello, this is the school calling. Your son was playing at recess and he got knocked over and cut his chin on the ice. We think you should come over as … Continue reading

Trampoline Giveaway

Trampoline Giveaway

When my daughter was three and a half, Santa brought her a trampoline. He must have assembled it in our basement because once we discovered it down there on Christmas morning (thanks to a note that hinted there was a gift waiting for her down there), we couldn’t figure out how to get it up our stairs! This little trampoline served us well for a number of years and it is such a popular item amongst young children that 7 years later, it is still a favourite at Mastermind Toys! I love this trampoline for kids because of its safety … Continue reading

Show Someone Your Love by Writing a Note on a Beautiful Heart Memo Pad {Giveaway} #HallmarkPressPause

A Hallmark Canada Heart Memo Pad Giveaway

YES, there is an opportunity to enter a Heart Memo Pad Giveaway, but before you do, I’d like to share with you my thoughts on Valentine’s Day. I love Valentine’s Day! Even when I didn’t have someone specific to share Valentine’s Day with, I still loved it. I remember one year in University, my Mom sent me a huge care package filled with Valentine’s Day decorations so that I could decorate my dorm hall where I lived. I had so much fun putting up all of the decorations and enjoyed seeing the joy it brought to people when they came … Continue reading

Valentine’s Boy T-Shirt Giveaway

valentine tshirt giveaway

One of my fellow blogging buddies is giving away 3 NEW boy t-shirts that she found during her #40bags40days decluttering process! I wanted to be sure that you all heard about it! Prize: Valentine’s Boy T-Shirt Giveaway: 2 size 2T and 1 size 4T shirts – 3 winners in total Open to: Canada and US Giveaway ends: January 31, 2015 11:59pm EST a Rafflecopter giveaway Do you have kids? Do you typically give them something on Valentine’s Day?

Is Smartphone Etiquette a Life Skill? #FirstPhoneEtiquette

Lumia 830 Infographic

OK, perhaps I should start at the beginning…. At what age do you think a child should have a smartphone, if at all? AND If children do have a smartphone, where do you think they get their smartphone etiquette from? I’m not sure where I stand on this. With children aged 6 and 9, I still find it rather easy for me to say that my children are much too young and that they will not own a smartphone for a LONG time to come, but it seems like trends are changing! And with changing trends comes new challenges like … Continue reading

Baked Eggs and Cheese in Toast Cups

baked eggs and cheese

I’ve been trying to come up with some breakfast ideas that are healthy and include protein to get my day started off right. I recently received a copy of Snack Girl to review and discovered a super fun recipe that I would like to (with permission) share with you: Baked Eggs and Cheese in Toast Cups. This breakfast dish is not only healthy, but I also find it super fun for the kids. When I make delicious, fun breakfasts, the kids eat a proper meal to start off their day. It is important to me that they go to school … Continue reading

Helping My Kids Learn How to Declutter and Purge #40bags40days

Helping Kids Learn How to Declutter

I think I was born a “pack rat” because for as long as I can remember, I have collected things, I’ve had a cluttered living space and I’ve had a difficult time letting items go. Unfortunately, I think I’ve passed that gene over to my daughter, as she is having a hard time letting things go as we clean out our house. A perfect example is when we sorted through her doll collection that she never plays with anymore. I remember my parents having a Garage Sale when I was younger and when I saw certain toys/games that I wasn’t … Continue reading

Nokia Lumia 830 Review

Nokia Lumia 830

Last Christmas, I purchased my first personal computer in a number of years. (Working as an engineer, I have a work-issued laptop that I can take home whenever I want. For personal use, I had an iPad, but found myself wanting more of a full PC experience, so I sold the iPad and purchased a Dell XPS 18.) It ran Windows 8.1 Professional, and it was my first experience with the new tile (or modern, as Microsoft would like you to call it) interface. Within days, I was in love: I could jump to desktop mode and work like I … Continue reading

How to Make Your Coat Fit When You are Pregnant

Make My Belly Fit

In October of this year, the weather started to turn cold a bit quicker than I had anticipated. Being 8 months pregnant, while I wanted an excuse to buy a new coat, it didn’t seem practical with only one month to go. I went to a local women’s clothing store and picked myself up a nice shawl-like sweater in hopes that it would see me through the rest of October and into November (my C-section was booked for November 14). After a few weeks, the shawl/sweater was not cutting it. It was around this same time that I learned how … Continue reading