Run for the Hills FAST Once Your Home is Prepped for an Open House and You Have Kids!

DISCLAIMER ~ This post is sponsored by the Real Estate Council of Ontario. All opinions are my own. I only share content that excites me and I feel would be beneficial to Canadian Moms. If you are moving in the near future, having an Open House is inevitable. Planning for an Open House can be stressful. Planning for an Open House with children involved is even more challenging. Run for the HILLS and FAST … once your home is all ready and organized for an Open House. This is our number one tip! Why? Because we all know how quickly … Continue reading

A Rockstar Fundraiser for Mental Health

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My friend Judy Brunton in my world is a hero. She is a hero for Mental Health Awareness. This woman is known around her community as someone who is extremely passionate about raising awareness and funds for mental health. If you are local to the Greater Toronto Area and you would like to support one of her biggest fundraising efforts, you can attend her Annual Fundraiser for Mental Health this Saturday, November 3 from 10am – 4pm. If you want to be inspired by someone who truly cares about people, her family and her community, get to know Judy a … Continue reading

Looking to Move? Consider These Tips Before You Get Started

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DISCLAIMER ~ This post is sponsored by the Real Estate Council of Ontario. All opinions are my own. I only share content that excites me and I feel would be beneficial to Canadian Moms. If you are considering a move in the near future, get organized ahead of time with the following tips.   Is a move on your horizon? If you’re a planner like me, you will want to get all of your ducks in a row at the beginning to avoid unnecessary stress. They say that the experience of a move is up there in stress levels with … Continue reading

Should I Use a Dehumidifier in My Home?

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DISCLAIMER ~ This post is sponsored by LG Electronics Canada Inc. All opinions are my own. I only share content that excites me and I feel would be beneficial to Canadian Moms. If you have a basement and/or if you have allergies, you will want to learn why you should consider using a dehumidifier in your home. I remember when I lived at home with my parents, their basement smelled rather musty and everything that was in it did too. There were some important keepsakes and items that we actually had to dispose of because of their smell. I didn’t … Continue reading

Should We Homeschool Our Children?

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Last year my husband decided to move. One that would take us out of the school district we currently lived in. For me, it was the school board that I had taught within. It was an education system that I knew VERY well, and, when you have children with special needs, that’s a HUGE asset for a parent. Little did I know that our move was going to be the final push that I needed to make the decision to homeschool our children. I went to work connecting with other parents (of both autistic and neurotypical children) over Facebook to … Continue reading

Bullet Journal Spreads to Organize Back to School Time In Your Family

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By now, you likely all know that I’m a former Kindergarten teacher and I’m passionate about helping Moms transition into Back to School mode. Whether it’s your first time sending your child off to Kindergarten or you’re a seasoned Mom, getting the family organized and prepared for school is an important part of August. I’m thrilled to introduce you to Krista Hicks, Simply Breathe Now founder. She is going to walk us through how she organizes herself and her children. And trust me, you’re in for a treat! I’ve been using Krista’s Bullet Journal monthly planners and spreads for a … Continue reading

Free Summer Activities for Families

Summer is such a fantastic time of year, and it’s nowhere near over! The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and the bees are buzzing. Now is the perfect time to have some amazing summer fun with your family. Summer time fun can get expensive and put quite the dent in your wallet. With the costs associated with summer camps, theme parks and festivals, your wallet can end up getting quite the workout. Never fear, we’ve got some ideas for free summer activities that your family can enjoy together. The good news is that there are plenty of free … Continue reading

What to Pack for a Day at the Beach

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DISCLAIMER ~ This post is sponsored by Banana Boat. All opinions are my own. I only share content that excites me and I feel would be beneficial to Canadian Moms. I don’t know about you, but I’m always on the hunt for a sunscreen that is Mom AND kid approved. In our household, this is a very difficult task. Packing for a day at the beach can often feel like you may as well be packing for a week long vacation! At least this is it what it feels like when you’re like me and you like to pack everything … Continue reading

Motherhood: Loosening Up On The Leash

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I’ve always known that I have a very special, yet different, bond with each of my children. While neither of them share my deep love of Once Upon a Time or the Outlander book series (YET!), we have connected on other levels where we’ve found common ground. For my youngest, it’s his spot as the second child; a spot that I hold myself. Lately, with my oldest, it has shifted to being all about loosening up on the leash. Motherhood isn’t always easy. My sense of motherhood is deeply wrapped up in my relationship with my oldest, the strongest basis … Continue reading

The Allowance Debate ~ What You Need to Consider

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The allowance debate has always been a hot topic in many households. Should you give one? Should children contribute to chores without monetary incentives? The truth is, while it’s up to the individual parents, there are a few things you need to know about giving your kids an allowance before you make a concrete decision. Your Child’s Financial Future is Affected Giving your children an allowance can lead to a better financial future for them. Kids that get an allowance are oftentimes better with managing money than those who don’t. They Don’t Have to get an Allowance for Chores There … Continue reading