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

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

It’s Time to Organize Your Closet!

Do you struggle with what to wear every day? Is it time to organize your closet? Me too! The process of eliminating the items in my closet that were simply providing visual clutter and no joy to my life allows me to choose my daily outfits FASTER and to feel more organized. These hangers have been the main tool that helped me organize my closet. Why? You see, prior to my decision to organize my closet, my clothing hung on a variety of plastic hangers. Because they varied in thickness, shape and colour, it made my closet look disorganized right … Continue reading

Halloween Baking: It’s Time to Get Ready for Halloween!

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I love Halloween, but only the cute and fun aspects, not the horror and gore. I remember being terrified as a young child to visit certain houses at Halloween. To this day, I don’t love staring at the scary decorations. In my adulthood, I have embraced what I term the “fun part” of Halloween for ME and that is the pumpkins, black cats and creative costumes. Our neighbour across the street always brings over fun and delicious Halloween baking for the kids to enjoy. It has become part of our Halloween tradition. Do you have any Halloween traditions that you … Continue reading

Advantages to Going Paperless

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In the past few years, there has been a growing trend to live life as paperless as possible. This trend is becoming easier to do thanks to the large number of companies providing us with options. Ebills as well as digital trends including Apps, Google Drive for sharing documents and many more have made this trend easy to join. Toronto Hydro customers are being encouraged to switch over to paperless Ebills. This not only helps to save tress, in addition, it also allows you to cut down on the paper clutter in your home. It’s a win-win situation for all! … Continue reading

Mattress Protection for All Ages

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I am truly honoured to share my blog space today with my mother-in-law who has a gift for writing, just like her son. I have always said that this blog was a place to introduce Canadian families to new products (as well as recipes, parenting tips and ideas). There have been quite a few products over the years that I’ve discovered through opportunities on Multi-Testing Mommy that have become “must have products” in our home. One of these products is Canadian owned PeapodMats. Not only have these mats become a staple in our home, we also travel with them. When … Continue reading

Check the Date on Your Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Alarms #FirePreventionWeek

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My son came home with some very important homework this weekend. The task was to draw a floor plan of our house homework for Mommy or Daddy and discuss our Fire Escape Plan. I was very pleased to learn that he remembered our plan from last year (and the years before). This year, we have had to make a change in our meeting place as landscape dictates this for us, so we were thankful for this opportunity. As much as we don’t want to talk about a fire escape plan, it is important to re-evaluate every year and refresh our … Continue reading

How to De-Stink Your Dishwasher

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With the change of season, there are a few tasks around the house that need to be checked off of the “to-do” list. One of them is cleaning your dishwasher in order to de-stink your dishwasher and have it run optimally in time for holiday entertaining. It’s important to have a clean dishwasher to help make sure you’re giving the best clean to your dishes for your family and friends during the holiday season. Would you hand-wash your dishes in a dirty sink with dirty water? Likely, your answer is “no”. Think of all the grease and grime build up … Continue reading

Could You Benefit from Better Sleep?

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Up until a couple of months ago, hubby and I had been sleeping on a very old mattress. I’m almost embarrassed to admit how old it was. But, when you’ve got a good thing, you tend to hang on and we held on tight to that mattress for many years more than we should have. I knew it was time to get a new mattress when there were rips in the sides, my body was uncomfortable each morning when I woke up and my body was craving better sleep! When I was introduced to the Leesa mattress, I wasn’t too … Continue reading