STOP Bullying – a True Story!

Bullying is a scary thing. Bullying is sad. Bullying must stop. Last week, I shared a post with some great links about Bullying that I encourage you to read before you move on with this one. As a child, I was bullied. I wore glasses. I was slightly overweight. I was shy. It hurt. I kept my experiences and thoughts to myself. I was embarrassed to talk. I know now that was wrong. My friend has written an incredible post about his honest and true experiences as a child. He was bullied. He was hurt. He was quiet. He kept … Continue reading

The H&R Block Tax Season Checklist

This article was provided by the Tax Professionals at H&R Block Make sure you’re prepared for the 2011 tax season and you have all of your ducks in a row in advance of preparing your tax return. Below is a handy checklist of what you’ll need to get the best return possible.Slips All T4 slips All other information slips (T3, T5, T4E, T4A, T4AP, T4RSP, T4RIF) Employment income (i.e. paycheque stubs) Old Age Security and CPP benefits Other pensions and annuities Employment Insurance benefits Social assistance payments Workers’ compensation benefits Receipts Interest and dividends Sale or deemed sale of stocks, … Continue reading

Please Vote for Splash ‘N Boots!

Splash ‘N Boots has been nominated for 2012 Children’s Group of the Year! You can help them win by voting at Indies.ca! Please consider showing your support of this amazingly incredible, fun and talented duo! Feel free to enter my Splash ‘N Boots Giveaway to gain your chance to win one of their amazing DVDs! For the next month, fans can help Splash’N Boots write songs titles, lyrics, even the album name via their Facebook page. With a portion of all proceeds going to Sick Kids Hospital, fans will even be asked to submit artwork which willmake up the CD’s … Continue reading

Pink Shirt Day: Bullying Stops Here!

I encourage you to head on over to Whispered Inspirations Blog where you can read a fantastic post about bullying. This post includes tips for Signs of Bullying and Signs that Your Child is a Bully. Another amazing post, in my opinion, today is over at Be Nice or Leave where the idea of the word bullying losing steam in our society is discussed. More great Pink Day posts:Did You Know Canada Pin It Check out Multi-Testing Mommy’s Giveaways Toy Clearance Sale at chapters.indigo.ca!

Tax Tips: Understanding Childcare Expenses

This article was provided by the Tax Professionals at H&R Block Do you pay for childcare? Read this article to understand more about childcare expenses taxes. Parents spend thousands of dollars a year in childcare expenses, so being able to claim them on your taxes can mean a sizeable deduction. But like any deduction, there are rules and guidelines for what you can and can’t claim. Here are some of the most common considerations: No receipt, no claim: Your childcare provider must give you a receipt for childcare expenses. Individuals who offer childcare must provide their Social Insurance Numbers (SINs) … Continue reading

Attention Bloggers: Spring Patio Lanterns Giveaway Sign Up

Bloggers – are you interested in signing up for a Patio Lanterns Giveaway Event? These giveaway events are SO much fun and they can really drive traffic to your blog! The event runs from May 7-13th, 2012. Visit This Lil Piglet for more information or to sign up! Pin It Check out Multi-Testing Mommy’s Giveaways Toy Clearance Sale at chapters.indigo.ca!

Friendly Followers Blog Hop #linky (2/26)

Welcome to Friendly Followers Blog Hop hosted by The Knit Wit by Shair and Multi-Testing Mommy where our goal is: you will find some new blogs to read you will gain some more followers you will gain some more friends you will get a new genuine comment or two RULES: Follow the two hosts’ links and the featured friend link. Enter your link (any ONE SOCIAL MEDIA link you choose–NOT a direct link to a blog/website). Follow as many people as you can throughout the week. Try to make this genuine! Leave a genuine comment after following someone new and … Continue reading

Foodie Friday: Saving Money on Groceries

Last week, I read a post about cutting down on grocery spending each month on My Little Review Corner. Grocery bills are something that I struggle with. Groceries are a necessity, but not everything that I come with is. I can’t help but wondering what percentage of our food goes to waste?Now that my son is potty trained during the day, at least I am not buying box after box of diapers each month, because that can certainly add up. But, where else can I cut my spending? I’ve tried my best to only buy things that we will use. … Continue reading

Looking for #EqualCanada at Walmart via #CBias

My son and I embarked on an adventure this morning after dropping my daughter off at the bus. We went to look for Equal at Walmart. In particular, we were searching for a canister of Equal that was on Rollback for $7.97!Since the beginning of January, I have been on a Getting Healthy Challenge. This has been difficult for me especially because I have been trying REALLY hard to stay away from baked goods. I have a huge sweet tooth and I have broken down a few times. Because of this, I was thinking that I should try out baking … Continue reading

Two Little Girls and Their Very Big Gift

This Guest Post has been written and submitted by Wendy (also known as @mapsgirl). I can’t thank MTM enough for wanting me to share my girls’ story with you! For the last 9 months, my daughter, Rachel, has been growing her hair so that it will be long enough to donate.In May 2011, I suggested to Rachel that we cut her hair. She wanted to be more independent and shorter hair is easier to take care of. Rachel’s reply was — “I want to cut if for cancer.” I stopped in my tracks. Paused. And the only thing I could … Continue reading