39 Things I Have Learned

39 Things I Have Learned

The year was 1975 and it was a cold and snowy day.  I entered the world and changed my parents’ lives forever.  New, young parents with no experience with infants, I added a some excitement (and sleepless nights) to their lives.  I’ve been told countless times about how I used to cry a lot when I was a baby. My grandmother (who came to help my parents with me for a few months) always told me how I couldn’t be consoled and that the only time I would be quiet and fall asleep was […]

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Christmas Traditions in our Home #KinderMom

Christmas Traditions in our Home #KinderMom

Traditions are very important in this house.  Coming from a rather large and tightly-knit family, the holidays have always been important and Christmas being the most important of them all.  My grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, siblings, parents, other distant relatives and family friends would always get together for Christmas.  There would always be a HUGE meal, Christmas carols by the piano, Midnight Mass, and as kids, we’d try to stay up and wait for Santa Claus to arrive! I want m […]

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{Guest Post} Better Life #CleanHappensCA

{Guest Post} Better Life #CleanHappensCA

*The following post is by guest writer, Busy Mom of 3. I don’t blog. I don’t have a blog, but luckily my friend Christine does. I am honoured to do my first guest post on her blog. I’m a private person, so having this avenue as a means of exercising my creative writing ability is great. My first post happens to be about Better Life. For those who haven’t heard of Better Life, Better Life makes naturally-safe and effective cleaning products that help get the dirtiest jobs […]

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How to Make Orange Sorbet in your Vitamix #SeasonsTweetings

How to Make Orange Sorbet in your Vitamix #SeasonsTweetings

I’m all set for the holidays!  I have the menu set and all the presents bought and wrapped (for the nieces and nephews, siblings, parents and in-laws).  Little One and I made some beautiful DIY gifts too! This is the first year I’ve gotten everything done early. I even had time to pick up a birthday/Christmas present for myself!  My birthday is in a few days and this has been on my list for a while now. I got my Vitamix S200 Professional Series Blender at Target on the weekend and ha […]

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December is a Time to Celebrate! #StreamTeam

December is a Time to Celebrate! #StreamTeam

It’s December, and you know what that means?  CELEBRATION TIME, c’mon! Yes, it’s time to celebrate! . Get ready to move it, move it!  On Dec. 19 the first five episodes of All Hail King Julien  will arrive on Netflix. A favourite character from the Madagascar franchise, King Julien will take on the jungle’s craziest adventures in the new comedy series, along with his loyal sidekicks Maurice and Mort plus a whole new cast of colourful animals. Netflix is gearing up with th […]

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Sharing #WellWishes during the Holidays

Sharing #WellWishes during the Holidays

Baking at Christmastime has always been a tradition for us since Little One was a toddler.  Time spent in the kitchen, learning how to cook is priceless. This is the stuff childhood memories are made of.  Little One shares #wellwishes by baking for others (like people in our community, our Canada Post, Purolator and Muskoka Delivery people). Another thing that has become a tradition for our family is by supporting the Children’s Miracle Network. My wishes for the holidays Each year, Hubby, […]

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Give a Special Gift this Holiday! The Love of Reading!

Give a Special Gift this Holiday! The Love of Reading!

My Dad always told me that the one gift no one can ever take away from you is your education or the gift of reading. Education and being able to read truly are gifts. Since Christmas is just around the corner, the thought of gifts are on most of our minds.  What will you be getting your kids this holiday? To be honest, Little One has more toys and “things” than any one child should ever have. I do not want her to acquire any more “things”. I’d love to give her the g […]

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Wordless Wednesday ~ What is Love?

Wordless Wednesday ~ What is Love?

What is love? From the very beginning, Little One has had a very strong bond with her Grampy.  Grampy’s first visit with Little One in the NICU when she was a few days old did not last too long.  In fact, it only lasted a few minutes.  Admittedly, I was upset.  Grampy drove six hours from the Island to Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto with Hubby, and only stayed a few minutes.  I didn’t know this at the time, but Grampy could not stand to be in the NICU and was worried that Little One […]

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Tim Hortons’ favourites – Steeped Tea and French Vanilla Cappuccino {Giveaway}

Tim Hortons’ favourites – Steeped Tea and French Vanilla Cappuccino {Giveaway}

I admit that thhe busy, bustling shopping malls, crowded parking lots, and the distractions of the weeks leading up to the holidays sometimes throw me into a tizzy.  Who knew how welcomed a lovely steeped tea and a few quiet minutes could be? Yes, with the holidays fast approaching, for me, hot drinks like steeped tea, a hot chocolate or cup of coffee are part of my “ahhhhhh” moments.  I really do cherish those few (and brief) quiet moments I get (if I’m lucky). Just in time fo […]

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Rockin’ out to the Mini Pops!

Rockin’ out to the Mini Pops!

It was 1981 and Summer days were filled with wonder and adventure.  Sunny days spent playing outdoors, hanging out in the pool or at the park, and even dancing up a storm were all part of my fondest memories.  I remember when I was a little girl, one of my very first records (yes, I said RECORDS…as in vinyl, LPs!) was the Mini Pops!  My brother, cousins and I would rock it out to the Mini Pops.  Tunes like Video Killed the Radio Star, Super Trouper, Mamma Mia,  and Waterloo were some of my […]

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