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How Being Different Teaches Children Acceptance

It’s okay to be different. At least, that’s what we keep telling our six year old daughter. She’s quirky, a bit feisty, sometimes very stubborn and oftentimes goes against the grain. She’s that kid who doesn’t like fried food or sugary food.  She loves vegetables, meat and fish.  She’s often the last to finish at […]

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Letters to Baby #letterstobaby #PGmom

I remember the day we found out we were expecting.  Everything seemed so surreal.  I was in such disbelief (in a good way) that by the end of the week I had taken thirteen pregnancy tests! The idea of growing a life inside of me was something that seemed so magical to me.  I wrote […]

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Time Keeps on Slipping… #TBT

Time keeps on slipping into the future. Time just seems to slip into the future.  I know it’s an odd thing to say, but I was thinking of how it seemed like only yesterday that Little One was still little.  Now she’s six years old! She’s brought us so much laughter (and tears).  She’s given […]

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Family Time with Paddington {Review & Giveaway}

Family time, sadly enough, is something very scarce over here.  The farm demands most of our time, so it leaves very little time to just relax and do things as a family (unless we’re out on the field or in the barn or bush together).   When we received the Paddington Blu-Ray/DVD package, Little One […]

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Recipes

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How to Sprout Seeds, Grains, and Beans

From my earliest recollections, sprouting our own bean sprouts has been something our family did.  My Dad, being an expert green thumb and fan of all things innovative and science-based, always had some kind of “science project” going on.  Whether it be hybridizing and creating new species of fancy Japanese goldfish to cross-pollinating flowers like […]

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Summer Fresh #FreshBBQ Twitter Party!

I know I’m not the only one who is excited about BBQ season!  The sun is setting later in the evening, the days are warmer, the birds are chirping, the grass is green…and the aroma of food cooked on the BBQ just permeates the air!  What’s not to love, right?     I’ve been a […]

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Thai Mango Salad Dressing

One of my absolute favourite salads is a good Thai Mango Salad.  Of course, living on Manitoulin Island, I try to use mostly ingredients that are found locally and that we grow on our farm.  Sadly, we obviously just don’t have the temperature to grow tropical fruit.  Not only are we in Canada, but we’re […]

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Lifestyle

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Tangerine Bank TFSA Kick Start Account

Like most families, finances seem to never be too far from our minds.  There’s always the everyday expenses to think of as well as the unexpected. For us, there are always expenses on the farm.  Whether it be repairs on equipment or needing to purchase new equipment to replace the ones that we’ve been limping […]

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Family is what you make it #StreamTeam

No family is perfect.  We’ve all got our quirks and our good days and bad days.  Family is what you make it though.  Everyone’s got at least one colourful family member.  You’ve got to have at least one family member who makes life interesting. Whether you have a black sheep in the family (or perhaps […]

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Travel

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Disney World & Family Time

Our Disney story began a few years ago, when Little One was a pint-sized tot, totally in awe of all things Disney.  A friend gave her Wall-E and a family gave her UP.  The rest was history…or, just the beginning!  Soon after, Little One just had to collect as many Disney DVDs as possible.  She also REALLY […]

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Lobster Chowder

After spending a week on Prince Edward Island, I really miss having fresh seafood every day.  Since I am suffering from PEI withdrawal, I just had to whip up this delicious Lobster Corn Chowder for my family.  True, it just isn’t the same as having fresh lobster from PEI cooked for me, but this recipe from […]

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The Magic of Prince Edward Island #travel #PEI

There’s a certain charm to Prince Edward Island that visitors are aware of as soon as they set foot on the island. From the red sand shores and farmers’ fields, to the great sand dunes at Dalvay, every which way you look, there are stunning vistas. It is a veritable feast for the eyes. The […]

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Farm Life

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What is a Farm Mom?

The following post is written by contributor, Jill from Crooked Lake Farm.  Jill shares stories of the real side of farming and life on a farm. To read more, follow her on her blog and engage with her on Twitter. What is a farm mom? Often she wears many hats. Some farm moms work off […]

Farm Fridays

Who Are You?

The following post is written by contributor, Jill from Crooked Lake Farm.  Jill shares stories of the real side of farming and life on a farm. To read more, follow her on her blog and engage with her on Twitter. Okay, so now you have “Who Are You” by The Who running through your head. […]

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Carry On As A Farmer

The following post is written by contributor, Jill from Crooked Lake Farm.  Jill shares stories of the real side of farming and life on a farm. To read more, follow her on her blog and engage with her on Twitter. Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. […]

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