Author: Michelle

Michelle is a single mom of three little girls, born and raised in Edmonton. She loves to spend time with her family, the activity doesn’t matter, as long as everyone is together. Her list of Mom things to do never ceases , this includes work, schedules, extracurricular activities, cleaning, organizing, healthy choices, school, chasing around a very active toddler, and making a conscious effort to never stop learning herself. She is so thankful for everything life has thrown at her. When she is not running around like crazy, she is running her own thriving local business: http://www.facebook.com/MishisCorner

History of Santa Claus; Where the Tradition Came From, and Why We Shouldn’t Forget

Santa Claus – a household name. But where did it come from? When the dreaded time comes where we have to explain to the kids that Santa is “make believe” – what do we say? Is it really made up? The answer is NO! And the history of where Santa Claus came from is actually […]

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Weaning the Un-Wean-able Baby – Patience and the Right Bottles

My third child was by far the hardest to wean. I breastfed all three of my girls; I have experience in introducing new foods and cow’s milk, replacing nursing time with cuddles, reasonable amounts of crying it out mixed with distractions – you name it. I have done it all. Do you think any of […]

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Top 7 Non-Candy Advent Calendars for this Christmas, and One Really Yummy One!

There are so many more options now a days when it comes to advent calendars. December 1 is less than a week away, but there is still time to get an amazing advent calendar unique to your child’s interests. My oldest is a classic chocolate eater, but the other two are a different story. My […]

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And This is 10 Years Old. Reality, Growing up, Learning, and Loss

My oldest daughter turned 10 a couple of months ago. I have just recently come to the realization that I have lost my little girl. The temper tantrums have stopped. The crying for no reason has stopped. The clingy-ness of a small child is something I will never see in her again, and it all […]

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If Your Child Watches YouTube, You Need To See This – Unbelievable!

Does your child watch YouTube? Mine all do. Including my two year old. We even downloaded YouTube kids to make sure the content they end up watching is appropriate for children – but guess what? It’s still not! There are numerous YouTube channels that have cartoon characters that look like superheroes, or even Disney characters […]

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This Tweet Showing Daddy’s Help Has Gone Viral

Have you ever heard the term “If you want something done right, do it yourself” ? Have you ever lived it? We love this tweet from @allhailla – they came into the house with their infant daughter, who had fallen asleep in her car seat. Mom told Dad, “just put her in the bed.” And […]

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10 Things I do to Keep My Sanity As a Mom

I am a single working mom of three. Between pre-teen attitudes and toddler melt downs, the days can get very long and stressful at times. As a mom, I am the one that everyone asks for help from, and I find it hard to seek help for myself, whether it is something little, or big. […]

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YES! One More Harry Potter Event Before Halloween – Edmonton & Area Cannot Get Enough This Year!

This year has been a busy one for the Edmonton area with Harry Potter events popping up all over the city. Sherwood Park is squeezing in one more before Halloween, which we think is great! The Strathcona County Art Gallery is hosting some family friendly Halloween events the last weekend of October, including a Harry […]

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My LO Turned Two Today, And I Am Not Going to Miss The Baby Years

Baby years – good riddance. Every child is different, and I have a standing joke with a bunch of other moms I have met, that there is always one child that gives you a bit of extra trouble. Mine is my third, my little one who turned two today. I know some of my friends […]

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Please, For the Sanity of All Parents, END the Daylight Savings Time

I have been crossing my fingers since I heard about this bill proposal last year. Every parent dreads these two times of the year – daylight savings time. Please stop it. Stop it NOW. My oldest is 10 and I have struggled not just two days a year for 10 years, as it’s not for […]

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