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We Can’t Stress This Point Enough – Mamas, Take Time For Yourself, You Deserve it!

We’ve all been there… reminiscing when we had friends, free time and interesting hobbies keeping us oh-so busy. Just then, your though bubble deflates when one of your children grabs onto your leg shouting “Mommy, Mommy, Mommy… she’s looking at me! Imagine there was an easy way to carve out some alone time for yourself– […]

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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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This Bullying Ad By Burger King is Something We All Need to See

Burger King is bringing attention to bullying, and what we as a society choose to do about it. In this viral video shown on YouTube, a group of kids are boastfully bullying one child, in the middle of Burger King, where other customers can clearly see and hear. Comically, in the back, there is an […]

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Mommy’s Secret Pleasures

Many of us will give our food (we are currently eating) to our kids, let them have the rest of our drink (that we just opened), or change the channel to some annoying kids show (thank goodness for PVR or Netflix). But when the kids and hubby are not around, we indulge in our little […]

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Some Days We Allow “Too Much” Screen Time, And That’s OK

We are a technology-friendly house. With two iPads, two smartphones, two laptops, PlayStation, plus television and DVD player, my dudes have a lot of screen-time options. I know the guideline. I recognize the value of those guidelines AND I break those guidelines all the time. Driven by guilt that I wasn’t tracking their screen-time closely […]

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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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I Remember When… My Kids Had Hamsters As Pets. I Hated Them – Grandma’s Memories

My last fall weekend, before my house was introduced to the little mouse-look-a-likes, aka hamsters. My ex husband had our daughters, Michelle (5) and Kimberley (7), for the weekend. They wanted hamsters, and they got hamsters. For MY house. Without my knowledge. They came with cages, water bottles, shavings, and nightmares (for me haha). When […]

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Managing the Cold/Flu Season

It is getting to be that time of year. Everyone is sick, or so it seams. And it goes around the house for what seems like forever. One person starts to feel better, and another person starts to feel sick. It’s terrible. The worst is when the baby gets sick, though. They don’t understand what […]

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13 of the Cutest Toddler Halloween Costumes We Have Ever Seen

Halloween will be here before we know it! Haven’t thought of a costume idea for your little one yet? Here are some of the cutest costumes we have come across, there is still time to order online if that’s how you like to shop: Unicorn Costume – Older kids love unicorns, babies can sport the trend, […]

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Tips For Surviving Multi-Family Photos When You Have Kids

Every year, we do family pictures with our whole extended family.  Fourteen people, from my parents who are in their sixties to my youngest nephew who is just about two, gather together and try to get photos taken with minimal crying and fighting (and that’s just us parents). After about a decade of family photos, […]

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