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Teacher’s Experiment Showing Students the Importance of Hand Washing – Gross but Cool

A North Carolina Teacher conducted an experiment with her students in her classroom to show the importance of hand washing, and how germs spread. This is genius. She took three pieces of bread, and three sandwich bags. In one, she put a piece of bread into the bag while wearing gloves. (Controlled). In another, she […]

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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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Raising Children Who Choose to Read

“You’re so lucky that your boys like to read.” A mom at the playground whispered to me as big dude ran back to playground after coming over to tell us about this week’s library book that was tucked away in his backpack. I nod but I want to tell her that it’s not luck. My […]

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5 Incredible Fall Day Trips You’ve Got to Plan this Year

Getting out of town for the weekend is easy when there is so much to see and do. From a pumpkin festival to a hot air balloon experience that’s going to light up the night sky – here’s what you should see and do in Alberta this fall. See Giant Pumpkins in Smoky Lake Your […]

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Four Things to do Before You Take Your Kids on a Solo Road Trip

This summer, I attempted something that took me out of me straight out of my comfort zone – and into the mountains. I was taking the kids on a solo road trip. This time, I would be out of my usual, passenger-seat, answering emails and scheduling social media, handing out the occasional snack zone. This […]

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Which part of Canada is on your bucket list to see? Knock them all off. All of them. Duracell has launched a drone capturing it all.

To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, Duracell has launched a drone, which will travel all the way across Canada, from West to East, providing streaming video for anyone to view! This is the first event of its kind, and its not something to miss. The drone started its journey on August 1st, and there is already […]

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Magic Scratch and Win – part 2, mystery solved.

So today I had my scheduled appointment for the Magic Scratch and win – when the person from the company called to confirm, they said they were calling from the “contest hotline” even though the caller ID showed up as Simple Water Services. The sales lady that showed up was very nice and answered all […]

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DIY projects can be intimidating, but this one was so EASY, and took less than an afternoon!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Painter’s Mate Green® painter’s tape for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I am by no means an experienced DIY mom, but I must say, I am impressed with how this project turned out. DIY projects are usually overwhelming just to think about, but […]

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Canada post delivered Magic Match Scratch N Win Tickets today to Edmonton residents – is this legit, or a marketing scam? Let’s find out. Part 1 of 2

So I got a “Magic Match Scratch N Win” flyer in the mail today. I scratched it our of curiosity, and “won”.  Upon looking into this further, I found out that all of the tickets are “winners” – so what’s up with it (no company could afford to give away this many prizes), and if […]

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I want to touch it too, but my big dude would like to cut back on the hands-on a bit

I get it. I totally understand. I want to touch it all the time. Walking down the street. Cuddled up on the couch. In the middle of playing a board game. I want to reach out and touch my son’s curly blonde hair. I understand the urge. I do. Those blonde curls explode around his […]

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