Month: October 2017

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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Our Experience with our Kids’ “First” Pets

So, I guess I should start with the fact that our family already has a small breed dog and a fish tank with some aquatic frogs.  But, to my little guy, these were family pets, and has been pleading for his “own” pet for almost 2 years (he turned 6 a few months ago). With […]

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Jennifer Garner’s Instagram Selfie after a YES DAY is Me Every Morning

This selfie Jennifer Garner took this week is how I feel pretty much daily. So is her emphasis on the need for coffee. But her reason behind her super-tired looking post on her Instagram account is actually super cute, and definitely very brave. “You’ll never need coffee more than the day after “Yes Day!”” she […]

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It’s A Problem Everywhere, But it is Literally in Our Hands to Change in Our Own Communities

There is a problem in Edmonton. It happens in every neighborhood and at all times of the day. Most of us are guilty of doing it and the reality is that it puts our kids at risk. It needs to stop but it’s so hard to break the habit. Distracted driving. Keep reading. It’s important. […]

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