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Teacher Appreciation Gift: Pencil Vase

The school year has just started and your child most likely has a new teacher now. I know many like to give gifts at the end of the year, but now is a fun and unexpected time to thank the person who spends just as much time with your kids as you.  Why not showContinue Reading …

Microsoft Canada’s Top Picks for Back-to-School

No matter how much we plan ahead, I always feel like we are forgetting something important when it comes to back-to-school. What my youngest needs is not the same as what my teen in high-school needs. When we had the oldest two in post secondary school, their needs were completely different as well. As aContinue Reading …

Style & Function for Back-to-School #BackToBackpacks

There are certain things my kids get new at the beginning of every school year. A new backpack is one of these things. They seem to be really rough on them throughout the year and often need replacing. But they also grow and their needs grow. What they carry around, their style and their wantsContinue Reading …

Goodbye Ironing Hello Downy Wrinkle Releaser

Growing up I had an unrealistic image in my head of what the ‘perfect‘ housewife was: a woman who cooks, cleans, irons, and takes care of the kids while looking polished. I assumed all moms ironed and felt determined to give my family wrinkle free clothes. I really tried to like it: I would setContinue Reading …

20 After School Snacks Your Kids Will Go Wild Over #BTS

Where did the summer go? Two of my four kids will be going back to school in just a few weeks. I am not really ready. But I am not stressing either. They are all pretty independent and school brings routine. I welcome routine. I will be sad to have less time with them, butContinue Reading …

Take the OxiClean Challenge & Love your Clothes Again #OxiCleanChallenge with Giveaway

Back to school is just around the corner! It is a bitter-sweet time here for us as I love the routine and feeling of normal, but miss the kids being around 24/7. Like most families, we buy new items for the kids to have for back to school. Clothes for school and clothes for Fall.Continue Reading …

Mark’s for Back to School

The bitter sweet start of the school season is finally here. As much as we love having the kids around all summer the thought of back to school routine is welcomed. I will miss the last minute plans but welcome the structure of a schedule. The kids will miss sleeping in but love seeing theirContinue Reading …

Adding Pulses to Our Meals for Back to School #FamiliesLovePulses

A big part of my healthy changes journey is adding more protein and fibre to my family’s diet. Feeding them foods packed with nutrients that keep them going throughout the day. Pulses is one of these foods that make this easy and affordable to do. Almost every meal we make we have the opportunity toContinue Reading …