Developing Early Child Literacy – Not As Daunting As You Might Think

As parents, we are genetically hardwired to want the absolute best for our children. That’s why so many of us spend a great deal of time trying to educationally engage our kids from a very early age. We do this in part because we want to develop the kind of skills that will go hand in hand with the material they will cover in the classroom; but also because we know that the world is a lot smaller than it used to be, and the more prepared our … [Read more...]

Kids See FREE at Superstore!

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Our kids have been back in school now for nearly a month.  They've become accustomed to the routine, and they're finding their friends.  Some are thriving, and some are struggling.  Each. Child. Is. Different. Sometimes we can't see what the problem is when our kids struggle.  Sometimes they don't know how to tell us the problem.  As parents, it is our job to dig a little deeper and find out exactly what it is that they need to excel. Does … [Read more...]

Calling All Servers! Pain Relief is Here…

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Sometimes I feel  like I'm getting too old for this.  Running from one end of the room to the other.  Taking this order and that.  Running to the table with the coffee, than again with the milk... Food, dishes, desset.. More coffee?... certainly! I am a waitress, and I have been since I was a teenager.  It's a fantastic job for people who like instant gratification like I do.  A paycheque every week plus cash in your pocket at the end of … [Read more...]

Warm and Sweet Apple Crisp, Made Better with Cool Whip


I live in the Annapolis Valley, the heart of Nova Scotia and the home of millions of apple trees.  Every autumn the apples come in season and pies, crisps and cobblers are on the menu in just about every kitchen.  In the Valley, we know apples. Each fall I head to my favorite market.  I try my best to buy my produce direct from the farmers when ever I can.  Most of the apples I buy are for eating whole, uncooked.  But when I know I'm going to … [Read more...]

Each Chair Tells A Story #BTSReady

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It was a warm, spring day. We carefully secured your 3 day old self into your carseat. Your first chair. We got you in the car, and drove 5km under the speed limit the whole way home.  In a flash you were into a booster seat, and playing in your brother's car seat.  You grew so fast. Your dad's recliner...  for the first year of both of your lives we lived in that chair.  I nursed you there, I layed you down there.  It became my catch all. … [Read more...]

Dyson Cinetic DC77 Review

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I was disgusted. Mortified. I've been doing it wrong for oh-so long. The first time I used the Dyson Cinetic DC77 marked an new beginning for me.  I just couldn't believe the amount of absolute filth that came out of my dining room area rug.  Sure...I could see some surface dust and hair before I started.  And I knew there would be some dirt that you couldn't see.  But I never, ever, expected to see this: That may be a bit hard to … [Read more...]

Get Ready For Fall with COVERGIRL Outlast #PGMom


Disclosure: I am a P&Gmom/mamanP&G. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events and opportunities. The opinions on this blog are my own. Do you know how happy I am right now... Beyond happy. Do you know why? Because I can wear a sweater again! There's a chill in the air, a pashmina around my neck and boots on my feet.  Baby it's fall and this lady LOVES fall! Do you … [Read more...]

Kids Cards are Back at Boston Pizza #BPKidsCard

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Heading out to dinner with my family is a treat we don’t enjoy too often.  We try to limit ourselves to once or twice a month to keep it special.  We have only a few select restaurants that we like to choose from…with picky family members, we know where we can go to get the meal we want. Boston Pizza is often a top pick for us.  Since we all love pasta, it’s easy for everyone to order something they love. Sure, we know the food is great, but … [Read more...]

Teach Your Kids To Be Super… Be Rockstars!

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I remember it like it was yesterday.  It was Christmas, and my mom had splurged on us. My sister and I each received a CD player as our big gift.  CD's were the big thing that year, as they were new technology, and just started to become affordable.  I loved mine.  I was so happy to have an outlet to play the mixed tapes that I recorded from the radio daily, and to have the ability to record onto a tape from a CD. Wow...I'm really aging myself … [Read more...]

Stay Calm – Back To School is Here


For many of us, it is the most wonderful time of the year.  We get back to our routine life, back to our bedtime schedules, and the kids go back to school.  Though right now my kids aren't suffering from fear or anxiety when it comes to the school day, that doesn't mean it won't happen.  Those feelings can strike at any time.  Many kids right now are going through them...they have to face fear every single day.  When you're young, leaving home … [Read more...]

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