Every Click Helps #ctipday2016

It’s a feeling deep down in the pit of your stomach.  Something isn’t right.  That picture looked a bit off, and isn’t telling the whole story. Your intuition is screaming at you to do something, but your fear of over reacting, or getting pulled into a mess-that-isn’t-yours takes over.  What if it really isn’t anything? What if it is?, operated by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection,is an integral part of the Government of … [Read more...]

The Joys of Boys… Entering the Teen Years.

So here's the thing... I'm a girl.  I know about girl issues, and girl problems. I know how to keep myself healthy and happy.  Both mentally and physically.  I can sympathize with any 'tween or teen girl, as I was one once.  Only, aside from our four legged family members, I am the only girl in the house. I have a husband and two sons, and I honestly don't know the first real thing about mens' health. I have to stop pretending though, you see … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Earn Money Blogging

It's been a fantastic eight years.  That's how long I've been blogging.  It started out as a simple blog on a free platform where I shared my deals, coupons and sales.  It started small, but I was thrilled to find an avenue to share what I had to say.  The funny thing was, people listened.  They listened and shared and commented.  Eventually that little blog turned into my main source of income.  A Busy Mommy feeds my kids and heats our home.  It … [Read more...]

Calling All Servers! Pain Relief is Here…

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...]

What to Pack When Traveling to Warm Climates

If you live anywhere east of Vancouver, you know that Canadian winters are harsh.  There is no way to candy coat it, come February we are all ready to pack up and fly south.  We’re done with the snow, the shoveling and the ice.  Tired of slippery roads and bundling up our kids in multiple layers.  We want sunshine, sandy beaches and drinks with little umbrellas in them. One would think that packing for a trip to the sunshine would be simple.  … [Read more...]

Let’s Talk Baby with Walmart Canada

I was 25 when I found out I was pregnant with my first born.  I knew exactly zilch about what life as a parent would be like.  I still had a lot to learn about my own life, let alone all that I needed to know for this baby.  I turned to those who had done it all before me to learn that is requried for me to be a good mama to the little bambino I was growing.   Almost immediatly I began thinking of a ton of questions and I intended to find the … [Read more...]

Five Ways to Keep your Child Busy this Summer

“Summer time, and the livin’ is easy….”. It’s fair to say that when George Gershwin and DuBose Heyward wrote their hit song in 1935 they didn’t have to entertain bored children during the summer. In fact, there is nothing harder for a parent than trying to find interesting and, if you’re lucky, useful things for the children to do during the summer break. So here are some tips to help make your summertime living just that little bit … [Read more...]

Is He Ready For Kintergarten?

Starting school at 4 years old can seem daunting for children and parents alike.  But the big question is, are they ready? My little boy is very bright.  He knows all about the planets and the order they orbit the sun, he has a hard time accepting that Pluto is not a planet...I think he thinks Pluto feels left out.  He knows how to count 1,2,3,4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 14, level1, level2, level3... and he has known the alphabet inside … [Read more...]

Monetizing Your Blog

*Disclosure - the links within this post are affiliate links.  I will receive a commission for any sign ups (both free or paid) that occur as a result of you clicking my links and signing up. It's a debate that has been going on for years.   Should you monetize your blog.  Should you turn your writing space into a way of creating passive income.  And the answer to that question is, Yes...or No.  When you break it down, it is your space and … [Read more...]

Saving For Disney – Getting Started

Yes, I am a Disney fanatic, and no I don't feel bad.  I love all things Disney and am thrilled to be planning our families next vacation slotted for October 2014.  I'm excited... and slightly obsessed, but that's ok...we do what makes us happy, right? In October of 2014 we will be headed to Disney! There will be six of us, Corey and I, Ben and William, and my inlaws Adeena and Richard! So, the first thing that one needs to address when going … [Read more...]

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