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Chefs Plate: Making Meals Easy with Restaurant Quality Dinners


If you’re a busy Mom (or Dad), you know how hard it can be to put fresh, healthy, home cooked meals on the dinner table every night. Some days are just crazy hectic, and you end up buying the kids McDonald’s, or popping some frozen chicken nuggets in the oven. Do you wish that there was a better option? Something quick and easy, made with fresh ingredients, that is a complete and balanced meal? Now you can with Chefs Plate. They provide the ingredients and the step to step instructions for you to create restaurant quality meals from the comforts of your own kitchen in about half an hour!

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Art Crate: Personally Curated Art Prints Delivered


As you’ve probably noticed, the big theme with me for our gift guide is unique. I love thinking outside the box, and giving gifts that are different, unusual, or otherwise unique; gifts that no one has thought of but everyone wants or needs. In my quest to find the perfect gift I came across a subscription service called Art Crate.

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Flik Flak: Helping Kids to Tell Time


With everything digital now, its more and more difficult for kids to learn to tell the time. Not all school curriculum includes teaching how to read an analog clock anymore. If you’re like me, you can find the process of trying to teach your kids how to tell time frustrating and difficult. 

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Fun Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Tweens


Everyone has that one person (or more) who are difficult to buy for. They have everything they need, they don’t want anything, or they are not great at giving you ideas of things that they like or want.

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Give the Gift of Planning with Personal-Planner


I use planners, agendas and calendars for everything. They are my life blood. I’m old-school, so I don’t use my calendar app on my phone for anything beyond being notified of the Calgary Flames game schedule (I have hockey issues, but that is another story). I prefer paper and pencil for everything from grocery lists to my monthly budget and beyond. One of my favourite things to receive at Christmas time are calendars and agendas. I always have several of them around the house and use my planner to keep track of everything from doctor appointments to bill payments and school events or holidays.

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DIY Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Christmas Ornaments


My Mom is very crafty! She sews, she knits, she crochets. She also makes her own Christmas ornaments to give to family and friends. Last Christmas my Mom decided to make Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Ornaments. Seriously, how CUTE are these guys? We have all of them: Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael.

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The Power of Positive Thinking

The Power of Positive Thinking

Positive ThinkingI have always believed in positive thinking no matter what the circumstances. I had taught my son the same as he was growing up. No matter what bad thing happened or had not gone the way I had expected it to, I always grasped onto the “brighter side” of things. That was until this past year.

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My Story of Living with ADHD

adhdFirst, I must be clear, I don’t have ADHD. It is my best friend and partner in life who has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. This is our story.

What is Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD)?
“Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neuro-behavioral condition that interferes with a person’s ability to pay attention and exercise age-appropriate inhibition. A person with ADHD is so inattentive or impulsively hyperactive-or both-that daily functioning at home, school and work is compromised.” Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

In my experience, living with someone who has ADHD is hard, tiring, emotionally draining and a lot of times frustrating beyond belief.

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How Having a Special Needs Child Impacts the Family Dynamic

Special Needs Child

I have five sons and one is a Special Needs Child. My youngest three are currently 6, 7 and 9. They are rambunctious, and definitely keep me busy. They also don’t really get along (conflicting personalities is the way I normally describe them).  My 9 year old is fairly calm except for the occasional bit of attitude (he is entering those tween years after all). My 6 and 7 year old sons are a handful, and they do not get along. At all. Worst enemies. In an ideal world they wouldn’t have to look at each other, breathe near one another, let alone live together. But its not an ideal world.

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Reflecting on Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day-Those Who Fought for MeIn the eleventh month on the eleventh day in the eleventh hour, who will you remember?

Remembrance Day for me has always been a day to reflect on, honour and recall all the sacrifices that not only Canadians have made, but people around the world for the freedoms and liberties in which I so enjoy today. This year is takes on a who new meaning and path for me.

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