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Healthy Snacks for Game Day

Warmer weather is finally making its appearance where I am from. This means all the fun Summer sports are starting. I love driving by the parks and seeing the kids playing. Some of the best life lessons I learned were on a sports field. While sports are not for everyone it is definitely something I recommend trying. This year both my boys are playing baseball. I grew up on a diamond and am so excited to share this with my boys. But with game time, comes snack time. With two boys I needed  ...

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Parenting

4 Safety Tips to Help Keep your Kids Safe

We were recently at a sporting event with our two boys. The whole game the boys could not wait to get on the field and run the same bases their heroes do. As a mom I was excited for them. After a long wait it was time for their turn. As I waited with them I was then told I needed to go wait for them on the other side. I looked at the young man and asked if he was serious, he laughed and said yes. I looked him straight in the eye and said ok, but make sure they stay safe and keep an eye on  ...

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Parenting, Reviews/Giveaways

Why Gender Doesn’t Affect Our Play

Playtime is always an exciting time in our house. Imagination, creativity and joy just pours from my youngest when he plays. I love playing with him but also sitting back and watching him do it on his own. The one thing I have said from the beginning is that gender would not affect playtime in our home. To often I hear boys should not play with dolls, wear pink or paint their nails. But I can tell you in our house all the above happen and more. Want to know why? I don’t think there  ...

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Parenting

5 Tips to Help You Parent Like a Boss

Parenting is HARD! Come on, you know what I mean. Some days I look at my spawn children and think to myself what the hell did I do to deserve this sh$t. Hubby has found me on more than one occasion crying in the bathroom eating a snickers bar. But it doesn’t mean I don’t love them it just means I am human. I often reflect on what works in our house and what doesn’t. Those little tips and tricks I have learned along the way that help me stay grounded and sane. I figured I  ...

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The Mother and Wife I Did NOT Want To Be

I am going to get as little real and honest over here. Reading this post touched me in ways that I can not even explain. I felt like I was this mother at one time. I was always huffing and puffing, irritated that things were not done. Overwhelmed that there was just so much to get done. It was a circle, a vicious circle that sucked so much out of me. I think I was raising my voice more then I ever thought I would. I was crying sometimes more then I ever thought possible. I just was so upset  ...

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Parenting

A Special Needs Parent – What You Don’t See

I never planned to be a parent of a child who has special needs. Don’t get me wrong, I never thought anything negative about others, it just was not something that I thought would happen to our family. But when it did, I felt like the ground below us was trembling. Each and every day is a new challenge. I don’t know if I will get a call or note from the school.  If my child will have a major melt down over something that I honestly had no control over. Sure our melt downs have  ...

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General Chit Chat, Parenting

Yup, My Kid Has Autism – So What

This Mama thought today would be a great day to share another post. It is Autism Awareness Day. You all were so supportive to her other posts I knew I would love to share this one as well. Please be respectful and kind as it takes great courage to write these personal posts. ======================================================================================================= Life has been crazy. As I had wrote before about my son being wrongly diagnosed. When he received his new diagnosis  ...

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Parenting, Reviews/Giveaways

Empowering Young Minds – The Happy Dreamer Book #Giveaway

I am blessed to work with some pretty amazing kids. But if we are honest, some days I just need a second to regroup and reenergize. I am thankful I found mediation a couple years back and often bring it into my teaching when possible. Scholastic has recently introduced two amazing books that not only encourage children to be themselves, but also answer some common questions. Meditations on happiness for the younger set. I have two VERY spirted boys. I often hear adults telling them to sit  ...

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DIY, Parenting

Boredom Buster – Inside Snow Play

It has been FREEZING in Manitoba. My poor sister has been trapped inside because of the weather.  Her little town doesn’t have indoor play places or any other source to burn energy off. While she keeps the boys busy with swimming lessons, skating, hockey etc when they are home for hours and trapped inside she needs to get creative! What do you thinik about bringing snow inside to play? Boredom Buster – Inside Snow Play This morning she decided that instead of being sad about not  ...

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