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3 Tips to Encourage Learning Through Play

When my oldest started school I was excited, nervous and of course worried how it would turn out. Working in the school board myself I know the focus was off of worksheets and more onto play based learning. This I struggled with because my guy enjoyed routine and a set schedule on what was coming next. As the year progressed we had some challenges but with great staff we were able to support and encourage my guy on his learning journey. While we do have some days that are a little more  ...

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Food, General Chit Chat, Parenting

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

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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General Chit Chat

More Than Just A Picture

The other day we were blessed to be able to attend a Brampton Beast hockey game. The boys were super excited as it was playoff time, but when they realized it was front row the excitement radiated off of them. This is the closest the boys will get to an NHL game right now as the pricing is a little out of my budget. But they don’t mind, to them, these guys are just as famous and as good. My oldest spent the time between periods waiting to fist bump the players when they came off the  ...

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Parenting

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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Parenting, Reviews/Giveaways

Bun 2 Babe Book Review

  The Book: Bun 2 Babe: Routines and Strategies for Nurturing Your Baby, Pregnancy through Age Two: A Personal and Informative Guide from a Mother of Four You’re expecting! Congratulations…and welcome to a seemingly endless string of choices: Doctor or midwife? Home or hospital birth? All natural or epidural? Cloth or disposable diapers? Breast-feeding or formula? Now take a deep breath. Modern motherhood is full of possibilities and Bun 2 Babe is here to help you navigate your options.  ...

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Parenting

To my Four year Old – Slow Down

To my Littlest boy, Last night when I was putting you to bed it was a blur. As always I was rushing to get everything down and get you to sleep. I am not sure why this has become such a rushed time but as I kissed you good night you looked up to me and said, “just one more minute”. My normal response would of been no, it is bedtime. But last night I looked over at you and I held my breath. I so needed that extra minute last night as your quickly growing and before I know it you  ...

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