So today I did something a little crazy - I decided to go shopping on Black Friday of all days! Braving the crowds I took Hubs and Baby Roo on an adventure to Square One. I knew it would be busy at the mall with all the deals, however I would have an oasis to get away from all the hustle of the mall in the RBC Avion Holiday. It is much easier to face the holiday crowds with
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You know the moment when you try something new and you think "How did I not know about this before?!?" That is exactly how I felt about trying these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies for the first time this month. I never knew pumpkin chocolate chip cookies were so delicious! It was like the world had been holding out on me, keeping this delicious secret all for
Here in Canada we have already celebrated Thanksgiving filled with Turkey, Stuffing and Pumpkin Pie. However our friends to the south will celebrating this week on Thursday, and we all know what comes after American Thanksgiving... Black Friday!!! Only now you don't have to head south of the boarder to score excellent savings on Black Friday as Canadian retailers are bringing
As a 3 time breastfeeding mom I know how much time and effort moms put in to nursing their little ones and making sure that they get the best possible nutrition. Christmas time is the perfect time to give nursing moms a little pampering of their own and to celebrate their accomplishment. Here are some great gift ideas for nursing moms: 1 - Nursing Pyjamas -
I knew when I had kids my grocery bill would go up once they started eating food. What I didn't count on is how much it would go up and how fast. The boys LOVE their food and seem to be bottomless pits at times. By the time Monkey was 2 years old he would often eat the same amount as me for dinner! With the cost of food going up and need to cook more our average grocery
It takes a LOT to get me out of bed early on a weekend. I LOVE my sleep, I even been given pyjamas that say "I Love Bed" because everyone knows I love to sleep in. With 3 kids the opportunity to sleep does not come as often, so for me to set an alarm on a weekend it is a BIG deal. Well that is exactly what I am doing this Sunday so I can be at Target Canada for the launch of
Gift exchanges - either you love them or hate them. I am in the love category, and enjoy taking part in a lighthearted gift exchange with friends, co-workers or family. In fact this holiday season I am taking part in at least 4 gift exchanges! For some we know who we are buying for, where others we buy a generic gift swap (or steal) from one another at the exchange.
Growing up I was very close with my family, many of my grandparents and Aunts & Uncles all lived in the same city. I would see my grandparents, and cousins on a weekly, if not daily basis, which meant I had a childhood filled with tea parties, making crafts and fun sleep overs. Since having my own children I realize just how special the bonds with my family really are.
(A post by Jenn from 1Heart1Family) My DH and I have been together for over 15 years, married for 10 and have three beautiful children. We complement each others strengths and weakness and have maintained a happy, healthy relationship. I think what makes our relationship so great is the fact the we know when our personalities will collide. One of the situations is
Canada is a pretty amazing country - we can be caring, compassionate and giving. In 2010 almost 50% of Canadians volunteered for a charity or non-profit organization. That works out to over 2 billion hours of volunteer activities! Now why would so many Canadians give their time, talent and money to volunteer? Most of the time, because they were asked by a family member,
Do you have a birthday party to plan? Brave hearts crave colorful action—and that’s what a fireman/fire truck party theme offers. Decorations in flame-glow colors, fire trucks that make lots of noise, and the opportunity to imagine being a hero make this party idea popular with the younger crowd. You’ll find ideas for all that—plus invitations, activities, favors and a sweet
It is hard to believe that Little Bear turns 2 day! My quiet smiley baby has turned into an independent strong willed toddler. His personality and determination shine through more and more each day. Although he can challenge me at times,he brings so much joy into our household. I think of Little Bear as someone who feels emotions deeply, when he is mad he is really