You know how the saying goes: The only two things that are guaranteed in life are death and taxes. So why is it that we only plan for one of them? When it comes to taxes we hire accountants, get advice from professionals, and spend the entire year trying to mitigate the damage come tax time. Contrast that to the amount of time people spend talking about end of life care and
It has been an amazing summer for us here in Southern Ontario but all good things must come to an end. As much as I love the warm weather, I am excited about fall! With the leaves changing colour, the local fall fairs in full swing and all of the decor popping up, how can you not be excited...and can I mention pumpkin spice? But amongst this seasonal bliss the dreaded cold
It's that time of year again! September has arrived which means that school is in full swing (at least here in Canada). I am always reminded of the hilarious commercial Staples released several years ago where the father is joyously sailing through the store with his two very unimpressed children in tow. I found it funny when I didn't have kids, and even more so now. If you
I remember getting dressed up for church on Sundays and having delicious “Sunday Dinner” at your house surrounded by laughter and love. I remember going on day trips to explore a new city, going out for lunch or heading to the Mary Maxim store to pick out a needle point pattern. When you taught me how to sew or bake a new recipe. I remember traveling across
No one ever tells you when you become a parent all of the other worries that come along with having a child. Before having kids, you think about how your life is going to change in terms of how much sleep you are going to be missing out on. And things like what room will become the baby's room, maybe needing to get a new car that fits a car seat comfortably, and heck
Summer may feel like its coming to a close, but looking at the forecast, I think we're in for a little extra. We have been lucky here in Ontario, Canada this year with hot sunny days. My girls and I have spent a lot of time outside playing in the backyard this year and we've had a lot of fun doing it, all you really need is a bucket of water and a sponge! Water activities
Bridal showers are a fun time to get friends and family together to celebrate a happy occasion. Not only do you usually get to see people you don't normally see, but you also have a chance to spoil the bride to be. However, hosting a bridal shower can be a lot of work as well. Here are some simple and easy ideas for a Rustic Country Themed Bridal Shower that wont
“Mom can I play hockey?” “Mom I want to try baseball.” “Mom lets go swimming.” ”Mom I want to learn to play guitar.” These are all requests that I have received from my oldest in a single day! When talking about having kids people worry about saving for university or college, but really it is the extracurricular activities that can take a big bite out of your bank account.
The day had finally come! We were on our way to Santa's Village in Bracebridge, Ontario. I don't know who was more excited, me or our girls. Although, the smile on Bee's face when we arrived was absolutely priceless. If you haven't heard of Santa's Village and you have young children, you are missing out. This is an amazingly fun place to bring the entire family. I find
Enduring a pregnancy during the summer can be tough on the body and soul. It’s hot, and stick, and hot. Did I say hot? You’re using up a ton of energy growing that baby inside of you, who feels like a little furnace that is blasting out as much heat as possible. While being pregnant in the summer can be a challenge, it does not have to be unbearable. Here are some tips to
Here we are, already mid-summer! I cannot believe how fast this summer is going. Although as the years go by, they seem to go faster and faster. I don’t know about you, but I try to soak up all of the sun during summer days and my kids do too. I try to schedule a few activities once or twice a week to help keep the girls entertained too…otherwise we all end up going crazy!!
Time to take out your red and white!! Canada Day is coming up this Friday July 1st. The excitement will be even higher this year as this fun and meaningful day falls on a Friday, making it a long weekend! With that being said, here are 5 safety tips to consider this Canada Day. 1. Drive safe. As mentioned, this Canada Day will create a long weekend and with a lot of