Music The Universal Language… At Least Some Of The Time

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  I LOVE music.  Growing up the radio was always on or we had a mix tape (remember those?!?) playing on the boom box.  Kitchen dancing was a thing in our house.  Fast forward to having my own house and kids.  I thought we would all be singing and dancing up a storm together.  I cue up the music, break out my favourite dance moves and nada...  Monkey, my oldest, will not

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Make Reading Easy and Fun All Summer Long

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  During the summer, it can be so easy for the kids to fall out of their regular reading routine.   You are busy with BBQ, day trips, summer camp and vacation.  Spending time outside enjoying the nice weather while we have it is a top priority.  However you can bring the fun of reading with you wherever you go this summer.  Kobo wants to arm families with everything

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The Diaper Bag You Want Even After You Are Done With Diapers – Oemi Baby Bag

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A guest post by Kimberlee from Araya Adventures When I was pregnant with my first child I spent hours in baby stores looking for the perfect diaper bag. I wanted something stylish that didn’t scream diaper bag from across the room yet sturdy enough to handle the inevitable spills and abuse. I went through 3 bags the first year and lamented my decisions every time, not enough

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How To Make Time For ‘Me-Time’

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 Guest Post by Katrina My life is crazy busy. My husband works nights so I am either working or solo parenting, and working some more (ah the life of blogger and entrepreneur).  It can be very hard to find time for myself, usually there it just too much to do. Despite how busy life is, it is important to find time for yourself. I am experienced in making the most of the

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Spring Shopping at the Craftadian Show

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  I have talked on the blog before about one of my favourite craft shows the Made By Hand Show.  Well this year the show is back and better then ever with a new name... Craftadian! The Craftadian show will be springing into town this weekend!  With lots of FREE parking at the International Centre (Hall 6) there will be lots of shopping, and tasty sampling from over 150

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5 Ways For Mom To Take A Break

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  I love being a mom. I really do. But sometimes I just need a break. I can tell when I am starting to get over tired or over stressed. Little things that normally do not bother me, start to agitate me. It is not good for my kids to have a stressed out mom and it is not good for me.  I am on maternity leave so I am always with at least one of the kids, so it is not

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Make Sure You Get The Most Out Of Life Everyday

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  Here is what life looks like with 3 kids: 5am - Woken up by the baby who wants to nurse.  Feed her and sneak in a few more precious minutes of sleep 7am - Woken  up by my 4 year old who tells me it is time to get his 2 year old brother out of the crib 8am - Make everyone breakfast, and then spend the next 30 minutes asking the kids to EAT their

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Fish Cards for Snackable Learning – Free Printable Alphabet Flash Cards #GoldfishSmiles

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  Because we like to travel this sometimes means our oldest, who is in Kindergarten this year, misses school time. I know he’s gaining invaluable experience when we travel but mommy guilt always kicks into high gear about missing valuable classroom learning time. We try to do learning activities with him on the road but sometimes the day slips by and before we know it

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Having fun as a family with Maple Leaf Monster Jam #MyMonsterJam {Giveaway}

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A guest post from L.W. Heading to the Maple Leaf Monster Jam for the first time a few years ago, I was absolutely floored by the whole experience.  All of my expectations and biases of the whole Monster Truck culture were thrown to the floor. The energy of the crowd, the announcers, and the roadies, lead to a night of bone rattling adrenaline, and no-nonsense fun.  We are

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When Nothing Goes As You Planned #HolidaySecretsExposed

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So you may have noticed that things have been VERY quiet around Little Miss Kate the past few weeks.  While I wish I could say it was because I was off on some sort of exotic vacation, the truth is that this holiday season knocked me on my butt.  While yes Christmas time is busy with family gatherings, shopping and wrapping this year threw in a few extra "special" surprises

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