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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5 Ways To Spend Time Outdoors This Summer

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  Summer is here and it is time to get outside and embrace the warm weather while we have it.  We know all too well just how quickly the snow will be here again.  But there is more to summer then just backyard BBQs, although those are pretty delicious too.  Looking for fun ways to spend time outdoors? Here are some great ideas for kids and adults, too! You can

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How To Have A Healthy And Happy Summer

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  Summer has arrived which means things are about to get crazy! Kids are home from school, vacations are planned and it’s time to get out and enjoy the sunshine. If you are anything like me you have your summer all booked up. On my days off I want to be sure I am outside and enjoying the sunshine. With all of the craziness, it can be hard to find the time to take care

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Memories of date night at SUBWAY® Restaurants

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  There are certain brands that hold a special place in my heart for sentimental reasons. One of those companies is SUBWAY® Restaurants. It all goes back to when Hubs and I were dating. You see, we started dating back in high school, so many of our dates involved going to SUBWAY®. That's why I was excited to work with SUBWAY® on a sponsored post to share the news of

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5 Ways to Sneak Learning Into Summer With Your Little Car Lover

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  As a Mom with boys, we have a large supply of cars and vehicle toys of all shapes and sizes. And whenever I suggest playing with their toy cars they come running! This is a sure fire way to keep them engaged and interacting with whatever I suggest.  Cars are fun. Cars with Mom? Awesome. When we are playing I sometimes let them lead, and then sometimes do some play

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Nutrition Labels 101: Decoding Food Nutrition Labels #FocusOnTheFacts

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  There used to be a time when food was simple - you grew it, caught it, or bought it from a local shop or farmer.  Things have drastically changed over the years, and now we have bountiful grocery stores and access to foods from all over the world.  Food has now become big business, and like any business come marketing.  When you head to the grocery store now it can be

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Diapering to Potty Training with Seventh Generation

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  Ok parents, lets talk diapering.  When you have tiny babies it feels like you spend 90% of your day either feeding or changing your little ones... And it feels that way because it is true! Between short stints of sleep there is a lot of pee, poop and diaper changes.  As they grow there may be fewer diaper changes in a day, but different challenges arise like potty

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Top 5 Must See Movies of 2015

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As summer approaches, so does the launch of all the biggest movies of the year! From the start of summer through the end of the year, you will see the launch of movies that the production companies expect to be their top grossing films this year.  This year there are a few franchises that are adding the next instalment in there series and those have to be the top of my list!

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Don’t Break the Bank this Summer – Tips for Budgeting for Summer Activities

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Please tell me I am not the only one who is panicking that that summer is almost here. This is Monkeys first summer “off”. Now that he is a school kid, this is the first time I have had to worry about summer plans for him as he was always in daycare previously. And wow is there a lot of planning, organization and saving that needs to go into 1 summer! We are going to be

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Summer Day Trips in Ontario

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  This one is going to be a special one around the Little Miss Kate household.  It will be the first time Monkey has had the whole summer off from school as he is just finishing JK and it will be the last time I will have a whole summer off on maternity leave as our family is now complete.  With these things in mind we want to make the most of our summer with some fun

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Play ALL the Sports – Just Say Yes When They Ask #WannaPlay?

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Too short for basketball, too uncoordinated for baseball I was never very good a sports.  There was a short stint in high school where I really enjoyed badminton, but other then that my sports participation has been pretty limited.  But having kids has given me a second chance at a sports "career".  I might not have mad skills like the pros, but I am ready to try my best and

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