The Next Step: Live On Stage

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Last weekend myself and my daughter were invited to take in The Next Step: Live on Stage - with 4 of Isabelle's friends! The excitement leading up to the event was tremendous, since she had wanted to go since first hearing about the tour. Except ... this Mom dropped the ball and by the time I looked into tickets, they were all gone. Did you know that The Next Step: Live on Stage is that popular?   I guess I'm ... read more

Adding to the Chaos – Our Family of 5 + Puppy

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It's now been 4 weeks since we welcomed our little Charlie into our home and our hearts. He's a Cavalier King Charles, and is adorable in every way possible. From the first second we saw him, it was love. Total love. Yet, it isn't all snuggles and petting his ridiculously soft silky fur. Don't get me wrong, I knew that puppies meant work. Yet, having never gotten a puppy before - I'm shocked at just ... read more

Remembering What Matters Most this Holiday Season

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I have received information and materials from McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., the makers of TYLENOL®. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post.    When I was growing up, our house was always full of people during the holidays. I am the youngest of seven children and first became an Aunt at age three, so literally there was always countless family members around at ... read more

10th Annual National Family Dinner Night

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Some things, even important and obvious things, requires a reminder now and then. Like - family dinner nights. Dinnertime is our time as a family, to re-connect and share our day. School, activities, lack of time, chaotic and conflicting schedules - they all have a direct effect on sitting down to dinner together. The hectic days can get the best of us, so it's important to keep in mind that when possible - we must ... read more

Summer!

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HAPPY SUMMER EVERYONE!  {said with so much excitement I could burst} We had a remarkable weekend and a wonderful start to summer 2014!  Friday was the twins last day of Kindergarten {sniff}, so after some morning festivities at the school we went to 'Food Truck Fridays' downtown with some friends and ate lunch in the park. Some of the best food is served out the side of a truck. Just ... read more

Taking Care of Dad

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My husband is severely outnumbered with the 4 girls in this house. He often jokes that we need a few male dogs to even things out, yet I know he wouldn't change our family of 5 {with 4 girls} for anything in this world. Recall my previous Taking Care of my People post? Well, June is the month to celebrate Dad, so I thought I'd pay a little homage to this special occasion and talk about Taking Care of Dad. Not ... read more

Shared Difference #BarbieProject

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I am the youngest of 7 children, and by youngest I mean - by a lot. My brothers and sisters are 14+ years older than myself. So, growing up, it was like I had many parents and oftentimes it felt like I was an only child. By the time I was of school-age, I was the only sibling living at home, and close bonds were made with neighbouring friends or my nieces and nephews who were close to my age. As I said in last months ... read more

Looking Back: Our 2013

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  While My Organized Chaos is many things at different times, my main focus is always 'for my girls'. I'm pleased that one day they will look back and read about our life as it happened and our many travels and experiences. Even my product review posts tell a story, share their interests at the moment - and as always, feature many personal photos along the way. Last year I posted our 2012 in Review, a post I ... read more

Family Fun ~ Strawberry Shortcake: Follow Your Berry Own Beat!

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Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received family tickets for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience.   On Friday night, the girls and I had a very special time together. We went to Strawberry Shortcake: Follow Your Berry Own Beat! Excitement was high that entire day, my kids were literally jumping for joy and eager for showtime. They didn't ... read more

Fresh Start for Spring

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  Wouldn't it be nice to have a fresh start for Spring? A new house, new car, maybe a new baby? Easier said than done for most, since one of the biggest hurdles to having all those fresh starts this year, is money. New cars aren't cheap and houses certainly aren't. For some, even the possibility of having a little one join the family, is all about the lack of funds. 1 in 6 Albertans deal with ... read more

Family Day for all Albertans, a Video #abhc4ivf #abpoli

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  I stated why I personally support publicly funded fertility treatments, along with facts and statistics. But it's more than numbers, it's a lot more personal. With Family Day coming up, it's time to start thinking about those struggling with infertility in Alberta. And how it affects their family, their entire life. .Not included in the video is stories from those that couldn't afford the associated costs ... read more

Family Day without Families?

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  Family Day is February 18th for those in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Ontario and Saskatchewan. Since I 'm an Albertan girl, this pertains to us! School is closed this day and many businesses are as well. It's a Statutory Holiday which 'celebrates the importance of families and family life for people and their communities'. So in essence it's all about My Chaos, aka, my children. Weather permitting, ... read more