Goodness Starts Today

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As I stare at the August calendar and count the days left in summer holidays, my heart sinks. It's been an awesome break for us, and we've certainly made the most, just as we set out to do when summer first began. From a cross-Canada trip, sun-filled days spent playing in the backyard, and so much in between; we made many memories to cherish.   While I can't say it's been all rainbows and glitter with ... read more

Get Kids Cooking with Ben’s Beginners and Win!

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As parents we spend a lot of time in the kitchen; making breakfast, lunch and dinner. Oftentimes it's a thankless job, and one that actually results in a lot of complaining {how rude!}. I've found it hard to find meals that will please all three of my kids, there's always someone who complains! It didn't take me long though, to discover that if kids are involved in the mealtime process, the more likely it is that ... read more

Summer Activity Bucket List #RediscoverNature

Summer Activity Bucket List #RediscoverNature

When I was a child, I pretty much lived outdoors. I have so many vivid memories of riding bikes, putting on routines in the park with my friends, and building actual wooden tree houses in a nearby forest. My winters were spent outdoors as well, you could always find me playing in the snow or skating.  In fact, I think I have more memories of playing outdoors than I do inside. I could paint the entire ... read more

Who Helps You? Campbell’s Celebrates #TheMotherhood

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They say that it takes a village to raise a child and I could not agree more. See that 'I'm gonna drop dead of exhaustion at any minute' look in my eyes in the photo above? The first few months after the twins birth are a blur, yet I do know for certain that my family and friends helped me through it. You see, birthing the twins didn't happen without a bunch of complications, it was a rough time for me and for ... read more

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