Grab a tissue: Fisher-Price ‘Poem to Your Child’ Video

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Close your eyes and recall the best memories of when you were young. I'm sure your recollections were of play, and times shared with loved ones. These moments which make a lasting impression even years later, is what drives my parenting today. My hope is that one day my girls will recall their happy play - and in those recollections, their Mom is right there playing with them as well. Playing with my kids is ... read more

Spring Car Cleaning Tips

Spring Car Cleaning Tips

Albertans simply can't complain about the weather right now. Despite the fact that it's January, and this month is notorious for freezing temps, we've had some unbelievably mild temperatures. Record breaking highs in fact - hooray! Yet, melting snow means that we drive and walk through slush and filthy sand-water which is leftover from the winter months. Each year when this happens, our cars are at their dirtiest. Not ... read more

The Dynamics of Twin Play

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If anything, being a parent of multiples has been an eye-opening experience. As I've said before, I don't feel entirely comfortable in comparing my kids to one another, yet when you have one child and then have multiples - you just can't help but to compare every facet of their growth. After all, parents take the learned experience from parenting the first time, and apply that to the next round, so to speak. In doing ... read more

Five Ways to Introduce Chores to your Child

Five Ways to Introduce Chores to your Child

Is your child ready to start helping you with chores around the house? You can tell if a child is ready by the way they want to help. They will start asking you to help more and they’ll become more interested in what you are spending your time doing. My kids each have chores that they need to do, to help out. In fact, my twins have been putting away their own laundry since they were 4 years old. At that time, they ... read more

23 Printables for Valentine’s Day

23 Printables for Valentine's Day

My kids are such creative kids, each and every day they are seen at their little table and chairs. Cutting, writing, colouring, glueing, sparkling, sticker{ing} etc etc etc. So, it only makes sense that they are all over making their own Valentine's Day. For their Valentine's, we usually find a great idea online for a printable, then they help with the printing and then the cutting and decorating, if needed. They are ... read more

Month In Photos: December 2014

December 2014 month in photos

December 2014 was a month of mild weather and much time spent outdoors. The highlight of the month was, of course, Christmas. Our holiday captures are of onesie pajamas, homemade knitted touques, visiting Santa, silliness, and sweet treats. Traditions done and memories made. In December 2014 we played in the snow, took a holiday train ride, and toured the ice sculptures. We actually did a lot of festive ... read more

12 Free Printable Bundles to Organize Your Home

12 Free Printable Bundles to Organize Your Home

With the new year comes a great time to purge, plan and organize. I have spent the better part of the last couple days cleaning out cupboards, drawers, closets, along with some re-arranging to make my space more aesthetically pleasing and also more functional. Included in my mission to organize the chaos, is tackling things like those piles of school papers and books, which were thrown into a basket and ... read more

Breakaway

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One evening after dinner, one of my twins turned on the docking station in the kitchen and madly pushed buttons on my iPod. She landed on a song that made me stop in my tracks. "Isabelle! It's our song!" "I know Mom", not looking up from her book as she sat on the couch. "But, it's our song! Remember?" "Yes Mom, you've told me a million times", Isabelle mumbled, still fixated on the pages in front of ... read more

Giving Back with Barbie #BarbieProject

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One of my goals this and every holiday season, is to give back as much as possible. Paying it forward in many little ways and donating toys, food and money to local charities. While we do give back through the year, we focus on this more during the holiday season, since it's that time of year to recognize your blessings and try to extend cheer and goodwill to those less fortunate. Plus, it's Christmas - and at ... read more

To Elfie – An Apology to Elf on the Shelf

Apology to Elf on the Shelf

It's been some time since I talked about our Elf on the Shelf, Elfie. 2012 in fact. Wow. Yet, it's always been the usual. Move the elf, forget to move the elf - etc etc. It's relatively routine when it comes to Elfie, the girls still love him to bits, eager to jump out of bed each morning to see where he is. Sure makes getting ready for school easier, versus the 'I want to sleep more' hassle I usually deal with. So, ... read more

Gifts That Give Back – UNICEF #UnBoxPossibilities

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When it comes to holiday gifting, each of us strives for that 'wow' result from the recipient. We want our loved ones to know just how much we care, with the representation of a gift. Yet, what if that present for them could be a hidden life-changing gift to others at the same time. Are you familiar with the gifts that give back? Unicef Canada has a gifting alternative this year, perhaps you've seen mention of ... read more

Tips and Tricks for Fabulous Holiday Hair

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The holiday season is one of the most joyous and exciting times of the year. There's plenty to celebrate with gatherings, and work parties, and let's not forget those fun festivities with friends or school events. I'm sure your schedule is jam-packed with places you need to be. This of course calls for you to get out your best attire, perhaps paint those nails and the desire to do something with the ... read more