Month In Photos: March 2015

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March 2015 - in like a lion and out like a lamb. This saying applies to both the weather, and our schedule for the month. My oldest had two cheer competitions in March, so the beginning was spent prepping for both, which included a week-long trip to Louisville Kentucky for the Jamfest Nationals Competition. Our time spent there was amazing, from the competition itself {my first time experiencing cheer in the US, which ... read more

Random Acts of Kindness for Kids

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Recall the age old question, 'if you found lost money, what do you do?'? While out a couple weeks ago, my daughters were eager to get where we were going, so they were at least 10 feet ahead of myself. They were half-running, chattering away and very excited about their day. All of a sudden I saw one of my girls stop and pick up a pile of 20 dollar bills off the ground. She immediately ran full speed ahead and ... read more

2014 Month in Photos Album

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As you know, I've been making and posting my Month In Photos here on My Organized Chaos, for just over a year now. My neighbour first introduced me to this idea, I instantly fell in love with this way of capturing all the best of each month, and easily turning those memories into a keepsake. You see, I love all things 'photo' and the evidence of this is well documented. Up until 2009, I have pretty much every single ... read more

Month In Photos: February 2015

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February 2015 is always a stale month, don't you agree? At this time in the year I'm so completely over Winter. Each passing day seems to drag, and all I can think about is Spring and Summer. Month In Photos: February 2015 Yet, thanks to some mild weather, we did do some sledding and skating this month. Then, another cold snap hit and indoors we went, for yet another round of hibernation. In February we played ... read more

Celebrating the Everyday Superhero #BeSuper

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Have you seen the new Barbie Princess Power masked dolls yet? It's the latest line in the vast and iconic Barbie doll collection, and it's all about how every one of us is a superhero. Termed Be Super, it's the recognition and celebration of the everyday superhero that lives within us all. As the mom of three girls, I applaud each initiative out there, that supports individuality and encourages the positive self-esteem ... read more

Bridge the Distance with Canon – #CanonL

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You know the drill, parents. You have kids and you start capturing every moment, most likely before the baby is even born. Then, with camera in hand, you try desperately to snap each new milestone and every memory made from vacations to birthdays and most importantly - the simple everyday moments that shape our lives. Bridge the Distance with Canon This I know all to well. Stemming from the lack of photos of ... read more

Show your Pet some Love this Valentine’s Day

Reasons to take your Pet to the Vet for a Check-up

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we’re all thinking about what we can do to make our family and loved ones feel special and appreciated. One thing is certain, no matter whether you’re a dog person or a cat person: your furry friend is a part of the family. This year, add your pet to your list of Valentines and show them that you love them with a visit to the vet. According to experts, there are at least ... read more

Month In Photos: January 2015

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January 2015 is usually such a long and cold month. This time of year is when I typically take the least photos, uninspired by the drab landscape and bored of the white of the snow. Yet, this January, things were a little different. Someone new to photograph? Someone new to cuddle and love? We got a puppy!! I'd like you to meet Charlie - the new baby in the house. He was born on Nov 1, 2014 and came to live with us ... read more

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