My Organized Chaos https://www.myorganizedchaos.net Canadian Mom Blogger in Alberta, family travel, travel, recipes, reviews, brand ambassador Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:16:51 +0000 en-CA hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.1 Summer Prep for Back to School https://www.myorganizedchaos.net/2017/08/summer-prep-back-school https://www.myorganizedchaos.net/2017/08/summer-prep-back-school#respond Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:15:55 +0000 https://www.myorganizedchaos.net/?p=95083 We’re mid-way through our summer break, which means the kids schedule looks something like this: Wake up, breakfast, ask for devices, ask for snack, whine they are bored, have lunch, ask for a snack, complain of boredom again, ask for a snack, beg for devices, request a snack, eat dinner, say they’re bored to death, […]

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Our Power of OxiClean Challenge https://www.myorganizedchaos.net/2017/08/our-power-of-oxiclean-challenge https://www.myorganizedchaos.net/2017/08/our-power-of-oxiclean-challenge#comments Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:41:41 +0000 https://www.myorganizedchaos.net/?p=95156 When the kids were younger, I worried about foods staining their clothes, which explains the countless bibs everywhere. At one point it was so bad that I had ‘eating shirts’ for the twins, that poor fabric didn’t know what hit it. Then as the kids grew older and their dexterity perfected, I didn’t cringe serving […]

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Homegrown Produce to your Table #SubwayHarvest https://www.myorganizedchaos.net/2017/08/homegrown-to-table-subwayharvest https://www.myorganizedchaos.net/2017/08/homegrown-to-table-subwayharvest#comments Thu, 10 Aug 2017 14:45:13 +0000 https://www.myorganizedchaos.net/?p=95114 As you might have noticed on social media, my oldest daughter and I recently took a trip to Windset Farms in beautiful British Columbia. We were invited by Subway® to check out the farming practices and procedures in growing, harvesting and delivering some of the fresh produce that so many people in Western Canada consume […]

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Mac and Cheese Poutine https://www.myorganizedchaos.net/2017/08/mac-and-cheese-poutine https://www.myorganizedchaos.net/2017/08/mac-and-cheese-poutine#comments Wed, 09 Aug 2017 15:20:20 +0000 https://www.myorganizedchaos.net/?p=95211 When a friend suggested I make Mac and Cheese Poutine when I mentioned that I was challenged to put my #YourCanadianMac spin on mac and cheese, I knew it would be delicious. I mean, combining two Canadian favourite comfort foods into one heaping mound of deliciousness – really, how could it not? Yet, this was […]

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Health Check – Overcome the Summer Slump https://www.myorganizedchaos.net/2017/08/health-check-overcome-the-summer-slump https://www.myorganizedchaos.net/2017/08/health-check-overcome-the-summer-slump#comments Mon, 07 Aug 2017 14:26:03 +0000 https://www.myorganizedchaos.net/?p=95047 I used to laugh at the term ‘lazy days of summer’ because in reality, it’s been anything but. Compared to the school year, I’ve had much less duties on the calendar, yet somehow seem to be running like mad from one place to another. Day trips to lake trips, yard care to summer camps – […]

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We Rediscovered the Joy of Nature and Survived https://www.myorganizedchaos.net/2017/08/we-rediscovered-the-joy-of-nature-and-survived https://www.myorganizedchaos.net/2017/08/we-rediscovered-the-joy-of-nature-and-survived#comments Sun, 06 Aug 2017 17:43:58 +0000 https://www.myorganizedchaos.net/?p=95041 This post first appeared on Nature Valley Once upon a time {pre-kids} in a life long ago {pre-kids}, my definition of ‘camping’ involved tenting, and I loved everything about it. Well, maybe not everything because one cannot truthfully say they absolutely adore using outhouses or showering with a bag and hose tied to a tree, […]

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Focusing on People and their Eyes – Pearle Vision https://www.myorganizedchaos.net/2017/08/caring-for-sight-and-insight-pearle-vision https://www.myorganizedchaos.net/2017/08/caring-for-sight-and-insight-pearle-vision#comments Thu, 03 Aug 2017 19:14:07 +0000 https://www.myorganizedchaos.net/?p=95158 Did you know that 25% of kids suffer from poor vision that is serious enough to impede learning, and sometimes a vision problem might be misdiagnosed as a learning disability? Also, it’s been estimated that a whopping 80% of a child’s learning is through their eyes. These alarming statistics are ones I learned on a […]

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Put it in your Pantry – Heinz Dijon Mustard https://www.myorganizedchaos.net/2017/07/put-pantry-heinz-dijon-mustard https://www.myorganizedchaos.net/2017/07/put-pantry-heinz-dijon-mustard#comments Mon, 31 Jul 2017 14:49:55 +0000 https://www.myorganizedchaos.net/?p=95148 Kids are funny creatures. This spring my then 8 year old {fruit loving} daughter randomly announced that apples will be the only fruit she’ll eat from now on. Of course this changed the next day as she devoured watermelon and a plum, pretty much at once. Yet it goes to show that food-pickiness changes frequently […]

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Summer Footwear from Skechers https://www.myorganizedchaos.net/2017/07/summer-footwear-from-skechers https://www.myorganizedchaos.net/2017/07/summer-footwear-from-skechers#comments Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:41:57 +0000 https://www.myorganizedchaos.net/?p=95137 It wasn’t long after that last school bell rang that I was digging deep into our bins of footwear, sorting out mine and my children’s shoes. A quick inventory and having them try on so many that it would make Cinderella jealous, proved that we all needed summer footwear. Sure some were outgrown since we […]

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5 Summer Chores Kids Can Do to Earn Money https://www.myorganizedchaos.net/2017/07/5-summer-chores-kids-can-earn-money https://www.myorganizedchaos.net/2017/07/5-summer-chores-kids-can-earn-money#comments Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:21:54 +0000 https://www.myorganizedchaos.net/?p=95108 For many summer vacation is almost half-way over {already?!}, and despite the seasonal fun – boredom sets in. If that is the case with your children, why not give them the chance to earn a few extra dollars this summer? There are quite a few different ways that kids can earn money all year round, […]

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Blueberry Lemon Loaf Cake https://www.myorganizedchaos.net/2017/07/blueberry-lemon-loaf-cake https://www.myorganizedchaos.net/2017/07/blueberry-lemon-loaf-cake#comments Wed, 19 Jul 2017 18:56:12 +0000 https://www.myorganizedchaos.net/?p=95025 Sometimes you just need that little something to pair with a morning coffee, and this is how Blueberry Lemon Loaf Cake came to be. I hadn’t had this loaf in quite a while yet after indulging in a slice at a coffee shop while on travels recently, it sparked a craving. Yet, buying it by […]

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Summer Essentials for any Escape https://www.myorganizedchaos.net/2017/07/summer-essentials-for-any-escape https://www.myorganizedchaos.net/2017/07/summer-essentials-for-any-escape#comments Tue, 18 Jul 2017 19:57:57 +0000 https://www.myorganizedchaos.net/?p=95053 This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. I adore the unscheduled busy days of summer, there’s no other time of year that you can spontaneously take a day trip or a weekend away. This is exactly what we’ve been doing often, […]

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