Parenting Gift Basket {Giveaway}

parenting 101

Being a parent is stressful, plain and simple. In fact, it may just be one of the greatest challenges of your life – especially if it’s a first. All of a sudden you are responsible for a new baby and books can only help so much. If it’s not your first, it becomes a balancing act between your new … [Read more...]

Family Travel on a Budget with Jennifer Coburn, Author of We’ll Always Have Paris {Giveaway}

well always have paris

Last month I had the pleasure and privilege of scoring an early copy of Jennifer Coburn's new book 'We'll Always Have Paris', and believe me when I say, it did not disappoint! In We'll Always Have Paris, Jennifer recounts the tales of travelling all over Europe with her young daughter, as well, … [Read more...]

Sponsored Post: Join Silken Laumann in taking the Never Say Dieting Oath

healthy Collage

When we hear the word Diet, we often think of girls. And while it's true that more young girls and women try dieting than boys and men, as a mom to all boys, I know that self esteem and body issues are hard on both sexes. No one is immune to feeling bad about their bodies and wishing they were more … [Read more...]

Pick them Back up

skating lessons

My boys started skating lessons just over a week ago. My oldest took a few lessons a couple years back, but it was my first time out on skates for the four and five year old. We walked them out onto the ice and reluctantly let go. I'm not going to lie, it was hard. We knew they were going to fall, … [Read more...]

Love notes before bed

Love Notes

After the Blissdom Canada conference early last month, my son was looking through some of the items that made their home in my swag bag. A little red notebook and some pencils fell out of the Timspiration package from Tim Hortons.  "Can I have these?" he asked "Sure Buddy" I replied and … [Read more...]

Ready for school & Mommy is going nuts!

photo Daniela

The kids are headed back to school and I know we all groan about the dreaded nut free lunches, but it's so important! Meet Daniela,  mom to Lucas, who starts Junior Kindergarten this year with a nut allergy. She's counting on us to keep the nuts out our kids lunches so her boy can be safe! Well, … [Read more...]

Guest Post – To My Daughter….

Kaylyn May 09 2007

Special thanks to my childhood (and beyond!) friend Christine for sharing this special guest post about her daughter Kaylyn. Please take a read and leave a comment for her below, if you would like to contact her personally, her contact info is listed. To My Daughter – Kaylyn My hero is my … [Read more...]

My Journey to Motherhood #OHIP4IVF


I married my best friend when I was 27 years old. We always knew we wanted children,  and even though we had been dating for 5 years and living together for a year and a half, we still wanted some time to together to be a married couple before we started our family. We spent some time traveling to … [Read more...]

Chicken Soup for the Soul ~ Parenthood {Giveaway}


A boy is the only thing that God can use to make a man. ~ Author Unknown Just one of the many wonderful quotes you will find in the latest edition of Chicken Soup for the Soul!  Chicken Soup for the Soul: Parenthood 101 Heartwarming and Humorous Stories about the Joy of Raising … [Read more...]

For a thousand years….

You know when you hear a song and it seems to speak to your soul? That was this song for me. While it is a love song, it wasn't a romantic notion that made my heart swell. It was more than that. This song has a different meaning for me, and relates to our days of infertility. Believe it or not, this … [Read more...]

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