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A Day In The Life of a "Stay At Home" Mom

Ever wanted to peek in on the life of another mom and see what her day is really like?Yeah, me too!Here's a little glimpse into my day: {read more ...}...more

5 Cheap Places to Explore With Kids

It’s so easy to fall into the trap of thinking that you need a ton of money to do something fun with the kids.  Sure, our trip to Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto was a lot of fun.  But it cost a good chunk of money to drive there, park, pay for tickets, and eat while we were there.  Making memories and planning great experiences doesn’t have to cost so much though.  It doesn’t even have to cost anything....more

The Lazy Girl's Guide To Scrapbooking

Scrapbooking.  It’s too much work, right?  I mean, who has time to sit around designing those super-perfect Martha Stewart-esque layouts that feature one picture per page with a beautifully written memory or words of wisdom to compliment that picture.And the supplies, well, they cost an arm and a leg.  Albums, embellishments, papers, markers, rows and rows of scissors and ribbons and archival glue.But th...more

Top Ten Favourite Places To Visit in Ontario

Summer is coming!  Honest, it really is.  At least, I'm pretty sure it is. In the midst of March snowstorms and freezing rain, I've started to plan out our summer adventures.  Here are some of our favourite places to visit: {... read more}...more

What To Do When There's Nothing To Do

If you’ve experienced weather that’s even remotely like what we’ve experienced here in Ontario this winter, you’ve had lots of days of “I’m bored!” and “There’s nothing to do!”.  And whether it’s your kids saying those things or just a personal sentiment, after a few months it gets pretty old.So what do you do when there’s nothing to do? {...read more}...more

Top Five Apps For Moms

I've only had a smartphone for a little over a year.  Before then, I only had a "dumb" phone -- one that made calls ... and that's it.  Now, I'm not sure what I would do without one!  I use it for almost everything.So, without further adieu, here are my Top Five Mom-Tested Apps:(read more ...)...more

Parenting Fails

This morning I blew it.  Like, big time.I got up only 5 minutes after my alarm went off, got a mini workout in, did my Bible reading, had a cup of coffee, made some lunches, diagnosed a sick kid and called the school to let them know he wouldn't be in today, hustled the other two offspring to the school for our turn doing Breakfast Club, and then cleaned up afterward.I thought I had everything covered ....more

Last Child In The Woods

The lives of our kids are so much different than ours were.  Not just slightly different either, hugely different.  I was telling my kids stories about it the other day, as I often do.  One day they'll get tired of hearing "When I was a kid ...", but they haven't yet.  Anyway, I was telling my kids about how we used to skate on the Cow Pond when we were kids.  I didn't realize how city-fied they are until they...more

A Quiet Saturday Afternoon

 We had a quiet Family Day weekend, topped off by a trip to the beach.  The beach was great -- perfectly sunny, not a cloud in the sky and hardly anyone else was there.  Oh, did I mention that we live in Canada?  And it's February? { ... read more}...more