Lately, every time I turn on my laptop, or any entertainment station on the TV, I see the same thing. The media, tearing apart 50 Shades of Grey — and all of the fans....more

Can You Get Rid of 40 Bags of Stuff in 40 Days?

Hello! I’m so happy to announce an exciting new project that some bloggy buddies and I have agreed to participate in! If you hadn’t guessed, it’s called 40 Bags in 40 Days and is exactly what it sounds like. ...more

5 Reasons I would be a Hungry Food Blogger

Food Bloggers, bless their souls, are a special kind of blogger. Not only are they writers and photographers like the rest of us in the blogosphere, they are also culinary ninjas!I blog to make money, and if I was trying to make money off blogging about the food I make, I certainly wouldn’t make any. I mean really, I have nothing to bring the table in that department — see what I did there?  ...more

Make This Gorgeous Canvas-Mounted Print for a Fraction of the Cost

I am a total print junkie. I love prints! I love finding them, I love making them, I love blowing them up and printing them out. And I recently, discovered I love the canvas look almost as much as a framed print. All you need is the right photo, and you can have a gallery look for a fraction of the gallery cost!...more

Confessions of a Christmas Fraud

I am a Christmas fraud and I don’t know how to tell my children....more

The Child You Left Behind

Suicide. The word alone is enough to send chills down your spine. Unfortunately it affects at least 3700 Canadians a year. On March 6th 2006, I became a part of those statistics....more

8 Tips for Drawing Up a Will

It's not something we like to think about, parents or otherwise, but it is a serious and imperative document to establish once you have kids. The #1 reason people put off making a will is the cost associated with it. I'm happy to tell you that you can make a legal and binding will without forking out the cash to hire a lawyer*. ...more
Hi Elizabeth, I had my DIY will checked by a local Family Law lawyer for a minimal fee, just to ...more

Kindergarten Readiness - Is your child ready for "Big Kid School"?

School is 4 weeks away for most of our little ones. To the seasoned veterans this can’t come soon enough, but for those of us with a little ones just starting kindergarten; this next month will FLY by. Coming from a pro-preschool Mommy let me tell you, you may think you have the advantage here. Academically, yes you may, but emotionally speaking, preschool is merely the warm-up....more

5 Ways to Have a Healthy Sex Life After Kids!

Lets talk about sex.Regaining and maintaining your sex life after having kids can be trying at times, but is extremely important for you and your partner. We, as humans, require intimacy on so many levels, and physical intimacy is right there at the top. I know, after the hectic days we face as modern women, its very easy to let sex fall to the wayside. BUT I am happy to offer you 5 surefire ways to find the spark and reclaim your carnal right.Before we talk about how, lets discuss why....more
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My kids don't know their real Father, and that's okay!

I’m sure some of you are judging me simply from the title – and that’s okay too.It’s not because I hate him, or I was trying to play a game, or because he never paid child support. It was never about that for me because, well, it’s NOT about me. I chose to make an executive decision, in the best interest of my kids. “Kids need their Fathers, whats wrong with you???”...more