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Confession Time: Beer Store and Kids

The start of a new video series, I confess a few things that are on my mind. This week I’m talking about encouraging my son’s financial plans. Of course for some parents how I do that might be a little unethical. […]

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150 Facts About Canada for Canada’s Sesquicentennial

Can you believe 2017 marks Canada’s 150th birthday? You can bet there will be a lot of celebrations going on around the country. Even our friends at Disney Parks will be celebrating at Epcot’s Canada Pavilion. From now until July 1, 2017, Walt Disney World Resort Guests who answer a fun trivia question about Canada can receive a commemorative Celebrating Canada’s 150th button. […]

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Celebrate #Canada150 with a Free Park Visit

What better way is there to celebrate Canada than enjoying its many national parks and historic sights.  Thanks to Parks Canada it’s even easier when you pick up or order your free Discover Pass. […]

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Kids Book Review: Burt’s Way Home

Burt’s Way Home Koyama Press / Publishers Group Canada By John Martz 48 pages age 5 to 8 […]

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Six After Dinner Family Activities

Just like our bedtime routine, our after dinner routine seems to have altered. I’m not talking about clean-up and getting lunches ready for the next day, but rather the family time. That moment where the dinner routine has passed and before the evening or bedtime routine takes over. This is often our free time to do something as a family but mobile devices and television seem to have seeped in unnoticed. Based on a desire, my desire since I anticipate these family moments will start to be fewer and far between, I’ve thought of a few ways to bring the family time back with fun in our home. […]

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Confession: No Cleaning Lady Allowed

The start of a new video series, I confess a few things that are on my mind. This week I’m talking about keeping my house tidy, or rather the struggle. Hiring a cleaning lady or service could make things easier but it actually makes things difficult for me. Perhaps I’m over thinking this? […]

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Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort Brings Water Park Fun and More

For me a trip to Florida needs to include a nice dose of water or a resort with water park. For a state whose borders cover more coast than not, I want to hear, feel, and taste the water when visiting. With that said, you would think that Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Florida wouldn’t be an ideal water infused destination since it’s not on the coast but you would be wrong. The resort does an amazing job incorporating water in various aspects of a guest’s visit, like these 4 ways: […]

THIS WEEK’S BEST READS FOR MOM FROM ACROSS THE WEB

Eat: 
9 Eggnog Recipes

Live: 
60+ Christmas Carol Lyrics

Love: 
Sexy Stocking Stuffers for Your Spouse

Muse: 
Holly and Pinstripe Nail Art

Nest: 
21 DIY Christmas Wreaths

Party: 
Elf Movie Viewing Party

Make: 
51 Handmade Ornaments

Travel: 
Free/Inexpensive Disney Souvenirs

Play: 
Indoor Snowball Play

Parent: 
Avoid Christmas Greed Syndrome