How to Break Bad Habits… For Good!

How to Break Bad Habits… For Good!

Throughout life we encounter moments of self-reflection and inspiration to make a change. Whether it’s breaking a bad habit of smoking, drinking soda, overeating, procrastinating, losing your temper, or hurrying your kids… there’s always something...
This Car Seat Tip Could Save a Child’s Life

This Car Seat Tip Could Save a Child’s Life

Do you remember loading your child in a car seat for the very first time? I recall being so nervous that I almost resigned to the fact that I would never drive again. My husband and I were at the hospital when we loaded my  newborn daughter into her seat for the first...
Using a Picture Schedule with Children

Using a Picture Schedule with Children

Most families have routines or schedules they follow. Sometimes these routines can be a little overwhelming, especially when directing several children, of varying ages, at the same time. In child care we often utilized picture cues with the children. The visual...
7 Juicing Tips and Tricks

7 Juicing Tips and Tricks

A new member has been introduced to our appliance family. A juicer (squeals of delight). As I’ve been experimenting with juicing, I thought I would share a little bit about my juicing journey thus far, as well as share some of my juicing tips and tricks. ** This...
How to Choose a High Quality Daycare Centre

How to Choose a High Quality Daycare Centre

Are you looking for a daycare and you’re not sure how or where to start? This article, written by a former early childhood professional with over 20 years of experience, includes all the key indicators of quality child care! Plus, make sure to download the FREE 3 page printable checklist to use when you’re on your quest to find a daycare!

Top 10 Educational Gifts for Young Children

Top 10 Educational Gifts for Young Children

Don’t you wish you could find the perfect educational gift for your little ones this Christmas? As an early childhood educator, I am always on the lookout for meaningful, fun, yet educational gifts. Here is my list of the top 10 educational gifts you can give...
Little Passports – Family Road Trip Tips

Little Passports – Family Road Trip Tips

Last month I reviewed the awesome Little Passports program. This fun and educational program recently contacted me and asked that I share their family road trip tips… something everyone could use as we embark on the next couple months of holiday...
How To Help Your Local Food Bank

How To Help Your Local Food Bank

I recently volunteered at my community food bank. The experience, as always, proved to be very rewarding. However, while assisting with sorting food, I realized that there are some actions that donors can take in order to ensure their donations have the most impact....
10 Ways To Find Peace

10 Ways To Find Peace

Life can be busy. Spouses, children, friends, careers, school, extended family, and household chores often require our time and attention. How do we cope? How can we handle multiple demands? How do we take care of ourselves and find peace when so many people and...

Five Favourite Pinterest Beauty Tips

I have discovered so many unique crafts, products, and DIY projects through Pinterest. Every week I’m trying something new. However, today I wanted to share with you 5 of my favourite beauty tips and tricks which I found on Pinterest. Silky Smooth LegsI have...
12 Great Gift Ideas For Men

12 Great Gift Ideas For Men

My husband just celebrated his 34th birthday. I used to get stumped as to what to get him for his birthday… but in recent years I’ve come across some great gift ideas for men, so I thought I would take the opportunity to share them with you! *This posting...
My Favourite Coupon App – Checkout 51

My Favourite Coupon App – Checkout 51

*Note this posting contains affiliate links. If you click these links and sign up, I receive a small compensation. For more information on my disclosure policy, please visit this page HERE.* I recently stumbled upon a fantastic money-saving app and I just had to share...
My Favourite Apps

My Favourite Apps

Last October, I entered the land of iPeople and got my first iPhone. I quickly realized there was no turning back… I am an iPhone fanatic! In my exploration of this unbelievable Apple product, I have stumbled across some fantastic applications (apps) that I...
Our Menu Board

Our Menu Board

A few months ago I shared how my family has reduced our waste of food by meal planning. One of the strategies I shared was to create a menu board for the kitchen. I followed the directions as posted HERE and made my own board. I am thrilled with the results. I love...
Save $135… With Ease

Save $135… With Ease

I made a few small changes that will save me about $135 this year. Here’s how I’m doing it…. 1- I’m making my own laundry detergent. As I shared previously, this was a project I wanted to take up this year. We’re already halfway through...
A Salad A Day

A Salad A Day

I find it challenging to eat a sufficient amount of fruits and vegetables every day… especially during the winter months. For several months now, my family has been eating a salad every day. Whether it’s for lunch or dinner… it’s...
One of My Favourite Date Night Ideas

One of My Favourite Date Night Ideas

Last night my hubby and I enlisted our sitters and went on a date. This was our first date since we had child #2. Needless to say, I was excited, elated and a little anxious. Leading up to our date, I decided that I wanted our evening to be extra special. We made...
Stop Food Waste By Meal Planning

Stop Food Waste By Meal Planning

“Roughly one-third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted globally, which amounts to 1.3 billion tons per year” (FA0, 2011, p. v). This waste takes place on various levels from production to processing. However, much of the...
My Best Life: Every Day is a New Day

My Best Life: Every Day is a New Day

Last Week’s Strategy Last week I spent some time considering healthy snack choices. One thing I learned in the birth of my first child was that when you are breastfeeding, the mom needs a lot of nourishment as well. Unfortunately time is limited because you have...
Make Your Mom Cry With this Perfect Gift!

Make Your Mom Cry With this Perfect Gift!

Are you looking for the perfect gift for your mom. You know the gift that makes your mom cry? Check out this suggestion for Mother’s Day, your mom’s birthday, or Christmas. This gift will surely be a sentimental treasure!

My Best Life: Silencing The Negative Voices

Last Week’s StrategyLast week’s strategy was to be a more responsible consumer. The funny thing is, I really didn’t get to put this strategy to work because I did not buy anything this week…. no food, no products, nothing. I will continue to...

My Best Life: Be A Responsible Consumer

Last Week’s Strategy My strategy last week was to seek out humour and laughter several times throughout the day. It was surprising to me that how when you look for humour and laughter, you can find it almost anywhere! Despite the fact that I was diagnosed with...
My Best Life – Eat More Vegetables

My Best Life – Eat More Vegetables

This Week’s Strategy I’m willing to admit, I probably don’t eat as many vegetables as I should. However, this is another positive side to pregnancy… an increased awareness of the amount of vegetables I should be eating and a commitment to...