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Tips for Getting Kids to Brush Their Teeth

Tips for Getting Kids to Brush Their Teeth

April is National Oral Health Care Month. I know it doesn’t sound all that exciting but taking care of our oral health is so important. And I know what a challenge it can be when it comes to getting our…

Mom Shaming the Organic Way

Mom Shaming the Organic Way

Move aside co-sleepers and disposable diaper buying parents – when it comes to parent shaming these days it’s all about what’s in your grocery cart.   This is what I spotted in my Facebook feed this morning that prompted me…

#PoisonPrevParty Twitter Party March 26th With Parachute Canada

#PoisonPrevParty Twitter Party March 26th With Parachute Canada

March 15-21 is Poison Prevention Week.  We’ve all heard tragic stories about children ingesting things they shouldn’t have. It happens far too often and the outcome can be devastating. Did you know that medication is the leading cause of poisoning…

One Less Thing #JustOneClick

One Less Thing #JustOneClick

Get up, make the beds. Make breakfast, do the dishes, get everyone ready and out the door. Make lunch, do the dishes, sweep the floors, do some laundry. Make dinner, do the dishes, tidy the house, get everyone ready for…

How Clean is Your Air?

How Clean is Your Air?

Take a deep breath. How does it feel? Probably pretty good. Filling your lungs with fresh clean air. It’s relaxing and calming. How does it smell? Does it smell clean and fresh? Hopefully it does. And the thing is, even if…

A Mother’s Heart

A Mother’s Heart

About 8 months ago my daughter suddenly became very sick. We spent a week in the hospital while a team of doctors ran test after test on her. There was a CT scan, an MRI, an EEG and countless blood…

A Poem To Your Child #FPMakeTimeToPlay

A Poem To Your Child #FPMakeTimeToPlay

Some times it seems that the days go by so quickly that you blink and a year has passed. My little girl is going to be five this year. Five! I’m still struggling to wrap my head around that fact….

Talking Tomatoes and the Big Questions

Talking Tomatoes and the Big Questions

I can’t remember exactly at what age I started attending church. I just know that it was as far back as I can find a memory. Every Sunday my parents dropped myself and my older brother off at the church…

#unBOXPossibilities Experience the Gift of Survival

#unBOXPossibilities Experience the Gift of Survival

Well I did it – I made a vlog!  And yes I say ummm. A lot. So I apologize in advance for my awkwardness. Although I’m pretty comfortable with public speaking, being video taped is well outside of my comfort…

#BetterLunchInASnap with Rubbermaid

#BetterLunchInASnap with Rubbermaid

Mornings can be pretty hectic around here. Both my husband and I work out of the home and we have a 4 1/2 year old that goes off to daycare every week day.  Getting us all ready and out the…

Holiday Magic and Memories (and a giveaway CAN 12/15)

Holiday Magic and Memories (and a giveaway CAN 12/15)

For ten years I was the “baby” of the house.  Christmas mornings are a pretty exciting time for a kid!  I remember waking up long before the sun came out and waking up my parents and my older brother so…

Waiting to Breathe

Waiting to Breathe

22 minutes. A man from Denmark set the Guinness World Record by holding his breath for 22 minutes. That is about 20 minutes longer than the average person can hold their breath (under water). But it’s currently about 6 months…

My Adoption Story. Spoiler Alert – There is No Story

My Adoption Story. Spoiler Alert – There is No Story

My good friend (my #BFFL) Sarah over at Journeys of the Zoo just shared a draft with me of a post she’s working on for Adoption Awareness Month. As I was reading it I was actually not surprised at how similar…

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