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So…About That Wheelchair

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Dear Mom from the Children’s Christmas Party Tonight,
Hi. I’m not even sure you saw me, although it’s slightly hard to miss when I’m walking behind Jillian. She’s cute, right? So is your son. Hopefully I wasn’t looking wistfully at your son. I never want to change Jillian but sometimes I get a little sad watching a child who makes walking look so easy. Jillian has to fight against her muscles to walk.
Anyway, that’s neither here nor there. I’m writing this [...]

Homemade Coffee Syrup- Perfect Gift!

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I just wrote about an easy meal solution to give as gifts in my last post. The following year, I decided to make homemade coffee syrups and chocolate dipped spoons.
Materials Needed:

Basket (optional)
Tissue Paper (optional)
Cellophane (optional)
Ribbon (optional)
Teeny tiny mason jars
Sugar
Water
Chocolate
Crushed candies (IE: candy canes, toffee, chocolate chips, coconut, etc)
Plastic spoons (thick ones so they don’t start to melt)

Take 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar and place over medium high heat until the sugar dissolves and becomes a syrupy [...]

Teacher Gifts- Working the Mason Jar

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There are two times a year that I *pretend* I’m crafty. That happens to be at Christmas and at the end of school. Seriously. I can play 10 instruments but my mother couldn’t spare a little crafty gene? I like crafty, I just don’t do it well. We all have our talents, I suppose.
I know teachers don’t expect anything at Christmas or the end of the year but I like to take the time to show them they’re really valuable [...]

Gail Vaz- Oxlade- Using your “Common Cents” Giveaway

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Last month, I was given the opportunity to meet other P&G Moms and hear some really valuable information from Gail Vaz-Oxlade. If you’re unfamiliar with Gail, she is a popular Canadian newspaper, radio and television personality who wants us Canadian’s to be smarter with our money. And seriously, who couldn’t use some “common cents” tips?! Especially during the holidays!
I’ve talked before about how much I’m not a fan of Twitter (perhaps you’ve noticed I’m a little wordy!) That doesn’t stop [...]

Holiday Hosting with P&G- Giveaway!

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Phew! 24 more days until Christmas. I don’t know why but it seems to have come along pretty quickly here. Is it the same for you? Typically this season always goes by the fastest for me. Are you a family that entertains over the holidays? We don’t really entertain,  but we do enjoy inviting friends over and hosting my inlaws when they’re able to make it to Toronto. The girls look forward to that part every year!
When people visit, I [...]

Thrive On! Three To Be Gala

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Two weeks ago Adam and I were given the rare but great opportunity to have a date night. We were guests at Thrive On! The Three To Be Stems of Hope Gala.  This was our second year attending for a cause that’s near and dear to our hearts. I used to be so intimidated by Dana Florence- Co-Founder and Executive Director of Three To Be. I just sit behind my computer and write about cerebral palsy and special needs. Dana made an [...]

#RollThisWay

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Oh hiiiiiii! Didya miss me? I don’t even have some cool reason as to why I haven’t blogged in so long! Let’s pretend I was abducted by aliens. That works for me.
Since my blogging has been on the back burner, I’m challenging myself to blog once a day for a month. Then hopefully I will be back on track and continue posting regularly.  I’m also going to start tweeting again. Every once in a while I decide to give myself [...]

Flea and Tick Season- Protecting your Fury Friend- Review/Giveaway

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We’re being very diligent with our new puppy, Bella as I’m sure most of you are that are dog owners! I mentioned before that I never really pictured myself as a dog person, but Bella has fit in at home quite nicely and we couldn’t imagine her not being a part of our family now! That’s why we’re finding it really important to make sure that Bella (and my family!) stays healthy.
It’s now flea and tick season and it’s important [...]

The Lokomat- A Research Study

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A lot has happened around here! It seems like the girls just got out from school yet here we are, already in August. One month left until they head back to school. Hard to believe the summer is half over!
 In October, Adam and I were given the rare chance to attend the Three To Be Gala- a night to raise money for kids like Jillian with neurological disorders. Among some of the guests, Jillian’s therapist from school was there and [...]

Three Awesome Ways To Use Technology To Create Memories

I’m a frequent user of Instagram (as I’m sure you can tell by my sidebar!) and Facebook. I have yet to find the dying love for twitter most bloggers have. But below is a guest post from Amanda who gives us three awesome ways to use technology to create unforgettable memories. How do you use technology to create memories? My husband and I have made a DVD in the past for my inlaws, documenting how their grandchildren (all 5 of [...]