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Music Lessons and Your Child

If you’ve read around here before, it’s pretty hard to deny that my previous life involved music. Lots and lots of music. I was aspiring to be a high school music teacher and I pretty much ate/slept/breathed music for many years. And I still surprise myself when I answer music questions quickly that shows that I still know what I’m talking about! The following is a guest post from Amanda about music lessons and your children. Have you looked into [...]

Me Time and Be That Mom


One phrase that’s often repeated when you think you may be pregnant/pregnant or have child(ren) is to take time for you. Who is this me?! I remember having some good times with her BC (before children) Lately, it seems I have lost my way. I find it difficult to take time for me. If only I could tack on a few more hours in the day, maybe then I could accommodate that “me” time but doubtful, I’m sure I would use [...]

My Friends, Inside The Computer


I’ve brought up these people a lot. And some people even make repeat visits, like the one I’m going to tell you about today.(PS: She told me I didn’t have to blog about it, but frankly, I can blog what I want to- so take THAT, Tenille!)

(Please don’t kill me for this picture. I think you’re super cute!)
The Canadian bloggersphere is a somewhat small one. Contrary to popular belief we don’t know everyone who lives in Canada. It’s just that [...]



Now that the holidays are officially over, it’s time to get serious about how much food we may have eaten – or perhaps you got that wicked stomach bug that’s sweeping across most of my friends- keep that one to yourself, I don’t do vomit. In any case, you should be prepared for whatever life throws at you, especially since I am usually the person running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off looking for the right medicine for [...]

An Impromptu Trip to Nova Scotia


Early in November, I received a call from my mother in law- Brenda, letting us know that her dad had a stroke and was in the hospital. I immediately felt bad and then chastized myself for not calling after we moved. I would think to myself “I should really call Grampy and see how he is” then life would get in the way.
Let me back up the train a little bit. Adam and I started dating when a few months [...]

And Then She Called Me A Hero

Lauren is settling in nicely to school. Her teachers have both noticed a remarkable change from just last year. Today, Lauren’s teachers (and Jillian’s too) were teaching the class about Terry Fox. For those of you who aren’t familiar with him, he has been pegged a Canadian Hero. He ran across country in the early 80′s to raise money for cancer research. And he did that with a prosthetic leg.
As the classes were being taught about Terry Fox, Lauren’s [...]

Zellers, Another Sponsored Video

I have to say that I’m loving these videos, they’re so funny! If you missed the last one I posted, check it out, here. As I said in the last post, I still think it’s going to be so weird not to have a household name like Zeller’s around anymore!


This is NO Joke!


Happy April Fools everyone! I’ve partnered with my awesome, magnificent Beastie, Rhea to bring you a fun and fabulous giveaway for $175 in amazon codes! I’m sorry to all my Canadian friends, but this is open to US only! (I do have a fun summer themed giveaway coming up for you soon, Canucks!)
Let me know if you’ve been pranked or have pranked someone before, and enter our awesome giveaway!

Parent Talk!!


I have mentioned over and over my volunteering with Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. When I first received Jillian’s diagnosis, I was glued to Google, trying to figure out what to do with the information. Add that to not being FROM Ontario and no support from friends that have been there, done that- the wheels started turning.
I brought up an idea with my friend Laura at Holland Bloorview. I wanted to create an outpatient parent support program. I have had [...]

Lego: Friend or Foe?


Yesterday marked a nice milestone. For Lauren. She turned 5 yesterday and in true Cheryl form, I was out hunting for a birthday present yesterday afternoon. I hit up the usual spots- Walmart and Toys r Us.  January is such a tough month for a birthday, but I always vow I will make it special for Lauren.
As I was wandering around aimlessly trying to decide if we really needed more craft supplies or another doll, I came across “Lego Friends“… [...]