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DIY Stuffed Monster Toy


As much as I strongly dislike the clutter of stuffed animals, our boys have started collecting them. They have a few that have special meaning, from an aunt or a friend, and a few they have bought with their own hard-earned money.  So when we came across this little magazine clipping with monsters you could purchase from Etsy for $35, ... Read More »

What to Expect When Hiring a Cleaning Lady #Giveaway

What to Expect When Hiring a Cleaning Lady

The year that my first child was born, there was a Groupon for a cleaning maid service. How luxurious! I thought that I’d treat myself - absolutely I’d pay $30 for a house cleaner for 2 hours while I sit with my feet up and nurse my baby! …and then, before I knew it, my Groupon had expired. I did the ... Read More »

Teacher Gifts that Don’t Cost a Fortune


At this time of year, we are constantly buying gifts and spending money.  Extra tips for the server, the hairdresser, the paper carrier…the list goes on and on. And don’t forget the teacher!  A teacher gift does not have to cost a fortune! In fact, most teachers are happier with a smaller, heartfelt token, than a big showy gift!! Head ... Read More »

Prodigy (FREE) Math Game #FavouritesFriday


Our kids don’t spend a lot of time online or playing games. Maybe once or twice a week they are allowed to play something. But I always have a hard time finding a free game that will actually help them practice relevant skills. So when I came across the free math game Prodigy at my school, I really wanted to ... Read More »

Mothers, Teach Your Children {The Golden Rule of Babysitters}

featured mothers teach your children

I’m going to just come right out and say that I was an amazing babysitter. I’m not just saying that – I really was genuinely awesome. Families fought over me for New Years.  They paid me to come to weddings & sit in hotel rooms to watch TV & monitor the napping baby.  They bestowed upon me one of their ... Read More »