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Batch Baking – Why and How You Should Do It!

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If you are like me, you don’t always get around to baking or cooking from scratch.  There is always something going on, and getting out all the ingredients and dishes takes so much time.  Then there’s the clean-up afterwards – nobody likes that part. So instead of cooking or baking, we buy pre-packaged, processed foods that are more expensive and ... Read More »

Easy and HEALTHY Valentine’s Treats

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Just a quick post from me today. I was reading the class updates from my youngest boys, and the teacher wants to celebrate Valentine’s day this Wednesday! So that means getting all the card written out, and snacks planned ahead. I was trying to think of fun, healthy Valentine’s treats to send along, but I ran out of inspiration. I ... Read More »

Braided Fleece Dog Toy

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Our dog LOVES chewing apart stuffed animals. She always attacks them at the head, rips it open, and pulls the stuffing out the ear. Every. Single. Time. Kind of creepy.  At least it is good incentive for our boys to keep their favourite toys away in their bedroom!! We decided to try and make her some chewing toys, and see ... Read More »

Trim Hundreds off Your Household Budget

Four Ways to Trim Your Household Budget

There’s no getting around it: life with kids is expensive. If you’re the kind of person who never goes out for coffee and considers eating out to be a special treat that happens just a few times a year, it can be hard to find ways to trim back your budget. Hop on over to Save.ca where we’re talking about ... Read More »

Back To School Lunch Tips

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Once again, we are back to making lunches every day. It was SO nice to have that break over Christmas! No lunches for two whole weeks!!  If you are stressed or struggling over what to make or how to make lunch-making go smoothly, head over to save.ca for some Back To School Lunch Tips! Read More »

DIY Stuffed Monster Toy

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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 »