Marya

Tis the Season For Netflix & a Giveaway #NetfliXmas #Streamteam

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 Two of my favourite parts about Christmas have to be: baking delicious treats, and watching amazing Christmas movies! I’m so happy that Netflix has so many great Christmas titles this year for family movie watching! There’s nothing better than pulling a batch of freshly-baked cookies out of the oven and settling down with some hot chocolate for a Christmas movie!  ... Read More »

Back to School Life Lessons from Netflix #Streamteam

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In just two weeks, we will be saying goodbye to summer. An end to laid-back, relaxed days, and a return to routines and schedules. It can be a little nerve-wracking for everyone involved. Our 5-year old is now in Senior Kindergarten without his big brother in class with him – big changes. The 6-year old is in Grade 1 – ... Read More »

What My Boys Are Reading this Summer

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 Short and sweet post today! Our boys are good readers, but don’t LOVE it like I did when I was younger. They don’t tend to sit with a book and read on their own, so I wanted to encourage as much of that as possible this summer. To help with that, we stopped off at the library this morning and ... Read More »

One Week Water Challenge #DrinkYourWater

One Week Water Challenge #DrinkYourWater

I am so bad about drinking water. I go for a few weeks of getting my 8 glasses a day, then I get sick of it and drink next to nothing. By bedtime, it’s possible that I’ve only drank a cup or two of coffee, and the milk with my cereal. Isn’t that horrible?!! Imagine how dehydrated I’m getting. And ... Read More »

Why I Love My Fitbit #FavouritesFriday

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I am constantly trying to make better choices in my lifestyle – whether it is drinking more water, or being more active.  I find that anything that challenges me, really helps me meet my goals.  That’s why I wanted to get a Fitbit last summer – to track my steps, and encourage me to increase my physical activity level.  About ... Read More »

Fun Family Features on Netflix #streamteam

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So apparently having four kids is a “big family,” according to most of society. And the fact that they are all boys  - wow, I must really have my hands full! I don’t mind all the comments. A big family is what I grew up with, and I love it. It is busy, noisy, messy, and definitely never boring. Our boys ... Read More »

Christmas Shopping in Style #AvionVIP

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We are coming to that time of year again – time to hit the malls in search of that perfect gift.  And while I, myself, have never really been bothered by all the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping, there are many who are.  But your experience could be greatly improved with just  a few simple services. Imagine this. You ... Read More »

Exciting New Flavour From KFC #SweetChiliCrunch

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Want to hear what top secret adventure I have been up to this past week? I had a chance to join several other bloggers at the test kitchen for KFC Canada, where all the recipes are developed and tested.  We were brought there (hush, hush) to hear about the history of KFC, and more importantly, to learn about their brand new ... Read More »

Capturing Summer Memories #KinderMom

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 Even though people have been complaining about this supposedly “cold” summer, we have absolutely loved it in this house! Fresh air, cool breeze, bright sunshine, and crisp evenings perfect for sleeping! We’ve had a blast this summer.  Lots of trips to the beach, a family picnic, camping with family, visiting family,  a trip to Medieval Times, a trip to Marineland, ... Read More »

Local Summer Fun #KinderMom

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We really believe in letting our kids amuse themselves as much as possible, to encourage and celebrate playtime everyday. And when it comes to vacation ideas, we don’t tend to do big trips or expensive places.  We find all the fun local activities that we haven’t had time to do all year long, and do them into two months in the summer.  So I thought ... Read More »