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Capturing Summer Memories #KinderMom


 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


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 »

Next Stop: Hamilton Branch of You Pinspire Me (A Blog Tour)


Well, here we are. It’s the weekend, and in case you haven’t noticed, we haven’t done a lot of weekend posting in the last 6 months because we’ve been doing a lot of week day posting – and something’s gotta give, sometime!  However. Special occasions call for special exceptions.  And this is, indeed, a special occasion. For the second time in 6 ... Read More »

Mom’s Night In with Netflix #StreamTeam


You know how everyone always talks about a Girls Night Out? These days I’m finding that I am so exhausted at the end of the day that a night out sounds like way too much work! And so, Netflix to the rescue! Time for a Mom’s Night In! Tuck the kids into bed (hopefully they’ll stay there), send the husband out ... Read More »

Girl About Town – Busy is the New Black

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I’m still here! Sorry, it’s been a busy week –  beautiful weather during the day has pulled us outside (and therefore away from my computer!) during the day, and then I headed into Toronto on Monday AND Tuesday nights this week for fun & glamorous events – then, when I finally had a minute to sit down at the computer, it ... Read More »

Another Birthday Come & Gone…

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I used to be a huge fan of birthdays. How can you not be a fan of birthdays when you’re growing up? You get a special breakfast, and presents before school! You hand snacks out to your class so that everyone knows that it’s your special day. Mom makes what you want for supper, and there’s cake & ice cream and POP!  Then, on the weekend, 17 of ... Read More »

Royal Botanical Gardens Lilac Festival #FavouritesFriday

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The Royal Botanical Gardens Lilac Festival in Hamilton was a big discovery for me a few years ago. Lilacs are a huge thing in my life. I grew up in the small city of Belleville, ON, that town that you drive through now to get to Prince Edward County when you’re going Wine Touring. I’ve always loved Belleville. It’s not ... Read More »