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Getting Personal Online-Bare Your Soul or Keep it Private?

I’ve noticed in the last few months as I attend conferences and read other blogs that there is one unified message being preached by all the “bigwigs” of the blogosphere and I’ve been hearing it over and over again. “Tell your story. Share your experiences. Let your readers know what makes you different.” It all …

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Top Five Fun Activitites for Families in Baltimore, MD

Baltimore is a city known mainly for being home to one of America’s oldest seaports, but this thriving city in Maryland is more than just a historical landmark; it’s a fun-filled destination for the whole family! If you’re planning a trip to the Baltimore area, here are five of the best family-friendly activities and attractions …

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Ensure Your Child’s Comfort and Safety with the BRITAX Parkway SGL Booster Seat

With three males in the house, function usually comes before style on most things. So I love indulging my inner fashionista a bit with the best and most stylish children’s products whenever I get the chance. However, my boys’ safety is the most important thing in the world to me so as much as I …

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Cool Off with Minute Maid’s Sparkling Grape Lemonade Recipe

The first long weekend of summer may be over, but summer itself is just getting started! And to help you stay cool and refreshed all season long, Minute Maid and the experts at the Canadian Living test kitchen have created a mouth-watering assortment of drinks and treats guaranteed to beat the heat! I created the …

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It’s Time To Get Cooking with The Looneyspoons Collection by Janet and Greta Podleski

I am addicted to cookbooks. I have a cupboard full of them and I am always looking for new ones to add to it. There’s something about sitting down and flipping through a cookbook that I just love and the ones with my family’s favourite recipes are essential to me. When I was in my …

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Take the Work Out of Lasagna with New Olivieri Lasagna Sheets

If there’s a more delicious pasta dish than my mom’s famous Spinach Lasagna, I haven’t discovered it. But as most cooks know, lasagna is a pain to make! Cooking the noodles, making the sauce, layering, baking…it really does take hours by the time it’s finally finished! Fortunately, Olivieri has expanded its line of scrumptious fresh …

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Lime in the Coconut Cocktail Recipe and Summer Entertaining Tips

Nothing says summer like the arrival of May Long Weekend and if you’ve been hunting for tips and drink recipes to make the first long weekend of the summer as “cool” as it can be, you’re in luck! Minute Maid has partnered with the experts in the Canadian Living test kitchen to create some delicious …

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Enjoy All the Benefits of Dark Chocolate in a Delicious Hot Drink with Crio Bru

I love my coffee. I mean…I really love it. In a can’t-live-without-it kind of way. But I love chocolate just as much. And so when I learned about Crio Bru, I knew I’d probably found the most ideal drink ever. Crio Bru is a brand of organic roasted cocoa beans that provides all the same …

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Best-Ever Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

I’ve noticed recently that there is an assortment of popular online recipes that all involve chocolate chip cookie dough. There are cookie dough brownies, truffles, cheesecakes and even dips featuring the irresistible flavor combination. So I thought I would share my very best recipe for good, old-fashioned easy chocolate chip cookies. Moist, chewy and loaded …

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Dive into Learning with Nickelodeon’s New Bubble Guppies DVD

Get ready for a splashing good time with the newest hit preschool series from Nickelodeon, Bubble Guppies! This show combines music, learning and entertainment into a show that young kids are sure to love and now preschoolers can enjoy the fun anytime with the brand new Bubble Guppies DVD! Here’s a brief synopsis: Come discover …

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Celebrate Summer with Mouth-Watering Dr. Pepper Ribs

Ready for the tastiest, most tender, most finger-licking ribs you’ve ever tasted? You’d better be, because this Dr. Pepper Ribs recipe gives new meaning to the term “sinful.” But despite the devilishly delicious taste, these ribs are actually pretty low on fat and calories. If you try one new recipe this barbeque season, this should …

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Thirteen Easy Ways to Get Your Family to Go Green

With Earth Day just behind us, there’s no better time to sit down with your family and pop in the Discovery Channel’s breathtaking documentary Planet Earth. It follows fascinating, breathtaking, and intimate views of animals and the natural beauty that our earth has to offer. While watching is probably the best part, these documentaries should …

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Seventh Generation’s New Natural 4X Laundry Detergent is Eco-Friendly Inside and Out

It’s almost Earth Day and thinking about ways that I can minimize my family’s impact on the earth are filling my head. It’s not hard to find eco-friendly products for our homes these days; every major brand seems to have its own earth-conscious line of products. Some companies, however, aren’t just providing products to embrace …

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Viking Sandals Provide the Ultimate Experience in Comfortable Summer Footwear

Comfortable footwear is something that’s always been a high priority in our household. When I used to work as a waitress before my boys were born, I was often on my feet for eight hours at a time, so having high-quality footwear was absolutely essential. And with my husband’s chronic back pain, proper shoes make …

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Think Outside the Bucket with the New KFC Family Dinner Box-Giveaway

Isn’t it frustrating when you want to enjoy an indulgent, hassle-free meal for dinner and everyone wants something different? KFC thinks so, and Canada’s favourite chicken restaurant has a solution that will have the whole family smiling! The new KFC Family Dinner Box is the newest way to enjoy a tasty dinner while still offering …

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Get Kids Gobbling Their Veggies with a Little Help from Country Crock and Clare Crespo

This post is sponsored by Country Crock. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own. When it comes to veggies, my boys are a little bit picky. Zackary loves raw vegetables but shies away from them as soon as …

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Designer DIY Painting Techniques from 3M ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape with Edge-Lock

I’ve had the chance to check out some great painting tools recently and since our living room and our bedroom are both going through renovations in the next few months, I am very happy about that. But no matter what and where I’m painting, there is one product that is always by my side and …

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Green & Black’s Chocolate Chunk Hot Cross Bun Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe

Looking for an easy and decadent dessert for Easter Dinner or a sumptuous addition to Easter Sunday Brunch? You can’t go wrong with this absurdly rich hot cross bun bread and butter pudding! This was my first time making a bread and butter pudding, and I couldn’t wait to give it a try. The recipe …

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Master Lock 1534D Password Locks Let You Secure Your Belongings with a Word-Giveaway

A few weeks ago, I shared information about Master Lock’s participation in National Random Acts of Kindness Week and some of the company’s great initiatives such as holding promotions on the Master Lock Facebook page and handing out free 1534D Set-Your-Own Combination Password Locks to gym-goers to encourage healthy lifestyles. Master Lock also handed one …

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It’s a Blogoversary Bash and You’re Invited!-$300 Family Prize Pack Giveaway

It’s a Blogoversary Bash and you’re invited! Mommy Kat and Kids and Mommy Moment are both celebrating their second birthday and we couldn’t be happier about it. For two years, we’ve had a blast providing our readers with product reviews, giveaways and information about anything and everything “Mom” and we wouldn’t be celebrating this milestone …

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Celebrate Chinese New Year with a Bacon-Wrapped Sweet & Sour Pork Recipe

I was never a picky eater when I was a child, so I must admit that I find my boys’ fussiness about food to be rather frustrating. Zackary currently argues against eating virtually any new food I put in front of him and Benjamin, despite the fact that he actually likes every food I give …

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femMED Health Supplements for Women-Review and Giveaway

Last year, I reviewed a few of the fabulous products from femMED, a company that makes dietary supplements especially designed for the most comment health issues women encounter. I found both the Energy supplement and the Weight Management supplement did exactly what they were supposed to do, and I loved that they were exclusively designed …

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Share and Shine

If there is one thing that I absolutely love, it’s learning new things. I love it so much that it almost doesn’t matter what I’m learning as long as I’m learning something. And thanks to the Information Revolution, I can usually find out about anything I choose with just a few quick keywords. Yes…I am …

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Holiday Gift Guide-Tonka XT Ricochet Stunt Pro R/C

Holiday Gift for Older Boys There are plenty of choices when it comes to buying a remote control vehicle for the holidays but to really impress a child, check out the fabulous Tonka XT Ricochet Stunt Pro R/C! This amazing remote control vehicle uses the same double-sided flip technology as Tonka’s popular Bounce Back Racer, …

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Holiday Gift Guide-Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Cordless Hand Vacuum-Giveaway

Holiday Gift for Pet Owners Pets are wonderful, but they do take extra work. And while feeding, exercising and playing with your pet may not be much of a chore, cleaning up their hair can definitely be frustrating! We used to have a large Rottweiler cross that shed huge hunks of hair all over the …

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Nescafe Dolce Gusto Specialty Coffee Machine Review

Holiday Gift for Coffee Lovers For some people, there’s no better gift than a hot cup of specialty coffee. And while there are many different machines available to make fancy specialty coffeehouse in the comfort of your own home, there is only one system that offers the convenience of a pod beverage maker with the …

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Splash ‘N Boots Roll Play Live Animal Party Show and Act 2 DVD-Review

Recently I got the chance to attend the fabulous Roll Play Live Animal Party show featuring children’s musicians Splash ‘N Boots. My boys and I were so excited to be a part of the fun and let me just say, it was absolutely amazing! Roll Play Live Animal Party was definitely not your ordinary live …

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Support Breast Cancer Month with Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula-Giveaway

October is breast cancer month and Palmer’s has partnered with the Breast Cancer Society of Canada to support women with breast cancer in a fabulous new partnership. This is a cause that is very near to my heart; my grandmother passed away after a lengthy battle with breast cancer, which means that my mother, my …

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PetSmart Martha Stewart Pets Double Feeder and Feeding Mat-Review and Giveaway

Everyone in our family gets lots of chances to test out fun products and our darling pet cat Racer is no exception. Pet reviews don’t come along often, but when they do, they are always lots of fun. And if there’s one place that knows just how cool pet products can be, it is definitely …

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The Backyardigans: Quest for the Extra Ordinary Aliens Live Show-Review

On Thursday, my entire family was given the chance to review The Backyardigans: Quest for the Extra Ordinary Aliens live show in Regina courtesy of Koba Entertainment. I was so excited to see how my boys would react to seeing their Backyardigans friends in real life! Here’s a brief synopsis of the show: The Backyardigans …

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SpongeBob Squarepants DVDs Featuring Bilingual Audio

Paramount Home Entertainment knows how much Canadians love SpongeBob Squarepants and French-speaking fans will be thrilled to learn that the company has just released three fabulous SpongeBob Squarepants DVDs in Canada with both English and French audio! If you’ve got a school-aged SpongeBob fan in the house, now is the perfect time to do some …

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Organo Gold Instant Coffee Drinks-Review and Free Sample

Have you heard of Ganoderma? It’s a mushroom popular in Asian medicine that is used by many as a natural remedy to relieve fatigue, lower cholesterol, curb high blood pressure, tame inflammation, build stamina, and support the immune system. The research where Ganoderma is concerned is quite amazing and I fully understood why so many …

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Hamilton Beach Meal Maker Express Contact Grill with Removable Grids-Review

While I love barbequing, I know that with summer winding to an end I’ll soon be back to doing all my cooking indoors. I enjoy so much about autumn, but if there’s one thing I’m really going to miss about summer, it’s the convenience and great flavour of barbeque cooking. Fortunately, I recently got the …

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The Delta Bessborough in Saskatoon – A Family Vacation at the Castle on the River

It has been years since I have had a proper family vacation. It’s one of those things that we seem to plan for every year, but never actually get around to doing. So I felt incredibly spoiled this year when I got to enjoy not just one, but two family getaways! The first was a …

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The Backyardigans: Quest for the Extra Ordinary Aliens Family Pack of Tickets for Regina and Lloydminster-Giveaway

In about six weeks, The Backyardigans: Quest for the Extra Ordinary Aliens live show from Koba Entertainment will be coming to Saskatchewan! I am so excited and I can’t wait to see how my kids react to seeing their Backyardigans friends in real life! For those who missed my last post about the show, which …

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Lovely Pocket Diapers Rave Cloth Diaper-Review and Giveaway

A few months ago I reviewed one of the affordable diapers from Lovely Pocket Diapers. This fabulous mom-run company offers what every cloth-diapering mama has only been able to dream of until recently: high-quality and affordable one-size pocket diapers. I loved the diaper that I received to review and when I learned that Lovely Pocket …

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