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5 Useful Tips to Save Electricity and Reduce Your Monthly Electric Bill

If you’re trying to save money, analyzing the cost of your utilities is a great place to start. Paying your electricity bill is essential, of course, but you may be paying more than you need to! To try to lower your bill and save money, try these five tips that can help you conserve electricity. …

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3 Teenage Birthday Party Ideas – Be the Cool Parent on the Block

When a child reaches the teen years, traditional themed birthday parties tend to lose their appeal. But that doesn’t mean you should skip the party altogether! Teenagers love to have a good time and they love to share those experiences with others. A great party just means coming up with some ideas that are a …

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Getting Your Teen a Smartphone? Five New Ways TELUS Helps Keep Families Connected

Disclosure: I have partnered with YMC and TELUS and have received compensation for this post. All opinions are my own. In June, our family celebrated a milestone that I’ve been anticipating all year…we officially have a teenager in the house! I’ll be honest; I’ve been nervous about my oldest son Zack’s teen years for a …

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Is Your Child Nearsighted? Here Are 4 Reasons To Consider CooperVision MiSight Contact Lenses!

It can be a pretty big shock to suddenly learn that your child has a vision problem. When my husband was diagnosed in his tween years, he told me that he had no idea how poor his vision was. It wasn’t until he put on his first pair of glasses that he knew just how …

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The Best 7 Items to Have for an Outdoor Fitness Workout

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by AfterShokz and PTPA. Views expressed belong to Mommy Kat and Kids and are not influenced in any way. After an unusually harsh winter (including the coldest February Saskatchewan has had in 80 years), spring has come early to the prairies. And I couldn’t be happier about it! Being able …

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The Top 3 Statistics Software Programs For Business Owners to Try

For a small business owner like me, the use of analytical software can be incredibly important. Like many people, I need quick and effective methods to analyze the large amounts of data that can help make my site better and more functional. The best data analysis software is capable of delivering that fact-based data in …

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Working From Home? How to Set Up Your Office for Maximum Productivity

For many people, especially moms paying hefty daycare fees, working from home is the dream. There’s no need for child care, you can be there at school pick up, you can even do housework in between jobs. But while any work-from-home mothers will tell you it’s wonderful not having to place your little ones in …

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Building a Custom Home – What We Learned and Why KCB Developments Is the Only Saskatoon Home Builder We’ll Use

When my husband and I first started the search for our dream house, we were confident that we would find the perfect one before long. We were pre-approved for our mortgage and shopping in a buyer’s market. But while we did look at many great homes and even had an offer on a house at …

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6 Ways to Create a More Zen Design in Your Room

Bringing more zen into one’s life has become increasingly popular – one way many are accomplishing that is by meditating, with some 18 million Americans now practicing meditation, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services. Creating a room with more zen design makes the ideal space for meditating, but it’s also perfect …

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5 Easy Methods To Help Moms Save Money for a Family Vacation

When it comes to taking your dream vacation, there’s almost always two main obstacles in the way – time and money. Time can be a hard factor to manage, because between work, chores and family, there’s very little spare time left. You can’t necessarily give yourself more vacation days or ignore your child’s school schedule. …

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Protect Your Home and Your Family By Testing for Radon

For most of my life, I lived in a century-old house in small-town Saskatchewan. And while I loved the community and our established property with its large size and mature trees, the house itself was desperately outdated. Now, after moving into my family’s custom-built dream house, life couldn’t be more different. While we’ll have lots …

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How Head Lice Treatments May Be Harming Your Kids

Have you had an encounter with head lice yet? If you have school-aged children, statistically speaking, you’re likely to come up against them at some point. Lice have been present wherever humans are for centuries, and they’re especially prevalent among our younger kids. Schools, daycare facilities and other places where kids are playing close together …

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Lawyer Jeremy Diamond Talks Balance, Work and Family with His Wife, Sandra Zisckind

It was a mere 6 years ago when Jeremy Diamond and his wife, Sandra Zisckind, started an ambitious mission to change the world of personal injury law. Since then, Diamond and Diamond has transformed into Canada’s fastest growing personal injury firm, including partnerships with The Toronto Maple Leafs, Raptors, and Calgary Flames. Just last year, …

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How to Turn That Fancy Dress Into a Fantastic-Looking Halloween Costume

With Halloween not far away, my thoughts are turning to creating costumes for everyone in the family. I find that the sooner I get started, the easier things are. I’m a big believer in making costumes whenever possible to save money. But sewing and gluing last-minute until the early hours of the morning can easily …

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5 Tips to Buying Good Mountain Bike Lighting

Mountain bike riding is a fun and involved activity. Whether you plan to do cross-country riding, dirt jumping, freeride, trail riding, classic mountain biking or even downhill riding, you need to have the right gear and equipment. Mountain bike lights are part and parcel of these vital necessities, unless you don’t mind potentially dangerous rides …

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5 Tips to Deciphering the Validity of a Trusted Review

Today, more and more people are turning to online stores for their shopping and other purchases. Instead of visiting department stores and merchandise outlets, shoppers now choose to just browse and scroll from the comfort of their own homes. I love being able to shop in my pajamas! And with everything from clothes, appliances, televisions …

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MegaFood Baby & Me Supplements Help Keep Moms and Babies Healthy-Giveaway

When I was pregnant with Cormac, I got a little bit obsessed with proper nutrition. I took both a prenatal vitamin and an Omega-3 supplement. I also tried to eat as healthily as possible, though it wasn’t easy considering my huge cravings for sugar! The hardest thing about taking my vitamins was how they upset …

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Tips and Advice on Choosing the Best Baby Bottle for Your Little One

Baby gear has come a long way over the years, and that’s especially true of baby bottles. The standard bottle has evolved from a clunky and somewhat dangerous glass bottle to a lightweight and shatterproof plastic design with an infinite number of specialty shapes, nipple designs and sizes. While some women do manage to stick …

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Looking for a Unique Investment? Consider Buying American Eagle Silver Dollars

When it comes to investments, coin collecting can be a fun and lucrative choice with a little research and knowledge. Recently, American Eagle silver dollars have become a popular choice for investors and collectors alike. Wondering if the coin might be worth a look? Here’s some facts to keep in mind and help you decide. …

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Keep Bones Strong and Remember Your Daily Calcium Supplement with These 5 Tips

Disclosure: I am part of the Orange Naturals Mom Ambassador Program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own. Did you know that one in three women will suffer a fractured bone due to osteoporosis in their lifetime? Or that both men …

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Why I’m Telling My Mother about the Higher-Dose Flu Vaccine for Seniors

I’m a strong believer in the importance of seniors in our lives. While my own grandfather helped to form my initial opinions on how much seniors contribute to society, I’ve had the privilege of knowing so many other amazing seniors as well, from employers to neighbours to family friends. So, with cold and flu season …

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Make Your Child’s Birthday Extra Special with Netflix Birthdays-on-Demand

When I was a child, my mom’s birthday parties were known for being amazing. They were always at home, never the arcade or restaurant parties some of my friends had. And my mom always cooked all the food and planned all the games herself. As a parent myself, I loved throwing the same types of …

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Want Your Family to Check out a New Series? Let Netflix Help You Get Persuasive!

When it comes to a great television series, I’m a social watcher. I occasionally don’t mind watching by myself, but I’m much happier when I can spend that time with my family and share my thoughts with my husband and children. Unfortunately, my tastes aren’t always the same as theirs. And that means I occasionally …

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Moms Know Best: University Student Care Package Essentials for Your Kids

No matter how old your kids get, you’ll never stop being their mom. So naturally, when that bittersweet milestone finally becomes a reality (yes, I’m talking about college or university), you’ll sleep better at night knowing that you’ve equipped them with the tools and the advice they need to succeed. Of course, kids can be …

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Make Money Online Easily with These 3 Websites Perfect for Busy Parents

If there’s one universal truth about parenting, it’s that raising kids is expensive! I’ve mastered all kinds of ways to save money over the last eleven years of raising kids, and every extra dollar in my pocket helps ensure that we have more money for family fun! Of course, with my years of practice, I …

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Help Your Family Enjoy an Organized School Year with 4 Simple Tips

Disclosure: I have partnered with YMC and Mabel’s Labels/ Bear Paws and have received compensation for this post. All opinions in the post are my own. The new school year is almost here and that means it’s time for me to stock up on my must-haves for keeping my house and my boys organized throughout …

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Back-to-School Clothes Shopping for Two for Just $50? This is How I Made It Happen!

When it comes to back-to-school shopping, I am passionate about saving every dollar I can. With two boys in grade school and a new baby as well, every extra cent counts right now! Value Village has always been a go-to for me when it comes to getting that all-important back-to-school wardrobe without breaking the bank. …

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Three Ways Team Sports Like the Danone Nations Cup Build Life Skills for Children

Disclosure: I have partnered with YMC and Danone and have received compensation for this post. All opinions in the post are my own. In our house, spring is sports season. And it’s a time we take pretty seriously! In fact, three out of every five weekdays are spent either on the soccer field or the …

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How My Grandad Taught Me That the Senior Years Can Be the Most Meaningful Time in Life

When my parents first bought a house in the small town of Lumsden, Saskatchewan, it was more a retirement community than anything else. The nearby capital city of Regina was growing fast and considered the place to be for young families, while Lumsden’s population was mostly aging couples that had lived in or around the …

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Binging Freedom and a Printable Netflix Spinner to Help You Choose Your Next Show

When I was a kid, Saturday morning cartoons were a special treat I looked forward to all week long. In fact, it was the one day of the week that I woke up before my parents! I loved quietly creeping downstairs and sitting in front of our little television to watch all my favourite shows. …

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Having a Baby? Always Say Yes to These Offers of Help!

This post is part of the YummyMummyClub.ca and NUK Canada Simply Natural #SimplyNatural sponsored program. I received compensation as a thank you for my participation. This post reflects my personal opinion about the information provided by the sponsors. As the oldest of five children, I had plenty of exposure to babies…and the work that they …

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McDonald’s Happy Meals Just Got Happier with New Choices Between Toys and Books!

Disclosure: I was compensated for this post, but my opinions are my own. When I was a child, having a Happy Meal at McDonald’s was one of my favourite special treats for dinner. Choosing my meal item, having cookies for dessert, the surprise of the toy, every bit of it was something to be savoured. …

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Prep Your Family, Stock Your Emergency Kit and Check out these 3 Great Tips for Emergency Preparedness Week

Back when my boys and I lived in Lumsden, I had a stash of emergency supplies in the basement that included non-perishable food, bottled water, a flashlight, batteries, candles and a few other essentials just in case of an emergency. But when we moved to an apartment in another city, then a townhouse and then …

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Tired and Stressed? Try These 3 Tips to Help You Get the Sleep You Need

When I was younger, I had some pretty serious issues with insomnia. Some nights, I’d drift quickly and easily off to sleep without a second thought. Other nights, I’d find myself tossing and turning for hours on end, finally falling into a light doze only to suddenly wake up unsure if I’d ever been asleep …

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Keep Your Family Smiling with These Tips for National Oral Health Care Month

Having parented through childhood caries, dental surgery for both my boys and upcoming braces for my oldest son, it’s no secret that I’m passionate about dental health. National Oral Health Care month is the perfect annual reminder that it’s important to pay special attention to our teeth and our overall oral hygiene, since good dental …

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Fake a Perfectly Clean House with 3 Simple Spring Cleaning Tips

As much as I love springtime, I absolutely dread spring cleaning. But I know that after a long winter, there’s dust in every nook and cranny, mud being tracked across the floors daily and far too many rooms that need to be thoroughly scrubbed. Luckily for me, my hardworking husband is compassionate about how much …

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Are You a Cheater? Netflix Canada Shares the Stats on Streaming Ahead without Your Partner

The study has been done, the statistics are analyzed and the sad truth has been revealed. Canadians are doing far too much cheating. No, of course I’m not talking about actually stepping out on your devoted husband or loving wife! I’m talking about Netflix cheating…binge-watching that show you promised to watch together because you just …

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