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Get Kids Thinking About Climate Change with a Fun Craft and Other Tips from Coca-Cola #EveryActionMatters

Last year I shared the exciting news that Coca-Cola and the World Wildlife Federation were partnering to support the Arctic Home program, which is dedicated to raising awareness for the conservation of the polar bears and the Arctic North that makes up their habitat. The program has been a phenomenal success so far and now …

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Three Tips for Surviving March in Good Health with IronKids and Adult Essentials

March has to be one of the most difficult months to stay active and eat right. After long days of winter, the only thought in the minds of most parents is when the snow will melt, the sun will shine and the stores will be filled with fresh, flavourful fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, in most …

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Easter Traditions are Even More Fun and Meaningful with Kinder Canada

Even though Saskatchewan is still icy cold and covered in snow, Easter is just a few weeks away! While the Easter Bunny may be hiding goodies inside the house instead of outside this year, I know that won’t diminish my boys’ enjoyment of the holiday! We have a few special traditions each year for Easter. …

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Free Preview of Disney Junior All Through March and Enter to Win a $500 Gift Card Every Day #DisneyJuniorMom

My boys have loved Disney Junior since it first debuted in Canada and even though they’ve grown a lot in the years since then, they haven’t outgrown the fabulous family-friendly programming on Disney Junior at all! Whether they’re helping Mickey Mouse save the day on Mickey Mouse Clubhouse or sailing the seas with Jake and …

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Treat a Loved One to Some Pampering with a Kleenex® Brand Care Pack

Being sick is such an awful feeling. The stuffed up, sore throat, no-energy exhaustion that comes along with most winter colds and flus is bad enough and the feeling of isolation lying alone at home makes it even worse. That’s why Kleenex® is sharing the softness this winter with its adorable Kleenex® Brand Care Packs! …

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KitchenAid Invites You to Support the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and Cook for the Cure this Holiday Season

Christmas is a season of reconnecting with friends and family and visiting loved ones, but Christmas is also a season of giving and Cook for the Cure presented by KitchenAid has a brilliant way of combining those two concepts to help raise money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. This innovative organization has been encouraging …

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Anna’s Budget Tips-Keeping the Holiday Gift Giving Under Control

It’s the most wonderful time…but also that time of year that might just make you want to grab your cash and credit cards, crawl into a hole and not come out until after New Year’s. Between parties, decorating, travelling or hosting out of town guests, requests for year-end charitable donations and, of course, gift giving, …

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Baby Organic Joy Offers Signature Custom-Made Gift Sets for Your Little One-Giveaway

Over the last few weeks I’ve shared a bit of information about Baby Organic Joy and its eco-friendly products for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Now Baby Organic Joy want you to have the chance to check out some of its products for yourself, so the company is hosting three amazing giveaways of some of its …

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Anna’s Budget Tips-Have a Super Spooky Halloween on a Budget

There’s a chill in the air and the leaves are starting to change in many parts of the country. You can almost hear the witches cackling, ghosts wailing and skeleton bones rattling…Halloween is just around the corner! Because Halloween is only the beginning of the holiday season, it’s easy to go overboard on spending – …

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Hands-Free Soap Dispenser at Sale4TheDay and a $50 Visa Gift Card Giveaway!

It’s time for another amazing deal from Sale4TheDay and this one is something a busy household won’t want to miss! A Soap Magic Hands Free Soap Dispenser Two-Pack! I love hands-free soap dispensers because they make it fun and easy for kids to wash their hands, and that’s something that’s always a plus in my …

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Anna’s Budget Tips-How To Give A Room A Facelift On A Budget

Is there a room in your home in serious need of a makeover? Maybe a guest room is being transformed into a nursery, home office, or craft workshop. Maybe it’s time to transition a little kid’s room into one suitable for your big kid or teen. Or perhaps the use isn’t changing but the living …

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Carving a Watermelon Flower for the Kid-tastic Watermelon Blogger Challenge

Recently I was contacted by the National Watermelon Promotion Board and asked to participate in its first-ever kid-tastic Watermelon Blogger Challenge. The task was simple: create a watermelon recipe, a reproduction of one of the watermelon carvings on the watermelon.org site or an original watermelon carving for the chance to win a prize. I was …

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Prepare Your Body for Pregnancy with All Natural Bona Dea Fertility Tonic-Giveaway

It sounds so easy at first. That moment when you and your husband make that momentous decision and tell your friends and family, “We’ve decided to have a baby.” For some, everything goes smoothly and less than a year later a new mom is cradling her precious newborn in her arms. But for others, the …

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Enjoy a “Constructive” Summer with the Lowe’s Family Fun Projects Video Series Starring Mag Ruffman-Giveaway

We may only be in the early weeks of summer, but my boys are already getting a little stir-crazy. I’ve been making sure that we take lots of bike rides, enjoy plenty of outdoor play and do some fun crafts in the house every few days. But I’m always looking for other ways to keep …

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Keep Your Earrings Organized in Style with an Easy and Fun DIY Earring Holder

I’m not by nature a very organized person and because of this, a large percentage of the jewellery I buy ends up lost. After losing one earring from my favourite pair I finally decided: this ends today! So I made my own extremely simple DIY earring holder using things I already had in my own …

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Seven Healthy Ways to Satisfy Your Child’s Sweet Tooth

No matter what good habits we try to teach our kids, they have a natural fondness for sweet foods. That doesn’t mean they’re destined to spend their lives eating cupcakes and junk cereal but teaching them about healthy choices doesn’t automatically override their preference for sweets. Most moms weren’t surprised when the world’s largest member-based …

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Whatever!

Individually, my boys are really good on car rides, but together…well, let’s just say there’s a reason their booster seats are as far away from one another as possible. Today we had errands to run in Regina and as we sat in the car at our first stop, they started. Zackary mentioned something he saw …

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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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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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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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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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Summer Camp Survival Guide: Don’t Let Bedwetting Prevent Your Child from Enjoying Summer Camp

When I was a child, I had problems with bedwetting. I was a very deep sleeper and I simply didn’t wake up when I needed to use the bathroom. It was frustrating for me and, of course, for my mother, but most of the time it didn’t really affect my day-to-day life. Then one day …

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Literacy Tips for Young Readers from Oxford Learning

I believe that strong literacy skills are the cornerstone of our education system. Without properly developed reading and comprehension skills, children invariably begin to struggle around grade four, when textbooks become such a key feature of classroom learning. But how can we, as parents, encourage and nurture our children to become strong and capable readers? …

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