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Get a Little Country at the Craven Country Jamboree-FLASH Giveaway

The Craven Country Jamboree is a festival that I’ve loved ever since I was a child. The event is hugely popular in Western Canada and even though it has changed its name and ownership throughout the years (and even went through a brief phase of celebrating rock music instead of country), it’s always been a […]

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Get Away in Comfort with an Amazing Giveaway from Global Resort Homes

Are you looking for the ultimate family vacation experience? An adventure that lets you relax in a home with plenty of space instead of a cramped hotel room? A getaway that’s just minutes away from some of the most popular vacation destinations of all time? Global Resort Homes is for you! This company offers stunning

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Vistaprint Deals Helps You Save Even More on Great Business Products from Vistaprint

One of those products that almost every adult needs is high-quality business cards and I am no exception. I used to just have a few cards to hand out to potential employers when I was working as a freelance writer, but after starting my site I found that I needed quite a few more business

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Get Kids Ready for Summer or Prep Early for Back-to-School with Stuck on You-Giveaway

For more than two years I have been in love with the amazing variety of name labels and personalized products from Stuck on You. This Australian-based company doesn’t just offer the highest-quality name labels for school supplies, clothing and all of a family’s other labelling needs. Stuck on You also carries fun personalized growth charts,

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What Makes Your Child Unique? Kinder Canada Wants to Know! #KinderMom

It always amazes me how my two boys, raised in the same house with the same parents and the same rules and privileges, can be so very different in so many ways. But it can be hard, with my boys, to encourage their different personalities sometimes. Benjamin, like so many little brothers, idolizes Zackary and

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Nominate a Mom You Know for the Second Annual Walmart Mom of the Year Awards

Moms are amazing in so many ways, but there are some moms that go above and beyond to an extraordinary degree. Whether they balance a busy career as they are raising a thriving family or they devote countless hours to important causes while still caring for loved ones, there are hundreds of different ways a

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Swim with the Fish and Cruise in Style with Disney Junior this June #DisneyJuniorMom

June is a big month at Disney Junior, because your child’s favourite channel is celebrating dads this month in a very, very big way! There’s a special bond a dad has with his children and no movie displays that bond better than Finding Nemo. On Saturday, June 15 at 6pm EST, tune in for the

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Enjoy the Versatility and Quality of the Epson Expression Premium XP-800 Small-in-One Printer-Giveaway

Just before Mother’s Day, I was given the chance to review the fabulous Epson Expression Premium Small-in-One printer. I loved how incredibly versatile it was; from printing vibrant pictures to clear, easy-to-read document to CD labels, it was the perfect addition to any home office and has given me the ability to create all kinds

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Anna’s Budget Tips-Ways to Make Saving Fun for the Whole Family

Rainy day funds, retirement accounts, college savings…they are all part of responsible financial planning, but allocating money towards them doesn’t always feel that exciting. Teaching children to save will serve them well throughout their lifetimes and sticking to a budget is much easier when all members of the family are on board. But how can

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Disney Junior has Mother’s Day Fun and a Tangled Good Time in Store this May #DisneyJuniorMom

Mother’s Day is this weekend and Disney Junior has a whole day of celebration on the way! If you’re looking for a way to relax and have some quiet time with your children, you’ll love the line-up on Sunday, May 12! The fun kicks off at 9am with Special Agent Oso. Eun-Kyung wants to make

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Get Mom What She Really Wants this Mother’s Day and Save Money Too at Ebates.ca

Do you ever wonder what Mom REALLY wants for Mother’s Day? Ebates Canada recently commissioned a study to find out what moms would most like on Mother’s Day compared to what they actually receive. Spa treatments and vacations are at the top of a mom’s list of wants, and flowers and gift cards are what

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Beat the Heat! Four Tips for Exercising Safely When the Weather Gets Warm

Spring took a long time coming, but the weather is finally warmer and the season for outdoor activities has arrived! Exercising outside can seem like a no-brainer. When the sun is shining and there a fresh breeze blowing, who would want to be closed away indoors? But hot days bring their own challenges when it

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Share Your Dream Destination and Pin to Win in the Western Canada #SobeysWest Pinathon

Last month I shared information about the Sobeys Tastes of the World Pinathon and I had a great time taking a look at all the Pinterest boards that were created featuring some of the world’s top dream destinations. And now Sobeys West is giving Western Canada another chance to Pin and win in celebration of

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Help Your Child Build Confidence for Life at Muskoka Woods Summer Camp #MuskokaWoods2013

I still remember that moment when my mom dropped me off at overnight camp for the very first time. I was an outgoing and adventurous child, but attending camp was going to be my first time sleeping away from my family with children I had never met and I couldn’t help feeling a little nervous

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Find Some Fabulous New Blogs and Enter to Win an iPad

Hosted by NYSavingSpecials  and  Your Fashion Resource   Co-hosted: A little bit of Everything, Simply Southern Couponers, Spacecships and Laser Beams, Swank Savings, Mommy Kat and Kids, Mommys Craft Obsession, Life in a Break Down, Rainy Day Pennies, Simply Sherryl, Kaisy Daisy’s Corner, All in a Day’s Work, Libby’s Library, Magical Mouse Schoolhouse, Boys Oh Boys – Reviews, Giveaways and More  Barbara’s Beat and Life’s Cheap Thrills        

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Celebrate Earth Day with Eco-Friendly GE Lighting Bright from the Start CFL Bulbs

It’s Earth Day and there’s no better time of the year to make changes to your life and your household that will help protect the environment for future generations! This year, GE Lighting wants to help you “see the light” when it comes to making your household more eco-friendly. And the best part is that

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April on Disney Junior is Full of Fun with Quest for the Crystal Mickey and New Series Henry Hugglemonster #DisneyJuniorMom

Nobody knows how to celebrate spring better than a child and to pump up the excitement in your house this month, Disney Junior has some fabulous new features that you won’t want to miss! First up is the special 30-minute episode of Quest for the Crystal Mickey on Sunday, April 21 at 12pm EST. Plunderin’

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Share Your Dream Destination and Enter to Win the Sobeys Tastes of the World Pin-a-thon

I’ve done a lot of travelling in my life so far and I hope to do a lot more in the future. Visiting another country is more than just a chance to get away from everyday routines; it’s a chance to immerse yourself in the ways of a culture that’s completely different from your own.

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Three Easy Food Substitutions for Healthier Family Eating

While New Year’s Resolutions may be popular with many, in my opinion there’s no better time than spring to make healthy changes to your family’s lifestyle. Kids are getting more exercise, fresh fruits and vegetables are in abundance and an increase in sunshine has most people feeling positive and motivated. Getting healthy has never been

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Reduced Allergen Ford Canada Vehicles are Nothing to Sneeze At!

There aren’t many people that don’t suffer from allergies in my family. My sister and niece have eczema, my brother reacts to certain animals and my oldest son and myself suffer from seasonal allergies. Minimizing exposure to allergens has always been something I care about. But I didn’t realize that about 30% of Canadians suffer

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Give Your Rooms a Fresh Look this Spring with Wall Decals from Evgie-Giveaway

Last year I had the pleasure of discovering Evgie, a Canadian-based online store that specializes in high-quality vinyl wall decals. I was so impressed by the variety available from the online boutique. What child wouldn’t love to have this fairy tree decal in her room? But vinyl wall decals aren’t just for kids! I also

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Life Coach Caird Urquhart Shares 5 Tips for Raising Teens to Be Successful

I had the pleasure of meeting life coach Caird Urquhart at a press event last October and I was very impressed by her down-to-earth approach to life, work and family. We chatted recently, and she very generously agreed to share her knowledge with Mommy Kat and Kids readers through this fabulous article. We all want

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Filing Taxes is Easier and More Organized with Master Lock

It’s that time of year again! The time to get out the receipts, collect employment information and file taxes! Since I’m self-employed, getting my taxes into the government in a timely manner is something I take pretty seriously. And with the various expenses involved with running a website and some of the deductions I’m entitled

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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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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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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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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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