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Get Kids Dreaming of Adventure with Travel Books from Lonely Planet Kids-Giveaway

My family is a wee bit travel obsessed. In fact, on one occasion, we managed to fit eleven different trips into a single year! So, it goes without saying that we’re always daydreaming about our next vacation. That’s why I’m so excited about getting to review some of the new children’s book titles from Lonely …

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The M is for Money Book Series Helps Teach Kids Basic Money Management-Giveaway

With tax season in full swing, money is something on the minds of a lot of adults right now. Good money management is one of those essential life skills that helps create future success but sadly, it’s a skill that most people never learn. Ideally, I think that money management should be taught in schools. …

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Help Your Child Develop Crucial Financial Literacy Skills with M is for Money Books and Resources

Sometimes it amazes me to think about just how much there is for me to teach my children. From basic, everyday skills like tying shoes to more complex concepts like social responsibility, the school system just scratches the surface. And one of the things that I’m most determined to teach my boys is financial literacy. …

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Create Edible Masterpieces with Artisan Cake Company’s Visual Guide to Cake Decorating by Elizabeth Marek-Giveaway

Ever since I was a child, I’ve loved cooking and baking. And perfecting new techniques when it comes to creating delicious dishes is always a fun experience. A few years ago I broke away from traditional iced birthday cakes and tried my hand at creating a fondant masterpiece for my son’s Super Mario Bros. birthday …

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Father’s Day Books for Dads and their Kids from Scholastic Canada

Father’s Day is this weekend and Scholastic Canada is celebrating with some great books that illustrate that special bond between a dad and his kids. I received a few of Scholastic Canada’s newest books featuring dear old dad to review and they are a great choice for little ones this Father’s Day! Mighty Dads by …

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Spread Some Positivity with 50 Ways To Say You’re Awesome by Alexandra Franzen

Recently I had the chance to listen to a talk by Drew Dudley, founder of Nuance Leadership Development Services Inc, and he was quite easily one of the most inspiring men I have ever met. The wealth of knowledge that came out of his speech was incredible but one of the key points that he …

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Broken Circle: Yarns of the Knitting Witches is a Fun and Fresh Fantasy Novel for Knitters

I love relaxing with a good book and fantasy fiction is my absolute favourite genre, so discovering a new novel or series is always a treat for me. Recently I received the young adult fantasy novel Broken Circle: Yarns of the Knitting Witches to review and it sounded like the type of intriguing read that …

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It’s Time to Organize for Good with Help from Secrets of an Organized Mom by Barbara Reich

I’ve mentioned in the past just how much I love cleaning. To be terribly blunt, I don’t. I work hard at keeping our house in a reasonably organized state, but I struggle. Of course, the fact that I often get new products to review can make organization even more difficult and I find that I …

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Give Your Kids a New Way to Learn the Alphabet with W is for Wapiti: An Alphabet Songbook-Giveaway

Almost every family has a colourful board book featuring the alphabet to help children learn that A is for Apple and B is for Bear. But what about a book that breaks out of that mould with an enchanting song for each letter? A book where M is for Marmot, I is for Imagine and …

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Blown Away: A Year Through the Lens of the Tornado Hunter by Greg Johnson Makes a Great Gift for Father’s Day-Giveaway

Father’s Day is just a few weeks away and that means the hunt for the perfect gift for a darling dad or a wonderful husband has begun. And for many women, it’s the most challenging gift hunt of the year. Men can be notoriously hard to shop for and so finding a gift that they’ll …

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Ditch the Joneses, Discover Your Family by Cathi Brese Doebler-Review and Giveaway

I feel very lucky to be able to stay at home with my children and while it sometimes takes a bit of budgeting to live comfortably, we always have enough money to pay our mortgage, pay our bills, buy our groceries and put a bit of money into savings when everything else is done. My …

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