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Take the #SCJZeroWaste Challenge and See How Small Changes Can Make a Difference

Over the last few years, I’ve done a lot of work to minimize the waste that my household produces. It started with recycling my cardboard and plastic, and immediately I was amazed by how much waste I was keeping out of the garbage bin. Then I started composting and minimized the weekly garbage even more. …

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Mastering Basic French Cooking with Motrin #MakeitHappenMonday

I have a lot of different interests and hobbies, but if there’s one thing that I especially love, it’s a challenge. The type of challenge doesn’t matter as long as I’m trying something new and that passion has led to so many great experiences, from swimming with whale sharks to perfecting restaurant-quality Chinese fried rice. …

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See What Makes Stayfree Ultra Thin Pads Different with the Stayfree Challenge

I have a confession to make. Despite being a work-from-home mom that sometimes spends the vast majority of her day in pyjamas or a bathrobe, I have a deep love of really fancy lingerie. Cute panties are one of my favourite indulgences and it gives me a lot of satisfaction to know that even when …

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Eliminate Food Waste with 3 Simple Tips and Take The #GLADFreshFoodChallenge

I still remember how shocked I was the first time I learned that Canadians throw out an average of 13% of the groceries they purchase. I was only a teenager at the time and the thought of all that wasted food was incomprehensible to me. But as an adult, I’ve experienced firsthand how easy it …

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Raise Awareness for Clean Water and Join in the P&G #CleanWater Photo Challenge

Clean water is something we often take for granted here in Canada, but considering a lack of clean water causes more deaths that AIDS and malaria combined in developing countries, we really should be thinking a lot more about how lucky we are to have safe water to drink. A few months ago I shared …

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Join the Sobeys #PotluckChallenge and Support Food Revolution Day #FRD2014

Despite the fact that my mother and father were both lawyers and often worked long hours with minimal free time, neither one of them ever really embraced the concept of “convenience food.” I think it was partly a result of my mom being born in Europe and raised with a more European upbringing and partly …

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Take the Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief Challenge and Beat Your Tooth Pain #ColgateSensitive

Sensitive teeth have been an issue for me ever since my twenties, so I’ve been using a toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth for quite a long time. Yet every now and again I’ll get a twinge of pain suddenly and it’s always such a horrible experience when I do. For me, the most likely trigger …

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Back to School Supplies for Two Boys for $100 in the #WalmartFrugalHeroes Challenge

Getting kids ready for going back to school is expensive. There’s just no other way of putting it. In addition to new fall clothes, backpacks, footwear and lunch gear, there’s that intimidating list of back-to-school supplies. Fortunately, this year Walmart Canada gave me the chance to see for myself just how reasonable its prices were …

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Freshening Up Stuffed Animal Best Friends with the Maytag Maxima XL Sanitize Cycle-Giveaway #MaytagBloggerChallenge

As far as my boys and I are concerned, our stuffies are part of the family. Zackary and Benjamin both have a large collection of stuffed animals and while some of their stuffies are casual friends at best, certain stuffed animals are so important to my boys that the plush toys are carried everywhere. And …

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The Maytag Mayhem Challenge! Testing out the Maytag Maxima XL Steam Laundry Pair-Giveaway #MaytagBloggerChallenge

Laundry is one of those things that almost every busy mom somewhat dreads, and I am no exception. No sooner have I worked my way through the mountain of clothes in the basket than my boys decide that putting on three layers of their best clothes and jumping in mud puddles is a really, really …

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