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The Hyundai Santa Fe Sleigh is Spreading Holiday Cheer to Deserving Children

There’s no doubt that the holiday season is the most magical time of the year, but even the most passionate holiday fan can sometimes get a little worn out and disillusioned with the whole event. That’s why this year, Hyundai Canada teamed up with the king of holiday spirit, Santa Claus himself, to bring good …

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Take Part in the #CallForChange with TELUS and Francesco Yates and You Could Be in a Special MTV We Day Video

About three years ago, the hugely popular We Day came to Saskatchewan for the very first time and I was lucky enough to be seated in the TELUS sponsor booth enjoying every minute of the event. From taking pictures with Shawn Desmond to interviewing Hedley, it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that gave me a first-hand …

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Clear Out Clutter for a Cause During the Glad #Donate4Good Program with Goodwill

I didn’t realize until we started packing up to move out of our house just how much unneeded items my boys and I had accumulated. From toys to clothes to dishware, I found so much that just wasn’t being used anymore and so wasn’t needed. But I knew that some of our items might be …

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Tangerine Celebrates #OneYearBolder by Supporting #BrightWayForward Charities

I’ve used Tangerine as my savings bank of choice for a few years now, but the company recently underwent a name change and today it celebrates #OneYearBolder as Tangerine! I have to admit, I like the new name a lot, but what was most important to me was that the great service and savings from …

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Teach Kids to Give Back with These 3 Easy Tips-Giveaway #CleanWater #PGMom

If there’s one life lesson that I want to be sure to teach my boys, it’s that little actions can end up having a big impact on our communities and on the world. Last year, P&G and Walmart partnered to demonstrate that fact with the Clean Water campaign. For each participating P&G product purchased at …

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Encourage Your Kids to Support Those in Need with a Free the Children We Bake for Change Sale

For the last three years, I’ve had the honour of attending We Day Saskatchewan and experiencing firsthand the many amazing initiatives that the youth of today are spearheading to make the world a better place. It all started with the formation of the charity Free the Children by We Day’s founder, Craig Kielburger. And Free …

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Support Children’s Literacy Through the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation by Voting for Your Favourite Children’s Book-Giveaway

When I was a child, I had a huge collection of books. Some were gifts from family, some were ones I purchased and some were books of my mom’s from her own childhood years. But even so, I was such an avid reader that I usually also had a huge stack of books that I’d …

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Giving TOMS this Christmas Helps Give Essentials to Those in Need

Between kids clamouring for presents, parents rushing around to special events and all the other hustle and bustle that the holidays bring, it can sometimes be easy to forget that so many people are wishing for nothing more than a hot meal or a warm coat for Christmas. But Christmas is, above all else, a …

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The New #TOMSforTarget Collection Supports Those in Need this Holiday Season

There’s nothing that makes me happier than when two brands I love team up to create positive change in the world. And this week, that’s exactly what’s happening at Target Canada this week thanks to a fabulous new partnership with TOMS footwear! I’ve always loved TOMS’ dedication to providing a pair of shoes to a …

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Get a Boston Pizza Kids Card for $5 and Support Boston Pizza Foundation Future Prospects

If there’s something that makes a regular day extra special for parents and kids alike, it’s going out for a nice dinner. And when I want to treat my boys to a night out, Boston Pizza is our favourite destination. I love the variety of pizza, pasta and burgers available and the boys love choosing …

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Treat Mom to a DQ Cake and Support the Children’s Miracle Network through Lindsey’s Cakes for Miracles #LCFM

When I was a child, one of the most exciting and coveted treats in my life was an ice cream cake from Dairy Queen. But with a birthday in January, I never actually got one. My sister, with a birthday in June, was more often the lucky one that got to blow out the candles …

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Shop for Hope this Mother’s Day at Winners and HomeSense to Help End Violence Against Canadian Women

Picking out the perfect Mother’s Day gift can be a challenge, but this year, why not give a gift that Mom will love and that can help make a difference in the lives of other women as well! The Canadian Women’s Foundation has teamed up with Winners and HomeSense to offer a gorgeous line of …

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Beaches Resorts – Giving Back through the Sandals Foundation #BeachesMoms

Recently my boys and I went on an amazing trip to the Beaches Negril resort in Jamaica. With Beaches Resorts’ passion for providing the ultimate all-inclusive experience to visitors, we enjoyed plenty of relaxing and fun-filled moments on the resort. But we also had a chance to see the difference that the company makes to …

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Rice Krispies #TreatsForToys Custom Creations to Support Kids in Need this Christmas

Over the last month, I’ve been helping to spread the word about the Rice Krispies Treats for Toys program. Just create a Rice Krispies Treat toy, upload a picture of it to www.ricekrispies.ca and Kellogg’s Canada will donate $20 to the Salvation Army to help give a child in need a real toy this Christmas! …

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Raise Your Voice with Avril Lavigne to Support the Women’s College Hospital Foundation #WCHFRaiseUrVoice

Music has the power to do so much. It moves us, inspires us, and sometimes even helps us give back to our community. Recently Avril Lavigne, the Canadian singing sensation, partnered with the Women’s College Hospital Foundation to create a cover of Keep Holding On for charity. But the best part is that the song …

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Rice Krispies #TreatsforToys are a Fun Way to Give a Merry Christmas to a Child in Need

One of my favourite activities every Christmas is making holiday treats with my boys. There are some goodies that I whip up myself, but there are others that my boys help me create. We all love spending quality time together and of course, Zackary and Benjamin get very excited about eating their creations afterwards! This …

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Finding Inspiration to Change the World at We Day Saskatchewan with Telus-Giveaway

I think almost everyone feels insignificant at some point, as if their actions couldn’t possibly make a difference in the world. But when one spark ignites to inspire hundreds, then the smallest actions can have a big impact on the world. Craig Kielburger is the perfect example of that philosophy. At just twelve years of …

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Helping Others is Delicious with the New Kellogg’s Rice Krispies #TreatsforToys Program

Christmas is a time to celebrate, a time to make memories with loved ones and a time to think of others. This year, Kellogg’s Rice Krispies is giving families a way to do all three things with its new Treats for Toys program and I cannot wait to be a part of it! The concept …

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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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Telus Mobility is Proud to be a Part of the First Ever We Day Saskatchewan-Giveaway

One of the things that always impresses and amazes me about the youth of today is their passion to create a better world right now. From the current trend of having birthday parties in which charitable donations are collected instead of presents to the many social activism clubs being launched in schools across North America, …

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Support Causes in Your Community with the Aviva Community Fund

This post brought to you by Aviva Community Fund. All opinions are 100% mine. I love causes that support community initiatives. While there are many amazing national charities doing great work, I feel that remembering the smaller local causes is just as important. That’s one of the reasons that I’ve always been a huge fan …

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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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Jolica Jewellery and Accessories Provide Beautiful and Meaningful Gifts for Loved Ones

I love finding new jewellery and accessories but I really want the pieces I wear to be unique and meaningful. Costume jewellery is fun, but it just doesn’t add the same special touch to an outfit as a handcrafted accessory with a unique look. So when Jolica, a company that specializes in Fair Trade accessories, …

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Help a Pet in Need Find a Loving Home this Christmas with the Iams Home 4 the Holidays Campaign-Giveaway

Our pet cat Racer is such an important member of our family. While the boys enjoy her antics, I am the one with whom she has the strongest attachment and I just can’t help spoiling her a little. It’s funny to think that this pretty little Siamese cross that’s such an important member of our …

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Join the Kinder Canada A Joy to Share Campaign and Spread the Joy this Christmas #KinderMom

It’s the season of giving and while I’m having a great time finding gifts to surprise my boys with on Christmas morning, I’m also trying to make sure that I think about ways to give back to my community and to those in need during the holidays. There are so many worthy causes but I …

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The Huron Carole with Tom Jackson is Coming to Regina, Saskatchewan-Giveaway

The Huron Carole is recognized as Canadian’s first and only real Christmas carol. Incorporating a haunting melody of a sixteenth century French folk song and text written by Saint John de Brébeuf, a missionary to the Huron people, it has been a part of Canadian history since 1643. It also happens to be my very …

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NIVEA and Plan Canada Team Up to Make Education Accessible for Children in Senegal

Escaping from the cycle of poverty can seem almost impossible in some situations but it’s been consistently found that one of the best ways to break that cycle is through education. An education gives a child the chance to better their future and it’s so sad to think about the many children that don’t get …

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Breakfast Clubs of Canada Will Help More Than 100,000 Children This Year Thanks to Minute Maid #MinuteMaidBCC

I think almost all us busy parents occasionally struggle with getting our children to eat breakfast before the family rushes out the door in the morning. It can be frustrating at times, but it’s nothing compared to the anguish of Canadian parents that are forced to send their children off to school with nothing to …

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The Office Depot Foundation Helps Ensure That All Kids Feel Great About Going Back To School-Giveaway

It’s hard to believe that it’s already time to start thinking about school, but in just a few short weeks, kids will be heading back to class with backpacks full of new school supplies. But for some families, going back to school means desperately trying to get necessary supplies that they don’t have the money …

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Kinder Canada and Children’s Miracle Network-Sharing Joy Among Canadian Families #KinderMom

It’s almost Easter and while my children’s heads are full of thoughts of the Easter Bunny and chocolate eggs, my thoughts are more of how lucky I am to have my two happy, healthy boys. I know not everyone is so lucky and that’s why I wanted to think of a way that I could …

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