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It’s Time to Give Yourself a Parenting Break! Embracing the Real Side of Parenthood

Parenting is tough, but it gets even tougher when we spend too much time comparing ourselves to our own ideal image of what a perfect parent should be. And as much as I love social media, I also know that a constant barrage of perfect images can be discouraging to those of us doing our …

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Hit the Road with Enjoy Life Foods Gluten-Free and Allergen-Free Snacks the Whole Family Will Love-Giveaway

When it comes to road trips, good planning is a must. With just a few weeks of summer left before the start of a new school year, there’s never been a better time to head out on the road and see a new place. Planning tasty and delicious road trip snacks makes a trip run …

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Trying to Teach Kids Life Lessons? On Netflix Canada, There’s an “Ep” for That!

With both my boys in grade school, I’m always amazed to see how much they’re learning every day. Benjamin has almost mastered reading and has a great grasp of basic math concepts, while Zackary has started learning multiplication, division and paragraph structure. Yet some of the most important skills and lessons my boys have to …

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Gluten-Free Turtles Brownies Made Easy with Enjoy Life Baking Mixes

One of the biggest downsides of dietary restrictions is missing out on tasty treats. I have an allergy to raw mushrooms and even though I discovered it in my tween years and haven’t eaten them since, I still miss the delicious marinated mushrooms my mom used to make for potlucks. I can only imagine how …

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Save Your Family’s Memories with Easy Scrapbook Options from Project Life by Stampin’ Up!-Giveaway

My family has a lot of great memories but I have to admit that I’ve never been that good at preserving them. Even since Zackary was a baby, I found that the pictures I took sat on my computer for far too long without ever being enjoyed and even when I did get prints made, …

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Teach Children the Importance of Perseverance with the Never Give Up Bunny-Giveaway

In many ways, kids don’t get as many chances to fail as they used to. Sports are often played in a non-competitive setting, children are no longer held back at school and because instilling positive self-esteem has become a focus for so many parents, many children no longer learn about how to continue on regardless …

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Inspire Your Family with the Family Manifesto Poster from Life Manifestos-Giveaway

I want my home to always be a place where my children can feel safe and loved. A place where they can share their feelings, express their frustrations and use their imaginations all that they want. There are times when it can be hard to remember how much I want that. (Like those moments when …

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Cool Your Kids Down with Homemade Freezycup Ice Pops from LifeWithoutPlastic.com-Giveaway

To me, nothing says “summer” quite like a child eating an ice pop. I usually prefer making ice pops at home since the ingredients in a store-bought treat are mostly sugar and artificial flavouring. I’ve always had ice pop moulds at home but with recent concerns about BPA and other toxins in plastic, I’m a …

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