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Giving Our Kids Someday Plans with #RESPwithRBC

I remember as a kid imagining what my life was going to be like. Imagining myself as a veterinarian and helping all the animals that needed my help. The only problem with this was? My mom didn't plan for my future. Not only did she get sick when I was just 15 years old, she passed away when I was 16. But prior to that she didn't get anything set up for me or any of us kids. I was 1 of 4, the youngest. What I want to do for my kids? Is make sure they always have something. Even if I'm not ... read more

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Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-a-Lot Prize Pack Giveaway

CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS AND THE SENSATIONAL SAGA OF SIR STINKS-A-LOT by Dav Pilkey In stores August 25 Jordan loved reading the past Captian Underpants so I asked him to help me out with this review again as he is a big reader, and is always eager to read the new books that come our way! Jordan's Thoughts: As I read Captain Underpants, I really didn't know I was learning new words to add to my vocabulary until when I was finished. The learning was hidden under all the humour and that's ... read more

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It’s Not Always Easy to Breastfeed in Public

My newborn cried because she was hungry. We had just sat down to eat. I was hesitant to sit at a booth because I knew the way my body was shaped and the length of the baby would not work. However, I sat down anyway. The baby kept fussing because she was hungry. I tried to hurry so no one would see. I looked in every direction. You see, it’s not easy for me to discreetly breastfeed. It’s hard. I don’t want to draw attention to myself. I just have one goal in mind and that’s to feed my hungry ... read more

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Homemade S’Mores Dip!

Who says you can only enjoy delicious s'mores goodness while camping? The last time I went camping I was in grade 6 and 11 years old. I remember it like it was yesterday. I invited my brothers then girlfriend along as I wanted to see if we could become friends. She was a kind of a girl that was destined to become something awful in life - but I wanted to give her the benefit of the doubt. She was about 5 years older than me and my mom thought it would be a great idea since I never really got ... read more

The Fault in Keeping Things EQUAL - sixtimemommy.com

The Fault in Keeping Things Equal

I knew having many children would be a challenge. Yes, there are bad days but when they are good they are awesome. From the beginning I always strived to keep things equal between all of my children. I was meticulous at making sure that every child got an equal share. Everyone got the same out of toys, same amount of clothes and had the same opportunities. I found out quickly that trying to strive to keep things equal doesn’t always equate to being fair. Being equal just doesn’t work and here is ... read more

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Tips to Get Kids to Eat More Veggies

Vegetables are SO important. They contain vitamins and minerals our bodies need and building blocks for your growing child's body. Only getting your child to eat veggies can be like pulling teeth. If you have a picky eater it is a whole new ball game. One thing I have learned is that kids change their minds often and with a little creativity you can get your child to find a love for veggies. Start young: When it comes time to start your child on foods start with veggies. When a baby starts ... read more

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Minion Lemon Yogurt Pops

Healthy treats can be hard to come by unless you make them on your own. I mean, sure there ARE healthy treats out there but do we really know whats in them? I enjoy making my kids treats instead of buying them not only to save money, but so I know exactly what they are eating. With school right around the corner we are trying to make the best of what is left, so I often get the kids involved in making little treats and snacks! Getting them to help makes them enjoy it so much more. Being able ... read more

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One Direction: On The Road Again Tour 2015 – Toronto

I'm going to start this off by saying I'm a huge Backstreet Boys fanatic. I mean, I was one of those screaming 12 year old girls crying my eyes out to the point of almost passing out and being carried out of the concert like the crazy little fangirl I am and always will be. So, I felt like I was kind of cheating on my boys when I took my girls to the One Direction concert on Thursday, Aug 20 in Toronto. Sounds silly right? Well, to me there is no other like Backstreet Boys. Same as some feel ... read more

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The Scenera Next Convertible Car Seat Giveaway

Car seats are extremely important. Car seat safety is extremely important. I’ve seen many kids hop out of cars completely car seat free when in fact they should probably still have a few years in a car seat. Are you in the market for a new car seat or know someone who is? Well, The Cosco Scenera Next Convertible car seat is available exclusively at Walmart for a limited time and is the most affordable car seat on the market at $84.97 (until September 4th, 2015) Available exclusively at ... read more

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Choosing the Right Disney Park for Your Family

With four parks to choose from at Walt Disney World it can be hard to choose the one that your family should spend their vacation time in. Most parks require more than one day to fully appreciate and enjoy, and when you only have a couple days in the parks, you want to make sure you choose the right one. The best way to do this is to sit down with the family and get an idea of what it is everyone is most excited about and wants from this vacation. Whether its rides or interactions or the things ... read more

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5 of The Best Non-Toy Gift Ideas for Kids

Our home was being overtaken by toys.  It was becoming overwhelming and felt like a disease on our home we couldn’t control.  They were everywhere, even some in our master bedroom.  It was a constant struggle and fight telling our kids every day to pick up their toys.  I was tired of the fight and soon I took action on my many threats of just throwing everything away. Now, I didn’t actually throw all my kids toys away, but soon said whatever they didn’t clean up I boxed up and stored away ... read more

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Pesto Chicken Salad

I love Summer. I'm bummed it's coming to an end but luckily, enjoying summery foods doesn't have to end. I'm a huge chicken lover, and one of my favorite ways to eat chicken is in a sandwich. It's filling and there are endless possibilities to what you can add to it, put on it and serve with it! This post is all about Pesto Chicken Salad! Chicken salad is one of my all-time faves but when I was diagnosed with gallstones, and had to completely change my diet to accommodate my gallbladder ... read more

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5 Tips For Teaching Kids To De-Clutter Their Rooms

Most kids are born with a slight hoarding instinct. This is especially true for girls. They want to save their ‘treasures’ because they attach an emotional or memorial significance to just about everything. This can range from the seashells they collected last year on vacation, a picture an old friend drew them, or every stuffed animal they have ever received. Teaching kids how to prioritize what is important to them is a good skill to learn. Helping them realize that getting rid of things ... read more

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10 Fun Things Kids Can Do With Just Dad

Kids get to do all sort of fun things with their moms, but what about dad? It’s important for kids to have fun with dad but coming up with ideas can be difficult. Check out these fun things the kids can do with just dad. Head To A Local Bounce House/Play Place Since dads seem to have never-ending energy, the local bounce house is the perfect place to head with just dad. The Batting Cage Dads have a way of making anything fun and a batting cage is a great idea for one-on-one time with ... read more

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Homemade S’Mores Dip!

Who says you can only enjoy delicious s'mores goodness while camping? The last time I went camping I was in grade 6 and 11 years old. I remember it like it was yesterday. I invited my brothers then girlfriend along as I wanted to see if we could become friends. She was a kind of ... read more