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Love: The Ultimate Gift of Motherhood

Motherhood is full of so many gifts.  I'm excited to tell you a bit about how love is truly motherhood's most precious gift and how MassMutual is celebrating the many ways we demonstrate love. Becoming a mom has been the single most terrifying and amazing experience of my life.  The magnitude of changing from being just focused on myself to caring for two tiny perfect little boys is … [Read More...]

Food

40 Sweet & Savory Apple Recipes

40 Sweet & Savory Apple Recipes

Today we are celebrating all things apple! From sweet to savory there is nothing more delicious than apples to accompany a variety of tastes and palates.  Head to your local apple orchard, farmer's market or grocery store, grab some apples and create a dish your family will love. … [Read More...]

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Perfect Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Turkey without this perfect homemade cranberry sauce is unimaginable at my house.  One Christmas I forgot to make it so while the turkey was cooling on the counter I made a batch and we ate it warm over our turkey. Totally silly but absolutely delicious!  While I would recommend you allow it to … [Read More...]

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15 Minute Chicken Stir Fry #DinnerIn15

Like all households dinner is often a rush.  If it's not something I made on the weekend or defrosted from the freezer I am often left wondering what to make for the boys and I.  After a summer of simple meals on the BBQ and picnic lunches I am often stumped about what to make for dinner.  And with … [Read More...]

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Squash and Apple Soup

Squash and Apple Soup Ingredients: 1 tablespoon butter 1 medium onion, diced 1 acorn squash, seeded 1 delicata squash (sweet potato squash), seeded 4-5 tart apples, peeled, cored, and chopped 2 teaspoons coarse salt 1 teaspoon curry powder 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander 1/2 … [Read More...]

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Travel

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Win a Top Culinary Destination Trip from Travelocity #TasteforTravel

Food and travel are two of my most favourite things.  Food combined WITH travel = perfection! I am so excited about Travelocity.ca's new contest #TasteforTravel to win a trip to one of 10 Culinary Destinations.  The trip of a lifetime to travel destinations you've only dreamed of. Have you ever … [Read More...]

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Easy Family Travel with the Hyundai Santa Fe XL #HyundaiDriveSquad

We are a road trippin' family.  I love packing the car, singing songs on the road and watching the world pass by.  The boys have been on road trips since they were tiny and have adapted to long car journeys.  When Hyundai asked if we'd like to road trip with our family in the 2014 Hyundai Sante Fe … [Read More...]

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5 Fun Things To Do With Kids in Vancouver

I'm excited to welcome Salma from The Write Balance to share her expertise on Vancouver and attractions you need to take in with your kids.  Here are her fabulous ideas to enjoy with your kids in Vancouver: 5 Things To Do With Kids in Vancouver Vancouver is a beautiful city with so much to see … [Read More...]

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Family Fun at The Calgary Zoo

Planning a trip to Calgary? Looking for Staycation/Road Trip options? If you are going to Calgary, you must visit the Calgary Zoo.  Filled with attractions that visited from all ages will love, the Calgary Zoo is a must-see destination. The Calgary Zoo has something for everyone from penguins to … [Read More...]

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Family

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Love: The Ultimate Gift of Motherhood

Motherhood is full of so many gifts.  I'm excited to tell you a bit about how love is truly motherhood's most precious gift and how MassMutual is celebrating the many ways we demonstrate love. Becoming a mom has been the single most terrifying and amazing experience of my life.  The magnitude of … [Read More...]

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Halloween Fun with Hallmark

Halloween was a one of my favourite days as a kid.  My mom made me great costumes, I love trick o' treating and school was always filled with games, candy and parties! Now, with each year my boys get older I am more and more excited to share Halloween and all it's fun traditions with them.  From the … [Read More...]

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A Better Life: Cleaning Without Chemicals

Have you tried Better Life® household cleaning products yet? They are safe cleaning products that are unbeatable in both safety & performance compared to today's more common household cleaning products. Those products that are typically made with harmful chemicals & come with the harsh … [Read More...]

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How Does the Sun See You?

I have always been a lover of the sun.  Warm beautiful rays of sun.  Living in a place with four beautiful seasons the sun takes on so many different shapes and strengths.  From the bright sun reflecting on a new snowfall to the hot midday sun of a summer day at the beach each one seems to bring … [Read More...]

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Halloween Fun with Hallmark

Halloween was a one of my favourite days as a kid.  My mom made me great costumes, I love trick o' … [+] More

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Survive Thanksgiving Stains and Dirty Dishes with OxiClean

The Holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas etc.) are filled with family, fun and delicious food.  It's a … [+] More

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Mr Peabody and Sherman Blu-ray Combo Pack #giveaway #MrPeabody

Mr Peabody & Sherman releases on Blu-Ray and DVD on Tuesday October 14 and we are celebrating … [+] More

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DK Books: Amazing Visual Math

When I first looked at Amazing Visual Math by DK books I was all ohhhhs and ahhhhs. I wasn't at all … [+] More

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Win a White 16 GB iPad Mini with Case

I just recently got my first iPad and I am absolutely in love!  That is just one of reasons I've … [+] More

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Reviews

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Mr Peabody & Sherman Review #MrPeabody

This weekend my boys and I sat down to watch Mr. Peabody & Sherman.  Tucked into our blankets on … [+] More

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Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Diamond Edition releases Oct 7

 From Walt Disney Studios: “Sleeping Beauty” tells the wondrous tale of a princess cursed by an … [+] More

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Brew a Cup or a Carafe with Keurig 2.0

When I was doing my Master's Degree I drank so much coffee that I actually had to take a break from … [+] More

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It’s All About the Brush #SonicareSmiles

Brushing your teeth is something that we do everyday out of habit, fear of bad breath and to keep … [+] More

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Get Outdoors with Off Bug Repellent

This Fall we've been outside more hours than we did in the summer it seems.  With a big move this … [+] More

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