Holiday Gingerbread Village is a perfect family activity

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I love everything about gingerbread houses. I love creating them, decorating them and of course eating them. I love the cookies, the icing and of course the candy! Even though I don’t celebrate Christmas, making gingerbread houses has been a yearly tradition since I was a kid. I love that you are able to be [...]

My breast cancer story

I made a video about my experience with cancer. Please watch the video below. It says it all.  

Feel good about drinking coffee with GoJava recycling program

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 I love coffee. I love brewing it at home, going to big coffee shops and small coffee shops a like. Right after having Little Dude, I was pretty much fueled by coffee. It was a bit crazy but me and coffee have a full on love-affair. I’ve also owned almost every possible coffee maker on [...]

My kids say the darndest things about cancer

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We’ve been very open (in an age appropriate way) with both Princess Peach and Little Dude about my cancer diagnosis and all of my treatments. They know that I had a boo-boo in my boob, that I had medicine (chemotherapy) to make mommy better and surgery to take the boo-boo out.  Although they don’t know [...]

Cancer plays mind games

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  I think I’m a pretty positive person. I would say that 95 % of the time I’m positive. Positive about me getting through treatments. Positive about me kicking cancer’s ass. Positive about me being around for a really, really long time. The other 5% of the time (which I try not to focus on) [...]

Grain facts and a nut-free energy bites recipe

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This past weekend, my mom and I took Princess Peach and Little Dude to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Our first stop was the Growing Connections trailer run by The Grain Farmers of Ontario. We have been to the trailer the past two years, and every year I have learned some new information that I [...]

A festive giveaway for your family

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Can you believe that the holidays are right around the corner? We’ve had the most beautiful extended fall that it doesn’t feel like the holiday season yet. Whether you’re planning for a winter getaway, attending events or preparing for family reunions – it’s no wonder small personal items can be overlooked. My family celebrates Hanukkah [...]

Princess Peach donated 8 inches to @Pantene #BeautifulLengths #8or8 #pgmom

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Disclosure: I am a P&Gmom/mamanP&G. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events and opportunities. The opinions on this blog are my own. In my just over four years of being a parent, there have been so many times that I have been proud of Princess [...]

Star Touch App for your iPad by the Toronto Star at The BabyTime Show

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I remember when I had Princess Peach being awake in the middle of the night either feeding her or trying to soothe her. When I was pregnant with Little Dude, I worried about what I would be doing awake in the middle of the night. As much as I love television and binge watching shows, [...]

Will you give #8or8 this Saturday with @Pantene #BeautifulLength National Donate Your Hair Day? #PGmom

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  Disclosure: I am a P&Gmom/mamanP&G. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events and opportunities. The opinions on this blog are my own. This post is very near and dear to my heart. You see I’ve been on both sides of hair donation. Three years [...]