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Hot Find Friday: The Worry Woo Monsters

I just discovered the Worry Woo Monsters books and plush toys which help teach kids how to overcome common struggles with feelings. Children often deal with difficult emotions like anxiety, frustration, loneliness, insecurity and fear and don’t know how to cope or even voice those feelings. The line of toys and books is developed by Artist […]

9 Easy Tips for Losing Weight

I am no healthy eating guru, I love cheeseburgers and nachos and high calorie cocktails just as much as the next girl. However, as some do, I over-indulged over the recent Holidays and now it’s time to get back to reality. Bikini season is just around the corner after all. For those of you going […]

Recipe: Chocolate Lava Cake

by: Leanne Janzen How delicious do those look?! Pretty yummy right?! Well… THEY TASTE EVEN BETTER! They were a huge hit with the entire family. What you will need: 1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips 1/2 Cup Butter (or margarine) 2 Eggs 3 TBSP of flour 1/2 Cup of Sugar 4 Ramekin Dishes How it’s done: Set […]

Family Literacy Day

Family Literacy Day is January 27 this year in Canada. ABC Life Literacy Canada is encouraging Canadian families to have “15 Minutes of Fun” learning together this Family Literacy Day. Learning can happen at any time. Practicing literacy together every day has benefits for both children and parents. Here are some great ways to get started: 1.      Read a “wake up” […]

The Adventures of Puss in Boots Debuts on Netflix #Streamteam

January is the month to enjoy indoor retreat with your kiddos. Cuddling on the couch with a blanket and popcorn is one of my very favourite ways to spend an evening with my family. This month on Netflix, Puss In Boots swashbuckles on to the bigscreen with brand new adventures. Why not make this fantastic […]

Packed Lunches for Picky Eaters

By: Kristen Yarker Whether it is for daycare, preschool or kindergarten, packing lunches can be stressful. Parents often ask me for help in planning lunches and snacks for their kids. Especially their picky eaters. They know that they’re stuck in a rut. But they don’t know how to get out of it while still making […]

Recipe: Four Ingredient Banana Cookies

By: Lindsay MacDonald Yes you read that correctly; only four Ingredients in these tasty banana cookies! They are an easy to make, delicious “cookie” that you won’t feel bad about eating! You will need: 2 bananas (mashed up) 2 cups oats 1 tsp vanilla handful of “add-ins” (This can be chopped nuts; choc chips; carob […]

Win: FULL Conference Pass to the Canadian Internet Marketing Conference

Are you a blogger, small business owner, social media manager or marketing director or consultant? Join me on March 28 and 29th at the Canadian Internet Marketing Conference in beautiful Squamish, BC! We will be learning from 12 world-class speakers at the two-day internet marketing conference. “This is a conference bringing the best talent – the […]

Hot Find Friday:

I saw the TV commercial for and signed up within an hour. (No, this is not a sponsored post and they did not send me the goods for review) The package arrived 3 days later, no lie. Now I’ll admit I am a fan of Kate Hudson so when I saw it was her […]

Recipe: Kid-Friendly Sloppy-Joes

by: Leanne Janzen I have one VERY picky, almost 6 year old, eater. When he heard I was making sloppy joes for supper, he was not impressed at all! Little did he know I had a new trick up my sleeve! These are delicious and easy peasy to make! Here’s what you’ll need: Ground Beef […]

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