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How to Throw the Perfect Birthday Party Without Having a Meltdown

  You've received so many invitations recently for birthday parties for your child's classmates, and with each drop off, they're becoming increasingly lavish. Hannah had private pony rides in her back garden, and Jack didn't just have a bouncy castle, but a series of bouncy c...
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Mind & Body Wellness

We often talk about clean eating and working out as the main sources of wellness but there’s really so much more to it than that! Sleep, stress and state of mind are important contributing factors to overall wellness. Sleep Most adults seem permanently sleep deprived. Ask anyone how th...
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Shopping

Top 3 toys to add to your holiday shopping list right now

If you're anything like me, you have a few little people to buy gifts for this holiday season. And sometimes, it can be hard to find that "perfect" toy that a. they don't already have, and b. will keep them entertained. So here are the top 3 toys to add to your holiday shopping lis...
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Food

Urban Foodie Review: Café Maurizio

Maurizio Italian and his girlfriend Brites Portuguese have been in the restaurant business for the past 20 years - they were on St-Charles for 13 years and then moved, but came back to their old love in the West Island a year and a half ago. The restaurant is open seven days a week and offers breakf...
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Yoga and “non-attachment”

Sunday night, 11pm.  I write this after a full weekend immersed in learning about many of the precepts of yoga, the traditions and the concepts that go beyond any of the actual poses. The stuff that yoga is really about, before the physical practice begins, and after savasana has ended.  ...
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Finding time to meditate

In our busy lives, it’s hard to remember to stop and take a breather. With work, family, and other responsibilities it’s far too easy to ride the momentum and not take a break. Since I started working as an ESL teacher, I’ve been working, working, and working. In fact, I even got t...
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Family

Getting a Rabbit

This post is going to be about what I wish I had known when I got my rabbit, Piko. A lot of pet stores sell rabbits, but I recommend that you check out your local SPCA or animal shelter because lots of rabbits are abandoned all the time, especially black ones and white ones with “red” ey...
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Food

Recipe: Fudge Brownies

Delicious, classic chocolate fudge brownies complete with a healthy dose of pecans. Ingredients Salt Roasted Pecans 1 Tbsp unsalted butter 1 cup pecan halves ½ tsp sea salt Brownies 4 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped 1 ¼ cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces ...
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Supermom In Training: What in the eff is rest?!

What is rest? What does "well rested" feel like? Because I've completely forgotten. I remember when I got pregnant, people would tell me: Sleep now while you can. But as you get bigger, and more uncomfortable, and heartburn creeps in, and the incessant peeing, you find yourself up a...
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Who is this Urban Daddy character? 13 facts about this Canadian blogger

Here are 13 facts about The Urban Daddy. I’ve been writing this blog since 2004. That makes for a very old blog, eh? I have written 1,434 Blog posts for The Urban Daddy I have a tax blog -for my real job – called inTAXicating, which I started in early 2008 and I have written 369 Ca...
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Celebrate Black History Month with Penguin Random House Canada Young Readers

February is Black History Month, and Penguin House Canada released a list of titles celebrating black voices and culture. Here are some great reads to commemorate this important month: Me and Momma and Big John - Momma is a stonecutter at the cathedral called Big John — and little John and ...
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Houses & Homes: Chinese New Year home decor items from Linen Chest

The Chinese New Year will be celebrated on February 16th this year, and 2018 marks the year of the dog. To mark the occasion, Linen Chest gathered up a few products that are subject-related - check out the gallery below!
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