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It’s all about giving back: Charitable holiday gift guide

Are you looking for the perfect gift to give someone you love? In my opinion, nothing is better than gifting and/or receiving gifts that give back. After all, that’s what the holiday season is all about!  So, in this post, I’m sharing my personal favorite Canadian non-profit orga...
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Food

Cinnamon bun recipe

Warm and gooey, start your day of with something sweet and healthful too! Ingredients 2 cups flour 3 tbsp sugar 1 cup cold milk 1½ tbsp baking powder ¼ cup cold butter 2-4 tbsp LYNQ Empowdered Cinnamon Filling: ? cup butter 1 cup brown sugar 3 tsp cinnamon &frac...
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Local mom uses new videography hobby to help the Segal Centre

Carrie Mazoff is the mom of a 16-year-old daughter and lives in Westmount. Not only is she a natural performer and avid supporter of the Segal Centre, where she has been performing as well as acted as the co-chair for the annual musical fundraiser event, but she is also a fan of videography. "T...
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6 of the coolest advent calendars you've ever seen - for kids AND grownups!

We could all use a little something to look forward to, and advent calendars are a super fun way to countdown the days to the holidays. Whether you have a kid or you're a kid at heart, here are 6 of the coolest advent calendars you've ever seen - for kids and grownups! ...
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Family

4 Things my besties didn't tell me about childbirth

* Disclaimer: I am not going to hold back here... This is a brutally honest post from someone who had one child and stopped because she was so freaked out by the process of birth and the ickiness that followed... We had only one child for many reasons: we started a bit later in life wit...
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Food

Cream of mushroom soup

Warm, creamy and satisfying, this soup is easy to make and is filling enough for a meal. Serve with crusty French bread. Ingredients 5 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms 1 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable broth 1 chopped onion 1 tsp fresh thyme or 1/8 tsp dried thyme 3 tbsp butter 3 tbsp fl...
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A review of The Fabled Stables - Willow the Wisp

This is the first book in a magical chapter-book adventure series by the Governor General Award-winning author of Sweep. Auggie Pound is 8 years old and has the greatest job of all time: He cares for all the animals in the Fabled Stables. The Fabled Stables house the rarest creatures in exis...
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Annual Toy Tea goes virtual with entertainment, but they're still collecting toys for local children

For almost 30 years, the Toy Tea has collected toys for children in battered women's shelters across Greater Montreal. A day-long celebration would take place annually where attendees could drop of new toys and stop in for awhile to listen to the sweet, festive sound of school choirs while ...
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5 Tips to gain back time every day

I recently started taking a closer look at the time we spend looking for things. The studies I looked up which evaluate time spent looking for misplaced items vary between 10 and 55 minutes a day. This means that even if we are extremely conservative, 10 minutes per day times an average of...
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The importance of “selfishness”

Have you ever felt guilty - like you weren’t doing enough for the people in your life? Are you the type to feel bad if you can’t attend a birthday party, or stay late to help a colleague, or return a phone call promptly? If this is you, it’s time to switch this up fast! ...
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One piece of parenting advice that will make you the BEST parent ever: IGNORE EVERYONE

What was the first thing everyone did when they found out I was pregnant seven years ago? Yep: started doling out advice, giving me their pregnancy and parenting books, emailing me articles and blogs and links to "must-have" baby products, etc. I had peed on the stick less than a week b...
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Easy overnight egg bake

What's better than breakfast for dinner? Whip up these easy, filling meal the night before and just pop it in the oven the next night for a healthy, well-balanced meal. Ingredients 8 eggs 1/4 cup milk s&p 8 slices of bacon, cooked and chopped (you can also use ham or breakfast...
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