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Misewa Saga review

Every once in a while a children’s fantasy series comes along that sweeps both youth and adults alike off their feet. This is the case with David Robertson’s Misewa Saga trilogy. These books came onto my radar last year and I picked up the first two books for my eleven year old son. We w...
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Professional Organizing: Back to school prep

We all agree that summer goes by way too fast. But when you become a parent of school-aged children, it seems that time doubles in speed and flies by. No sooner has the school year ended than you get a new list of school supplies for the upcoming year. Here are 5 valuable tips from a mom of four ...
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Understanding the specificity of that labelled generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)

It is a misconception that Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is, put simply, a cluster of generally anxious symptoms.  GAD, in fact, points to a very specific pattern of anxiety that is namely, excessive worry.  I think we can all agree that worrying occasionally is “normal.” ...
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Products you need for National Breastfeeding Month

This month is National Breastfeeding month and Babies”R”Us Canada wants to help you celebrate with all the essentials you need. They carry a great selection of breastfeeding essentials, so you can feel comfortable and confident breastfeeding anywhere you go. Baby Sitter - Th...
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I found a lost child

We were camping a few weekends ago, and the bean and I were walking back from the beach along the main road that loops around the campsite. I spotted a little girl running toward us, and I remember thinking, “Gee, she’s very small to be on her own at a campsite.” And as she approac...
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Chimichurri recipe

This is a delicious topper for a perfectly grilled steak. Ingredients 1 small red onion, finely chopped 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped  1 small red pepper, finely chopped  3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 3 tbsp red wine vinegar 1 tsp kosher salt,  &frac1...
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Lierac Paris is promoting its premium products at Pharmaprix

For the 60th anniversary of Pharmaprix in Quebec (and across Canada), Lierac Paris is promoting its Premium products. From August 14 to September 10, all customers who purchase a Lierac Paris Premium product will therefore be entitled to 20,000 points on their Optimum card. This offer will be valid ...
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24 Hours in Paris review

If you’re still looking for a fun summer read that will sweep you off your feet, then Romi Moondi’s 24 Hours in Paris is the perfect book for you. This rom-com simultaneously has two love stories going, one between the two characters, but the other is Moondi’s unabashed l...
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Sex and the City Syndrome: How Complaining about the Opposite Sex Will Only Bring You More Crappy Dates

Many of us girls (and guys) can't help but fondly remember the Sex and the City (SATC) series. As a matter of fact, I was smack-dab in the middle of my 20-something single girl drama when the series aired, making the show a necessary and indispensable weekly ritual. To me, the SATC phenomenon fe...
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Helping kids pare down their stuff

After my last blog post about keeping things ‘just in case’, I’ve had a few people come up to me to ask about what to do when the person hanging on to things isn’t the person reading my posts.  How do we help kids and spouses let go of what we deem to be superfluous?&n...
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3 New barbecue products you need for your next cookout

Fire up that grill and try one of these new barbecue products you need for your next cookout! Smoke Show is a vegan and gluten-free Canadian-based hot sauce company bringing the heat that have a vibrant blend of smoky, sweet, and savory flavours that are perfect for any meal. Their diverse l...
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Pandemic is changing home decor trends: SICO

After two years of working overtime, Canadian homes are emerging from the pandemic forever changed, craving a newfound style that combines soothing colour and durability, a recent press release said. "On the other side of the pandemic, people are looking to infuse their homes with soothing c...
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