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Supermom In Training: 5 Reasons I wanted just one child

I said it during my entire pregnancy, but don't we all: "I'm never doing this again." But when I said never, I actually growled it. Truth be told, I kinda knew deep down, while I felt the bean rolling around in there, that I really wasn't going to do it again. Not because ...
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Houses & Homes: Spring cleaning – The natural way

Are we cleaning our homes, or are we poisoning them? Cleaning the home with conventional store-bought products like Windex, Mr. Clean, Glade and Lysol seem normal to most people. Afterall, they are cleaning products, right? Well, they may do the job well, but they also fill up the home with har...
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Food

Recipe: Grilled pizza

Get those grills primed and ready - transform your barbecue into a backyard pizza oven (it’s the easiest, fastest most fun way to have pizza, we promise).  Ingredients 750 g fresh pizza dough, cut into 4 portions Olive oil 3 - 4 ripe tomatoes, very thinly sliced 340-g ball mozzar...
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School spotlight: Camp Nominingue: The quintessential boys’ camp experience

When you think of a traditional summer camp, you envision camping, being on the water, learning outdoor skills, and making great friends. Well, Camp Nominingue offers all that and so much more. We chatted with Grant McKenna, who is not only the director there but has spent more than three decades...
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The Business Of Business: When it’s okay to be a bad-ass in business

Aside from writing about parenting and trying to practice what I preach, I spent the rest of my time helping people who have tax problems, primarily with the Canada Revenue Agency.  I’ve learned over the years that having a third party who knows the CRA inside and out, plus who knows bu...
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Healthy Body: 5 Essential oils you should have

Aromatherapy has many benefits, some of which include easing depression, inducing sleep, and easing pain. I have had insomnia since I was a teenager and it continued into my adult life. I tried almost everything under the sun, including steeping passionflower tea, but nothing worked. A student of ...
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Recipe: Crispy Fish Sandwiches with Honey-Lime Slaw

This "breaded" fish is totally gluten-free. Ingredients 2 tbsp. mayonnaise, plus more for serving 1 tsp. honey 3 tbsp. fresh lime juice Kosher salt 1/2 small red cabbage (about 1 lb), cored and shredded 1 small jalapeño, seeded and thinly sliced 1/2 c. cornmeal 1 1/4 lb...
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5 Steadfast rules for throwing a (unique) wedding shower

Wedding season is upon us (I already have three booked for this summer alone), and that means lots of pre-nuptial celebrations, like bridal showers. If we’ve been to one, we’ve been to em all: cookie-cutter parties with the same tired spread of food, the constant redundant (sometimes inf...
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Recipe: Layered Chocolate Marshmallow Peanut Butter Brownies

Always a crowd pleaser... never a single one leftover! Ingredients 1-1/2 cups butter, divided 3/4 cup baking cocoa, divided 4 large Eggland's Best eggs, room temperature 2 cups sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 jar (16.3 ounces) chunky...
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Family activity of the week: It's boating season

Spring is the perfect time to get some fresh air and enjoy some family activities on the water. OK, so maybe not everything is directly on the water but it's super fun nonetheless. Voiles En Voiles in Old Montreal is back for another exciting season. Experience these one-of-a-kind authentic r...
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Lust item: GG Supreme diaper bag

You have to love everything about this luxurious Gucci diaper bag. Sold through Saks Fifth Avenue, this GG Supreme diaper bag has a front flap closure, an adjustable shoulder strap with stroller snaps, two exterior pockets as well as three elasticized interior pockets, two interior bottle ...
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Supermom In Training: It takes a village

When they told you it takes a village to raise a child, they weren't entirely right. You can raise a child without the village backing you. But when you've got the strength of the village on your side, you can raise a really awesome well-rounded kid! I have a village. I have ama...
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