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From Soup Kitchens to Sit Down Dinners | the Keg Steakhouse + Bar

Getting together with friends and family is one of the best parts of the holiday season especially at the Keg Steakhouse + Bar. For some, the holiday season is a gentle reminder of gratitude, hope, and perseverance. The woman who you see in these photos is much stronger then the weak little girl she used to be. How we do Christmas With each and every Christmas that our family celebrates, I’m always brought back to this place of  ...

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Kicking the Winter Cold with Boiron

Have you’ve ever wondered if there are a homeopathic cough and cold medicine that can be used on your newborn or infant? Well, I’m here to tell you that there is! As a parent, it can be difficult to find the appropriate medicine to relieve your baby’s symptoms. Boiron is the #1 brand of homeopathic medicines recommended by pharmacists. I find comfort in knowing that these medications are made with my children’s needs in  ...

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Working Hard & Staying Humble | Blog & Life Update

I’ve been thinking a lot lately. Remembering my past and comparing it to the present. Trying to figure out my purpose. Life Update Life with three is extremely busy. I really “love” how people who don’t know me well assume that I have my shit together. LOL. You see what I want you to see. The fights, the tears, the mess,  the hustle, the clutter. I’ve wanted to give up on my blog so many times this year but  ...

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Why Having Friends During Maternity Leave Is a Must Ft. Hunnis

Guys, can you believe that it’s been than two years since the last time I was on maternity leave? Because I can’t! To be honest, being home this time around has been such a relief! I don’t worry about much except where my children are and I owe it all to my family and friends. Similar: 8 Things I Missed While I Was on Maternity Leave Creating Connections Beyond a Screen I’ll be the first to admit. I had no idea that  ...

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Practical & Functional: Clothes That Fit Your Breastfeeding Needs | Momzelle

Before I had Isaiah, I knew that breastfeeding was the way I wanted to go. I breastfed Abel for 12 months and even though it wasn’t the best experience, I still accomplished my 12-month goal. Fast forward to having Isaiah, I feel more confident and less anxious. Out of the three boys, he is by far the best feeder! I’m so thankful that we found our breastfeeding rhythm in the first couple of weeks of his life. About Momzelle  ...

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Bring your kids Play-Doh to Life with Play-Doh Touch Shape to Life Studio

Bringing traditional play and tech play together, Play-Doh Touch Shape to Life Studio creates the best of both worlds for your child. Jayden has always been a huge fan of Play-Doh and now that he’s older, you better believe that he’s all about that tech life. Being mindful of his age, I want to encourage his creativity, as well as support his love for technology. Play-Doh Touch Shape to Life Studio The Play-Doh Touch Shape to  ...

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Remembering a Decade Old Conversation of Teen Pregnancy | Red Rose

11 years ago, I was 15 years old and telling my mom that I was pregnant. I remember exactly how I felt before that difficult conversation. I remember the feelings during and after the words“Mom, I’m pregnant” came out of my mouth. My mom was horrified, to say the least. Her reaction was overwhelming. If she already didn’t feel like life was unfair, then she definitely did after that. But we pushed on. Remembering a  ...

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Why Being Part of Our Breakfast Club deserves a glass of milk | Dairyland

Just a few months ago, while I was still pregnant and working we ran out of time for breakfast at home. I would drop Jayden off every morning at school and be worry-free, as he would enjoy his breakfast there. Even now, I aim to get him there before 9 am so he can eat breakfast, thanks to the Breakfast Club of Canada. He would get to school and enjoy his waffles or bagel with a big glass of milk. They just love their milk (Dairyland is  ...

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Toddler’s Poppin’ Bottles: Why Playtex Baby is Our Go-To | #ForBetterBeginnings #PlaytexMoms

Oh, Toddlers. You can’t live with them and you can’t live without them. It’s their way or no way. am I right? I find comfort in knowing that as a #Playtexmom, I can rely on companies like PlaytexBaby™ to be empathic to the never-ending struggle of motherhood. Over the past year, I’ve seen Abel transition from a baby who couldn’t form a complete sentence to this self-sufficient toddler who refuses help. With all  ...

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Eyes on the Road: How & Why You Need to Invest in a Dash Cam | BlackboxMyCar

Let’s dive into the world of Dashcams why don’t we? The topic of car accessories, other than which car seat to purchase, aren’t really discussed in the “mom” realm. My question is why isn’t it? Since going on maternity leave, I’ve become the parent that does all the pickups and dropoffs. I sit and wait in traffic. I pick up the groceries. I’m basically a part-time chauffeur and I, obviously,  ...