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Family Vacation Ideas That Will Make You Excited For Summer

Going on a family vacation is an exciting time. It’s a chance to spend quality time with one another and make some fantastic memories. Often most families only get to do this once a year so what they do can be a big topic of conversation for some time. You make an emphasis on picking the right place and the right time of year. So I thought it would be a good idea to explore some of the vacations that would be great during the Summer. I hope  ...

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How This Mama is Saving Money With Groupon Coupons

#GrouponCoupons #ad  Although, I have a full time job as a Legal Administrative Assistant and bring in decent money, I always find myself strapped for cash. After all my bills, groceries, savings and more, I don’t have much to play with and I’m okay with that. I know that I am saving for the kids future, as well as my own, I mean… I am only 24 years young. One thing, that I am not ashamed of sharing is that, I  LOVE  ...


8 Things I Missed While I Was on Maternity Leave

I had this post in my draft folder for the past 7 months. Initially, this blog post was intended to be a humorous, but I couldn’t bring myself to press the publish button. I was scared of the possible black lash, and at that time, I wasn’t prepared for it. I was in the worst state of mind ever. I was mentally, emotionally, and physically exhausted. 7 months later, I feel that I have slowly, started to rediscover myself again. I  ...

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Ideal First Time Pets All The Family Can Get Involved With

Adding a pet to your family can be a great experience for everyone involved. Pets can teach children about responsibility and how to take care of something. It enables them to think about something else and be accountable. But not only that, it can add a real dynamic to your family life. If you are thinking of getting a pet, I thought it would be a good idea to explore some of the pet’s you could consider. Hamster A hamster is quite a low  ...


Touching Things to Do When You Can’t Make a Funeral

Hearing about the death of a friend or family member can be devastating. It’s even more upsetting when you realize you can’t go to the funeral or memorial. You might not be able to afford it, especially if you have to travel far. You might be unable to take the time off work, or it could be impractical to travel with young children. The thought of not being there for your friends and family can have you feeling pretty down. On  ...

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Emergency Essentials For Every Family Store Cupboard

“Be Prepared” isn’t just a motto of the boy scouts. It’s the best possible advice you can give anyone with a young family. There is so much that can go wrong as every parent knows.  And, knowing you have the right items in the house can help you overcome the sheer panic of being in an emergency. Wildfires are raging through Canada right now, and the rest of the world is experiencing a lot of extreme weather conditions. Then there’s accidents  ...

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How to Raise Kids Who Love Trying New Foods

Many parents have had to deal with a picky eater. Even kids who eventually will eat anything can go through a phase of being fussy. It can be frustrating and even upsetting when your child refuses to eat all but a few things. While being a bit fussy sometimes is fine, you don’t want them to grow up and still be incredibly fussy eaters. If they’re willing to try new things, they can broaden their horizons as they get older.  ...


These Awesome Hacks Will Help Relieve The Stress Of Pregnancy

Women look beautiful during pregnancy. They glow with confidence and the excitement of their new arrival certainly shows! However, just because they look great doesn’t mean that they are feeling great! Our stress levels can easily go through the roof while we are pregnant. This isn’t good news for either baby or mom. So it is very important to have some ways you can de-stress up your sleeve for the times it all feels too much. Here are some  ...

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4 Retro Games Your Family Can Enjoy This Summer

Are you sick of your kids sitting in front of the TV and computer games all weekend? Imagine what it’ll be like through the summer holidays! You can’t have them in front of a screen all day, so it is a good idea to try and entice them away from all this technology. And what better way to do that than with some retro games. Your kids probably won’t have heard of these old games and will be intrigued to learn all about them. Here are five of  ...

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Stress Less & Sleep More With Harper Apothecary

I was sent items from Harper Apothecary in exchange for an honest review, please read my Disclaimer page for further information. All opinions are my own. Lauren’s [owner & creator ofHarper Apothecary] description of her Stress Less roll ons read “S T R E S S L E S S with this uplifting citrus blend of pure, therapeutic grade essential oils. Toss the convenient roller bottle in your purse or car and have it with you all day.  ...