Childrens Teachers, Gift Giving And You – Consider This Before You Buy

June is the month where parents begin to think about their childrens teachers. Gift giving has become a common practice. However, before you buy, you should consider a few things. First, most teachers have accumulated an abundance of coffee mugs, candles, creams and nick knacks. Although they … [Read more...]

Abuse Takes All Forms – This Is Abuse! Know it! #Repost

  There is no need for an introduction to abuse, however, there seems to be a need to explain what it is. Abuse is when a person tries to control the behaviour of another person. This could be physical, psychological or sexual. It's when someone uses their intimate relationship to … [Read more...]

Food Waste – Read This Before You Toss

Food waste has become quite an issue over the last few years. We all do it, but how much is waste and how much is not knowing? Many times I have questioned whether or not a product is still good to eat.  If you take a look, most products have a best before date or an expiration date. Sometimes, it's … [Read more...]

Outdoor Play – An Essential Part Of Growing Up #YMCACalgary #YMCAChildCare

Life today revolves around technology. Even our children are exposed to gadgets before they get to enjoy outdoor play. It's understandable in a way. We want to give our children the best start in life and that seems to focus on our ever changing world of online living. However, in my opinion, … [Read more...]

An Orange Is An Orange, Right? Not So Fast

There is something magical about an orange. Laugh at me if you will, but oranges are an extremely popular fruit. They're juicy and sweet and make children smile as they tear into one with juice running all over their hands and chin. I used to think an orange was an orange. Well, except for … [Read more...]

Having Those Awkward Conversations With Your Kids #StreamTeam @Netflix_CA

At the age of 23, I had this ideal of what my family would be like. Oh, ha ha, was I wearing rose coloured glasses! I'd no idea what was facing me as a parent! The choices to be made, the conversations to be had and my utter confusion at times. Oh, it began out alright. They were small and … [Read more...]

Keep Your Style With #Always #AI #LBL

My closet contains a wide array of clothes. It has everything from totally casual style to black tie events. I admit, the majority are casual clothes. I have the luxury of working from home, so I can wear what I like during the week. However, for those evenings out, I do like to get dressed up. It … [Read more...]

Looking After Your Furry Family Members #NoBiteIsRight #Ad

This post is sponsored by No Bite is Right and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer NetworkTM. I am being compensated to help create awareness about Summer Safety and Protecting Pets against fleas and ticks but we only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. The blogger is responsible for the … [Read more...]

Stigmas – Why Do We Still Have So Many In 2016? #AI #LBL #Always

I've been thinking a lot about stigmas lately. My daughter has a mental health issue and just the term "mental health " swirls with stigma, let alone bi-polar. Somehow, mental health wound up as "crazy people" or "those people who just need to buck up". Ever heard the saying "it's all in your head"? … [Read more...]

Adulthood Is Not All It’s Cracked Up To Be #Always #AI #LBL

When you hit adulthood, life changes overnight. The freedom and childish idea of being able to do exactly what you want, dissolves quickly into fantasy. The older you get, the more obstacles that are thrown into your way. Some of them are easy to deal with, some are not. Some of them are … [Read more...]

When You Don’t Like Your Adult Child #BiPolar

In life, we try to give our children the best. In fact, we strive to give them a better life than the one we had. Sometimes we go too far and sometimes we don't go far enough. That line is hard to decipher when you love your child but don't like them all the time. When your child suffers from a … [Read more...]

Emojis And The Sterotyping Of Girls #Always #LikeAGirl Be Unstoppable

You may or may not know that International Womens Day is March 8th, 2016. It's a day where women celebrate their achievements and pledge to take action where progress has yet to be made. One of those areas is emojis. Not really important in the scheme of things? Actually, I believe it is. More … [Read more...]