Month: May 2013

Fabulous Family Holidays

If you’ve got family holidays on the agenda this year, or if you’re planning to whisk the kids off for a big getaway next year, there is a magnificent array of first-rate family holiday destinations just waiting to be explored. Close to home, you’ve got Portugal’s glorious golden coastline, The Algarve, which is a family-friendly haven of sun, sea and sand. You could head to beach-centric Albufeira, with its fantastic selection of bays and beaches and a lively resort vibe that ensures plenty of fun by day or night. At the other end of the scale, Carvoeiro is much...

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Find Everything You Need for Baby at Sears #SearsBabysRoom

It is so exciting when a new baby is joining the family, but nine months can feel like an eternity while you are waiting! My husband and I had our last bundle of joy just over five years ago, but I can still remember the excitement and anticipation each time we were waiting for our family to grow. Even though we won’t be having anymore babies, we still get to be a part of the excitement of a new baby joining the family. My Sister-in-law is expecting a baby in just a few weeks and we are all anxiously...

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Summertime Snacks for Kids

I’m hungry. Can I have a snack? That’s a line I hear about every twenty minutes in my house. I’m a pretty relaxed Mom when it comes to food. I don’t mind snacks in between meals, as long as most of them are healthy choices. Here are some fast and easy summertime snacks for kids: A glass of milk – cold, refreshing and healthy too…it’s the perfect treat for a hungry child. It’s also a great side for pretty much any snack. I recommend Dairy Oh! milk so that your children are getting the added DHA. Melon – watermelon...

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Making Decisions for your Pending Arrival

I feel like I’ve done the “new Mom” thing twice in my life. Once when I was young and completely unprepared for what lay ahead, and again over ten years later when things had changed so much I felt like it was the first time all over again. Whenever you have your children, there is a lot of planning to do and a lot of decisions to make. Everything from what/how you feed the baby to the baby’s name has to be decided, and it can be a daunting task! I love hearing how these parents worked out some...

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Win a Pure Via Stevia Gift Basket {Canada}

I have been using stevia to sweeten my coffee for quite some time. I have also used it in some baking recipes in an attempt to reduce the sugar intake of my family. My stevia usage had been limited to the tincture until I was sent the Pure Via Stevia products shown below. I like the stevia tincture and while it does have a different flavour than sugar, I’ve learned how much to use for the sweetness I desire. This has taken a little learning with the granular stevia. I first tried the Pure Via Stevia zero calorie sweetener....

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