Last night I went to bed and found a note on my pillow. It was a heartfelt note from my son asking permission to play M rated video games. For those of you who aren't raising video game crazy kids, M stands for Mature and means the games are intended for people over the age of 18. My son is ten. His note laid out the reasons why he should be allowed to play these games: All of his friends are playing them. There is nothing wrong with Call of Duty. It just has some blood and … [Read more...] about No Son, you may not play Call of Duty
Archives for September 2013
When it comes to loyalty programs, there are a lot to choose from. The average Canadian household belongs to more than eight loyalty programs and they may not be getting the rewards they want out of any of them. I chose my bank based on their loyalty program and it was a really hard decision because another bank also offered a loyalty program that I love. In the end, I made my selection based on what I thought we would use more often, but I still second guess my decision. Now there is a tool … [Read more...] about How do you choose your loyalty program?
This post brought to you by Aruba Tourism Authority. All opinions are 100% mine. I’m always looking for a new place to visit, and I think I’ve found a great option: Aruba . When I think of Aruba, I immediately think of the beaches. I imagine sunbathing on beautiful sandy beaches and cooling off in Caribbean water. Much of the seven-mile strip along the west coast is lined with resorts and packed with activity. Beachgoers relax on their comfortable lounges, lost in their … [Read more...] about I’m adding Aruba to the Travel Bucket List
Growing up in Ontario, Canada has given me plenty of opportunities to see Niagara Falls. I have participated in a number of amazing activities on the Canadian side of the falls, and this weekend I had the opportunity to travel across the Rainbow Bridge and see what there is to offer on the American side. Here are five reasons you will want to visit both sides of the falls: A different perspective: While I have always loved the Canadian view of both the Horseshoe Falls and the American … [Read more...] about Five reasons to see Niagara Falls from both sides of the river
It is conference time of year for me, and tomorrow I will be heading off to a family travel conference. It is a unique conference because it is small and just for family travel writers. It's my first time attending and I'm excited to see what they have to offer. It is being held in Niagara Falls, NY and even though this is just a few hours from me, I have never been there. I've visited the Canadian side of the Falls many times and I'm excited to see things from the the south side. It's sure to … [Read more...] about Tours and Travel Conferences
I was thin for the first thirty years of my life, and overweight for the last ten years. What I have never been is strong and fit. I used to equate being thin with being healthy, but that really isn't the case. When I was thin I didn't eat any differently than I did when I gained the weight. I had one of those amazing metabolisms that allowed me to eat half a pizza in one sitting and not gain a pound, but that all changed with my second child. I gained 35 lbs, which was less than I gained with … [Read more...] about My Fitness Journey