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How to Win at Mornings When You’re Not a Morning Mom

The alarm goes off at 6:45 a.m. I let it ring for a few minutes before I groan and reach my hand out to find its glorious snooze button. I sigh and lay in bed for another five minutes, trying to calculate the latest possible time I can get up before Little C is late for the bus. Without fail, she bounds into our bedroom at 6:55—she’s wide awake and ready for the day to get started. I’m still half asleep. I admit it. I am NOT a morning mom.

With my oldest entering grade two this year, and my middle daughter ready for kindergarten (OH MY WORD!), I know that I have to get my morning act in gear for them. I need to feed them a healthy breakfast, and make sure everyone has a lunch as they head out the door—and try not to grumble and snap as I do it. I need to win at mornings!

Are you chipper and smiley in the morning and ready to take on the day? I salute you. Are you a non-morning mom like me? Let me share with you the tricks I’ve learned over the past couple of school years with my young kids that have helped me win at mornings.

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Free Printables, Health & Beauty, Randoms

Present: My 2016 New Year’s Resolutions (+ A Free Printable)

Happy 2016, everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas holiday and that you’re excited for a fresh new year to begin. I sure am. I always love new beginnings.

Here I am again getting a little personal and writing down my resolutions for this year. I did it last year and in 2013 and was so happy that I did – it helps to write your goals down, doesn’t it? I wanted to quickly share mine with you today and I’d also love to hear yours. You’ll also find some free artwork to print for yourself here!Continue reading

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My Favourite 2015 Boxing Day Deals

There’s no kind of shopping I enjoy more than sale shopping, so today I wanted to share with you some of my absolute favourite Boxing Day sales for 2015! These are all places I’ve personally shopped from this year, and I’d recommend all of them. These are all picks that are perfect for folks like me – the budget-savvy mama that loves a good dose of style. I’ve got my recommendations for everything from furniture to cosmetics to clothing to crafts… I hope you enjoy my favourite 2015 Boxing Day Deals!Continue reading

DIY Home Decor, Randoms

Gift Guide 2015: The Happy Homebody

Welcome to day 4 of Gift Guide Week 2015! I’m putting together my favourite gift ideas for those hard-to-shop-for people on my list and sharing them with you this week. I hope you find these helpful as you finish your Christmas shopping this year!

Today, we’re focusing on that the home decor lover in your life. For me, this is my mom and a lot of my good friends. These gals love all things home and hosting related, so I’ve scoured the internet for my favourite unique and handmade home decor items… with a rustic spin.  Have a happy homebody on your list too? Here are some unique gift ideas:Continue reading

DIY Kids Activities, Randoms

Gift Guide 2015: The Wee Collector

Welcome to day 3 of Gift Guide Week 2015! I’m putting together my favourite gift ideas for those hard-to-shop-for people on my list and sharing them with you this week. I hope you find these helpful as you finish your Christmas shopping this year!

Today, we’re focusing on that wee one who loves collecting little toys. For me, this is my 6 year old and 4 year old daughters. They LOVE all things Shopkins and My Little Pony, so I’ve scoured the internet for my favourite little collectible toys and the fun handmade accessories to go with them.  Have a little toy lover on your list too? Here are some unique gift ideas:Continue reading

Randoms, Technology

Gift Guide 2015: The Tricky Techie

Welcome to day 2 of Gift Guide Week 2015! I’m putting together my favourite gift ideas for those hard-to-shop-for people on my list and sharing them with you this week. I hope you find these helpful as you finish your Christmas shopping this year!

Today, we’re focusing on that technology lover in your life. For me, this is my hubby and my brothers. I find them quite hard to buy for, so I’ve scoured the internet for my favourite little techie toys and the fun accessories to go with them. Lots of these are budget-friendly gifts that won’t break the bank, but they’re all rather impressive! Have a computer lover or a “tricky techie” on your list too? Here are some unique gift ideas:Continue reading

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