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The first day of school and letting go.

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       Dear mom holding your son tight in your arms and dad to your daughters hand at the bus stop, I understand. I stood in your very shoes not three years ago and although it gets easier, you never forget the firsts. That first day you send them off to school and begin their life’s journey. It’s a scary bitter sweet time. Thinking back to that day, I remember … Read More →

How To Settle Those First Day Of Kindergarten Worries

How To Settle Those First Day Of Kindergarten Worries

I remember my sons first day of kindergarten like it was yesterday.  He was terrified…  the days leading up to it, he tried to be strong but I could tell that inside he was quivering from fear.  I couldn’t really blame him, I mean up until that point, besides when we went to work, he had never been apart from us and even than we were lucky enough to have … Read More →

Renal Failure And Diabetes

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    It’s been 29 days since I was admitted to the hospital for renal failure and it’s been the hardest time of my life! 29 days and counting since I’ve had my son and wife around and I can truly say that you don’t realize how much you love someone until they aren’t there. Even though they’ve come to visit and we talk on the phone a couple of … Read More →

Celebrate Grandparents Day!

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Celebrate Grandparents Day! By Toronto4Kids.com This year, Grandparents Day falls on Sunday, September 7, 2014. Grandparents Day acknowledges the vital role that grandparents play in our society as providers of care, love and guidance to their children and grandchildren, and the cultural memories they share. Grandparents Day recognizes the irreplaceable role grandparents have in their families and in the wider community.

Fan Friday Contest #2: Nerf N-Strike Elite Mega ThunderBow Blaster

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Welcome to PTPA’s Fan Friday contest! We’re super glad that you’re here. We are thrilled to announce that one lucky winner will receive a Nerf Prize Pack! Includes: (1) Nerf N-Strike Elite Mega ThunderBow Blaster, One (1) Nerf N-Strike Mega Magnus, One (1) Nerf N-Strike 10 Dart Ammo Refill (Altogether valued at $67.97)  Enter for your chance to win!   This contest will run all day on Friday, August 29th, 2014! Tell … Read More →

Fan Friday Contest #1: KidFit

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Welcome to PTPA’s Fan Friday contest! We’re super glad that you’re here. We are thrilled to announce that one (1) lucky winner will receive Winner’s choice of any stage KitFit Pillow!  Enter for your chance to win!   This contest will run all day on Friday, August 29th, 2014! Tell your friends!   Introducing the KidFit Pillow, a premium, ergonomically-perfect sleeping pillow designed to ensure restful sleep and robust health – just … Read More →

Boys Will Be Boys?

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Boys will be boys. Ever heard that saying? Has anyone ever said it to you? As a mom of two boys, I hear it quite a bit. But I have an issue with it… There’s a big difference between little girls and little boys. I don’t think you need me to get into an anatomy lesson here. God designed men and woman to be different, yet compliment each other. I’m … Read More →

Dinner time Debates: How to Take the Stress out of Supper

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People often ask what it is like to feed half dozen kids. Feeding families can be a “thing” and many parents report that dinner time can be the most stressful time of the day. I decided early on that I didn’t want meal time to create anxiety for me or my kids, so here are my few tips for relaxing and enjoying fun family meals. -          I don’t let myself get … Read More →

Cheated on, again!

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…this time, by my bathroom scale! So as you know I’ve been on quite the weight loss journey, sharing the details with all of you last month. But something happened, and the numbers on the scale completely stopped, in fact on some weeks they started to go in a direction less desired. My menu never changed, my drive was in the same, I did however change one thing, I added fitness. … Read More →

Endless Hours of Fun With Sands Alive!

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In our household, sitting and engaging in an activity for more than 10 minutes NEVER happens. My kids are pre-programmed to move onto the next ‘best’ thing every few minutes or so, and it drives me NUTS! Just when I finish cleaning up one activity, we are onto the next and this happens day in and day out… Every. Single. Day. This is why I am always jumping at the … Read More →