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Leader of the Day – free printable

I’m sure you’ve heard of the crazy idea of a “yes day” by now. Jennifer Garner made it pretty famous by sharing about it on Instagram, and there have been several bloggers and YouTubers that have done them and shared their hilarious results. Saying yes to your child/children, no matter how outrageous the request, seems […]

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Faith Fridays – Back to School

It’s the end of the first week of school for my kids, and we are settling in nicely to our routine again. Things are a little different this year as I now have 3 out of my 4 kids in school. My precious little 4 year old started Junior Kindergarten this year! She is so […]

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Summer Vacation Reflections

It’s the last day of summer vacation for us. I count today as the last day, since on the weekends my husband doesn’t work, so I’m not doing all the parenting all day by myself and it’s a little easier. School starts back on Tuesday, and we are all excited! Excited for routine and schedules, […]

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Frugal and Fun Road Trip – Ottawa to Toronto

This is part two to our little summer adventure! You can read the fist part here, which shares the stops we made while driving from the Greater Toronto Area to Ottawa and what fun we had in Ottawa that first day. Day 2 Stop 1: Breakfast in the hotel (FREE). One of the things I […]

Meal Plan Monday

Meal Plan Monday – July 30th 2018

It’s been a while since I’ve posted our meal plan. I still plan each week, but just haven’t made the time to share it with all of you! If you’ve read any of my recent posts, you know we’ve been having a fun summer, and you know that my husband and I are eating a […]

Frugal Vacation

Frugal and Fun Road Trip – Toronto to Ottawa

Road trips are so much fun aren’t they? The planning ahead of time, shopping for fun snacks, and of course the actual trip itself is always a blast! We love driving places as a family, since it’s cheaper, and our kids are pretty great in the van (remember when we did an epic 10 day […]

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How to Survive Summer as a Stay At Home Mom

Summer break. Such an exciting time. No schedules, sleeping in, being lazy, relaxing, spending lots and lots of time with your kids enjoying the sunshine. Sure, that’s maybe what the first day or two will look like, but very early on you are bound to hear the dreaded “I’m bored” or the constant bickering of […]

Meal Plan Monday

Meal Plan Monday – March 19 2018

It has been the Monday-est of Mondays around here! I wanted to wake up excited that March break was over and the two oldest were heading back to school. I had set my alarm again and was going to get up and enjoy coffee and breakfast before they woke. I was going to start off […]

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Disconnect and Reconnect – March Break edition

It’s no secret that we love board games in my house. I have always loved them, and am so happy that my kids do to. They make great gifts: they get played with way more over the years than other toys. They can be educational in many different ways, including teaching life lessons of being […]

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Frugal March Break Fun – how to easily plan theme days for your kids school break

Staying home for your spring break this year? We are! I’m not a fan of crowds, so we are staying around the house and avoiding all the touristy things in Toronto that everyone will be heading too. So, with help from my kids, we have been planning some theme days for each day of March […]

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