Parenting

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    Back to Lunch, Back to Reality – Win Free Lunches from The Lunch Lady!

    The kids are back to school and it blows my mind to think of how fast the summer has come and gone! Reflecting on the last two months, I have to say that it’s been full of fun and family time, for sure. We’ve had some adventures, lots of family fun, new camp activities, lake relaxation and […] Read more…

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    The Tough Decision to Leave Rep Hockey

    I love being a hockey mom, but last year was our first year in competitive rep hockey and it was also our last. We met some wonderful friends but we also saw the political side of hockey. We saw Jayden challenged to try his best, but we also saw our son’s spirit and love of hockey […] Read more…

Lifestyle

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    There’s an App to Get your Family More Organized

    Most weeks, it goes a little something like this… This literally happens on a weekly basis in our family. The lack of communication leaves us scrambling and finding creative ways to fulfill all of our commitments. Now that summer is here and our schedule is even LESS predictable with different camps each week (that I’ve […] Read more…

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    Four Delicious Low Carb and Gluten-Free Lettuce Wrap Ideas

    It’s official! I’ve fallen in love with lettuce wraps! I’ve eaten gluten-free and low carb for over a year and a half now and I’ve never tried to add crunch to my meals in this delicious, healthy and simple way! The last few weeks of warm weather has brought out some new, simple ideas for […] Read more…

Grief

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    We Can’t Wait to Walk for SickKids again!

    Do you have a SickKids story? We do.  We’ve seen the miracles, first hand, that take place within those walls at SickKids.  We were given the gift of 3 years with our child, when the odds were against him from the start.  Not nearly enough, but we may never have known how truly amazing he […] Read more…

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    A Beautiful Reminder of the Miracles Around Us

    We have a strong connection to heaven, having lost our son Zack at the age of 3, due to complications from pneumonia and his underlying heart condition. And more than once, we’ve seen the signs that remind us that heaven really does exist. There have also been times when our loss has shaken the faith […] Read more…

Giving Back

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    Tips to Help you Reach your #WalkforSickKids Fundraising Goal

    Not going to lie….I was sweating a bit when the calendar turned to September and I had yet to start our Walk for SickKids fundraising efforts. This is our fourth year walking 20km (the kids walk 10km) in The Great Camp Adventure Walk to honour our son Zack, who died 5 and a half years ago. The reasons that we […] Read more…

  • #WalkforSickkids

    We Can’t Wait to Walk for SickKids again!

    Do you have a SickKids story? We do.  We’ve seen the miracles, first hand, that take place within those walls at SickKids.  We were given the gift of 3 years with our child, when the odds were against him from the start.  Not nearly enough, but we may never have known how truly amazing he […] Read more…

Reviews & Contests

  • Win 12 FREE Lunches from Lunch Lady

    Back to Lunch, Back to Reality – Win Free Lunches from The Lunch Lady!

    The kids are back to school and it blows my mind to think of how fast the summer has come and gone! Reflecting on the last two months, I have to say that it’s been full of fun and family time, for sure. We’ve had some adventures, lots of family fun, new camp activities, lake relaxation and […] Read more…

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    All You Need is Love (and Netflix)

    We are a family that LOVES music. In fact, Paul and the boys just recorded their own song for me and made a CD so I can listen in the car to their lyrics and incredible rapping skills! When Jayden was younger, we would set up our living room like a concert hall. We would love watching him dress […] Read more…