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Why Your Kid’s Friends MUST have YOUR Cell Phone Number

My teenage daughter recently had a friend sleep over and when her mom called to check in with me beforehand, we exchanged phone numbers, and I was relieved.  It felt good to speak with another parent who wanted a better understanding of where her daughter spends her time. Last year, when she was in grade seven, I […]

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Allergy Relief I Never Expected to Work

This past spring I was invited to an event where actress Mahée Paiement would be speaking about HydraSense, a product I am very familiar with and have used with my own family. When my kids were younger, each had their own bottle. When I became aware of the ‘mouche bébé’ (nasal aspirator) – they each […]

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A World Without Dieting

I cringe when I hear people talking about “dieting” or “going on a diet”, especially in front if my children. That’s why when I found out about the Cheerios “A World Without Dieting – Take the Oath” campaign, I knew that this would be up my alley. Those who know me on a personal level know that […]

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The Not-So-Hidden Danger of e-Readers & Other Mobile Devices: The Charger.

iPods, e-readers, cell phones & tablets, cameras, laptops and more. We live among an array of portable e-devices and each one of them comes with its very own charger. Some of us allow our kids to use these devices, others do not. Some of us have boundaries about how much use, while others believe that […]

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Online Auction to Benefit Cancer Research – SUNDAY MAY 25th!

For those of you who don’t already know Virginia Champoux, she is a Montreal Mom Extra-ordinaire, and quite frankly, my hero. You may know her from her blog Outrunning the Cloud or be familiar with her (recently closed ) iconic store in Montreal Mortimer Snodgrass. She is also the face of the Weekend to End Women’s Cancers and […]

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My First LUFA FARMS Basket :)

Like so many of you, I have seen the name LUFA FARMS popping up now & again and had some vague idea that it was an organic rooftop farm, but wasn’t entirely sure of how it works. Last week (as I procrastinated getting my act together for my accountant), I decided that it was time […]

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The Dryer Element Died AGAIN. “Gold Protection” Plan…or SCAM???

3 STRIKES and it’s OUT. Yes, the Samsung Dryer heating element is fried AGAIN.  This is the 3rd time, and we’ve had the machine for just over 4 years. After multiple stints of being without a dryer for over a month at a time, this time we have been without a dryer for over 10 […]

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#LifeOnTheSpectrum TWITTER PARTY! Join us April 3rd!

Since we celebrate Autism Awareness Day this week, it is the perfect time for a #LifeOnTheSpectrum Twitter Party! A child wandering off and getting lost…or worse, G-d forbid, is any parent’s worst nightmare. For parents with a child on the Autism Spectrum, the fear of wandering / bolting / elopement is ever-present. That’s why so many families with […]

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Getting Set for Spring Break with the Kids

Spring Break – or as some are calling it “Mid-winter” Break is coming up soon & getting organized ahead of time can make the difference between a fun week and a week that leaves you wanting to tear your hair out. Here are some tips whether you are opting for a ‘stay cation’ or time […]

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Talking Periods with Your Daughter…Talking with Your Daughter. Period.

My daughter just started high school and as you can well imagine, she & her friends have been developing into young women for quite some time now. There are the visible physical aspects, the attitude and the mood swings- YES- the mood swings. And then there’s the period. For some it has happened and for […]

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