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FRAUD PREVENTION: 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Interac

FacebookTwitterStumbleUpon Not so long ago I tried to buy $20 worth of cleaning product when the sales clerk said: “Your credit card has been refused, Ma’am” “There’s no way- For $20 worth of cleaning product?” “Let’s try again…Refused again. Do you have another card?” My husband communicated with our credit card company only to find […]

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The Stork: An Over-The-Counter Option While Waiting for IVF

FacebookTwitterStumbleUpon 1 in 6 couples in Canada struggle to conceive. Until now, in Quebec fertility treatments such as In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and IntraUterine Insemination (IUI) have fallen under the provincial medicare program.  That may be changing very soon. In addition to the financial burden that comes with fertility treatment, there are timing concerns.  There are […]

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If Only I Had This When I Was Breastfeeding….#MilkSense

FacebookTwitterStumbleUpon I have breastfed four children, including a set of twins. Believe it or not, breastfeeding my first child was more stressful than breastfeeding twins. I was actually quite confident with my decision to breastfeed but I still had some stress that stemmed from uncertainty: Was my baby getting enough?  How could I know how much […]

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

FacebookTwitterStumbleUpon 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, […]

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Allergy Relief I Never Expected to Work

FacebookTwitterStumbleUpon 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 […]

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A World Without Dieting

FacebookTwitterStumbleUpon 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 […]

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

FacebookTwitterStumbleUpon 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 […]

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

FacebookTwitterStumbleUpon 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 […]

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My First LUFA FARMS Basket :)

FacebookTwitterStumbleUpon 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 […]

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

FacebookTwitterStumbleUpon 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 […]

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