BENEFITS OF LETTING YOUR KIDS GET DIRTY

BENEFITS OF LETTING YOUR KIDS GET DIRTY

Our home has white walls, white cabinetry, and white furniture. It makes me extremely uncomfortable and anxious when I see things out of order and in a mess. Because one of my daughter’s favorite things to do is paint, I have since learned how to see the benefits of letting her get dirty!

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HOW TO MAINTAIN A TIDY HOME

HOW TO MAINTAIN A TIDY HOME

Do you scramble to clean the house when someone calls/texts they want to drop by? I used to be the same way. The last couple of years, I learned how to keep a very tidy home without spending hours a day or week keeping it that way. This blog post shares my secrets of how I maintain a tidy home on a regular basis in a non time- consuming way.

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MOM BOSS FEATURE: HELEN YOUN

MOM BOSS FEATURE: HELEN YOUN

Hi! I am Helen. I am married to David, we’ve been together for 18 years and married for 8 and we have an almost 5 year old named Emerson. I am passionate about living joyfully, intentionally and to always have fun.

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MOM BOSS FEATURE: MOD TOTXX

MOM BOSS FEATURE: MOD TOTXX

Hello! I’m Sherry. I’m married to my husband Ben, and we have two children, Colton - 6 and Ellisyn (aka - Ellie) - 4. My husband and I have been together for 16 years! My kids are a big ball of energy. When I had my daughter, I thought I had hit the jackpot because my son was bouncing off the walls. That quickly changed when she hit 18 months. She not only is as crazy as my son, you add some drama on top, she’s just at the next level.

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MOM BOSS FEATURE: REMEMBER WHEN PHOTOGRAPHY

MOM BOSS FEATURE: REMEMBER WHEN PHOTOGRAPHY

I’m Brittny and I have two boys.  Ronin is six years old and Maddux just turned one. Ronin is a very caring boy who loves being a big brother.  He enjoys being active and is big into hockey, baseball and music. Maddux is the polar opposite of his big brother.  He was mobile very early and is running from room to room pulling out everything in site. I am married to a very patient man who is the best husband and father I could dream of.

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MOM BOSS FEATURE: JILL ETHIER

MOM BOSS FEATURE: JILL ETHIER

I’m Jill, a mom of 4 girls and a parent to 3 of them. My girls range in age from 9 – 19 years. They are my reason why, my daily joy and the reason that I have grey hair! I am a city girl who found her home on an acreage…I’m still not sure how that happened (but I’m loving it) and I take care of it mostly by myself as my husband works away most of the month.

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MOM BOSS FEATURE: KASUAL KIDDO HANDMADE

MOM BOSS FEATURE: KASUAL KIDDO HANDMADE

Hi! My name is Rebecca and I’m the Momboss behind Kasual Kiddo Handmade. But firstly and foremost I’m a Mom to one (soon to be two), and wife to my amazing husband David.

Where to start?!? I’m passionate about so many things. You could say I always have too many eggs in my basket. Some of the top things I love are travelling, sewing, organizing, planning, and momming it hardcore! Really, I’m a creative junkie with an OCD problem.

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MOM BOSS FEATURE: ORANGE TRUNK

MOM BOSS FEATURE: ORANGE TRUNK

My name is Heather Johnston.  I’m originally from East Coast Canada, but have lived in Calgary, Alberta with my husband Jamey, and four sons, Campbell, Hunter, Ryder & Scout, for the past ten years.  I love a good vintage hunt, designing, and time spent with my family.

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MOM BOSS FEATURE: LOVESKY DESIGN

MOM BOSS FEATURE: LOVESKY DESIGN

Hello! I’m Kelly Devera, happily married to my Mr. Right and a mom of an active three year old daughter. I’m passionate about food, travel, running and learning. I believe that life without love is no life at all. So pretty much all my decisions in life is always driven by love.

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MOM BOSS FEATURE: MARCY DUNPHY

MOM BOSS FEATURE: MARCY DUNPHY

Hello! I’m Marcy, a single mother to one amazing, extremely energetic, 6 year old boy! A few years ago my life completely shifted and I found myself recreating who I was, or rather finding who I really am inside. Needless to say, the past few years have been extremely challenging; navigating single parenthood, work-life balance while staying present, and re-discovering myself.

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MOM BOSS FEATURE: AVELANE WALL ART

MOM BOSS FEATURE: AVELANE WALL ART

My name is Rina and I am a nurse, artist, mother and wife. I am a self-taught fiber artist and loom weaver in my time outside of my career of which I am a Registered Nurse. I always dreamed of being a nurse since I was a young girl and my nursing experience has led me to the area of mental health, an area I have worked for over 15 years. I have been married to my husband who is an entrepreneur and we have two young boys ages 7 and 9. I am passionate about so many things!

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MOM BOSS FEATURE: RED PAPER BOUTIQUE

MOM BOSS FEATURE: RED PAPER BOUTIQUE

Hi I’m Gabi- the owner of RED (Real Engaging Designs) Paper Boutique. RED is a local stationery company that celebrates happiness and human connection so that others feel valued and appreciated. I design and create greeting cards and stationery gifts that inspire motivation, humor and human closeness.  I am a mom to two absolutely beautiful little ladies, Nola (6) and Lucy (4). My passions definitely have a strong focus around mental health.

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100 BOOKS TO READ BEFORE KINDERGARTEN

100 BOOKS TO READ BEFORE KINDERGARTEN

If you had the opportunity to set your kids up for success, would you do it? Of course, you would. Currently, I am trying to set my daughter up for success by introducing her to the love of reading. We started reading to her at a very young age and now, at 4.5 years old, one of her favorite things to do is to curl up with a book, look at the pictures, and tell me the story.

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DEALING WITH TOY CLUTTER

DEALING WITH TOY CLUTTER

Unless you loved toys to begin with and is a collector of them, it seems like toys only start coming into your house (and life) immediately after you have a child. Everyone, including yourself, loves to buy toys for your child because of the joy on their face when they receive and play with them. The buying and seeing joy, leads to a never ending cycle and an accumulation of toys in your home. In this blog post, I will share my tips on how to deal with toy clutter and end the cycle of toys coming into the home.

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2019 RESOLUTIONS QUARTERLY REVIEW

2019 RESOLUTIONS QUARTERLY REVIEW

At the beginning of the year, I shared my 2019 New Years Resolutions because I wanted to be held accountable. Here is a review of how I did during the first quarter of the year. I think I did pretty good on 2/3 resolutions and excelling on the 4th resolution I added!

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MUST HAVE ITEMS FOR ROAD TRIPS WITH CHILDREN

MUST HAVE ITEMS FOR ROAD TRIPS WITH CHILDREN

Does going on a road trip with your children cause you anxiety? It used to for me too. After each road trip, I learned something and was able to prepare better. This blog post shares my list of must have items for road trips with children. Some of these items I bet you would not have even thought about!

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10 EFFICIENT GROCERY SHOPPING TIPS FOR MOMS

10 EFFICIENT GROCERY SHOPPING TIPS FOR MOMS

Personally, some days I love to go grocery shopping. I would peruse the aisles leisurely and see what deals I find or new products I didn’t know about. During these times, I am also more willing to try new foods and recipes. If the store has other things like clothes or toys, I will be in there even longer. Other days, I JUST NEED TO GET IN AND OUT OF THE GROCERY STORE STAT.

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DIY ACTIVITIES TO TEACH YOUR CHILD LEARN A SECOND LANGUAGE

DIY ACTIVITIES TO TEACH YOUR CHILD LEARN A SECOND LANGUAGE

One of my 2019 new years resolutions is to help my daughter learn more Chinese.

She started going to Chinese school back in September of 2018 and it was a really rough go for her. Above is the picture I took of her first day at Chinese school. She struggled going to class because she didn’t understand what was being said to her.

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HOW TO RUN ERRANDS EFFICIENTLY

HOW TO RUN ERRANDS EFFICIENTLY

Would you agree that weekends should be for fun and play with our kids and not for chores and errands? I agree 100%

As a working mom, my weekends are the most important days to spend with my daughter. These are the days we are not tied to a routine and can go out to explore and play. The absolute last thing that I would want to do on the weekends is to run errands. Sure, I can run errands with her but it is no fun for anyone and we both prefer to do fun things. Obviously, errands have to be run and I cannot put it all on my spouse. That wouldn’t be fair to him.

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10 DATE NIGHT IDEAS FOR NEW PARENTS

10 DATE NIGHT IDEAS FOR NEW PARENTS

Valentine’s Day celebrations have been drastically different before and after becoming parents. Prior to becoming parents, celebrations would romantic and well thought out. We would either go out for dinner or make each other dinner/dessert. There would be a real focus on showing each other that they are loved. After becoming parents, there is still some effort but I would say there is less focus on making it an incredible night of romance.

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