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Dear Santa

When people ask me what I’m getting The Beast for Christmas, I tell them the truth. I’m probably just going to give him a new paper bag from Tim Horton’s. What? It’s his favourite toy next to the paper towel...Read More
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  • Easy Dinner Recipes: One-Dish Chicken Skillet & Beef and Broccoli

    For those nights you want to make dinner but don’t want to devote your entire night to cooking a single meal....

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  • Dropping Your Child Off At College (Without Losing Your Mind)

    Dropping your child off at college is one of the biggest milestones of your child’s life and a parent’s day of reckoning – having to let your child go. It’s a day filled with great anticipation, emotion, mixed feelings, and, of cour...

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    The Holidays Before Kids VS The Holidays After Kids

    If there’s one indisputable fact about motherhood, it’s that kids change everything. The holidays are no exception. When you have kids, you can practically hear the pitter-patter of reindeer feet on your roof. Santa is alive, well and magical. There...Read More
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    Maureen Morin

    Our Family Christmas Letter – Volume 2

    Dear friends and family (yes, that includes you, high school friend who I haven’t seen or spoken to since 1986…remember me?), READ MORE

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  • 5 Creative Thanksgiving Dessert Ideas

    Looking to change things up from the typical cherry pie this Thanksgiving? Then take a look at these 5 cool, creative dessert ideas! They’re super cute, and the kids can even join in on the decorating fun. From teepee cupcakes to turk...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

    “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” Is Really Just A Song About A Creepy Kid

    I’ve never been big into Christmas at all, so Christmas songs are just not my jam.

    Fortunately, I’m using this post as an excuse to feature photos of random dogs in Santa gear.  That is totally my jam.

    It’s not that I hate Christmas, it’s just that I don’t feel the Christmas spirit people talk about, unless that Christmas spirit is feeling drunk.  Then I totally get that feeling.  I get that year-round. READ MORE

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  • DIY: Kitchen Coasters

    For the seven weeks my kids are at camp, my house is neat.  There is no sign of a scissor being used, socks being removed, or noses being blown.   I have visions of neat house co-existing with children, but once the kids are home, the sc...

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    A Military Child’s Life

    She’s getting older now. My daughter. When he comes home from work, she hears the door unlocking and she stops what she is doing to watch him walk through. Then she runs to him, and with a joy that only a toddler can have, she hugs his legs and lifts her arms to be picked up by him. He says, “Can Papa have loves?” and pressing her lips together, she sticks them out while going “mmmmmmm”. I can hear his heart melt when she does this. The love and the joy that they both feel in that moment, it’s so tangible I can almost touch it. READ MORE

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  • Felicitations: What I Hope For All of YOU in 2013

    Yesterday I wrote about what I hope doesn’t repeat in 2013, and since as I said, I can’t seem to follow through on any resolutions myself, I thought I would come up with some for you; again, putting to use another old adage, “Those wh...

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  • Baby Surprise!

    Every time we find a new baby announcement video for MommyTube, we think that it’s the best one yet. Well, now we’ve got another one that takes the cake, and we don’t know if it gets much better than this grandma-to-beR...

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    But That’s For Girls…

    It was an impromptu trip to the store that brought it to light. This wasn’t the first time I’d had to face this scenario or the feelings it brought to the surface, but I finally realized how exhausted I am by it all.

    My 3-year-old son spotted Hello Kitty socks and immediately requested them for his own. I readily complied and placed them in our cart.

    The socks hadn’t even hit the wire bottom before the thoughts started coming. READ MORE

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