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Cat Snuggles Make Good Bedtime Stories

I wish you could see. I’m in the dark laying at the end of my daughters bed. She called me in because she needed someone to help her feel safe. Paul, our youngest cat child, has snuggled in behind her knees. This is major. Paul was picked out from the animal rescue by my daughter. They…

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Netflix… Making You Question if There Was Ever A World Without Technology

Lately, in our house, we have been trying to limit the amount of screen time. And by that I mean our daughter has lost her screen time. BUT. When she has her screen time, it is generally monitored closely and can be lost should her behaviour not reflect our family values. And by that I…

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They Say it’s Your Birthday – but Even if They’re Lying You Should Still Celebrate

“They say it’s your birthday!!” “Happy Birthday!” …what? It’s not your birthday? Well, hold on to your hat because I’m going to talk about it anyway. And I bet you know someone with a birthday this month. Great, thanks for reminding me, I do know someone and I have nothing planned. I got chu. And…

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His Name Is Mr. Super – But Don’t Ask Him About His Powers

My daughter and I have a routine each night before she goes to sleep. I lay with her and she tells me the good things about her day. And then the not so good things about her day. Sometimes the not so great things outweigh the good, but we always find a way to put…

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Netflix Prompts – So Your Kids Will Finally Watch Those 90s Movies With You!

I love to see an old show pop up on Netflix that I used to watch when I was a teen. The memories come flooding back and I inundate my daughter with quotes, bits of information, and trivia from my favorites. Que her eye rolls. I couldn’t wait to introduce her to The Muppets, Ace…

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Rainy Summer Nights are Saved by Netflix Download Option!

The past weekend we packed our bags and headed to our family cottage for a three-day mini vacation. We threw all of the bags into the vehicle, most of the garage, and three blocks of cheese because, you never know, and we made the three-hour drive to spend a weekend with my entire family; brothers, sister-in-law, parents,…

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Getting Ready for Summer with Groupon

School is officially finished! Hello Summer!!! Time to pack up the beach bag, grab the flip-flops, slather on the sunscreen, and race to the beach! But wait… School papers, memories, art projects, report cards. All thrown askew. The table is covered in folders and cards, notes of thanks, and posters my daughter CAN NOT, WILL…

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Netflix has you covered, morning, noon, and night

From the moment my daughter wakes up until the moment she goes to sleep she asks to watch her shows on Netflix. It takes routine and communication with her for her to understand that we aren’t going to spend every second in front of the television. But with the incredible shows that Netflix has to…

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Netflix Social Experiment… Teens

Every day, after I pick up my daughter from school, I ask her how her day was. I get creative because I know that this type of closed ended question can lead to answers like, “fine,” “good,” “okay.” So I ask her what songs they sang, what games she played at recess, who she hung…

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Category Archives: family

Cat Snuggles Make Good Bedtime Stories

I wish you could see. I’m in the dark laying at the end of my daughters bed. She called me in because she needed someone to help her feel safe. Paul, our youngest cat child, has snuggled in behind her knees. This is major. Paul was picked out from the animal rescue by my daughter. They…

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Netflix… Making You Question if There Was Ever A World Without Technology

Lately, in our house, we have been trying to limit the amount of screen time. And by that I mean our daughter has lost her screen time. BUT. When she has her screen time, it is generally monitored closely and can be lost should her behaviour not reflect our family values. And by that I…

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They Say it’s Your Birthday – but Even if They’re Lying You Should Still Celebrate

“They say it’s your birthday!!” “Happy Birthday!” …what? It’s not your birthday? Well, hold on to your hat because I’m going to talk about it anyway. And I bet you know someone with a birthday this month. Great, thanks for reminding me, I do know someone and I have nothing planned. I got chu. And…

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His Name Is Mr. Super – But Don’t Ask Him About His Powers

My daughter and I have a routine each night before she goes to sleep. I lay with her and she tells me the good things about her day. And then the not so good things about her day. Sometimes the not so great things outweigh the good, but we always find a way to put…

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Netflix Prompts – So Your Kids Will Finally Watch Those 90s Movies With You!

I love to see an old show pop up on Netflix that I used to watch when I was a teen. The memories come flooding back and I inundate my daughter with quotes, bits of information, and trivia from my favorites. Que her eye rolls. I couldn’t wait to introduce her to The Muppets, Ace…

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Rainy Summer Nights are Saved by Netflix Download Option!

The past weekend we packed our bags and headed to our family cottage for a three-day mini vacation. We threw all of the bags into the vehicle, most of the garage, and three blocks of cheese because, you never know, and we made the three-hour drive to spend a weekend with my entire family; brothers, sister-in-law, parents,…

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Getting Ready for Summer with Groupon

School is officially finished! Hello Summer!!! Time to pack up the beach bag, grab the flip-flops, slather on the sunscreen, and race to the beach! But wait… School papers, memories, art projects, report cards. All thrown askew. The table is covered in folders and cards, notes of thanks, and posters my daughter CAN NOT, WILL…

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Netflix has you covered, morning, noon, and night

From the moment my daughter wakes up until the moment she goes to sleep she asks to watch her shows on Netflix. It takes routine and communication with her for her to understand that we aren’t going to spend every second in front of the television. But with the incredible shows that Netflix has to…

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Netflix Social Experiment… Teens

Every day, after I pick up my daughter from school, I ask her how her day was. I get creative because I know that this type of closed ended question can lead to answers like, “fine,” “good,” “okay.” So I ask her what songs they sang, what games she played at recess, who she hung…

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