When they asked the little girl where her home was she replied - Where mother is


Home Sweet Home


HomeSo I am back from vacation and feeling quite relaxed. Although I seem to have brought the flu back with me - so my first day back hasn't been the greatest.

But the Cariboo, where we stayed, along the lake was amazing. It was exactly how I had imagined it to be. We had the lake literally in our back yard, with our own private pier. The children loved it and really were able to experience nature at its best....

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CanoeSo I am off for a week with my family to relax and enjoy some time without a tv, cell phone or video games. This is a time to "unplug" from all the modern day gadgets and just appreciate the world - and each other.

My two year old daughter has never been away from home, so it should be interesting to see how she reacts to her first time away from her bed - fingers crossed that it's positive......

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Gas Prices



Well it looks like we have finally hit the 1.50 range for gas per litre, and there is no slowing down in sight. One economist has predicted us to be at over 2.00 per litre by the end of the summer - unbelievable.

I can remember it was only five or six years ago when the gas wars were on and we could get gas for as low as .39 cents per litre. So things like camping, RVing and boating - things that usually shouldn't make for an expensive vacation are now looked at as a luxury vacation for the family - and commuting? Well....now that seems to be even more daunting...

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The Summer Dilemma


Summer MomWith summer officially here, I am amazed at how many parents have found themselves completely unprepared for it.

You know, I "get it" how inconvenient it is for parents who work full-time to find child-care for their child(ren), but why are there headline stories in major papers across Canada, that read "What are Parents going to do with their children over summer?"

Shouldn't the headlines read "The problem with our society today when having our children at-home is a problem?".....

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Planning a Family Vacation?


Child on VacationThis Thursday, I will be appearing on Breakfast Television to discuss some tips for vacationing with young children.

With school almost over and many families taking vacation (including my own) I thought this segment would be timely.

There are things that I have learned as a mother through my own personal experiences, and things that I have picked up along the way from other moms too...

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