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10 Tips for Visiting Canada’s Wonderland with a Toddler

Originally posted here. Canada’s Wonderland is a 330-acre theme park located in Vaughan, Ontario, which is north of the popular city of Toronto, Ontario. The park first opened in 1981 as the first major theme park in Canada and remains as the country’s largest. Living in Ontario, it is always a perk to have this amusement park nearby as new attractions are added every year. This year we took our daughter, Nikki and it sparked the idea that I should put some tips together to help other families who are planning their first trip with their toddlers or even...

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The Stay-At-Home and Working Mom Dynamic

Before becoming a mom I didn’t even know there were “mom groups”. I don’t mean the groups you can find on Facebook or at your local community centre. I mean the divide between stay-at-home moms (SAHM) and working moms. This got me thinking…….How are my relationships with my working mom friends? Was it different? Was I treated differently as a SAHM? Did I treat them differently? The answer was simple! Nothing changed in our friendships because of our “work status” and some of my relationships grew even stronger. One of my working mom friends is actually one of my best friends. I treasure the relationship that we have with one another. We don’t see each other all the time as life does get busy for both of us. But we do schedule “girl days”. These are my favourite days as it gives us the opportunity to just be us. So not the “mom us”, “working mom”, or “SAHM”. We are just ourselves and we just talk about everything and anything. Of course we do end up talking about our kids (have to admit that kid stories are always the funniest). I enjoy listening to her talk about what is happening with work and she enjoys hearing about my “work” day with my very energetic little boss called, Nikki. We enjoy the conversations as it helps us vent especially if...

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Dreams Can Come True…Even For A Grandfather

Originally Posted Here. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walter E. Disney I just love this quote from Mr. Disney and one that can be applied to this special feature, our Grandfather of the Month. In honour of Father’s Day I decided that this month we would feature a Dad of the Month and a Grandfather of the Month. I am so proud to present Joe from Joe’s Grill as our Grandfather of the Month. Joe was born and raised in Azores, Portugal. Growing up Joe use to help his...

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An Average Day as Momma Braga Part III

Welcome to the day shift which is part III & last to the series of An Average Day as Momma Braga. Hope everyone has enjoyed this series so far! My husband’s day shift is Monday to Friday from 6:00 AM to 2:20 PM which means the day starts really early for him (4 AM). Our average day starts a bit early on this shift at 7:00 AM as our daughter notices that dada is no longer home. So we are off to start our morning routine. First task is to get my daughter all ready for the day and...

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Taking the Mess and Stress Out of Mealtime

Originally posted here. Family meal times are great moments to spend some quality time together but if your home is anything like mine, then it can be hectic and really messy! Sometimes food lands on the floor or better yet the whole plate does. Well Lindsay Laurain (ezpz’s founder) had the same issue in her home but with a family much bigger than mine with three boys under the age of four. So they decided to invent a solution – the ezpz Happy Mat. So when I was introduced to the Happy Mat by ezpz, I was super excited...

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New to Shelves: The SINC Series Continues….

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