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Wine Rack to the Rescue

So my water bottle cupboard was getting out of control. Somehow the bottles were multiplying faster than a bunch of wet Gremlins (only you 80’s kids will appreciate that reference). About 2 weeks ago I opened said cupboard up and was hit by a toppling bottle lid storm. The kids had kindly unpacked the dishwasher

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Flyby to Remember Captain Michael VandenBos

For any new residents to the Town of Whitby, the first day of school will have new meaning. On this day, the Canadian Forces aerobatics team ‘The Snowbirds’ honour one of their own. Captain Michael VandenBos was only 28 years old when his tutor jet crashed and burned while practicing a manoeuvre just outside Moose

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Watermelons and How to Pick’em

I have been following a low carb diet now for about a year. One of the things I struggle with is the idea that fruit is full of sugar. Well let me tell you when it is 30 degrees outside and someone puts down a bowl of fresh watermelon, I’m all in. I mean it

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Dear Parents,

Let’s make a promise to one another, that if we see each other’s kids doing amazing things like being kind, helpful, or respectful to others, we share this with each other. After an emotionally draining weekend, I received the following message… You can only imagine how it made me light up. So many times as

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The Art of Playlists

  Our lives have always had soundtracks. Who can forget the movie High Fidelity? Well times have changed and mixtape on cassettes are a thing of the past. Today we have apps like Spotify and iTunes where one can simply create a playlist. This past weekend, I was at my BFF’s 40th birthday celebration. Her

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Travelling with a “Bag of Drugs”

I have peaked your interest haven’t I?!?! My motto in life is once bitten twice shy. Our last family vacation to a tropical destination in 2014 had a couple of “hiccups” so to speak, when my daughter got the stomach flu 2 days in to our getaway. After 2 sleepless nights we took her to

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Neighbourly Etiquette

Is it a beautiful day in your neighbourhood or was Mr. Roger’s smoking something? I often hear of people talking about how amazing their neighbours are. Pathways are being built between the homes for easy access to and from, cutting the pins off a section of fencing so it can be easily removed, opening up

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Spring Has (Finally) Sprung…

And with warmer weather just around the corner (any time now Mother Nature!), you’ve likely been thinking about getting out there and doing some shopping for some new Spring clothes. But before you head out to the stores and become mesmerized by all the fun prints, colours, and styles (and possibly spending a ton of

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