Family Living

Eight Children’s Books Guaranteed to Connect

It’s been a few years since bedtime stories have been a regular thing in our house. For years it was part of the nightly ritual to read a story or two (or sometimes five!) to our daughter right before tucking her in. Now she’s 10, and doesn’t have much time for stories—as a family, we …

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7 Life Lessons I’ve Learned from My 7 Month Old

Before our son was born I could have never imagined how my life would change. I mean, I read about how my life would never be the same and what kinds of things I could expect. I also have many friends who have children and I’ve personally witnessed how their lives have changed over the …

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37 Things You’ll Regret At The End Of Next Year

A while back, Buzzfeed ran up one of its longer but curiously more profound lists entitled “37 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old.” Although littered with GIFs (as Buzzfeed tends to do), the actual list is worthy enough of attention. In fact, we’re posting the list with my own commentary here as “37 Things You’ll …

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#TopFiveFridays — Kitchen Gadgets That Are Totally Worth The Price

Once upon a time, you bought an amazing new labour-saving device that no kitchen should be without. …and then it sat in your closet for seven years until you had a garage sale. But if you’re serious about entertaining, feeding your flock, or just love to cook but maybe don’t have all the time in …

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Kids’ Items You Definitely Should Buy at a Thrift Store

If you have kids, you’re keenly aware of the one major factor they all have in common: They don’t stop growing. And that growing is a big problem for the budget, especially as they go through spurts. Isn’t it fantastic when you can count on them as babies to need new outfits and jammies every …

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#TopFiveFridays – Paint Supplies You Should Buy at the Dollar Store

We do a lot of painting. Whether it’s touching up or refreshing a room, finishing a decor project, or upcycling a beautiful piece of previously-loved furniture, there’s nothing that really dresses up a project like a fresh coat of paint. But, of course, painting can get pretty expensive. It’s always worth it to spend a …

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