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August 2017

A Family Getaway To Muskoka Bible Centre

This past weekend, the boys and I loaded up the car and took a trip up north to probably one of the most famous vacation spots in Canada: Muskoka. I am pretty sure every Ontarian has ventured up to this region of the province during at least one of their summers. If not, you are definitely missing out people! There is no wrong way to vacation in this area. You

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“The Beginning of Life” AKA The Documentary Every Parent Needs To See

I’m a self-professed self-improvement junkie. During my university days, I read books about how to read faster and take notes more efficiently. When I was a new graduate, I watched videos on how to interview well and make my resume shine. Before meeting my husband, I read books on the differences between men and women which referred to the sexes as planets (you know the one I’m talking about) and

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Vegan Birthday Cake

This fun cake was a fun afternoon activity for my three year old and I. Since he is currently off of dairy and eggs, I googled easy vegan vanilla cake, and this recipe from the Cake Merchant came up. The recipe was intended for a 3-layer 6 inch cake, but since I only had one cake pan, but it was a big one (9 inch), I thought the math might

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How To Do New York With Kids

This past long weekend, we traveled to New York for my cousin’s wedding. We thought we would maximize our time there and arrive a couple days early before the festivities began to enjoy a mini family vacation. The last time I was in New York was around 7 years ago when I was single, childless and just about to begin my graduate program in Vancouver. During that last visit, I

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