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Candace Derickx is a wife, mother, stepmother, volunteer, entrepreneur and recovering housewife. After years of judging mothers who worked outside the home and wondering how on earth they could send their kids to school with lunchables (gasp!), Candace’s June Cleaver ways recently got an ass kicking when this stay at home mother started her own business, Best Tools for Schools, and went back to work.Now she’s trying to raise two little girls in a Bratz world, be a good stepmother to a teenage boy and keep her marriage strong while juggling work, home and life. Candace now believes popcorn is not a snack, it’s an entrée, clean clothes are a privilege, not a necessity and Martha Stewart will be dropping by at any moment to slap a condemned sign on her house Join Candace each week as she blogs about the mayhem of returning to work and sometimes dropping the balls.You can also find her blogging in her own little happy place, Life in Pleasantville. Follow Candace on Twitter at @Candace_Dx

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Erica Ehm has gone from rock'n roll to rocking the cradle. She is committed to exposing the secrets of the Yummy Mummy Club. She is the creator/publisher of which speaks to the woman in every mom struggling with the reality of being a modern parent. With a distinctly sexy, playful and cheeky tone, Yummy Mummy is all about empowering mothers who long to be spoken to as someone who is more than "just somebody's mom".Erica's son Josh, daughter Jessie and hubby Terry give her the freedom to have a life that includes being a mom and wife, but also an entrepreneur, girlfriend, avid reader, part-time runner, and full time multi-tasker.Follow Erica on Twitter: @yummymummyclub

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Evelyn Hannon is lucky enough to be Erica and Leslie Ehm's mom and the grandmom of four juicy grandchildren. As a feisty seventy-something woman aging disgracefully, she blogs about her attitudes, crazy adventures and lopsided inner musings. Evelyn is a freelance journalist, a speaker, a social media expert and the editor of a free travel tip newsletter that connects 65,000 women worldwide. In her spare time she is the CEO of, the largest online travel resource for women. Evelyn just might be the only grandmother who can't bake a decent apple pie.Follow her on Twitter: @journeywoman 

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Gurpreet fell in love, got married, had a darling baby girl, and is now rocking another pregnant belly. She’s more brown than blonde with blue eyes but can still appreciate hockey (kind of) and beer (not really).She is self-employed, self-motivated, self-declared neurotic, and thankfully, self-aware. Her cooking skills are subpar at best but her cleaning skills would win gold at the Olympics if that were a sport. Which it really sorta should be considering how hard some stains can be (grape juice, I’m looking at you) to get out of a pristine white chair. Gurpreet once received a Citizen of Distinction medal from the Queen of England and she likes to casually throw that into any conversation quite randomly. She's working on somehow getting a royal title next. She is Indo-Canadian, which really means nothing to most Canadians and usually means Mexican to most Americans.She is basically just trying to manage her life as best she can, one catastrophe at a time. She plans to one day conquer the world but for right now, she’d settle for winning the war against diapers and morning sickness. Bollywood Babies promises to take you along for the ride and maybe we can all figure it out together. Follow Gurpreet on Twitter: @BabiesBaublesVisit her at: Babies and Baubles  

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Jen loves to laugh, write, create, and as of recently: pro-create. Jen works as a writer/producer in the television world, and always seems to have some sort of "side gig" as well. She's crazy like that. When Jen isn’t writing, producing, or doing comedy, she can be found making babies. (Okay, “baby”—singular)This is her first adventure into motherhood and she couldn’t be more thrilled or scared shitless. Stay tuned as Jen blogs about her adventures along the way: from peeing on a stick to actually birthing and raising a real life human.Follow Jen on Twitter: @JenWarman

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Jeni Marinucci is a freelance writer with a school-age son and a teenage daughter. She has a guilty conscience, a love for humour, and a questionable home-haircut. After her children were old enough to make their own sandwiches, she returned to University to complete her B.A. in English Literature—a designation which has provided her with an extensive library and crushing student loans. When no teaching college wanted her, she had to choose between taking orders through a drive-thru window or from an editor. She chose the latter.Jeni's son wants her attention and her teenager wants anything but. Her neighbours wish she would cut her lawn. Jeni also blogs at highlyirritable and can be found on Twitter at @highlyirritable.

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Jennifer Hicks lives a fairy tale life…she toils in an ivory tower by day, and in a dungeon of homework and dishes by night. A frazzled mother of two teenage boys and a precocious tween girl, she seeks sanity in dark coffee and light reads. She considers a night out laughing with friends to be the best medicine, and is on the constant search for the twin Holy Grails of the perfect red lipstick and classic white dress shirt. Follow Jennifer on Goodreads to see what she’s been reading, and on Twitter at @JenTrend to see what she’s thinking.

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 By day, Joe Boughner is a digital communications and marketing consultant with a penchant for hand talking and an over-reliance on caffeinated beverages. He has, at various points in his life, been a touring musician, acted as a celebrity guest judge at an amateur drag pageant, served as ballast and distributed delicious soft serve treats with a perfect cone-topping curl.  He even got cursed by a gypsy once. True story.  Joe also happens to be a loving husband and father of one human and one schnauzer. He builds a mean blanket fort, sings a bad-ass lullaby and has yet to find any embarrassing activity he won't do if it can make his daughter laugh. He shows no remorse for making his daughter a hockey fan. Follow Joe on Twitter: @joeboughner Or connect with him on Google+Visit him at his largely-dormant communications blog 

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Veteran mother, Julie Cole has six very young children in her charge and is the co-founder of Mabel’s Labels Inc. She has encountered more than her share of fellow moms looking for advice, primarily about how she manages to juggle life with such a large brood.With humour, she provides an upfront view of life in a busy family, including honesty about cereal for dinner, monstrous carpool schedules, and advocating for her child with autism.Julie has become a well-known personality amidst Canadian moms. Her charismatic, dynamic personality has led to various speaking engagements, from morning TV shows to university level business classes.  Read Julie's blog for a motherload of practical advice on babies, balance, bedlam and beyond...Follow Julie on Twitter: @juliecoleEmail her at:

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It all started when Julie was a runner-up in our Voices of Motherhood contest for her comic tale about a "little dancing machine." Well, that little dancing machine has grown, and as it turns out he has autism. Having a child on the spectrum has changed Julie's entire perspective on motherhood. Her young son is at once a marvel and a mystery. Other Side of the Coin goes right to the heart of what it is to parent a child with special needs.As Mummy Buzz, Julie covers the latest need-to-know news every day, so you don't have to. She also frequently contributes to magazines like Today's Parent and Parents Canada.Follow Julie on Twitter @juliemgreen Visit her at: 

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Katia is the mother of two boys, a toddler and a preschooler. She is chronically overwhelmed and would like to use this opportunity to apologize for not returning your call/email/text. As someone who both worked as well as stayed at home as a mom she understands the special advantages and challenges that come with each territory. While taking her second maternity leave Katia started fulfilling a lifelong dream to write and make people laugh. (And sometimes cry, which wasn't her dream nor intention.) She blogs about her family on IAMTHEMILK , a Wordpress recommended blog in the Family category. She also gives job search advice on her website Recruiter Mommy but some of her best work can be found on Twitter @KatiaDBE.  

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As multi-tasking mummies, we are so busy juggling the mayhem of motherhood we don’t always have time to search for fascinating and noteworthy news. Now you don't have to.Mummy Buzz is Julie M Green's daily take on current events, recalls and all the stuff you find interesting but don’t have the time to search for!Whether it’s issues on parenting, the latest celebrity gossip or news that affects our kids, Julie knows what has mummies buzzing. Follow Julie on Twitter: @juliemgreenVisit her at:

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Natalie’s passion for writing was reignited as she blogged her way through the pain of her son’s health issues and NICU stay. She is the wife of the world’s greatest foot rubber and mother to an amazingly loyal little boy and a fiercely independent little girl.She’s a cookie lover, a wannabe singer, and is known to make a mean sandwich.An HR professional by day and a freelance writer and blogger by night, Natalie is getting a crash course in the juggling act that is the life of a working mother, though she does occasionally drop a ball or two!After spending much of her life trying to be perfect she has learned to rock her shortcomings and is not afraid to admit when she’s failed. This parenting thing can be tough and Natalie believes the best way to survive it is by keeping it real and by leaning on your tribe.She’s putting it out there to remind us all that life is never perfect and that is perfectly ok!You can also catch up with Natalie at talesfrommummylandFollow her on instagram @NatyLR or on Twitter at @mummymadness2

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Sharon is a Common Sense Parent which is somewhere in between being free-range and helicopter. She believes in being active as a family and eating well 85% of the time. The other 15% is for the days when she's PMSing and then all bets are off. So far her parenting style has worked wonders for her two boys who astound her on a daily basis but that's not to say she doesn't have time to totally screw it up. She can't teach you how to keep your house clean while balancing a job and motherhood but if you're a mom who's struggling to figure it out, you've found your tribe.You can follow Sharon on Twitter: @SharonDVYou can also visit her at: Speed Skating Mom: On The Slow Track To Becoming Fast

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Spencer is the husband of one gorgeous wife, and father of two beautiful daughters and, who will grow up to be ballerina-astronaut-warrior-princesses. He was born in Charlottetown, PEI, but has lived in Ottawa for most of his life, including right now. When he's not giving out dinosaur rides, hosting living room dance parties, or teaching his kids the art of the old school rap battle, Spencer is a digital marketing communications strategist who helps clients do fancy stuff on the interwebs. Occasionally, Spencer gets overly worked up about hockey and politics, and tends to obsess over life, the Universe and everything. Twitter: @SenturionG+:  Website: 31digital.caWebsite:

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Don't let the teeny tiny picture fool you, this little power house is the girl who handles the big job of giving out prizes.  Susie is our resident Prize Queen. We give out hundreds and hundreds of prizes each year and Susie is the one who keeps it all organized. If you've ever won a prize, Susie is the awesome woman who's contacted you and she always does it with a smile on her face!Can you imagine a job where you give out prizes all day long and never get to win one?  And yet look how happy she is!So if you see in your inbox, open that email immediately!  She loves to give good news.

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After spending years pulling her hair out writing for national newspapers, magazines and online publications, journalist Tanya Enberg is now pulling her hair for an entirely different reason — trying to learn the rather chaotic rhythms of parenting.When Tanya and her hubby were planning to start a family, she had no idea just how difficult the parenthood job would be, or how deliriously in love she would fall with their newborn squish. The intensity of joy that arrived with motherhood is incredible, mind boggling and, yes, unexpected.Fact: Until her son’s birth, Tanya had only ever changed one diaper, and that was on a plastic doll in pre-natal class and still she found it very, very challenging. Now, she can almost change diapers in her sleep and sometimes has.Oh, and she’s since learned all about onesies (and secretly wishes she could get away with wearing one), been peed on many, many times and has expertly mastered the art of the afternoon nap.As a lifelong travel junkie, Tanya is the co-founder of the website who hopes their little guy will also be bitten by the jet setting bug.Follow Tanya on Twitter: @TanyaEnbergVisit her at:

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