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Dec
06
2016
Grey hair, no more cares

After twenty-five years of colouring my hair, at the age of forty-six, I’m going to stop! The crazy thing is that this decision has been a ridiculously difficult one. I’ve stared at myself in the mirror, sweated, lost sleep, and talked myself in circles about what to do.

I first started thinking about not colouring my hair when my frustration level at keeping it my childhood colour (dark brown) got too time consuming, too expensive, and too logistically tricky.

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How Does a Kid Go from 20/20 Vision to Needing Glasses In Just 6-months?

If you had told me a year ago that my girl would go from 20/20 vision, to needing corrective lenses in a short period of time, I wouldn't have believed you.

How Does a Kid Go from 20/20 Vision to Needing Glasses In Just 6-months?

How Does a Kid Go from 20/20 Vision to Needing Glasses In Just 6-months | YMCHealth | YummyMummyClub.ca

Deanna is a mom with two rambunctious young girls, who loves to share their adventures through the everyday.  

Apr
01
2016

How to Magically Remove Soap Scum with No Scrubbing Required

Warning: Contains Graphic (Dirty Bathroom) Images

It’s grab-your-supper-and-eat-it-in-the-bathroom-so-you-can-stare-at-it clean.

I was over for coffee at my friend’s house on the weekend when another friend dropped in and because all three of us have kids under seven, the discussion quickly turned to the merits of baking soda.

“It’ll take that craft paint right off your window.”

“It worked wonders on the bathtub after pink dye leaked out of a piece of fun foam.”

“Baking soda is great, but it has nothing on vinegar.”

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Nov
24
2016

My Doctor Didn't Believe Me When I Said Something Was Wrong

Six months later, I learned I have a precancerous condition

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With a sheet draped over my lap, I anxiously wrung my hands and texted a friend while I waited in the colposcopy procedure room, naked from the waist down. Six months of doctor’s appointments, six months of stress and anxiety and uncertainty, and I was finally going to see and understand what the fresh hell was wrong with my cervix. 

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A Parenting Trick that Works

This very simple but magical phrase has been tried and tested. Fed up with the power-struggle between you and your kids. Read on!

A Parenting Trick that Works

A Parenting Trick that Works
Barbara Desmarais is a parenting and life coach who has worked with parents for over 20 years. She presents parenting workshops in and around Vancouver, B.C. and coaches parents privately, primarily over the telephone. Barb is regularly quoted in Today's Parent magazine and is frequently called upon to offer advice parenting advice on the radio and for podcasts.

She is mother to four young, adult children, including twin, deaf step-sons. She has been married for 24 years.
Sep
01
2016

7 Ways to Help Your Child Handle Their "After School Restraint Collapse"

Kids often fall apart after school. Here's why and what to do.

Kids often fall apart after school. Here's why and what to do | YummyMummyClub.ca

Be prepared! Your child might come home after school or daycare and fall apart at your feet. I call this “After School Restraint Collapse.” It’s a thing!

Actually, you might see this in your partner or even yourself. You conduct, orchestrate, produce, think, smile, keep things in your inside brain that you wish you could say out loud, then walk in your front door only to turn into a snarly, crabby person.

Here’s why!

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The Gift of not Giving a Thing

Instead of adding to an ever-growing mountain of toys, why not gift kids with this instead?

The Gift of not Giving a Thing

I blog at Crawl The Line... my kids are Cash & Carter. (Can you figure out the connection?)

If you're looking for delicious recipes and pin-worthy decor, keep looking because this is not your mother's blog! I'm a self-depricating, humour-filled mom-blogger slash social-media-specialist who is a little bit country and a little bit rockn'roll. 

I used to tour with bands as a merchandising sales consultant (yep, that's a real job) and then well... when life gives you embryos.... you, you know.. get a job where you don't live on a tour bus. So, I made some babies and got a job as a digital marketing specialist.

 

The Power of Early Intervention and How It Helped My Daughter Walk & Talk | YMCSpecialNeeds | YummyMummyClub.ca

Despite the doctors who told us there was nothing wrong, we knew. Parents always know. We feel it in our gut. Mother’s instinct—it’s real and it’s powerful. 

Though her birth was remarkably unremarkable, when she was a few months old, we started having concerns. Our already tiny baby girl was losing weight and the milestones that mark healthy development were never achieved. 

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Dec
05
2012

Montreal Massacre: 14 Not Forgotten

HOW DO YOU REMEMBER THE MONTREAL MASSACRE?

Three years ago I wrote this and here we are now. 23 years have passed since the Montreal Massacre

 

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre.

I was 18 years old when the 14 women were gunned down. As an earlier adopter of feminism, I had already done much of the reading required of a budding feminist and had some very decent mentors in place.

When the Montreal Massacre happened, it rocked my young world. Twenty years have gone by and never have I forgotten that day. Throughout my life, I have remembered.

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The countdown is on and if you're still looking for stocking stuffers, I'm going to let you in on a little stuffing secret.  It's the stocking stuffer that’s guaranteed to elicit smiles from your kids on Christmas morn. This little present has been a hit in our house for three years running and it’s only $4.97. Are you ready?

Ta Da!

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