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Beyoncé's Newborn Photo Shoot is Epic BS and Unfair to Parents of Twins

This picture, to me - and to every other parent of newborn multiples - is just too much.

Beyoncé's Newborn Photo Shoot is Epic BS and Unfair to Parents of Twins

Taco enthusiast, lover of vinyl, gazer of stars, and mama of three little girls under six (including twins), Leisse Wilcox is a family lifestyle writer with a background in education and marketing.  She can be found balancing her time between laughing so hard that it hurts, daydreaming about an A frame cabin in the woods, and loving her three little girlies to the moon and back. 

8 of the Best Ontario Beaches You May Not Know About

You won’t believe the adventures your family can have when you travel a short distance away to Ontario’s Southwest.

8 of the Best Ontario Beaches You May Not Know About

Aug
04
2014

Turn Your Sunburn Into A Beautiful Bronze Glow Overnight

A Stinky, All-Natural Sunburn Cure For When You Forgot The SPF

***** I DO NOT RECOMMEND GETTING A SUNBURN TO GET A TAN. BE SUN SMART, PLEASE! *****

Ah, long weekends — the perfect opportunity to kick back, relax and enjoy some fun in the sun! But, no matter how careful you are... sunburns can and do happen. I accidentally got a sunburn on Saturday after spending more than seven hours on the beach, and the forecast for Sunday was hot and sunny. By the time I was ready to crawl into bed, my skin had turned from slightly pink to a bright shade of red and my mother was “tut-tutting” me all over the house.

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Aug
26
2015

7 Common Reasons Why Your Baby Is Struggling With Solids

Why your baby might not be munching as well as expected

Feeding from six to 24 months is often referred to as “the honeymoon stage of feeding” because babies and toddlers tend to accept foods well, experimenting with and tasting anything parents put on their trays, or offer by spoon. This is why picky eating rarely occurs during this stage and surfaces in the older-toddler or preschool years instead.

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Aug
31
2012

Bio Oil: BUSTED!

Scar Treatment or Hype?

Recently I got a phone call at my office from a consumer who wanted to know if she should use Bio Oil to treat her stretch marks.

I have seen Bio Oil before, my sister actually was using it. One day I was at a drug store with her, just doing some Saturday shopping, when I saw it in her cart. Having not heard of it before I asked her what it was.

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Apr
01
2016
If you find soap scum on the glass of your bathroom shower anything but easy to deal with, you should try this vinegar magic potion recipe. | YMC

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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5 Books to Read After Finishing 50 Shades of Grey

If you're feeling unsatisfied since finishing the trilogy that whipped women into a frenzy, here are five similar books you can read one-handed.

5 Books to Read After Finishing 50 Shades of Grey

Angie Lynch is a Native Floridian without a tan, probably because she spends her days hard at work inside on the magical internet. For the past several years, Angie has worked way too hard at building clout as an influencer in food and margaritas as well as being a source for laughable pop culture commentary on her blog, A Whole Lot of Nothing. In addition to that nonsense, Angie recommends books on Smut Book Club, is a contributing writer to Mom.me, spreads the word of Awesome at We Know Awesome, and tries to be a very professional content creator for local business blogs. Stalk her properly on Twitter @alotofnothing and on Facebook.

 

The Germiest Kids’ Item in Your Home Isn’t What You Think It Is

The television remote and tablet weren’t even close to the top.

The Germiest Kids’ Item in Your Home Isn’t What You Think It Is

Why we don't do sleepovers in our family

I filled with dread as soon as I opened the invitation and saw the word…

Sleepover.

Immediately, I started formulating the reason as to why my kids won’t be sleeping over. For the first time ever I found myself thankful for early morning soccer practice.

I’m not a fan of sleepovers.

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Top 5 Kid Friendly Summer Escapes In Ontario

Five weekend getaways that combine family fun and an opportunity for learning, just so their brains don’t get mushy. Bet you don't hear "I'm bored" once.

Top 5 Kid Friendly Summer Escapes In Ontario

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.

Follow Candace on Twitter at @Candace_Dx