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Aug
26
2015

A Letter to the Husband of Every Mother of Young Children

My Kids Are Now Older But I Haven't Forgotten

A Letter to the Husband of Every Mother of Young Children

I was going through some bins the other day and came across this letter I wrote to my husband when my boys were ages 6 and 3. And as I read it, it came back to me how hard it was to manage everything - working, taking care of the kids, keeping the house clean.

My boys are now older, but moms of young kids? I haven't forgotten.  

This letter is for you. 

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Dear Husband,

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Aug
28
2015

How "Noticing" Can Deepen The Relationship With Your Child

Use these four suggestions to help your child feel valued, important and heard.

Three things happened in the last few days that have drawn my attention to one painful realization: I wish I could have a do-over with how I treated my children when they were toddlers.

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Nov
19
2012

Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup

The Perfect Dinner That Cooks While You're At Work

I love soup on cold winter nights. I especially love soup that cooks itself while I'm at work.

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Aug
19
2013

Filling Your Child's "Attachment Tank"

Tips to building a strong connection with your child

Most people have heard of the term "attachment" through the phrase "attachment parenting." Separate of that parenting style, the word attachment, according to psychologist Mary Ainsworth is "defined as an affectional tie that one person or animal forms between himself and another specific one — a tie that binds them together in space and endures over time."

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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.

 
Aug
30
2015

8 Reasons I'm Not Homeschooling My Kid

Surprise! Here are the 8 reasons I AM Homeschooling My Kid

Homeschooling kids

A few years ago when I was throwing around the idea of homeschooling my daughter, I had a discussion with a friend of mine over coffee and goldfish crackers while our kids played with wooden trains. I explained that one of my fears about teaching my child at home was that she might grow up to be “strange” and “awkward”, to which my friend remarked, “Oh, so you were homeschooled?"

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Dec
15
2014

You'll Never Mop Your Floor Again

How Jamie Lee Curtis Is teaching us all to be (Domestic) SuperStars

Wood floor shining

Here's a dirty little secret: I don't own a mop and bucket. I never have and I never will. 

You shouldn't own them, either, and Jamie Lee Curtis would back me up on that. The actress has been profiled in magazines and on television as a modern domestic diva, who has meticulous organizing routines that include a flat-frozen soup filing system.

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Aug
24
2015
Decorated classroom

More than one teacher friend has told me they spend lots of their own dough on supplies and goodies for the kiddos. I imagined a few odds and sods from the dollar store. But these stark 'before' and 'after' images from B.C. public schools reveal just how much teachers invest of their of accord.

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How to Cook Bacon in Your Oven

Making bacon just got a whole lot easier.

How to Cook Bacon in Your Oven

She may go by the name Scatteredmom online, but Karen really is anything but scattered when it comes to the kitchen.  Churning out tasty treats within view of the Georgia Strait on Canada's west coast, Karen will hand you an organized weekly meal plan or teach you how to make meals from scratch.  As Mom to a teenage boy, she knows exactly what it takes to keep kids full and happy-which has really come in handy with her job as the Food Editor at Yummy Mummy Club.

A strong supporter of Food Revolution who has been endorsed by Jamie Oliver himself, by day Karen can be found working as a special education teaching assistant, running a kitchen and showing teenagers how to cook nutritious meals for themselves.  By night, when she's not chatting on Twitter and answering cooking questions,  she writes her popular blog Notes From the Cookie Jar, or posting mouthwatering recipes over at Chasing Tomatoes.  Not afraid to give her opinion and passionate about community, Karen spoke at Blissdom Canada 2010 and her writing has been published in Canadian Living magazine, as well as in various online publications. 

Follow Karen on Twitter @scatteredmom

Win a $250 Back-to-School Wardrobe for Your Kids

We’ve teamed up with Carter's | OshKosh B'gosh to help you get your kids ready for school with stylish essentials to start the year off right.
Monday, August 17, 2015 - 09:30 to Monday, September 21, 2015 - 23:59

Back-to-school is just around the corner and we want you to get an A+ in saving money on cool new fashions for your kids.

YMC and Carter's | OshKosh B'gosh want to help get your little ones ready for the school season with stylish essentials to start their year off right.

Whether your kids' back-to-school wardrobes need an overhaul, or your little ones have grown out of their shoes and need some new, pumped up kicks, Carter’s | OshKosh B’gosh have all the cool clothing that will be hitting the halls this fall!

To kick off stylish back-to-school shopping, 5 lucky winners are going to each receive a $250 Carter's | OshKosh B’gosh gift card.

Plus, the fun continues at www.cartersoshkosh.ca! Sign up to become a member of the Carter’s | OshKosh B’gosh family and automatically receive $10 off your next $50+ purchase.

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