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A DIY, New-Mom, No-Money, No-Time Home Tour – Parenting Twins Article

The day my husband and I moved out of the city and into our new suburban home was a very big day for us. Yes, moving is a huge undertaking, but it’s also the day I found out I was pregnant with my first (and only to date) child.When I bought the house I had many grand ambitions for design and renovations for this square white box of a cookie cutter home. I now look back at those ambitions and…

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Spring Cleaning My Home In 2019 – Parenting Twins Article

It’s that time of year again… time to start spring cleaning my home. Actually, I did a poll on Instagram recently and am realizing that I am one of the minority of people who actually leave these “extra” cleaning chores until the spring. But, it works for our family. Recently I started to tackle my spring cleaning and have documented the process on YouTube along the way. Watching someone else spring clean is soothing, motivational and helps remind you of…

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Updating Your Home? Get the Most Bang for Your Buck! – Parenting Twins Article

I love spring because it brings new life to my family and our home as I finally step outside after a Canadian winter hibernation. All of a sudden everywhere I look there are new home projects that I want to take on, but I have limited time and budget to do them all. The other problem is we are not certain that this is our forever home (we have some soul searching to do before the mortgage renewal is up).…

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A Stunning Yet Simple Porch Makeover – Parenting Twins Article

I’m not sure what I love more, my outdoor or indoor living spaces. We’ve spent the last few years pouring ourselves into our backyard space, while the front of our house was left in the dust. Recently as I was sitting on the bench of our front porch, (the one purchase we had made for that space), watching our kids play on our driveway, and I looked around at the sparse, uninviting porch, I knew that it needed a makeover.…

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The Great Pet Moms Controversy – Parents Article

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you may have noticed a bit of a controversy last week, just before Mother’s Day. I posted a meme that generated some passionate responses, and for once it wasn’t about Trump or gun control or vaccinating your kids. This was about pet moms – more specifically, why they’re not actually moms. I know, I know, calm down. I heard all the comments, and this week on the podcast, I responded as best…

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Becoming A Foster Carer | Foster Care Fortnight – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 16th May 2019 by Beth Owen BECOMING A FOSTER CARER If you’ve clicked on this article then it probably means you’ve thought long and hard about becoming a foster carer. You will have talked to your family and friends to seek their support and endorsement. Well done! Reaching this milestone is significant and you are already on your way to making a difference to young people’s lives. Below, we have described our process for approving foster carers. Each…

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Safe Peeping with ibi – Dad and Buried – Parents Article

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by the makers of ibi. As you know, I am the proud owner of two of the cutest kids on planet earth, and I love taking their picture. That’s partially because I like sharing those pictures on Instagram so I can make fun of them, and partially because, ya know, memories! And stuff. All this is to say that my phone is almost always chock full of photos, which makes it hard to take new…

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Who Has It Worse? Everyone! – Parents Article

No matter what kind of parent you are, you struggle. Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom or dad, a go-to-the-office parent, even a work from homer, raising kids is difficult and exhausting. But each kind of parent has their own challenges, and on the latest episode of the Dad and Buried podcast, Pete and I chatted about all the different ones we face. With help from your comments (follow my Instagram stories to answer my topic-related questions and have your name…

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Our Kitchen Remodel – Parenting Twins Article

Thank you to Sutherland’s for sponsoring a portion of our kitchen remodel! If you have been through a kitchen remodel or know someone who has, you know it’s not fun – especially with toddlers running around – so to say I’m glad it’s over would be an understatement! Before you see what it looks like now, we have to take a look back at what it was before. Incase you are new around here, we bought a fixer upper and…

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Kids Are Expensive AF! – Dad and Buried – Parents Article

One of the worst aspects of having kids is, well, just take a spin around my blog. I’m pretty sure I’ve covered them all at some point. Including this week’s podcast topic: how expensive they are! It starts with diapers and clothes and formula, then it progresses to daycare and sports and food, and eventually you’re buying them cars and college tuition. It never ends. But it’s not just money they cost you, they also steal your sanity, your time,…

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