Parenting/Life

Saying Goodbye to the February Blahs – Single Mum, Parents Article

There is the old saying that March will either come in like a lion and out like a lamb or the reverse. At this point, I really don’t care, I just want March come in so I can kick the February blahs to the curb. And of course, being a leap year, I’ve got an extra day of this stupid month. Why was February so bad, you ask?  Let me first say it wasn’t anything dramatic or life altering, it was…

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Dear Past Decade, You Didn’t Break Me. – Single Mum, Parents Article

Dear Past Decade, You Didn’t Break Me. Dear Past Decade, Hello 2020, you’re so close I can almost see you. So now it’s time to say goodbye to the last decade of my life. From the very beginning, you tried to break me. You tested my limits, you brought me to my knees. Time and time again, I said I wouldn’t take it anymore yet you kept on dishing it, pushing me more and more. Well guess…

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Breaking the Stigma with K-Y – Single Mum, Parents Article

Disclaimer: I have partnered with YMC and K-Y for this post. All opinions are my own.   I’ve said it before and I will say it again, dating into your 40’s sucks.  With dating apps being the norm these days, it’s kind of like that box of chocolates…you never know what you’re going to get. And, if you finally find someone that you connect with and start dating, it starts a whole new set of issues.     Not only is the whole dating and connecting part…

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Shop Local This Holiday With These Durham Region Shops – – Single Mum, Parents Article

I like to be a crafty person and give personalized or one of a kind types of gifts but there are some things that I don’t have the talent or the creativity to make on my own.  In the Durham region we have some pretty amazing makers that can help you find that hand crafted, unique gift idea that people on your gift giving list will love.  And what better way to support your town than to shop local. This…

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Relaxation and Focus with Simply Earth – Single Mum, Parents Article

A few months back I received a subscription box from Simply Earth filled with all kinds of essential oil goodies.  At the time I really didn’t know anything about essential oils and was interested in learning more. Simply Earth is a subscription box service that arrives each month with a different theme or focus, and recipes that have you create diffuser blends, rollers for your daily use and other oil infused items.  This month, I received another box from Simply…

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Dear Current Self – A Boy and His Mom Parenting/Life – Single Mum, Parents Article

Dear Current Self, You’ve often seen people writing to their past selves and letters to their future self but I think you need this letter right now. Your current self is struggling with a lot of things that you need to escape from.  And in the future, you need to come back to this letter and read it over and over again when the world seems to be closing in on you. Things you need to know about your current…

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The Social Media Break I Needed – Single Mum, Parents Article

It was not the first time I had taken a social media break and it won’t be the last.  But after taking a much needed social media break this past weekend, I definitely learned a lot about myself and the bad habits I have created in the past few years. It wasn’t even something I had planned ahead of time.  However, when on Saturday by 8:30am, I had already rolled my eyes several times and was actually frustrated on what…

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Mini Movie Makers with Stikbots – Single Mum, Parents Article

Disclosure:  Although Stikbots were provided to us, all comments, opinions and photos are strictly mine. My child is your typical tween and totally obsessed with electronics and always wanting more screen time.  It’s the mindless, unproductive games that I have the most problem with.  But if he’s actually using his screen time for something educational or creative, I am a little more willing to let him use his electronics.  That is why I am a big fan of Stikbots. Stikbots…

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Finally Learning About Essential Oils – Single Mum, Parents Article

I sometimes feel like I am the only person on the planet that doesn’t use essential oils in their daily life.  Up until now, the only thing I really knew was that a peppermint roller I received as a gift, actually helped me when I have headaches.  Other than that, I was pretty much clueless.  I often found that there were so many different ones, that is was somewhat overwhelming. So when Simply Earth approached me about reviewing their subscription…

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No 10 Year Challenge For Me – Single Mum, Parents Article

Right now across social media, it seems like everyone is participating in the the 10 year photo challenge. Basically, you take a photo of yourself from 10 years ago and compare it to yourself now.  Normally I would have hopped on the bandwagon on something like this, but truth be told, I don’t want to remember much about what I looked like 10 years ago. As I said in a previous post, 2019 for me is about looking forward at…

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