Cleaning Your Room – Parent vs Child

The biggest battle of parenthood I see as a “choose your battles wisely” topic is cleaning your child’s bedroom.  So many parents complain about how messy their child’s room is, or complain about how they can’t get their child to clean their room. I see two types of parental mindsets with the topic of children’s bedroom cleaning; The parents who simply want their child’s room to be clutter free, organized and presentable. The parents who want their child’s bedroom cleaned and organized their way vs the child’s way. Both parents are perfectly right, who’s to say it’s going to ruin […]

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Warm up your Living Room with Fun and Colourful Pillows

The winter isn’t just creeping in anymore, it’s here in full force and we’re already starting to feel the effects. With the nights getting longer and the days getting shorter we’re also spending more time indoors and thusly more time in the living room, where (as the name suggests) we do the lions shares of our actual ‘living’. Of course we’ll be stoking the fireplace and cranking the thermostat up a few notches but there are many more subtle (and less expensive) changes we could be making to our living rooms to make them not only ‘seem’ warmer but to […]

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Bright Light Pillow Review #idvproducts #spon #fuelmyblog

My children are in love with Bright Light Pillows, I seem to think that all of the Idea Village products just have lovely commercials with catchy songs that make children dance around singing it so that they sell more products. Seriously a bit kudos to Idea Village, because there products are usually something I enjoy sharing here on site. Today I am sharing Bright Light Pillows and these are adorable for any child in your family, heck I want one myself! You can choose between a square shape or a heart shape Bright Light Pillow, my daughter has the heart […]

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Still Working on Getting Back on Track Here, Slowly but Surely

I am trying to work but in all honesty this coming Wednesday will be the first day I have no kids all day without any other obligations. I had a day or so when I had no kids before but there was no way to unpack as Comcast had to come to get internet working in my master bedroom where my office is setup. My office setup is not like in my previous house as it’s an extension of the master bedroom, meaning part of the master bedroom has been set aside for me to work from, but I am […]

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Officially Moved, but Still Not Settled in Completely

There is something happy about joining two families together; the boyfriend and his kids plus my kids and me but in all honesty it also adds a huge change for so many. My daughter and his daughter share a room part time, as his kids are here part time, not all of the time – they “live” with their mom whereas my kids “live” with me and visit their Dad’s. As we worked to move all of our stuff into this new house we have come up with a list of various things we realize we need now with the […]

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Do Children Need Special Mattresses?

Home furniture salespeople can tell you an interesting fact: despite investing heavily in education for their children, most parents will happily cut corners when it comes to the mattress and bed sheets that their children sleep on. It’s an understandable fact of life, and one that’s no fault of the parents. After all, it seems silly to invest in high quality bedding for children, given that they sweat, wet the bed, and occasionally use their mattresses as makeshift trampolines. Despite this, there’s a great deal of value in buying your children a mattress that fits in with their unique requirements. […]

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Ways to Use Tub Chairs in The Home

Ways to Use Tub Chairs in The Home The Tub Chair is a classic design of chair, scoring points on both comfort and style. On a practical level it can be used all over the home, especially as it is available in such a wide range of fabrics, patterns and colours. Here are a few ideas for using a tub chair in various rooms around the house. Tub Chairs in the Sitting Room These chairs can be used as a ‘feature’ chair in a livingroom, for example picking out a colour from exisiting decor and using it to make a […]

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What’s your Armchair Style?

I have a recliner in my bedroom, it is my favorite chair to sit in and I absolutely would not give it up for anything. When I walk into my bedroom, if any of my kids are on that chair they know to remove their bums quickly. I do not even have to say a word. It’s just a given fact that the armchair is mine. While the chair I use is my favorite, there are others in the household, none of which compare to this queens armchair, but still, you know what I mean! Since I have a large […]

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Beyond Bedding Sets for Tween Girls Pink Peace Signs

The logo of my blog, actually header, says “Peace, Love and Happiness” this is not only a motto I use on my blog but in real life. This is a motto that my daughter has picked up during our moments of working on challenges life tosses at a tween girl. Beyond Bedding recently allowed my daughter to choose one bedding set that she wanted for review purposes. The bedding set she chose was no real surprise to me, it’s beautiful pink with peace signs. This set includes a comforter, and two shams for her pillows. As you can see my […]

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I Dare you To Jump Off Top Bunk Bed

Each and every morning at my house goes something like this; Alarm finally wakes me, after dinging for 15 minutes. I hit snooze, multiple times. Ki comes in to wake me. Boys wake up and come in to my room demanding breakfast. Finally I drag my butt out of bed to get them ready for school. However, one fine morning after going to sleep around one in the morning, I woke up wide awake after a really odd, but life like dream to find that my sons were talking. I glanced over at my video and audio monitor to see […]

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