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Tips for the Chief Financial Mom


According to one study, nearly 60 percent of mothers manage and control their household expenses alone, with 30 percent sharing the responsibility with their spouses, and just 11 percent relinquish total control of their family’s finances to their husbands. Many of these Moms are also working which means they are trying to balance work and home life in addition to…

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Spring Cleaning For Your Finances


It’s the time of year when we clean out the gardens, the garage and the gutters but it’s also a good time to take a look at your finances. Your taxes are done and now is the time to take stock of where you are, where you want to go and how you’re going to get there. If you have…

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How Can I Help My Child in French Immersion When I Don’t Speak a Word of French?


This is a guest post to Crystal Clear as Mud, by Marie-Claire Thauvette of Fast Forward French The curriculum changes being introduced to French teaching in September 2016 have parents discussing the pros and cons of French Immersion once again. Students in kindergarten will have more hours of French instruction per day, even if Immersion is not selected, while Early French…

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Our Day at Calabogie Peaks


While I am known to dislike winter, I have to say that this year I have been outside more times this year than the past 10 winters combined, I kid you not! However, while I may not like winter, it doesn’t mean that my kids have to follow in my foot steps. Ava asked last year if she could go skiing, and…

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#Toonies4Tummies Helps Fill Hungry Bellies & You Can Help


Imagine you are a young child. You are in school. You wake up each morning, get ready for the day ahead, load up onto a school bus, arrive at school to start your day. Sounds about average for most children, right?  But what if that young child wakes up and loads onto the bus without having had breakfast? Instead of…

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Considering Private School for Your Child? Don’t Miss this Ottawa Expo!


This is a guest post from The Ottawa Private School Expo and OurKids.net Choice. Opportunity. Success. These three words are synonymous with a private school education. More than ever before, private schools are open to families of all economic backgrounds seeking an alternative to a traditional public school: a solid educational foundation on which they can build their future. Any parent…

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My 5 Beauty Essentials to Save Time


I am a Mom, I work from home, I blog, I am a taxi driver (to my kids), I am a cook, I am a housekeeper, I am a wife, I am a woman….so many darned hats to wear over the course of a week, over the course of the day! Out of all the things that I do, putting…

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Financial Planning: Will Life Go As Planned?


When I was little I remember thinking about what it would be like when I was “grown up”: graduating school, meeting someone, falling in love, building a life, having a family, sitting on a rocking chair holding hands with my love watching the sunset into our final years. Funny enough, that is kind of what happened (so far)….. ⇒ When…

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